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Since you don't mention your operating system, I'll just try to help generically. In the Control Panel, find where your keyboard icon is and open it. Somewhere in the contents of the windows opened by different tabs, you should see an opportunity to reset your keyboard to its "defaul settings". I'd recommend that.

Many Dell's have what are called "'sticky keys" where if you do a certain number of keystrokes repeatedly, the laptop thinks you want to change a certain key to do a different command.

If this doesn't solve your issue, it's possible that a short of some kind has wires activating commands they should not. If that is the case, there may not be a less expensive nor easier to replace keyboard than on a Dell.

Good Luck

Posted on Aug 01, 2010


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