Lenovo X220 survival, but at a cost....

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Lenovo X220 survival, but at a cost....

#1 Post by minimi24 » Fri May 24, 2013 6:03 pm

I spilt soda on my Lenovo X220 keyboard and attempted to wash it off with some rubbing alcohol, with power off of course. Now I'm stuck with using a USB keyboard for the stock keyboard doesn't function.
For example: If I try to type "pc," the stock keyboard would type
\[pc

I don't know where the extra two characters have come from to my dismay.
Does anyone have any information on whether or not I can reset the keyboard values to stock configuration? This is becoming an impediment for my job, bringing a keyboard that is.

Is there any quick remedy for this situation of mine apart from buying a replacement?

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Re: Lenovo X220 survival, but at a cost....

#2 Post by minimi24 » Fri May 24, 2013 11:30 pm

In addition to the kayboard error, the mouse seems to have taken part in the problem also. The mouse now seems to try to drag multiple files on the desktop when I try to move a single one, and the ability to use scroll wheel is gone in google chrome. It also seems to try to make a duplicate of any running process. The keyboard seems to be at caps lock by default.

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Re: Lenovo X220 survival, but at a cost....

#3 Post by 600X » Sat May 25, 2013 2:33 am

Have you tried taking the keyboard apart and cleaning it? (removing all key caps and the metal shield for the trackpoint)
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Re: Lenovo X220 survival, but at a cost....

#4 Post by Brad » Sat May 25, 2013 5:28 am

Replacing the keyboard sounds like it could be an easy and inexpensive fix.

There are only a few screws to remove. Even if you are all elbows it can be done in much less than 10 minutes.

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Re: Lenovo X220 survival, but at a cost....

#5 Post by minimi24 » Sat May 25, 2013 11:37 am

Thanks for the replies.
Replacing the keyboard sounds like a good idea except for the mouse also being affected by this, and in this case it seems to to open a window when I try to left click.
I have a feeling the motherboard may br a fault, however finger-crossed that it it's the keyboard.

Thanks for the replies,
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Re: Lenovo X220 survival, but at a cost....

#6 Post by Puppy » Sun May 26, 2013 5:16 am

Keyboard and "mouse" (trackpoint) is single part so you replace both of them. Or you mean touchpad by "mouse" ?
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Re: Lenovo X220 survival, but at a cost....

#7 Post by ThinkGreen » Mon Jun 10, 2013 4:49 am

Maybe He refers to touchpad and not to red trackpoint.
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