I just got my friend's laptop that had a few problems. My friend didn't bother to get it repaired at the time and got himself a better machine.
As I've never been a "laptop" man I never even considered buying one but as this one was offered to me for free I was more than lucky to accept it.
The problem was that it's GPU was losing connection with the motherboard. I figured it out fairly quickly as the first results on google suggested this to be the problem and when I opened the laptop up and applied some pressure to the GPU when it was turned on the problem disappeared (The machine froze and screen got dark. I could see a dim picture but that was about it).
Still not willing to spend any money on the laptop to fix it I used a small, bent piece of paper on the top of the GPU (Please, don't criticise my fix and decision to do this. I know it's bad) to apply pressure to it, it worked but after turning on the computer I realised that the U, I, O & P keys on the keyboard are not working.
I googled the problem, many people have it, most common problem is numlock being turned on but it doesn't seem to be the problem here as I tried turning it off in many different ways with no luck.
It shouldn't be something caused by static as I wore a anti static bracelet. So... I'm pretty stumped here.
I'm currently stuck clueless at the bios password screen as I cannot press 2 of the letters in the password.
Note: I tried removing and replacing everything.
I just got my hands on an USB keyboard and it works. I'm guessing I've somehow damaged the keyboard or the motherboard. Is there a way to test the cause of the problem (whether it's the keyboard or the motherboard) ?