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#1 evrkusd

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Posted 09 September 2009 - 08:01 PM

My laptop (compaq presario f700) is having a lot of problems with the keyboard. Certain keys, (backspace, g, h, and various others less frequently) fail to work unless I press very hard or maybe it's just that i'm holding them down for so long while pressing hard.

I took off the problem keys and looked under and there was a bit of dust but it didn't fix the problem. They all seem to fail at once and then all work again so i'm thinking it's a hardware/ connection issue?
I'm running vista and ubuntu and the problem appears in both (no spyware in vista either so not a keylog or something..)

Does anyone have any suggestions or know how to take the keyboard out (if this is advisable) and check out the connections?

thanks

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#2 garmanma

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Posted 10 September 2009 - 11:05 AM

You won't see anything by taking it out
It sounds like it needs to be replaced
Here's the maintenance manual for it:
http://h10032.www1.hp.com/ctg/Manual/c01295900.pdf
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