Solved Some keys on laptop not working

May 19, 2006 at 12:27:33
Specs: WinXP, 1.8ghz
Hello, I have a laptop that is a few years old. Everything works fine except a few keys that are not working properly. For example, the Enter and ESC keys I have to press really, really hard in order to get them to work. I mean, to the point where if I'm just typing normally, they do not respond at all. (I have no problem on other keyboards). What I want to know there a way to fix these keys individually or do I have to replace the whole keyboard? And, if I can fix them would I do that? Thanks!

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May 19, 2006 at 14:39:03


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May 19, 2006 at 17:16:19
get air cleaner..spray it out

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May 20, 2006 at 14:23:16
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A normal laptop keyboard is a sort of printed circuit board that has a simple copper tab that presses down to a copper plate. They get quite small of a contact area. For the most part you can do little unless you can carefully take the whole thing apart. I don't suggest that. Most are sealed so you can't even clean the contact or repair the tabs or plates.

Consider getting a new old stock keyboard or just get a new computer.

Most computers have some online doc's that tell how to remove the keyboard. No company offers any advice on how to fix one key. They might offer that to their techs but unlikely too.

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