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Laptop Keyboard main keys not working on Acer laptop

Question: Laptop Keyboard main keys not working on Acer laptop

Hi,

I have a strange problem and I can't find solution on internet. My 2 years old son was watching cartoons on my Laptop, he got excited and start hitting buttons on the keyboard. Some letters and numbers stooped working even arrows too...no sure what to do?

I have restated the laptop took off battery and did so many things What should I do?
please help

Thanks for your help

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Answer: Laptop Keyboard main keys not working on Acer laptop

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Hi,

I have a strange problem and I can't find solution on internet. My 2 years old daughter was watching cartoons on my Laptop, she got excited and start hitting buttons on the keyboard.

I don't know what happened she some how activated an option that I don't know how to turn off. The main keyboard keys are not working instead it use the extra keys arrows, symbols etc

I have turned off the computer, took off battery, search in control panel for option, but I am unable to make main keys to work. What should I do ?

Thanks for your help

I am using Windows 7 home 32bits

Answer:Laptop Keyboard main keys not working

fn-key, alt-key, ctl-key problem?

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Laptop main number keys not working only number 5 and 6. Tried usb keyboard and its working.

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.4
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 10 Home Single Language, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-4710HQ CPU @ 2.50GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 60 Stepping 3
Processor Count: 8
RAM: 8099 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) HD Graphics 4600, 1024 Mb
Hard Drives: C: 922 GB (172 GB Free);
Motherboard: Dell Inc., 0AM750
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As of the moment, I am typing with the help of an onscreen keyboard.  I couldn?t point out exactly what precipitated this problem since it was working fine a day before. The keys that stopped working are: 1 3 -   [second row]q, t, u, p, ] \    [third row]Caps lock, s, d, g, h, j   [fourth row]m, right shift    [fifth row]upper key [sixth row] I?ve tried every possible method to troubleshoot the problem (restarting it, removing the battery, updating drivers, re?installing drivers, resetting the laptop) but none of it work.I?d appreciate if you could help me out. Thanks!

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As of the moment, I am typing with the help of an onscreen keyboard.  I couldn?t point out exactly what precipitated this problem since it was working fine a day before. The keys that stopped working are: 1 3 -   [second row]q, t, u, p, ] \    [third row]Caps lock, s, d, g, h, j   [fourth row]m, right shift    [fifth row]upper key [sixth row] I?ve tried every possible method to troubleshoot the problem (restarting it, removing the battery, updating drivers, re?installing drivers, resetting the laptop) but none of it work.I?d appreciate if you could help me out. Thanks!

Answer:Most of the keys on my Acer E5-471 laptop keyboard...

[email protected]  further proof, check with a USB keyboard, if it is a problem of PC (software) or keyboard (hardware) being hardware will have to change the keyboard, if software must reset the computer to see if the problem is solved or update the BIOS. Regards.

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I am using an external bluetooth keyboard now and those keys work using it. I have also replaced the keyboard on the laptop but the Keys WAZS still do not work, any suggestions on how I could fix this? Cheers!

Answer:Acer Aspire One 532h Laptop Keyboard Keys W A Z S ...

Have you tried to clean the contacts on the KB ribbon cable connector on the MB by removing/reinserting the ribbon a half-dozen or so times? Jack E/NJ 

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My ACER lap top some of the keys not operating. please expline.

Answer:some keys are not working on Acer laptop

Boot to the Windows 7 dvd and see if you can use the tools to access command line. Then test keyboard. 1/3 of highway deaths are caused by drunks. The rest are by people who can't drive any better than a drunk.

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hi i have acer laptop. in my laptop enter and backspace, up and down and right left keys are not working. pls guide me

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my functional keys are not working. so i cnt use it

Answer:Win 7 Acer laptop function keys not working

Do a system restore.Reinstall drivers from mfg. website.You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.

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Please help me because I have been trying for 3 hours now and want to cry haha. I used my laptop last night and the cat did walk over it, as she usually does so it may have been something she has done or just a coincidence this has happened.

I just went to use my laptop tonight and could not log in because I noticed that my A key was not working which is in my password so used the onscreen key board, I then discovered probably half of my other keys also are not working!!!

I have uninstalled the keyboard in the device manager and nothing, I have even installed Unbuntu to see if it would work in there as one person suggested. I have turned the laptop off, took the battery and power cable out, held the power button for 60 seconds, put it all back together and started it up, nothing.

I have stolen my boyfriends keyboard from his desktop PC and that is working fine. I just do not know what to try next if anything or if to just go ahead and back my stuff up and reinstall windows (using windows 10).

I do not understand why it is only some keys as surely if it was the actual keyboard then it all would not be working which is why I think it might be a windows thing maybe, but then why does the USB keyboard work fine.

Thanks for any help and let me know if you need anymore information
 

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Hi, for some reason some of the keyboard keys arent working, I didn't spill anything on them and they are not stuck. They are the spacebar, letters b n, forward slash, the three bottom arrow keys. My laptop is a dell inspiron 1525 and its a year old.
Any suggestions would be appreciated.

Thanks
 

Answer:Some keys on laptop keyboard not working

What operating system does it have XP,Vista ,W7?
 

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I had a problem with my laptop which is certain key on my keyboard is not functioning. The weird is, it happened without a reason. because after I shutdown doing my work when I turn it on again, I discovered my "s", "d", "g", "h", "\", "m", " left shift", "caps lock" and "~" key did not work at all. I try taking the key off, cleaning underneath, but nothing seems to be working. After that I try to use usb keyboard and it seems the key can be entered. So I thought my hardware is the problem. than I replace into the new one, but still having the same problem. I already waste my money buying new keyboard. Does any one happen to know what sort of problem this is and how I would go about fixing it? Is it related to the registry. My laptop is Acer aspire 4740G, ram 4GB, processor i3 2.4GHz. I hope someone can help me to solve this problem.
 

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I have an Acer aspire 5755G and some of the keys have stopped working (6,8 and 9 of the top row number keys). Very occasionally they might start working again for a few minutes, or if i start tapping them hard they may start to work for a bit. But in general they don't work at all.

I plugged in a usb keyboard and all of the keys work, so I am assuming this is a mechanical problem.

I am going to attempt to replace the keyboard myself as i managed to find one video, its in a diff language but I think I can see how he does it Thay th?o s?a l?p b?n ph?m Acer Aspire 5755G keyboard replacement fix assembly guide - YouTube

However I thought before i go ahead I would ask on here is there anything else you suggest i do which might fix it. I assuming there is no way this can be a problem in the os/bios and its definitely hardware related?

