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Solved: Some keys on laptop not working

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by joe snuffy, May 31, 2006.

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  1. joe snuffy

    joe snuffy Thread Starter

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    I have an HP omnibook xe and the G, H, and ' keys will not work. I tried to clean the keyboard, but that didnt help. I replaced the keyboard and still the same keys are not working. Is this a problem with the system board or maybe some software issues? Any help would be appreciated.
     
  2. titanium_soul

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    i would guess its the ribbon cable going from the keyboard to the motherboard :(
     
  3. Triple6

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    The cable is part of the keyboard in most Omnibooks.

    I'd try the keys from a DOS prompt, download any basic boot disk from www.bootdisk.com and see if you can type those 3 keys.
     
  4. joe snuffy

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    I tried the DOS boot disc and still no luck. I am guessing that it probably going to be the mother board? I did recently do a fresh install of Windows XP you think that there may have been some corrupt files?
     
  5. Triple6

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    Well using a DOS boot disk completely removes Windows out of the equation.

    Thats bad news if its the motherboard.
     
  6. joe snuffy

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    I suppose thats what it is just hoping that someone knew something that might fix it. I appreciate the effort. Thanks!
     
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