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1 key on keyboard doesn't work

Q: 1 key on keyboard doesn't work

The n key had been not working properly and now it stopped all together. I took the key off and tried pressing the white piece of soft plastic but nothing shows up. Is it time to get a new keyboard or is there something else to try? It seems like such a waist to throw out a keyboard when 1/100+ keys stopped working.

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A: 1 key on keyboard doesn't work

Try it on another PC and see.
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OS: Windows Xp Home Edition 5.1.2600 Service Pack 3
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A:My Keyboard doesn't work, and the computer turns on but doesn't start.

It sounds like something is wrong with your Windows XP drivers. Something like that happened to me while building my computer, and when I boot up the keyboard did not work because my copy of windows XP was bad. You could try reinstalling windows XP, and It might work better, but I dont have a definite answer to your problem.
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Hi, Check the following. Open windows Control Panel and in the top right, next to View by: select 'Large Icons'.  From the new layout, select the 'Ease of Access Centre'. Select the option 'Make the keyboard easier to use'. If there is a tick next to 'Turn on Filter Keys' or 'Turn on Sticky Keys', click the box to remove it, then click Apply and Ok to save this change. Regards, DP-K
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A:Keyboard doesn't work, please help

The device status for the keyboard is:This device cannot start (code 10)Hi -This is one of the most common error messages that you will ever get, as it means so many things Please post a snapshot with Speccy - This way we can see a few devices that are connected -How to Publish a snapshot with Speccy <<-- DirectionsThank You -
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A:Keyboard Doesn't Work

thats a right pain in the ****, does it work in post and bios?
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What sort of keyboard?? PS2, USB, Wireless ??
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A:Keyboard doesn't work

Try one at a time- right click each keyboard device listed. Then in new small window that appears left click update driver.

Let us know if this works.
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A:keyboard doesn't work

Try right clicking on the keyboard and clicking Uninstall

Reboot the computer

Hopefully, Windows will find it on reboot,

make sure it is in the correct PS/2 socket
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A:Keyboard doesn't work on certain screens

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How exactly did you clean it?
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A:Keyboard doesn't work at the one time it needs to

G'day timmyboy, get a PS/2 type keyboard from somewhere and you should have no problem.
Cheers, qldit.
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A:G15 gaming keyboard doesn't work

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I don't think this is a Windows 10 problem; sound like hardware.
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Is this a followup to a different thread? If so provide a link to it please.

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A:keyboard CTRL+C doesn't work

Quote: Originally Posted by gpost3

CTRL + V works.
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But CTRL + C to copy to clipboard doesn't work. (Copying using mouse works though).


DO both left and right CTRL + C not work? Maybe a keyboard issue, or a keyboard driver.
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A:Keyboard Mute Button Doesn't Work

There should be software for that keyboard. Some Keyboards that have extra keys work without added software, if they are a PS/2 KB. I don't have any USB KB's that have extra keys like that, the one I got is an old HP keyboard.

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Support + Downloads: Wireless Illuminated Keyboard K800 - Logitech
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External keyboard (USB?) or the laptop keyboard

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Hi Craftkit,

Is it a USB or Wirelss Keyboard/Mouse?
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A:Far-Right side of notebook keyboard doesn't work

Well, there are a lot of possibilities here. I would do the following:

Boot to a command prompt. If the keys don’t work there, you have eliminated a problem with the operating system. If they work there, it is most likely an operating system problem.

If the laptop has been disassembled, check the keyboard to motherboard ribbon cable (if one exist) and make sure it is not damaged.

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I hope that helps a little.

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Method 1
Verify if the keyboard is enabled to wake the computer out of sleep mode.

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A:Keyboard doesn't work (Dell Dimension 2350)

Try plugging both keyboards into a different computer and see if they work.
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You did mean R510DP right? That laptop does not support Win 7. Have you tried installing the Win 8 drivers in Compatibility Mode

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A:Windows 8: keyboard laptop randomly doesn't work after booting

Some additional info:
It was suggested somewhere else that turning off Windows 8's fast boot option would help; it didn't.
I just completed a run of Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and found nothing except for 4 autohotkey .bin files that seem ok for the rest of the AVs at virustotal.
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Thanks again!

(ps where's the edit link?)
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Can you use an external keyboard?
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