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Keyboard: Random Keys Not Working Despite Change of Keyboard

Q: Keyboard: Random Keys Not Working Despite Change of Keyboard

Hi guys, Something really strange started happening two days ago. Out of the blue the following keys stopped working: GHBackspaceWindows [email protected]' The laptop is a couple of years old and a bit dusty, so I took it to the local shop to get the keyboard replaced and cleaned. Seemed to be working fine when I left the shop. Then, a little while ago the space key and P stopped. Five minutes later they started working again but ctrl stopped and N is temperamental. I haven't spilt anything on it or knocked it. Any ideas what's going on?

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I have a Dell 7737 laptop and from time to time it develops a firmware glitch where random keys stop working for both BIOS Setup and Operating Systems. After such thing happens neither shutdown (Full shutdown / Fast Boot disabled) nor restart get the keyboard back to a normal state. At this point the only workarround is to disconnect the AC power cord and then either drain the battery or physically remove it.
This laptop's battery cover is not designed for daily removal and it is starting to get loose because of this BIOS bug.
I am running BIOS version A14 but this bug was present since I purchased the laptop with BIOS version A07. Sometimes I cannot even type my password because the random keys that stop working match those it uses.
Please Dell could you provide a BIOS hotfix for this annoying issue? 

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I have a Logitech K200 keyboard. It's been quite a few years since I have been using it.

It had been working fine till a few days ago. Now random keys aren't working. Like F2, N, Alt, left & right arrow keys.

Particular problem is with the N key, for which I have to use the onscreen keyboard & it's quite annoying.

Sometimes, the keys work all of a sudden. Like, for the past 2-3 days, the keys started working. Since yesterday afternoon, they again stopped working :/.

What could be the cause? I uninstalled & reinstalled the drivers too.

Should I just buy a new keyboard?
 

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I have a user whose Tab key stopped working, but only on its own. That is to say, Ctrl-Tab, Shift-Tab, and Alt-Tab all still work. After swapping with a known-good keyboard, Ctrl doesn't work, and escape opens the start menu (which would indicate that ctrl is stuck down). After a second keyboard swap, with a keyboard that is known-good, tested, and absoutely pristine, he reports that the F key and Ctrl key sometimes do not work, along with a couple other keys.

No accessibility options are active, and the BIOS on all machines in this office are identical. What could possibly be going on here, and what can I do about it?

A:Random keys on keyboard stop working

Are you receiving any errors in Device Manager?

To get to device manager, do the following:
Start->Control Panel->Performance and Maintenance->System->Hardware Tab->Device Manager

Or

Type the following into the run dialog box (Located at: Start->Run)
devmgmt.msc

Let me know if there are any discrepancies.

Jake

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As I wrote in the title, my Shift and Alt keys stopped working for keyboard shortcuts. However, the Shift key still works when capitalizing letters.

I've been dealing with this problem off/on for the past two weeks and haven't been able to figure it out. I've gone into Ease of Access features and turned on/off all of the available options (Mouse Keys, Sticky Keys, Toggle Keys, Filter Keys). I've pressed Shift for 8 seconds, and pressed it 5 times, and still haven't been able to correct it.

Thank you in advance for any help offered.

Possibly helpful additional information:
I've got a Spanish/Latin American keyboard layout installed in addition to the US English keyboard layout. I toggle back and forth with Left Alt + Shift (which is how I noticed my Shift key stopped working).
I play a game whose controls rely on a lot of Shift key pressing and holding.

A:Keyboard - Shift & Alt keys stopped working for keyboard shortcuts

When was the last time you used a can of air cleaner on the keyboard? If it isn't from contact wear often keyboards tend to get loaded up with dust and debris!

One example of that is having any snacks onhand around a pc where little bits get passed along from your fingers onto and under the keys themselves. Keyboards are known to get loaded up fast with any foods present!

