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Posted 03 November 2014 - 09:57 PM
Posted 04 November 2014 - 01:31 AM
If it is properly attached and nothing is broken with it (like you didn't snap anything off etc when you took it apart) and it still doesn't work, then, I would boot to a linux mint cd and see if the keyboard and touch pad work there. If they don't, then I would assume that the keyboard needs to be replaced.
In the meantime you can use a regular USB keyboard.
Posted 04 November 2014 - 07:03 AM
I'll second a USB keyboard and mouse. Odds are you have damaged the keyboard and touch pad.
You may be able to replace them, but probably not worth the cost as this would be an out of warranty repair. The inside of HP laptops have a reactive resin that changes color when it gets wet and once a tech sees that warranty is out of the question. Replacing the keyboard and touchpad yourself isn't recommended as they are most likely ZIF ribbon cable connections and even the pros have broken a few and if you break the system board portion it means the system board has to be replaced.
Edited by Kilroy, 04 November 2014 - 07:07 AM.
Posted 06 November 2014 - 12:39 AM
Thanks for the tip of using a linux cd. Hopefully it'll function there. I'll post back with results.
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