To explain in more detail: My laptop a Lenovo G580 started self spamming a few months back, and no idea why. The usual culprit was the '/' character. When this happens I can't type or click on a text area. But I can move the mouse pointer with the touchpad. The click interrupt just wasn't firing. To stop the spamming I'd have to spam the space key and get a few minutes of reprieve.
Then a week ago the Laptop keyboard just stopped working. Yesterday, I noticed that the keyboard ribbon was not fully clipped to the connector. I managed to successfully clip it back on.
Now, the keyboard area on the Laptop has a metal surface and this is where I believe the problem lies. When I clip the keyboard to its resting place the keyboard won't function but when I move the keyboard up and away from the metal plate it starts working as normal.
The keyboard fittings (the edges that fit into the "hole"/"gap") are also metallic. Could that be the cause of the problem? When there is contact there is a short or something? I'm not sure what's going as that didn't happen before. I must have screwed something up in the process.
Any ideas before I spend 30 quid on a replacement keyboard (assuming the keyboard is even the problem)?
And external keyboards work perfectly,