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Old 07-04-2012, 03:59 AM
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Default HP G62 keyboard not working. Any ideas?

HP G62 laptop got wet with bottled water. I had to replace the LCD screen because water got behind the glass. The keyboard was not working so I ordered a replacement. The small plastic retainer/latch/clip (cheap crap) to hold the ribbon cable to the motherboard connector broke. I taped the cable in place and tested it but it is not working though I believe the cable is making connection. Device Manager indicates the keyboard is working. System works fine with external USB keyboard.

Any ideas on what to look for next? I am very reluctant to replace the motherboard.
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Old 07-04-2012, 04:09 PM
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Perhaps it would be better to post this in the Hardware forum. I don't know of a way to test the new keyboard with another G series laptop handy.
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Old 07-04-2012, 06:18 PM
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They're 10 bucks on Ebay. Save yourself hours of aggravation and replace the keyboard. If you really aren't prepared to give up soak in isopropyl overnight to displace the water, then allow to dry and test. But you'll spend $4 just for the alcohol, so you're halfway to that keyboard.
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Old 07-04-2012, 08:27 PM
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They're 10 bucks on Ebay. Save yourself hours of aggravation and replace the keyboard. If you really aren't prepared to give up soak in isopropyl overnight to displace the water, then allow to dry and test. But you'll spend $4 just for the alcohol, so you're halfway to that keyboard.
Replacing this new keyboard with another new keyboard will still not replace the broken clip. When I hold the broken clip over the ribbon cable tightly, I can type letters and numbers.

Anyone know a rig to hold this tight without the plastic retainer clip?
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Have you tried the methods described here: laptoprepair101(dot)com/laptop/2009/11/17/fix-broken-keyboard-connector-on-laptop-motherboard or is it another 'hinge' type of connector?

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Old 07-05-2012, 05:26 PM
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Default Fixed !!!

I removed the thick clear plastic tab from the end of the ribbon cable for the old keyboard. I folded the plastic double and inserted it firmly over the new ribbon cable in the motherboard connector then taped both in place. Works great now and does not move at all even before being taped down.
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