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Some of my kerys arent workng....underscore...equals and the letter eye....can you help?

Have some keys not workng on the keyboard...can you tell me what the problem could be?

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It could be a software problem as well. So, before you get the keyboard replaced, I would suggest you to try safe mode as well.
Testing the keyboard in safe mode will try to confirm that a program is not locking the keyboard and preventing it from working properly. To check the keyboard workability in safe mode, please perform the following steps:
1. Restart the computer.
2. Tap ‘F8’ on the keyboard during the startup process until you see the “Windows Advanced Options Menu” on the screen.
3. Note: If the “Windows Advanced Options Menu” does not appear, restart the system and try again.
4. Select “Safe mode” and press enter.
5. Log on as the administrator or as a user with administrative access.
6. Open a notepad to check the keyboard functionality and confirm the same (by pressing all the keys one by one).
If keyboard works fine in safe mode that would mean that it is a software problem in which case you would need to try system restore or operating system reinstallation.

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Usually it's a hardware problem. Easiest thing to do is order a replacement keyboard from eBay and just swap the old one for a new one.

In the meantime any usb keyboard will work.

Best of luck!

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