Question about Gateway 2520915 Keyboard
Trying to thoroughly clean gateway keyboard. Bought computer in 2002. Back shows Model P/N RT3602V:5STW E, with 7003604 under barcode.Have all the screws out, keys off, but there seems to be something holding it together in the middle. Can I just pop it open or will that mess it up so I can't put it back together again?
On the gateway keyboard that I took apart, there were an additional four screws under the rubber feet (one to a foot) on the part of the keyboard closest to me when it is oriented for typing - the space-bar side. The must be removed as well. if it doesn't just pull apart - with ease - then look for more screws.
Posted on Apr 13, 2011
I took my gateway keyboard apart after 5 years for a good cleaning. The screw hidden behind the label is the key. After you separate the top keyboard intact with keys you will find a thin layer of rubber like material that completely covers another thin plastic layer beneath it that has the diagram on it. I removed the rubber and washed it in the sink as well as washed both sides of the top keyboard. I took canned air and blew out the excess water and then used a hairdryer to completely dry it. Then to make sure I got all the water I used canned air again on the underside of the top part of keyboard. Reassembled it and am using it to type this now about 15 minutes after I reassembled it.
Not difficult at all.
Posted on Aug 24, 2010
There is often one screw covered by a lable; this just serves as a 'warranty voided' sticker.
If there are none in the middle, carefully pry (with one of those credit cards you have been meaning to cut up) since often plastic housings are provided with a point or two that snaps together to hold things until the screws are inserted.
I generally clean mine (too infrequently) by holding it upside down and using a new paint brush to urge the majority of the 'stuff' out, then clean and dampen the brush with window cleaner and again, upside down, go between the keys to loosen the crud.
Once you have finished this, use absorbant paper towels and that (no longer clean but somewhat dried) paintbrush to remove the last of the moisture.
Depending on the quality of the keyboard, the key markings shouldn't be affected by the gentle scrubbing of them. If you are unsure, just try the window cleaner on a single key not used often.
Posted on May 24, 2009
I wouldn't. I would **** debris out with a vaccum.
Posted on May 24, 2009
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Same keyboard, same problem for almost 2 years now, and just now figured out how to fix it!! Try a simple left ctrl-shift, your language tab up top will switch between US English/Canadian English/Canadian multilingual, or whatever you set it for. I occasionally want the alternate characters applied, so now I can switch back and forth easily. You may need to set the language tab to your preferred settings. Hope this helps!
Posted on Feb 05, 2008
First check the Device Manager and see if there is a problem with the device driver. If you see a yellow! or a redX, then right click on it and choose to update the driver. In fact you may just update the driver anyway, it will not hurt anything. If updating the driver does not work there is not much else you can do with a keyboard; they are pretty simple machines. You may have to just replace it.
Posted on Dec 27, 2008
I found out what was wrong in my case. Someone had tampered with the accessibility options
So for anyone with keyboard problem check :
In Windows XP : control panel-> accessibility options -> keyboard : StickyKeys and Filterkeys checkboxes should be unchecked.
In Windows Vista : Ease of access -> Ease of access center -> keyboard : StickyKeys and Filterkeys checkboxes should be unchecked.
Posted on Feb 23, 2009
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