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Keyboard J, U, and spacebar not working

I have no clue why, what can I do to try to fix this?

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The keyboard may need cleaning or is broken.
To clean it, you could get a can of canned air, tip the laptop on it's side or upside down (carefully!) and blow out under the keys using small shots of air.

If that doesn't do it, you can try hooking up a regular PC keyboard using a regular PS/2 Keyboard or a USB keyboard and see if that will work for you.

You may be able to find a replacement keyboard online, but they can be tricky to replace.

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