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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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My Computer Specs:

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 8, 64 bit
Processor: AMD E-300 APU with Radeon(tm) HD Graphics, AMD64 Family 20 Model 2 Stepping 0
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 3682 Mb
Graphics Card: AMD Radeon HD 6310, 384 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 280501 MB, Free - 244332 MB; D: Total - 23953 MB, Free - 2893 MB;
Motherboard: Hewlett-Packard, 188B
Antivirus: AVG Internet Security 2014, Updated and Enabled
The notebook that is having the problem is an HP 2000-2b19WM

When i turn on the notebook it would ask me to log in but none of the keys would work so i would have to press the button that allows me to go back to where i can choose log into another users account. Then i would click on my account
at which time all the keys on the keyboard would work except 5, 6, b, n, and the delete key. I reinstalled the keybaords software but that did not make the keys work. I looked online and on this website for solutions to the problem but none of the 4 or 5 solutions that i read about worked for my problem. I finally wiped the hard drive and reinstalled windows 8 but the problem is still there. I wondered if something got under the keys of the keybaord themselves so i took a couple off and looked and there was nothing. I pressed the keys while their cover was off and it still did not work. If the solution you tell me works for me, tell me how come wiping the drive and then reinstalling Windows 8 did not fix the problem. I googled my... Read more

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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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Hello all..

okay this may sound dumb, but in the last few days, my standard keyboard a Logitech UV-90 (great board with tons of extra buttons etc - that I never use LOL) has an issue sometimes.

the question mark (?) is above the forward slash (/) and when I try to put a question mark at the end of a sentence, for some strange reason at times, it instead gives me a capital E witha french accent mark on it - the question mark is working properly right now so I can't even show that.

is this a win 7 issue? I ask only in that after 9 years with XP, and many diff keyboards, I've never ever had this happen...

?

Jim

PS if you can point me at an answer (google couldn't) I'd be pleased!

A:Keyboard Issue - keys change in win 7?

.....sigh....it's a SHIFT + Ctrl button issue...somehow the Ctrl button "sticks" ... sigh... ???? ??? work fine now tho..
my apologies here lads...got it myownself!

Jim

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I have a compaq laptop cq56 which has some hot keys on the left hand side of the keyboard. the only probem is there is no spacing between them and the normal keys so everytime i go to hit tab, i end up hitting the dvd software key and it launches and is causing me great frustration. these keys are specific for these laptop, not windows. so is there anyway to disable or reassign the keys?
 

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Hi all,
I want to know whether anyone can please tell me how I can change a few of the extra keys which run at the top of the keyboard (Home, Pause Audio, Volume controls, etc..) to do something else such as play the next audio track?

Any Help would be much appreciated.

Oh yeah, the pc is running Windows xp Pro and it is a microsoft natural keyboard if that makes any difference. I have managed to do it using a program (Keystroke Converter) but I want to be able to do it more permanently as I cant afford to pay for this program.

Thanks
 

A:Change Function of Keyboard Extra Keys

Try this:

Microsoft Link

You should have got some software with the keyboard.......
 

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Some random keys of keyboard are not woking after starting it one week, without any demage. what is the problem and how to fix it? please help. i am using ubuntu 14.04

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Hello, I recently ran into a problem with my laptop where my keys started doing random functions. My f key types 'df', my c key types 'cv' my r key types 'er' and mutes sound, 3 key types in '34' and reduces the volume, the function key 'f3' types in the letter 't' just to name a few. I am very sure this isn't a virus as I ran a scan with no results . I am currently typing this using the on screen keyboard.  Please help.

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Hi
My apologies if this is not the correct sub-forum, I tried the peripherals section, but couldn't find the correct one.
The question is that I want to change the function keys on this keyboard because the F1 key has the sleep function and it's too close to the escape button. Therefore I want it a bit further away or even completely get rid of it.
Is this possible?
Thanks

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Sorry for my English, this is an automatic translation.Can you change the assignment of the keys of my keyboard by other letters or signs present on the virtual keyboard (example: Euros) ? My X1 Yoga has a touch screen.The Sharpkey software does not succeed and believes that my keyboard is Querty type while my keyboard is Azerty type.I thank you while waiting for an answer.

