I ordered a keyboard replacement which should be arriving soon, but have been trying to remove the old one. I am a bit weary about just pulling plugs etc bc my laptop is my baby!
There is an IDE cable which I believe is the piece that attaches to the back of the keyboard - is this correct?
Also there is a screw located near this cable where it attaches to the motherboard, but I am not sure if I need to take it out.
Is it safe to just pull this cable out of where it attches to the motherboard?
Thank you for your help!
If you got a normal keybord you could plug it into the back of laptop insted of messing about twith the laptop itself
if u really want it changed get a expert 2 do it i dont think your laptops life is worth a change of keys
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I presume you must have a laptop as a replacement desktop keyboard is really inexpensive. So each key on most laptop keyboards have a silicone or rubber cap under each key cap with a conductive pad inside that bridges and connects some contact points on the keyboard circuit board, when you press a key. So anywhere on the keyboard circuit board residue from say a beverage spill can conduct at various points and cause all sorts of strange keyboard behavior. So you could start by popping the non functioning key cap off of the keyboard and cleaning that key with a cloth and some isopropyl alcohol and maybe get a tiny bit of alcohol into the rubber key cap. You could remove all the keys and keep them in the precise order and try cleaning all the keys. By the way if your computers is very old, popping off the key cap can sometimes break the plastic parts from the plastic being brittle so be real gingerly and try not to break or even remove the underlying plastic hinged parts under the key cap Also understand assembling keyboard plastic parts and latching them back if they come loose can be quite tedious. If nothing works you can simply order a replacement keyboard from eBay by using your make and model of computer and changing keyboards is usually an easy job with a few screws underneath that hold the keyboard and you could watch a tutorial on YouTube on how to change the keyboard or find a friend or family member who is handy or just get a shop to do it and it probably would not cost a whole lot.
It could just be stuck with the heatsink past underneath the assembly. It sits on top of the processor and they can stick quite tight. Try and ease/slide it left and right a few times rather than pull it straight off.
A shorter one probably wont do the job as well as the larger one. The size of heatsink required to remove the heat correctly is caluclated during the design.
Well it all depends what you want to do. There is most likely a problem with the keyboard....you can pull the affected keys off and see if something is just preventing the key mechanism underneath from being pressed down properly (dust or bits of food that get caught in there can do this)
If it's not that, it's probably a broken keyboard. You can either use an external USB keyboard (just plug it in and Windows should recognize it and be able to work) or you can try to replace the laptop keyboard.
Laptop keyboard is generally easy to replace, you just have to find all the screws to release it...once you do that (you have to order a new keyboard of the right type) once you remove the old keyboard it usually only has one connector that plugs it into the motherboard....plug it in, put it in place and replace the bezels and screws and you will probably be good to go.
If you have a local computer store or something im sure they'd be able to do it for you too. But if you want to avoid the cost of that, it's not too bad to do yourself.
Hi, two points of failure that I can see on your issue. First could be the BT software, 2nd could be the BT card which is a hardware issue. My first suggestion is to go to Control Panel, then Add/Remove Programs, look for and application named SetPoint then remove it. Most likely you're probably using a DELL computer, if so go to http://www.support.dell.com/ go to Drivers and Downloads choose your correct Computer model maybe laptop or pc; then choose your correct Operating system and platform if its 32 bit or 64 bit. Next update your Chipset driver, System Utilities - Notebook System for laptops and Dell System software for pc, then update your Input device driver - Bluetooth Wireless Keyboard and mouse Bundle, then update your Quickset under Applications and Synaptics driver under Input device drivers if it's a laptop you have, after doing everything restart your pc. If all is done correctly and still won't work work contact the manufacturer to replace your Bluetooth card since it's already a hardware failure. Thanks and have a nice day! =)
Hard power-off (hold the power button until the laptop turns off) Unplug the AC adaptor Remove the battery Plug in the AC adaptor Hold ctrl and turn the power on. You should arrive at a black screen. Hard power-off again, then turn the power on.