I don't have any warranty left either

Thanks

Answer:Keys not working - Laptop - Acer Aspire 5755G

Hello Robwan,

Usually, if just a few keys stop working... it's a bad keyboard. This happens a lot with Gaming Computers, due to the heavy use of certain keys.

If an external keyboard works, I'd consider replacing the onboard keyboard. You can also test using the on-screen keyboard, as well.

http://laptoppartstore.weebly.com/re...-keyboard.html

A new keyboard can be purchased on ebay or keyboard.com

Hope this helps,
John

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HP G62-b80SS laptop
Many keys in the keyboard aren't working. I've successfully replaced the motherboard for this laptop because it went dead because of some dampness trickling going inside and is now otherwise working fine. It's been abandoned for 7 months. I've reseated the keyboard connector and cleaned it with a contact cleaner.
I guess I need to get a new keyboard, am I right?
Thanks!
 

Answer:Many keys in keyboard not working HP G62-b80SS laptop

Or the motherboard keyboard connector is damages by corrosion...
 

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Answer:samung laptop keyboard keys t, y, Not working!!!

I would just replace the keyboard. There are loads on eBay for about £7.50. At that price it is not worth the time trying to fix it.

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Answer:some keys on toshiba laptop keyboard have stopped working

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hi after updating my laptop with a system up date my caps lock, b and n keys don't work. I'm using the on screen keyboard to write this. my laptop is a HP Pavilion g6-1389sa Notebook with Genuine Windows 7 Home Premium 64. normarly i would take it in to the shop to be looked at but i have no warranty left as i could not afford it. please help if you can as i use my laptop for work everyday, and need this sorted as soonas possible. thank you.

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Hello Sir,

I seem to be having a similar problem. Only the keys, Home, End, Right & Left direction keys arent responding. An external USB keyboard key is working. This led me to believe it could be a hardware issue (moisture etc.) however the new keyboard i order for my vostro 1014 (dell) laptop had the same issue, hence leading me to believe it is a software issue i.e. driver issue.

I have tried updating my driver it tells me its up to date. Have tried uninstalling it and on restart windows reinstalls my driver. I tried going on windows forum (Microsoft) and they were rambling about a possible Hotfix replacement. Please advise and let me know what do i do.

Answer:Inbuilt Laptop Keyboard , certain keys not working. Help Reqd.

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so what should i do to use the media keys?
the keyboard & mouse came with an installation cd of 'iTouch'.
when i run the setup a message appears saying
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Answer:media keys of logitech keyboard not working with laptop

Download the latest version from Logitech's website compatible with your mouse and keyboard set.
 

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My computer is an HP Pavilion G7 laptop, Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit. I've recently went through a lot of problems with this computer, specifically a corrupt user profile, so I ended up doing...a factory reset or something in that nature that fixed the problem, but it wiped everything off my computer. Before the reset, occasionally my keyboard would just disable and go into this mode where certain keys opened a variety of programs, and I had to shut off/restart the computer to fix it. But the keys worked fine, it was just when the keyboard went crazy was when the keys didn't work.

But now, a week or two after the reset, I went on my computer and the home keys and the enter key were disabled, and I did some online research and a lot say that the keyboard is shot and you have to replace it. The strangest thing was, this morning actually, I went on the computer and went to type and found the home keys were actually working. I left for a bit to start my morning and then came back, woke the computer up and turned on the internet, and found the keys disabled again.

I explained that story because it could be something involved with the computer's sleep function or its internet, as a maybe.

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Computer: HP Pavilion G7 Notebook PC x64
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Answer:Home Keys on laptop keyboard disabled/not working properly

firstly I would recommend downloading and installing all of the latest drivers for you laptop. especially any chipset and or ones directly related to the keyboard (most laptop keyboards use default windows ones so theres nothing to update, but laptops with hot keys and multimedia keys tend to use their own)

something else you can do is plug in a usb keyboard and test it, if the same keys on a usb keyboard dont work its not hardware related.
simply googling G7 keyboard throws up hundreds of user complaints so its not exactly a first time event theyve known to fail.

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Hello, I have an Acer laptop running on Windows 7 and the other day I spilled something on it while cooking. After cleaning it off (just with a cloth) most of the keys wouldn't work. The ones that did didn't wok correctly, i.e 'u' would be 'bu' and so on. The next day, none of the keys worked. I cleaned it with hand sanitizer, and some worked, but again there were messed up 'double keys.' It now seems that they are almost all dissasociated from their original keys. Like, F9 is now spacebar, 7 is enter, etc. I've already restored the computer to factory settings the way it was when I bought it, but its the same. How do you reset the keys?

Answer:Acer laptop Keyboard not working

Your problem is that the contacts on the underside are not clean and the small currents that make the contacts now are bleeding between contacts and causing unexpected results like the double entrys and changed entrys. The only way to fix this is to remove the battery, disassemble the lower computer parts, remove the keyboard and either clean all of the contacts and other sticky surfaces carefully with alcohol, or replace the keyboard and clean all other sticky surfaces. For MOST, this is a job for a professional. Tell him EXCATLY what happened so he knows what the job entails. This will probably not be an inexpensive repair and if it were an older machine it might not pay, but for a fairly new machine that otherwise works well, it probably pays.You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.

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Answer:acer laptop keyboard key not working

If the key is not working, then that's a hardware issue. If your laptop is still under a warranty, you should consider sending it for repair.
 

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Hi

I have a just bought a new Acer Aspire 4810T laptop. It froze a while ago and after turning it off and on again the keyboard and the mouse pad are not working. When starting up the keyboard works when entering the set or using F2 key however after it starts up the keyboard and the mouse pad don't work.

Can someone help me on this?

Thanks
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Answer:Acer Laptop keyboard and Mouse not working

hello
reboot your computer and after your bios has done its check, before windows begins to load, press F8 to access the advanced boot options. You can try to boot last known good configuration from there.
See it that helps first

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I have been having problems keeping my touchpad and keyboard functioning after taking my laptop apart. In the first instance, my touchpad stopped working a couple weeks after the dissection. I took the computer back apart, and re-secured the touch pad jack in the motherboard connector, and it worked again.

The second instance, which I havent been able to solve, is the keyboard keys. Certain keys will stop working after some short time after taking apart the computer, usually a couple hours to a couple days.

I have tried readjusting the keyboard jack in the motherboard connector, also have tried turning off the computer and taking out the battery for a while.

Please help

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Answer:Help! Laptop keys stop working after laptop dissection

Also Ive noticed that all of the keys that aren't functioning are clustered in one area on the keypad.
 

