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Windows 7: Some keys of the keyboard have stopped working

06 Nov 2010   #1
AbhishekS

32-bit Windows 7 Home Premium & Windows 8 Release Preview
 
 
Some keys of the keyboard have stopped working

Earlier, the volume keys of my laptop were not working. Thanks for the help, it really helped me a lot.

Now, a similar problem is being faced by my friend. He uses a USB keyboard and suddenly, the "A, S, Z and 1(!)" have stopped working. Is it a hardware or a software problem and what can be the possible solution?

Any help will really be appreciated.

Thanks a lot.


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06 Nov 2010   #2
LiquidSnak

W7 Professional x64
 
 

I cannot find a keyboard related software or driver for your laptop. I will research the issue more.

Obviously it just does not want you searching for asus or azuz (which would be changed in google to "did you mean asus?") laptops for a replacement
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06 Nov 2010   #3
AbhishekS

32-bit Windows 7 Home Premium & Windows 8 Release Preview
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by LiquidSnak View Post
I cannot find a keyboard related software or driver for your laptop. I will research the issue more.

Obviously it just does not want you searching for asus or azuz (which would be changed in google to "did you mean asus?") laptops for a replacement
It is not for my laptop, but its for my friend who uses a PC, the normal one with a separate monitor, laptop, speakers, etc.

Sorry for such description, but I don't know what to call a normal PC.
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06 Nov 2010   #4
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Try the on-screen keyboard ( in All Programs > Accessories > Ease of Access). If that works correctly, it is a problem with the physical keyboard.
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06 Nov 2010   #5
EzioAuditore

Winbdows 7 ultimate x64 | Ubuntu 12.04 x64 LTS
 
 

Has your friend ever spilled any liquid on it? Or it might has gone dusty.. Tried a little clean-up? Just in case if the onscreen keyboard works correctly...
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06 Nov 2010   #6
AbhishekS

32-bit Windows 7 Home Premium & Windows 8 Release Preview
 
 

Will ask him to do so and let you know. Hopefully it works.
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07 Nov 2010   #7
AbhishekS

32-bit Windows 7 Home Premium & Windows 8 Release Preview
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by EzioAuditore View Post
Has your friend ever spilled any liquid on it? Or it might has gone dusty.. Tried a little clean-up? Just in case if the onscreen keyboard works correctly...
I talked to him and he said that he did spill some water over it.

Any help?
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07 Nov 2010   #8
LiquidSnak

W7 Professional x64
 
 

put it in rice? If it's been plugged in with wet exposed connections, it's likely that some keys are shorted.
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07 Nov 2010   #9
AbhishekS

32-bit Windows 7 Home Premium & Windows 8 Release Preview
 
 

So what to do next?
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07 Nov 2010   #10
EzioAuditore

Winbdows 7 ultimate x64 | Ubuntu 12.04 x64 LTS
 
 

As liquid said, very likely some keys have shorted. Here's a nice article telling you what to do when when your cell or pc parts have taken a bath. But i think it's too late now and there's no other option than repair or purchasing a new one.. You can use the below article for future refrences..
What to do when your device gets wet Tech – for Everyone
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