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computer experts please help, keyboard issue
I randomly pressed keys and now some keys work while others don't. The back key stopped working for a minute but I somehow got it working again. While trying to get the key working again by pressing keys another key stopped working.

I've searched online and the only answers are regarding spills or crumbs, shorted keys I know that isn't any of those issues because I was able to get keys work.

Please help.

flower
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The reason I'm asking on GLP is that there are tons of puter experts, and great quick answers. Thanks for being g awesome guys!
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Re: computer experts please help, keyboard issue
I randomly pressed keys and now some keys work while others don't. The back key stopped working for a minute but I somehow got it working again. While trying to get the key working again by pressing keys another key stopped working.

I've searched online and the only answers are regarding spills or crumbs, shorted keys I know that isn't any of those issues because I was able to get keys work.

Please help.

flower
 Quoting: Heavenly Alchemy


Keyboard is shot.
Buy a new one...they are cheap....like 5-7 bucks for a basic one.
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Keyboard is shot.
Buy a new one...they are cheap....like 5-7 bucks for a basic one.
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yeah OP, "somebody" spaffed your keyboard, just get a new one. if you've got USB then it's very easy to plug one in.
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Keyboard is shot.
Buy a new one...they are cheap....like 5-7 bucks for a basic one.
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yeah OP, "somebody" spaffed your keyboard, just get a new one. if you've got USB then it's very easy to plug one in.
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Yep...USB and old style DIN.
I always keep a spare of each.
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Re: computer experts please help, keyboard issue
I randomly pressed keys and now some keys work while others don't. The back key stopped working for a minute but I somehow got it working again. While trying to get the key working again by pressing keys another key stopped working.

I've searched online and the only answers are regarding spills or crumbs, shorted keys I know that isn't any of those issues because I was able to get keys work.

Please help.

flower
 Quoting: Heavenly Alchemy


did u activate a function key? usually in orange or blue? They work when pressed at the same time.
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Get a new one,Same thing happened to me a while ago.
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Really guy's? That kind of sucks, it's a newer computer. Good thing I keep older parts around though there is a keyboard to use.

Thanks for letting me know. I was hoping it was my spazzing with the keys.

I was hoping there was a key combo I could use to straighten it out.



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You could have gunk stuck in it. Unplug it,turn it upside down, and shake it a bit, and check for debris falling out. If you have a dry soft scrub brush, lightly scrub around all the grooves between the keys, and then turn it upside down again, and tap on the back. Wet a cotton cloth with some cleaner and hot water, squeeze it well, and then wipe the keys, and between the keys. Let it totally dry for about an hour, then plug it back in. If it still is acting up, you need a keyboard. If it is working again, you are all set.
I have a tendency to munch on snacks sometimes, when I am online. No matter how careful I am, some crumbs will fall between the keys, and jam them up. this is what I do to clean it up, and get it working again.
Another tip to get the last life out of a keyboard. When your letters start fading, use whiteout to mark the keys. :)
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is it a wireless keyboard? get new batteries for it. then go buy a wired keyboard because wireless keyboards are DUMB
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Re: computer experts please help, keyboard issue
I randomly pressed keys and now some keys work while others don't. The back key stopped working for a minute but I somehow got it working again. While trying to get the key working again by pressing keys another key stopped working.

I've searched online and the only answers are regarding spills or crumbs, shorted keys I know that isn't any of those issues because I was able to get keys work.

Please help.

flower
 Quoting: Heavenly Alchemy


did u activate a function key? usually in orange or blue? They work when pressed at the same time.
 Quoting: sunspotkiller


It's possible, it's in the area I brushed over with my fingers. How could I find out if that's the issue?
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I randomly pressed keys and now some keys work while others don't. The back key stopped working for a minute but I somehow got it working again. While trying to get the key working again by pressing keys another key stopped working.

I've searched online and the only answers are regarding spills or crumbs, shorted keys I know that isn't any of those issues because I was able to get keys work.

