Toshiba Laptop keyboard stopped working

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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?.
 

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and when I tightened all the screws back, started the computer and discovered that the keyboard stopped working.
you may have disconnected the keyboard cable

does the on-screen keyboard work ?

start>programs>accessories>ease of access>on-screen keyboard
 

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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