Hi I have this problem where I can't use my key board to log into my computer, no keys work what so ever. I've also tried taking the battery out but no power gets through to my computer but it does when the battery is in??? any suggestions?
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Re: Aspire 3500 - Keyboard not working
Have you ever seen what lurks under that keyboard especially to the Laptops I imagine you have?. There are these complicated paper looking wires that connect from socket to socket one of them I suspect may have dislodged thats just guessing mind you thats why the keyboard is failing you. You've explained no keys work what so ever. I did a google search for your type of machine but couldnt find a picture perhaps Im tired and its 12 midnight nearly and so cold down here Im not thinking straight. I see by your name you are Māori or could be yeah good old kiwis whititera (The Sun Shines). Leave a comment here Ill come back to you tomorrow might be able to show you how to get the keyboard going again.. They dont normally "pakaru" you will know what I mean...goodnite
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To fix an unresponsive touchpad on your laptop, reactivate it by using the Function key on the keyboard and the Fn key.
This process is different for each computer manufacturer. If unsure which Function key enables and disables the touchpad, try each one at a time and then attempt to use the touchpad after each one.
A...Locate the "Fn" key of the laptop keyboard. The "Fn" key has different colored text or the key is a different color.
B...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.
C...Press both the "Fn" and touchpad Function key at the same time 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.
Note: Mac computers use "F2" to enable and disable the touchpad.
D. Sony Vaio Users: Start>Settings>Control Panel>Double click the Mouse icon. Look at the top left hand side of the page, at the top and make sure that the "Tapping" box is unchecked, if it is checked then, you will uncheck it. Please take time to rate me thumbs up
Thank you for bringing the problem to my attention. Sounds like the the particular keys you mentioned is not working anymore. One way to test the issue is to log to the BIOS menu. Turn off the computer and wait for 10 secs. Turn on the computer and keep on tapping F1 or F2 to go to BIOS menu. Once you are inside the Bios menu test the keys that you mentioned if they will react. If there is no reaction to the keys then the problem is the keyboard itself. You need to repalce the keyboard. You may call Lenovo tehc support at 18774536686
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Log into safe mode and then try a system restore Click on start and then all programs Click on accessories and then system tools Choose system restore on the list and restore to an earlier time Then choose a date at least a day before this first happened Please let me know the results
if your laptop is outside warranty you can check the connection to the keyboard, by removing the top bezel, undoing the keyboard retaining screws and then check that the ribbon cable for your keyboard is seated properly, If reseating this cable does not work the you can always order a replacement for your keyboard, you can find the part number for the keyboard you have, it should be printed on a tag on the reverse of the keyboard.
Replacing keys on laptops is really a pain, and would require scraping a keyboard to get the keys....Anyways you can buy a keyboard for your laptop relatively cheap from Ebay. Between 10-24 dollars. I took the liberty to do the ebay search and have provided you a linke to many keyboards just for your laptop.
Laptop keyboard are semi-sealed circuit boards. This means that liquid can get into the contacts and can not be cleaned. Depending on how much liquid was spilled on the keyboard chances are that the liquid has seeped around the edges of the keyboard and down onto the mainboard of the laptop. My first suggestion would be to keep the laptop turned off until you can remove the keyboard and check for liquid damage to the mainboard. If there is no damage to the mainboard I would suggest buying a new keyboard before turning the computer back on as any shorts caused by the liquid damage on the keyboard can cause damage to the keyboard controller circuit on the mainboard.