Monday, 18 January 2010

I Made Fire! (Not... I Just Fixed The Keyboard...)

Wow! As the title suggest, I felt like made fire!!!

Ok, ok... yes yes, all I did was just fixed the keyboard (well, one of the keys actually hehehe..) but the accomplishment of that its of epic proportions... kinda like making fire!!! :P


Well, what happened actually was, Ben was on my lap facing me (his back to my laptop), playing with his spoon while I was replying an email and all of a sudden, he just turned sideways, took a look at what I was doing and I can only see his left hand goes 'swoosshhhhh' and off flies the "function" key from my laptop.

I am speechless as I stared at the now empty slot of what used to be the "function" key position...

I have no idea how he did it but on my table lies the "function" key and a layer of plastic pad thingy which is supposed to make the key bounced nicely when you type on your laptop.

When I brought the parts to my hubby (he was in his office next door), his mouth just went 'O' as he stared to and fro between the key parts and his 10 mth old innocent looking boy...

Hubby came over and took a look, fidget around and said the parts are broken. It seems that one of the minuscule hook are off and not seen anywhere... and then hubby looked at Ben again, speechless and just plonked back the "function" key to its position on the keyboard and he went off as he's rushing for an appointment.

After about forever few minutes of fidgeting and trying to understand the mechanism of those puny little keys on the laptop, and with my ever puny little gentle fingers, I tried to fix back the key and its component.

The picture on the left is from a website - an example of how a laptop keys looked like when its dismantled and taken out of its position... and they had to use this sharp tweezer to put it back and I am only relying on my puny bony fingers!!

So anyway, I snapped the components together and voila!! It fits back perfectly and no more swaying here and there...

I felt like Tom Hanks in his 'Cast Away' movie when he managed to make the fire... kinda like a major accomplishment for me since I've never been the type of person to fix and touch all this gadgets and stuff...

Now off to gloat about my accomplishments hehehe...

14 comments:

Kimberly said...

That is so cool!

MieVee @ MummysReviews.com said...

Since knowing that my friend's son plucked FIVE keys out of her laptop keyboard, I always keep my laptop away from my boy. Now that I changed to a MacBook with a keyboard cover, the keys are safe from prying hands. :)

I'm a full-time mummy said...

Hey Kimberly,
Hehehe... thanks thanks...

Hey MieVee,
My Ben didn't even plucked it.. I only saw him swinging his hand and phappppp the key flew off... Good for you to have that keyboard cover! :D

5thsister said...

You did very well!

Unfortunately I would have panicked and made my husband fix it because, after all, he is the computer nerd. You have every right to be proud of yourself.

Confessions From A Working Mom said...

You go, girl! (How 1995 do I sound saying that? Geesh)

Anyway, you're far braver than I am. If that had happened to my keyboard, I would have been calling the Geek Squad at Best Buy and shelling out $50 for them to fix it!

~Elizabeth
Confessions From A Working Mom

Midday Escapades said...

Congrats on your EPIC success!!!!

I'm a full-time mummy said...

Hey Polly,
I did panicked and seek the computer nerd's (aka hubby) help ;p

Hello Confessions From A Working Mom & Midday,
Thanks thanks thanks! :D

Crystal said...

Awesome! I wouldn't have been able to do that!! :)

I'm a full-time mummy said...

Thanks Crystal! ;p

thirdy_smom said...

Proud of yah, girl! :) computer manufacturers (regardless if it is a desktop or a laptop or notebook) do not replace a single key. It's always in an assembly and would cost around $60-100 (at least on the company I work for?). Congratulations to you, you just save yourself $60 hehehehe :)

The Mommyologist said...

Isn't it funny how we panic when our technology isn't working right? I freak if the internet goes down!

JDaniel4's Mom said...

My toddler removed the Shift keys once. I am sure it was an accident. It took a little work to get them back in place.

Great job!

Stopping by from SITS!

Together We Save said...

Great job!!

I'm a full-time mummy said...

Hi Anne (aka thirdy_smom)
Oh wow... thanks for telling me how much I save! I think if I'm not able to rescue the function key, we'd have to cellotape it back to the keyboard.. :P

Hello The Mommyologist!
I'd freak too if the Internet is down! ;p

Hey JDaniel4's Mom & Together We Save,
Thanks for dropping by! :)

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