07-09-2011 10:06 PM
I am writing this on a Dell keyboard. Have had the dinovo keyboard for notebooks (http://www.logitech.com/en-us/434/4742?WT.z_sp=Ima
which still made it usable after annoying attempts. But a few months later it is constant flickering, so I have to get inside to check the circuits/connectors since it is no longer working. This product has been discontinued so I will not count on a replacement. All I need to know is:
HOW DO I DISASSEMBLE THIS THING? Should it be impossible to take apart, despite removing nine screws from it, it's completely brainless of Logitech, and they have lost all my respect for a lifetime.
07-12-2011 01:18 PM
We cannot advise disassembling our products, as this will void the warranty on your device. Please contact Customer Support in your region for further assistance and a possible warranty replacement.
07-12-2011 01:27 PM - edited 07-12-2011 01:28 PM
Thanks for your reply. I am however aware of that the warranty is out of reach anyhow. If not because of old age, then because of some minor selfinflicted damage. That's why I have to get inside. Have spoken to CS and none were able to even recommend a third-party specialist who could disassemble this thing either - even though that would have been both practical and safe on my part.
So if I buy a new keyboard for 160 USD tomorrow and the same thing happens, the warranty will of course not be valid. But it is in these kinds of situations one needs to fix it by oneself or pay someone to do the repair work. And then it has to be possible to enter this....product.
11-27-2011 12:31 PM
I have exactly the same problem with my DiNovo for Notebook.
I managed to disassemble it by doing the following:
- Remove the 7 screws in the back (6 + 1 in the battery compartment)
- Remove the two rubbers in the upper corners (2 screws)
- Remove the aluminium part by using a small screwdriver that you pass between the aluminium part and the kb base in the middle. Just push a little here and all will go. Then remove last 3 screws.
Now that it's open I don't really know what to do. My guess is that the switch is having issues, and it's easier to push it to the right while it's open. I will try to force it to the right and leave it on all the time. I don't really need to switch it off anyway.
Hope that helps
11-27-2011 01:19 PM
Forgot to say,
- Remove stickers in the back: 2 screws.
Then disassembling my kb seemed to help. Scratched the board a little bit and found how to put it on all the time (contact between the line on the back of the board and and the right line below the switch). Did not weld it though as just playing with the switch seems to make it work better.
I did reassemble it and it has been working since (using it right now for ~15 mins).
If it goes down again I'll probably weld the switch and keep it on all the time.
Such a shame to have issues with such a kb because of a switch. I use it for my HTPC and I love it.
08-17-2012 06:36 AM
The problem got back. I finally decided to solder the switch.
It's been working like a charm since then. I don't really need to switch it off. If I really need to do that I'll just remove the batteries.