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Offline Lucifuga

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Used laptop suffering from a plethora of keyboard issues
« on: Mon, 16 October 2017, 21:27:16 »
Hello,

I picked up a used Lenovo G50-45 laptop with some major keyboard issues and was hoping that by detailing them here someone might have an idea as to what is wrong with it.



Symptoms:
Some keys don't work (no input is read) - "a"
Some keys have 2 inputs binded to them - "b" = "vb"
Using the Program "SharpKeys" I see at times "E0_3F10" is being inputted despite it having no assigned key - this comes and goes but afterwards "q" is spammed as if it is being held down
Lshift/Rshift differ in functionality per key but most combinations result in no input being read

ABC's
vbcdefgik;mnmnoprstvbwxyz

Uppercase
Lshift - EGIOPRTWY
Rshift - VBCEGIMNMNOPRVBWXZ
Capslock - VBCDEFGIKMNMNOPRSTVBWXYZ

Happy to provide any other details
Thanks for your time

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Re: Used laptop suffering from a plethora of keyboard issues
« Reply #1 on: Mon, 16 October 2017, 21:49:08 »
they sell replacement parts, including entire keyboard assemblies..

Just buy one, and replace it,  it's cheap only $20-30


There's no point in figuring out what's wrong..

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Re: Used laptop suffering from a plethora of keyboard issues
« Reply #2 on: Fri, 20 October 2017, 00:52:52 »
Agreed.  Just replace the part.  Sounds like a liquid was spilled into the existing keyboard.

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Re: Used laptop suffering from a plethora of keyboard issues
« Reply #3 on: Fri, 20 October 2017, 01:41:47 »
I would think that low-profile rubber domes wear out faster than others.

I have worn out keys on a Lenovo ThinkPad at work that I had been using for less than a year. I got a replacement keyboard for it the next day, but that was part of warranty or something
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Offline rich1051414

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Re: Used laptop suffering from a plethora of keyboard issues
« Reply #4 on: Fri, 20 October 2017, 01:42:36 »
If you haven't checked yet, make sure the ribbon cable connecting the keyboard to the motherboard isn't misaligned.
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