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Laptop Keyboard Issue HP TX2

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#1 shimz482


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Posted 25 April 2011 - 11:53 AM

I'm guessing this is due to a water damage, the bottom row of my keyboard is spitting out the wrong letters.
Eg: zxcvbnm,./ is showing up as asdfbnjkl;

Any other solutions other than replacing the entire keyboard?

I have a HP Touchsmart tx2

Please help!!



Edited by shimz482, 25 April 2011 - 11:55 AM.

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Posted 25 April 2011 - 01:32 PM

Is the Num Lock on?

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Posted 25 April 2011 - 06:06 PM

That sounds like the water that was spilled on the laptop got inside the keyboard and is shorting certain sections of the keyboard matrix, causing the bottom row of keys to work incorrectly. It would be extremely difficult to take apart the keyboard and dry it out, so you'll probably end up replacing the keyboard (unless there is a software issue).
Water could also be inside the keyboard connector on the laptop's motherboard. In this case, you would only need to dry the inside of the connector and the contacts on the keyboard.
Of course, I am assuming that water (or some liquid) actually got spilled on the laptop. The keyboard or the connection to the motherboard could still be bad.

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Posted 26 April 2011 - 02:16 AM

Definitely odd. Before you replace the keyboard completely, I'd try two things:

1) Remove the keyboard and reseat (reinsert) the keyboard ribbon cable -- and also clean off anything on the contacts with a little rubbing alcohol of 91% concentration or higher.

2) Make sure your keyboard settings are correct and set to English. It could be that your keyboard settings in windows are set to a different language. Under control panel you will find options for "Regional and Language settings", although it might be slightly different depending on your windows version. From there you should be able to find options for your keyboard language control.

Lets see if either of these methods turn anything up.

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