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I have a dell inspiron 1545 laptop(2 yr old).i cleaned 2 weeks back with colin cleaner meant for cleaning itafter i did n started it started to beep continuously for few secs and the screen blinked.So i kept it for a nyt and went into safe mode n made a system restore.it went inside but few keys didnt work.like 2,3,4,..some keys if i press they press something else say ht5 if i type h or 5 or t.it continues till now.i dont have any other issues.but on screen keyboard works.day b4 yesterday wen i restarted i heard that beep again n screen blinked.Am afraid this is a problem with the motherboard:(plz help.:(

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Try re-seating the keyboard, here is a link to dells website showing you how to remove the keyboard...it's not a tricky thing to do but do take your time and follow the instructions.

http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/ins1545/en/SM/keyboard.htm

Once the keyboard is removed have a look for any liquid ingress from the cleaning, just pat down with a paper towel and replace the keyboard and restart, let me know if this helped.

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