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Q: Laptop keyboard issue

I recently upgraded the memory in my fathers Laptop from the original 256Mb sim to a 2Gb sim. No problem there however the Return key and the Cursor keys seem to have stopped working even in the Bios.

I have removed the battery and held the power button in for 30secs thinking a reset of the Bios would fix the problem, no luck there they still do not function.

I have removed the keys and checked that nothing has been spilled on the keyboard, no problem there ether.

I have also checked internally to see if there was any damage to the ribbon cable. Seems fine.

To be honest I cant seem to locate the issue and was hoping someone could offer some additional support. Anybody any ideas?

Specs: Esystem EI 3101 laptop, Intel Celeron M430 1.73ghz CPU, 2Gb DDR2, Internal 256mb GFX card.

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A: Laptop keyboard issue

Did you try re-installing the 256MB memory to see if the keyboard started working again?
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A:Keyboard issue laptop

Does the Ctrl key work OK?
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Please purchase a USB keyboard (they work better with Laptops, because you can plug them in and take them out with the laptop on; with PS2 connection you cannot do this)
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A:Laptop Keyboard Issue

there is probably a ps/2 port on the back of the laptop, try plugging in a standard ps/2 keyboard and see it reads that. If not, a usb keyboard might work. A keyboard replacement is not a terribly difficult repair in most cases, but I would want to be sure that there is not something else wrong with it (bad mainboard, for example)
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A:Laptop Keyboard issue

Replacing the keyboard is probably your best bet . .
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Try hitting the NUM LK/SCRN LK key
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A:Compac Laptop keyboard issue

Have you turned the Numlock on? If yes then turn it off. The usual shortcut to Numlock is Fn + Numlock.
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A:HP - 15.6" Touch-Screen Laptop keyboard issue

Hi ,Welcome back to the HP Support Forums! I understand you are having an issue with the keyboard not responding. I will be glad to help you. Please download and install Synaptics TouchPad Driver.  I know this is for the touch pad, but sometime the touchpad can slow down the keyboard. As both are input devices. Here is a document for Notebook Keyboard Troubleshooting (Windows 10, 8). Please keep me informed of how things went. If you require further assistance, let me know and I will gladly do all I can to help you.Please let me know if this resolves the issue by marking this post as "Accept as Solution".To simply say thanks, click the Thumbs up below!  Thanks.
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A:Laptop double issue: booting and keyboard

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A:keyboard quit working...not the keyboard that is the issue.

Hello, Are any lights visible on the keyboard? If so, and your keyboard is not working, Try adjusting the connector for your keyboard and check the wiring, especially, if your connecting wire is in a stressed position.( i.e. bend
or crooked)
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Sounds like you have a sticky KB. Get a new one, they're low cost.

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First of all - welcome to BC !
Have you any idea what your son might have done when he 'snuck on' to your laptop - could he have split anything on it ?  I take it from the expression 'snuck on' that he probably isn't very old. Are there any signs of physical damage - such as being pounded with a hard toy ?
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There are two patches for this game, have you applied them?

Also are you running it on steam or from a disc?
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This seems strange.
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A:Keyboard issue

Quote: Originally Posted by jainpulickal


My laptop facing some issue

Some arow keys are not working properly....

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please help me

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Hi jainpulickal,

Welcome to Sevenforums.

Please check the system under safe mode:

Safe Mode

Also, if possible kindly connect a USB keyboard and Mouse to the system to check the system.

Let us know the results of the same so we can advise you further.
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First, see if the same problem occurs with another keyboard (wireless or not).
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Attach an external keyboard and post back if this does the same thing or works properly. (This will help determine if the problem is software or hardware).

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A:keyboard Issue ive tried everything

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Use canned air to clean out the PS/2 and USB ports... but it is likely the problme is in the motherboard, and will be expensive to repair. Consider upgrading the motherboard.
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The maybe a vista or hardware issue but it certainly is not a networking issue which is why I have moved your post the vista forum for better support.

Usual solutions to try are:

disconnect and reconnect the keyboard
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There is a chance that someone individually mapped the keys.

Look in the Registry for any Scancode Map keys. See below for reference:

How To Disable Caps Lock Key in Windows XP and Vista « My Digital Life

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you did not state your operating system.

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A:USB keyboard issue

From reading your description, I don't know why you have ruled out a hardware issue. The fact that the 5 and 6 keys work while others don't, and your statement that you are not having this problem with another keyboard both point to a hardware problem. Why would the 5 and 6 keys be the only keys working if there was a software issue?
The best test of course would be to use another identical keyboard and see what happens.
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A:Keyboard Issue

Did you try different keyboard?
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Press F12 at bootup and do the Dell Diagnostics.
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A:Keyboard issue

Shut it down and do a cold boot. How is the keyboard?
To troubleshoot hardware versus software, I usually attach a USB keyboard to see if the behavior is the same or different.
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A:Keyboard issue

Quote: Originally Posted by gallicbear

Hi there. Don't know if this is the right subforum.
I am often using the US international keyboard. To change certain letters you use the AltGr (right alt) key. For me, it is awkward to use this key. How can I reassign it to some other key? When you do a search on the internet, they say it is the same as using Ctrl Alt. Not for me. Of course, changing this key would be just for the US INt'l keyboard. Thank you for your tips.

There are several good key mapping apps on the net. They would do what you want
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fixed, reinstalled windows again with Japanese and Japanese 106 keyboard as defaults.....
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Noticed that when I hold cntrl i walk / move fine
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I have heard that hitting Ctrl+Num Lock will fix the problem.
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A:Keyboard Issue

Its worn out, replace the keyboard.
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All of these things will happen if you accidently press control. Try to press Alt + Delete just to check if it is the control buttons. If the CAD menu comes up, then the control button(s) may need to be fixed or replaced.Check both keys for faulty attachment, as this hapens with dell keyboards, at least the ones at my school. You may need to actually replace the keyboard because of this proble. It may be wireing that is bare or just a bad contact in the button.

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A:issue with keyboard

Abhi hello and welcome mate some system specs would be helpful System Info - See Your System Specs

Also look in Device Manager and open out Keyboards and see if there are any yellow triangles there.
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Hi and welcome to TSF your not quite clear on the issue since your booting and getting start windows normally that would indicate a problem with the machine caused it to shut down,please give more details on what is happening with the shut down
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A:Keyboard Issue

Uninstall the keyboard, then restart the machine and have windows detect it and load the drivers.
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