Some keys fail after disconnect keyboard from laptop mobo

March 24, 2013 at 05:02:01
Specs: Windows XP, noidea
My daughters laptop needed a fan cleaning. I took the back off including the keyboard. The keyboard connector to the motherboard was stiff, and it required a little gentle teasing to flip the plastic part up that releases the "ribbon" style plug. After cleaning the fan and replacing the keyboard a group of keys didnt work. I tested system with external keyboard and all worked. I replaced the keyboard, and it now works.

My feeling is that the "teasing" has broken a connection in the keyboard socket on the motherboard.

I believe this probably means a new motherboard.

Does this make sense to you? The replacement is about £180 - and I dont want to buy the wrong bit if this is unlikely to be the problem.

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March 24, 2013 at 08:10:42
I also accidentally broke the plastic holder for the ribbon on my HP laptop 6 years ago while replacing the keyboard. I just put it together best I could and the Laptop still functions well to this day...mine would have required motherboard replacement....but like I still works great...

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