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My keyboard doesn't work

My keyboard stopped working all of a sudden. Nothing was spilled on it, it wasn't hit by anything or anything like that. Sometimes it will have a key stuck usuall the l or Shift, but none actually work if you try to type.

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Hello tdclaude,
Without being able to physically look at the laptop, it is very hard to determine the cause. Here is a good article concerning a dead laptop keyboard:

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