certain letters and numbers won't work on keyboard

June 10, 2012 at 08:09:02
Specs: Windows 7
certain letters and numbers won't work on keyboard

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June 10, 2012 at 09:43:26
Did you think about trying a different keyboard?

Hang up and live.

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June 10, 2012 at 10:31:47
If this is on a keyboard built into a laptop or netbook, it's very common for the keys you use most to eventually stop working reliably after the keyboard has been used a lot. Laptop and netbook keyboards are a frequently replaced item, and there are lots of inexpensive clone keyboards on the web you can buy. However, there are often many possible keyboards - make sure you get one that is exactly the same as what you have. E.g. if the ad shows a specific picture of the keyboard, make sure the keys are in the same positions and what is printed on them o is the same. The part number may be on a label on the bottom of the keyboard, when you remove it - you may be able to see that without having to unplug it's cable.

See response 4 regarding unplugging and plugging in it's cable:

In the meanwhile...

- you can use a USB corded keyboard or a wireless keyboard for most things.

- Windows has a virtual keyboard you can use - you use your mouse cursor on the virtual keyboard to type wherever the blinking mouse cursor has been placed where you want to type.
If your o, s, and k keys are still working, type: osk in the Start Search box, press Enter to start up the On Screen Keyboard.
If any of those keys is not working, in Computer, go to C:\Windows\System32, find osk (osk.exe), RIGHT click on it, choose Send to - Desktop, to place a shortcut on your desktop screen you can click on to start up the On Screen Keyboard.

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