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please help!!! - my laptop keyboard is going crazy!!!!!

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by geta1984, Sep 19, 2004.

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  1. geta1984

    geta1984 Thread Starter

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    my kb is messed.

    i have an acer travelmate 630 laptop....and more and more of the keys are not working with each passing month....i can only type with the on screen kb from windows, which sux cuz it takes like 20 mins for this msg alone....plz help.

    'sum things u shud know:

    -the keys that now dont work used to work if u held them down for a long time at regular pressure....now that doesnt happen.....then, they used to work if u had shift/caps lokon.........not ne-more.

    -i had this problem once b4 and it corrected itself sumhow

    -the keys r clean

    -ive tried re-installing drivers

    -sumtimes late at nite, one of the broken keys start working again, but just for a short time

    -the broken keys so far (that i know of) are:

    a f x c n , . / "left alt key"

    -i cantbuy a new 1 becuz its a laptop


    thank u so much for reading...........PLEASE HELP!

    thx,

    geta

    ps: when u hold down o,n,c, and e, "oye" appears....which means the keys r still responsive.

    and f,g,n, gives "gh"
     
  2. Triple6

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    You probably need to replace the keyboard - they are replaceable in most if not all all laptops. They are however not cheap and have to be order specifcally for your laptop model.

    You can also buy an external PS/2 or USB keyboard and use that instead - this is the cheaper solution but maybe not the most convenient one.
     
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