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to be honest and as this is most likely going to be a single or limited use of/for a set of screwdrivers ...

i would suggest stopping by a hardware store , home depot , menards or other similar place and grabbing a set of "jeweler's screwdrivers" .

(i have done this several times in different parts of the country ... go to visit ... "can you fix this ?" ... etc .)

this is not nearly as elegant of a solution but will work .

 

a set will have (usually) three each of phillips and flat blade screwchasers .

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Dear Diety.

 

Not elegant? You gotta be kidding me? That's an exquisitely elegant solution! But lemme see if I've got it right. You're suggesting I walk up to some random clerk, showing my Phillips, and ask them: Can you fix this?

 

Grateful admirer

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nooooooo ...

go to a hardware store (or similar place) and purchase a set of the aforementioned screwdrivers .

they should be fairly cost effective (cheap) .

 

most of the sets come "6 to an injection molded box" (shades of frank zappa) .

(the actual number may vary)

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Ty, my friend. I will acquire and let you know how it goes.

 

Re: Zappa - I actually met him when I was promoting concerts for an arena in southern Illinois. He was my first ... what a great guy!

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The check is in the mail ... well, almost. Below is what I'm about to purchase if we are in agreement. It's unbelievable how large the selection is and how many factors to consider when buying anything. But I've narrowed it down and zeroed it in to:  (What do you think?)

 

Keyboard 

New US Layout Black Keyboard for HP G72 G72-100 G72-200 G72T-200 CTO G72-a00 G72-b00 G72t-b00 CTO G72-c00 series laptop. Part Numbers: AEAX8U00010 600715-001. by HP

Price: $15.79 & FREE Shipping by AmazonSmile
Ships from and sold by Goparts-Online.
1 year warranty

 

SCREWDRIVER SET

Precision SCREWDRIVER SET 6 piece Jewelers KIT 3 slotted + 3 phillips small Mini
Price: $3.99 & FREE Shipping AmazonSmile.
Ships from and sold by Protronics Security Store.
Eligible for AmazonSmile donation.
3 Slotted: 1/16in-1.6mm; 5/16in-2mm; 3/32in-2.4mm
3 Philips: 1/16in-1.6mm; 5/16in-2mm; 3/32in-2.4mm
5 inches in length for easy handling
Rotating handle ends eliminate need to lift driver from screw head
Long driver shanks ideal for recessed screws

 

Jury, please render your decision. Houston?

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dunno ... seems like it's ok .

the price on the keyboard is fair dinkum .

unless you spend a decent sum of money all those screwchaser sets are pretty much the same in quality .

i have a set that was a freebie - promotional gift from phillips (the european via matshushita) , makers of electronics ... 15 years ago .

i have excelite screwdrivers , hex sets , cutters , spin-tights , etc . that  no one touches but myself .

 

so , how does it feel to learn how to fish ?

(the worm sticking part is the hardest)

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Keyboard & screws ordered. Waiting for keyboard to arrive. Was told it would take a month. In the meantime, a friend got me a USB keyboard. Do you know how to get it to work?

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yeppers ... all one should have to do is :

make sure the machine is connected to the internet

plug the keyboard into usb port on the laptop

wait for windows to do it's thing

some notifications will appear in the lower left corner :

"windows is installing software to run your device ... would you like to hear a duck quack while you wait ?"

:lol::P

 

a month ?!

lemme guess ...

it is coming from china , duct taped to the back of a sea turtle ?

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Boat from China finally arrived. Repairs scheduled for tomorrow. This will be a first for me. I am not at all mechanically inclined. I grew up with two older brothers who pretty much dominated that arena.

 

Wish me luck!

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as an old boy told me many years ago ... "luck aint got nothin' to do with it" .

make sure that you put the screws and other items in an order that you can follow for re-assembly .

the screws can be (bet on "are") different lengths/sizes .

if need be , there is nothing wrong with making chicken scratches on paper .

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