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My keyboard needs to be replaced or clean the inside part as some keys are not functioning correctly

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Doubt that you need to replace the keyboard. Most of the time debris is caught under the keys and can be removed by taking a can of compressed air (Air Duster or air compressor) and blow it out. Do not try to pry keys up out out as you may damage the connector.

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Some keys of my msi laptop keyboard are not functioning, like if i hit "M" key, it will type 0 key.


might need cleaning under the key pad,
did it get wet at anytime?
could just be keys sticking.

Mar 30, 2015 | MSI Computers & Internet

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Keyboard & sencerboad not\woring


If you mean the laptop keyboard and Touchpad are not working ?
the problem might be caused by the same issue for both.

Laptop keyboard and keypad not working

Laptop keyboards are a little more delicate than keyboards used in desktop computers. Hence they face more problems.

Normally, they are replaced when they render defective. However, most of these keyboard issues can be taken care of or even prevented by regular cleaning.

Common issues like, keys not working on your keyboard, having to press keys firmly to get the output or any keyboard typing issues, can easily be handled at home.


Sometimes you may find certain keys of your laptop's keyboard to not be working properly. You type those keys but there is no output on the screen or you need to press these keys firmly to get a result.

You face this problem if you accidentally spill any liquid substance on your keyboard, or due to dust accumulating on the inside of the keys, pressing certain keys really hard while playing games or even due to absence of lubrication.

Therefore you are supposed to maintain your laptop's keyboard by cleaning and lubricating it regularly.

Troubleshooting Steps


Locate the "Fn" key in the lower right or left corner of the laptop keyboard.

The "Fn" key typically has different colored text on it or the key itself is a different color.


Locate the function (F1 through F12) key at the top of the keyboard that disables or enables the touchpad on the laptop.


To start with, take out each key. Use a small screwdriver to carefully pry each key by making it loose.

As they become loose, keys will simply pop off.


Also, take out the rubber piece present under every key. Keep the keys and rubber pieces in different containers.


Once you have removed all keys from the keyboard, you will have to clean the keyboard from the inside. Use cotton swabs or ear bubs and slightly dip them in water.


Avoid getting them too moist, as excess water can damage the keyboard. Meticulously clean the whole keyboard using moist cotton swabs, laying extra emphasis on key spaces.

Now, start cleaning keys you had earlier removed and kept in the container. Use foam rubber and lighter fluid to clean each key alone.


This will help in removing any sticky substance present on keys. Apply any household cleaner on these keys and let them stay for about 15 minutes. After this, wash all the keys properly using hot water and let the keys dry completely.

The small rubber pieces which you took out earlier and kept in the container have to be thoroughly rinsed in warm water, after you have sprayed a household cleaner on them. Soak these rubber pieces up in paper napkins so that they dry quickly.

To lubricate the keys, place all keys (facing top-down) on a flat surface. Apply mild lubricant from all sides, on all keys and leave them to dry. Avoid applying too much lubricant instead go for a light coat.

Similar to the manner in which you lubricated the keys, apply mild lubricant on the keyboard surface and let it dry.

Once you have cleaned and lubricated all the parts, carefully reassemble the keyboard. Begin with placing all rubber components on the keyboard.


Next, fix all keys in their respective positions cautiously securing the wire in these keys. Use your finger and press down all keys, one at a time, firmly so that they fit properly in the slots. That is it.


The complete process will take you a maximum of 2 hours. Cleaning and lubricating the keyboard in the above prescribed manner once a year, can prevent many such situations.


Pressing the 'Function' key along with the 'Num lock' key (Fn + Numlock) or press the 'Function' Key along with the 'Shift' and 'Num Lock' key (Fn +Shift + NumLock). This will disable the lock and consequently solve your problem.

This was all about solving your laptop keyboard problems that you can try out yourself. After trying all the above given options, if you still find the keyboard still not working, you will have to take your laptop to a service center to get it repaired


Touchpad Not Working in Laptop


Most modern laptops come with a touchpad mouse built into the computer.

If you've tried to use the touchpad and the mouse pointer on screen is unresponsive, chances are that you or someone else has accidentally disabled the touchpad using one of the Function keys on the computer.


To fix an unresponsive touchpad on your laptop, reactivate it using the Function key on the keyboard.


This process is different for each computer manufacturer.

Locate the "Fn" key in the lower right or left corner of the laptop keyboard.

