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Question: lenovo T61 keyboard cleaning

Hi,my notebook is Lenovo T61 and yesterday I accidentally pured coca cola onsome keyboard keys.I opened keyboard and cleaned those keys,but my problem is that those keys are sticky and with water and thin tools I couldn't clean them and thay are still sticky.Could you tell me how can I clean them!I will be very appriciate!!!













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Answer: lenovo T61 keyboard cleaning

Welcome to this forum! your keyboard needs a bath in alcohol, like Isopropanol or something. This will take the water und sugar away.

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hello there, so today i've decided to clean my laptop because it has been a long time that i've never clean it for over 1 year,  how can i clean this thing easily? is this because i've never clean my laptop properly?. thank you!













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Answer:Lenovo Y50 keyboard cleaning problem (solved)

Hi whitecheese131, 
 
Welcome to the Community Forums.
 
Check if you have active warranty for your tech support in warranty service. 
Else review your system manual that can be downloaded from the support site for your model and check if there is also a module available from service training. With an air compressed can, you can blow dust particles safely from the sytemboard and filters.
 
Highlighted links can help as reference guide on opening the chassis and if you lack tools then a service center nearest you may be a better option.
 
Hope this help answer your query.
 
Regards

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hello there, so today i've decided to clean my laptop because it has been a long time that i've never clean it for over 1 year,  how can i clean this thing easily? is this because i've never clean my laptop properly?. thank you!













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Answer:Lenovo Y50 keyboard cleaning problem (solved)

Hi whitecheese131, 
 
Welcome to the Community Forums.
 
Check if you have active warranty for your tech support in warranty service. 
Else review your system manual that can be downloaded from the support site for your model and check if there is also a module available from service training. With an air compressed can, you can blow dust particles safely from the sytemboard and filters.
 
Highlighted links can help as reference guide on opening the chassis and if you lack tools then a service center nearest you may be a better option.
 
Hope this help answer your query.
 
Regards

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Hi to all...I've lenovo g560 laptop whose keyboard is not working properly.Now, a replacement laptop keyboard for lenovo g570 is available at local market.So, will it be compatible with my lenovo g560..Thanks in advance

Answer:Is lenovo g570 laptop keyboard compatible with lenovo g560's keyboard

hi hamzaali52,
 
Welcome to the Forums.
 
Looking at the keyboard part numbers for the G560 (see page 79-80 of the HMM) and the G570 (see page 79-83 of the HMM), there are no matching part numbers between the two models, thus, the keyboard may fit but it may not work due to a whitelist of compatible parts or due to a different keyboard ribbon/cable layout.
 
I recommend you stick to the part numbers listed on the HMM (Hardware Maintenance Manual) for best compatibility.
 
 - Sample Item (G560)
 - Sample Item (G570)
 
 
Regards

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Question: Cleaning Keyboard

I need to remove some keys to get the crap out of my keyboard but I'm not sure if the keys are detachable. Is there any way to check or something?

Answer:Cleaning Keyboard

  
Quote: Originally Posted by Dillonz


I need to remove some keys to get the crap out of my keyboard but I'm not sure if the keys are detachable. Is there any way to check or something?


In general they pop off but each manufacturer has a different locking setup.
I'd consider taking a small electric tire air compressor and blow out the garbage. If it is more than dust and hair you can try removing the keys but you the worst that can happen you have to buy a new keyboard. I'd pop off one key like one of the function keys and examine how they attach. Usually a small screw driver would easily pop them off.

Hi and welcome.
Here is a link I found that shows you how to pop them off as well as cleaning them.
Cleaning your keyboard - How to clean your computer keyboard

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I have an employee who needs to clean her x1 Carbon keyboard. The keys stick and has oil all over the laptop. Are there any recommendations for cleaning underneath the keys, other than using compressed air? We have a warranty on our computers and don't want to void any warranty by taking the keys off the laptop.

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I have a Logitech Internet Pro keyboard, and have sticky keys. I've never really cleaned a keyboard before, usually tossed out one that semeed to stop working here and there. (cheap corded ones.) but I am curious as to how I could go about cleaning this Keyboard without ruining it so I can still use it.
 

Answer:Keyboard Cleaning..

Here's a good reference: http://www.helpwithpcs.com/maintenance/cleaning-keyboard.htm
 

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Question: Cleaning keyboard

When I was in school, my teacher told us it was ok to throw our keyboard in the washing machine to clean it. Has anyone ever heard of that and actually done it?
discuss
 

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Question: Cleaning keyboard

I am using a Compaq Presario V2000 laptop
Running Windows XP

I am wanting to clean the keyboard. I have used the compressed air cans on it already but it still feels like there might be something stuck under a few of the keys that the air did not reach. What would the best recommendation be to clean the keyboard? I have not spilled any liquids on it but I have had crumbs from food such as cookies or bread crumbs end up between the keys. There is no damage when using the keys, other than it feels like a couple keys get stuck, possibly from things being underneath them.
 

Answer:Cleaning keyboard

Have you tried turning your laptop upside down, and then giving it a really good shake. Try doing this several times plus a good blast of air in between each shake. The only other alternative would be to dissasemble the laptop (which i would highly advise you "NOT" to do unless you really know what your doing). But iv'e always found the Blast, Invert and Shake method the best way to dislodge those cookie crumbs. Though using your laptop as a dinner plate is never a good thing to do in the first place .
 

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What's the best way to clean a filthy keyboard? I already turned it over and tapped it. i got enough sesame seeds to cover a bagel! Ther's also some caramel apple dip slopped on and between they keys. Help!
 

Answer:cleaning a keyboard

eww... use compressed air to blow out the keyboard and they do make special wipes and q-tips like things for cleaning between the keys.

Worse case, just buy a new onw.
 

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Hello. I have a wireless keyboard, and the keys have become sticky somehow, god knows! I wish to clean it, is there an easy way to do this. Thanks.

Answer:cleaning a keyboard.

click hereThis may be of some help

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Question: Cleaning Keyboard

HiMy key board has been subject to the occasional splash from tea etc and while the surfaces of the keys can be cleaned there is an accumulation of mucky stuff under the keys which i looking awful. Is it possible to clean under the keys or even remove them and clean??

Answer:Cleaning Keyboard

You could take the keys off on an individual basis but you've then got to get them back on again - if there's a spring that's gone flying across the room when the key has been removed or proving a bit tricky to reassemble afterwards.....:-)Keep the tea and coffee away and, in the meantime, run a small child's paintbrush along the channels made by the keys and then in between individual keys. An air spray aerosol might get some of the muck out first.You can clean the keyboard itself with a weak solution of household multipurpose cleaner (Mr Muscle Orange or similar) used on a cloth squeezed almost dry first. It also works well on system and monitor cases.

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What is the best way to clean a dirty and sticking keyboard? You know, the general stuff..........breadcrumbs, jelly, crackers etc. Thanks

Jack
 

Answer:Cleaning a keyboard...........

Turn it over, remove the screws ...gently lift off the upper cover..lift the keyboard and clean the keys with a mild detergent ...lift the membrane and clean it ....put back in reverse order and pray.
 

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Question: Cleaning keyboard

Can the keys be popped off for cleaning out stuff that gets trapped under them on a W700?

Answer:Cleaning keyboard

Yes, but if you are not careful while you remove the keys you could break the mechanism below the keys. In that case you might not be able to attach the key again. There are other methods for cleaning the keyboard without removing the keys. I'm not sure what kind of dirt you got under the keys, but i would say that it's normally not necessary to remove the keys. -gan

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Does anyone here have any good tips for cleaning the keyboard?  What should I use to clean it?  Is it best to remove it before cleaning? Thanks. I have a Y530.

