Question about Dell Inspiron 5000 Notebook
The leftside of my keyboard isn't working anybody have a ansewer?
Where is the bios security chip on the Dell insprion 5000 motherboard. I took it all apart and I cant seem to locate the chip. HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! anyone.
Posted on Nov 24, 2008
Hello, The keyboard is connected to the mainboard via a ribbon like connector. A keyboard is actually a matrix of contacts that are linked togheter via some 5-6 lines. If one of this lines fails (broken contact, a connector that got loose) an entire area of keys will stop to work. You may recognise connector problems of such type by looking carefully at the keys that don't work. You may find that the non working keys form lines from the top to the bottom. For example if you find that the "q" key isn't working, then the "a" and "z" and "alt" may not work as well. For "w" key, the coresponding line is "S" "x" "\" and so on. In order to fix this problem you need to dissasemble the laptop and check the connection between the keyboard and the motherboard. If you have some tools (small screwdrivers mostly) and some basic knoledge about dissasembling electronic things I will assist you through the process. Please reply back if you are willing to try to fix the laptop on your own and I will guide you through the process. Otherwise, a service center may be able to dissasemble the laptop and check that connector or the keyboard for a small fee. Please reply back when you make the decision to either repair it yourself or let a service center do the job. Good luck. Bogdan.
Posted on Jun 27, 2007
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