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Dead keys on Keyboard - Lenovo laptop

Q: Dead keys on Keyboard - Lenovo laptop

So I've been asked to give my Mom a hand with her laptop. It's a Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 13, though the website seems to drop or parenthesize the IdeaPad part of that, running a 64 bit version of Windows 8.1

Two keys aren't working, the F12/increase screen brightness key and the PrintScreen key. (This is why we just discovered it, no idea when the error cropped up.) I've found workarounds for all of the things the keys do - brightness can be adjusted in Power Options, and the F12 and PrintScreen functions can both be duplicated using the on screen keyboard function. But they're kinda annoying and cumbersome, and the error may be symptomatic of a larger problem.

I've tried rebooting the computer and cleaning the keyboard thus far, to no avail (though it is using one of these stupid new chiclet keyboard styles, which makes popping off keys and cleaning the actually functional part of the keyboard impossible through the normal, convenient method I've used in the past.)

The keyboard was replaced relatively recently, and I will be getting in touch with the gentleman who handled that when his store is open tomorrow. I'll also be checking with the official tech support people at Lenovo, but I find this and other fora are usually much better at cutting through that ploddingly systematic approach that big tech support divisions use and finding the real problem in a reasonable timeframe. If either of these resources pays off, I'll post the solution here as well.

Thanks for your time.

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So I've been asked to give my Mom a hand with her laptop. It's a Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 13, though the website seems to drop or parenthesize the IdeaPad part of that, running a 64 bit version of Windows 8.1

Two keys aren't working, the F12/increase screen brightness key and the PrintScreen key. (This is why we just discovered it, no idea when the error cropped up.) I've found workarounds for all of the things the keys do - brightness can be adjusted in Power Options, and the F12 and PrintScreen functions can both be duplicated using the on screen keyboard function. But they're kinda annoying and cumbersome, and the error may be symptomatic of a larger problem.

I've tried rebooting the computer and cleaning the keyboard thus far, to no avail (though it is using one of these stupid new chiclet keyboard styles, which makes popping off keys and cleaning the actually functional part of the keyboard impossible through the normal, convenient method I've used in the past.)

The keyboard was replaced relatively recently, and I will be getting in touch with the gentleman who handled that when his store is open tomorrow. I'll also be checking with the official tech support people at Lenovo, but I find this and other fora are usually much better at cutting through that ploddingly systematic approach that big tech support divisions use and finding the real problem in a reasonable timeframe. If either of these resources pays off, I'll post the solution here as well.

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A:Dead keys on Keyboard - Lenovo laptop

You can head over to Keyboard Tester and test each key. If the keyboard is failing, chances are there are more than just one dead key. If all keys are registering a press, but they do not perform a function they are supposed to, such as brightness control, it could be a drivers/software issue. You mentioned the keyboard being a recent replacement. What happened to the first (original) keyboard? Did the laptop suffer a liquid spillage? The problem history could give us perspective.

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I have an HP DV9700T laptop. Is there a tech that reads this forum?
My (9 O L . ) buttons are dead on my laptop.
I ordered a new one & installed it. I still have the same problen.
A friend told me it may be a component (chip, diode, or resistor) on the MB that died.

There must be a tech that knows what controls these keys.

Any help, Please??

A:dead keys on laptop keyboard

Have you tried an external keyboard? This will test whether your problem is with the keyboard, keyboard connector, or keyboard controller. Let us know how you get on.

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Hello there. Yesterday, I bought the Ideapad 310-15isk, and it's phenomenal in many aspects. However, I'm a bit bothered by the extensive keyboard this laptop has, most importantly, the pagination commands on the arrow keys. I've been meaning to find a solution to disable those and just make them work on the Numpad since it's really bothersome to type on and then go all the way back because of the return pagination key. Is there any solution for this to unbind those commands only on the arrow keys?

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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 Guys

Whist I was using notepad at home to write something I found that the following keys on my laptop are dead r, u,y, 2,4,and 0. virtually all the computing I have done in the last few days is general browsing for television listings and email. I use use notepad for wordprocessing beacuse its quick.

I have only tested out the lowercase alphabet and the set of numbers, but not the full set. I am using another computer from a different location to type this posting. My keyboard is a standard Sony laptop qwerty keyboard.

I have a Sony Vaio laptop, WinXP Pro, 512Mb RAM. I have checked for viruses, fierwall and ran spybot and the laptop appears to be clean. I rebooted with a restore point from a couple of days ago when I know everything was working and it still made no difference this morning. The keys are still dead. I cannot check the keys with an external keyboard to compare becasue I do not have a spare one. I will try to get one.

