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Certain Keys On The Keyboard Stopped Working


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#1 Wolfenheim

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Posted 27 May 2008 - 06:41 PM

The other night I turned on our laptop to discover that a bunch of the keys stopped working - specifically t, g, h, y, all the number keys except for 5 and 6, the left shift key, and the up arrow. I restarted it to see if it was just a temporary problem, but they still didn't work. Now, I'm pretty positive that I didn't spill anything on it nor anything else different from what I normally do on the laptop.

What would be the reason behind this, and is there a way I can fix it myself? Or should I get it repaired?

It's a Dell Inspiron B130, by the way.

Edited by Wolfenheim, 27 May 2008 - 06:55 PM.


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#2 garmanma

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Posted 28 May 2008 - 12:43 PM

Try a USB keyboard and see if that works. If it does the same thing with an external keyboard, you know you have other problems. I've seen this twice and both times had to replace the keyboard
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