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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.

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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

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Hello,
Restart your computer and tap F8 while it's restarting. Once you see the options to boot to safe mode, then use the arrow key to highlight it and hit enter.
Try your keyboard inside safe mode. If it does the same thing, then Remove the keyboard and clean it.
If the keyboard works fine inside safe mode, then do a system restore to a date when the keyboard didn't have any problem yet.
Click Start > Programs > Accessories > System Tools > System Restore.

I hope this helps!

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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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Hello. I have an Acer Aspire 5517. And just recently, out of nowhere, a few letters do not respond. Like the letter "t" won't respond. And a few others. This happened completely out of the...


Hi vay_m0u8 ,

This is an indication that your keyboard is going to be out of order in some time.

All you need to do is to get the keyboard replaced if it's under warranty or follow the procedure below to check if it works.

  1. Open your keyboard , (Only if it's not under warranty) and then with a soft cloth clean the circuit present inside , you can use liquid like petrol for good cleaning.
  2. Once you have cleaned it , close your keyboard and then , check if it works fine.
  3. If the problem persists , either get a new keyboard , or get a replacement , if the keyboard is still under warranty.
Hope this helps ..:)

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Hi i have a problem with my key board.. if i press number 3 it shows instead 3 only it became 23 and same to letter e becames we,letter d becames sd ansd letter c became xc..please i need your help to...


This should be leakage in the keyboard touching sensors. Cleaning inside the keyboard may resolve this issue, otherwise you need to replace the keyboard.

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Laptop keyboard- when using the letter t opens a new tab.. sometimes using the key r will close a tab. It happens when surfing or composing emails.


It sounds like the Ctrl key is stuck. Tap both of them a couple of times to get unstuck. This should work. Best of luck to you :)

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Letter "p" key not working.


pull the key out of keyboard, Press the rubber directly using any material that would fit there and check if it works...If it doesnt work then probably the place where letter P is placed is damaged...

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The letter t on my keyboard is no working.. (using on-screen keyboard now)


Could be a bad keyboard. Laptop keyboards are a bit difficult to clean. You could try, though. Otherwise, replace the keyboard.

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Keyboard wont work properly takes about 10 sec for the letter to show on the screen after hitting the keyboard, external keyboard works gr8, anyone got any ideas???????


it has a redundancy error. get an expert to loose you keyboard only, clean the flex panel on the keyboard with a clean cloth and use a clean brush to clean the attachment port on the board and refix it back. it will work fine. it is caused by dirt. good luck

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