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Does anyone know of a PC manufacturer(s) that tends to offer Win8 laptop models with backlit keyboards at prices substantially less than the lessor MacBook Pro model with the DVD drive? I am looking for something with approximately the specifications below, but not the Apple price. I find many PC laptops similarly equipped enough, but without backlit keyboards. Also, I could stand to have a 14."

I am not ready to kick Win7 off my current MacBook Pro/Boot Camp partition. I don't know what Apple is going to do with respect to Win8, but IMO Win8/Boot Camp is not yet ready for prime time. I could buy an older refurbished MacBook Pro for Win8, but that might be risky. Not sure what it is going to be required for Mac/Win8 to coexist.

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Wasn't BootCamp updated for Windows 8?

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my keyboard is typing " instead of @ when hitting shift and 2

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You should have a language bar, either somewhere on the screen or minimised next to the tray icons.- Right click on it and select settings. It should show the keyboard set up currently used by your computer (probably set to UK).- Click on 'add..' then select the country/keyboard set up you want, in this case english (USA) - US- Make sure the one you want as default is at the top of the list by selecting it and clicking 'move up'This should solve your problem.

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I had purchased an MD2614u laptop from Gateway which originally came with Windows Vista, but I got the upgrade for Windows 7 and dual booted Ubuntu Jaunty Jackalope.

With all of these operating systems (32bit AND 64bit) AND before the operating system loads, my fn keys work.

I have recently downgraded both operating systems to just Windows XP, which admittedly, was never meant to work with this computer - but I have gotten MOST drivers to work. The main problem I'm having is that after XP loads, my fn keys no longer work as expected. Some combinations still work, but not the important ones.

I'm mainly worried about the brightness combinations, but other combinations aren't working either.

If I change my brightness before Windows XP loads, the brightness setting stays for the session, but when my computer is restarted the brightness goes back to 70%..this is just too dim and it's killing my eyes.

I've also checked the BIOS settings as well as looked in Windows XP's Power Settings..I couldn't find anything that said my monitor wasn't at 100% brightness.

Thanks .
 

Answer:Laptop Keyboard "fn" Keys Not Working

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I have a Dell M1330 Laptop that has served me quite well for several years. I just replaced the keyboard the other day and everything is working fine, except that the new keyboard has a slightly different layout than the old keyboard did. For example, with the new keyboard all the F1, F2, F3, etc.. keys have function secondaries on them like multimedia, brightness, antennae toggle, and so on. My old keyboard didnt have most of these and so when I attempt to use them on the new keyboard they simply do not work. In fact when I use function keys as if I still had my old keyboard installed the functions work, which means it is the software interpretation of the keys that I need to change. Does anybody know how I can fix this so that the keys of the new keyboard and functions match what the keys actually say?

Another thing to add is that some of the new function keys on the new laptop such as antennae toggle were not on my last keyboard at all because they are softkeys on the case of my computer, and I am not sure a function like that would be able to be added to the keyboard mapping at all, but I'm not sure.

Also, I would prefer to not install third party software to accomplish this, even if it means I need to delve into the registry manually. Can anybody help??
 

Answer:New laptop keyboard has different layout, keys function like old keyboard? Help! (:

You might try holding the 'fn' key while you tap the fnumber key.
Vicks
 

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Hello everyone!
Some days ago, I locked my laptop and went to a meeting, after I came back I wanted to enter my password but some keys weren't working, I tried with a USB keyboard, same problem! so i tried on-screen keyboard but I had same problem again!!!!!!
so I restarted my laptop again and again, suddenly it worked, but today I have same problem again, same keys don't work again. I restarted many times, few times it's working, but many times I face same problem again. I have to lock my laptop many times and this is a big problem for me.
My Laptop model: ASUS K556U
My USB keyboard: CANYON
Windows: 10 64 bit

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Hi guys.

I need a new tab key and a 'U' key for my laptop (Acer Aspire 5630).

Where can i gety these from and can you buy them individually? ? ?

Many thanks.

Gaz.
 

Answer:Replacement keys for laptop (Acer)? ? ?

Typically you can't replace keys individually, but you can replace the keyboard (typically). Cost is usually $10~30 but that depends on the model.

Example:

http://cgi.ebay.com/NEW-Keyboard-fo...4098885QQihZ020QQcategoryZ31568QQcmdZViewItem

That was just from a google search for "Acer Aspire 5630 replacement keyboard".
 

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I have an older Toshiba laptop- Satellite series- and two of the keys got knocked off. They are intact, so I was wondering if I can just super-glue them on, or is that incredibly dumb, stupid, don't I know that abcd......? How should I go about fixing these? I am NOT that handy with fixing things....thanks for any help!
 

Answer:How do I fix laptop keyboard keys?

Hi bj nick,

Perhaps this will help: Reinstalling a key on a Toshiba laptop.

-- Tom
 

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I have an acer aspire 5610z laptop and have a problem with the shortcut keys down the right side of the keyboard, they control volume, play/pause, stop etc. The problem is they have stopped working and I can't figure out how to configure them again. The laptop has been sent away for repair and reformatted and I'm not sure whether the keys just haven't been assigned yet or if they haven't been connected inside the laptop. Just wondering if anyone could help me try to configure these keys? Thanks

Answer:Problem with Acer Aspire Laptop keys

Don't know about the 5610 but you could see if it has under all programs - Launch Manager which should set which quick launch button does what.

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I'm running win7Machine is an Acer Aspire.    For no reason My keyboard will develop one key (shift, enter or what ever )It will create it's own character. Not happening right now (go figure) or I'd show it.It's a real pain in the chat room because hopebot says you have strike one because it'sa different language. Any help would be appriciated TIA    

Answer:On Acer Laptop Keys change Characters

Have you tried using a USB keyboard to see if it happens as well with another keyboard? The keypad on the laptop may be flawed causing this problem. Testing to see if the problem goes away with a USB keyboard attached when typing on USB keyboard would show whether its an issue with system or keypad of the laptop.

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Hi All,

Thanks for Support.

I have a Sony laptop with 64bit Vista. WHen I type O it prits 6 and when I type 'P' it prints '*'. I connect USB keyboard, it works fine. Please support me to solve the problem. I already uninstall the keyboard drive and also try with USB keyboard unplug. But the problem is there.

Please support.

Answer:Laptop Keyboard keys not type exactly

hi and welcome you could try going to start control panel regional and language and try to configure the keyboard options there

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I have been having problems lately with some of the keys on my laptop keyboard. Sometimes when I press some of the keys they won't work, and sometimes pressing a letter once will make it register twice in a Word document. The laptop is about 4 years old, and I know that you can't do anything really about a laptop KB since it's built in, but is there anything I could try to see if I can fix the problem? It doesn't happen all the time...maybe I just need to buy some KB cleaning supplies to try and get under the keys?