Answer:Cleaning the Keyboard

I use a mixture of water and a bit of alcohol. Get a cloth and rub the keys. You can use Q-tips for the edges, and a gas duster (canned air) for the places you can't get to easily. It is best practice to unplug the computer from the electrical supply and remove the battery, just in case.

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So I spilled milk on my keyboard, and I was wondering since I have an Alienware 15 am I able to remove keys off my keyboard without breaking them to clean it? If not are there any efficient and effective cleaning methods?

Answer:Cleaning a keyboard

It's neither easy nor quick to clean - nor is it likely you'll get all the spillage cleaned up.
If you have't removed the keyboard to check for and clean undermeath, do that first - then remember the keyboards cost about $30, so consider the time and effort required before you clean rather than replace the keyboard.

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So how would you do it? I was listening to the radio (PBS) today and they were talking about using the dishwasher, and letting it air dry for a week. I got in late on the story, so I don't know if they used any soap or not.

After a couple of years (decades?) mine looks pretty grungy, but works fine. I had one previous that I spilled a diet drink into it, but worked fine after airdrying.

The hard part for me is the sides of the keys. I can see where a dishwasher might have some appeal.

Thoughts?
 

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I saw that dishwasher advice, too. rolleyes What I did was pull ALL the keys off (carefully prying under them) and soaked them in a good safe cleaner, wiped them with a rag to remove any stubborn stuff, rinsed, let them dry, and then replaced them. Under my keys was the last screw I needed to get at (the rest were on the backside), so that I could open the case and get to the pad and wipe it off also.I suppose you could throw the keys and top casing into a dishwasher, but I would be leery about throwing the whole thing in. One more thing, have a diagram of where the keys go back to.
 

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Question: Keyboard Cleaning.

So I have a few keys on my Logitech G510s that are stuck and don't flow well. Doesn't seem to be residue based, the J key being the worst being seemingly permantly stuck down and the only way to use it is to stick something under it and pry it up. Thinking of doing a thorough cleaning any methods for doing so? And if that doesn't solve it any other ideas for cause?

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is the keyboard For Lenovo 3000 C100 C200 N100, compatible with, the same keyboard that goes on the lenovo 3000 n500?

Answer:is the keyboard For Lenovo 3000 C100 C200 N100, the same keyboard that goes on the lenovo 3000 n500?

The keyboard for the N500 is the same as that for the N200 [type 0769].





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Hi!

I want to clean my keyboard, but i don't know how to get my key loose. Can please someone help me!

Thanks!

Answer:Cleaning a X300-01U keyboard

hi scathach,
i think there is already a post to this subject...
http://forums.computers.toshiba-europe.com/forums/thread.jspa?messageID=177876

but sure we can help:
take a big screwdriver, force it into your keyboard... you'll see all caps were loose after this action!

serious now:
i wont disassemble the keycaps - something can break.
take a brush with 1inch hairs (or shorter) and remove dust.
if you prefer take out keyboard - this will eez the work.
but this wont help if there is a chocolate bar under the keycaps ;-)

btw: this forum has a *search function* thats working well... maybe you wanna try...

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Long story short. I had purchashed a new keyboard for my x201 thinkpad. Some beer/liquor has spilled on a few keys and it seeped down to the joints. I was wondering what a good way to clean one of these keyboards can be?Has anyone ever cleaned one? I can take it off the laptop and maybe dab some alcohol with a Q-tip between some of the keys.  Does anyone else have a different way? any input would be GREATLY appreciated thanks in advance.  mike

Answer:X201 keyboard cleaning?

Try some 99% (or better) isopropyl alcohol. You can order some 99.9% from Amazon. It's great for cleaning all electronics and is safe for plastics. Spray or pour some on the area of the contamination, dry thoroughly and you should be fine. Be sure to remove the keyboard from the laptop first and use proper precautions with the alcohol as it is highly flammable. Good luck.

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I am trying to clean my Logitech WAVE K350 Keyboard. I have managed to get some dust out by using q-tips in the spaces between the keys and I want to take off the keys for deeper cleaning. I have tried wiggling them off but they are in there tight. Should I get a key remover or is there another way?

Answer:Cleaning K350 Keyboard

Mate try blasting the board with a compressed air can first up. Now some I have taken apart have small tabs down alongside the keypads that release the pad from the board revealing the small switches.
Now those small switches are in my experience a rubber covered switch which when taken apart has two "pads" that do the job of making contact that is the easy part or a unit type fitting as in the pics that the key pad just pulls off .

Putting it back together again can be a real pain and you may have to take that top "bezel" (top plastic surround) off to get to the release tabs.

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What's the best to use? Just soap and water? Or a cleaner?
 

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I'm cleaning my logitech lx 700 keyboard and have finished cleaning the front panel under the keys. I can seem to remove the back ofthe keyboard to fix some of the key posts. I've removed all of the screws, yet something is keeping the 2 parts together? Anyone know how to remove the back of this keyboard?
 

Answer:help cleaning logitech keyboard

DO NOT OPEN THE KEYBOARD. Opening keyboards is not worth the risk of damage. Replacement keyboards are dirt cheap. I can purchase a vanilla AT keyboard for around $5, and fancier ones for under $20.
 

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hey. I wanted to clean my laptop's keyboard, but wanted more information as how to remove the keys before i try something that i'll regret. I have an IBM Thinkpad A21p. Any info as how to approach keys removal would be appreciated!
 

Answer:Cleaning Lapotop Keyboard

I just use a spray can full of intert gas to remove dust and grime from under it.

It's like a deoderant can, it jets out gas at a high pressure and blows all the rubbish out.

i got it at a PC store, kinda cheap.
 

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Hi guys. Sorry if this has been asked before but I couldn't find anything in the search results. I need to clean an X220 keyboard (has never been cleaned in it's 3-year life!). I've given it the once over using some household cleaner sprayed onto lint free cloth and then gave it a dab of Purells as well. I took the keyboard off and did it and everything works fine upon reconnection. But the real problem is all the junk under the keys themselves. I'm going to get a can of compressed air to try and tackle this. With that in mind, does anyone here have any better tried and tested suggestions for getting into those nooks and crannies and just cleaning the keyboard in general? Cotton buds (Q-tips for our colonial readers) are too thick. I came across this video where the guy basically drowns his keyboard in isopropyl but it doesn't look very safe, although he gets it to brand new condition - I wasn't even aware you could get that much liquid all over the keyboard without ruining something! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T7za8WpqVbQ Thanks for any help.

Answer:X220 Keyboard Cleaning

I used to just pry off all the keycaps on my W520, but it was way too time consuming and broke enough of the plastic nubs to realize it wasn't the best way.Right now I just take the keyboard out and run it under the tap (shaking it while it has water in it seems to dislodge about 50% of the gunk under the key). Leave it to dry for a few hours (overnight) before reattaching it.I tried the isopropyl rinse twice, but it killed the keyboard both times (don't know why).

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I spilled a drop of lemonade onto my cursor keys, and now the down and right arrow key-contacts are stuck. This causes some of the other keys to malfunction too. When I press 'em I hear a soft "beep", which indicates something like "busy, no more keystrokes possible". So I need to clean those contacts.

How can I safely remove the keyboard to clean it?

Answer:Cleaning keyboard Satellite A50

Hi Vincento,

Rather than remove your keyboard I would suggest that you remove the keytops from the stuck keys (carefully, they are easy to break), and then spray a very small amount of electrical contact cleaner on them. You can then manipulate the key mechanism to try to free the stuck contacts. Once they are free replace the key-tops.

