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Keyboard keys not.

I have keybord with the following keys not working:
Esc, Tab, Caps Lock, Fn, 1, a,
q, z.

I've tried another keyboard, Same problem. Checked connections, all are good. I need help please.

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  • ivanmonteiro Oct 09, 2008

    same problem... i didnt open the notebook for two months while i was buying a new cooler for it... when i used it again, some keys are not working( F8, f, BACKSPACE)

  • theorist2 Feb 11, 2009

    I have the same problem with the exact same keys (esc, f1, `, 1, tab, q, capslock, a, and z) on our 4 year old toshiba satellite M35x-s109.

    It's helpful to hear that replacing the keyboard didn't help you. I was going to try that next.

    Intermittently, these keys on the left end of the keyboard don't respond. I first noticed the problem running in Windows XP, especially upon starting up or waking from sleep or hibernation. I tried running from a couple different linux livecd's but found the same problem intermittently, especially upon startup. I then found that the problem occured within bios setup intermittently. I reset the bios to default settings; didn't help. I flashed the bios from v1.90 to the just released v2.00, no help. Back to v1.90, didn't help. I removed the keycaps and found a little typical dirt, but nothing unusal. Vacuumed, didn't help. I ran memory tests, came up good. I swapped the memory, just in case, and reran memtest, still came up good. Still get intermittent unresponsive keys upon cold boot.

    I thought it must be a bad keyboard or connection, but your post suggests it may be something else I haven't imagined. I haven't tried a USB keyboard.


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