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Ask from the laptop vendorfor keyboards that match your laptop type / model, or Google.

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I bought Logitech key 6 month back accidentally i spill the water on the keyboard after i removed battery and clean well and reassemble but some key did not work please give me solution.


Unfortunately you'll need to replace the keyboard, unless you know electronics and how to fix it. There are contacts inside the keyboard that connect the keys to the computer. It's likely these were damaged for some of the keys.

I did the same thing to a keyboard myself and had the same problem. When I opened the keyboard up, there were fried contacts. There is a way to fix this, but it requires special conductive paint of course opening the keyboard.

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Keyboard beeps but no movement


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
Hope this helps.

Jan 16, 2013 | HP Compaq Presario C304NR Notebook

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Keyboard 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
Hope this helps.

Jan 10, 2013 | Sony VAIO Computers & Internet

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Laptop keyboard is 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



Hope this helps.

Nov 25, 2012 | Computers & Internet

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How to repair blank screen


Try finding a button on the keyboard that turns the screen on and off. This is common with laptops. You may have to hold down a "Fn" key and press another to make the screen come on.

Jan 28, 2012 | ASUS Computers & Internet

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I spilt a drink on my keyboard of my laptop, and i guess it made my computer to shutdown,bc i have lost everything,and now a few of my keys dont work right. ex. when i hit n, it types n,but then it acts...


Hi.

The liquid has gotten between the membrane of the keyboard causing it to type other characters not related to the key which has been pressed. This means that you cannot fix the keyboard and you will have to replace the keyboard. You are very lucky that the liquid has not got to the major components and fried that laptop itself.

For the time being you will be able to use the on-screen keyboard which you will find by clicking on the Start Menu>All Programs>Accessories>Ease of Access.



Regards.

Jul 17, 2011 | Toshiba Satellite L455D-S5976 Notebook

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Computer come on but keys are lock can type pass work , water from iron leak into key board not a lots


This is a pretty common thing to happen. Here's a few options for you.

IMMEDIATELY, take the battery out of the laptop and unplug it! Water and electricity don't mix. After removing all power, take the laptop and put it into direct, full sunlight for several hours to try to dry off any remaining water.
The next day, try to see if the keyboard is still fried or you got lucky and its ok now. If it still doesn't work, you've got a couple of options:
1) 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.

2) 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: http://www.insidemylaptop.com
This site is full of tips and step by step instructions to replace things like keyboards. 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.

3) The other option if you're not feeling brave is to take it to someplace like Best Buy's Geek Squad and have them do it.

Best of luck! Hope this helps!


Jun 21, 2011 | Computers & Internet

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The f an j keys have stopped working


clean it maybe has some dush ony or somthing small thing inside

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