Do not power on your notebook until the contact cleaner has fully evaporated.

HTH

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Hi All, I just need some help with my Lenovo.There was an accidaent with soy keyboard and some coffee, so I need to remove the keyboard ad try to clean it.I followed the hardware guide for removal but it did not work. The step after removing hte oe screw is not possible for me. I cannot lift the keyboard. Is there any trick? And is it really enaough removing only one screw? Thx ind advance,Martha 

Answer:Y570 keyboard cleaning

You haven't explained how you're doing it, but in the manual it looks straight forward. I hope this helps.

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Hey,

So I have this 1 year old Satin Brown NB200 netbook, and the space under the keyboards look really dusty, but I don't know how to take the keyboard off it, to clean. And both sides of my touchpad are dirty too, but only in a line, what can I do with these?

Thanks,
B3N1

Answer:Cleaning NB200-10Z keyboard

Buy a Can of Compressed Air and spray into the keyboard to remove the dust. A clean Paint Brush may also be useful to get into the small edges.

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Hi, I spilled a small amount of beer on my keyboard. The laptop is fine and I let everything dry. The problem is some keys are sluggish. I know the Thinkpad keyboards can be removed from the laptop and clean like this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T7za8WpqVbQHowever, my keyboard is backlit, so I am afraid that pouring 99% alcohol like in the video might affect the backlit system? Can I clean the keyboard the same way (aka pouring 99% alcohol and dry) or it will cause more problems?Thanks, 

Answer:Cleaning backlit keyboard

Hi Gensvrd,
 
Welcome to Lenovo Community!
 
As per your query we understood that you are facing issue with Keyboard on ThinkPad Laptop.
 
To resolve this issue you can use IP solution to clean the keyboard, but it will be on your own risk. We only suggest the user who are having technical knowledge about system hardware.
 
We strongly suggest you to visit nearby authorized Lenovo service center for further assistance.
 
Hope this helps.
 
Best regards,

Hemanth Kumar






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That pretty much says it all, my daughter spilled orange juice on her keyboard. My knowledge doesn't go past blowing or turning it upside down and shake shake shake (oh wait thats a song) :-D
Anyway, help would be appreciated, thank you
 

Answer:cleaning juice off a keyboard

Some say you can put a keyboard in the dishwasher while others say absolutely not. I don't think I'd try it in the dishwasher. What I would try for juice, because it is sticky and the keys eventually won't type properly is spraying it with distilled water and then letting it dry for 2 - 3 days. I'd probably have someone hold the keyboard upside down so what I sprayed in would drip out and maybe carry the dried juice with it.
 

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Hey All
I spilled some Soda....on this Dell laptop
The mouse and most keys work
But there are some that are stuck
What can I use to clean up the keyboard and loosen those stuck keys???
 

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I have a black Dell keyboard I'm using with my desktop PC. It was getting grungy, so I opened it, removed everything, washed the plastic case in the dishwasher, and reassembled everything.

They keys now seem to get slightly "hung up" when pressing them, like the sliders beneath the keys are dry, maybe got them a bit too clean. Just used regular dishwasher cycle and no drying heat on the top rack. I rinsed it real well after cleaning, didn't see any residue. But I really have to press firmly to type, Dell KB's usually are quite light and smooth.

What would be a good lube to smooth this up? I would open the case and spray beneath the keys, then wipe off the excess, I guess. It's a decent KB, but this is a real PITA!

Answer:Keyboard lubricant after cleaning

Spray lubricating contact cleaner will work.


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My young son spilt orange over part of my keyboard. Now some of my keys are "sticky" and unresponsive. I have tried some basic cleaning with a screen wipe trying to get as best as possible between/underneath the keys.Anybody any tips out there... is it drastic measures in terms of replacing/dismantling, or can I simply clean myself...? Any particular cleaning agents?Thanks,Nick

Answer:Cleaning a laptop keyboard

if left to dry out completly it may be ok.if still sticky you could always try removing the keys with a screwdriver one by one and cleaning underneath them with some isopropanol achohol maybe.

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Hello, My girlfriend dropped lemonade on her keyboard and after a week it become so sticky that she could not type anymore because the keys would not pop back up. I cleaned the keyboard by manually removing all the keys and wiping what I could but it barely did anything. Ive searched the internet and came across a few people cleaning it by removing the keyboard and using solvents. Ive decided to use water at a mild temperature to do the trick. I made sure to let it dry enough before reinstalling it but I believe I did not let it dry enough. At first the navigator had a problem because the mouse would stay in the corner. I've removed the keyboard and realized that there was one part with a bit of water left... After drying it, it worked perfectly. This morning, when she opened her keyboard more than 50% of the keys are not working. Before deciding to buy a replacement keyboard I wanted to know if there's something I could do. It's a possibility that some water did not completely dry and there is still some residue where the current passes. What are your thoughts? 

Answer:Keyboard cleaning problem

Lenovo x220t 4294CTO Canadian multilang keyboard

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Hi, my daughter spilt a drink over the keys on her laptop. Now I know you can wash a normal keyboard belonging to a desktop, but its a bit different on a laptop. Any ideas please?Regards Michael

Answer:cleaning a laptop keyboard

Not good news! I suggest you take this to a specialist for cleaning and check if you have any insurance to cover any damage.If the computer is still working after it has dried out be very careful. If it was a fizzy drink or example, you will get sugar residue that will probably now be sitting on your motherboard. Add a bit of heat and it could permanently damage it.Removing a keybard, depending on the model is a little tricky and you would need specialist (torx)screwdrivers. I wouldn`t recommend it unless you are fairly competent and confident with cleaning up the actual motherboard.

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Hello, I am writting because I would like to clean my buttons in the keyboard under them (the buttons are stuccking and working hard). I Have no idea how to do this. Please about help with this.Thanks a lot in advance.

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I recently spilt something on my keyboard and some of the keys stick, i have removed it to clean it, however there is a silver backing attached to the keys.

Does anyone know if this can be removed for cleaning like on dells, or is there another way to release sticky keys?

Answer:Cleaning keyboard on Equium A200-196

You should check you first thread about this issue:
http://forums.computers.toshiba-europe.com/forums//message.jspa?messageID=111066#111066

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Hi,

I recently managed to spill cola onto the keyboard of an Equium A60 and the keys are sticking rather annoyingly. Nothing else was affected by the spill. Is there a way to clean the keys on these machines, such as by popping the key covers off? I am unwilling to put too much force to find out if this method will work as they don't seem to be the type that will pop off and I don't want to cause actual damage (or rather, any more damage). As far as I recall, the warranty period of over for the machine so I would prefer to take a solution I can perform myself rather than sending it in for a (probably) expensive "official" job. Any advice is welcome.

Thank you
Kemp

Answer:Question about cleaning keyboard of a Equium A60

Hi there,

sounds not so good. How do you know that only the keyboard was affected? You got some X-ray view? :)

I would suggest you to bring the machine to a technician because if once some fluids touched more then deeply a notebook then you have a big problem.
I cannot give you some advice to cleaning your keyboard because it?s not just some clothes which can be thrown in a tube with some oxy-clean.

I would really suggest you to contact someone which is familiar with that kind of computer system.

Greets

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I really need to clean my keyboard and yes I do was my hands often, too much my hasband says !And I have marks on the Tft ? monitor. What is the safest way of doing this, you expert advice would be appreciated.Thank you.

