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Re: Laptop Keyboard asdf, jkl;, enter disabled on boot up




g wrote:
> Gene Heskett wrote:
>
> > I suspect the keyboard has been contaminated, possibly by a soft drink
>
> > I won't be responsible, but I've heard, and did it just once 15
> years ago,
> > that the top rack in the dishwasher is safe.
>
> i would first try checking connectors and cables before attempting to
> clean.
> ie, remove and reinsert all connectors.
>
> keyboard keys are in an x - y map. being that all keys not working are in
> same row, this would tend to indicate that problem is common to this
> one row.
>
> being that there is a time passage, this tends to indicate that there is
> something no making contact when cold and makes after heat up and
> expansion.
>
> look closely to see if there may be a bad solder connection that
> traces from
> 'a -> enter' keys on keyboard circuit board. trace connection thru to main
> board and follow trace to matrix ic.
>
> hth.
>
>
> peace out.
>
> tc,hago.
>
> g
>
I think g has good advice. He noticed there could be a heat issue here.

My suggestion is: replace the keyboard with a new one. It's cheap, just
search for a new one on Ebay.

Bob Cochran


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