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Repairs mailing list

Requesting a public mailing list for discussion about repair center infrastructures, and for communication/tip-swapping between different repair centers. The intended audience is people who are running or who want to run an XO repair center. Note that this will not be a place where people request repairs to be done on their laptops!

We need 10 signatures to start this list, I believe - so sign on below.

Repair tutorial wishlist

Please add to this!

Sticky Keys

  • take off keyboard and reassemble without cleaning (worked for me) -- Davewa 13:15, 29 May 2008 (EDT)
  • take off keyboard and clean under membrane with alcohol
  • new keyboard (done)
  • USB keyboard
    • if your keyboard has already failed, you can't use an external USB keyboard unless you disconnect the internal keyboard
  • replace with clicky keyboard [requires dremel/drilling holes] - find on instructables
    • this keyboard doesn't provide AltGr (and several other XO keys) -- Davewa 13:15, 29 May 2008 (EDT)


  • rub chalk dust on touchpad to fix jumpy touchpad
  • replace board (done)
  • USB mouse


  • replace wireless ears (done)


  • replace light bar (done)
    • where can these be found/bought?


  • swapping XO man colors (done)

Perfecting/reorganizing repair sections