Answer:Cleaning keyboard and minitor advice please

Something like click hereIf you pop into PC World you'll find all sorts.For my TFT screen I just use a dampened piece of kitchen roll (no detergent or other additives).

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Hello. I cleaned by T400s keyboard today after some juice reached the keys and the laptop doesn't seem to start anymore. I removed the battery and the power cord, tried the 10 times power button press trick, still no result. Does resetting the CMOS resolve the problem? At the first glance, it seems the laptop receives power because the fingerprint reader LED is turned on, but it turns off as soon as I disconnect the charger. Any suggestions? Thanks in advance.













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Answer:T400s won't start after keyboard cleaning

It sounds like the juice got down beyond the keyboard and shorted something out

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Hi everyone, I own an Acer Aspire laptop and certain keys aren't working, have had to use the on screen keyboard for a while and thought it's about time to get it fixed!

The keys that are permanently broken are that '0)' key and '/?' and intermittently I lose the left 'shift' key, and the I O P L keys.

Some of it seems to be concentrated in the top right of the keyboard, was wondering if it's a connection to the motherboard but wouldn't know how to fix it!

Any ideas would be welcome, have removed all of the above keys and cleaned them, even pressing directly onto the key underneath didn't help for the ?/ or 0) key.

Thanks
 

Answer:Certain keys on keyboard not working, tried cleaning!

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I've found an excellent article on cleaning notebook keyboards here:
http://www.computing.net/howto/simple/keyboard/
which suggests using the following lubricant:
Super Lube Dry Film spray (critical - DO NOT SUBSTUTUTE !) K-Mart automotive.

Being in the UK, I don't have ready access to KMart and can't even find this lubricant in the states via Google. Does anybody know of a suitable substitute available in the UK?

I've found this (http://www.lawson-his.co.uk/scripts/products.php?cat=Lubricants#AMBERSIL6140003500) which seems a good bet, but I don't want to make the keyboard worse by using something unsuitable.

Sláinte

midders
 

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I cleaned inside of computer and now usb ports not working, mouse and keyboard are dead. Any ideas? Monitor goes into sleep mode.

Hp Pavillion P7 1154
Wired mouse & keyboard
Acer S211HL monitor
 

Answer:Keyboard Mouse Dead after cleaning

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Hello,In the last night I tried to clean the keyboard of my Lenovo Ideapad Z500.I know it was very stupid from me but I used window cleaner liquid.I didn't apply the liquid directly on the keyboad.First I put a little bit of the liquid on a piece of cloth and then I cleaned with it the keyboard.Only some drops came on the keys.So when I opened my notebook today I noticed that some keys were not working correctly.For example by pressing "q" something like "qy7" came out.And that happened with many of them.Could anyone help me with my issue?Thank you

Answer:Keyboard functionality after cleaning attempt

For how long did you leave it to dry after wiping it?

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Does anyone know any x64 compatible programs that can do this? I clean them alot so unplugging and replugging gets annoying. I found a program called Clean 'n' Go, but it's for XP. Is there some manual way I can disable the two that is relatively easy?
 

Answer:Disable Mouse/Keyboard for Cleaning

Try turning off computer, cleaning mouse and keyboard. Restart computer. Simple, easy.
 

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My build is about a year and a half to two years old. I've never had problems with it. Well, I noticed my GPU's were running a little hot so I looked inside and noticed some dust. I powered down, unplugged everything from the top down, took the case out to the garage and blew the dust out.

I used very low pressure for this.

Well I come back and plug everything and no keyboard, mouse, display or beeps. Everything powers up though. All fans spin, dvd works, hard drive spins.

I reset cmos, removed batter, did jumpers, reset RAM, unplugged 24 pin and reseated, tried with just one GPU, tried with the other GPU, nothing.

Gigabyte GA 990fx ud3 mobo rev 1.0
AMD Phenom II x6 3.2
G.skill ripjaws ddr3-1600- pc3-12800-4gb (two sticks)
Radeon HD6850's (x2)
Antec 750 watt PSU
Win 7 x64
Like I said, everything worked great for a long time until I blew some of the dust off it.
 

Answer:no keyboard, mouse and display after cleaning

Go back through everything and make sure nothing came unplugged. to me it sounds like the mother board may be damaged. did you touch anything inside the case? when blowing out the case did you let the fans spin up really fast?
 

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Is there a way to clean and/or replace the keyboard on the M5-581TG model? After an accident involving liquid some of the keys on the built in keyboard has stopped working. Is it possible to remove the keys without damaging them? Or is it possible to replace the whole keyboard?   













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Answer:Cleaning or replacing keyboard om M5-581TG

Hi slm90 Yes, it is possible to replace the keyboard on your Aspire M5. There is a video here on how to do so, but obviously, if you're unsure your local pc store should be able to help! If cleaning it doesn't solve the problem, then it will need replacing. 

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Ok so im typing with the on-screen keyboard so excuse my typing as this is low to do.
So i recently spilled soda on my inspiron 1440 and the keys got stickey. it still worked but the keys were really bad. i read the manual and removed the keyboard as shown.

after putting everything back together when i turned on my laptop it started beeping like crazy and only few keys worked while trying to type my password.

i restarted my computer again and had no beeping and now no keys will work?

computer runs fine except for the keyboard.

PLEASE HELP
 

Answer:Keyboard stopped working after cleaning. HELP!

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Hi, I just cleaned a T410 with a spray foam, as I always have done with the fluid proof thinkpad keyboard. But this the left button of the trackpoint mouse does not work anymore. Y removed the button and can see there is dust or dirty there. Also, when I apply compressed air I can see both transparent film separating from each other. There is nothing different from the right button that works fine. Does anyone what else can I try in order to fix this problem? Also, I would to understand why this had happened. Thanks Oliver

Answer:Problem after cleaning keyboard on a T410

I believe the moisture resistant keyboard is designed to seal against the keyboard bezel and palmrest in order to keep a small amount of liquid away from the motherboard by routing the liquid to places that will drain into the frame areas that dump into spill holes.  When I see machines that have had small liquid accidents, usually the motherboard is OK, but the keyboard is usually busted.  If it were mine and I wanted to save it, I would try to bake the keyboard (NOT THE COMPUTER) in an oven just under the boiling point of water - perhaps 95C or 200F.  I cannot guarantee that the rubber cups under the keys wouldn't be damaged, but that is what I would try, although I would expect that it might make it worse.    I tend to use such keyboards as organ donors for keyboards that need keys.

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Does anyone know any x64 compatible programs that can do this? I clean them alot so unplugging and replugging gets annoying. I found a program called Clean 'n' Go, but it's for XP. Is there some manual way I can disable the two that is relatively easy?

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Hi, I've recently just purchased the lenovo Y50. I noticed that the ventalation areas on the bottom of the laptop are accumulating a lot of dust. I was wondering how to clean this? Should I take off the bottom cover and try to blow the dust out or take some kind of wet sponge and swipe across the exterior of the vent? Thanks!

Answer:Cleaning Dust off of Lenovo Y50

Welcome to the forum! I would try using a can of compressed air to blow out the fan and ventilation grills.  Use short bursts of air to blow out the passages as long burst may over rev the fan.  Also be sure to blow air in both the intake and exhaust grills to remove dust from both directions.  That always works best for me.  Canned compressed air is available at any office supply store or big box store.  I would avoid using a damp cloth or sponge on the grills until you have the insides blown out of all the dust bunnies.  Getting the inner accumulated dust wet may solidify it when dried if it isn't totally removed. If you have any removable covers on the bottom that have vent slits you can remove these for cleaning.  As for removing the entire laptop bottom that would take quite a bit of disassembling to accomplish that chore.

