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notebook computer

by ldegoth / November 26, 2004 3:57 PM PST

okay, running win xp home, and my keyboard has kinda died. on a notebook. very annoying to say the least. now the kinda part, some keys work some don't, some on right side, some on left side, completely random as far as i can tell. did a virus scan, did the format, pleaded, begged and whining. no love?
someone out there must have a clue..
thanks for the help

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Re: notebook computer
by Michael Geist / November 26, 2004 8:43 PM PST
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Any thing spill on the keyboard?

Solutions:

1) Use an external keyboard
2) Replace the keyboard.

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Re: notebook computer
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / November 26, 2004 9:14 PM PST
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Turn the keyboard upside down and give it a (gentle) shake.

See what goodies comes out, eg crumbs, paper clips, bits of paper, etc.

Mark

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Re: notebook computer
by Papa Echo / November 26, 2004 9:23 PM PST
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You can also use the on-screen keyboard : Start>All Programs> Accessories>Accessibility>On screen keyboard. Not exactly a solution, but OK until you get the real thing fixed.

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Re: notebook computer
by ldegoth / November 27, 2004 2:37 PM PST
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kay,not that i know of.
and did try the gentle shake, the oxygen blow out and gently prying off keys and physically looking..no love.
now...how do i replace a notebook keyboard.? haven't ever seen a replacement keyboard for them..so i'm kinda clueless.

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Re: notebook computer
by Michael Geist / November 27, 2004 9:37 PM PST
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I start with a visit to the manufacturers website then I Google the appropriate make and model for availability.

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