In the meantime if anyone has suggestions it would be most welcome.

May I add I was helped out by you guys ony a few days ago when my external USB hardrive suddenly became inactive and the problem was solved by a 'USB drive cleanup'

Many thanks in advance.


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My keyboards f, p, and 4 keys on the keyboard have died. Sometimes they work if I mess with the registry but that seems to be a temporary fix. But since sometimes they work and sometimes they don't I'm thinking it's a software problem. I've tried to uninstall driver and reinstall, I've tried to update it, I've tried regedit fixes, nothing seems to work long term. If they work and I restart my laptop they die again. NEED someone that can get the keyboard up and running again without error! Please help!

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My AJP laptop keyboard is dead. Recently INS said the controlling chip is gone and fixed it. It is gone again in about 6weeks. Is there a reason why this keeps breaking down?

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HP Pavilion dv7-6b32us Entertainment laptop.
Intel Core i7, Windows 7 Home Edition 64 bit, IE 9

Keyboard fine in morning. In afternoon the following keys were dead: J K L ; and enter.
They do work on USB keyboard.
I've run Spybot and Avast. No problems
Checked drivers. Have most recent. Unstalled drivers and rebooted.
Cleaned under these keys.
The enter key next to number pad does work.
I'm not an expert computer person but am open to any potential fix that I can accomplish.

A:Laptop Specific Keys J K L ; and Enter are Dead

Boot to advanced boot options->repair computer->command prompt (or any option where you can type). Do J K L work there?

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I have an issue with my keyboardOn my keyboard some keys stop workingThe 4 keys that are not working are: ( O L M .(open bracket the letter; the letters M  & L, and the full stop)These do not work for some reasonI wonder if the problem is on the keyboard or the cable that connects to the computer.

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My next door neighbour just gave me his laptop to have a look at, an HP Pavillion DV6000, which his baby has managed to 're-adjust'
Apparently his baby was bashing away on the keyboard and now when it is switched on all keyboard lights come on, the laptop makes 3 very loud and intrusive beeps (beeeeep....beep.beep) and the screen is completely dead, no flickers, no nothing.

Any idea what the problem could be and how to resolve it?

A:HP Laptop screen dead after child hammered keys

Have you tried opening it to see if any of the connections are loose?

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From few months few keys (q w e r u i o p 9 - ) were not workingi pressed it hardi did system dignosticsi checked online official lenovo diagnosticsnothing worked but keys are working fine with on-screen keyboard. please help as i have to carry extra external keyboard , which makes non-sense . 

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Hi, the latptop is only about 2.5 months old now... 3 weeks ago randomly the keyboard's keys on the laptop itself stopped working. No clue why, Ive checked drivers, did a reboot, tried safe mode, etc... It's only on the laptop itself. The keys that work are tyhg caps lock num lock and maybe a couple others... Ive never spilled anything on the laptop nor have I ever dropped it. I was in love with this laptop for the price I paid for it at Best Buy until the keyboard stopped working on it... It just randomly happened and I'm not sure why. The keys don't appear to stick or anything like that... (normal keystrokes just nothing happens in result of clicking them) I am using a keyboard plugged into it right now... I really need to get this fixed and I'm very upset at the fact it happened just 2 months after the purchase... So that cancels out my bestbuy 1 month warranty right there. I really can't deal with this much longer considering the fact that I was planning to use this laptop for my work.. If I can't get a simple easy fix I will have to find something new somewhere else... sorry to say. Praying for an easy solution/fix.

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I had a problem with my laptop which is certain key on my keyboard is not functioning. The weird is, it happened without a reason. because after I shutdown doing my work when I turn it on again, I discovered my "s", "d", "g", "h", "\", "m", " left shift", "caps lock" and "~" key did not work at all. I try taking the key off, cleaning underneath, but nothing seems to be working. After that I try to use usb keyboard and it seems the key can be entered. So I thought my hardware is the problem. than I replace into the new one, but still having the same problem. I already waste my money buying new keyboard. Does any one happen to know what sort of problem this is and how I would go about fixing it? Is it related to the registry. My laptop is Acer aspire 4740G, ram 4GB, processor i3 2.4GHz. I hope someone can help me to solve this problem.