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Not for the first time I've been attempting to remove some of the pre-installed stuff on my Thinkpad E335 Win 7 Pro x64 and once again doing so has rendered the system unusable. I'm not talking about trial software versions and so on - there was none of that unwanted stuff on this machine - but there are a lot of Lenovo system utilities which cause it to be rather sluggish starting up though perhaps less so once up and running. I also installed Win 8.1 on the system and there is a marked contrast in responsiveness, Win 8.1 being far the lighter footed. Yet 8.1 has none of these system utilities which to my mind says simply that they are not necessary. Yet it seems they are so integrated into Win 7 that removing them damages 7 itself.

So, unless Lenovo users are confident of their ability to recover a borked system, I strongly advise not trying to remove any of this stuff and I'm also wondering how the upcoming Win 10 upgrade will deal with all these integrated utilities. If I only had the original Win 7 system I would be treading very carefully.

I don't know whether Lenovo are alone adding all this system management stuff - I guess not - so other makes might need to be treated carefully too.
 

Answer:Cleaning up a Lenovo Thinkpad

Lenovo is not alone, all the manufacturers are bundling software they think we need. I wish hardware manufacturers would only supply us with the necessary drivers and leave the rest to us. Afterall, we only need sites like MajorGeeks that tests and hosts software programs. And there's the Support Forums with invaluable advice.
 

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Hi everyone, I'm new to the forum and this is my first post here, I hope anyone can help me. I recently bought refurbised Lenovo ThinkPad X1 model 1294-A2Y and everything worked fine until I opened it. The reason for opening was looking for battery info, since the battery I got with the laptop was bad and I wanted to replace it. Here's what I did, i opened all as instructed, unscrewd all the parts, take the keyboard off but i didn't touch the processor cooling system. Than I put it all back together. When I pushed the power on button nothing happened, the laptop won't turn on. Than i tare it apart again, plug the battery and the power cord off and pressed the power on button for 20 seconds. After pluging the battery and the power cord laptop started fine, but the problem is that it works only for a few minutes and than turns off all of a sudden. And than it won't start again, and I need to tare all apart in order to turn it off again. Did anyone had a similar situation? Can anyone help me with this? Thank you in advance


























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Hello, I've had a Lenovo Y580 for about an year now and it has started to heat up to really high temperatures about 65 degrees on the hdd and above 90 on the graphics card and cpu. I contacted the Lenovo support center in my region and the person advised me to clean my laptop instead of sending it for repair. So my question is if I open up the laptop to reach the motherboard will it void warranty and if I decide to replace the thermal paste will this void the warranty?













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Answer:Cleaning the Lenovo y580

hi Te4ko,
 
Welcome to Lenovo Community Forums!
 
Opening the computer will not void your warranty, same as replacing/upgrading some parts.
    but, damages on parts or cosmetics during the replacement won't be covered.
 
Just be extra careful on opening the system and here check this manual of your system disassembly.
Y480 / Y580 disassembly guide
 
check this article about warranty concerns
http://forums.lenovo.com/t5/T400-T500-and-newer-T-series/Will-changing-your-keyboard-void-the-warran...
 
also check this one that I use for thermal paste replacement.
 
Hope this helps,
Cheers





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HiThis is my first msg in this community. today i have cleaned my lenovo G560 Keyboard with a soft napkin and medical alcohol (ethanol). only the touchable volume and power buttons are working , is my keyboard dead ? if not , any help will be apprechiated. thanks













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Answer:G560 Keyboard suddenly stopped after cleaning

Welcome to the Lenovo Community !
 
Did you happen to pour or spill the alcohol on the keyboard ?  I would assume that you just dampened the cloth and then wiped the keys. 
 
Since you probably wiped each individual key, is it possible one or more of the keys are stuck down ? 
 
When you cleaned the keyboard was the machine turned off versus it being in hibernation or sleeping.  If it wasn't completely shut down, try this.........
 
Unplug the charger adapter, remove the battery and press the Power Button for 10 - 15 seconds.  Then re-install the battery, plug in the charger adapter if needed and power up the laptop and see if the keyboard is functional.

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Ok, so yesterday i installed XP sp3 pro on my macbook 2gb ram intel core2duo cpu t8300 @ 2.4ghz 789mhzi noticed that it was rather dirty, so, being the responsible owner, i decided to clean it.i however: DID neglect to turn it off, and believe that i may have inadvertanely remapped some keys to each other:for example, the h key and alt key now work interchangebly, as in, i can press alt, and get alt, but if i press h, i also get alt. remapping using KeyTweak gives the same.the shift+/ gives a "?" but also right clicks.did i harm my macbook physically? i've reinstalled windows 3 times now, and this last time, used ubuntu distro 9 to use gparted to erase and format the drive a couple times. (to get rid of Registry errors if that was the problem)i have the original XP professional disk, and my key.*Edit*i plugged in a usb keyboard and it works fine, all the keys function as they should.im about to start ubuntu back up and see if it works like it should*edit*booted up ubuntu, the h key still repsonds as alt.

Answer:Cleaning keyboard incident: remapping of keys

could someone please respond?

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Hey!

I have an Satellite P20 that is acting strange. I've been cleaned the keyboard (removed it, took it apart and cleaned all the keys) but when i boot it up now (I have connected the keyboard) It goes *beep beep* *beep beep beep beep* on me (sounds like one of those things at the hospital). If I wait for some time it eventually boots up XP but then some keys (5%) are not responding (S and arrow down to name some).

I've tried to boot up with the keyboard disconnected and that works like a charm.

So is it the keyboard thats faulty? ( I rather not buy a new one just to get the same problem) or is it keyboard connector or me doing it wrong (I have disconnect and connected the keyboard many times)

I'm very thankful for any help or tips that I can get.

Best Regards

/Martin

Answer:Satellite P20 - beeps at start up after keyboard cleaning

This is strange but maybe the keyboard is faulty as you said.
Or you don?t have the keyboard connected to mainboad correctly. Check this again.

Maybe one key is always pushed and so get the beeps. Check this.

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Good day!

Recently I accidentally spilled juice over my *Toshiba C850-178* laptop keyboard and some keys are now sticky or hard to press.

I would like to know how to clean those sticky keys.
I've been searchng for a way how to remove keys from the keyboard but I haven't been succesfull.

Please help me.
Thank you.

Answer:Satellite C850-178 - How to remove key from Keyboard for cleaning?

Hi

You can remove ONLY the key caps.
Keyboard buttons cannot be removed.

Here is some interesting video I found on youtube,
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o8vpX1t_jSc

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After cleaning my keyboard (which was connected) my screen became pixelated and I can not stop it from "quivering" that what it looks like. Pleeeeeeeeeeeeease help..

Answer:pixelated screen after cleaning connected keyboard

I don't see how cleaning the keyboard did that, not even if you spilled liquid on it, buttry a different keyboard first just to be sure. If that makes no difference, something else is wrong and cleaning the keyboard probably has nothing to do with it.Try re-installing the graphics driver for your PC. If still it makes no difference, the graphics card itself may be faulty.

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I want to clean of dust my 'H' button from keyboard, how can i do it?

Answer:Laptop aspire e5-572g keyboard cleaning

doesnt matter, i did it successfully from first attempt... just pull it out with something, clean and then put it back...

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Hi. I was wondering if you recommend cleaning under touchpad. After a year some dirt accumulated under my touchpad. Sometimes when I have wet hands drops of water slip under touchpad as well. Is it essential to clean under my touchpad and can it affect other pieces of hardware like graphic card or CPU if I don't clean it? 

