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jonathan rodriguez Posted on Jul 08, 2007
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Keyboard problem when i use my laptop, certain keys don't work. the q,w,a,s,z, and x keys are the only ones that don't work.

  • Anonymous Feb 25, 2008

    my u and m keys don't work.

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Must disassemble and remove keyboard. Look for 1.) some liquid that has spilled on left side of keyboard and then dried leaving a film that is preventing electrical contact or 2.) a keyboard connector has loosened.

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1.Diagnose the problem. When you press a key on your laptop keyboard, does it get stuck? Does the computer respond to your inputs? In almost all of these cases, the solution will lie in opening up your notebook's keyboard. However, to prevent extra work, press every key (do this in a word-processing program) and see which keys are affected. If every single key on a keyboard does not respond, you might have a software issue, which may require specialized help.
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3.Remove the keys that are not working. Do this by grabbing some fingernail clippers and pulling out the hook-like fingernail cleaner extension. Use the small hook to gently pull the key up , which will expose a collapsible plastic hinge (commonly known as a key retainer) as well as a small rubber circular piece. Gently lift both of these pieces out of the keyboard.
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5.Reassemble and replace the keys. Simply fit the key retainer as well the little rubber piece together in the way you found them and then firmly press the key cap back in place.
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