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# 251250 14-Jun-2019 23:11
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Hi

 

 

 

I'm having some problems with the keyboard on my HP Pavilion laptop.  I did knock some wine over, and some splashed, so I assume that caused it, however the issues seem very erratic so I am not sure.

 

 

 

some letters work on lower case, but not upper, case in poins the "s".  some letters don't work at all sometimes.

 

 

 

In lightroom, I used to be able to press ctrl and select multiple images for merging into either hdr or pano mode.  This no longer works.

 

 

 

I have Googled and tried one or to things, but still the erratic errors, which vary in execution. The lightroom issue started tonight, and nothing I've tried has helped.

 

 

 

Help greatly appreciated.





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  # 2258581 15-Jun-2019 01:00
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Replace the keyboard.




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Ultimate Geek


  # 2258764 15-Jun-2019 15:12
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Hmm - thought that might the answer.





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  # 2258800 15-Jun-2019 17:29
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I'm assuming I can use a USB keyboard as a plug n play in the meantime





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  # 2258841 15-Jun-2019 18:29
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silverbirch:

 

I'm assuming I can use a USB keyboard as a plug n play in the meantime

 

 

Yeah mate, it's best to take the keyboard out and look at the product code so you can look it up and get a replacement, second best is to just use the laptop model number and serial to find a replacement keyboard.

 

I've successfully gotten replacement keyboards from Aliexpress. They usually go for around $40, depending on your make and model. If you need help in Auckland let me know.




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  # 2258843 15-Jun-2019 18:49
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I'm in Hastings.  Not too sure about taking laptop apart, but seeing as I have, at times, put different/extra cards into a PC, I suppose it can't be too difficult

 

 





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  # 2258846 15-Jun-2019 18:55
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It's actually quite easy, I've replaced several and I'm not exactly the DYI kind. Search YouTube for videos about how to replace the keyboard for your laptop.




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  # 2258853 15-Jun-2019 19:13
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This laptop, HP Pavilion has solid keyboard with separate keys - if that makes sense





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  # 2258857 15-Jun-2019 20:06
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Using a plug in USB keyboard should also help prove the keyboard is faulty.

 

I'd also check to see if you haven't got a stuck (gummed up) key that is stuck in the depressed position. From memory the keys operate in matrix and one stuck key can cause unusual results when another key is pressed.





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