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Laptop Key Not Working

My son wasted some water on laptop keyboard and it is not working. He opened the back to try to fix it but when he closed the back panel, the screen stopped working. It is a Toshiba Satelitte A100-S211TD.

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A wire has probably been dislodged, worked on these quite alot

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My Dell inspiron 1545 my laptop keyboard is not working. Some keys work just find but most do not. I know the best thing to do is replace it,I will if I must, but is there anything else I could do?


First to make sure the controller is fine use an external USB keyboard. Open notepad and try all the keys.
now without closing notepad using the internal keyboard and try the keys that so far don't work. Still a problem, turn off laptop.
carefully lift the key cap and see is there is some dust hair or something that is preventing the key to react well.
Last if you can get a live DVD/CD from Linux and try to open a similar notepad program and try the keys. if all work your laptop windows could be infected or corrupted.

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How to Fix an Acer Laptop Keyboard Key


<ol> <li> Power off the Acer laptop and flip the unit over. Slide the battery release lever over and lift the battery out of the laptop.<br /> </li> <li> Turn the laptop back over and open the lid. Look inside the open area on the keyboard where the key would normally go. Check to see if the plastic retaining clip is still inside the hole.<br /> </li> <li> Locate the plastic retaining clip if it fell off the keyboard along with the key. Use a pair of tweezers to set the clip back inside the hole. Line up the holes on the clip with the four raised nodules inside the keyboard hole.<br /> </li> <li> Set the key back onto the plastic clip. Push the key down until it clicks into place.<br /> </li> <li> Flip the laptop back over if there are keys that are not working properly. Use the Phillips-head screwdriver to remove the three screws on the left side of the case that hold the keyboard in place. Turn the laptop back over so that you can see the LCD screen.<br /> </li> <li> Push the thin end of a flat-head screwdriver under the LED indicator strip above the keyboard. Pop the strip upward and pull it off the laptop.<br /> </li> <li> Lift the keyboard up towards you until the long ribbon cable running from the bottom of the keyboard to the motherboard comes into view. Unplug the cable from the port on the motherboard and then pull the keyboard and its ribbon cable off the case. Spray out the underside of the keys and the inside of the Acer laptop case with canned air.<br /> </li> <li> Reassemble the keyboard, LED indicator strip and battery.<br /></li></ol> If I could be of further assistance, let me know. <br /> <br /> Thanks,<br /> <br /> LETMEFIXIT

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My acer aspire one 725 keyboard not working


time to get a new keyboard.there about £10.00 on ebay and very easy to change.dont waste time trying to fix it.i have seen this problem many times with laptop keyboards.

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WHen using the shift key to type the at sign or the esclamation mark etc it does numbers


Is this the only problem with the keyboard not getting uppercase to work ?
While Acer laptops are built to be used on the go, they are not indestructible. An accidental drop or even normal wear and tear over an extended period of time can cause the laptop keys to become dislodged and fall out. Debris can also build up inside the keys and make them stick or stop working. Fixing the keys on your Acer laptop is a quick process that does not require taking the unit to a professional repair shop.

Power off the Acer laptop and flip the unit over. Slide the battery release lever over and lift the battery out of the laptop. Turn the laptop back over and open the lid. Look inside the open area on the keyboard where the key would normally go. Check to see if the plastic retaining clip is still inside the hole. Locate the plastic retaining clip if it fell off the keyboard along with the key. Use a pair of tweezers to set the clip back inside the hole. Line up the holes on the clip with the four raised nodules inside the keyboard hole. Set the key back onto the plastic clip. Push the key down until it clicks into place. Flip the laptop back over if there are keys that are not working properly. Use the Phillips-head screwdriver to remove the three screws on the left side of the case that hold the keyboard in place. Turn the laptop back over so that you can see the LCD screen. Push the thin end of a flat-head screwdriver under the LED indicator strip above the keyboard. Pop the strip upward and pull it off the laptop. Lift the keyboard up towards you until the long ribbon cable running from the bottom of the keyboard to the motherboard comes into view. Unplug the cable from the port on the motherboard and then pull the keyboard and its ribbon cable off the case. Spray out the underside of the keys and the inside of the Acer laptop case with canned air. Reassemble the keyboard, LED indicator strip and battery.

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One letter is not working on my keyboard


One moment you are typing on your computer keyboard as usual, when suddenly a key sticks or does not produce a character on the screen. Perhaps you have a group of keys that suddenly stop working. Laptop and desktop keyboards alike can stop functioning due to a number of causes, most of which can be resolved by troubleshooting. Knowing how to fix some keyboard keys that do not work can save you time, and save you the cost of buying a new keyboard.

