I'm not sure what happened. I had my labtop out in one class, put it away, transprted it to the next class, and the 'y' key was just very stiff. It feels like I am pushing down on something besides the key, but i havfe aready cleaned under the key with a q-tip and found nothing. When I press down on it, the bottom left corner of the key seems to be the area where the problem occures, as when i press it, except in that corner, is always presses on a ''slant'' downward toward the opposite corner. It is very annoying, and its hard to write papers when sometimes the 'y' dosen't register because I don't hit it hard enough. Nothing has been spilled on the labtop, in fact its only 4 months old. It's a Compaq Presario C700....any help is much appriciated! (I have not taken the key ''cap'' off because I'm not sure if they come off, if i could just pop off the 'y' cap to fix this please provide instructions for how to do this.)
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Re: ''y'' key is hard to press.
There are little plastic rails under the key cap. Many act like scissors under the key cap. it sounds like the corner of the hinge popped out. Even if I could explain how to fix this it is still very difficult. I suggest taking it to a reputable repair shop. It should be a simple fix for them. If you decide to try, just pop off the key cap, but be very careful as the cap can break as well as the parts underneath. If you do get the key cap off and the hinge is disjointed, you can try to put it back into place. You must also be careful of the little rubber pad underneath. If you loose that all hope is lost.
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hey nothings wrong with both ur cd drives try doing this:
Click on the Start button.
If you're using Windows XP, also click on Run.
In the search box (Windows 7 and Windows Vista) or the Run textbox (Windows XP)
type regedit and click OK or press the ENTER key.
This will open the Registry Editor program.
Locate the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE folder under Computer/My Computer and
click the '> or (+) icon next to the folder name to expand the folder.
Continue to expand folders until you reach
Click on the '> or (+) icon next to the Class key to expand it.
You should see a long list of subkeys open up under Class that look something like this:
On the rightside column.....delete upper filters and lower filters
restart the computer......that should fix the problem and you can use your old cd drive again......but if it doesnt......visit the nearest tech-centre
reset the machine make this: God bless you
Unplug the treadmill. Locate the console key and place the safety or reset key into the treadmill console. Replace any parts that need replacing, or is large enough to trigger with a pencil eraser or Q-tip. Plug the treadmill plug back into the wall. Use the Q-tip to press the reset button. It may be necessary to hold the reset button down for a few seconds. "CL11" will appear in the display of the treadmill.
Press the reset button one more time with the Q-tip. "CL21" should appear on the screen. Press the enter key. The display will change again and show "CL22." Keep pressing the enter key until the numbers cycle through to the number "CL26." Press enter one more time. The letter E should appear on the display screen.
Press enter twice more. The letters "SS" should appear on the screen. When this happens, press the start/stop key. Making sure to keep well away from the tread, press enter to start the treadmill. The treadmill will start on its own. The treadmill will stop on its own after a few seconds. When it stops, press the power key two times. Remove the safety key and put in a safe place. Your treadmill is reset.move on to the next step.
Locate the reset switch on the underside of the treadmill console. Usually the button
message usually indicates that the boot sector is damaged or missing. The boot
sector is a region of your hard disk that contains information that is used to
load your operating system. If a boot failure is detected when your PC is
starting, you may receive this error message.
resolve this issue, use the steps in the following KB article: Microsoft Knowledge Base
Instead of reading everything from the link to Microsoft above, you
could try this:
You'll need to repair or copy the bootmgr file.
Do the following steps:
Put the Windows installation
disc in the disc drive, and start the computer (In the BIOS settings, make
CD/DVD as first bootable device)
Press a key when the
message indicating 'Press any key to boot from CD or DVD' appears.
Select a language, a time, a
currency and a keyboard or another input method and then click next.
Click Repair your computer.
Click the operating system
that you want to repair, and then click next.
In the System Recovery
Options dialog box, click Command Prompt.
/RebuildBcd and then press ENTER.
know how it goes, good luck and if this was helpful please rate me.
During the boot process you will see on the screen to press a certain key usually delete or the F2b key to enter setup depending on your which bios you have it will differ Press and hold that key during the boot up process to enter BIOS using the arrow keys navigate to load failsafe defaultsor load optimized defaults press escape then press f10 to save to cmos to restart hope this helps
that you need change some registry keys and delete upper and lower
filter with below method.
First make sure usb cable connected to harddrive is working fine. Try it
in different usb ports. Press windows key +R key so you can see run
then type in run "devmgmt.msc" then press ok so you can see device
manager uninstall all usb drivers then it automatic install usb drivers.
then check. Also you need to change registry for that type in run
"regedit" then press ok then you can see registry editor then locate
CE-BFC1-08002BE10318} And remove upper filter and lower filter.Then
restart computer then check. Also locate the below key and make sure
it's value is 3 not 4. HKLM\system\currentcontrolset\services\usbstor
make sure start value is 3 not 4. Let me know if you need further
assistance. Thanks for using FixYa
First make sure usb cable connected to harddrive is working fine.
try it in different usb ports.
Press windows key +R key so you can see run then type in run "devmgmt.msc" then press ok so you can see device manager uninstall all usb drivers then it automatic install usb drivers.
Also you need to change registry for that type in run "regedit" then press ok then you can see registry editor then locate below key.
And remove upper filter and lower filter.Then restart computer then check.
Try your harddrive in different computer if it is not recognized on another computer too then your harddrive has internal issue.
Let me know if you need further assistance.
Thanks for using FixYa
If you have not done so already, hold down the "FN" key next to the spacebar and press the "F5" key. This sill cycle through the display options. Laptop only, External display only and both the laptop and external display.
plug in a usb keyboard, use the FN key on your laptop keyboard and the curser key on the usb keyboard, problem solved :) you can also use your on-screen keyboard in all programmes, accessories, stystem tools