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Toshiba Laptop keyboard stopped working

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Haifa, Dec 27, 2012.

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  1. Haifa

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    I managed to fix one of the hinges of the laptop screen and when I tightened all the screws back, started the computer and discovered that the keyboard stopped working. However, the mouse pad is working. I checked the keyboard from the control panel and it says "this device is working properly". I tried taking out the battery, rebooting, but nothing worked so far. What could be the problem?.
     
  2. etaf

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    you may have disconnected the keyboard cable

    does the on-screen keyboard work ?

    start>programs>accessories>ease of access>on-screen keyboard
     
  3. Haifa

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    Yes it does. So does the mouse pad on the actual keyboard. Is there more than one cable?
     
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    Managed to connect the cable. Now all keys work except CTRL and Shift Keyes on both sides. What could have gone wrong?
     
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    not sure - usually just the one cable - but make sure its correctly inserted and seated
     
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