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My control keys don't work and I tried everything already


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#1 PleaseFixMyComputer

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Posted 18 June 2010 - 12:19 PM

Anyone have any ideas?

A while ago my control keys kept dying. I would restart and they would work again. Then restart stopped working and they would just start working for no reason. Then it stopped working again and I found online to try CTRL + ALT + FN or something like that which worked. Then of course they died again. And I couldn't get them to work no matter what I did. On Screen Keyboard didn't work either, so assumed it must be a software problem. I tried reinstalling keyboard driver. Didn't work. I tried wiping the PC to kill any virus, didn't work. I also tried plugging in another keyboard and its control key didn't work either.

So I now have a keyboard with no virus (because of wipe), correct software (wipe), no hardware problem (other keyboard didn't work and on screen didn't work).

So what is left? I have no idea what could be causing this.

Also my PC is a Toshiba Satellite P105-S9337 laptop. And yes I am aware this computer is a huge piece of bleep.

Edited by PleaseFixMyComputer, 18 June 2010 - 12:23 PM.


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Posted 28 June 2010 - 01:33 PM

Very strange... First thing I would do is run the keyboard test it with Quick Tech - I'm sure if you have access to that you would have used it already, but maybe you have a techy friend who can run a copy for you. Since thats probably not an option, you could try booting into Ubuntu or something such as Hirens Boot CD and see if the issue is the same in either of those. Perhaps there is a setting in the BIOS or the BIOS could be updated to fix the issue?

Not sure what you meant by ctrl alt FN fixing the issue. I would personally go as far as removing the keyboard completely and trying a USB keyboard again - perhaps yours is bad to the point its making the USB one not work. Thats all I could come up with, hope something here helps you out.

#3 PleaseFixMyComputer

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Posted 30 June 2010 - 01:00 PM

I removed my keyboard from my laptop and cleaned it out and removed the control keys and cleaned under them and when I hooked it back up they worked again. For a few hours and now they don't work again. What the hell is wrong with this piece of bleep Toshiba laptop?




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