Changeable keyboard?


#1

Just curious, is it possible to change the built-in keyboard? (Of the Librem Laptops - 13 and 15). The advantage for me from that would be to just don’t mind and by one now or a bit down the road (with a US keyboard layout) and then when maybe a German one comes along replace the US keyboard.

Thank’s
Christian


#2

Well it should be replacable, but no one knows when Purism invests in alternate keyboard layouts. I’d like to see a German keyboard and other European layouts in the near future, but for now we have to stick to US / UK keyboards I guess.
And you won’t be able to order just one keyboard that meets your requirements from a Chinese Manufacturer.


#3

We certainly had this in plan, but at this point we cannot give predictions on when we might have international keyboards.


#4

Is it possible to replace the keyboard yourself? If so, where can you obtain a replacement?


#5

Nope, unfortunately.


#6

I’m asking because one of the keys on my keyboard has been damaged. The hinge for my “G” key has been damaged… It’s a tiny piece of plastic, I would rather just replace the hinge myself than send the whole laptop in for repair as its still completely functional–except that the “G” key cap slips off repeatedly.

I can order a replacement from eg. https://www.laptopkey.com/Hinges.php , but I don’t know the make/model/hinge type that would be comatible with Purism…


#7

I found these links, but I still need to find the make/model of the hinge…


#8

I found these two German QWERTZ versions on Google and hope to help you.