[ltp] got to press real hard to make the shift key work

Pierre Fortin linux-thinkpad@linux-thinkpad.org
Sun, 12 Dec 2010 11:11:01 -0500

On Sun, 12 Dec 2010 20:20:19 +0800 jidanni@jidanni.org wrote:

>Dudes, I got to press real hard sometimes to make my left shift key work
>here on my R50e.
>What do I do, pry it off with a screwdriver, rub some alcohol, and pop
>it back?
>Pull out the whole keyboard from underneath and scratch something?
>OK, it seems if I remember to press the right half of that left shift
>key, it works. Its left half is less sensitive.
>I bet the harder I press, the bigger hole I'm digging for myself.
>I live real remote, so I can't just take it to the store.
>Sorry the above is not Linux related, but "you're the only friends I

identify the type of keyboard (probably scissor type)

remove it.  this link has an image you can click on to see where the
screws are (if you remove it, be careful of the ribbon connections --
some are simply push-in, others have a compression socket where you have
to pull up on the socket's end tabs before removing/inserting connections)

determine if you can open/repair it yourself -- if not, order a new one
if it makes sense for you