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Hello, I have a Lenovo T400s that was full of dust, so because of high temperature and slow performance, I decided to clean the cooler all by myself. After carefully removing every single part, I managed to reach the cooler and clean it. I've successfully reattached every single piece of hardware, with temperature now reaching a maximum of 70 degrees Celsius in high-performance mode. Still, there are a bunch of issues that I'm yet to repair: 1. The overall performance of the laptop is slower than before, with the browser and all the other apps clearly slowed down by something, even after starting the laptop. 2. Sometimes, whenever I plug in the power cord, the laptop freezes all of a sudden. It happened to me several times either when the OS is loading or when I was working on the laptop. After I cleaned the laptop, I got an error saying "Plugged in, not recharging," but I've fixed it by removing and reconnecting the battery. 3. The Bluetooth adapter doesn't seem to work anymore. Whenever I try to connect a Bluetooth mouse, the laptop freezes. Any idea on the source of these problems and how could I fix them? Thanks in advance. I'm running Winodws 8 and the standard hardware configuration of the laptop, with no upgrades.













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Answer:Lenovo T400s problems after cleaning

It is hard to say without knowing what you removed.

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Hi everyone, I'm new to the forum and this is my first post here, I hope anyone can help me. I recently bought refurbised Lenovo ThinkPad X1 model 1294-A2Y and everything worked fine until I opened it. The reason for opening was looking for battery info, since the battery I got with the laptop was bad and I wanted to replace it. Here's what I did, i opened all as instructed, unscrewd all the parts, take the keyboard off but i didn't touch the processor cooling system. Than I put it all back together. When I pushed the power on button nothing happened, the laptop won't turn on. Than i tare it apart again, plug the battery and the power cord off and pressed the power on button for 20 seconds. After pluging the battery and the power cord laptop started fine, but the problem is that it works only for a few minutes and than turns off all of a sudden. And than it won't start again, and I need to tare all apart in order to turn it off again. Did anyone had a similar situation? Can anyone help me with this? Thank you in advance

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Is it possible to clean the dust inside the lappy. or fans by the user itself?If skripatch is reading this could you please tell me you cpu temp when it is in idle ( just surfing) in power saver mode and in high perf mode separately?

Answer:Cleaning the dust? lenovo Y510

I read whole Ideapad section every day and sometimes Lenovo 3000. Just do not have time sometimes to reply. I try to reply every case I can handle... Mine is about 55-60 permanently (CPU).To clean dust you have to vent it by pressed air or take off that part of Y510 that s above cooler. Usually I vent cooler once a month - that's more than enough.





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Long story short, someone spilled liquid on my keyboard. I took it apart, removed the keyboard, soaked it in a water (with a tiny bit of hand soap) solution to clean it. Let it dry for 5 days. Reinstalled the keyboard and neither the keyboard or trackpoint work at all. The funny thing is the trackpad below the keyboard doesn't work either, yet I never removed it because it is a seperate entity and is not even connected to the keyboard so I have no idea why that would not work either. I have looked all around the motherboard for any signs of the liquid on it and its clean as a whistle so I am confused why at the very least the trackpad does not work. A usb keybard and mouse work fine, and when I am in windows and I removed the HID compliant keyboard and re-scan it finds the HID compliant keyboard again so it knows its there. What else can I try?

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I took the keyboard out of my TP yoga 14 (s3), and also changed the display LCD.  After putting everything back together and ensuring the keyboard, and my new LCD panel working, i noticed I can't fully close the laptop.
 
So the two rubber stand things that pop out when going to tablet mode, never retract when going back to laptop mode.  also the keyboard keys don't "lock" when going to tablet mode.  Does this problem sound familiar to anyone and does anyone have a solution to this? Thank You!!
 
 
Mod's Edit: System model added to front of Subject line to improve visibility / clarity.

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I have a Toshiba Portege 3500. I started having problems a week or 2 ago when I would hiberate or stand by the computer. When I restarted, the cursor control overly / numlock (Fn+F10 / Fn+F11) was toggled on and the left 2/3 of the keyboard was locked. It seemed to me as if the Fn key was 'locked' either on or off. I rebooted and the problem would go away.

Now whatever is doing this is striking seemingly randomly, toggling the cursor control overlay / numlock on and locking the left section of my keyboard. I've noted that I can use my Tablet PC Input Panel (pop-up virtual keyboard) to type the locked characters, but I cannot use it to toggle the cc overlay / numlock. This whatever also mutes my volume, and it happens regardless of which application I am using or whether I am connected to the internet. I did 2 system restores, the 2nd of which I am certain was created before I started having problems, to no avail.

I followed the standard cleaning procedure prior to running a HJT scan. When I enter the start up options menu (to start up in safe mode) and move through the menu using arrow keys, at first everything seems fine. Then it sometimes strikes again, toggling my cc/numlock and disabling part of my keyboard, BEFORE even booting up. Once booted into safe mode, the cc overlay is always on and the left part of my keyboard always disabled. In the process I also discovered I am locked out of the system administrator account. I never put a passw... Read more

Answer:Keyboard partially locking - followed standard cleaning procedures

Logs part 2. Thx, ASnuffy
 

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Hi, some grain or something went under my left arrow key on my yoga 3 pro. Is it possible to youst remove one single key by pulling and clean underneath it to push it back in? Or will I break the key if I'll try that? Thanks for any hints and experiences ...

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Hi Guys,

New to this Forum, can any one assist us please

Our daughter decided to give keyboard a clean with a duster but this was whilst switched on and now certain letters when keyed perform other functions e.g the letter t brings up the same function as f7. The letter o,e and l also do different things meaning you cannot do anything without huge interuption.

Any ideas chaps . . .?

Thanx

Tim

Answer:Satellite L500: keyboard issue after cleaning with an duster

Hi

>The letter o,e and l also do different things meaning you cannot do anything without huge interuption.
Does this mean that keyboard buttons T, O, E and L don?t work as it should even you typing slowly?

I have no idea why this happened after trying to clean the keyboard but possibly some keyboard buttons are damage.
The problem is that you cannot remove/replace single buttons and it seems you will need to replace the whole keyboard.

Good luck

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Hey so I just got a T510 and I have realized that the back of my laptop is full of my finger prints due to opening and closing the screen. Now my question is, what cleaning tools do I use to wipe it off and make it look brand new again? This is probably the only thing I hate about this laptop, that every time you touch it, it leaves a mark  Please help me ! Thanks













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Answer:Lenovo Thinkpad T510 body cleaning

Hi and welcome to the forum!I use a microfiber cloth and small chunk of water to clean my gears, but if something is really dirty and can't be cleaned through water then I apply tiny amount of soap to the wet cloth.There are many products available in the market too, but I don't trust any, YMMV.Lenovo Blogs has some tips too:- http://lenovoblogs.com/designmatters/?p=121Hope it helps.





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On the shop's website it is stated that opening my laptop will result in warranty being voided. On the other hand, taking my laptop for dust cleaning to a certified service can last for even two weeks. I remember taking my previous PC for CPU cooler change and it was there for 2 weeks.What I wanted to do was clean the cooler of the CPU and see if the WiFi antenna was maybe unplugged because I was having almost no signal. I did open it *carefully* without even scratching a screw, cleaned the cooler, noticed that the main wire of the WiFi card was unplugged, while the auxiliary one was plugged correctly, plugged it back and closed the laptop, again, *carefully*. Can any of this void my warranty?Also, I planned to swap the HDD with an SSD I've had for some time. Could that represent a problem because I am changing some parts.I am not a certified servicer but I can certainyl say that I'm experienced enough to even disassemble the whole laptop and put it back again (no, I haven't done this nor do I plan to) without leaving a mark so why would opening it void my warranty if I make no damage to it.I just want to know whether I still have my warranty. Thank you in advance.

