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Certain keys on laptop not working - June 16th 2017, 09:00 PM

I've had this problem for a while now but it seems to be getting worse.

Originally, it started with certain keys not working when I turned the laptop on. I need to enter a password to log in, containing certain letters that didn't work when I pressed on the keys. I got past that with using the 'on screen keyboard'.

Then I had to wait a few minutes and eventually the certain keys would work normally.

But now it takes longer and longer for the keys to work. What once started out as just a problem with trying to log in, has now turned into having issues with the keys after the laptop has gone to sleep and even a while after use, I still need to press firmly on the keys to get it to work...which I don't think is doing the keys any good either.

I don't know what to do. I'm too scared to take the keys off as my brother did that with his laptop and wasn't able to put them back on again. But I can't go on like this either.

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Re: Certain keys on laptop not working - June 16th 2017, 11:02 PM

I asked my boyfriend:

He said it sounds like it could be a connection issue because it's individual keys and it's intermittent. He said that depending on how old the computer is the connections could be breaking down.

He said he would take it to a computer shop unless you know someone who works on computers and can look into it themselves.


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Re: Certain keys on laptop not working - June 16th 2017, 11:21 PM

The first thing that comes to mind considering that the keys gradually stopped working normally is that dirt and other debris have accumulated under them. This can usually be solved by using compressed air to get anything unstuck from underneath. I would try cleaning it before spending money at a repair shop, honestly. If you have the laptop under warranty you could try calling the company to see if they cover repairs and to also see if your laptop could have been defective.

In the short term you can connect a USB or wireless keyboard. It's not very convenient, but you would at least be able to use the laptop for now.


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Re: Certain keys on laptop not working - June 16th 2017, 11:59 PM

Along with what other people have said, some drivers might stopped working correctly. Check your drivers to make sure they're all working fine. If they are, it might be a hardware problem (dirty keyboard, faulty wires). If you don't want to buy a wireless external keyboard, there's some apps that can act as a keyboard or mouse using bluetooth. I think there's one that's a google chrome extension or app.


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Re: Certain keys on laptop not working - June 17th 2017, 12:25 AM

I would start by cleaning it with a very slightly wet with water paper towel. Don't over wet it and squeeze it if there's too much water. It shouldn't be dripping at all

Sometimes keys start to work after pressing the key repeatedly or keeping your finger pushed on it. I Opened A MS Word Doc and played around with it till each key started working again. What happened with me was that not only did some keys nof work at all, but sone keys would trigger a different letter to come up instead of the corresponding letter and i was able to fix it this way.

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Re: Certain keys on laptop not working - June 17th 2017, 08:32 AM

It could be there's dirt or duet between the keys trying lke cleaning out the keyboard first and see if it helps if it doesn't it's a problem with the keyboard itself you can either get the keyboard repaired if it's a laptop keyboard or if it's lke a computer one for a desktop you can just lke buy a new keyboard



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