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Laptop keyboard keys stop functioning after a dissection

by rajalo87 / May 30, 2010 3:34 AM PDT

I have been having problems keeping my touchpad and keyboard functioning after taking my laptop apart. In the first instance, my touchpad stopped working a couple weeks after the dissection. I took the computer back apart, and re-secured the touch pad jack in the motherboard connector, and it worked again.

The second instance, which I havent been able to solve, is the keyboard keys. Certain keys will stop working after some period of use, usually a couple hours to a couple days.

I have tried readjusting the keyboard jack in the motherboard connector, also have tried turning off the computer and taking out the battery for a while.

Please help

Its an HP Pavilion dv5000 with Windows XP.

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This one.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / May 30, 2010 4:07 AM PDT

In some machines is due to the old laptop battery. Let me not repeat why but skip to "the test."

Remove the battery and see if it works.

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Key Problems still
by rajalo87 / May 31, 2010 4:53 AM PDT
In reply to: This one.

The computer and battery are old, about 4 years. But I gave that a try, took the battery out for about for about an hour, and the keys still dont work.

I did notice that the keys that are not functioning are all adjacent to each other in one cluster on the keypad.

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That sounds like a row or column failure.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / May 31, 2010 8:50 AM PDT
In reply to: Key Problems still

Have you tried a new keyboard. These run well under 99 bucks and much cheaper than a new laptop.

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