Please help.

flower
 Quoting: Heavenly Alchemy


did u activate a function key? usually in orange or blue? They work when pressed at the same time.
 Quoting: sunspotkiller


It's possible, it's in the area I brushed over with my fingers. How could I find out if that's the issue?
 Quoting: Heavenly Alchemy


press it again and see if that fixes it
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Another tip to get the last life out of a keyboard. When your letters start fading, use whiteout to mark the keys. :)
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putin surely you should already know where all the keys are!
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You could have gunk stuck in it. Unplug it,turn it upside down, and shake it a bit, and check for debris falling out. If you have a dry soft scrub brush, lightly scrub around all the grooves between the keys, and then turn it upside down again, and tap on the back. Wet a cotton cloth with some cleaner and hot water, squeeze it well, and then wipe the keys, and between the keys. Let it totally dry for about an hour, then plug it back in. If it still is acting up, you need a keyboard. If it is working again, you are all set.
I have a tendency to munch on snacks sometimes, when I am online. No matter how careful I am, some crumbs will fall between the keys, and jam them up. this is what I do to clean it up, and get it working again.
Another tip to get the last life out of a keyboard. When your letters start fading, use whiteout to mark the keys. :)
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Thanks for the tips, they will be tried. Love the white out one for later down the road.

is it a wireless keyboard? get new batteries for it. then go buy a wired keyboard because wireless keyboards are DUMB
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Thank goodness it isn't a wireless, though I've done plenty of dumb things! :D
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if it's USB, pull plug USB plug out of computer and try plugging into different USB port. sometimes USB port on computer goes faulty.
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I randomly pressed keys and now some keys work while others don't. The back key stopped working for a minute but I somehow got it working again. While trying to get the key working again by pressing keys another key stopped working.

I've searched online and the only answers are regarding spills or crumbs, shorted keys I know that isn't any of those issues because I was able to get keys work.

Please help.

flower
 Quoting: Heavenly Alchemy


did u activate a function key? usually in orange or blue? They work when pressed at the same time.
 Quoting: sunspotkiller


It's possible, it's in the area I brushed over with my fingers. How could I find out if that's the issue?
 Quoting: Heavenly Alchemy


press it again and see if that fixes it
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Great trying this now...darn, no dice. : (

It was worth a try though.
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if it's USB, pull plug USB plug out of computer and try plugging into different USB port. sometimes USB port on computer goes faulty.
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Sadly it isn't, it's a built-in on a laptop. Though this will be kept in mind for the future, just in case.
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Again thanks you guys for the ideas, running to get the sun board and get off this tiny tablet. I'm using one eye at the moment, making that a brilliant challenge as well. It's been a fun day. Haha

hf
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if it's USB, pull plug USB plug out of computer and try plugging into different USB port. sometimes USB port on computer goes faulty.
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Sadly it isn't, it's a built-in on a laptop. Though this will be kept in mind for the future, just in case.
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laptops generally have USB, so you can plug in external keyboard if you want
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Just had a flashback of brokenkeyboard girlchuckle

She must've got it fixed and went back to fecebook...


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Don't buy Inland. They're cheap junk and don't last.
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do a search on utube for replacing keyboard for your laptop. odds are there is a video showing u how to do it.
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Buy a Razor keyboard or something. It will last forever.
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Re: computer experts please help, keyboard issue
if it's USB, pull plug USB plug out of computer and try plugging into different USB port. sometimes USB port on computer goes faulty.
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Sadly it isn't, it's a built-in on a laptop. Though this will be kept in mind for the future, just in case.
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laptops generally have USB, so you can plug in external keyboard if you want
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Don't buy Inland. They're cheap junk and don't last.
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do a search on utube for replacing keyboard for your laptop. odds are there is a video showing u how to do it.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 50473212


Buy a Razor keyboard or something. It will last forever.
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Thanks guys! Will look into those options.


