Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: 2 keys not working on keyboard?

04 Dec 2010   #1
slicecbr

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 
2 keys not working on keyboard?

Hi,

I have an old laptop which I haven't used for a while, but want to start using it. However, the '1' and 'q' keys have stopped working. It hasn't taken a knock and I have removed the two keys, which were on a hinge, and could see no visable reason why they may have stoppped e.g. dirt (nothing more technical than that). The two keys when compressed do feel identical to the others, no signs of anything suck in there. Does anyone have any ideas? And if this type of thing is fixable?

Thanks


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.
04 Dec 2010   #2
A Guy

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Keyboards seem to drive their keys in diagonal rows. IE:
1qaz
2wsx
3edc, etc.

Since your 2 keys are consecutive in a diagonal row, we get the connection. The most suggested things are physically cleaning the membrane under the keys, and keyboard drivers. I have never owned a laptop, so I'm not sure you can just delete the keyboard driver, and let windows redetect. Or, just remove, and install the currect driver. Hopefully someone with laptop experience will be along with more info. A Guy
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 2 keys not working on keyboard?




Thread Tools




Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Some Keyboard keys not working
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 :huh: thanks i hope it will get fixed! :)
Hardware & Devices
Sometimes some keyboard keys are not working.
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...
Hardware & Devices
2 Keys On Keyboard Not Working Properly
Hi everyone. I know I have had this question posted here before and in the end I figured I would just get used to it. Wrong. It's pushing me past my usual point of insanity. To refresh, a few weeks ago, I did a fresh install of W7 and since then 2 keys on my keyboard aren't working properly....
Hardware & Devices
many keys on keyboard not working
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,...
Hardware & Devices
Keyboard - Shift & Alt keys stopped working for keyboard shortcuts
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...
Hardware & Devices


Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

© Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 20:18.
Twitter Facebook Google+ Seven Forums iOS App Seven Forums Android App