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Why did a number of keys on my acer 5250-0816 laptop quit working?

I cannot get a response from 8 keys that I know of on my laptop. I took 2 of the keys off and blew some dust out but there is still nothing when I press them. The keys are; i j k ; \ , m and the backspace key. What might the problem be? Thank you.

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I would worry the keyboard has gone out. I don't foresee that being a driver issue.

Posted on Jan 19, 2013

  • Andy Fraser Jan 19, 2013

    Thanks Chad. It's only a year old. Just past warranty.

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