Thanks in advance..
 

Answer:Keys on laptop keyboard won't work?

I had a HP that had similar problems, and it was indeed a bad keyboard. Luckily for me it was still under warranty. For low tech cleaning, you might try some compressed air to blow out dust/hair etc around the keys. If it is a bad keyboard, you may be able to replace it yourself.
 

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my laptop keys are messing up. it keeps on pressing the delete button by itself so the delete dialog box keeps showing up. it also keeps on typing period automatically. When i press the shift button, it doesn't type in the greater than sign (>) which means its probably not a problem with the hardware.

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some of the keys wont work when i tap them on my laptop they just stop working now i have to use onscreen keyboard

Answer:how to get laptop keyboard keys to work

This could be a driver problem with your computer. If has been recently updated to W7, then make sure that you have all proper drivers for your keyboard. However, chances are that you fried your keyboard (spilling something or other such instances have been known to do this). Try contacting your Laptop manufacturer.

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The problem began almost a year ago where about three keys would sometimes work and sometimes not, but recently it became more persistent to the point where those three keys don't work at all anymore. Now more keys are starting to develop the initial problem (and soon will stop working entirely, also).

Laptop specs are...
OS: Windows 10 Home (was Windows 8.1)
Model: Toshiba Satellite Radius P55W-B (with touch screen support)
Processor: Inter(R) Core(TM) i7-4510U CPU @ 2.00GHz 2.60 GHz
RAM: 8.00 GB
System type: 64-bit OS, x64-based processor
I can't recall if the problem started before or after updating to Windows 10, so I haven't tried to revert back to 8.1 (and I don't want to if I can help it, quite frankly, but will if suggested necessary). Here are solutions I've tried to solve my problem, all to which none have worked...
Carefully removed unresponsive keys from keyboard without damage including the plastic clip that snaps between the key and the laptop keyboard, and thoroughly cleaned with compressed air.
Searched for a system restore point, but none dated further than a month from today, and the issue happened much longer ago.
Went into Device Manager, updated PS/2 Standard Keyboard driver, and rebooted computer.
Went into Device Manager, uninstalled PS/2 Standard Keyboard driver, and rebooted computer. The driver is automatically reinstalled upon start up, but still no fix.
Toggled sticky keys on and off.
Went into Registry Editor --> H... Read more

Answer:Some keys on my laptop keyboard are not responding.

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HiI have an Advent Laptop which I bought from PC World only about 6 months ago.Since I've had it I have persistently had a problem with some (but not all) of the 'additional function' keys on the keyboard producing its 'function' symbol as oppose to just the ordinary symbol of that key.The laptop utilises Windows Vista Premuim as the OS.Has anybody else experienced such a problem? And does anybody have any solutions or suggestions for rectifiying this? Any ideas would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.

Answer:Laptop Keyboard 'Function Keys'

Check regional and languages in Control Panel.And make sure that it is set right. Regional & language options.English Uk in both dropdown boxes.Then into Languages.Details,English Uk in the dropdown box and in the large box.In the large box if it also gives you English US Remove the US Version.

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Its hard cause they are scissor keys and dont have the spacing that standard keyboards have beteween the keys. Will a can of air work? Im not sure if the plastic tube will fit between to blow the dust out.

I occasionally turn it upside down and shake it like mad too, which helps.
 

Answer:Best way to clean laptop keyboard (under/between keys)

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I have a compaq presario laptop which used to work fine not long ago. Recently some keys on the keyboard, to be precise from the Z to The arrow keys including the space bar are not working any longer. Could this be virus action or dirt issue? I need help.

Answer:Some keyboard keys not functioning on a laptop

Dirt

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Help! I have a new laptop and seven keys have stopped responding. The keys are 0), -_, pP, [{, ;:, '", /? (I am on my old laptop) I called windows support and we did the selective start up and the keys started responding and then when I tried to use it again the keys stopped responding. I have taken out the battery and took off the key caps and made sure there was no trash. I know nothing about computers but do some crazy things. If anyone knows about laptops I would like any information you can provide. Thank you
 

Answer:Laptop Keyboard-Seven Keys not Responding

If it is still under warranty, I'd stop fussing with it (save yourself the aggrevation) and return it to the place where you purchased it. Let them figure it out.
 

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I have a NEC versa note vx laptop and are having some issues with the key board.I have completely removed the operating system from the hard drive so now only working in dos to try and resolve the problem.Keys which dont work:Shift6yI have plugged an external keyboard and all is ok.Could it be a problem with the mainboard? I have made sure the ribbon on the board is plugged in correctly.

Answer:Laptop keyboard some keys inoperative

Try removing those keys (carefully) to clean them. Could be an accumulation of dust etc

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I have an HP DV9700T laptop. Is there a tech that reads this forum?
My (9 O L . ) buttons are dead on my laptop.
I ordered a new one & installed it. I still have the same problen.
A friend told me it may be a component (chip, diode, or resistor) on the MB that died.

There must be a tech that knows what controls these keys.

Any help, Please??
mgee
 

Answer:dead keys on laptop keyboard

Have you tried an external keyboard? This will test whether your problem is with the keyboard, keyboard connector, or keyboard controller. Let us know how you get on.
 

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Since a couple of hours ago, every time I press certain keys on my laptop (A Samsung satellite), instead of a single letter I get a two letter combination. Also, I can not backspace these letters individually. I have to hold it down and then it deletes the the whole two letter combination. The shift key, q key and backspace all seem to be a bit buggy. I've restarted several times with no difference.

Combinations: W=SW E=CE R=RT T=RT Y=UY U=UY I=KI O=O[ P=;P [=O[ S=SW, F=FG G=FG H=JH J=JH K=KI L=L' ;=;P '=L' C=CE

As you can see, they seem to be paired but it's not every key on the keyboard. It's more or less impossible to use to the keyboard right now (this is with an external keyboard)

Thanks for any help.
 

Answer:Laptop keyboard is linking certain keys together?

I assume you have rebooted it already? In most cases that indicates a faulty keyboard, was something spilled on it?

Also, are you sure it's a Samsung Satellite and not a Toshiba Satellite?
 

