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Keyboard keys sometimes don't work

Q: Keyboard keys sometimes don't work

It is weird, but I don't know how to go about troubleshooting this. For about a week already, when I turn on my computer, 'space', 'e' and '3' doesn't work for a while. I didn't find this too troublesome as it did start working after a couple hits or just after a little time, but now it sometimes just doesn't work at all. Sometimes a restart helps, sometimes it doesn't.

What might be the issue? I have an ASUS K501U laptop. Could it be the connecting wire?

Best regards,
sebreens

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My G50-80 laptop is facing issues with keyboard.When booted initially, only few keyboard keys work. While other keys cannot be entered, Enter key doesnt work. At the same time, same keys dont even work from on-screen keyboard either. So I cannot even enter my password.I can hardly login by clicking forgot my password, then again switching back to login page, suddenly keys start working! while being logged on, same keys problem reappears, this time I again use bypass to logout and login.Then keys start working.Pleaseee can some one help for this issue.My OS is windows 10. 

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Hi, Any help will be possible. I have a Toshiba Satellite C55-A5302, and some of my keys on the keyboard doesn't work. What can i do to fix this issue? I have a windows 8 operating sys.

A:Some Keys work and some keys on my keyboard doesn't work

This is not a software problem.
Your keyboard needs to be replaced. You can get another one from Ebay. Toshiba Satellite C55-A5302 keyboard | eBay Here is a video explaining how to replace it:

You Tube

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Hi, Any help will be possible. I have a Toshiba Satellite C55-A5302, and some of my keys on the keyboard doesn't work. What can i do to fix this issue? I have a windows 8 operating sys.

A:Some Keys work and some keys on my keyboard doesn't work

This is not a software problem.
Your keyboard needs to be replaced. You can get another one from Ebay. Toshiba Satellite C55-A5302 keyboard | eBay Here is a video explaining how to replace it:

You Tube

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1 MONTH AGO, I BOUGHT A LAPTOP LENOVO Y700 8Y WITH WINDOWS,  BUT SOME KEYS DOESNT WORK, for example NEVER WORK THE KEY 4 OF THE NUMERIC KEYBOARD AND SOME OTHER KEYS LIKE DAMAGE, DELETE, DELETE, A, S, D BETWEEN OTHERS, BUT THIS KEYS WORKS SOMETIMES.I do not know if they are the drivers or indeed the physical keyboard is damaged, since I have tried with a usb keyboard and all the keys work. Sometimes the mouse also stops working TOO.

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Hello, I recently tried to do work on my laptop and I realized some of the keys wouldn't work at all. I tried almost everything. I check to see if I had sticky keys and filter keys all were deselected. I even removed battery for awhile nothing worked. When I hit the shift key for question mark I get " / " instead of a question mark. My number keys won't work except for 5 and 6. Also the only numbers that won't work is O,L,P,H,I,U, and etc. Please help 

A:keyboard keys won't work

According to the message you have recently posted I would like to confirm that this is a hardware issue and the whole keyboard assembly needs to be replaced to resove the issue.  I strongly recommend you to Contact HP Technical Support over the Phone for further assistance to get your Notebook diagnosed and serviced by an authorized HP Certified Engineer You can also Check your warranty Here to verify the warranty status  Hope this helps, for any further queries reply to the post and feel free to join us again  **Click the White Thumbs Up Button on the right to say Thanks**Make it easier for other people to find solutions by marking a Reply 'Accept as Solution' if it solves your problem. Thank You,K N R K

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I'm using the "On screen keyboard" to write this.

The letters e, d, c, t and b aren't typing. I cleaned it out and it's 100% clean. I reinstalled the disk that it came with and tried moving the receiver around. I changed the batteries and that doesn't help either. It's a keyboard from Dynex and it came with a wireless mouse but I threw it away but that's not what is causing this problem. The keyboard has been like this 2 months after I got it.
 

A:Some keys on keyboard won't work

If you already threw the mouse away... Is it time to try another keyboard?
 