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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.
w
e
r
[
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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hi,suddenly few keys on my keyboard have stopped functioning. first, the arrow keys stopped functioning, and now spacebar, backspace keys have also stopped working.I had uninstalled the keyboard drivers and then again reinstalled them but still, the problem is not resolved. regards,Anikesh

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Hi,

some keys on the keyboard of my Z830 keyboard became sticky over time.

Is it possible to remove single keys, try to clean it and put the key back in, or is the key glued?

I wouldn't want to replace the whole keyboard, as most of the keys still work fine.

Thanks

A:Satellite Z830 - Remove/change single keys from keyboard

Hi

> Is it possible to remove single keys, try to clean it and put the key back in, or is the key glued?
The key caps are removable. But I?m not quite sure if caps cleaning would solve the ?sticky key issue?.

On Youtube you could find some interesting videos how to remove such key caps and to clean the area under the caps.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rSI0DPagnEQ

But be careful doing this.

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my laptop hp pavilion g4, some keyboard keys are working. Earlier they worked but they are not working. no physical damage has been done to them.
those keys are f12(wifi), insert, prt sc, delete, =.
Onscreen keyboard keys are working but not the physical keys. I cant even switch on my wifi adapter on, but once in some application the insert key worked. i tried again and it worked, but not all and not in windows home screen. that means they are not damaged internally also.
what could be the possible solution for this?
 

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I have lenovo s100 notebook and this keyboard is not working correctly after a year.
Sometimes the 'O' key not working and I tried something like swiping the row of function keys and then 'O' gets working.
But this problem still gets for UP and RIGHT combination while gaming😔😔.
Please help me if there's any solution

A:Sometimes some keyboard keys are not working.

Order and install a new keyboard, sounds like you got garbage in there.

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I m using a Dell Inspiron laptop 7000 Series 
After 2 months of purchase i lost wifi capability and was helped by your support to  the Outcome was to change the entire motherboard.
After using it for an year now my keyboard has stopped working multiple keys Stop working i have tried to remove the drivers reset windows performed a Clean install of Windows ,but still the same.
I m so disappointed at the product and regret buying Dell

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Some keys of my notebook were not working after i got it repaired due to fan and heat issue. That man also tried everything to recover this issue but could not got the root of the issue. He tried changing keyboard and I/O but nothing wokred for me till now. Any suggestions

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hi 
i have dell studio 1558
justt got new motherboard and from first start some keys on keyboard are not  working please  helllp

A:keyboard some keys not working

Hi nirmit1105,
Check if the keys are stuck on keyboard. Another step you can try is to check the keyboard functionality in safe mode and see if it exhibits the same behavior there as well. 

Restart the computer.
Tap the F8 key on the keyboard during the boot process until you see the Windows Advanced Options Menu on the screen.
Select “Safe Mode with Networking” from the menu using the arrow keys on the keyboard and then press the <Enter> key.
Select the user account at the log in screen.
Try using your computer and see if the issue persists there.  

In case of keyboard, you may also try using a USB keyboard and see if it works. If issue persists, remove the USB keyboard and use an Onscreen keyboard to see if the issue persists with that as well. 

To use On screen keyboard:

Choose Start/Windows logo → Control Panel → Ease of Access → Ease of Access Center.
Click the Start On-Screen Keyboard button.
Test out the on-screen keyboard input in any application where you can enter text.
Click Options, select the Turn on numeric key pad check box, and then click OK.
Open a notepad and try typing on that by clicking on the keys of On screen keyboard.


Note: To use keystroke combinations (such as Ctrl+Z), click the first key (in this case, Ctrl) and then click the second key (Z). You don’t have to hold down the first key as you do with a regular keyboard.