Answer:Will opening my Lenovo Z50-75 and cleaning it void my warranty?

Hi MrVene , 
 
Welcome to the Community Forums. 
 
In general sense , cleaning or opening the chassis or upgrading would not void the warranty as long as there won't be any induce damage to the parts during and after such change. (additional reference discussion here and here ) 
 
 
For the same reasons why OEM have the hardware manual dissassembly guide made available for free download and Lenovo Service Training . This may also be different on regional basis so having technical support informed first is still the best way to proceed so that proper guidelines are checked and that there is documentation for both party to reference.
 
Hope this help answer your query.
 
Regards

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Hi,

I've cleaned my *toshiba satellite L635* battery and keyboard, and when I replaced the battery and plugged the electric cord, the PC blinked for a while and then it won't boot anymore: no power.
I took out the battery, plugged in, no power.

Is the circuit damaged?
If so, is the motherboard is also damaged?
What should I replace?

Please help
Thanks beforehand

Raff

Answer:Satellite L635 - No power after cleaning keyboard and battery slots

It looks so?
How did you clean the battery slots and other parts?
Did you use a kind of fluid?

You could also remove one of the RAM modules to check if an Ram module is not affected?
But it looks like the motherboard is affected.

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If you find that your fan is running more often or at higher speeds than it used to, or your system is running warmer than it used to, it could be a sign that the fan and heat sink could be clogged with dust or lint.  As air is drawn in from the bottom on these systems and then blow through the fins of heat sink before exiting on the left side of the system, just or lint may be drawn in more frequently if the system is frequently operated on a bed, blanket or other cloth surface, or in a dusty environment. If your system is out of warranty and might be running warmer than normal as described above, you might clean the fan and heat sink to lower system fan speeds and operating temperature. First, remove AC and battery and turn system over.  Locate the fan cover.  Remove the 2 screws and lift up the cover from the edge. Next, remove the 3 screws marked by the arrows to remove the fan - carefully locate and uplug the fan connector from the system board as you lift it out.  After removing the fan, it should look like this...  Using a can of compressed air, blow out the area, blow the dust out of the fan. Clean out the heat sink fins by blowing air through the outside vents so that the dust is blow back toward the the fan locations.  Make sure the fins are all free from lint, fibers and dust.  After all dust has been cleared out, carefully reinstall the fan and 3 mounting screws.  A magnetic screwdrive... Read more

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Fan IssueI've cleaned my laptop sometime this month after about two years of use. Popped it open, blew everything, popped it back. I saw a post before posting this about removing the battery before cleaning so i'm considering going back and doing that. I usually keep it running in high performance because I use it for gaming. Core/CPU usage is almost never above 10%, currently sitting at 2%-4%. Memory is usually high because I only have a 500GB SSD, currently at 58%. The other stats (disk, network, and GPU), sit at 0 (although GPU will boost to about 60% when gaming). Currently, I have it in balanced mode and set the maximum core usage to 40% and it's still going strong. Any suggestions?  Gaming IssueAlso on a side note, if anyone can assist me with a gaming issue I'm having. My computer has a 960 GTX, i74720GQ @ 2.6GHz, and 500 GB SSD (samsung evo--upgraded from 1TB HD) and I'm having issues with my FPS in-game. It locks at 30 or FPS across all games. I do have two GPU's (integrated and 960 GTX) and have always used the GTX as the primary source, uncapped in-game graphics, limited background interference (services, programs, etc.) and possibly other things I can't think of but cannot release the in-game FPS cap. Even when settings are at the lowest settings. In previous times, if I were to uncap, it'd reach above 60 easily consistently but now when it's uncapped, it never goes above 60. One might ask what changed? After upgrading from HDD to SSD, I had to reset my ... Read more

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Hi, I bought a Lenovo Essential G580 on 15th May 2013. Everything was working perfectly until yesterday when my keyboard started to type random characters. I had just put my laptop to sleep on the night of 20th July 2013 and when I switched on the laptop on the evening of 21st July 2013 the keyboard started typing random stuff. There has been no spillage on the laptop as its safely covered on my table and I am the only one living in my room. Also to make sure its not because of a software glitch, I tried the following: 1. Restarted the system multiple times2. Went to an earlier System restore point. (Tried 5 different one's)3. Refreshed the system4. Took a backup and Formatted the whole hard disk and reinstalled Windows.5. Switched off the laptop for the night and tried switching it on today morning. None of the above helped. So obviously it is not a software problem. (FYI: The Onscreen Keyboard just works fine) A few example stuff which I get when I press the keys: CAPS Lock: WX (When I press Caps lock key it types WX along with it so the pattern goes like this: WXwxWXwxWXwx and so on if you keep pressing caps lock)q: When I press q its types a tab with qwm: its types yum instead of mw: works like caps lock key. Turns on Caps and types WX too.x: same as wBackspace: Backspace deletes one character and along with that presses the enter key too The keys in the middle row i.e.. asdfghjkl are all working fine. The problem seems to be with t... Read more

Answer:Lenovo Essential G580 Keyboard Malfunctioning (Keyboard typing unnecessary characters)

hi bijoy3d,
 
Welcome to the Forums.
 
What you can try is to reseat the keyboard ribbon (see page 49-51 of the hardware maintenance manual). If that doesn't work, there's really something wrong with the physical keyboard and you need to contact lenovo support for service.
 
 
Best regards,
neokenchi

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I thought I would share my recent adventure with a 3000 N500 I have. The laptop was special ordered with Xp Pro on it. I uninstalled and installed Ubuntu, worked great. At some point my wife spilled some soda onto the page up and down keys, resutling in those keys not working. Recently I purchased her another latop and decided to reinstall Windows Xp Pro on the N500 for use with some camera software I have. I decided to go ahead and order another keyboard from Amazon, for 21 bucks. I wiped the drive and used an OEM Xp Pro to reinstall windows. I was having some issues with sound and modem drivers and decided to go ahead and install SP3 on it to help out with the high def install of drivers. That worked great, but when I recieved the new keyboard Tuesday and install it, I noticed that some dual number letter keys were inputting numbers. I googled and was brought here where a number of posters stated several programs might be the cause. I searched and these programs WERE'NT installed on this, due to a clean install of OEM windows. This took me back to suare one, why. I'm very proficiant in PC's having built many custom machines and assisted others in repair. I decided to test the keyboard by using an flash drive with Linux on it. The keyboard worked like a champ, so that narrowed the issue to windows pr software inside it. Booting back to windows I started thinking that possibly an update inside SP3. I removed SP3 and rebooted and the keyboard worked great, no errors.... Read more

Answer:Lenovo N500 keyboard/ numbers instead of letters/with new keyboard installed/Resolved!!

I forgot to mention, this conflict DOESN'T effect an external usb keyboard, just the installed keyboard. I will monitor this thread for awhile and will assist if possible, thanks.

