Help! My laptop keyboard doesn't work

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  1. jonlin

    jonlin Member

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    Ok, here's the problem.
    I turned on the computer. Good.
    I clicked on my user account. Good.
    I started to type. Bad.
    The only keys that registered were( I checked) Space, Backspace(Which oddly registered as a character in the password screen) and M(Which oddly registered as Enter).
    It's definitely a computer problem. I 'borrowed' my dad's USB keyboard in hope it worked. Yes? No. The USB keyboard was acting up in the same way that it was on my laptop's keyboard. So where's the problem?
    (PS I thank the person who helps me in advance)
     
  2. vcuber13

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    have you tried rebooting?
     
  3. Dene

    Dene Premium Member

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    And if that doesn't work try updating the driver.
     
  4. ben1996123

    ben1996123 Banned

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    see what happens if you use the on screen keybroad .
     
  5. CarlBrannen

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    The keyboard communicates with the main board using a flat "ribbon" cable. I'm guessing that yours is partly loose. But you must have been very lucky to get it to partially work.

    These seem like pretty reasonable instructions (at first glance). I doubt they're for your laptop but it gives you the flavor of what you'd be getting into if you wanted to try this. You'd have to download the repair manual for your particular type of laptop. And ***warning***, you shouldn't try this if you're clumsy (and most people are very clumsy; they quickly break the tiny fragile parts in modern computers):
    http://www.laptoprepair101.com/laptop/2007/08/30/removing-replacing-laptop-keyboard/
     

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