Compaq Presario C500 keyboard problems

Trodigyx9

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A little history of the laptop: I bought the laptop used from a friends and All the keys work except "O", "L" and the period. I bought a brand new replacement keyboard and those buttons worked fine, for awhile. I finally bought a new Wwindows Vista cd and installed it on the laptop, since it was supposed to have Vista and it had XP for whatever reason. Still nothing, when I unplug the keyboard ribbon and plug it back in, the keys work for a while and then stop. Any answers are greatly appreciated.
Michael
 

Trodigyx9

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Which means nothing I can do, unless I replace the entire motherboard. Unless you know of something else?

thanks for the reply
 

Trodigyx9

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I've already replaced the keyboard with a brand new and the problem still persists, when you said motherboard/keyboard connector. I thought you were talking about the intergrated clip on the motherboard in which the ribbon from the keyboard fits into or what?

thanks for your reply and help.
 

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Can I just replace the connector or would I need to replace the whole motherboard?

Thanks again for your help
 

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Somehow I knew that was going to be the answer, it's never easy.
thanks again for your help