Laptop X, C, V, M, Left Ctrl, and Caps Lock Keys Don't Work

May 16, 2013 at 22:03:00
Specs: Windows 7
Specs: Windows 7
I have left the laptop in hibernation and sleep mode because of my assignments and everything worked fine until yesterday the x c v m left ctrl and capslock keys stopped working unless i use onscreen keyboard. I have tried system restore but it did not help at all...please help as I really need it for assignments which are due soon...Your help is greatly appreciated...Im looking forward to hear from you guys.

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May 17, 2013 at 00:43:19
Connect an external keyboard for now. It sounds like some liquid was spilled on it.

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May 17, 2013 at 02:13:33
Hi Guyen, make and model of laptop?

All the keys mentioned are in the same general area, if liquid is not the cause, try turning the laptop upside down and rattling all the keys, maybe a paper clip or something is underneath the keys that causing the problem.

Also while iinverted, blow out any dust from the kb, using a hairdryer set to cold and maximum blast.

If an external kb works as suggested trying by Guapo, then consider replacing the laptop kb. OEM ones are generally not expensive.

Youtube videos and/or fitting instructions can usually be found on the internet.

Please advise back on progress.

Good Luck - Keep us posted.

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May 17, 2013 at 03:03:08
Hey cheers for the reply. I will try and clean it up. My laptop model is Toshiba Satellite A660. I've had this laptop for about 2 years and I did not spill any liquid on it.

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