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3 keys won't type on keyboard

Q: 3 keys won't type on keyboard

The keyboard on my Dell 1501, will not the letters I,O,P when I press them. My laptop is older, just three years, and has had moderate use, mainly my husband looking for information. It has the Vista program, I know, but it has worked basically fine for the little use it gets. Nothing has been spilled on it, could they be worn out/

Is there anyway to take the keyboard cover off without damaging it and look to see if there is some type of debris blocking the connection?

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A: 3 keys won't type on keyboard

Inspiron 1501 laptop from Dell seems straight forward for removing keyboard to check for debris. Check it out at:
Read directions carefully as laptops are quite delicate.

good Luck
Failing that, a new one shouldn't be too expensive.
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Hi All,

Thanks for Support.

I have a Sony laptop with 64bit Vista. WHen I type O it prits 6 and when I type 'P' it prints '*'. I connect USB keyboard, it works fine. Please support me to solve the problem. I already uninstall the keyboard drive and also try with USB keyboard unplug. But the problem is there.

Please support.

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hi and welcome you could try going to start control panel regional and language and try to configure the keyboard options there
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I think we are going to need a bit more info here....are they skipping completely? or are they just delayed? Do any of the keys on your keyboard appear to be stuck lower than the others? Have you spilled anything on your keyboard lately? Make sure it's connected securely to the computer and moving sometimes loosens connections. Also, maybe if you have some canned air, you can blow out around the keys.
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What eventually I can check?

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sounds like a key is stuck down
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Hiya and welcome to SevenForums!

Try to re-install the drivers for the keyboard.
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A:Keyboard problem - arrow keys type junk characters

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I'm assuming you have windows 10 on the system.....
I'd suggest you check Sticky keys in control panel. You might have mistakenly turn it on.
At the left bottom of taskbar, right click windows icon, click on Control Panel, Ease Of Access, and then Change How Your Keyboard Works. If there's a check mark in box - Turn on Sticky keys) then uncheck it and click Apply.
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A:Keyboard keys randomly turn into shortcut keys

I would also like to add that, when this occurs. I have to restart my computer for the keyboard to work correctly. It's wireless & I've tried a wired keyboard also, it's the same issue.

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A:Keyboard: some keys registering 2 keys

Pretty much every time I see this it's due to something spilled on the keyboard that has damaged it or just a keyboard that has failed.

Test it on another computer, if it does the same thing then it needs to be replaced. On the other computer don't load any drivers or software for it just plug it in and wait for Windows to install it's drivers for it and test it.
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I've got a Spanish/Latin American keyboard layout installed in addition to the US English keyboard layout. I toggle back and forth with Left Alt + Shift (which is how I noticed my Shift key stopped working).
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A:Keyboard - Shift & Alt keys stopped working for keyboard shortcuts

When was the last time you used a can of air cleaner on the keyboard? If it isn't from contact wear often keyboards tend to get loaded up with dust and debris!

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A:I can't type certain keys

Try tightening the screws on the bottom of the laptop. I know it sounds strange but that is one weakness of a Dell.

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A:Sometimes, only the f,g,h,j,k keys do not type

Sounds like a strange one!
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Anything split onto the keyboard?

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A:Laptop keys stopped working and some type the wrong thing...

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A:many keys on keyboard not working

Quote: Originally Posted by chinwoman

All function keys (1st row on keyboard), several number keys (6, 8, 9 on the 2nd row) and the left Shift key do not response;
I checked keyboard driver is updated, connection good;
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there could be a single wire from your keyboard that has a loose connection or broken off.
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Please download MiniToolBox  , save it to your desktop and run it.
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LipsOfVenom said:

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A:figure hot keys on keyboard?

Quote: Originally Posted by zijincheng

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did you change the keyboard layout aswell to english UK?
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A:Solved: Keyboard keys

Control Panel | Regional and Language Options
Check your language setting on the Regional Options tab
Click the Languages tab, then the Details... button
Make sure the correct Language is selected under Default input language


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Keyboards seem to drive their keys in diagonal rows. IE:
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A:keyboard function keys

Hi, What is your HP 15 Notebook  ? Did you upgrade/downgrade your machine ? Please use the following instructions to find out the model/product of your machine:
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If time is money, it's WAY cheaper to just get a new keyboard...unless you're on a laptop.
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A:certain keys on keyboard not working

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A:Various keys on the keyboard not working

try another keyboard.
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