Question about Dell Inspiron 1501 Notebook
Hi everyone, I just recently started to clean up my Dell Inspiron laptop, freshly formatted and the likes and replace the WLAN card due to the prior not functioning, I went with the model up from the first one as my friend has the same system as myself with the newer card.
After I had formatted the system, reinstalled my software (from Firefox to Visual Basic) I started to notice the computer was sending keystrokes for no reason. I thought the button was stuck, yet there is absolutely no dirt under the key being sent, the F4 key. My system has been ripped apart numerous times, and I know it inside and out.
I have determined it was the F4 key due to Visual Basic automatically being pushed to the Properties Window. Also, no key-loggers are detecting this keypress. I've tried taking the new WLAN card out, but to no success. I even spent 30 minutes last night popping the F4 key off the keyboard to check it, but still nothing. Please help! =)
The most valuable test you can perform now is to buy or borrow a usb keyboard. If the problem persists with the external keyboard then it is reasonable to conclude that the problem is software based. If the problem disappears then, if the unit is still under warranty send it in ASAP.
I have experienced 2 notebook keyboard hardware failures over the past 5 years.If you are outside of warranty, you may choose to use a usb keyboard as more more cost effective solution.
If the problem is software based, have you attempted to reinstall your software in a stepwise manner checking for the problems recreatability?
Posted on Jan 19, 2009
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