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#1 donele

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Posted 06 August 2012 - 07:53 AM

My computer has been typing iiiiiiiiiiii on ts own and t also does not tiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiype the letter iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii when press the kiey. iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii

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EDIT: I tried to reboot the laptop and it started beeping when it to to the Windows Startup page. I pressed the off button and then turned it back on. When it turned on it went to a black screen that said that the comp did not start up correctly and Launch Startup Repair. It then launched a startup repair screen and asked to restore to a previous point (which i also tried previously. I had to reboot it a second time because it started beeping again and then Norton Utility had to be removed and reinstalled . . it now works fine (after 3 hourse of rebooting). But in a few hours it will start again.
Any suggestions????

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Posted 06 August 2012 - 12:41 PM

That generally indicates a stuck key. Which would indicate that it is time for a new keyboard.

When it is acting up what happens if you start tapping the i key?

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Posted 06 August 2012 - 02:42 PM

Thank you for your response.
Nothing happens . . it simply will not type the i when I press it. I does not "feel" stuck, it feels like the other working keys. I even cleaned the keyboard with a can of air duster to make sure nothing is under there. Do you think it is still the keyboard? But please keep in mind when I restart the computer to stop the iiiiii's from taking over, it beeps when I get to the Windows start up and states that it did not start up correctly and launches a startup repair eachtime.

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Posted 06 August 2012 - 02:51 PM

If you give the make and model I may be able to tell you how to unhook the keyboard. Then plug in a USB keyboard and if the problem goes away definite it is the keyboard. If problem still exists with the laptop keyboard unhooked then not the keyboard.

I suggest not trying it without disassembly instructions. The connectors on laptops are delicate and easy to break.

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Posted 06 August 2012 - 05:46 PM

It's a toshiba satellite L505. Thanks.

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Posted 06 August 2012 - 06:12 PM

That is a fairly easy one let me work up a tutorial for it and find some images of the harder parts. I should be posting it tomorrow.

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Posted 06 August 2012 - 10:51 PM

Unless Roger comes back with a better tutorial, I found this one >>
Removing Toshiba laptop keyboard Follow steps 1 to 6 and Be Very Careful at Steps 5 and 6

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Posted 07 August 2012 - 10:24 AM

noknojon, :thumbsup: that one handles it pretty good. This is how far I got before I had to run.

Hi,
Just above the keyboard is a narrow strip that runs side to side above the keyboard Called the keyboard cover.

Release the latches on the keyboard cover, starting on the right side.
I usually use a small flat screwdriver that can fit between the keys to pry up.
Then Remove the keyboard cover.

Remove four screws.

Release the keyboard lock latches. Those will be plastic that latches over the keyboard to help hold it in place. I usually pull gently in the middle of the keyboard at the top until they pop loose on each side. Note that there may be also be a plastic latch in the middle of the Keyboard on top.

Then as you slide the keyboard gently towards the screen you will see a flat really thin cable that attaches to the motherboard. That cable is held in place with

I hadn't got to the step six part last night that was next. Then I was going to pull out the Camera and take pictures of me removing the keyboard on a similar Toshiba Laptop. Since you found a good tutorial I'm not going to bother.

From the Tutorial

Warning! If you break the connector, you'll have to replace the motherboard.

Being careful and not having to go crazy trying to recover works best. I use two thumbnails one on each side to gently press against and move the locking clip. Just remember to slide it parallel to the Motherboard. I have to say yes and no as regards replacing the motherboard. If all you do is pop the white slide out to far and it stays intact you will generally be fine as it is used to put pressure against the cable. Then you put it together and put some good quality tape over the connector and you should be fine. The problem is if part of it that presses against the cable breaks off. I lost one and could not find it. It stayed attached until I blew all the crud out of the Laptop. It went too, I never did find it.

Thanks
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Posted 07 August 2012 - 04:19 PM

@ Roger - Thanks -
I also liked the way that you can click on the pictures and get a Good Detailed view of it
The details are for how to remove the motherboard, but Steps 1 to 6 are all we need off that tutorial

Just glad they did not show one of the Black ones (like mine) as the detail would be hard to see -

@ donele - Please post back once you finish and tell us if that helped at all -

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Posted 07 August 2012 - 06:43 PM

just a note ,i broke the connectors off the first laptop i ever took apart [belonged to a customer /friend ],and use electric glue gun to hold it in place and the laptop works for years afterwards ,no need to replace motherboard ,didn't have as much luck with the power button connection i broke on my own laptop .lol

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Posted 08 August 2012 - 09:13 AM

I suspect that breaking a connector is a part of the learning process for most technicians. The ones I had the most trouble with strangely enough were the white plastic plugs with four wires for the speakers. Some of them seemed determined to self destruct. I tried Small needle nose and Tweezers with them gripping each side to help remove the plug and some of them the plastic was too soft and that was that. The newer laptops seem to use better materials.

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