I dropped some water on my laptop keyboard near the spacebar. Its working now but gives an error whenn starting when I press Esc it takes me to the start and also the spacebar isn't working!! Someone please help me out of this.
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Don't know this drive in particular, but here are some ideas.
Try holding down the release button for a reeeeally long time (120 seconds, maybe?)
See if you can get the pre-boot diagnostics to eject it:
1) Boot up the machine
2) At the Dell Logo, Press the 'P' key and 'F12' at the same time. This will give you power-up options.
3) Arrow down to Diagnostics and Press Enter.
4) Wait for about a 10 minute test to finish. You will be prompted to interact with the video color test, just Press 'Y' to confirm you are looking at colors.
5) When prompted with 'No problems have been found...' Press 'N' to not continue with the memory test. 'Booting Diagnostic Utility Partition' will appear.
6) Press any key on the keyboard to continue.
7) When prompted to choose an option, arrow to 'Test System' and Press the Spacebar. The 'Main Menu - Service Tag ' will appear.
8) Arrow to 'Custom Test' and Press Spacebar to select the option. The 'Customize' interface will appear.
At this point you have two options which may work for you:
9a) Double-Click on the 'Keyboard' test.
10a) when prompted with 'This test checks the keyboard...' Press OK to continue.
11a) Using the keys on the keyboard, starting with 'Esc', Press on the keyboard each highlighted key, until you finally get to the Finesse Eject button. Your disk will automatically eject!
12a) Press ESC twice to exit the test, and then Click on the 'X' to close the testing interfaces that appear. Ultimately, your system will reboot. or
9b) Select CD/DVD test
10b) After getting to the part of the test that tells you to eject the CD, click "OK" to continue, just click "OK", it will do it 3 times.
11b) Then it will say "IT'S GOING TO TEST THE EJECT FEATURE OF THE DRIVE" that's when it will eject out.
12a) Press ESC twice to exit the test, and then Click on the 'X' to close the testing interfaces that appear. Ultimately, your system will reboot.
If none of that works, it's time to get physical.
1) Peek in the slot and see if you can see a release button inside. Here's a video that shows what to do if you can find a release button: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JvBBSbeVsnQ
(the video says the button will be 12 mm from the left side of the opening, but that is model-specific, I think).
2) Peek in the slot and see if you can see a metal tab holding the disk in.
a) If so, see if you can move it.
b) If not, try sticking a piece of cardboard with double-side tape to see if you can stick it to the disk and pull it out.
Hi, I'm afraid that your recovery CD's won't help you get the space bar working. There could well be dust, biscuit crumbs, hairs etc that's preventing the spacebar from working, turn the laptop off but don't close the lid, stand the laptop on it's side and get yourself a clean, dry paintbrush. Start to brush the keys and gently tap the keyboard with the other end of the brush to knock out any foreign objects that could be trapped under the spacebar. Once your happy it's clean turn the laptop on and see if the spacebar works. If you still have the same symptoms then the keyboard will have to be replaced. You can use the on-screen keyboard to substitute for the spacebar for the time being.
The rubber plug below the spacebar button is faulty.The button needs to be removed gently and the rubber plug below it which touches the board below should be cleaned.If this does not solve the issue the rubber plug below the button needs to be replaced.Its a common problem.
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try to press the key using screw driver or any pin that you can press into the keyboard..but remove first the top key..try pressing with some screw if its typing,if not its mean the logic board is damage and you need toreplace a new one...if working with the screw pressing..repalace with a key button only with the same lock.
you need a new keyboard most likely, contact your maker of your laptop and give them the information. you can also search up your make and model of your laptop on ebay and try to find a new keyboard that way. im 95% sure its the keyboard the rest could be software. if you have any more questions or comments pleasse email me at email@example.com