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Windows 7: certain keyboard keys wont work

03 Sep 2016   #1
Skeleton11223

win7 home premium 64
 
 
certain keyboard keys wont work

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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04 Sep 2016   #2
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi and welcome to SevenForums,
On a laptop when keys stop working even after a restart is usually not repairable outside of replacing the keypad.
You can always clean it..... and see if it helps.

If using win-10 and this is when it stopped working we might be able to say it's not compatible but not 100% sure it would do any better on win-7... without reinstalling the original os to see.

A keyboard driver is pretty basic so the os shouldn't make all that much of a difference.
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04 Sep 2016   #3
Digerati

Windows 7 Profession 64-bit
 
 

I would attach an external keyboard and see what happens.
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04 Sep 2016   #4
Skeleton11223

win7 home premium 64
 
 

I cleaned it nothing happened. I am also obviously using win7 and it is the original OS
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04 Sep 2016   #5
Megahertz07

Windows 7 HP
 
 

It can be a hardware or software problem.
It's probably a hardware problem.
As mentioned by Itaregit, attach an external keyboard and see what happens.
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04 Sep 2016   #6
Eric3742

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Since you done some troubleshooting yourself.
Hence, i would say it is under the keyboard issue.

Maybe i can answer later, as i would be meeting a laptop repair person, taking 10 days to fix my laptop.
Or if you know someone ever done this, s/he can direct you on how.
Repair staff at my shopping mall are plenty.
Seeing them how the remove the keyboard really fast.
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11 Sep 2016   #7
Eric3742

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Hi
My repairman said it is due to keyboard hardware issue.
You need to visit IT repair shop to do it for you.
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11 Sep 2016   #8
Digerati

Windows 7 Profession 64-bit
 
 

Quote:
My repairman said it is due to keyboard hardware issue.
??? Sounds like your repairman is just fishing for money.

As the OP stated, this is his PC keyboard that is failing. The first thing to do is try a different keyboard to see if the problem continues. You don't need to take it to a shop to do that.
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11 Sep 2016   #9
Eric3742

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Itaregid View Post
Quote:
My repairman said it is due to keyboard hardware issue.
??? Sounds like your repairman is just fishing for money.

As the OP stated, this is his PC keyboard that is failing. The first thing to do is try a different keyboard to see if the problem continues. You don't need to take it to a shop to do that.

It is the keyboard on the Laptop.
Check his spec.

Read this post 2 by ThrashZone

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ThrashZone View Post
Hi and welcome to SevenForums,
On a laptop when keys stop working even after a restart is usually not repairable outside of replacing the keypad.
You can always clean it..... and see if it helps.

If using win-10 and this is when it stopped working we might be able to say it's not compatible but not 100% sure it would do any better on win-7... without reinstalling the original os to see.

A keyboard driver is pretty basic so the os shouldn't make all that much of a difference.
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11 Sep 2016   #10
Digerati

Windows 7 Profession 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Eric3742
It is the keyboard on the Laptop.
Check his spec.
Read what the OP says not what ThrashZone says.

The OP said, "i was just using my pc and out of nowhere some keys stopped working here are the keys;shift enter a b n \ and |."

He used his laptop to post here.
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