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My i, k and 8 keys won't work!

By chris88 ·
I have to copy/paste them every tIme. It's not the hardware. This has happened before. The last time my baby daughter was playing with the keyboard and caused it. The next day she was playng again and fixed it.

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My i, k and 8 keys won't work!

by popeye_doyle In reply to My i, k and 8 keys won't ...

If you own an Inspiron 3700/3800 then you'll need to contact Dell to get a replacement Keyboard/Motherboard, this is a known issue with those specific models. If not test in safe mode, in case Windows is causing the conflict, if the keys are fine insafe mode, clear the startup group items : Start>Run>Msconfig, if the problem persists in safe mode, try testing them in DOS,
if you still experience problems (& are using a Notebook) try using an external keyboard, if the external keyboard works you'll need a replacement keyboard, if not not you'll need a replacement motherboard.

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My i, k and 8 keys won't work!

by chris88 In reply to My i, k and 8 keys won't ...

I guess it was the keyboard. Still seems weird that it happened before and kinda fixed itself. Thanks!

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My i, k and 8 keys won't work!

by TheChas In reply to My i, k and 8 keys won't ...

It sure sounds like an intermittant problem with the keyboard itself.

Have you tried a different keyboard?

If you have verified that it is not hardware, then the next possability is keyboard mapping.

I find it difficult to believe that random keystrokes could change the keyboard map, but it is possible.

Chas

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My i, k and 8 keys won't work!

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My i, k and 8 keys won't work!

by mdelyea In reply to My i, k and 8 keys won't ...

As popeye noted, to see if your keyboard is toasted, boot to DOS (command prompt) using a bootable floppy. Test all your keys. If they all work in DOS mode then there is a problem with the keyboard driver or its configuration. Since the 8,i and kkeys are all in a line I suspect the keyboard may be damaged (perhaps by your daughter pounding on the keys).

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