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Laptop keys - couple feel different from the rest when pressed

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by FuzzyWuzzy, Sep 10, 2004.

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  1. FuzzyWuzzy

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    What to do? Would I be able to pop off the key and put it back on? Will that do the trick. Now just so you know what Im refering to, I notice 2 of my # keys on my laptop have a louder click sound when softly pressed and it feels bit different feedback from the rest.

    this is a common problem with keyboards I know. But I was wondring how to pop off the key and put back on.
     
  2. Triple6

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    You may do more damage by trying this - they are quite fragile on most laptops and they can be very hard to re-attach as well. My suggestion would be to clean out the keyboard with a can of compressed air.
     
  3. FuzzyWuzzy

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    haha clean it out? I just bought it last night. How dirty can it be. Why cant a keyboard ever be perfect meaning all keys feel and press the same, thats all I ask for.
     
  4. Triple6

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    It should, return it.
     
  5. FuzzyWuzzy

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    i just did change it, god......i aint going back grr. How hard can it be to pop off 2 # keys and put back on, maybe thats all it needs really.
     
  6. Triple6

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    Why should it need to be "fixed" if its new? I've never seen a new laptop have sticky keys before, it would be sent back right away if it did.

    If you want to pop it off, go for it. I personally would not, nor would I recommend it to one of our customers. You might get lucky at it might be easy or not or not solve the problem at all.
     
  7. CAPSLOCK

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    My opinion is on your OP, the one about your fan problem. The one bout the fan spinning. In summary: No, you can't 'pop' them off. Send it back for repair and never buy Dell again.

    On that note Dell's support is in India. F that. Buy a Sharp laptop next time. Parts (adapters and batteries) may be expensive, but the failure rate in the first 3 years is .013% for PC components (encluding LCD screens). Sharp's is in the good'ol USA and they actually try to fix your problem.
     
  8. Triple6

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    I though it was a Toshiba...

    Who isn't in India??? Pretty much all the big boys are, fact of life and its the governments and the consumers faults - that means us.
     
  9. FuzzyWuzzy

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    its a toshiba and no i just changed it yesterday, so im not going back.
     
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