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I had to replace the keyboard on my tosiba satelite A100. This was due to a spillage which stopped the old one working. I am in UK and ordered one from USA, the keys are set out slightly differnt on it but i didnt think this would be a problem. The problem is the keyboard still does not work. Any ideas?

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  • melsey2006 Mar 03, 2009

    yes its exactly the same.

  • melsey2006 Mar 03, 2009

    I was thinking same about the connector.

    When i check on properties of keyboard it says working properly.

    so i am presuming it is recognised.

    Caplock light does not come on.

    The on screen keyboard works in all programs.

    Is the connector something I could replace myself?

  • melsey2006 Mar 03, 2009

    The caplock light worked on the old one.



    I shall try removing keyboard etc. then try the spray i actually used this before but didnt spray the connector used it on the old keyboard. it dried out and a couple of the keys worked every now and then but some were sticking.



    ty for your help

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Bad keyboard. does the connection fit exactly? compare it to the old one see if it matches

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    lotfi bouakaz Mar 03, 2009

    is it recognized in device manager?

    is the caplock light on when you click caplock?

    is the "onscreen keyboard" working from all programs, accessories, system accesebility, onscreen keyboard?

    the thing is, it could mean the water spill has made your keyboard connector faulty. u neva know unless u hook the new keyboard to another similar laptop.


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    lotfi bouakaz Mar 03, 2009

    then if it is in device manager it means the connector is fine. what you can do it "bit risky" to buy Aerosol 50 and spary the connector then clean it off with kitchen paper. this removes liquid spill inside and out.

    does caplock light works with your old one?

    try this, remove the keyboard start the laptop, go to device manager
    and see if it finds a keyboard "without one attached"


  • lotfi bouakaz
    lotfi bouakaz Mar 03, 2009

    if the old keyboard works partly and the new keyboard doesn't work at all then the fault is with the new keyboard. have it replaced.

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