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Haveing trouble with keyboard and pad. it does not respontding while F8 is functioning.Other keys do not function. what can be the problem, we are trying t enter bios or boot sequence keys are not working.

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it may be bcoz of dust particles so clean your laptop with vaccum pressure and if stiil there is problem contact ur dealer

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