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I have a Dell M1330 Laptop that has served me quite well for several years. I just replaced the keyboard the other day and everything is working fine, except that the new keyboard has a slightly different layout than the old keyboard did. For example, with the new keyboard all the F1, F2, F3, etc.. keys have function secondaries on them like multimedia, brightness, antennae toggle, and so on. My old keyboard didnt have most of these and so when I attempt to use them on the new keyboard they simply do not work. In fact when I use function keys as if I still had my old keyboard installed the functions work, which means it is the software interpretation of the keys that I need to change. Does anybody know how I can fix this so that the keys of the new keyboard and functions match what the keys actually say?

Another thing to add is that some of the new function keys on the new laptop such as antennae toggle were not on my last keyboard at all because they are softkeys on the case of my computer, and I am not sure a function like that would be able to be added to the keyboard mapping at all, but I'm not sure.

Also, I would prefer to not install third party software to accomplish this, even if it means I need to delve into the registry manually. Can anybody help??

A:New laptop keyboard has different layout, keys function like old keyboard? Help! (:

You might try holding the 'fn' key while you tap the fnumber key.

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Hi guys! I dropped a little drink on the keyboard, very very little !! and then I started drying it on paper and pressing the buttonsthen i have problem. some keys not work.up arrow, g, h, , del, maybe also some fn keys i trying fix that 2 days..open and plug off battery, then press power button over 1minreturn windows systemupdate bios, and disable hotkeystrying change keyboard easy settings... i dont understant. what is this problem??? can someone help?I looking that many people same problem in lenovo, but dont find any solution...

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Hello technical support team, Some keys in my keyboard do not work at al e.g. 5, 6, A, S, D, etc. the others work fine. I have struggled on the internet and applied almost all posible solutions but they did not solve my problem. I found this threat that is likely the same my issue, but it does not work too https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_10-update-winpc/lenovo-ideapad-100s-11iby-... Could you please advise as my laptop is useless now? My computer information as belowType: 100S-11IBY Laptop (ideapad)Serial Number: YD******Machine Type Model: 80R2001FUSOperating System: Windows 10 Home @ 2016 (32 bits)Processor: Inter(R) Atom(TM) CPU Z3735F @ 1.33 GHz 1.33 GHzRam: 2 GB Thank you very much Moderator note: serial number removed to prevent abuse.

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I have a strange problem and I can't find solution on internet. My 2 years old son was watching cartoons on my Laptop, he got excited and start hitting buttons on the keyboard. Some letters and numbers stooped working even arrows too...no sure what to do?

I have restated the laptop took off battery and did so many things What should I do?
please help

Thanks for your help

A:Laptop Keyboard main keys not working on Acer laptop

Welcome to the Seven Forums.

It is not hard to replace the keyboard.

See these search results for pricing and "hot to" videos.

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After searching on this forum for a solution to the above problem, i found this useful tool http://www.keyboardtester.com/tester.html in this topic https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/Lenovo-Yoga-Series-Notebooks/Yoga-510-14ISK-quot-%C4%B1-quot-quot-o-quo.... After using the keyboardtester, i noticed that my arrows keys in all directions were simultenously but erroneously also activating the DELETE key when pressed. This meant that whenever i am typing and  i press any of the arrows keys, I end up also deleting some of the letters I had typed (see screen shot below). How do I switch off the linkage between the DELETE Key and my Arrow Keys? Your help is appreciated in advance.  

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I have an older Toshiba laptop- Satellite series- and two of the keys got knocked off. They are intact, so I was wondering if I can just super-glue them on, or is that incredibly dumb, stupid, don't I know that abcd......? How should I go about fixing these? I am NOT that handy with fixing things....thanks for any help!

A:How do I fix laptop keyboard keys?

Hi bj nick,

Perhaps this will help: Reinstalling a key on a Toshiba laptop.

-- Tom

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In the middle of typing in a URL, the keyboard on the laptop went dead. Rebooting did nothing. Plugging in an external keyboard did nothing. Removing and reinstalling the driver did nothing. It doesn't work in the dos window either. (that was suggested) and I cannot get it to work prior to windows opening, like I was trying to get into the bios. Both the touch pad mouse and the external mouse operate correctly, but none of the keys.

I was thinking of erasing the disk and installing a new version of XP Pro that I have, but I might not be able to complete the install because I might not be able to type in the registration numbers.

Any suggestions??

