Some of the letters in the keyboard of my daughter's sony vaio Y series laptop won't function. what should i do?
My guess is that either food or liquid has gotten into the keys causing them not to work. You can try the following:
1) Power the laptop off. Now, cradle the laptop with the screen open in one hand. Carefully flip it over. Now, with the palm of the other hand, lightly bang on the keyboard. This MAY cause any food thats lodged under a key or two to loosen and fall out. Don't get carried away with the banging. Just a couple of good taps all over the keyboard should work, if its going to. When completed, roll the laptop over and power it back up. See if your problem is fixed.
If not solved,
2) Ok, you've got a more serious problem. This will likely require the replacement of the keyboard. If the laptop is older and you don't want the trouble or cost of replacing the laptop, you can usually just purchase a USB keyboard. Plug it into a USB port on the laptop and your problem should be solved.
3) If however the laptop is fairly new, and you want to replace the keyboard, you can either do it yourself (really NOT a huge project) or bring it in and have someone do it for you. If you opt to try to do it yourself, here is a link to a site with step by step instructions to remove the keyboard:
Its not exactly your model, but should be pretty close. Once you get it off, you can then Google 'laptop keyboards' and you'll find dozens of places that will ship you a replacement keyboard in a couple of days. Then just reverse the process to remove it and she should be all set.
No more eating or drinking over the laptop! :-)
Hope this helps!
Jun 21, 2011 |
Sony VAIO Y Series Notebook VPCY118GXBI