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Windows 7: Random (maybe?) keys on laptop keyboard do not function

13 Nov 2015   #1
Jaunty Rivell

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
Random (maybe?) keys on laptop keyboard do not function

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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20 Nov 2015   #2

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10

Hello and welcome JR mate sorry you have waited so long for an answer but my guess is that the keypads are either worn out (unusual) or dirty/contaminated (most likely).

Those three letter pads you quoted are in fact three of the most used when you think about it especially "e" and they are lined up with each other.

Have you dropped the machine or split stuff on the KB?? An option if they are really mucked up is to replace the keypad of course.
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