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Hp dv6445us notebook computer - space bar how do i get it back on?

I spilled a little bit on my keyboard so I took the spacebar off to to clean under it. Now I can't get it on. How do I get it on????

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SOURCE: mx3200 First the spacebar won't work andthenitworkstoowell.

did you check to make sure that the springs and bar under the spacebar are seated correclty?

Posted on Oct 25, 2008

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SOURCE: what is the little button right below the space

its turn the touchpad on an off the mouse

Posted on Mar 14, 2009

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SOURCE: Keys qweruiop not working on startup

Take the computer to a qualified technician, who can replace the keyboard, as the least-expensive "try" at trouble-shooting.

Since a keyboard transmits "codes" to the motherboard,
e.g., left-shift-has-been-pressed, and left-shift-has-been-released,
and the motherboard interprets those codes, it is NOT likely that
the motherboard is misinterpreting the codes, especially given that
the "bad' letters are in a straight line on your keyboard.

Find an external USB keyboard, and plug it in.
If it works correctly in the first 15 minutes, then the problem is NOT the motherboard.

Posted on Jan 04, 2010

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SOURCE: space-bar--arrow-keys-will-not-work-drink-spilled-...

in my experience, you have done all you should have to effect a repair. I would advise buying a new keyboard

Posted on Jan 26, 2011

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SOURCE: accidental spill on hp notebook

Go to ebay and look for a keyboard that fits your model, usually $10.00 to $15.00 and the search HP website on how to change your keyboard, usually four screws and disconnect a ribbon cable..

Posted on Mar 22, 2011

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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.

thanks and please do not forget to rate the solution.keep updated.

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Mx3200 First the spacebar won't work andthenitworkstoowell.

did you check to make sure that the springs and bar under the spacebar are seated correclty?

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