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Half of keyboard does not work

When i try to type on the computer, certain keys will not work. on the computer the only keys that don't work are q,w,a,s,z, and x. what do i need to do to repair problem?

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Re: half of keyboard does not work

Get another keyboard off of ebay, 30 bucks, 6 easy screws

Posted on Apr 13, 2008

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Re: half of keyboard does not work

Moisture is unlikely as the milspec test hoses these PC's down with gale force rain to pass certification. I would look into a cracked keyboard mainboard, can you lift the keyboard out and look at the backside? Good luck.

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Re: half of keyboard does not work

Did you by chance have a drop of liquid drop ontot he keyboard...such localized keyboard failure usually indicated moisture has gotten tot he dielectric material...I would suggest to place your computer screen up, keyboard in direct sunlight for about an hour a towel over the screen as not to damage it...and let the sun's radiant energy promote the moisture fromthe keyboard ,,,also do not turn machine on again until removed from sunlight, and allowed to cool for about 90 minutes...

Posted on Jul 09, 2007

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