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Old 01-29-2010, 04:46 PM   #1
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Samsung NC10 keyboard issue

I inherited a water damaged Samsung NC10. A glass of water was spilled on the keyboard.
I have dried the system out and it is now booting without issues. My only problem is that the keyboard has one key (P) that will not work at all. Every other key is fine. I removed the keyboard and reseated the connector ribbon but this has had no positive effect.
I plugged a USB keyboard in and (P) works.
Do you think that this means that the original keyboard is dead and should be replaced to have a fully functioning NC10? Or is it possible that water damage has made it so that no matter how many NC10 keyboards I plug in, it will have the same problem?
Thanks in advance.
Old 01-30-2010, 06:32 AM   #2
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usually when the keyboard's electronics are damaged, you get entire rows of keys (or sets) to fail, not individual ones. The behavior suggests this is not an electronic issue but a hard(hard)ware problem, as in no conductance of electrons. Have you taken the keyboard apart as far as possible and taken a look at the surface underneith the "P"? Perhaps there is water trapped there or something has slided out of place?
Old 02-18-2010, 03:19 AM   #3
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For future readers of this thread, I changed the keyboard and the problem disappeared. ichrispa was right. Thanks!


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