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Compaq Presario 2500 (2598us) loose keyboard

I replaced the dvd drive on a compaq presario, which required removing the keyboard. I thought I was quite gentle with it, but apparently not enough, because now the keyboard keys have to be pushed twice or harder than before to register as a pressed key. The problem is getting to be very annoying.

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  • Justin Goldberg Aug 21, 2008

    thanks pyrhyc. I'll do that asap.

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You might want to check the keyboard connection. It sounds as if it's not connected or seated properly.

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