A:HP Laptop Keyboard dead

If it will boot from a floppy first - try reloading the bios defaults, setting the floppy as the first boot device and then booting from a floppy boot disk - if it still doesn't work you've probably got a hardware problem. (if a floppy is out of the question then try 'safe mode command prompt')

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Hi, for some reason some of the keyboard keys arent working, I didn't spill anything on them and they are not stuck. They are the spacebar, letters b n, forward slash, the three bottom arrow keys. My laptop is a dell inspiron 1525 and its a year old.
Any suggestions would be appreciated.


A:Some keys on laptop keyboard not working

What operating system does it have XP,Vista ,W7?

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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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Its hard cause they are scissor keys and dont have the spacing that standard keyboards have beteween the keys. Will a can of air work? Im not sure if the plastic tube will fit between to blow the dust out.

I occasionally turn it upside down and shake it like mad too, which helps.

A:Best way to clean laptop keyboard (under/between keys)

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I dropped a bit of water on the keyboard - machine works fine BUT keys on the left side are sticky and the second problem is that it is so hard to put these keys back. I bought the laptop 2 days ago and I think I would exchange it.

Any advice regarding this problem - I would appreciate feedback about placing the keys back - it has been impossible to put them back - they do not snap - so frustrating - I think Dell beats HP heere



A:hp laptop = keyboard - keys stuck

If you removed the keys and cannot put them back, I think you are not eligible to exchange it as defective... you broke it. Please provide the manufacturer and model number so we can help you find a replacement keyboard and service information.

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Hi.I am having issues with laptop keys. Previously some keys like number 0 had stopped working.THEN RECENTLY letter h and now all keys except ctrl,alt and shift. I didnt do anything. Now i am typing using on screen keyboard.
Tried uninstalling an antivirus i had installed called bitdefender. Surprisingly, suddenly while trying to type without on screen keyboard, keyboard keys started working but now letter m stopped working. Dont know why this is happening. Sometimes some letters or numbers and yesterday all the keys except ctrl,alt and shift and again today all keys except letter m

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OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU T5870 @ 2.00GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 15 Stepping 13
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 3063 Mb
Graphics Card: Mobile Intel(R) 965 Express Chipset Family, 384 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 305142 MB, Free - 54532 MB;
Motherboard: Hewlett-Packard, 308A
Antivirus: None

A:Problem with laptop keyboard keys

Hard to say if software is the issue or if its the hardware itself. did you spill anything on the keyboard? As far as software goes, try restoring from a recovery point in the past when the keyboard was working. Click the Start button -> in search box type "system restore" hopefully this has been turned on. You can also try looking up the laptop on the manufactures website to see if there are any available updates for the keyboard or other firmware updates related to the keyboard or motherboard. I suggest you update all that you can. if still no good possible hardware issue; I would first try to re-seat the keyboards ribbon cable but this requires you taking apart your laptop if you're up to it.

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Help! I have a new laptop and seven keys have stopped responding. The keys are 0), -_, pP, [{, ;:, '", /? (I am on my old laptop) I called windows support and we did the selective start up and the keys started responding and then when I tried to use it again the keys stopped responding. I have taken out the battery and took off the key caps and made sure there was no trash. I know nothing about computers but do some crazy things. If anyone knows about laptops I would like any information you can provide. Thank you

A:Laptop Keyboard-Seven Keys not Responding

If it is still under warranty, I'd stop fussing with it (save yourself the aggrevation) and return it to the place where you purchased it. Let them figure it out.

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As of the moment, I am typing with the help of an onscreen keyboard.  I couldn?t point out exactly what precipitated this problem since it was working fine a day before. The keys that stopped working are: 1 3 -   [second row]q, t, u, p, ] \    [third row]Caps lock, s, d, g, h, j   [fourth row]m, right shift    [fifth row]upper key [sixth row] I?ve tried every possible method to troubleshoot the problem (restarting it, removing the battery, updating drivers, re?installing drivers, resetting the laptop) but none of it work.I?d appreciate if you could help me out. Thanks!

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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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my laptop keys are messing up. it keeps on pressing the delete button by itself so the delete dialog box keeps showing up. it also keeps on typing period automatically. When i press the shift button, it doesn't type in the greater than sign (>) which means its probably not a problem with the hardware.

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Please help me because I have been trying for 3 hours now and want to cry haha. I used my laptop last night and the cat did walk over it, as she usually does so it may have been something she has done or just a coincidence this has happened.

I just went to use my laptop tonight and could not log in because I noticed that my A key was not working which is in my password so used the onscreen key board, I then discovered probably half of my other keys also are not working!!!

