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Old 03-06-2012, 07:57 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi all,

I searched through the forums and have done countless google searches but can't find anything that resolves my problem.

Have the above laptop, about 2 or so years old now and the keyboard suddenly died on me a few days ago. I don't know much about computers but I removed the battery and still no keyboard. Touchpad/mouse works fine - no issues there.

Ran all sorts of virus scans - nothing. Formatted the laptop - still no keyboard.

Could it still be the battery or do you think the keyboard needs a replace?

Cheers in advance for your help!
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Old 03-06-2012, 08:15 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Odds are the keyboard died. It happens. usually it is something like some spilled water/coffee/soda, but not always.

Keyboards are usually cheap. I order mine through eBay shops and they run around $15 each, and they are fairly easy to swap out. Hit up YouTube and search for videos on replacing the keyboard on your specific model.
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You likely need to replace the keyboard.
You can find multiple videos on youtube.com detailing this process.
Luckily, I found a review on Amazon with an individual detailing the process for a very similar laptop model.
Amazon.com: Customer Reviews: L.F. New Black keyboard for Acer Aspire 5740 5740D 5740G 5741/G 5738DG 5741 5741G 5745 5745G 5745P 5745PG 5745Z 5741ZG 5745PG 7745 7745G Series Laptop / Notebook US Layout

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Old 03-06-2012, 09:49 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Thanks for your responses. I've ordered a new keyboard.

I should have also mentioned in my post that an external keyboard worked.
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Well, yeah, it should. Just your internal keyboard was bad.
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Thanks for your responses. I've ordered a new keyboard.

I should have also mentioned in my post that an external keyboard worked.
Your welcome. Be sure to post back with your results of how the replacement works out.
If you are new to this, take pictures of the process for your own purposes in case you have a problem putting it back together, or knock a cable loose on accident.
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Is it possible that the cable came loose behind the keyboard?
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