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Windows 7: I want to disable my laptop keyboard but how?


09 Jan 2012   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 Bit
 
 
I want to disable my laptop keyboard but how?

My niese dropped milk on the laptop of my keyboard and now it keeps typing the "[" sign. I bought an external keyboard thinking it would disable the other one but it didn't. How do I disable my laptop keyboard without opening the laptop?

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10 Jan 2012   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, XP Mode, W8.1 Preview VM - 7 Pro x64 second remote tower
 
 

One thing a quick Bing search solves fast is How to Disable a Keyboard on a Laptop

A second guide found at the eHow site also explains How to Disable a Laptop Mouse

Just before to read the Tips & Warnings part at the end of each of those.
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10 Jan 2012   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, & Mac OS X 10.9.2
 
 

how long ago did she do it? if it was recent then chances are its still moist inside, holding a hair dryer to the keyboard for a while to fully dry it out may help.

or strip the laptop and remove keyboard and clean with an alcohol based cleaner, as it will evaporate quickly.
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10 Jan 2012   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Laptop keyboards are usually easy to remove, so you could try cleaning it, or getting a replacement on eBay for around $10-$20.
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10 Jan 2012   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, XP Mode, W8.1 Preview VM - 7 Pro x64 second remote tower
 
 

You still have to careful when trying to get the casing open on some of them. Hopefully you will be able to use the laptop itself not just replace the keyboard as long as no other damage was seen from being wet inside!

Don't get any hand held wet! Cell phones, netbooks, etc.!
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11 Jan 2012   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Night Hawk View Post
You still have to careful when trying to get the casing open on some of them. Hopefully you will be able to use the laptop itself not just replace the keyboard as long as no other damage was seen from being wet inside!

Don't get any hand held wet! Cell phones, netbooks, etc.!
Haha, thank you for your help and the advice. I tried to find a program like that but didn't have any luck. The key is now disabled.
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11 Jan 2012   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, XP Mode, W8.1 Preview VM - 7 Pro x64 second remote tower
 
 

You're welcome! Hopefully you will get the insides dried out and cleaned up a bit!

Like badger906 was pointing out using something like a small drop of lcd cleaner for example with an alcohol base to clean up the once wet spots inside very carefully will hopefully show if all is still good and nothing got... shorted out?

Anything wet inside of anything electronic in nature is never good! As for simply preferring an external keyboard and wanting to disable the one included as well as the touch pad those seemed to be the best two to find.

Those would have helped when I gave a cordless keyboard to someone with a used laptop where the onboard keyboard was in dire need! The unit looked like it went a war zone by the way it had been treated!
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12 Jan 2012   #8

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Night Hawk View Post
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Anything wet inside of anything electronic in nature is never good!
Main reason number one why I was not an early adopter of liquid cooling. I know that they are closed systems that are tested to conditions beyond what I could ever come up with, yet there's a little voice in the back of my head...

It's the same voice that told me during my navy days not to volunteer for submarine duty. Who would get on a ship that was DESIGNED to sink???!!!
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12 Jan 2012   #9

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

I would and did.
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12 Jan 2012   #10

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, XP Mode, W8.1 Preview VM - 7 Pro x64 second remote tower
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by PeaB4YouGo View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Night Hawk View Post
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Anything wet inside of anything electronic in nature is never good!
Main reason number one why I was not an early adopter of liquid cooling. I know that they are closed systems that are tested to conditions beyond what I could ever come up with, yet there's a little voice in the back of my head...

It's the same voice that told me during my navy days not to volunteer for submarine duty. Who would get on a ship that was DESIGNED to sink???!!!
Well in actual fact subs are designed to submerge not sink! It's called reduced buoyancy where weight exceeds ablity to float until tanks are flooded with air much on the idea of a balloon but not necessarily heated or helium instead.

On a sub however if something gets wet you can replace it at port if not service it on the spot. For a self contained electroic device like a notebook, netbook, or other the circuitry inside is simply too delicate.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
I would and did.
Hope you enjoyed your tour of duty there!
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