I'm not sure what happened. I had my labtop out in one class, put it away, transprted it to the next class, and the 'y' key was just very stiff. It feels like I am pushing down on something besides the key, but i havfe aready cleaned under the key with a q-tip and found nothing. When I press down on it, the bottom left corner of the key seems to be the area where the problem occures, as when i press it, except in that corner, is always presses on a ''slant'' downward toward the opposite corner. It is very annoying, and its hard to write papers when sometimes the 'y' dosen't register because I don't hit it hard enough. Nothing has been spilled on the labtop, in fact its only 4 months old. It's a Compaq Presario C700....any help is much appriciated! (I have not taken the key ''cap'' off because I'm not sure if they come off, if i could just pop off the 'y' cap to fix this please provide instructions for how to do this.)
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Re: ''y'' key is hard to press.
There are little plastic rails under the key cap. Many act like scissors under the key cap. it sounds like the corner of the hinge popped out. Even if I could explain how to fix this it is still very difficult. I suggest taking it to a reputable repair shop. It should be a simple fix for them. If you decide to try, just pop off the key cap, but be very careful as the cap can break as well as the parts underneath. If you do get the key cap off and the hinge is disjointed, you can try to put it back into place. You must also be careful of the little rubber pad underneath. If you loose that all hope is lost.
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hey nothings wrong with both ur cd drives try doing this:
Click on the Start button.
If you're using Windows XP, also click on Run.
In the search box (Windows 7 and Windows Vista) or the Run textbox (Windows XP)
type regedit and click OK or press the ENTER key.
This will open the Registry Editor program.
Locate the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE folder under Computer/My Computer and
click the '> or (+) icon next to the folder name to expand the folder.
Continue to expand folders until you reach
Click on the '> or (+) icon next to the Class key to expand it.
You should see a long list of subkeys open up under Class that look something like this:
On the rightside column.....delete upper filters and lower filters
restart the computer......that should fix the problem and you can use your old cd drive again......but if it doesnt......visit the nearest tech-centre
To reinstall your laptop to the factory settings / "out of the box"
settings, please follow these steps. It worked for me, and should work
for you.ALL DATA WILL BE ERASED ON YOUR HARD DRIVE IF YOU PROCEED. YOU
WILL NEED TO ENSURE THAT YOU HAVE THE POWER ADAPTER PLUGGED IN. DO NOT
SWITCH OFF OR RESTART YOUR COMPUTER DURING THIS PROCESS. * 1) Hold
down the power button for 10 (ten) seconds to switch off your machine.
This restores the laptop to factory new and you lose everything:Please
note: Holding down the power button on the machine forces it to switch
off. Any unsaved data will be lost. * 2) Press and hold the 0 (zero)
key and at the same time, tap the power button once to switch on your
notebook. * 3) When the machine Starts beeping; release the 0 key.
* 4) When prompted by the warning screen; select Yes to continue with
the system recovery. * 5) Select Recovery of Factory Default
Software; click Next. * 6) Select Recover to out-of-box state. Click
Next again. * 7) Click Next to Start recovery.
First, check the boot drives to make sure that the computer is not trying to boot from a different drive to the one that contains Windows. Check that there are no CDs or DVDs 3 1/2 inch floppy discs in the CD/DVD,3.1/2 floppydrives. Test all leads that attach to your hard drive including electrical extensions,IDE,SATA the leads from your ((motherboard to your hard drive)) make sure they have a secure connection and are not faulty or just replace them there probably old and faulty make sure all leads that are attached to your drives dvd\cd 3 1/2 inch floppy have secure connections and are not faulty if this does not fix the problem it might be a registry problem Close all open programs
Click on Start, Run, and typeregedit and press Enter Click on the plus signs (+) next to the following folders
This folder is the DVD/CD-ROM Drive Class Description in the registry. Look for any of the following names in the right hand column.
Lower Filters.bak If any of the above keys shown in step 4 are listed, right-click on them and choose Delete
After deleting the keys, close the registry editor Reboot your computer Open My Computer and check to see if your CD or DVD drives have returned. You may also want to open Device Manager and verify that the yellow exclamation and error code on the CD or DVD drive is gone.
If you have not done so already, hold down the "FN" key next to the spacebar and press the "F5" key. This sill cycle through the display options. Laptop only, External display only and both the laptop and external display.
Easy...first connect the hdmi cable between laptop and tv. Press and hold the 'fn' key on the laptop keyboard - bottom left corner. while holding the fn key, press and release the F4 key. This will toggle the laptop between its multiple display capabilities.
Press and holfn - press and release F4 until you get an image on the big screen.
plug in a usb keyboard, use the FN key on your laptop keyboard and the curser key on the usb keyboard, problem solved :) you can also use your on-screen keyboard in all programmes, accessories, stystem tools