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Laptop keyboard all keyboard keys not functioning just recently barely its 3days of malfunctioning, all the rest are working properly, though. my laptop is almost 3 years old and this is the 1st time i ever encountered this problem. i am now using an 'on-screen keyboard and am having so much difficulty pointing to 1 letter to the other. besides, its time consuming. hope you can help me out. thanks.

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  • matbizz Aug 25, 2008

    some of the keys dont work on my acer travelmate laptop, such as the enter key and the f keys. can enyone tell me why.

  • Anonymous Oct 29, 2008

    a lot o letters doesn't functioning,1234567890 are working well

  • Anonymous Jan 12, 2009

    i face this problem, my laptop is 6 month old.... even my laptop screen is replaced in 20 day after the purchased, and motherboard is replaced after 4 months.. now keyboard.. harddisk and dvd rom remaining... dell give sub-standard parts.

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You cant get self service suggesion,give to service engeneers,because keyboard wants some servicing
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