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One of the keys on my fujitsu n series lifebook will not work. I can depress it but the correspondin letter does not appear. Can I fix this myself?
 

A:One of my keyboard keys won't work

Try popping off the key and cleaning underneath.
 

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Keys t,u,p,j,1 and 3 only work 10% of the time.

Do I need to download a driver??
 

A:Some Keyboard keys won't always work!

Are you using a wireless keyboard?
 

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Some keys of my keyboard don't work. These keys are F1,F2, ..., up to F12. What should I do? I'm waiting for a reply. Thanks.

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My laptop is a 3 year old HP Probook 4520s. For about one year the "Fn" key hasn't been working and just yesterday the keys "Q A Z CAPS LOCK TAB 1 ESC" stopped working for no reason. I'v tried re-installing the driver but still nothing. any idea how to fix this?

A:Some keys on keyboard don't work

It sounds to me like its the keyboard itself. Depending on how old the computer is; certain letters could just be wearing out which means the keyboard most likely needs replacement.

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Hey everyone, my lap-top is dell latitude d630, like the title says some keys don't work and i don't know why.First it was ESC key,then F1 and now "A".I've opened it and clean it from behind but nothing. Thanks.

A:Keyboard certain keys don't work

Hi

How about the onscreen keyboard or an external?

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Before 2 weeks my keyboards some keys stop working so i thouth its broken and buyed a new one, but the problem is not solved so i re-installed my windows but still not working i tried to update the keyboard drivers but can't found them.

the new one is multimedia keyboard with backlight so i dont know what to do anyone can help ?

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don't know if you can help me or not. What does it mean when certain keys on my laptop don't work. The a,s,d,k,c, the down arrow and the full stop only work sometimes. if i push on the keys hard enough they sometimes work. have vacuumed. tried uninstalling and re-instsalling. any help would be appreciated. using a virtual keyboard is driving me nuts. unfortunately i dont have a spare keyboard to use.
 

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Hi,

So I bought from iBuyPower a laptop a year ago. It's been pretty good overall. Very fast, but there were a few quirks with it here and there. Sometimes it randomly blue screened, but those problems went away after some driver fixes. But then, after about six months, the keyboard started to behave strangely--specifically, some keys do not respond on the bottom part of the keyboard I used KeyboardTester, here, to figure out which keys were not working for sure: Keyboard Tester

And here are the results:
The following keys do not work unless I press hard/ really hard on the key: Left arrow, numpad's 1 and 2, left arrow, right control.
The following keys absolutely do not work, as far as I can tell / as hard as I'm willing to press: Left control, fn, windows key, numpad's 3, home, end.

I could care less about home or windows, I can work without those. But my muscle memory works with left control, and fn is a very useful key to have. But I absolutely need my left arrow key to work without a hard press.

A while later, something broke in the laptop that caused it to stop charging, and after taking it in to Supergeeks for repairs, it seemed that not only did it stop charging, but the jack thing that is used to take in energy from the character was FRIED, and the motherboard itself may have fried, too (when they tried to boot the laptop, it displayed a pure white screen) so we ended up sending it to iBUYPOWER directly, since it was still under warranty. (We didn't do... Read more

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Happy Thanksgiving US residents!
The keyboard that came with my family's eMachine, has buttons that don't work. The buttons are the extra features such as copy, paste, open internet, adjust volume, etc. Those extra buttons don't work but the standard keys do. Is this a driver issue? How can this be fixed?
 

A:Some keyboard keys dont work.

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I have a problem with my laptop. today allof a sudden some keys of my keyboard wont work. I ve tried shutting down my laptop but it still doesnt work. also when booting into safe mode the keys wont work. Im using a samsung ativ 8 laptop using windows 10. Im sincerly hoping one of you might help me since i have to continue writing my masters thesis

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My Yoga 2 11 keyboard all of a sudden has keys repeating or putting in letters and characters and sometimes keys won't work at all.I have run Antivirus and Malware and restarted many times.  same thing Does anyone have any ideas?  Your suggestions and help would be greatly appreciated

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i have hp 1000 notebook and from yesterday delete, prt sc, insert and f12 (which are adjecent ) stoped to work but
when charging of my laptop is above 90 these keys work properly
please help me out of this trouble
 

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Hi I have a really old Toshiba laptop and spilled coffee on it now most of the keys won't work I tried cleaning it. What should I do?
 

