my acer aspire 2920 suffered a fatal injury in june when a mighty cup of green tea spilled all across its keyboard. i then trumped myself bny melting the r key off with a hair dryer... Since then, when pressing one key on the keyboard 3+ come up (e.g. 025 sw2 (that was i and w).
the screen played up for a bit and the mouse isn't great, but i have remedied the problem by using an external keyboard and mouse which unfortunately removes the portability side of the operation.
I was wondering if there is anything that can be done (avoiding huge amounts of cost (I think it would be a computer write-off scenario if i were to investigate the cost of repair))?
i am considering rebooting the computer (might not be correct word), but this involves moving everything to drive d. is this right? my files wont be wiped if i restart the system?
what I want to do is try and get the keyboard working again while keeping all my documents (and music) without having to buy an expensive external hard drive to move the to.
i dont think i have accident cover, so I think i am going to try the other option of installing a new keyboard. I have located one on the internet and am going to buy it, but there is no acer technical manual to speak of. where can i get one of these from? is fitting a new keyboard a complicated process?
buzzard recommends cleaning the mouse pad - where would this be situated? i have taken teh keyboard off (but not detached it from the computer) and there appears to be nothing directly attached to the mouse underneath it.
the ribbon cable does not have a plug on the end, you should see a white bit of plastic on the motherboard socket end, this slides a little bit to one side, if you move it too much it will brake so just a bit then the ribbon should come out.
ok, so i have changed the keyboard and the problem is still there: the letters do not correspond to the keys typed. This, I suppose, means that the problem is an internal one - is there anything more I can do?