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Hi! I've got Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 13 Silver (https://www.alza.cz/EN/lenovo-ideapad-yoga-13-silver-d375124.htm), and while I am quite content with the device, my keyboard stopped working. I was wondering whether any of you might know and suggest an online reseller (official or otherwise), where I could get hold of a replacement keyboard. Now, I suppose backlit keyboard versions of newer Yoga laptops will not work I guess, will they? From what I have read Yoga 13 Silver does not have the slot required for backlit, but aside that, will the keyboard function and will it fit (dimension-wise)? If so, what is the voltage and current required? Would soldering a small battery to the backlit cable be a good idea (I accept the fact that I wouldn't be able to regulate it)? Thank you in advance!ck

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Hi! I've got Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 13 Silver (https://www.alza.cz/EN/lenovo-ideapad-yoga-13-silver-d375124.htm), and while I am quite content with the device, my keyboard stopped working. I was wondering whether any of you might know and suggest an online reseller (official or otherwise), where I could get hold of a replacement keyboard. Now, I suppose backlit keyboard versions of newer Yoga laptops will not work I guess, will they? From what I have read Yoga 13 Silver does not have the slot required for backlit, but aside that, will the keyboard function and will it fit (dimension-wise)? If so, what is the voltage and current required? Would soldering a small battery to the backlit cable be a good idea (I accept the fact that I wouldn't be able to regulate it)? Thank you in advance!ck

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Hey guys!

I recently got a Casio keyboard, with a new MIDI cable.

I'm a music artist and I'm totally new with this 'keyboard-to-computer-via-MIDI' stuff.

I don't know how to connect my Casio Keyboard to my computer with a MIDI cable. I've mostly been using Mixcraft's music library, but I want to start something new with my new keyboard.

Can someone PLEASE tell me how I can connect my keyboard to my laptop via MIDI?

I've looked at other forum posts and contacted a few music artists..........they had nothing.

Please help!

Thanks!

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Is there any possibility or any other replacement for changing the keyboard

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Hey guys!

I recently got a Casio keyboard, with a new MIDI cable.

I'm a music artist and I'm totally new with this 'keyboard-to-computer-via-MIDI' stuff.

I don't know how to connect my Casio Keyboard to my computer with a MIDI cable. I've mostly been using Mixcraft's music library, but I want to start something new with my new keyboard.

Can someone PLEASE tell me how I can connect my keyboard to my laptop via MIDI?

I've looked at other forum posts and contacted a few music artists..........they had nothing.

Please help!

Thanks!

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Hello, let me begin with how satisfied i've been with my Y570 since i bought it 2 years ago, it has met every expectation i had for it. But 1 month ago, my laptop fan stopped being able to use the Efficient Thermal Dissipation from Thermal Management. Actually, the only option that seems to work is Dust Cleaning since it speeds up my fan and stops it until it's over. I already fully cleaned the fan, and i don't know what else to do. Thank you very much beforehand

Answer:Lenovo Y570 Thermal Management - Only Dust Cleaning Works

while the computer is turned off, remove the AC and battery.then Hold the power button for 15 seconds. install the battery and plug AC. Does it bring back the fan mode funtionality?





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Hello All, is it possible to replace my ideapad 310 15IKB 80 TV non backlit keyboard with a backlit one ?   

Answer:Lenovo Ideapad 310 replace keyboard with backlit keyboard ?

Hi Rohan,
 
Welcome to Lenovo Community! And happy to have you here.
 
Sadly the backlit keyboard doesn't comes with IdeaPad 310 series.
 
I hope the above information helped you.
Please feel free to post in Lenovo Community Forums if you have any further queries!
 Regards,Prabhansh_______________________________________________Tap that Kudos button if I helped.If you find a post helpful and it answers your question, please mark it as an "Accepted Solution"!

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I have a Lenovo Flex 2-15 that doesn't have a backlit keyboard. I know that the keybord can be taken off, so can the non-backlit keyboard be replaced by a backlit version. Would the process void the warranty and where can I buy the backlit keyboard replacement?

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Hello Community! I have troubles with my Lenovo Fingerprint Keryboard (KUF0452) and my new Lenovo R500 (2732-7UG).I can use the built in fingerprint without problems. When i´m in the office, my R500 is in the docking station (2504). At the docking station is my lenovo Fingerprint keyboard attached. If i want to use the fingerprint reader built in the keyboard nothing happens.My OS is Windows 7 Profesional 32bit. I have installed the correct driver, and Systemtest says the device is OK.I have controlled the Bios Settings for the fingerprint sensor (external before internal) Now I don´t know what els could be the matter ??? Please help me whis your suggestions! Excuse my bad english -Thanks! Kind regardsChristian 

Answer:Lenovo R500 and Lenovo Fingerprint Keyboard Troubles

if you connect the keyboard directly to the laptop usb port, does it still produce this problem?

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Hello.I just buy Lenovo y700. After 3 days of use I have a problem with red light from keyboard. Each time when I turn on laptop e little portion from keyboard (space bar, M,N,K,L,I keys) start to blink. I made a video with issue to see what happend. After 4-5 minute light remain at full brightness.https://youtu.be/FoqEe4pzBnwFor future can be a big problem? , I should ask for repairing ? Or maybe I can solve by myself. Another think. I want to control my fans, battery mode, and other settings, I try to download from lenovo software Quick Optimizer Windows 10, Lenovo Utility for windows 10, and no software are working, First I thought my windows it s broken, do fresh install windows 10 PRO, try to install there software but no solution. I install software, no shortcut its created on desktop, if I search for program in Program Files, and try to run .exe, this is not appear, it s like a fake link, nothing run on my desktop. Try to run in admin mode and nothing, try to reinstall and nothing, whatever I do these program are not working. I had lenovo z51-70 and I use with succes software from lenovo to clean fans, to put battery in conservativ mode. And I have same windows kit. With lenovo y700 no software it s working on this machine. Sorry for my bad english, if someone need more information, ask me.Thanks in advance for help.

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Hello, I have a Lenovo H430 Desktop that I bought about six months ago. When I got it, the keyboard was too small for my hands. So I bought a Microsoft Wired Keyboard 600. I gave the Lenovo keyboard away. I was trying to access the BIOS. I tried F1 and it booted straight to windows. I tried pressing it rapid fire and I tried just holding it down. I called Lenovo support and the guy I spoke to was worthless and talked like some kind of automaton reading from a script. I finally went right down the line trying every single function key. I also tried the ESC key. I am still not able access the BIOS. Does anyone know the proper key or key combination? Please help.













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Answer:Access Lenovo H430 BIOS with non-Lenovo keyboard, please help

hi dmille,
 
Welcome to the Lenovo Forums.
 
F1 is the hotkey to access the BIOS on the Lenovo H430. If this doesn't work, have you tried to:
 
1. Change USB ports (from back to front - vise versa)
2. Use another generic type USB keyboard
3. Remove the SATA connector on the HDD and try to boot into the BIOS again. (see page page 38 of  the hardware maintenance manual on how to access the HDD)
 
 
Let me know your findings
 
Cheers
 
 

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Hi, We have recently bought a number of G550 and G530 lenovo for office use for low requirements users. We have a request to suppy one of the G550's to a German colleague, who would like a German keyboard layout installed. We have done quite a bit of searching around for a part number or a service manual to order one, and have contacted Lenovo sales directly but do not seem to be getting anywhere. We are based in the UK and haven't had a problem sourcing a replacement keyboard for Swedish or German with the T40 and T60 series before. Has anyone got any experience of doing a keyboard replacement with the G550? Thanks Patrick

Answer:Lenovo keyboard localisations - German keyboard

Paddyu2010, welcome to the forum,
 
I may be able to help here, I'll need to make a phone call tomorrow during working hours to find out the FRU number and I'll let you know. Could you post the Type and Model Number this will help. Please do NOT post s/n.
 
Should someone be quicker, I wont
 
Thanks

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