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Re: EEE PC 904HD broken keyboard
If you're out of warranty, somebody has to open the Laptop and replace the part. The part is available on ebay. Here's a guide on how to disassemble a Laptop. Maybe a tech savy friend can do it for you. If you want to pay to have somebody do it for you there are third party Netbook Repair Services.
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If you mean the key is physically sticking, as in pressing down but not releasing,it is possible that the plastic spring or rubber stop under the key has broken.
You can remove the key cover and check if the plastic spring that the key attaches to is moveable and that the small rubber stop underneath is present. If the spring is broken, a replacement key can be got from ebay for a small cost. Check also that there is no dirt or sticky patches under the key, these should be removed using meths or a similar solvent.
If the key is not physically damaged, or there is no dirt etc underneath, there may be a problem with one of the traces on the ribbon cable to the motherboard, this will necessitate a new keyboard
To determine if the keyboard is faulty ot the keyboard controller chip on the motherboard is faulty, connect an USB keyboard to your laptop. If this USB keyboard functions correctly then the laptop keyboard is faulty and needs to be replaced. If this keyboard also malfunctions the the fault is on the laptop's motherboard. You may be able to get it repaired under warranty.
Have you ever pressed the PrtScn (print screen) key on your Windows keyboard and wondered why it was there since it never seemed to do anything? Well, it does do something! It copies an image of your screen onto the "clipboard," ready to paste into any graphics program. These steps show you how to use it along with Windows' standard image editor, Microsoft Paint, to save an image of your screen
if you are using windows, go to the control panel and find the options for keyboards. In all likelihood, your keyboard is set to another language or character layout. If everything checks out ok after this attmept, you may be experiencing a damaged keyboard (possibly from something being spilled on it or the keyboard was dropped in such a way it damaged the circuitry inside); contact your retailer/vendor to see if you qualify for repairs or a replacement.
A; key is stuck (as in something sticky or some object needs removed)'-- Use isopropyl alcohol, a Toothbrush and some pipe cleaners... apply
it liberally with the pc OFF - wait for it to dry - then try... (avoid using any cleaning material that will leave residue or pieces of itself - no WD40 & no Qtips! They may work good on SOME computer components - but not for a keyboard)
your ribbon cable could be damaged or not properly inserted. Take out the
keyboard - reinstall carefully - sometimes these ribbon cables can be loose, in the wrong position, not properly inserted - or damaged.
C: Maybe part of the key is broken (5.00 on ebay for one key or 25.00 for a whole new keyboard)
This could be due to the keys area being dirty and sticky. Make sure your laptop is powered off and disconnected from power then gently remove the "1" key by using a house key or paper clip. Be sure to get underneath the "1" key and pull up until the key pops off. With the "1" key removed, clean the area under the key with a lint-free cloth. Replace key when finished.