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04-30-2014, 02:31 PM #1
calling all computer guys
alright! i know that we have a few guys here that are good with computers so here is my issue. the hindges broke on my laptop. it is 2 years old. At the moment i dont have the funds for a new one. so, following some online guides i drilled some holes and inserted screws to fix the hinge issue. when i did this i had to remove the keyboard. now the g,h, esc, backspace, 8 keys do not work. i searched around online and attempted every repair that i could find. i was concerned that it was a programming issue, but from what i read if it is a programming issue then the same keys will not function when a usb keyboard is plugged in. is this correct? should i just replace the keyboard and hope it works? they are only $10. any suggestions for a fix? i reset the bios settings to factory because some people said that fixed theirs. i tried taking the battery out and holding the power button for 30 seconds and then reboot. when i look at the hardware settings it shows nothing for the keyboard. same when i check the status. the laptop is an hp g72 running windows 7. thanks guys
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04-30-2014, 04:21 PM #3
@Pikey did the keyboard work perfectly fine before you took it apart to fix the hinges?
Like BornAgain said, double check the keyboard wiring connection. Also, do you have a USB keyboard you can plug into the laptop and check it that way?Clint (TX) 2001 Silverado LS 4.8L auto 2wd ECSB [GARAGE]
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04-30-2014, 04:47 PM #4
yes, it did work fine. i fear i ma have flexed it too much when i took it out. i disconnected that connector and reinstalled it 3 or 4 times. i am using a mini usb keyboard right now. it sucks. i could not access the bios or startup menu because the esc key is dead. but i was able to with the usb keyboard
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Certainly wont fix your installed keyboard, but last Easter when my grandaughter allowed a chocolate easter bunny to melt on and toast my HP Laptop keyboard I bought a $15 USB connected IR keyboard.
A year later and Ive discovered for me since I rarely take the laptop anywhere the new keyboard works great and is more comfortable to use.
04-30-2014, 06:57 PM #7
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I bought a kvm (or is it kmv?) switch where I have a wireless logitech mouse and keyboard combo hooked into it so regardless of what computer I'm on I use the same keyboard and mouse. Can't stand using the notebooks keyboard anymore.
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Pikey thanked for this post04-30-2014, 10:46 PM #10
I found one on amazon for $14 with prime shipping. I replaced the screen about a year ago after my 5 year old threw a dog bone at me and cracked it. cost me $90. i think that i have been down every avenue i can as far as trouble shooting this thing. after the posts about the connecter i pulled it apart again and had it running while i played with the connecter. i never got any of the non working buttons to function. hopefully the keyboard fixes it. typing on this little thing is terrible. thanks for all of your help
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