General Computer Q & A forum: keyboard itself or motherboard problem

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May 10, 2013 12:53 AM CST
I am in possession of a Dell Inspiron 1440, and on the built in keyboard only certain keys work (Fine with USB keyboard). I took it apart and used some compressed air to clean it, and then when I reconnected the Acer ONE Netbook 531 (Black) Keyboard , some of the keys were still not working, but they were different keys. For instance the A key worked fine before I took the computer apart, but is now disfunctional, while the X key currently works, but didn't before.

I am not totally sure what this means, whether its the ribbon cable, motherboard, or the notebook itself, and I would love some kind of confirmation on which one is causing the problem is such a thing is available.

Also, I had never taken the computer apart before the keyboard broke the first time around if that help. Thank you for your time
Jun 22, 2013 2:43 PM CST
Name: Sheri W.
SouthCentral WI

Did you ever figure this out?
Jun 30, 2013 5:30 AM CST
Name: Arif Masud
Alpha Centauri.
You talk about a Dell which when you dismantled and reassembled but now it is a Acer net book? Anyway what ever if it is fine with the USB keyboard then there is something wrong with it's own keyboard. Did you try load the drivers from Dell/Acer website?

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