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Aspire 3500 - Keyboard not working

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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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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