Laptop Keyboard asdf, jkl;, enter disabled on boot up
R. G. Newbury
newbury at mandamus.org
Mon Dec 15 15:03:49 UTC 2008
On Mon, 2008-12-15 at 00:56 +0000, g wrote:
> > keep in mind, both of these test could fail, but they did work years
> > ago when i did radio and tv services.
>You must have had a big fridge... ;-)
>I've got a thermal repair to take care of sometime soon, if I can take
>the equipment out of service long enough to work on, and I'm not
>looking forward to it. It's big, heavy, awkward, and the boards
>concerned are in difficult spots. And definitely too big to put in
You can 'cold-spot' a motherboard etc. with compressed air, etc. A
compressed air 'cleaner bomb' will do. You might get enough effect just
by using a hose connected to the back end of a vacumn cleaner, blowing
on the suspect area.
Of course, any expanding gas will draw heat from the surroundings. So
you could use a CO2 fire extinguisher or even a butane refill for a
lighter if you want to live *really* dangerously*. (Of course, the
Goreacle would have you believe that you are doing more damage to the
planet using the fire extinguisher than by releasing a more complex
heavier more carbon carrying gas...but that's a different rant!
I presume that you have disconnected, cleaned and re-connected the
keyboard cable connector on this laptop?
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