A:spilled something on keyboard and now most of the keys won't work!

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I have a Microsoft wireless Natural keyboard

I don't think the F keys have ever worked.

Now my son is playing a game that requires these keys so I have to have a 2nd keyboard with a cord attached so he can play.

How can I get these F keys to work properly on my Microsoft keyboard?

A:Why don't my F keys work on my wireless keyboard?

Try finding the information in the help (only on the disk as part of the install)
Start menu > All Programs > Microsoft Keyboard > Help

You can also updat the driver (I had a MS wireless 8000?? deskset and the newer drivers helped)
it's probably just a setup though.

intellitype - keyboard
intellipoint - mouse (if you have a set)

There's also a chance that you might have to lock the function key (function lock - similar to the scroll lock and num lock keys)

What model keyboard (there are five naturals listed on the ms site.

edit: forgot the download link: http://www.microsoft.com/hardware/en...loads#keyboard

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i was just using my pc and out of nowhere some keys stopped working here are the keys;shift enter a b n \ and |. using toshiba laptop.
is this fixable?

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I lost the use of several keys on my keyboard a few years ago, namely the crtl, c, n, m, and possibly others.
I have been using an external keyboard ever since.

I have tried to rectify this by first purchasing a new keyboard, which did not solve the problem, and more recently i replaced the VGA board (which the keyboard plugs into) because i had lost some display capabilities. The display works great with the new VGA board but the same keys still do not work?!

Does this seem like a problem that can be solved any other way?

A:Some keys on the keyboard don't work on my TE2100?

Hello

Do you have the same issue with an external keyboard or only with the internal keyboard?

It?s not easy to say what the reason is for this but if you have the same issue with a new keyboard I think the keyboard controller or connector on the mainboard is faulty.

But check the external keyboard first and maybe reinstalling Windows can solve it too.
In worst case you should replace the mainboard.

Greets

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Hi,

Today I started my S5 (Mod. Nr. : PTS53E-0E2037GR) and now my Keys TAB, 1, Q, A and Caps Lock didnt work.

No fluids (like Water or something), no falling down nothing. I only shut it up yesterday and start it today. And now the keys wont work.

Had anyone an idea?

PS: Y key work so I didnt think it is the hardware.

A:Tecra S5 - few keys on the keyboard dont work

Hi,

try to connect the external usb keyboard to check..

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I have been having problems lately with some of the keys on my laptop keyboard. Sometimes when I press some of the keys they won't work, and sometimes pressing a letter once will make it register twice in a Word document. The laptop is about 4 years old, and I know that you can't do anything really about a laptop KB since it's built in, but is there anything I could try to see if I can fix the problem? It doesn't happen all the time...maybe I just need to buy some KB cleaning supplies to try and get under the keys?

Thanks in advance..
 

A:Keys on laptop keyboard won't work?

I had a HP that had similar problems, and it was indeed a bad keyboard. Luckily for me it was still under warranty. For low tech cleaning, you might try some compressed air to blow out dust/hair etc around the keys. If it is a bad keyboard, you may be able to replace it yourself.
 

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This is a bit of an irritation really - despite the rest of the keyboard working fine, the 'F' keys do not work at all. Its a Microsoft Wireless Multimedia Keyboard 1.0a apparently, and I'm using it on a XP Home SP2 computer (they didn't work on SP1 either!). I've reinstalled the driver for the keyboard to no avail, and there is no new driver available. I really havent got the faintest why this happens, but if anyone could help I would appreciate it.
 

A:Solved: 'F' keys on keyboard do not work

Is there a F lock key?
 