Update the device driver for your keyboard by going to the manufacturer's website of your keyboard, and then download and install the latest driver matching the brand and model number of your keyboard. Disconnect your keyboard from your computer and inspect the pins in the keyboard connector if you have a PS/2 connector. The PS/2 connector for your keyboard has six pins, which connect into a PS/2 port of your personal computer, to allow for communication to and from your keyboard. Straighten any bent pins you may find, by gently using a ballpoint pen. Y ou must replace your keyboard if you see broken pins. Try testing your keys using a different application, such as another word processing program. Keys like the function keys on your keyboard labeled F1 through F12 may not work in one application but will work fine in another. b> Clean Under Desktop Keys b> Disconnect your standard desktop keyboard, then press down on a key not working. Slip a car key or a flathead screwdriver underneath the key. Twist the screwdriver or car key until the keyboard key pops off. Use a damp cloth, moist cotton swabs or compressed air to remove dust, hair, and food crumbs under the key. Use only water or rubbing alcohol to moisten the cloth and cotton swabs other cleaners can damage the plastic of your computer. Position and press down on the key to snap it into place. Repeat this for all of the keys to clean underneath them, if necessary. b> Clean Under Laptop Keys b> Turn your laptop off, then use a flathead screwdriver or knife under a key corner, prying the key off gently. You will hear a snap as the key detaches. Remove the key retainer remaining on your laptop using your knife or screwdriver under the corner, then popping it off with a gentle twist. Remove the space bar by pulling it off after your insert the screwdriver or knife underneath the bar. Clean underneath your laptop keys using cotton swabs or a soft cloth dampened with water or alcohol. You can also use compressed air to remove dust, hair and other debris. Replace your laptop keys by placing the key retainer into position. If you cannot remember the position, copy another retainer's position by removing another key. Insert the keypad into the retainer, then position the key over the retainer while pressing down on the key. You should hear the key snap into place. Place your laptop's space bar over the space bar slots, then snap it into place.

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Keyboard & sencerboad not\woring


If you mean the laptop keyboard and Touchpad are not working ?
the problem might be caused by the same issue for both.

Laptop keyboard and keypad not working

Laptop keyboards are a little more delicate than keyboards used in desktop computers. Hence they face more problems.

Normally, they are replaced when they render defective. However, most of these keyboard issues can be taken care of or even prevented by regular cleaning.

Common issues like, keys not working on your keyboard, having to press keys firmly to get the output or any keyboard typing issues, can easily be handled at home.


Sometimes you may find certain keys of your laptop's keyboard to not be working properly. You type those keys but there is no output on the screen or you need to press these keys firmly to get a result.

You face this problem if you accidentally spill any liquid substance on your keyboard, or due to dust accumulating on the inside of the keys, pressing certain keys really hard while playing games or even due to absence of lubrication.

Therefore you are supposed to maintain your laptop's keyboard by cleaning and lubricating it regularly.

Troubleshooting Steps


Locate the "Fn" key in the lower right or left corner of the laptop keyboard.

The "Fn" key typically has different colored text on it or the key itself is a different color.


Locate the function (F1 through F12) key at the top of the keyboard that disables or enables the touchpad on the laptop.


To start with, take out each key. Use a small screwdriver to carefully pry each key by making it loose.

As they become loose, keys will simply pop off.


Also, take out the rubber piece present under every key. Keep the keys and rubber pieces in different containers.


Once you have removed all keys from the keyboard, you will have to clean the keyboard from the inside. Use cotton swabs or ear bubs and slightly dip them in water.


Avoid getting them too moist, as excess water can damage the keyboard. Meticulously clean the whole keyboard using moist cotton swabs, laying extra emphasis on key spaces.

Now, start cleaning keys you had earlier removed and kept in the container. Use foam rubber and lighter fluid to clean each key alone.


This will help in removing any sticky substance present on keys. Apply any household cleaner on these keys and let them stay for about 15 minutes. After this, wash all the keys properly using hot water and let the keys dry completely.

The small rubber pieces which you took out earlier and kept in the container have to be thoroughly rinsed in warm water, after you have sprayed a household cleaner on them. Soak these rubber pieces up in paper napkins so that they dry quickly.

To lubricate the keys, place all keys (facing top-down) on a flat surface. Apply mild lubricant from all sides, on all keys and leave them to dry. Avoid applying too much lubricant instead go for a light coat.

Similar to the manner in which you lubricated the keys, apply mild lubricant on the keyboard surface and let it dry.

Once you have cleaned and lubricated all the parts, carefully reassemble the keyboard. Begin with placing all rubber components on the keyboard.


Next, fix all keys in their respective positions cautiously securing the wire in these keys. Use your finger and press down all keys, one at a time, firmly so that they fit properly in the slots. That is it.


The complete process will take you a maximum of 2 hours. Cleaning and lubricating the keyboard in the above prescribed manner once a year, can prevent many such situations.


