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Dell inspiron 1525 keyboard letter a doesnt work

All other keys work but the letter a doesnt

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They sell replacement keyboards for this model on Ebay. However, from personal experience with another Dell model - sometimes the connecting cord gets pinched, and some keys go dead. On my laptop, grip it the wrong way and keys go dead. Grip it another way, and they work again. But opening it up and fastening the keyboard again, then screwing it back together also might work.

But whatever you do, check this page:
http://repair4laptop.org/disassembly_dell.html
It has instructions for fixing a lot of problems on Dells, including replacing the keyboard on this one, and also replacing single keys.

Posted on Jun 22, 2009

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  • marcus Sep 18, 2013

    I had same problem. but months later, the dead key is working again. your other option is just buy an external keyboard for twenty bucks.

  • marcus Sep 18, 2013

    as I said, my dead key is working again. So would be nice, if my inspiron would start charging the battery again!! anybody think my battery charging problem will fix itself, like my dead key problem? probably not. bestbuy said the charging problem was a motherboard issue. so I use my inspiron as a plug-in computer. for the money they quoted to send to a lab to fix, I could buy another laptop. computer companies and the retailers are not fully honest, if I can add a side note. They dont tell you how the graphics card rate. they dont tell the novice consumer difference between integrated graphics and dedicated graphics. and retailers will still sell discontinued laptops, at prices that are not bargain prices. Honestly, Im somewhat impressed by the Asus computers I see in the stores.

  • marcus Sep 18, 2013

    I use a hauppage TV receiver on my computer. I might have to re-install it, because sometimes it freezes and causes a stack-dump!

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