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i have problems whith the numeric keyboard, sometimes it works and all the number, sometimes  only work some number  after software hp upgrade it worked, now after the last software hp upgradesome number like 789123+ return key  don't work anymore

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I am also having issues with my keyboard on a brand new HP Envy. The " and @ characters are reversed. After a reset they revert to normal for a short time and then the same thin happens all over again. I'm also having issues with Microsoft Edge. It will not close using the usual x at top right of window. I have to open task manager and close it from there every time.

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I have a Toshiba M45-S351 and the following keys do not work-

All F keys except F1
All vowels
lower keys

I tried to run the recovery disk for Windoes XP and I couldn't choose what to do because I can't type 1&2. Now when I reboot, it tries to boot off the disk and says "media failure: check cable". I took the keyboard out, unplugged the cable and put it back and I still can't use the above keys. I updated the driver to no avail.

Any help would be appreciated.

Goofyfan
 

A:Keyboard vowels & other keys don't work

Sounds like you need to take your laptop to a professional.
 

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I have this keyboard: http://www.sunbeamtech.com/PRODUCT11.html

Sometimes I will be doing something and some keys will become unresponsive. As in I press the key but it does not function. Most commonly its the g and h key that stops working. However I am fairly sure it is not the keyboard because sometimes I can unplug the keyboard from my tower and replug it in and the keys will start working immediately. Sometimes not. I tried downloading and installing the latest driver off their site and it just overrides the current one. I did it many times so the driver is there. Any ideas?
 

A:Sometimes some keys on keyboard dont work?

The link you provide is not pointing to a keyboard.You could try cleaning the keyboard with some presured air.
 

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I spilled some liquid on my Acer Aspire 5720 laptop & now some keys no longer work. Any help on how to fix the keys if it's possible would be appreciated. TIA
 

A:Solved: Keys on keyboard don't work

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Hi,

I have 4 keys on my keyboard that wont work The nine key, o, l, and the . key. I have no idea what happened, they just stoped working. The computer is a dell labtop. Please help
 

A:4 keys on keyboard wont work

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Hello, I've spilled coffee on my Lenovo X201 recently. I turned off my laptop, then I took away all the keys, dried the laptop and then put all the keys. Now few of my keys has the effect of right mouse click (left alt, upper arrow, g, h key. The same happens when I disable the mouse, both my touchpad and my wireless mouse the problem persists. When I connect external keyboard everything is ok. So do I have to replace the keyboard or is there some cheaper option? Thanks

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Within the last week my Sony Viao laptop keyboard started acting up. The dash key, delete key, home key, no. six key, and a few others just don't work anymore. More and more are not working.

I use it everyday, several years old. I do eat food over it occasionally. Tried cleaning under the keys. Didn't fix.

A virus (I had a recent virus attack so bad had to reformat hard drive; but keyboard worked immediately afterward).

Any guidance greatly appreciated. I'm afraid I'll soon lose all keyboard functioning and will be up the creek. I don't have a lot of money, can't just buy a new computer.

Sony Viao laptop
PIII, 25six ram
11 gig hard drive
Windows 2000 pro final service pak rollup
 

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few keys on my keyboard doesn't work on my Thinkpad P70, i've updated all the drivers and latest updates still the same issue, laptop is used very gently. any sugesstions ?

A:few keys on my keyboard doesn't work on my Thinkpad P70

Usually, if a few keys stop working, the problem is hardware.  I use this (free) link to test:
https://www.keyboardtester.com/
 

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I have a brand-new X1 Carbon, 6th gen, with Windows 10.  Everything works beautifully. I have an external keyboard-- a good-enough Dell I found around my office-- connected via a Dell monitor.  I love the special functions (e.g., F1-F4 for volume control, F5-F6 for brightness, etc.) on my laptop, but I can't access them through the external keyboard.  I thought it would be a matter of changing a simple setting or a combination of Ctrl/Windows/Alt keys, but I can't find any such options in Windows or Lenovo settings.  Any tips?  Is it even possible without a Thinkpad keyboard?