You may also tr... Read more

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Hi
I have this keyboard problem msi ge62 6qf notebook some of the keyboard keys are not working (s,z,numlock,some of fn keys,space and more)
its happened first time ,i didn't do any thing and its solved it self somehow maybe windows update' and it came back again after Windows reset contacted msi support but none of thier solutions worked so i let it for a week or so and its solved it self another time !!!
now its back again I tried what they said but nothing helped they say it is a drivers problem
thier solution where
"download/install latest touchpad driver and SteelSeries Engine 3 from following GE62 website"
"help download and reinstall all drivers and utilities from GE62 website"
"I advise you to restore to factory default, you can use F3 recovery to restore OS. Reboot and press F3 while you see MSI logo, it will enter restore options. Choose Troubleshoot, and depends on your requirment to choose "Refresh" or "Reset" your PC"
"First, power off the notebook,remove the AC power,and use a straightened paperclip to insert the battery reset hole and reset the notebook.I attached a picture to inform you where is the battery reset hole.
Second, Connect the AC adapter,and power on the laptop.Then please press delete key to enter the BIOS setup menu.Select [Load Setup Defaults] and press [Enter] key to load BIOS default settings."
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A:some keyboard keys are not working

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After I cleaned the keys of my keyboard, some of them stop working. Especially, win key. Every time I press Win + D, it is typing the letter D. I remove the keyboard languages, and I reinstalled, but the problem persisted. Any suggestion?

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I have an unusual issue that I know others have had as well.  MySHIFT, Z, X, C, V, M, SPACE BAR, and COMMA keys do not work.  I've tried everything short of replacing the motherboard. I upgraded to the most recent BIOS (F.46).  Took the battery out and held down the power button for over a minute.  Plugged the AC adapter in as the computer first boots, performed a Factory Reset, replaced the Hard Drive.  Uninstalled and re-installed keyboard drivers.  I even replaced the keyboard with a new one only to have the same exact keys not work.  This seems to me as if it's a Firmware issue or a faulty motherboard that we the consumer shouldn't have to pay for to fix.  HP should have some sort of recall or something as I've read numerous posts of this same issue. Has anyone found a fix for this or had any luck with HP Support when their laptop is no longer under warranty?

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I have a Dell Inspiron 11 3000 series 2 in 1 laptop and recently (within the past few days), some of the keys on my keyboard are not working when I start up the laptop. After my laptop has been on for a few minutes, they seem to work fine but they still randomly stop working for a few seconds at a time. For instance, they are working just fine right now. The keys that do this are all close together on the keyboard (which I feel like that has something to do with it) and are listed below. 
p 0 - [ ; '   
I should also point out that the keys are not broken or loose. I'm only guessing that this is a hardware problem and that it can be fixed if I have tools or something, but I'm not a tech wizard, so I don't know for sure.
Any help would be appreciated! Thank you!

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Some keys on my keyboard are not working
 

A:keyboard keys not working

Can you provide more detail? Are using a laptop or a desktop? Are the keys physically
damaged or did liquid spill on the keyboard?
 

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After upgrading to windows 10 64 bit home version the screens flickers and the keys that spells qwerty are not  functioning.

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First of all, I want to say that I am no wiz with computers.Laptop: Lenovo Yoga 2 11. Windows 10 installed about 5 months ago.h and g keys, as well as ctrl c and v for copy and paste, and underscore key do not work at all using my keyboard. Onscreen keyboard works, allowing me to write h and g now: very annoying and time consuming! I've restarted, tried typing in safe mode, keys still did not work, turned on and off sticky keys, did not make a difference. I've tried shortcut keys, nothing worked not even temporarily. I did not do system restore because it said I would have to reinstall a lot of programs including microsoft word, and I just paid over 100 dollars for it and I am confused by what would happen? Cleaned keyboard, no dirt or anything stuck under keys. I am pretty upset, just applying to jobs, and writing resumes/cover letters is hard. If anyone can help I would appreciate it so much. I've done research online and it seems I'm definitely not the only one with this problem. Can't seem to fix it. Help please!Tara. 

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Hello,

Some of my keyboard keys aren't working (left shift key, left arrow key and a couple of others). I spilt water over the keyboard so this is what has caused it. Is there anything I can do to get these keys working again? Thanks.

BTW, its a Dell Quietkey keyboard (not USB)
 

A:Some keyboard keys not working

Take apart & clean or simply purchase a new one, cheap enough these days !
 

