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Left shift key work with some keys and the right works with rest of the keys. Example: M will work with one shift key and not the other..... Tried updating driver, has most recent driver and is worki

Wondering if the keyboard is bad... have connected a USB keyboard and it works perfectly

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You can try some LIVE OS Cd and check if your keys are working or not. you can get live OS Cds online...best I will suggest is Hiren's Bootable CD 15.6.
If still problem persist then your keypad has gone bad
If you can remove the keypad and the key buttons and clean them properly then they might start working. But be careful when you remove your keypad.

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The solution is simple just find a replacement keyboard and fix

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SOURCE: Touchpad problem

Hi Stores, First off check to see if you have the Synaptics touchpad driver installed on your laptop. Go to the control panel, then add remove programs and look for touchpad. If you have it AND if you don?t configure the pads sensitivity or take advantage of the software?s ?features? I would suggest you uninstall it. My users (and I) have nothing but problems on the laptops that have it. Windows has default support for the device and it does fine as long as you don?t need any of the special features the software driver provides. It may be a good idea to make sure you have the software to reinstall it if you don?t like the results. If this doesn't work for you let us know and always please don't forget to rate this solution once we're done.

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SOURCE: Arrow keys do not work in Bios

try the page up and page down keys

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SOURCE: inspiron 5100 bios a32, keyboard

You can try reseating the keyboard connector. If that doesn’t work, the keyboard needs to be replaced. To reseat the keyboard connector, follow this link: http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/ins5100/en/sm/keyboard.htm#1084976
Be sure to remove AC power and the Battery.

Posted on Nov 01, 2008

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SOURCE: Dell Inspiron 1545 space bar, ''n'' and ''b'' keys suddnly don't work

There isn't any "Known Issues" that I am aware of with that model. Try re-seating the keyboard cable, see if there is any difference:
http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/ins1545/en/SM/keyboard.htm#wp1179891
If no difference, contact Dell if under warranty. If not new keyboards are about $20 on EBay

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SOURCE: My inspiron mini 1018 notebook's

When water spills into a notebook, you should fully disassemble the notebook & thoroughly inspect its inside. Look for any traces of liquid on the circuit boards & on other components. On circuit boards, liquid damage appears in the form of whitish traces. These needs to be wiped off. This can be done using a tooth brush moistened with few drops of hand sanitizer liquid.
Check all internal connectors & make sure that no liquid seeped into them. Dry them if needed.
When you are done, re-assemble back the notebook.
If the liquid fell on the keyboard & you found out that the keyboard is no longer working, then you might have to replace the keyboard.

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