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My keyboard has recently got a problem with some keys refusing to work. 3 keys on 2nd row down and the left hand control button will do nothing when pushed. Have turned keyboard upside down and given a shake and light tapping. To my best knowledge nothing has been spilt on it. My keyboard is about 8 months old

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Check to see if any keys are stuck down... if all look OK just get a new one. they are cheap.

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