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Keyboard problem when i use my laptop, certain keys don't work. the q,w,a,s,z, and x keys are the only ones that don't work.

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Re: keyboard problem

Must disassemble and remove keyboard. Look for 1.) some liquid that has spilled on left side of keyboard and then dried leaving a film that is preventing electrical contact or 2.) a keyboard connector has loosened.

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My Toshiba satellite C650 laptop has certain keys that don't respond, certain letters, spacebar, shift. I replaced the keyboard, but the same problems persist. The keys that do not function are for example...

you need to open the computer
select c drive
right click it select properties
list will open
tools here you will see
drive errors click it will scan for anything not working
if not try this in search bar bottm left
type in drivers
this will open the device manager
look in list
select keyboard
update driver

Aug 18, 2013 | PC Laptops

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Shortcuts have locked up on my pc

Conflicting Extensions

Add-ons, also called plug-ins or extensions, are mini-applications that attach themselves to independent software and add extra capabilities to the program.

Extensions can change a browser's interface, alter the behavior of existing operations, add new functions or install in-browser support for programs like Shockwave Flash or Adobe Reader.

Because these extensions make changes to the overall operation of a browser, they can also affect the shortcut keys.

Most browsers offer an option to run the application with add-ons disabled; if the shortcut keys work when extensions are turned off, one of the add-ons is at fault.

Key Reassignments

Programs like MapKeyboard, SharpKeys and KeyTweak can reassign the functions of each key on the laptop keyboard.

If the computer is running a non standard keyboard layout, certain keys might not behave or respond normally.

For example, if the "Ctrl" key has been disabled or is set to work like "Shift," shortcut keys won't work as expected because the keyboard is no longer using its default mapping.

If the keyboard layout has been changed in the Dell laptop, the registry will contain a Scancode Map entry in

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Keyboard Layout or the language bar will show a keyboard language different from the default ("English (United States)," or "EN," for Dell laptops purchased in the U.S.).

Virus Infection

Malicious software can affect the function of peripheral components like the keyboard and mouse.

If the keyboard is exhibiting strange behavior for example, if certain keys do not respond or if keys output unexpected letters a virus is most likely the cause.

Running an anti malware software from within Safe Mode accessed by pressing "F8" on the Dell logo screen should remove any viruses interfering with keyboard response.

Browser Software

Upgrading or downgrading a browser on the PC can affect the Internet shortcut keys associated with that program, especially if the version removes a function that was once associated with a particular keyboard combination.

Alternatively, if you've switched to another browser, you might find that certain shortcuts that worked in the previous browser don't work in the new one.

For example, while "Shift-F10" opens a context menu in Internet Explorer, the same keyboard combination does nothing in Mozilla Firefox.

Hope this helps.

Nov 20, 2012 | ASUS PC Laptops

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Travelmate 2410 keys not working

You don't need any drivers. Laptops and desktops use an internal win device driver. You can actually find the file called keyboard.sys

What you need in your case in a new keyboard. For your Travelmate they sell for about $50. It takes maybe 10 minutes to change it out. This is something you can do at home. Look on you tube for something like laptop keyboard replace and you can see the process and decide if it is something worth trying. If you google or bing or whatever for travelmate 2410 keyboard or laptop parts you can find several dozen sources. If you look they will have instructions or videos for your travelmate.

Sep 06, 2012 | Acer TravelMate 2300 Notebook

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Certain keys on my keyboard don't work

if you or some one you know has an account with ebay go to ebay and look for the keyboard they don't cost to much.then go to youtube and type how to change the keyboard for your loptop model and watch videos and you will be able to change it is simple beleave me.i have doned my self.and im not an expert person.

Aug 11, 2012 | Toshiba Satellite PC Laptops

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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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Keyboard for lenovo R500 laptop not working

What do you mean not working? Is it that certain keys don't work, or the whole keyboard does not work?

Maybe your keyboard has been hijacked by a virus. Have you tried booting up in Safe Mode to see if it works?

Turn off the computer, then hit the power buttonto turn it back on and immediately start hitting the F8 key repeatedly untilyou see SAFE MODE. Take the Safe Mode option and let it boot up. SafeMode will look different to you, the screen will be darker and the iconsbigger, this is normal

Apr 03, 2012 | PC Laptops

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The letter Z key is not responding. I don't know how to fix it

Although having a laptop is certainly convenient, the all-in-one peripheral scheme (mouse, keyboard and speakers) can make individual repairs difficult, and a non-working keyboard can ruin the value of the entire package. However, there are some practical steps you can take to fix a laptop keyboard.

1.Diagnose the problem. When you press a key on your laptop keyboard, does it get stuck? Does the computer respond to your inputs? In almost all of these cases, the solution will lie in opening up your notebook's keyboard. However, to prevent extra work, press every key (do this in a word-processing program) and see which keys are affected. If every single key on a keyboard does not respond, you might have a software issue, which may require specialized help.
2.Clean the area around the keys that are not working. A damp lint-free cloth should be used to clean the surface of the affected keys. If you have stuck keys, use a Q-tip to clean under them, but take care not to pry the keys up, as this could result in further damage to your keyboard.
3.Remove the keys that are not working. Do this by grabbing some fingernail clippers and pulling out the hook-like fingernail cleaner extension. Use the small hook to gently pull the key up , which will expose a collapsible plastic hinge (commonly known as a key retainer) as well as a small rubber circular piece. Gently lift both of these pieces out of the keyboard.
4.Wipe the keyboard sensors clean with a dry cloth. The sensors are the little silver foil-like strips you see after your key components have been removed. Be very careful wiping these down--if they are damaged, they are very expensive to replace. Just gently dab it with a dry lint-free cloth to remove any dust/crumbs/particles that are interfering with your keyboard's functionality. Do not moisten the cloth with water or cleaning solution, as this heightens the risk for damage.
5.Reassemble and replace the keys. Simply fit the key retainer as well the little rubber piece together in the way you found them and then firmly press the key cap back in place.
6.Test your keyboard. Open a word-processing program and then press the replaced keys. If they still don't work, try restarting your computer, or activating a system restore point (to ensure that the problem is not software-related). If the keyboard is still not working, then you may want to think about taking the computer to a repair shop or replacing it altogether. (Keyboard repairs are very expensive.)


Aug 25, 2011 | Dell Inspiron E1505 Notebook

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Certain keys such as the "N" key and some others

Yes, a can of compressed air may solve it. Usually for me I need to remove the trouble keys and soak them in soapy water, dry them, and put them back on the keyboard. Be careful when popping them off as you can break them and have to order a new keyboard.
Please leave good feedback! :) Thank you!

Jul 29, 2011 | Acer PC Laptops

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Toshiba Satellite L3505D-S5938 Intermittant Keyboard Issue

Hi, This is beacuse of Virus/trojan that blocks the function o certain keys,
Try scanning your system with good antivirus, this would solve your problem permanently


Sep 12, 2009 | Dell Latitude D600 Notebook

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