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Keyboard or motherboard?

HP Pavilion DV1000 laptop. T, Y, B, N keys do not work. Disassembled keyboard and cleaned and inspected all contacts, circuits, ribbon. No visible damage.

Disassembled computer and cleaned and inspected everything. Small carbon deposit on outer edge of board near expansion port. I assume this indicates something shorted out.

My question is, how do I test to find out whether the problem is the keyboard or the motherboard? An external keyboard plugged into a usb port works fine all keys. I don't want to spend money on a new keyboard if the problem is really the motherboard.

Computer sustained a spill a couple of years ago. Also dropped on its edge once and sustained a broken usb port.

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  • DIY N Pray Jul 05, 2008

    You are correct. Replaced keyboard--everything working fine. Thanks!

  • DIY N Pray Jul 25, 2008

    purchased new keyboard on e-bay <$30. Works fine!



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Its your keyboard thats the problem because if it was you mboard or one of the tracks in the circutry is the keyboard connection panel you would have a problem using all the alphabetical keys because they are all connected to the same track.

Posted on Jul 05, 2008

  • castatroy Jul 10, 2008

    Goood Thanks



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Start with going across all the top key's. If you find one that does not work, go directly below it and see if that key left to right works. If not your connection is corrupt and the keyboard should be replaced. Example: Type Y and U if the U does not work go below to the J and K, if they don't work, 1 or more of the integrated connections are bad and you will more that likely see at-least 8-10 more key's in that region that also don't work.
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There are no guides available for the DV1000 but this guide will be more than enough to help you through this one.

The complete process for the keyboard replacement is here (Section 5.9)

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