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Dell Inspirion 9300 keyboard issue

Letters and some numbers do not work. Also has issues shutting down.
No missuse or liquid spills

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  • 2burmdad Dec 12, 2008

    my "four and dollar sign" key depresses but does not activate



    ideas?

    thanks

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Letters c,f,k,l,m,p,v,w,x,bksp and del dont work


Has any liquid been spilled or damage to the keyboard? What happened prior to this issue? You may have to replace keyboard if damaged?

Mar 06, 2013 | Computers & Internet

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Dell inspiron 1525 functions keys are not working


The two most common input devices for the Dell Inspiron 1525 are the keyboard and mouse.

Although the mouse is an almost indispensable tool in navigating through programs and websites with your laptop, the keyboard offers quick shortcuts to open and manipulate files and information.


An unresponsive keyboard can indicate a deeper problem and require troubleshooting to narrow down the cause and find the proper solution.


Laptops are collections of complicated computer components and sometimes a file or two can become damaged and affect the way the machine behaves.


The first action to perform when things aren't working right is to reboot. When your laptop restarts, it essentially resets all the files and programs to the "starting" position and corrects any small errors that may have occurred during the last session.


Eliminate Conflicting Hardware

With an almost unlimited number of accessories, programs and software available for your 1525, it's possible something else installed on or connected to your computer is interfering with its ability to properly communicate with the keyboard.

Shut down the laptop and disconnect everything attached to it.


Power up and test the keyboard.

If it works, start reconnecting each accessory, one by one, until the keyboard stops working. You've found your culprit.


Try External Keyboard


To determine whether the problem exists in the keyboard itself a hardware problem or with the software that controls keyboard function, attach an external keyboard and see if it works.


If it does, the problem with your 1525's keyboard may lie in the keyboard itself, such as a loose cable.


If the external keyboard doesn't work, the problem may lie with the operating system's software that controls keyboard function, such as the drivers.


Update Software


Sometimes a laptop will stop functioning properly due to out-of-date drivers or other software. Always check Microsoft's website for any updates available for your operating system and check Dell's website for updates to the drivers and BIOS installed on your system.


In many cases, installing the latest updates will help correct issues and keep your system working smoothly and efficiently.


Check for Damage


Physical damage, such as a liquid spill and short circuits, can prevent the keyboard from operating properly.


Any amount of liquid spilled on your keyboard can cause a short circuit to the components and a sticky beverage such as juice or soda can cause the keys to stick and become unresponsive.


Clean the spilled liquid from under the keyboard fix sticky keys.

Laptop repair shops can do this for you if the task is out of your comfort zone.


Hope this helps




Oct 23, 2012 | Dell Inspiron 1525 (dndppa1_3) Intel Core...

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Keyboard problems


Not working at all? Did you spill liquid on it? Not working is a very broad statement, tell us exactly what is going on with the keyboard. If it's not working then you need another keyboard. If there are certain keys that work and some that don't then that's another issue.

Apr 26, 2012 | Dell Inspiron 1545 Notebook

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Different letters appear when typing a certain letter for example when typing letter s letter w will also appear


Hi,

I see that when typing in on the keyboard some letters appear as well like for "s' the letter "w" shows up as well.

Was there any liquid spilled on the keyboard? if none then you can try cleaning OFF any unwanted software on you computer, then perform a disk defragmentation on the machine just to have everything in proper order for the windows side.

After doing what was said above restart the computer and try the keyboard again if still the issue is the same, i suggest that you back up any personal stuff like pictures and emails if ever because reformatting the Hard drive and windows back to factory defaults will be next to see if the issue will still be the same after reinstalling windows back to defaults.

If the issue is still the same after reinstalling windows then this is going to be considered a hardware failure to the keyboard and replacing the keyboard will be the next best thing to be done.

Unless Liquid was the cause then the issue may differ if the motherboard was the one causing the letters to type in with other letters which is not common.

Oct 07, 2011 | HEWLETT-PACKARD G56-141US Notebook

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Spill on key board and now the letters are not typing


If you spilled water then shut off the laptop NOW and let it dry out for about 3 days. If you spilled soda or juice then you will probably need to have the keyboard replace. Hopefully the liquid did not get to the motherboard or then you might have to have that replaced also.

Feb 24, 2011 | Dell Inspiron 1501 Notebook

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Hi, this is molly vang, sorry i can't spaces on my keyboard. The spacerbar is not working and I can't understand what happened. Also, now the backspace is not working good to...


This sounds like a hardware issue. Try using a USB keybord to confirm that it's only your laptop keyboard. If the USB keyboard doesn't work properly, then you should run a virus scan and update your laptop's drivers.

If you've spilled liquid in your pc shut it down immediately, remove the key caps, and clean the domes with Isopropyl Alcohol on a Q-TIP.

If your usb keyboard won't work, and you haven't spilled liquid: Pry the key up and check if your rubber domes are broken. Sometimes keys that are used frequently will break. Try placing a piece of paper on top of the dome, and snap the key back on.

Dec 31, 2010 | Acer Computers & Internet

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Coffee spilled on my inspiron 1521 keys type 2 different letters


Keyboard needs to be replaced once any liquid gets spilled onto it cause most letters and numbers won't type correctly.

Apr 22, 2009 | Dell Inspiron 1521 Notebook

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Top letters pressed also types the above numbers


Hi there.
After a liquid spill on the keyboard and you have done your best to clean it and the keys still do the same thing, your only option is to replace the keyboard.
I have come across this problem many times, some keyboards you can clean and bring them back to good working order and others you have no choice but to replace.
Liquids like soda or sweet coffee do the worst damage to keyboards.

Good luck and thanks for using Fixya!!!

Mar 02, 2009 | Apple M9034LL/A Keyboard

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