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 i am having exactly problem. all not wprking keyboards are the same. i tried as you instructed but not working at all. when i check keyboard device manager, still there even though i uninstall already. mine is hp spec 360 core i7. please, fix this

A:Re: Some keyboard keys will not work in windows or in bios

Hey @trang1,  Welcome to the HP Support Forums. I understand that you are having an issue with some of the keys on your Notebook. You had mentioned that you already tried all of my troubleshooting steps.  What happens with an external Keyboard?What happens with Safe Mode?What happens with Performing a Hard Reset or Forced Reset?What happens with a hardware test?What happens when you tried updating all of your drivers?  Please try the follow troubleshooting steps to see if this resolves the situation:  StartSearch for Device ManagerOpen Device Manager from the Search results.Click ViewShow Hidden Devices.Click the arrow next to Keyboards.Right-click the keyboard device name.Select Uninstall.Continue removing device names in the Keyboards category until all device names have been uninstalled.Restart the notebook twice. Please note that the keyboard will automatically repopulate after the restarts. I found a troubleshooting document for you to try also called Notebook Keyboard Troubleshooting. Please make sure to follow the steps in this document.  Here is a link to the HP Support Assistant if you need it. Just download and run the application and it will help with the software and drivers that need updating. If you feel this post has helped you, could help others joining in and looking for a solution or you just want to ... Read more

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Hello,
Working on a Dell Inspiron 1545 Laptop, Having a hard time with only the ZXCV keys, they are physically fine, but will not type the letters on screen. I have uninstalled the drivers updated them and still no luck. In fact I applied a total OS reinstall and even still no luck, any suggestions? THANKS IN ADVANCE...
 

A:Solved: Keyboard zxcv keys will not work

try making sure the ribbon cable for the keyboard is FULLY attached tothe laptops mainboard connector.
 

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left and right arrow keys move one character to left and right, respectively. up arrow and down  arrow do not work at all,  The shift arrows left or right arrows do not move to home or end.  Is this to be expected or not.

A:Keyboard arrow keys do not work as expected.

I had the same problem a couple of years ago. Starting from the arrow keys the keyboard became gradually unresponsive. If you are familiar with notebook disassembly and maintenance you could try to remove the keyboard and clean the wiretape contacts initialy with a pencil eraser and then with some ethanol. This worked for me for a couple of weeks but finally I went for a keyboard replacement 

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Only the various keys work. I am using the on-screen keyboard. I have a portable SATELLITE C855-21L series

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Its been like this for 3 days, my enter, ctrl, up, left, right keys doesn't work. I tried them with on screen keyboard and there it worked. I am having a hard time without these keys and i replaced this keyboard like 7 months ago. Can someone help me with this
Sometimes they do work but they only work one time and than they act weird (like my mouse clicking when i hover on something) backspace working by itself when i try to write something

A:Some keys in my laptop keyboard doesn't work

Ninetails mate try running these for starters.


http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/1538-sfc-scannow-command-system-file-checker.html

http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/433-disk-check.html< if necessary include the /f switch in the command line as per Option2

http://www.superantispyware.com/

http://www.malwarebytes.org/products/malwarebytes_free/

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/download/adwcleaner/

ADW download frombleeping computer delete any rubbish found with the malware scans

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I just recently purchased an HP Envy m6-1205dx laptop and i noticed that certain keys wont work on the keyboard. None of these particular keys work in Windows or on the BIOS screen. I am on my second replacement keyboard and i am having the same issue. The main keys that dont work are the "asdf" and "jkl:" Also, the main enter key does not work. The one on the number pad does. Considering i have trie multiple keyboard with the same result, i would have to assume it is something else entirely. Please help, this is driving me crazy.

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himy elitebook keyboard has stopped working completely . have shut off and on etc but cant get it going again any help will be much appreciated 

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Turned computer on HP 2000 running windows 8. Stuck at first screen where you enter password. Tried reboot

A:Windows 8 - keys on keyboard will not work, space bar does

Did you try the on-Screen keyboard

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Keys 8 I K , will not work until 15-30 seconds after a text xollumn has been selected. Once the keyboard works the keys operate normally. Hardware wise they are in perfect condition. I have deleted and reinstalled drover multiple times. It is just a standard PS/2 driver. I need one specific to this machine.

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