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My keyboard is giving me problems

Some of the keys on the keyboard work every now and then. A few of the other keys work when you apply pressure but the S and the 2 key wont work at all.

What can I do to fix this?

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  • sperezllc Feb 03, 2009

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  • IQUIT Feb 03, 2009

    Generally, keyboards are pretty easy. I haven't worked on that model, but in general, the cover at the top of the keyboard is removable (Usually there is a spot on hte left or right to insert a scribe and lift the cover) then anywhere between 2 and 4 screws at the top of the keyboard, then lift and turn keyboard over, and disconnect the cable from the motherboard.

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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.

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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.


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