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None of the buttons on my keyboard work

I have a dell and none of the keys on my keyboard work except when I press k it comes up 3

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Sounds like the keyboard got wet. If not and you feel there is no damage from anything else it is possible that you might need to reload the software; if you have it. I don't know the age or model of your laptop but you should be able to plug in a PS2 or USB keyboard and see if that works. If so then you definitely have a keyboard problem.

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3. Shut down your computer using your mouse or power button. Don't restart. Unplug your Dell.

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  • Step 4 Remove the battery if you're using a laptop by turning the laptop over and sliding the battery release latch. Slide the battery out and replace after one minute.

  • Read more: How to Unlock a Dell Keyboard | eHow.com http://www.ehow.com/how_5063232_unlock-dell-keyboard.html#ixzz0uguUk4bZ

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