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Spilt water hi, i have spilt a bit of water on my dell inspiron 1300 ,(on the keyboard). computer works ok, when terning on makes some beeps half way. after getting on my account every thing is normal, the keyboard dosent work but somtimes some letters work for a short time. i tride to take it appart but it dossent help. what can i do? or how much will repare cost? thnx. (water spilt= 11sept/08) (messege sent= 13sept/08)

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You can probably just get a new keyboard for it. Yu can find one cheap and easy by going to ebay and typing in keyboard for your particular laptop model. Or you can find one by going to your computer manufacturer's site. But Ebay would be cheaper. Keyboards on laptops are relatively simple to replace/ install. You could probably do it yourself and save yourself some money. But if you don't have time to, or just don't think you could do it successfully, and you are wanting to pay someone to do it, then the price ranges from repairer to repairer; but still, it should not cost you no more that $100.00 to $150.00, if that much. It could even be cheaper than that; i am just guessing. If we knew each other, I would replace it for free for you, as long as you bought the keyboard for it. But still, you could probably do it on your own. Hope this helps.

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yeah sounds like a driver problem. I dont tinkj its the keyboard driver though as dell sometimes uses the main board drivers to control Function Elements..

Update the drivers from here.. http://support.dell.com/support/downloads/driverslist.aspx?c=us&l=en&s=gen&os=WW1&osl=en&catid=&impid&SystemID=INSPIRON1300/B130

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There are some circuits malfunktion in your keyboard.
Try to connect and external keyboard and you will see that the external keyboard works fine.
This way you can continue using your computer,
and continue writing,untill you get a replacement keyboard.
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Dell inspiron 1300, g and h keys suddenly stopped working. have removed keys and cleared dirt. key goes down but nothing happens. if (in microsoft word) i hold both g and h down and tap 'f', 'j' appears!


If an external keyboard functions normally, then replace the keyboard. If the external keyboard has the same issue, then most likely a setting in the regional and language settings

You can buy a keyboard here

http://shop.ebay.com/?_from=R40&_trksid=p3907.m38.l1313&_nkw=inspiron+1300+keyboard&_sacat=See-All-Categories

replacement instructions here:

http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/ins1300/en/sm/keyboard.htm#wp1084976

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I need to do a full recovery of a dell inspiron 1300 ? i do not have a recovery disk... is there anything that i can do ?


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Unplug all the devices and drivers from your CPU (except the keyboard and the mouse), including your printer, camera and memory stick.
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As soon as you see the Dell logo at the start keep on hitting the F8 key repeatedly. Do not stop until you see the screen that says "Repair your computer." There will be other options too but chose this option and hit Enter.
Next you will see a prompt window giving you options to select the keyboard layout select from the drop-down menu "US" and click "OK."
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The link below is for the genuine Dell "How To" http://support.dell.com/support/topics/global.aspx/support/dsn/document?docid=336966

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There are individual tiny switches under each letter. When the letter is pressed it sends an electrical signal to the keyboard controller and the CPU to register which key was pressed. Liquid under the keys will short out the switch so it does not send out the signal any longer. You need to get it repaired by the manufacturer or local PC repair shop.

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Hi KCJC,
normally what I recommend to do first is open up and take Motherboard out and blow it with hair dryer and expose it to sun for 6 hours(wholeday) to let it dry properly ...coz with every of my customer who don't do but claim that computer work fine will soon have problem in future due to oxide (coz under some IC or chips its still wet and it takes time to become oxide and when it does that mean short circuit).So
Incase anymore question you can post here.
goodluck,takecare.

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