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Hi.I am having issues with laptop keys. Previously some keys like number 0 had stopped working.THEN RECENTLY letter h and now all keys except ctrl,alt and shift. I didnt do anything. Now i am typing using on screen keyboard.
Tried uninstalling an antivirus i had installed called bitdefender. Surprisingly, suddenly while trying to type without on screen keyboard, keyboard keys started working but now letter m stopped working. Dont know why this is happening. Sometimes some letters or numbers and yesterday all the keys except ctrl,alt and shift and again today all keys except letter m

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU T5870 @ 2.00GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 15 Stepping 13
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 3063 Mb
Graphics Card: Mobile Intel(R) 965 Express Chipset Family, 384 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 305142 MB, Free - 54532 MB;
Motherboard: Hewlett-Packard, 308A
Antivirus: None
 

Answer:Problem with laptop keyboard keys

Hard to say if software is the issue or if its the hardware itself. did you spill anything on the keyboard? As far as software goes, try restoring from a recovery point in the past when the keyboard was working. Click the Start button -> in search box type "system restore" hopefully this has been turned on. You can also try looking up the laptop on the manufactures website to see if there are any available updates for the keyboard or other firmware updates related to the keyboard or motherboard. I suggest you update all that you can. if still no good possible hardware issue; I would first try to re-seat the keyboards ribbon cable but this requires you taking apart your laptop if you're up to it.
 

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I dropped a bit of water on the keyboard - machine works fine BUT keys on the left side are sticky and the second problem is that it is so hard to put these keys back. I bought the laptop 2 days ago and I think I would exchange it.

Any advice regarding this problem - I would appreciate feedback about placing the keys back - it has been impossible to put them back - they do not snap - so frustrating - I think Dell beats HP heere

Thanks

David
 

Answer:hp laptop = keyboard - keys stuck

If you removed the keys and cannot put them back, I think you are not eligible to exchange it as defective... you broke it. Please provide the manufacturer and model number so we can help you find a replacement keyboard and service information.
 

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I bought a laptop that has a horrible keyboard layout without noticing (the funny thing is i inquired about the tiniest detail in the laptop, yet i didn't notice the keyboard's layout).

Anyway, the problem is that next to my space bar there are "| \", "Ins", "Del" and "Alt Gr" keys (i'd really love to shoot the guy who made it). Now what i want to do is remap those buttons to this order : "Alt", Windows key, menu key, "right Ctrl", just like a standard keyboard. How can this be done?

I already tried KeyTweak, but it's not working. Is there any other good utility i can use? i'm using windows XP Home SP2 on my laptop btw.

any help is MUCH appreciated
 

Answer:Remapping a laptop's keyboard keys

Microsoft has a utility that works for 2K and XP, it's called REMAPKEY.EXE. It's part of this downloadable Windows Server 2003 Resource Kit, and will do the trick for you.
 

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some of key s on laptop keyboard in not working ,my laptop is nb188 model.

Answer:some keys don't work on laptop keyboard

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So I've been asked to give my Mom a hand with her laptop. It's a Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 13, though the website seems to drop or parenthesize the IdeaPad part of that, running a 64 bit version of Windows 8.1

Two keys aren't working, the F12/increase screen brightness key and the PrintScreen key. (This is why we just discovered it, no idea when the error cropped up.) I've found workarounds for all of the things the keys do - brightness can be adjusted in Power Options, and the F12 and PrintScreen functions can both be duplicated using the on screen keyboard function. But they're kinda annoying and cumbersome, and the error may be symptomatic of a larger problem.

I've tried rebooting the computer and cleaning the keyboard thus far, to no avail (though it is using one of these stupid new chiclet keyboard styles, which makes popping off keys and cleaning the actually functional part of the keyboard impossible through the normal, convenient method I've used in the past.)

The keyboard was replaced relatively recently, and I will be getting in touch with the gentleman who handled that when his store is open tomorrow. I'll also be checking with the official tech support people at Lenovo, but I find this and other fora are usually much better at cutting through that ploddingly systematic approach that big tech support divisions use and finding the real problem in a reasonable timeframe. If either of these resources pays off, I'll post the solution here as well.

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Its been like this for 3 days, my enter, ctrl, up, left, right keys doesn't work. I tried them with on screen keyboard and there it worked. I am having a hard time without these keys and i replaced this keyboard like 7 months ago. Can someone help me with this
Sometimes they do work but they only work one time and than they act weird (like my mouse clicking when i hover on something) backspace working by itself when i try to write something

Answer:Some keys in my laptop keyboard doesn't work

Ninetails mate try running these for starters.


http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/1538-sfc-scannow-command-system-file-checker.html

http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/433-disk-check.html< if necessary include the /f switch in the command line as per Option2

http://www.superantispyware.com/

http://www.malwarebytes.org/products/malwarebytes_free/

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/download/adwcleaner/

ADW download frombleeping computer delete any rubbish found with the malware scans

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On my Dell Latitude D610 Laptop, the delete key does not work at all.
The down arrow key only works when the right arrow key is already pressed (I have to press and hold the right arrow key and then press the down arrow key simultaneously to scroll down with my keyboard)..
I find it very strange, not to mention extremely annoying.
Anyone know why that might be happening?
 

Answer:2 keys acting strangely on laptop keyboard

sounds a lot like a hardware failure in the keyboard, have you tried Dell regarding a replacement?

Is it under warranty?
 

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Hey there,
I recently bought a replacement keyboard for my laptop. It was Chicony make and to say the least a pain to find. Took over a month and almost a payment cancellation on paypal to get. Anyway whe nI plug it in alot of the keys are remapped. Iam using a USB keyboard which works fine and I thought it could be drivers but there is no sticker on the bottom of the keyboard to indicate its modle number so besides trial and error I couldn't find the right drivers or even knwo if that would solve the problem... Any help?

m-h h-k k-m b-c c-b e-r r-e
 

Answer:Laptop Keyboard Replacment.Keys mismapped.

You haven't given much information to go on so a few questions first.

What was the problem that made you buy a new keyboard ?

What make and model is the laptop ?

Does the new keyboard have the same key layout as the old one ?

You don't need drivers for keyboards unless you change language or similar.
 

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Hi all, used to frequent this site many moons ago but I'll be darned if I can remember my name!

Ignore my system specs; this is for my Acer Aspire 5551 laptop running Windows 7 64-bit, 6GB 1333 RAM.

The keyboard was second hand from eBay two or possibly three years ago. From the get-go the 'h' key never played ball, sometimes having to be pressed hard in order for it to respond (and then sometimes logging multiple instances). I could just about cope with that.

Now though, among others the following keys have utterly ceased to function.
w
e
r
[
So far I've tried the ol' method of taking out the battery for a minute. I've had the keyboard off and examined the ribbon; no unusual kinks or damage are visible. I also kept pressing the afflicted keys while moving the ribbon in the hope that it was a kink. No joy there.