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m b and g not working on my keyboard. I have tried many steps.
Updated the driver
booted in safe mode
cleaned the board
Need help guys. Typing with an on screen keyboard is real pain in ***
 

A:Some keys on keyboard not working

Time for a keyboard? My keyboard "V" key quit. Kinda hard to cut & paste without the paste key.
PS replaced the keyboard with a "clacker" (mechanical keyboard) from Amazon.
PITA indeed.

Sent from my Pixel XL using Tapatalk
 

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Hi there.

Im using a saitek eclipse 2 keyboard and recently ive noticed that the following keys are no longer functioning: f8, f9, f10, f11, f12 and the print screen key. all other keys work fine as you can probably tell. i have no idea why this is happening. there are no drivers to install even on the saitek website because its a plug and play keyboard. This is really frustrating because i use those keys quite often in games.
My specs are:
Core 2 duo e6400
2gb ddr2 667
8600gt
Tagan 530w psu

Please help!
 

A:Various keys on the keyboard not working

try another keyboard.
 

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Hello i have a problem...
some of my keys are not working (r,t,f,g and v
i am bored of using screen keyboard
any help would be helpful

thanks i hope it will get fixed!

A:Some Keyboard keys not working

If this is the laptop in your specs, your options are: get it replaced or a USB external keyboard (perhaps one of those rollable rubber keyboards).

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Please help! Everytime I hit the space bar, there is a period added. When I hit the backspace key, there is a 8 added and no backspace is allowed. I have checked the sticky keys and it is not on! I have searched online and nada!! I have a Lenovo ideapad, laptop. I have a Windows 10 operating system. I have a paper due tonight and am loosing valuable time. Please help!!
 

A:Keyboard keys not working

Try using the Windows on-screen keyboard. If you are seeing a space where your spacebar should be in the on-screen keyboard, then you'll need to change your keyboard layout back to US QWERTY (or whatever layout you type on.)

If the OSK looks fine, then check this page for help. If you've attached an external keyboard to your laptop in the past, refer to the first post. If not, you can try to attempt the second post.
 

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Hi thereBrand new Spectre x 360 ... some of the keys on the keyboard are not working.Not working keys are:shift / z / x / c / v

A:Keys on keyboard not working

 You coukd try to attach an external keyboard to see if it is hardware or software related. You could also see this by using a live linux cd to see if you have the same problem. If it is hardware you can probably get it replaced. David

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All function keys (1st row on keyboard), several number keys (6, 8, 9 on the 2nd row) and the left Shift key do not response;
I checked keyboard driver is updated, connection good;
I tried troubleshoot hardware and devices but problem not fixed, seems nothing detected
I tried System Restore, but the blue screen saying files and settings being restored stayed for an hour without an end, so I had to stop it

How can I fix this keyboard problem? It's a notebook using Windows 7.

A:many keys on keyboard not working

  
Quote: Originally Posted by chinwoman


All function keys (1st row on keyboard), several number keys (6, 8, 9 on the 2nd row) and the left Shift key do not response;
I checked keyboard driver is updated, connection good;
I tried troubleshoot hardware and devices but problem not fixed, seems nothing detected
I tried System Restore, but the blue screen saying files and settings being restored stayed for an hour without an end, so I had to stop it

How can I fix this keyboard problem? It's a notebook using Windows 7.


Welcome chinwoman to the windows 7 forums.

Based on your trouble shooting so far, it looks like your notebook keyboard is toast.


there could be a single wire from your keyboard that has a loose connection or broken off.
My recommendation is to get it replaced. If your technically inclined, most laptops keyboards can be removed and the flat ribbon connection can be cleaned. I would try that if your comfortable with removing your keyboard, other than that, it looks like your going to have to take it to a repair shop which most likely will do the same thing, or replace it.

Rich

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Since approx. 1 year I own a HP Envy 17 laptop. Right from the beginning the "0" key in numlock was not working. Recently also the delete key on the top of the keyboard (next to prt sc) is no longer working.In the device manager 2 keyboards are mentioned: - HID keyboard (seems to be my USB mouse) - standard PS/2 keyboardAny suggestions for solving this problem? Should I replace any driver?N.B.: compared to my other laptops (Toshiba and MSI) the HP Envy 17 is one package of trouble sofar. I really regret buying this laptop.