I have uninstalled the keyboard in the device manager and nothing, I have even installed Unbuntu to see if it would work in there as one person suggested. I have turned the laptop off, took the battery and power cable out, held the power button for 60 seconds, put it all back together and started it up, nothing.

I have stolen my boyfriends keyboard from his desktop PC and that is working fine. I just do not know what to try next if anything or if to just go ahead and back my stuff up and reinstall windows (using windows 10).

I do not understand why it is only some keys as surely if it was the actual keyboard then it all would not be working which is why I think it might be a windows thing maybe, but then why does the USB keyboard work fine.

Thanks for any help and let me know if you need anymore information

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Since a couple of hours ago, every time I press certain keys on my laptop (A Samsung satellite), instead of a single letter I get a two letter combination. Also, I can not backspace these letters individually. I have to hold it down and then it deletes the the whole two letter combination. The shift key, q key and backspace all seem to be a bit buggy. I've restarted several times with no difference.

Combinations: W=SW E=CE R=RT T=RT Y=UY U=UY I=KI O=O[ P=;P [=O[ S=SW, F=FG G=FG H=JH J=JH K=KI L=L' ;=;P '=L' C=CE

As you can see, they seem to be paired but it's not every key on the keyboard. It's more or less impossible to use to the keyboard right now (this is with an external keyboard)

Thanks for any help.

A:Laptop keyboard is linking certain keys together?

I assume you have rebooted it already? In most cases that indicates a faulty keyboard, was something spilled on it?

Also, are you sure it's a Samsung Satellite and not a Toshiba Satellite?

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I bought a laptop that has a horrible keyboard layout without noticing (the funny thing is i inquired about the tiniest detail in the laptop, yet i didn't notice the keyboard's layout).

Anyway, the problem is that next to my space bar there are "| \", "Ins", "Del" and "Alt Gr" keys (i'd really love to shoot the guy who made it). Now what i want to do is remap those buttons to this order : "Alt", Windows key, menu key, "right Ctrl", just like a standard keyboard. How can this be done?

I already tried KeyTweak, but it's not working. Is there any other good utility i can use? i'm using windows XP Home SP2 on my laptop btw.

any help is MUCH appreciated

A:Remapping a laptop's keyboard keys

Microsoft has a utility that works for 2K and XP, it's called REMAPKEY.EXE. It's part of this downloadable Windows Server 2003 Resource Kit, and will do the trick for you.

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The problem began almost a year ago where about three keys would sometimes work and sometimes not, but recently it became more persistent to the point where those three keys don't work at all anymore. Now more keys are starting to develop the initial problem (and soon will stop working entirely, also).

Laptop specs are...
OS: Windows 10 Home (was Windows 8.1)
Model: Toshiba Satellite Radius P55W-B (with touch screen support)
Processor: Inter(R) Core(TM) i7-4510U CPU @ 2.00GHz 2.60 GHz
RAM: 8.00 GB
System type: 64-bit OS, x64-based processor
I can't recall if the problem started before or after updating to Windows 10, so I haven't tried to revert back to 8.1 (and I don't want to if I can help it, quite frankly, but will if suggested necessary). Here are solutions I've tried to solve my problem, all to which none have worked...
Carefully removed unresponsive keys from keyboard without damage including the plastic clip that snaps between the key and the laptop keyboard, and thoroughly cleaned with compressed air.
Searched for a system restore point, but none dated further than a month from today, and the issue happened much longer ago.
Went into Device Manager, updated PS/2 Standard Keyboard driver, and rebooted computer.
Went into Device Manager, uninstalled PS/2 Standard Keyboard driver, and rebooted computer. The driver is automatically reinstalled upon start up, but still no fix.
Toggled sticky keys on and off.
Went into Registry Editor --> H... Read more

A:Some keys on my laptop keyboard are not responding.

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Hi All,

Thanks for Support.

I have a Sony laptop with 64bit Vista. WHen I type O it prits 6 and when I type 'P' it prints '*'. I connect USB keyboard, it works fine. Please support me to solve the problem. I already uninstall the keyboard drive and also try with USB keyboard unplug. But the problem is there.

Please support.

A:Laptop Keyboard keys not type exactly

hi and welcome you could try going to start control panel regional and language and try to configure the keyboard options there

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My neighbor brought her Sony VAIO PCG-7y2l running vista to me to try to get the keyboard working. I have spent hours but with no success with this. I don't even see it listed in Device Manager and the keyboard does not even work in safe mode. USB keyboard works just fine. Any ideas as to what to try appreciated.

