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Posted on 2015-02-02
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Last Modified: 2016-11-23
I swapped a laptop screen and top now everything  works except the keyboard. Pretty sure I messed something up but what? I watched a video from the company and followed the directions closely. My first guess is the cable to the keyboard but before I go back in, I wanted a clue
Dell 15z
Question by:artismobile
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akb earned 400 total points
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Almost certainly the keyboard cable not seated in the connector properly.
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by:Michael Dyer
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I would say your best bet is the ribbon cable from the keyboard to the motherboard was not reconnected fully.  That is what I would look at first.
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dbrunton earned 400 total points
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If it is a straight cable with no connector at the end it is either not inserted far enough or inserted at an angle.
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by:Chris Millard
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As well as what those above said, was the replacement keyboard brand new or a used part?

Also, just to ensure that something else hasn't gone wrong, have you tried a USB keyboard attached to the laptop?

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I only replaced the full top with LCD screen but I had to remove a lot of stuff. I'll start with the ribbon to the keyboard first and report.
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nobus earned 400 total points
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also verify you put the cable the correct side up

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Thank you for all the responses. Sorry for the delay...I don't have a keyboard! Just opened the laptop for a picture.

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ID: 40589022
I just un snapped the ribbon and re snapped it.
Starting the computer now

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ID: 40589048
That was it. It works! I'm only 50% a goofball.
Thanks team

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Thanks for the quick responses.  I've been a member for a long time.  Always happy!

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