Just had a flashback of brokenkeyboard girlchuckle

She must've got it fixed and went back to fecebook...



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chuckle Love it, thanks for the laugh!

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Am I right that this is not specific to a certain program? Meaning if for instance you f key isnt working it doesnt work in both your browser and say a word program.
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Am I right that this is not specific to a certain program? Meaning if for instance you f key isnt working it doesnt work in both your browser and say a word program.
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Yes that's right. It stopped working in the browser, so I tried a few other programs. I then rebooted and couldn't log into the computer because it effected the password as well.
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Am I right that this is not specific to a certain program? Meaning if for instance you f key isnt working it doesnt work in both your browser and say a word program.
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Yes that's right. It stopped working in the browser, so I tried a few other programs. I then rebooted and couldn't log into the computer because it effected the password as well.
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Ok I want you to try something won't cost you anything but time. From your log in screen I want you to do a hard reset meaning pull your plug ins so there is no power source running to the computer and then hold that power button down until the screen goes blank. Your computer should click and then go black. Turn your case over and undo the screws to the battery pack and completely disconnect and pull the battery. Insert it back in and then try and fire it up and see if the keys work then.
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I randomly pressed keys and now some keys work while others don't. The back key stopped working for a minute but I somehow got it working again. While trying to get the key working again by pressing keys another key stopped working.

I've searched online and the only answers are regarding spills or crumbs, shorted keys I know that isn't any of those issues because I was able to get keys work.

Please help.

flower
 Quoting: Heavenly Alchemy


did u activate a function key? usually in orange or blue? They work when pressed at the same time.
 Quoting: sunspotkiller


It's possible, it's in the area I brushed over with my fingers. How could I find out if that's the issue?
 Quoting: Heavenly Alchemy


If you do unplug your keyboard, make sure your computer is turned off. My keyboard won't work, unless my computer is turned off before I plug it back in.
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Am I right that this is not specific to a certain program? Meaning if for instance you f key isnt working it doesnt work in both your browser and say a word program.
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Yes that's right. It stopped working in the browser, so I tried a few other programs. I then rebooted and couldn't log into the computer because it effected the password as well.
 Quoting: Heavenly Alchemy


Ok I want you to try something won't cost you anything but time. From your log in screen I want you to do a hard reset meaning pull your plug ins so there is no power source running to the computer and then hold that power button down until the screen goes blank. Your computer should click and then go black. Turn your case over and undo the screws to the battery pack and completely disconnect and pull the battery. Insert it back in and then try and fire it up and see if the keys work then.
 Quoting: ByFaithAlone


Thanks! I'll give you an update once everything is back up. Probably later tonight, my friend is using the computer now and I don't want to get into it with them. So as soon as they finish I'm in like Flynn. Until then, stuck on the tablet...good times. Ha.
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Am I right that this is not specific to a certain program? Meaning if for instance you f key isnt working it doesnt work in both your browser and say a word program.
 Quoting: ByFaithAlone


Yes that's right. It stopped working in the browser, so I tried a few other programs. I then rebooted and couldn't log into the computer because it effected the password as well.
 Quoting: Heavenly Alchemy


Ok I want you to try something won't cost you anything but time. From your log in screen I want you to do a hard reset meaning pull your plug ins so there is no power source running to the computer and then hold that power button down until the screen goes blank. Your computer should click and then go black. Turn your case over and undo the screws to the battery pack and completely disconnect and pull the battery. Insert it back in and then try and fire it up and see if the keys work then.
 Quoting: ByFaithAlone


Thanks! I'll give you an update once everything is back up. Probably later tonight, my friend is using the computer now and I don't want to get into it with them. So as soon as they finish I'm in like Flynn. Until then, stuck on the tablet...good times. Ha.
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Lol me too I'll check back in the morning. Good luck!
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If its a laptop try shutting down and taking the battery out and try again.