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Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Stephen47, Nov 12, 2007.

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  1. Stephen47

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    My son has a Dell Inspiron 2650 laptop. Last week the keyboard stopped working. I just assumed it had worn out so I bought another one from Dell. It arrived today and before I could change it, he called me and told me the old one started working again. Does this mean something sinister is going on? I am going to change it anyway since I have the new one but I wonder if something else might be going on. Thanks for any advice.
     
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    Sinister? Like what? Gremlins? Or a fibbing son who wanted a new computer?

    Since nothing was done to troubleshoot the issue when it was actually happening, you're not going to be able to figure out what was wrong.
     
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    actually I did troubleshoot and there was windows troubleshooter function assumed that it was an external keyboard so it was no help. And device manager said it was functioning properly when in fact it wasn't.
     
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    Windows troubleshooter function? Never heard of it.

    In any case, it's working. If it stops working, then you can troubleshoot it.
     
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    The Windows troubleshooter functions go back to '98, at least, and maybe '95 (I don't recall for sure).
    They're specific to things like Sound, modem, video, etc.
    They helped me more than once, even though they're kind of simple.
    In Help and Support search on "troubleshooter".
     
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