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Toshiba Satellite 4080XCDT keyboard keys malfunction

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by carolec21, Oct 4, 2001.

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  1. carolec21

    carolec21 Thread Starter

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    My Toshiba and I are BAAAAAACK....for some reason, my 1,q,a,z and left side ctrl, shift and tab keys are not working (I have an external keyboard plugged into my laptop right now, which is extremely inconvenient). For awhile, there was some intermittent usability, but now.....NOTHING. I have tried to find new drivers on the Toshiba site, but there aren't any available right now. I am out of warranty and it costs $35. just to call them to discuss a problem. I have removed all of the affected keys and cleaned them, but still no luck. All of the other keys work fine.

    On another note, after being infected in August with the Sircam virus and dumping and recreating my whole system, the right click button on my keyboard mouse is no longer working.

    Any ideas out there?
    Thanks!
    Carole
     
  2. Max19

    Max19 Account Disabled

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    If the external keyboard works fine, then the built-in keyboard is probably shot. Believe it or not, computer parts, especially laptop parts, do wear out. Don't waste your money on a support call or taking it in to a technician. The computer is too old and is not worth that type of repair. Time for a new one.
     
  3. carolec21

    carolec21 Thread Starter

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    OY. How did I know that would be the answer....! Thanks for the reply!
     
  4. ~Candy~

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    On the mouse problem, you might open the control panel, mouse settings, and see if it wasn't changed to lefthanded.......
     
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