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# 18488 12-Jan-2008 13:28
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i "inherited" a compal laptop CL50 with a broken <ctrl> key.  its internal plastic pivot set is broken.  it works at times and if i press the key hard enough.

can any one let me know where can i get a replacement or its equivalent?

many thanks.

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  # 104418 12-Jan-2008 19:08
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AKAIK that model is whats called a "White Box" notebook.

Whitebook or Intel "Common Building Blocks

Intel Corporation defined form factor and interconnection standards for notebook computer components, including "Barebones" (chassis and motherboard), hard disk drive, optical disk drive, LCD, battery pack, keyboard, and AC/DC adapter. These building blocks are primarily marketed to computer building companies, rather than DIY users.

Im not aware of anyone selling Compals in NZ, best bet might be finding one from the USA. Alternativly swap the key mechanism for one which you dont use alot, ie one of the home/end type buttons or a F- one that you dont use.

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  # 104500 13-Jan-2008 11:53
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tks for your thoughts.

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