One letter in the keyboard is hangig out & typing on it is so hard
My newly bought used laptop, has a letter on the keyboard that neds to be hit to be typed, the letter is hanging out & when I loked under it I noticed some glue around it..looks the old owner tried to glue it, how can fix it?
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First thing you can try is blowing high pressure air from a special canister under the keyboard, and you'd probably want to open it up as well, and take a better look.
You can order a replacement keyboard if it bugs you too much, for 40 $ - http://www.sparepartswarehouse.com/devicetype-vendor-modelline-modelseries-partlist.aspx devicetype=0&vendorlevel=ModelSeries&modelseriescatid=33134&partcatid=140868&filter=2
Even if you're not ordering, you can use it as a pretense to get them to show you how to open it up - or not as a pretense, since its a good idea to open it up and assess the damage.
If it costs you anything get the **** you bought it from to share costs.
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I bought a used laptop with some missing letters on it as well. What I did, was simply use my Brother P-touch labeler and printer out capitalized letters. Then peel off back and stick right on keys. A simple answer.
If the keys are hard to push you could have something under them, try vacuuming the keyboard. If they move freely, but you need to "mash" them you likely have a bad keyboard with the keys you mention as keyboards use a row and column method to detect key presses, and the keys you mention are often on the same column.
There is not so much that could be done to repair a keyboard. Disassemble the laptop, check the ribbon cable connecting the keyboard to the motherboard. If the ribbon cable is loose, tighten it. If it is tight, replace the keyboard with a new one
This can be either a bad keyboard or a bad system board. There's no way to tell without swapping out the keyboard. Laptop keyboards aren't hard to replace and cost about $50-60. If that does not resolve the problem, learn to live with it because a replacing the system board generally isn't worth the cost unless you have it covered under warranty.
Can you pull all data off of it? Is it still under warranty? If not find a computer on e-bay, pull the hard drive out of it and reinstall your hard drive in the new computer, buy an external 2 1/2 inch hard drive enclosure enclosure for the hard drive from the new computer. Thre is more than likey mother board problems.
Its not a virus issue, Depending on how long and how hard you have been using your laptop keyboard, the hardware can become damaged over time. Best suggestion is to have it checked out by a local BestBuy Geek Squad Technician, to check to make sure that it is a hardware issue. Otherwise, they now have the roll out laptop keyboards for easy use and travel, and very hard to break.