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Keyboard m, c, v, x and apostrophe dont work. Pressing comma also works as F11 at the same time. PGUP and PGDOWN work improperly. Only right control works. Pressing space gives me bracket and space - [ [ . Sometimes it will repeat a key like thiss one or qq. Somehow G is connected with F7 which asks me for caret browsing. F2 is connected with S, F4 with D, F11 with comma and F12 with a dot. Arrow keys only work on a single stroke (holding them wont move the cursor). I dont know how to fix. I did virus and spyware scans, fixed the registry with registry mechanic, in safe mode the issue is still there and I dont have any restore points. What can I do? I have a vista 32, toshiba satellite A500-13F laptop.And I didnt instal anything that might affect the keys and I dont think its dirt, I keep it clean (without using water, just dry cleaning). The keys just didnt work anymore. I just checked in device manager and theres no yellow exclamation mark. I tried to uninstall and reinstall the driver, but the issue is still here. Now I am trying to download a driver if its anything better but I cant find anything. The issue must be digital rather than something physical with the keyboard, because all keys act the same. Whenever I press G it asks me for caret browsing, even if I checked not to show that dialog box again. Whats wrong?

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If pauls solution didnt work (it probably will if the keyboard is new)
then you can give my idea a shot. If your keyboard is dirty and you think it needs a clean, remove it from the laptop (there will be online tutorials showing you how to do this) and disconnect the little ribbon wire(there usually orange). Then take your keyboard and put it in the dishwasher. I know it sounds crazy but i have done this on alot of keyboards with a 100% success rate. Let it dry out for a few days.
Also, before you try this, you can try to reinstall the operating system. You can gt it for free at the pirate bay, or with the recovery disk. I hope this helped.

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Hi, "I suggest that you try reconfiguring the way the Keyboard functions. Click on the Start button, in the [Start Search Window] type: keyboards; the "Keyboard" will appear in the shortcut menu. Next, select to open, make all the changes to your specifications, "Apply and OK" all changes. After you are finished, Restart the Computer. If this helped; let me know by giving a "helpful rating," thanks.

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SOURCE: Some keys on my laptop dont work

Hello hklotus, hi, your keyboard is totally bad, the mcvx keys are open, this could be that SOMEONE may spilled liquid on your keyboard, you may not know it. I agree with the other experts advice, its either you replace your laptop or buy and use a USB external keyboard. you choose.

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