Before I relent and buy a new board (they're cheap enough, but if I can save money this close to Christmas then everyone's a winner!) does anyone have any clues or experience with this kind of issue?

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for some reason both of the shift keys on my laptop are not working. sticky keys is not on and i have no idea what is wrong. can someone please help me. i would have put a question mark but i cant. haha.

Answer:shift keys on laptop keyboard will not work

Computer model==Operating system of computer? truenorth

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Hi, I recently bought a new Lenovo B5400 and when I'm playing games, my laptop keyboard beeps a lot and it's always when I press 3/4 keys at once, which is necessary in gaming. So I was wondering is there any way to turn this annoying beep off so I can press however many keys I want? It's not something I want to be concious about. Thanks for your time. Kind Regards,alannm37.

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Within the last week my Sony Viao laptop keyboard started acting up. The dash key, delete key, home key, no. six key, and a few others just don't work anymore. More and more are not working.

I use it everyday, several years old. I do eat food over it occasionally. Tried cleaning under the keys. Didn't fix.

A virus (I had a recent virus attack so bad had to reformat hard drive; but keyboard worked immediately afterward).

Any guidance greatly appreciated. I'm afraid I'll soon lose all keyboard functioning and will be up the creek. I don't have a lot of money, can't just buy a new computer.

Sony Viao laptop
PIII, 25six ram
11 gig hard drive
Windows 2000 pro final service pak rollup
 

Answer:Viao laptop keyboard some keys won't work

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Hi there, As the title says my Lenovo laptop seems to have an issue where I really have to bash some of the keys to get them to work properly, specifically the alphabet keys. I have tried updating BIOS and checking out the keyboard settings but it still seems to happen occasionally. I don't want to send the whole machine back because of the keyboard and am unsure that it would be accepted as part of the warranty as most of the keys seem to work fine! If anyone has any suggestions to make some keys more sensitive I would really appreciate it. Thanks in advance, Grant

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This is a laptop Advanta brand. After keyboard crush I exchange for another one. Part of the keys working fine, part not. Some of them shows upper marks, which usually goes with Shift. Other shows numbers instead of letters. Totally mess.

I connected regular keobard just for the test and works fine.

Is this a keyboard problem? (Seller assures 100% work ) Or rather computer system?

What eventually I can check?
 

Answer:Laptop keyboard type wrong keys

sounds like a key is stuck down
 

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I have an HP Pavilion 9000 Laptop purchased in September 2007, only just over 3 months old, but certain keys are now refusing to work. Certain letters and the caps lock, tab buttons etc won't register when pressed. I've tried all the usual workarounds e.g. system restore etc, but no joy.I've checked HP Forums and it looks like there are a number of issues with key stroke failures with a variety of HP Notebooks.Advice from anyone who has encounterd similar keyboard problems and solutions would be appreciated.If the issue can't be resolved do I have the right to return to seller (Comet) and request a replacement?

Answer:HP Laptop some keyboard keys refuse to work!

I have a HP Laptop bought in Sept with XP on it not the Latest it as a Centrino CPU Why not contact HP I found them very good and a Free collect and return in the first twelve months

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My Fn8 key to switch on wireless not working. I have connected a USB keyboard what is the equivalent for Fn keys in my MSI A4000 laptop

Answer:USB keyboard equivalent for MSI laptop Fn (Function) keys

There is no equivalent key for it. That function is unique to the laptop only. Is the light on the fn key lighting up when you press it?It could either be a software or hardware (maybe both)If the fn key lights up, it may be a software problemIf it doesn't, then your keyboard might be broken.I may be able to help if you provide me with more details,such as the status of the network icon, and the configuration in yourdevice manager. I

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Hi I'm trying to buy a lenovo G560 with windows 7 on newegg.com. I like everything about the laptop. But there is one thing I am concerned about.
The thing I'm concerned about is the speaker button and brightness buttons are on all the keyboard arrow keys. If I bought this type of computer would I still be able to play games, surf the internet and navigate through a word document using the arrow keys. But also being able to adjust my brightness and sound.

Answer:[SOLVED] arrow keys on laptop keyboard

Will they interfere with each other?

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I today received a logitech g15 keyboard and I am currently trying to work out how to assign one of the customisable hot keys to disable the screen on my acer laptop. On the keyboard it is the Fn key and F6 I want to press without needing to reach over to the laptop keyboard and press it.Does anyone know what I can do assign the key? Is there some sort of way I can find out what to press so I can assign the keypress to the keyboards hot keys. Hopefully someone can offer me some assistance in working out what to use to get it all working.To help people assist me this is the keyboard in question.click hereIm still looking on google for an answer but cant seem to find any.

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ok can anyone help me. My cat walked across my t43p thinkpad and now the l is a 3 , k is 2 and so on
 

Answer:laptop keyboard typing wrong keys

some cat

your numlock key is on
 

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Keyboard & Mouse: Acer Desktop

Ever since I would say, the past upgrade for Windows 10, my mom's Acer desktop's keyboard has been really laggy. For example, when I go to wake it from sleep to unlock it, the keyboard's Number lock and Caps lock keys do not want to light up. It seems as if the keyboard doesn't want to respond in a timely manner along with the computer. The same goes for the wireless Logitech mouse.

Keyboard: Toshiba Laptop

The same as I mentioned above goes for the Toshiba Laptop that was originally mine, that I have given to my sister.

Thanks in advance!

Answer:Keyboard & Mouse: Acer Desktop - Keyboard: Toshiba Laptop

The Acer is in my 2nd set of Specs while the Toshiba is a Satellite C55-B5299.

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I've had this strange problem since couple of weeks. Some days certain alphabet keys stop functioning properly, I have to hit it hard to get them to work while after a while of hard hitting keys, it starts functioning properly & I've seen this happening to Space Bar too. Currently, I've issue with Space Bar alone. I've to hard hit space bar or hit it multiple times to get it functioning.

At times I've noted the prob shifts to other some other key the next day or it doesn't have any prob at all. Its been all strange

I would like to know what might be the reason for this odd behavior ? Do u think laptop getting hot might be a reason for that or working for longer hours ? I've Laptop Cooler always on, never turn it off.

I'm using Dell Vostro 1015. Its more than 2yrs old now, never had to take it to any computer shop for repairs or maintenance so far. Never formatted or restored or reloaded OS either.

The only probs I'd so far are with mouse. I've changed 2 mouses already, I prefer using external mouse piece.

Answer:Laptop keyboard certain keys not functioning properly at times

  
Quote: Originally Posted by goodlad


I've had this strange problem since couple of weeks. Some days certain alphabet keys stop functioning properly, I have to hit it hard to get them to work while after a while of hard hitting keys, it starts functioning properly & I've seen this happening to Space Bar too. Currently, I've issue with Space Bar alone. I've to hard hit space bar or hit it multiple times to get it functioning.

