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Hi, my qwerty and uiop keys repeated dont work sometimes and I have to use the online keyboard a lot. Right now though they are working. I have tried updating the bios, fn scroll lock, reinstalling the keyboard drivers, a hard reset by taking out the battery, and doing a system restore. I bought the computer in Korea--it is a dv6700 pavillion. I don't want to send it there to get it serviced. Is there anything I can do. Someone told me that It may be something loose in the system. I feel meduim comfortable opening it up I guess. Plugging in a new keyboard may be my only option? Please help, thanks.

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  • zibelman1 Jun 07, 2010

    Yes, but the whole thing is that I dont want to plug in another keyboard, i just want this one to work...having to carry an additional keyboard everywhere I go isn't really a solution, any other solutions? Also, it works 80 percent of the time...really weird

  • zibelman1 Jun 09, 2010

    Okay, yes, I did s system recovery and no help. I would say that my keyboard is working about 75 percent of the time though. So, should I just get a roll out keyboard to put on top of the keys via usb, or take it to someone to open it up....or should I do that myself?


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Hi, my dell laptop LATITUDE 630c has the same problem. qwer uiop keys do not work for about 10 mins just after start up, but then works all day. Started only few days back. Not sure what the issue is.

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Keyboards are cheap- thats what I would do first, just to narrow it down. Get a new keyboard for about 10-15-20 bucks-plug it in, any change?

If it fixes it, throw out your old keyboard. If it DOESN'T fix it, you can return the new keyboard and get your money back. Then you will KNOW it is software in the computer, or maybe a USB/driver.

Hope this helps.

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    Hans Jun 07, 2010

    Sorry I misread the post and didn't realize it was a laptop.

    When you said earlier you did a system restore- did you mean it was restored to an earlier date, or did you do a system recovery? A system recovery is where all info is wiped clean off the HDD and only the original sytem software is reinstalled, and THIS I think is what you need done. So, backup and save all your critical info before doing this. If you do this and there is no change in your keyboard ops, then it sounds like mechanical defects inside the laptop.

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    Hans Jun 09, 2010

    Yeah, if you DID do a system restore and it's not any better, then I'd hafta say it sounds like mechanical/hardware issues. I myself don't know if I would feel comfortable opening up my laptop. My *Midas Touch* would probably only make things worse, that's just how my luck runs. A roll out keyboard, now that's not a bad idea... that's probably what I would do.

    On a side note, if you shut down your laptop, and close it up, and disconnect all your cords, and pick it up, and VERY VERY GENTLY move it from side to side, do you hear any loose pieces rolling around inside it? Maybe it IS your keyboard parts...

    Hope I've been helpful...


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