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    sand_tragedy is offline Member Frequent Poster
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    Default Laptop Keyboard Problem

    Hi all, I am having problem with my Laptop such that the "s" refuses to work. ALL other keys work perfectly, and I have taken the key cover off and checked underneath for anything that would prevent its function (e.g dust, dirt). It suddenly stopped working while I was playing CS:S (lol). I wager that the problem is due to repeated usage or pressing too hard. I was wondering if anyone could provide me with a passive solution (*crosses finger* doesn't involve taking it apart). If it helps, my laptop is an Asus L4 Model, of which I have used for about 1 and a half years.
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    If you take a pair of scissors or something, and pry out the S key you can check if anything is clogging it or in the way.

    On my keyboard under the S key there is like a green button (It might be a diff color) if the key isn't touching the button then even when you press it it won't work.

    If you take off the S key and press the button with like a pencil or something, and it still doesn't work it means that it's a problem with the circuit in the keyboard and you have to get a new one or fix it somehow.

    Also if you spilled something on the keyboard in the past it might have affected it, but since it's only one key that's really weird. Hope this helps you.

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    shit...

    No clue. Sounds like you just wore the contacts out. I'm not sure what an Asus laptop keyboard looks like on the inside. You could have to do anything from taking a toothbrush to the contacts on the board and key (where they meet to send the signal that you pushed the key down... you know... take an old SNES controler or something appart and you'll find out what I'm talking about), to having to put a very, VERY small drop of solder on there.

    That kind of problem usually just requires that you play with it and use your head as to what to try next untill you get it working. Sorry I can't be of more help, but I think you will have to tear the laptop open, and at least be able to take the keyboard and/or keys out. I can almost guarentee you it's the contacts though.
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    The only way to fix that is to use ghetto methods, like taking the key out, gluing a piece of plastic or whatever just to force the contact.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jyuu
    The only way to fix that is to use ghetto methods, like taking the key out, gluing a piece of plastic or whatever just to force the contact.
    Gods bless the ghetto rig. T-T

    If anyone builds models or knows someone who does, keep them little plastic trees that the parts come on. A soldering gun and a few of those is good for rebuilding that little plastic plate on your MP3 player that cracked into 4 pieces and you only found 3 after it took a swan dive out the car window doing 30MPH. XD

    Just don't breath the fumes. @_@
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    well this happened to me like 3 weeks ago so i took a pen and carefullu took the letter out cleaned using a cloth(make sure its not wet) then placed it back and checked it again and found it working again....hope this helps
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    what should you do if a button is too sensitive?

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    dang, have you tried that? does that work?

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    Quote Originally Posted by flash
    dang, have you tried that? does that work?
    Nope, I don't have any problems.
    However old roomie used to use it and according to the sounds his girlfriend used to make when they have sex, it definitely works.

 

 
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