A:Solved: Dead laptop keyboard

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Hi, turned my laptop on this morning and noticed a few keys on the keyboard are not working.  The keys not working are:-q, w, e, r, u, i, o & p. Any help to restore these keys please...

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My Lenovo Laptop (Z40-70), purchased two years ago. The battery is already dead! Is this normal? Thanks.  

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Hello everyone! I have a LenovoY40-80 laptop and had it for 3 years. Around the 2nd year, I noticed that one of the fans had been acting up being noisy. I couldn't bring it to any computer shops or have it looked at as I had a really busy schedule back then. Now at its 3rd year, the device finally died as it will no longer turn on.  I've tested the hard drive in the device and it's fine. I was wondering, where do I go from here? I've had Lenovo devices in the past and I don't think I've ever had a laptop from Lenovo that just lasted a mere 3 years. I've also took care of the device quite well by placing it over a notebook cooler. No water damage nor was it ever dropped.  I checked if Lenovo has service centers in Canada and they're just 3rd party repair shops. Does Lenovo have some sort of trade-in system or am I out of luck and just better off salvaging parts from the laptop??? Would like everyone's advice and opinions. 

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This is a laptop Advanta brand. After keyboard crush I exchange for another one. Part of the keys working fine, part not. Some of them shows upper marks, which usually goes with Shift. Other shows numbers instead of letters. Totally mess.

I connected regular keobard just for the test and works fine.

Is this a keyboard problem? (Seller assures 100% work ) Or rather computer system?

What eventually I can check?

A:Laptop keyboard type wrong keys

sounds like a key is stuck down

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Hi all, used to frequent this site many moons ago but I'll be darned if I can remember my name!

Ignore my system specs; this is for my Acer Aspire 5551 laptop running Windows 7 64-bit, 6GB 1333 RAM.

The keyboard was second hand from eBay two or possibly three years ago. From the get-go the 'h' key never played ball, sometimes having to be pressed hard in order for it to respond (and then sometimes logging multiple instances). I could just about cope with that.

Now though, among others the following keys have utterly ceased to function.
So far I've tried the ol' method of taking out the battery for a minute. I've had the keyboard off and examined the ribbon; no unusual kinks or damage are visible. I also kept pressing the afflicted keys while moving the ribbon in the hope that it was a kink. No joy there.

Before I relent and buy a new board (they're cheap enough, but if I can save money this close to Christmas then everyone's a winner!) does anyone have any clues or experience with this kind of issue?

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ok can anyone help me. My cat walked across my t43p thinkpad and now the l is a 3 , k is 2 and so on

A:laptop keyboard typing wrong keys

some cat

your numlock key is on

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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

A:Viao laptop keyboard some keys won't work

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Hello Community,  I have a problem for my lenovo Yoga 720 keyboard. Some keys "1","q","a", z" (as far as I know of) just stopped working suddenly. I am using Windows 10-64 bit. It has been up-to-date I then used 'Lenovo System Update' to update my BIOS to the most recent version, and anything else that I was suggested to update. The keyboard keys still didn't work. It actually worked a tiny while, like it seldomly tryped out some of the letter it didn't work, then all failed keys stopped working again. Then I tried to reset windows, and re-install windows 10. However, it didn't work at all. The on-screen keyboard works fine. Under the 'Commandrompt", failed keys didn't work either. I am not sure if it is the hardware of software problem in this case. Anyone has the same problem? Any suggestions? Thank you in advance.   

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I have a strange problem and I can't find solution on internet. My 2 years old daughter was watching cartoons on my Laptop, she got excited and start hitting buttons on the keyboard.

I don't know what happened she some how activated an option that I don't know how to turn off. The main keyboard keys are not working instead it use the extra keys arrows, symbols etc

I have turned off the computer, took off battery, search in control panel for option, but I am unable to make main keys to work. What should I do ?

Thanks for your help

I am using Windows 7 home 32bits

A:Laptop Keyboard main keys not working

fn-key, alt-key, ctl-key problem?

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On my Dell Latitude D610 Laptop, the delete key does not work at all.
The down arrow key only works when the right arrow key is already pressed (I have to press and hold the right arrow key and then press the down arrow key simultaneously to scroll down with my keyboard)..
I find it very strange, not to mention extremely annoying.
Anyone know why that might be happening?

A:2 keys acting strangely on laptop keyboard

sounds a lot like a hardware failure in the keyboard, have you tried Dell regarding a replacement?

Is it under warranty?

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