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Windows 7: Keyboard stopped working

22 Aug 2010   #11
windrider

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Make sure to look up a manual on your laptop, before you take it apart. Better than taking apart too much.
I have taken a few apart, and I like manuals on them beforehand.
Once my daughter is home, I have my own to take apart as the keyboard quit working all of a sudden also.
I already had her run Virus scan and Malwarebytes as well.


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22 Aug 2010   #12
smarteyeball

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by windrider View Post
Make sure to look up a manual on your laptop, before you take it apart. Better than taking apart too much.
I have taken a few apart, and I like manuals on them beforehand.
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Definitely check the manual first.

Disassembling a laptop for the first time can be a little daunting. Read the manual and take it slow, as some laptops and their wires vary in their lengths and it's relatively easy to 'yank out' a few wires.

Removing/replacing a laptops keyboard isn't that hard, but it can be quite tricky when done for the first time.
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23 Aug 2010   #13
googs64

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Took it apart. Unplugged/plugged in all the connections... and it works now. Thanks guys!
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23 Aug 2010   #14
DocBrown

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by googs64 View Post
Took it apart. Unplugged/plugged in all the connections... and it works now. Thanks guys!

Congrats on your success
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24 Aug 2010   #15
smarteyeball

 
 

Good to hear
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24 Aug 2010   #16
pebbly

win 7 ultimate32bit, Win8.1pro wmc 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by googs64 View Post
Took it apart. Unplugged/plugged in all the connections... and it works now. Thanks guys!
Sometimes it is the silliest things that go wrong with lappys , Glad we were able to help you
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27 Aug 2010   #17
windrider

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Glad it worked out for you.
As for me I have an Acer Aspire 3003, and after a couple days of searching, reinstalling software, I found out all I had to do was pull the battery. That affected the touchpad and keyboard.
All is working great now for me also. But I guess i need to buy a new battery.
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04 Jun 2012   #18
sweetwilldrums

Windows 7 home 64 bit
 
 
Pulling the battery worked for my frozen keyboard

Thanks to all who have posted on this thread. I am very grateful, especially to windrider for the common sense approach. I pulled the battery before attempting to dismantle the keyboard. Popped it out, slid it back in, powered the unit on, and I was able to type in my security password which wasn't happening before.

Very cool! Thank you very much! Blessings to you all.

Billy
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05 May 2014   #19
Fellwalker

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DocBrown View Post
A student had a laptop key stuck in the down position that was preventing any other keys from being used. Carefully test each & every key for being stuck or not.
Well that was a relief. Thank you. My down arrow key was stuck. I'd been having trouble with my external keyboard, as it is much older than the laptop; I thought they might have been related but thankfully read your message after many posts suggesting re-installing all sorts of stuff, taking apart the laptop, and playing with registry entries (the last two of which I avoid unless there is no other way).
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