Key problem UIOP

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Key problem UIOP

#1 Post by secret » Thu May 24, 2007 9:00 am

My UIOP keys dont work? I opened the computer this afternoon to replace the RAM and these keys don't work anymore. What I have tried to get the keys working include:

1. changed back to old ram = no good
2. cleaned the keys with air compressor, floor vac etc = no good
3. tried a HDD with windows installed, instead of Kubuntu = keys dont work on windows either
5. plugged an external keyboard to see if the keys work = UIOP work on external keyboard
6. turned off numlock = no good


Can someone please help? I need my laptop for studies...
IBM ThinkPad T40 2373-PM1.

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#2 Post by andyP » Thu May 24, 2007 9:03 am

Have you tried re-seating the keyboard?
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#3 Post by secret » Thu May 24, 2007 9:07 am

andyP wrote:Have you tried re-seating the keyboard?
Yes, many of times-you do mean pulling out the connector then putting it back in its socket yes? I tried this! what could be causing this? btw I have mobo problems where I need to place an object on the gpu-so that the keyboard, when tightened, will apply pressure to the motherboard so that I can get post screen and operate the thing.

honestly though, im poor and can't afford a new laptop. Im currently at university studying mining/civil engineering and it's taken all of my dosh people. therefore, this laptop is pretty much a necessity.

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#4 Post by andyP » Thu May 24, 2007 10:28 am

Are you able to swap KB with a fellow student, this way you could test to see if the problem is the KB or MB.
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#5 Post by nutjobox » Thu May 24, 2007 4:45 pm

i did the exact same thing to my t40. worked fine, opened and replace a card and once it was back together the uiop keys were dead. never did find a solution, i bought a new keyboard for $30 and that did the trick. i think i put too long of a screw in one of the holes and it shorted something out on the keyboard.

http://forum.thinkpads.com/viewtopic.ph ... light=uiop

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