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Dell N5110 Laptop

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by moejoe, Jun 7, 2014.

  1. moejoe New Member

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    KEYBOARD HAS STOPPED WORKING, SO I CANNOT ACCESS ANY OF THE F-KEYS ,CD DRIVE HUMS, BUT WILL NOT PLAY SCREEN IS NOT CLEAR
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    Thanks Frick! I was hopping someone knew how to test that keyboard or get it back to working, the screen is not dirty clear it is more of a scramble screen. What did you think about the CD drive going out at the same time?
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    So this is what's going on:

    1. Keyboard does not work
    2. Screen is scrambled.
    3. Optical drive not working.

    Did you drop it or something? How did it begin?
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    It is my daughters and she was trying to do a check on the hard drive to repair the screen, did not work,, and when it was put back together she did something wrong. I connected two ribbons (cables?) that were loose no help. She lives a 100 miles away so she bit off more than knew.
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    Try a USB keyboard.
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    Make sure you have placed the ribbon cables in correctly and locked them in place.

    You may have missed something she broke, a connection somewhere... go over it with a good magnifier and look for loose connections.

    And, why would she suspect the hard disk... if the screen was scrambled?

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    Also, if it has a port for it try an external monitor.
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    Thanks!! I'm making some progress I used an external monitor and keyboard and that worked, and I think that the optical drive is defective it failed a test. I will replace that tomorror, and for the record I was surprised that she thought she would be able to look at the hard drive and figure out anything. THANKS AGAIN!!
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    I still have a problem after bypassing the keyboard with the usb keyboard, I reinstalled windows 7 and now it wants me to turn on my wireless connection which is on my defective laptop keyboard. I;m ok with a ethernet connection, or a wireless adapter plugin, as soon as I disconnect I get the message to turn it on. CAN ANYBODY SUGGEST ANYTHING! Thanks!!!

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