At times I've noted the prob shifts to other some other key the next day or it doesn't have any prob at all. Its been all strange

I would like to know what might be the reason for this odd behavior ? Do u think laptop getting hot might be a reason for that or working for longer hours ? I've Laptop Cooler always on, never turn it off.

I'm using Dell Vostro 1015. Its more than 2yrs old now, never had to take it to any computer shop for repairs or maintenance so far. Never formatted or restored or reloaded OS either.

The only probs I'd so far are with mouse. I've changed 2 mouses already, I prefer using external mouse piece.


Hi goodlad,

You should try an external keyboard with the system. If external keyboard works fine then you should consider replacing the internal keyboard.

As due to usage and time keys stops responding. However if the similar issue occurs with the external keyboard then it might be a software related issue.

Please check the same and let us know if you require further a... Read more

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when I play games such as worms one needs to pression several directional keys while tapping space for the rope to propel fire, now this didn't happen with my desktop keyboard but this laptop keyboard is like more delicate. can anyone tell me how I can press several keys without hearing that beep sound and having the 3rd consecutely key not obeying when I press it.
 

Answer:My laptop keyboard beeps and locks up when I press 3 or more keys at the same time!!!

Re: My laptop keyboard beeps and locks up when I press 3 or more keys at the same tim

Please if someone knows answer me as it's stopping me from making killer moves.
 

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So I got a Lenovo Z50-70 Laptop. Some of it's keys are not working at all, not even during the boot. I got a dual-boot Laptop (with both Ubuntu 16.04 and Windows 10) and it seems like some of they keys are not working on neither of the installed OSs. Keys that are not working are: z, x, c, v,m, comma, point, enter, return. What I noticed about this keys is that they are possitioned at the bottom row of the whole letter keyboard (except enter). I tried taking out the battery, turn the power off. Restart with the battery or with the power supply. Nothing worked. Laptop's warranty expired as well. Laptop is 2 years old. I had a similar problem with the "1" key a while ago. But the problem there was that the button was being "pressed" continuously. I took it out, cleaned it and still wasn't working. Turned out to be working next day for one reason or another. Nothing happened before/after the last usage of the laptop. Last night while writing some code was working ok. But in the morning it started to act like this. Any adivice is welcomed. Thank you!

Answer:Z50-70 Laptop - Some of the keys are not working

Try to re-install keyboard drivers as third party apps can interfere




Give some Kudos, if you find my post helpful. #Lenovo-NeverStandStill

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F7R63EA#ABU the bottom row keys not working z x c v m shift not working ,Hp.F7R63EA#ABU upgraded from 8.1 i think to windows 10 help me

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HI,
I am using HP G6 2105tx model with win 7 home basic 64 bit
I have some specific keys on my keyboard not working.. these keys are ( Right Shift, Left arrow, Up arrow, Numpad 0 and Numpad Enter ) i havent spilled any kind of liquid or do not have any physical damage or problem with may laptop... recently i also see toredo tunneling adapter in my laptop could not start showing code 10 error.. i dont know if these two are anyway linked
i also tried to edit the registry parameters of TCPIP6 to 0 but it didnt worked.. after restart it again changes to 142.. I also updated the keyboard driver.. still nothing
i am really having trouble with my PC, if anyone can please give me a solution i will be really thankful to him/her..

Answer:Some of my laptop keys are not working

hello raj, This is quite common in laptops well it was with mine.

I found out that the problem was cause by crumbs below the keys. but it is really easy to fix. It could also be caused by the key bracket.

place a flat head screwdriver or your finger nail, at the corner of the key, And apply a little upward pressure they key should pop offf.

Have a look for any crumbs ect, wobble the bracket to see if this helps.

To re-apply they key just place it on top of the bracket and push down until you hear a click.

Let me know if this helpde.

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Hi I noticed that gradually certain keys near each other are now not working on my Dell Inspiron 64OO, which is a couple of years old now....

the keys that arent working are the zero, minus symbol and equal sign on top line, letter p and bracket beside it, semicolon and apostrophe, slash with question mark. So they are related somehow I guess seeing that they are all in a line that runs downward.

I did pop off the letter p key and tried carefully cleaning it and it did work occasionally, but I gave up being patient and just copy and paste now, which is an absolute nuisance. please help if you can!
 

Answer:certain keys on laptop not working

lol, how old is the laptop? they're designed to last about 2 years then start dying.
 

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I have bought a second hand laptop off my friend which is about 3 years old. It is a hp laptop, it was working fine until last week, whilst I was typing I noticed some of the keys did not work. All the keys worked apart from G, H ,@, and the back delete key. For some reason they did not work. I turn off the laptop and left if for about 3 mins and turned it on again. They still did not work so I turned it off and left it for a day. The next day I turned it on and it was working fine. I had no problems until today it started doing the same thing, I turned off the laptop and switch it back on again and the keys still did not work. I re booted the laptop and it started to work fine. This has problem has happened 3 times already today. Does anyone know What is happening? Has anyone has the same problem? Any advice would be appreciated, I have also used Norton?s to scan for viruses but it has not detected any.

Answer:some keys not working on laptop

I had this a year or so ago with a laptop[Time]which was brought me. After much fiddling it turned out to be a VIRUS.In your case it is possible Norton is not up to date.So go on line and download 'Stinger' from Macafee This is as free virus scanner that will detect all the current ones.

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A friend has a laptop (no idea what sort) and phoned me to say the three keys all in a diagonal line 3 e and d did not work. I have loaned him a separate keyboard and that works, but I wonder if anyone has any ideas as to why three keys have stopped working. I will pass on any avice to him that you may have. I have suggested turning the laptop upsidedown to try to dislodge anytng that might be stuck.

Some friend had suggested that it might be a circuit board problem. Do you think that is likely?

Thanks
 

Answer:keys 3 E and D not working on laptop

Keyboard may have gotten wet, or the internal contacts dirty. He should replace the keyboard. I just did one for a HP, it was about $16.00 on E-bay.
 

