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Keyboard keys not working

Hi prb started early june... then 'P" key worked and shift key worked but "shift + P" would not work.... then it grew to the whole right side of letters

hjkl
yuiop

now the FN button works but i cant do Fn + f8 - f8 works on its own....

ive been told to airblow the keys or take the keyboard out and see if connector is loose... i took out the H or P key and put then backk.. they are not sticky nor does liquid damage seem to be an issue? what do you recommend i do first

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Take the keyboard off and check the connector to see if it has worked loose. Disconnect and clean both the keyboard and motherboard connections, then put it back together and try it. If it still doesn't work properly then you will need to replace it. The keyboard is one of the most used devices on the machine, and although they're built to last, they do wear out and/or malfunction.

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