The "Fn" key typically has different colored text on it or the key itself is a different color.


Locate the function (F1 through F12) key at the top of the keyboard that disables or enables the touchpad on the laptop.


The key typically has an icon that resembles a touchpad with a finger touching it or a touchpad with a diagonal line through it.


Press both the "Fn" and touchpad Function key simultaneously to reactive the touchpad on your laptop.


Move your finger along the touchpad to verify that it works.

Press the combination at any time to disable the touchpad again.


Hope this helps

Nov 22, 2012 | Computers & Internet

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Hi, my acer aspire 4930's keyboard not functioning correctly.. when i press letter "a" it appear as "A1" same as "Q" appears "Q1".. pls help me


Hi.

Try cleaning the keyboard with a clean, dry paintbrush just in case there is anything stuck under the keys. Once you have cleaned the keyboard try typing keys to see if it does the same thing. If the keys type as normal then you have resolved the problem.
If the keys still type other characters along with the letter then there is a strong possibility that the keyboard needs to be replaced.
This usually happens when something has been spilt on the keyboard causing it to type random characters or the characters directly above or below them.

Seeing as the keyboard is a laptop keyboard you can use a wireles/wired keyboard or you can use the on-screen keyboard if you can't get the keyboard to work.


If there is anything else please post back.



Good luck.

Jun 07, 2011 | Computers & Internet

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Some of my letters are not working, how do i clean them inside and out? i have to use the on screen keyboard, to compose a post.


Cleaning the keyboard involves undoing all the retaining screws underneath the keyboard
I'd only attempt this if you have a model keyboard to work from as you will need to replace the keys in correct order afterwards, as and when one falls out

Once undone, the top and bottom halves will be ready to come apart, turn the keyboard over so that gravity holds the keys in position, remove the membrane carefully pull each key out in turn and wash it in soapy water, drying it thoroughly, replace and re-assemble

In point of fact the non working key issue is most likely down to a failed circuit anyway, so the job of cleaning the board may not work, you would be far better junking the keyboard and replacing it. I do mine every 12 months as the keyboard loses its action and replacing it is a cheap alternative to cleaning it

May 29, 2011 | Compaq Keyboard

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ACER ASPIRE ONE NETBOOK need help, keys 5,7,9,-,[ have stopped functioning, possible to small amount of coke being spilled on keyboard, have removed keys to clean under them but doesn't seem to make...


There's a need for you to bring your netbook to a service center to check for any possible hardware problem. Usual cleaning should be able to resolve this issue but if not it requires a local service center to ran further check on your netbook.

Apr 11, 2011 | Acer Aspire One Netbook 8.9" Notebook

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The keys that are alpha - numberic are typeing numbers instead of alphabet.


There should be a key marked [FN] check that key for something stuck under it. If nothing is there press the [FN] key and make sure the number lock is off and see if that corrects the problem. If it doesn't the next step would be double checking the keyboard selection inside windows and reloading the keyboard drivers finally if nothing from above corrects the problem you will need to replace the keyboard. If you have ever had that area open for maintenance or cleaning open it up again and make sure the connector hasn't come loose.

Feb 08, 2011 | IBM ThinkPad T42p PC Notebook

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Replace the keyboard ? It appears that the Function key (Fn) is "stuck" on. Depressing the Fn key (for keys with a Fn function) will "correct" the typing. How do you reset the Function key ?

Dec 07, 2009 | Computers & Internet

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My macbook keyboard got wet inside when i was clean the keyboard


pull the battery and disconnect the power first... you don't need it getting corroded inside due to electrical and temp..
Then get a compressed air can... at your local electronics store..
Blow around the h letter... see if you can force dry it a bit.
You may be able to rescue your macbook, if no luck let me know I have a good pdf of how to pull the top off your unit with step by step instructions...
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May 28, 2009 | Apple MacBook Housing, Top Case with...

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Laptop keyboard not working accdg to function


Ok what the problem is that your keyboard is basically dirty inside. So what you need to do is take the laptop in and ask them to clean your keyboard because the reason why that's happening is because your keys on the inside are dirty and need to be cleaned. Also if your laptop is pretty old the keyboard is just simply falling apart and needs to either be replaced or repaired. If you have any other questions please let me know.

Apr 08, 2009 | HP Pavilion dv6000z Notebook

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Certain keys are not functioning properly on the Keyborad


dear roshni your keyboard is doing problem due to dust so dear clean it from inside.

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