How to Replace / Remove Dell Inspiron 630M / 640M keyboard

How to Replace / Remove Dell Inspiron 630M / 640M keyboard?

1. Turn off your Dell Inspiron 630M / 640M, unplug the powe adater, and remove the battery.

2. Remove the two M2 x 3-mm screws inside the battery bay.

3. Turn the computer over, and then open the display all the way (180 degrees) so that it rests flat on your work surface.

4. Insert a plastic scribe into the indent along the right edge of the hinge cover to pry the hinge cover loose.

5. Moving from right to left, ease the hinge cover up and remove it from your Dell Inspiron 630M / 640M.

 

6. Insert a plastic scribe or small flat-blade screwdriver near the keyboard retention tab on the left or right side of the palmrest to pry one side of the keyboard loose, then pry the remaining side of the keyboard loose, as necessary.

7. Lift the Dell Inspiron 630M / 640M keyboard and hold it up and slightly forward to allow access to the keyboard connector.

8. Release the latch on the system board connector to disconnect the keyboard cable.

9. Remove the keyboard from your Dell Inspiron 630M / 640M.

10. Reverse the Procedure to install you new Dell Inspiron 630M / 640M Keyboard.

Fixing Dell 640m broken mouse button

Almost one and a half years since my last post… So much for good intentions! 

I felt the need for another blogpost since I fixed my Delll 640m mouse button and this seems to be quite a frequently occuring problem with the Dell 640x Inspiron series. I actually made the effort to make some close ups, so you know what to do. It’s not going to be a tutorial, just a quick description of my solution. I used an old ballpoint spring and added it to the little rubber dome that is supposed to push back te button after pressing. My button wasn’t completely broken yet, but was supersensitive and it was probably a quastion of time before it would stay down. SO here my solution step by step!

1. Take apart the 640m to the point you’re only holding the two mouse buttons and the little board it’s mounted on. Dell has a very comprehensive  guide on their website: http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/ins6400/en/sm/palmrest.htm#wp1000139   When you have the palmrest in your hands, you can unscrew the touchpad/ mousebutton assembly. Then you can unscrew the mousebutton board.

So much effort for a broken mousebutton!

2. Take a screwdriver and flip the button from it’s hinge, just like you would do with a key on a keyboard. 

3. Now you can clearly see the clear plastic dome that’s supposed to push back the button after use. Mine was ripped almost al the way around the dome.

Sideview of the mousebuttonboard with the working mousebutton and dome.

4. I cut off 2 winds of a ballpoint pen and added it on top of the dome. Now pay attention: You can turn the piece of cut off ballpoint spring into the dome a little bit so it will stay in place. Don’t put it in to far, or you’ll probably just make the problem worse.

Sideview of mousebuttonboard with fixed mousebutton and pen spring.

5. Carefully reattach the mousebutton by aligning the clips and hinges. Try out your handywork for usability. Mine was allright. A little bit stiffer than I would have liked, but not to bad and definately better than a hanging mouse button.

6. Re-assemble!

It took me about 2 hours to do including taking pictures and writing this. And I took it easy. New mousebutton boards are not that expensive either, although I doubt the are new. My solution will hold untill I run into a scrapped delll 640x and I can rip out the mouse button part.

Protip: If you also have sucky hinges like mine, try putting two screws in the hinge part that is in the screen of the laptop and remove the littlle plastic circles from the cover that touch otherwise. Mine were broke there anyways.

Well, good luck and if you have a better solution let me know!

Mesversário.

Parabéns para mim, por te aturar por 31 dias seguidos, que equivalem a 744h, que equivalem a 44.640m, que equivalem a 2.678.400s. Mas falando assim até parece que foi um sacrifício passar todo esse tempo ao seu lado, não meu amor, não.. foi uma honra! Eu não poderia estar mais feliz! Me orgulho de poder te chamar de namorado, afinal você é simplesmente incrível. Quem mais teria paciência pra aturar minhas crises existências, crises de ciúme, raiva sem motivo, ou o meu mal humor matinal? Ninguém, por esta e outras razões sou eternamente grata por ter encontrado você! Que atura tudo isso a 8 meses(1 mês como namorado) e ainda tem a capacidade de dizer que me ama, mesmo com todos os meus defeitos e minhas crises. “Quem vai me abraçar, me compreender e me consolar? Quem vai me querer, quem vai saber me perdoar? E quando tantas tardes gelam, quem vai me esquentar? Eu sei que é você que a todo instante vai me amar.” Esse trecho dessa música resume um pouquinho do que esse mês significou para mim, porque além de namorado, tu é meu melhor amigo, meu conselheiro, meu companheiro, meu anjo! “Sou eu quem vai ouvir sua doce voz e vai chorar.. E mesmo na ausência o coração vai te levar.” ontem, quando tu me ligou, tu me perguntou porque eu chorei, existem duas respostas lógicas, e uma irracional, escolha a que melhor lhe satisfizer: 1- saudades que eu estava de ouvir sua voz, e seu sotaque. 2- essa distância que nos separa, machuca, mas é amenizada com ligações, chamadas de vídeo, e sms’s. E 3- eu o amo. “Estranho seria se eu não me apaixonasse por você” afinal “você é a metade de mim, que eu nunca soube estar procurando por ai” e “não, não há alguém que me faça tão bem como você faz” porque “só quem pode preencher o meu vazio é você”. E parabéns pra você, por cuidar tão bem de mim, me mimar, me amar, e suportar tudo ~isso~, eu sei que não sou uma pessoa muito fácil de se lidar, e agradeço a ti por ter tanta paciência, e me compreender tão bem! E lembre-se “mesmo de longe vou sempre te amar”. 

Bogota - can´t breathe.

I´m finding it pretty difficult to breathe in Colombia because the altitude is so much higher than Christchurch NZ. 

In Christchurch, altitude is pretty much sea level - 30m. 
In Bogota, altitude is 2,640m above sea level…

Bit of a panic now and then when my lungs stop doing what they should. Erk.

Africa’s Highest Waterfalls:

1. Tugela Falls,South Africa 948m
2. Mutarazi Falls,South Africa 762m
3. Cascades de Trou de Fer,Reunion 725m
4. Cascade Blanche,Reunion 640m
5. Ndedema Falls, South Africa 460m
6.Vivienne Falls,Kenya 460m
7.Guru Falls,Kenya 305m
8. Rianbavy ,Madagascar 250m
9.Chutes de Kambadaga ,Guinea 249m
10. Pungwe Falls,Zimbabwe 243m

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La Tokyo Sky Tree Tower : 640m de haut ! On a pas pu aller en haut, il fallait une réservation, dommage. Peut être plus tard dans la semaine!

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