I spilt wine on the key board (aaagggh). I have lost the use of some of the keys: 6, l, 0, ' and a. I tried to unscrew the computer to see if I could maybe remove and clean the keyboard but have only got as far as taking all the screws out.
Can I take out the keyboard and clean it? The model is Fujitsu Siemens Lifebook T4220.
Any help appreciated!
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Hard Reset the tablet by holding the power on off whilst holding the volume down button until machine switches off, then restart.on some machines it may be volume up instead, others it will be the home button and power button.this should reset tablet to default settings.If it continues to play up then it is likely the touch digitizer is faulty.if you are trying to use a USB keyboard disconnect it before doing any of the above then once tablet is running reconnect the device.it could be the USB keyboard that has a key stuck down due to spilt drink or food.hope this gives you some pointers.
What make and model of tablet is it that you have the problem with? Is the keyboard Bluetooth or USB or direct-connect? What keys aren't working vs keys that are working? You have to supply some minimal information to help us help you. If it is a Bluetooth keyboard, make sure it's battery is charged.
Remove the square screw covers above the keyboard on either side of the swiveling screen hinge. Unscrew the 2 screws and use a small flat head screw driver to remove the plastic cover above the keyboard. Do this by inserting the screw driver underneath the plastic cover near to the f keys on the keyboard and gently pop the cover off. Carefully remove the ribbon from the motherboard, use a small screw driver to release the clip that holds the ribbon in place (ribbon located above f3,f4 keys). Slide the keyboard up and it should release if it doesn't then there may be some sticky tape holding the keyboard down, this is located behind the f2,f3,f4,f5 keys, carefully pull the keyboard away but hold the keyboard by the f keys so that you do not damage the keyboard by bending it. Reverse the procedure to fit new keyboard
Well, yes you do have another option.
Just press and hold the CTRL key and press the K key that should help you with your concern. If call the Toshiba hotline 1800-457-7777 to send your NB to the DEPOT.
I did the same some two years ago, with the R100 on. I switched everything off, dismounted the computer body (not the screen)up to the last screw, and dried that sweet coffee from everywhere where I found it. Mostly this was the keyboard and mouse. The motherboard is luckily protected by some plastic sheet.
Regarding the keyboard, after disconnecting it from the motherboard, I washed it completely under flowing water and then let it dry for several days. In the meantime, I used a USB one. Since then, I used the same keyboard for two years until now, when it died, apparently rather from some motherboard-related reason than water. So I think - you may get a new keyboard, but if youre lucky, you may as well revive this old one.
If you are replacing the keyboard component (i.e. the actual keyboard) the process is straightforward. You will need jeweller screwdrivers as the srew (torque and philips are quite small):
1. remove all outside screws on the back of the keyboard
2. as per wkuk above you (thanks!) you will see 4 small covers
3. Pop the covers off with a pin they are lightly glued on
4. Remove the 4 screws (philips head)
5. Turn the keyboard so the keys face the table
6. Separate the case exposing the back of the keyboard
7. There are two screws that need to be removed that hold the keyboard in
8. Remove the tape that holds down the ribbon cables
9. Two ribbon cables attach the the keyboard. Be VERY careful and disconnext the slim one from the existing keyboard. Disconnect the second cable from the keyboard body (as the kew keyboard will plug in there.
10. Remove the keyboard and replace with the new keyboard
11. Reverse the steps above.
The real key is to be careful with the cables. Hold the entire cable firmly as these types of connectors can tear. When you initially slowly remove the cables you will gain some idea of how far the cable goes into the connectors. Although I've done lots of fixes on hardware this was my first time doing my keyboard for my TC1100 and the start to finish was 15-20 minutes. If in doubt, take a phot of the keyboard after you've removed the keyboard.
You need to clean the keyboard. Blow it with air blower so that the paricles inside keyboard will be eliminated. If not work, then you disassemble the keyboard and clean the key one by one. afraid to do , then let the repairman do it for you or you can attach USB keyboard for the laptop.
check you keyboard in Regional settings and see that it is set to a 101 type (US or Aust) otherwise key location can change,also are you talking about Shift Keys or the Up/Down, Left/Right scroll arrows, let me know, otherwise something has gone arye on the keyboard itself.