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some of my laptop keyboard keys are Not working/Functioning 

A:some of my keyboard keys are not working,

Test Keyboard groom BIOS/UEFI by tapping F2 key as you power on laptop.

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my laptop keys m,n,j,h,u,y 7,6 are not working.....in control panel it shows standard ps2 keyboard is working properly...i uninstaaled keyboard and reinstalled it but it didnt worked......pavillion g6-1301tx windows 7 home basic

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Hi I have HP Pavilion Dv6-6000 entertainment notebook , my B and N  buttons in the keyboard are not working , i have tried to unintall/install keyboard driver , also to make a hardware resset by shutting down removing power and pressing the power button , but still not working , the other keys are fine . this issue had been for several months and I didnt have a free time to fix it . BTW I live in outside the US Any solutions ? Product Number : LK968EA#ABV OS : Windows 7 home premium 64 bit 













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A:Certain keys on keyboard not working

Contact HP Technical Support of your region/country to get the information about the replacment Keyboard and the Cost.The issue is a hardware malfunction so it may or may not happen, not possible to predict.  I am an HP employee.? Say thanks by clicking the 'Kudos' star on the left? Make it easier for other people to find solutions, by marking my answer with 'Accept as Solution' if it solves your issue....

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The keys a,s,d,f,j,k,l and the "enter" key just  stop working the other day. I've had this laptop for 5 months now and I went to get it checked at Staples, only for them to tell me it might be a hardware problem.  Need help before school starts.

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Hey guys,

(Damn, Only I know how am I writing this post. It's so damn frustrating.)

Ok well here goes:

I was using a ps2 keyboard for a while now. But suddenly, certain keys stopped working.

I restarted, uninstalled the keyboard but to no avail.

I had a brand new usb keyboard lying with me, so I thought it's finally time to use it. But the same problem persisted though this time a different combination of keys not working.

I tried both the keyboard on a friend's PC and they both work like charm.

Now, I thought may be I should try windows repair, but I realized that the keyboard keys aren't even functioning in BIOS.

It's really irritating. I am having a feeling that this problem is mobo related (hence posting in this section).

I am currently using both keyboards to write this post, but yet there are few keys which aren't working on both. (so I actually have to copy/paste 'em from character map).

This whole thing is ridiculously painful. So please help.

Looking forward.

Thanks in advance!

I am using XP 64bit and XP pro (dual boot). Problem shows on both.

My mobo: Abit Ip35 pro
 

A:Keyboard keys not working

Is this a USB or PS2 type keyboard? Is your computer free from a virus or other malware infection?
 

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All of a sudden, while iam composing an email on hotmail, certain keys of my desktop keyboard stopped working...i assumed that once i restart it the issue would be resolved. I was mistaken. I have restarted my desktop computer, unplugged the keyboard from the cpu and start my pc up again, however the same issues persists. Most keys are functioning on my keyboard, but certain keys give no response. My num pad is not working, and the num lock green light doesnt even light up when i push down on it. Now the problem is, i cant log into my desktop windows xp, mainly because my password contains a 7 in it. None of the keys work on the numpad, however a few numbers do work from the main keyboard component. I have no idea what to do. I tried pressing f8 to go into safe mood but nothing happens. Please help. Thank you
 

A:certain keys on keyboard not working

Sounds like it's time to buy a new keyboard! If you're determined to get this one to work you can try washing it with warm water, then let it sit for a couple days to dry out, and try it again, but if I were you I'd just eat the $10
 

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I have the same problem with pavilion. Its exactly same keys (B and N ) which are not working. It seems to be a legitimate issue.

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Hi
My Dell Keyboard some of keys are not working like 5,8.ctrl also onscreen keyboard for same is working.

Thanks in Advance.
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Asish

A:Keyboard some of keys are not working

Replace the keyboard -- if you need a part reference please supply the complete model number (i.e., Inspiron N5110, XPS L502x, etc. -- not just "Inspiron 15" or "XPS 13").

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