Pressing the 'Function' key along with the 'Num lock' key (Fn + Numlock) or press the 'Function' Key along with the 'Shift' and 'Num Lock' key (Fn +Shift + NumLock). This will disable the lock and consequently solve your problem.

This was all about solving your laptop keyboard problems that you can try out yourself. After trying all the above given options, if you still find the keyboard still not working, you will have to take your laptop to a service center to get it repaired


Touchpad Not Working in Laptop


Most modern laptops come with a touchpad mouse built into the computer.

If you've tried to use the touchpad and the mouse pointer on screen is unresponsive, chances are that you or someone else has accidentally disabled the touchpad using one of the Function keys on the computer.


To fix an unresponsive touchpad on your laptop, reactivate it using the Function key on the keyboard.


This process is different for each computer manufacturer.

Locate the "Fn" key in the lower right or left corner of the laptop keyboard.

The "Fn" key typically has different colored text on it or the key itself is a different color.


Locate the function (F1 through F12) key at the top of the keyboard that disables or enables the touchpad on the laptop.


The key typically has an icon that resembles a touchpad with a finger touching it or a touchpad with a diagonal line through it.


Press both the "Fn" and touchpad Function key simultaneously to reactive the touchpad on your laptop.


Move your finger along the touchpad to verify that it works.

Press the combination at any time to disable the touchpad again.


Hope this helps

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Keyboard does not work at all.


While Acer laptops are built to be used on the go, they are not indestructible. An accidental drop or even normal wear and tear over an extended period of time can cause the laptop keys to become dislodged and fall out. Debris can also build up inside the keys and make them stick or stop working. Fixing the keys on your Acer laptop is a quick process that does not require taking the unit to a professional repair shop.

1.Power off the Acer laptop and flip the unit over. Slide the battery release lever over and lift the battery out of the laptop.

2.Turn the laptop back over and open the lid. Look inside the open area on the keyboard where the key would normally go. Check to see if the plastic retaining clip is still inside the hole.

3.Locate the plastic retaining clip if it fell off the keyboard along with the key. Use a pair of tweezers to set the clip back inside the hole. Line up the holes on the clip with the four raised nodules inside the keyboard hole.

4.Set the key back onto the plastic clip. Push the key down until it clicks into place.

5.Flip the laptop back over if there are keys that are not working properly. Use the Phillips-head screwdriver to remove the three screws on the left side of the case that hold the keyboard in place. Turn the laptop back over so that you can see the LCD screen.


6.Push the thin end of a flat-head screwdriver under the LED indicator strip above the keyboard. Pop the strip upward and pull it off the laptop.

7.Lift the keyboard up towards you until the long ribbon cable running from the bottom of the keyboard to the motherboard comes into view. Unplug the cable from the port on the motherboard and then pull the keyboard and its ribbon cable off the case. Spray out the underside of the keys and the inside of the Acer laptop case with canned air.

8.Reassemble the keyboard, LED indicator strip and battery.

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Hi, my key fell out off of my keyboard how do i fix it?


A laptop "key" generally comes with a metal harness as well. Just clip the harness onto the back of the key, then press the key onto the keyboard firmly - it should snap back on. If the key looks as if its not clipped in correctly, push down with a little more force and a bit of a finger jiggle.
My son when he was 2 pulled ALL of my laptop keys off - and this was how i got them back on.

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My son poured water on my laptop. I let it air dry for about 3 days. This is not covered by the warranty. it powers up but the screen will not come on. what do I do?


First thing is to not try powering the laptop on after the water fell on it. Next, you should remove the battery off the laptop immediately. When this is done, you should fully disassemble the laptop & thoroughly inspect its inside. Look for any traces of water on the circuit boards & on other components. On circuit boards, water damage appears in the form of whitish traces. These needs to be wiped off. This can be done using a tooth brush moistened with few drops of hand sanitizer liquid.
Check all internal connectors & make sure that no water seeped into them. Dry them if needed.
When you are done, re-assemble back the laptop.
If the water fell on the keyboard & you found out that the keyboard is no longer working, then you will have to replace the keyboard.

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Laptop keyboard is not responding &amp; as far as I know no liquids have been spilled on it. Is there a key that my son might have used to disable it? It is a HP laptop


probably your son might lock the keyboard what you have to do is that on the keyboard you will see where they wrote Fn key beside the ctrl key hold or press the key, then on top of the functional key i.e F1 to F12 among those keys you will see where they draw or shown something like key or padlock press the key in other to open your keyboard.

In case it doesn't work try the second option.

well, what i can say is that try to loose the laptop you will see where they wrote kb at the back of the laptop then loose those screw after loosing it, then bring out the keyboard with the flex then dust it out.
if it those not work again change the keyboard.

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