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Laptop's Faulty Keyboard

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  1. koreiryuu

    koreiryuu Thread Starter

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    Using a Sony Vaio Laptop, VGN-FE series, running on Windows XP Media Center w/ SP2

    I joined to get a little hardware help..


    About half the time I use my keyboard, the 'a', 's', 'k', 'b', '.', and '/' key wont operate.

    They're not sticking, they just refuse to work. The only thing I can rationalize is a conducting issue, but like I said before: they only work about half the time. Im sure the keyboard doesn't just choose to conduct at times and stop at others.
     
  2. JSanguancheu

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    Does it sound like there could be some crumbs or debris stuck under the keys?
    Try using a can of compressed air.

    If you use an external keyboard, do the keys work ok?

    Sounds like you may need to replace the keyboard, which on most laptops is that hard a job. Sony may have instructions on their vaio support website.
     
  3. JSanguancheu

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    For some reason I can't use Edit when I'm in the office.. -annoyed-..

    Anyway.. mean't to say "is not that hard a job."
     
  4. koreiryuu

    koreiryuu Thread Starter

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    I've removed two of the problem keys to try and remove any dirt, hair, and debris from under the keys. But those two keys are still faulty at times (Again, right now the keys are working fine, but just a moment ago, they were being a problem)

    So far, the only solution I can see if getting the keyboard professionally replaced, but I wouldn't want to shell out the money for that if there is a more simple fix.


    I do not use an external keyboard, just the normal one embedded into the laptop.
     
  5. steven1350

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    Its pretty easy to remove a laptop keyboard.........Turn the thing upside down. Look for the screw holes which a labeled with a K. Undo those screws, and use a flathead screwdriver to lift the keyboard out. Undo the serial connection, and its free
     
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    And it is probably the cable that was loose.
    It can also happen if the keyboard screws are tightened too tightly or unevenly, thus twisting it.
     
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