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Only the B and N keys are working on HP Laptop botto row All other keys work fine

Thanks
HP Pavilion HD*X16
HP HD* 16
Window 7 HP 64 Bit
 

Answer:Only “B and N” keys working on HP Laptop

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 Some keys in my HP Laptop have not been working. I called the toll free number fifty three ( No five does not work) times since 8am till now which is 430 am. With utmost difficult and much trying i did get through to a couple of Technical staff. One Mohit was the most helpful and he provided me with a complaint no 47730five10773. He said he would call me back at 1130 am since I explained my difficulty in reaching anybody through toll free no. It is 4 30 now and he hasn't yet called! One Sandeep promised to put me on to a senior and cut the call. Next time I reached the tech dept and I recognized his voice but he cut the call. I belong to the press and I have an urgent matter to email for print tomorrow. I have explained this to them. All I want is to have an engineer come and set the keyboard right and they do not want to do it. It is such a small matter and I have spent an entire working day trying to contact them. I tried to contact some corporat office. In Chennai, the receptionist rudely banged down the phone saying he could not help. All other numbers given in HP site and net are wrong.  Can  somebody help me how to get this small matter sorted out. I am not able to reach tech support because everytime the call gets cut. NObody is accessible. It is urgent. 

Answer:Some keys in my laptop not working

We are just fellow end Users. We can't send out an engineer. You do not give us the model number of your laptop but I sense you are not interested in self-repair. If the project is urgent in the short run I suggest you use an external usb keyboard to get your work done while you wait for HP to respond. Sorry I have no more control over the situation. 

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So I spilled water over my laptop and did all the procedures right away, turned it off and removed battery and left it to sit (upside down) for 48 hours. fortunately the pc is fine, however my W and Q keys arent working anymore. So I pugged in a usb keyboard to use for a bit and the Q and W keys dont work there either. This freaked me out, what could be the cause of this and how to fix it?
Thanks in advance.

Answer:Keys not working on my laptop

reboot and see if they are working in Safe Mode.

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Can anyone advise on how to get @ and signed to work on laptop. I have changed the language option in Control panel but get " instead of @ sign. I can get @ by holding shift and 2 but it is not satisfactory.
 

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Hello, 3 keys of my laptop are not working at all (P, @ and the up arrow). I have tried with Ubuntu and they don't work either. I noticed after reinstalling Windows 10, but I am not sure if it is related. I have now returned to factory settings with the MSI recovery, but the problem persists.
I have tried to take out the key and clean it, but it looks clean to me, and I haven't removed the metal bars nor rubber thingy for fear of damaging it. The computer is recent, bought in November past year.
I rather not send it to warranty, as I bought it in UK and I lvie in Malta, and the shipping would be quite astronomic, and I would be without laptop for weeks.
Can I do something? I cannot take out the battery to reboot as it is a modern MSI and it looks integrated into the body.
Any reply would be inmensely appreciated, as I am becoming mad with this problem, after hours and hours of trying to sort it out.

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Hello, 3 keys of my laptop are not working at all (P, @ and the up arrow). I have tried with Ubuntu and they don't work either. I noticed after reinstalling Windows 10, but I am not sure if it is related. I have now returned to factory settings with the MSI recovery, but the problem persists.

I have tried to take out the key and clean it, but it looks clean to me, and I haven't removed the metal bars nor rubber thingy for fear of damaging it. The computer is recent, bought in November past year.

I rather not send it to warranty, as I bought it in UK and I lvie in Malta, and the shipping would be quite astronomic, and I would be without laptop for weeks.

Can I do something? I cannot take out the battery to reboot as it is a modern MSI and it looks integrated into the body.

Any reply would be inmensely appreciated, as I am becoming mad with this problem, after hours and hours of trying to sort it out.
 

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Hi I have problem in my keyboard , i was playing one day and i turned off the pc and i opened it the next day and i found that some letters doesn`t work and they are (6,7,y,u,h,j,n,m) so help me to solve it and my pc is hp Pavilion g6 so help me

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Okay, so yesterday I was dropped off for my first day at Uni and I went into my room to set up my laptop. Somehow (truly a mystery) a single tear fell onto my keyboard, right in the gap below the space bar. Obviously, I thought nothing of it... for about a minute. Then suddenly my keyboard went absolutely crazy. The space bar stopped working and when I tried to type with any other key, weird stuff happened. For example, I would type "B" and instead it would come up as "###O'xnF."

As you can imagine, very weird. I left it for a little bit while I unpacked and when I came back to it, it seemed to have settled down, but some of the keys had stopped working all together. These include the space bar, the z, the s, the shift key, the left alt key etc. Basically, several on the left side of the space bar. I am having to use a USB keyboard but obviously I would rather not have to.

Does anyone know how to fix it, or should I lug it over to the nearest computer repairs place?
 

Answer:Laptop keys not working

"Does anyone know how to fix it, or should I lug it over to the nearest computer repairs place?"... Tears contain salt, salt is corrosive. Yes, take it to a repair place and tell them what you told us
 

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Hi, My wife wishes to buy a cheap laptop off ebay, But the lappy she is interested in has 2 keys that dont work. I know nobody knows if its fixable here as i dont even know but was wondering if its an easy job to investigate.

Answer:Keys not working on laptop

Hi, hmmm - 2 keys not working, 2nd hand, wonder what other problems it may hold. Personally I would not touch it - I am sure there are other laptops out there that will be fully operational and probably just as cheap.

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Hello,

can anyone help?

I spilled coffee on my laptop and i cannot log in to windows as the "b" key is in my password and cant get it to work.

i tried cleaning with mets and nothing.

Is there a way i can bypass the log in password in safe mode? to reset the password.

or is there anyhting i can do.

thanks

Answer:keys on laptop not working- help

Replace the keyboard or use a external keyboard.i tried cleaning with mets and nothing.I'm not sure what that (mets) means. Did you pour more liquid into that laptop? Liquids and laptops are a bad idea. Anything that gets into the keyboard will usually end up on the motherboard of the laptop. What make model and country. Here in the USA You can often find a laptop keyboard for $20 US or less.For temporary use or permanent if portability is not needed a USB external keyboard should work.Good LuckRoger

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The following keys are not working on my hp pavilion beats laptop: v, b, f,g, r, t, 4, and 5. If you notice they are in a diagonal pattern. I'm not sure what to do or why they stopped working, however, my computer did fall and after that these buttons stopped working. I'm not able to login to my computer because password requires one of these letters . Please help me!!!!!

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The Windows Vista section may not be the right place to post this but I don't think it is a hardware issue.

I am running Windows Vista Premium with service pack 1.

The keys 1, q, a and z will not work on the laptop keyboard. They work fine on a separate keyboard when I connect
via USB. They used to work fine - just suddenly stopped working one day.

Any ideas?

Cheers

SPF

Answer:Keys 1;q;a;z not working on my laptop

If it works with an attached keyboard, but not with the built in one - I'd have to suspect that there's a problem with the built in keyboard. I'd suggest replacing it, or taking it to a shop to have it replaced.

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