space-bar-help-please!

my-space-bar-on-my-laptop-has-just-stopped-wo
rking!


can-anyone-help-please?!

thankyou
00:11 Thu 03rd Nov 2011
 
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I'm afraid that it's probably going to need a new keyboard matrix (the flattish bit under the entire keyboard). Time to find out the exact make, model and vintage of you laptop and put the job out to tender.
On many laptops the job is easy when the engineer has the parts.
Question Author
thanks-menthyl-for-replying

do-space-bars-just-go?-out-of-the-blue?

the-laptop-is-only-a-couple-of-years-old.

ive-just-turned-it-upside-down-and-tapped-the
-base-incase-there-was-any-crumbs-underneath.
.


will-this-cost-much-do-you-know??
Question Author
its-an-acer-aspire-5735
Question Author
please.can.anyone.help.again?!

i.just.remembered.i.spilt.a.little.bit.of.die
t.coke.on.the.keyboartd.earlier.on..

not.alot.as.i.thought.and.i.just.wiped.the.ar
ea.over.with.a.cloth.


sooo.i.think.that.mustve.been.when.it.stopped
.working!....oooh.dear...


any.ideas.anyone.PLEASE?

thankyou.

(i.removed.the.spacebar.off.to.see.if.anythin
g.was.lodged.underneath.but.there.was.nothing
.and.i.tried.pressing.the.little.rubber.butto
n.thats.underneath.the.bar.but.it.still.didnt
.work)
http://www.laptopspar...735--new-uk-740-p.asp

They are not too hard to replace, but the is a proper way to deal with the connector for the cable, be careful with it



there are loads of other videos on youtube on replacing keyboard, all laptops are slightly different but you should get a good idea.

Or take it to a local (independent) computer shop, you know the keyboard is only £20 and I wouldn't charge more than £15-£20 to replace one for somebody.
Have you tried plugging a USB keyboard in? I use a USB mouse, and once had a separate number pad, both of which installed without problems.
Question Author
thank.you.chuck!
thats.great.very.much.appreciated.thank.you.

i.was.ages.last.night.looking.online.for.help
.and.youtube.clips.etc.

and.yeah.it.doesnt.look.toooo.difficult.to.re
place.....(lol)


i.was.hoping.that.when.i.switched.on.today.it
d.be.all.ok.again....

but.is.it.heck.as.like!...as.you.can.see.from
.the.dots!.lol


chuck.the.cheapest.keyboard.i.could.see.last.
night.was.£30+

have.you.a.site.youd.recommend.where.i.could.
buy.it.

from.beings.you.said.one.will.be.about.£20?

hi.venator.thank.you.for.answering.
yeah.i.could.get.a.plug.in.one.as.they.do.see
m.to.be.much.cheaper.

than.a.replacement.laptop.keyboard.
but.it.wouldnt.be.ideal.for.me.really...but.i
t.is.a.thought.

if.all.else.failed.eh.

tut...it.was.only.a.tiny.bit.of.fluid.that.go
t.spilt.too!

all.the.other.keys.are.ok.

thanks.for.your.help.chuck.im.very.grateful
See the first link in my answer (above the youtube vid)

£19.99.... OK it's excluding VAT but free delivery, so it should be £23.99 in total.
Question Author
ah.i.hadnt.opened.the.link.when.id.replied.so
rry!

hey.thats.great.chuck.i.will.buy.from.them.

thanks.ever.so.much.again.for.helping!
youre.a.star!:o)x

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