Having problems with your HP Pavilion dv1000 Notebook ?

Keyboard or motherboard?

\015 HP Pavilion DV1000 laptop. T, Y, B, N keys do not work. Disassembled keyboard and cleaned and inspected all contacts, circuits, ribbon. No visible damage.\015\012\015\012Disassembled computer and cleaned and inspected everything. Small carbon deposit on outer edge of board near expansion port. I assume this indicates something shorted out.\015\012\015\012My question is, how do I test to find out whether the problem is the keyboard or the motherboard? An external keyboard plugged into a usb port works fine all keys. I don't want to spend money on a new keyboard if the problem is really the motherboard.\015\012\015\012Computer sustained a spill a couple of years ago. Also dropped on its edge once and sustained a broken usb port.\015\012\015

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Its your keyboard thats the problem because if it was you mboard or one of the tracks in the circutry is the keyboard connection panel you would have a problem using all the alphabetical keys because they are all connected to the same track.
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