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Dell inspiron 3148 keyboard went bad less than 6month, yet getting laptop fixed under warranty is taking forever.

Q: Dell inspiron 3148 keyboard went bad less than 6month, yet getting laptop fixed under warranty is taking forever.

Hi Guys I resolved to air my views and opinions on how I have been treated by Dell support centre Dell over my inspiron which was purchased inspiron less warranty getting 3148 laptop taking 6month, fixed is Dell under forever. went keyboard than yet bad a Dell inspiron 3148 keyboard went bad less than 6month, yet getting laptop fixed under warranty is taking forever. while ago Less than months after the purchase this laptop coupled with intermittent usage of the PC the keyboard stopped responding nbsp I nbsp Dell inspiron 3148 keyboard went bad less than 6month, yet getting laptop fixed under warranty is taking forever. contacted the dell support centre and sent in the laptop based on warranty for the keyboard to be replaced This is the th week its being there making life unbearable and without communication on when I will get the PC Dell inspiron 3148 keyboard went bad less than 6month, yet getting laptop fixed under warranty is taking forever. back I was initially told it will take days for the keyboard to be repaired today makes it th day nbsp I don t know Dell could do a laptop whose keyboard would go under month talk less of being treated in the inhumanly way possible for an item under warranty My product tag is K B Any help or idea how I can get out of this mess

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A: Dell inspiron 3148 keyboard went bad less than 6month, yet getting laptop fixed under warranty is taking forever.

Thank you for writing to Dell Community Forum.
Please private message us the details of the location you have sent the laptop for repair along with your email id.
Also, request you to edit the previous post which has the service tag of your system as it contains personal information.
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Is there any liquid spillage / physical damage on the system? Does an external keyboard work fine on the system? Are the specified keys not working at all or do they work intermittently?
You could contact our Dell Reseller in your country and get the system serviced. If there is no warranty, it would be a paid service call - check your reseller options here -
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Hey, Welcome to techspot

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A:Dell Inspiron Keyboard Problem

Unless you are very unlucky and got a bad replacement KBD, it sounds like the KBD controller on the MBD. Are there any signs of a spill ? If not it could have been taken out by static, or you may just be unlucky with it. The MBD costs a lot more than a KBD.........
                                                                    Regards Chris
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Keyboard removal procedure.

1. Turn the computer over and remove the four screws from the bottom of the computer.

2. Turn the computer back over and open the display.

3. Insert a small flat-blade screwdriver along the right top of the keyboard, just above the row of function keys. Working from right to left, free the keyboard by prying it toward the front of the unit. When free, lift the top of the keyboard slightly to clear the palmrest assembly.

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try here:™_inspiron™_5000_series_keyboard_removal_instructions.htm
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Common trouble... I have purchased a non-working laptop just for these clips. Now I have spare motherboards that I can salvage these parts from. There's really no other way to fix this
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The template file used by Word might be corrupt.

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Re-check the connection from the keyboard to the mobo
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Please check if the fn key is working - Are you able to use the fn with other combinations on the keyboard?
Disable desktop composition and check if it works -
Could you advise what is the procedure you followed in reinstalling the OS? What media are you using?
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Read: Cleaning Laptop Keyboard
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Thank you for writing to us!
We would suggest you to update the BIOS and the also follow the steps:
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Attached a keyboard's image from the model I have and the right control key no longer there grace to my little cat Nino. :)
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I was reading an expired thread about issues with certain keys not working on a Dell Inspiron I have experienced what seems like the same problem Certain keys do not work - but not the same ones as those in the older thread w d etc for me I replaced the keyboard with another working keyboard I have two Dell s The same keys do not work - with either keyboard attached But here s the strange part If I do not 1525 A Twist not - New Dell Keyboard Inspiron working screw down the keyboard and hold it up slightly the problem disappears I thought it might have something to do with pressure on the keyboard but I could not duplicate the problem by Dell Inspiron 1525 Keyboard not working - A New Twist applying pressure to the back of the keyboard However if Dell Inspiron 1525 Keyboard not working - A New Twist it is screwed down tight to the plate it sits on those same keys do not work I tried putting pieces of paper between the keyboard and the plate it sits on and got mixed results SO I m thinking this could be some kind of electromagnetic interference Anyone have any thoughts here The problem absolutely goes away if I hold the keyboard even th of an inch above the plate it sits on nbsp

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The ribbon cable is just not properly seated. Make sure it is clean (alcohol), no fingerprints connecting it, and that the connecotr clamps down perfectly evenly.
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I've been looking so much and than I found...
run msconfig --- services --- and uncheck ATI hotkey pollar service -- reboot and everything works as should ,)
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Hi Team,

I bought a new Dell Inspiron 5558 laptop. From the initial stage itself keyboard backlight is not working. I cant find any symbol for backlight in Fn keys. Below option have tried,
BIOS - Turned on the backlight
Mobility center - No keyboard backlight option
Control panel - In keyboard properties no backlight tab o modify.
I am feeling very difficulty in working in dark places. Please anyone help me to fix this issue in my laptop.
My laptop model is
<ADMIN NOTE: Service tag removed per privacy policy>
Let me know incase of any further details required.
Thanks in Advance

A:Dell Inspiron 5558 - Keyboard Backlight Issue

Dell 5558 comes with an optional keyboard. Apparently, the bios is tweaked for machines that come with a backlit keyboard while your machine doesn't. The only option is to purchase and replace a new backlit keyboard from EBAY or AmaZon and install it. That will work, do check out instructions before replacing keyboards.
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A:Dell Inspiron 1750 keyboard stopped working

Are the keys mechanically functional? When you press the keys, do they compress and get back into position? Was there any physical damage or liquid spillage? What are the specific keys that seem to have the issue?
Based on your description and the exact keys that are non functional, you would need to replace the keyboard. If the keyboard controller is at fault, then you would need to replace the keyboard and motherboard.
As there is no warranty, then you could contact our team to get a quote for a paid service call -
If you wish to replace the parts yourself, then you could get the parts here -
Also, please click my DELL-username and write me a private conversation with the service tag and your contact details(Name and Email) for case records.
Let us know if you have any other queries.
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Maybe not all the Dell applications were installed.

On a Dell, the correct and required install is (1) install Windows (2) Install Dell Laptop System Software (3) Install Motherboard chipset drivers (4) install device drivers including Video, DELL SOUND DRIVERS, Ethernet, touch pad, etc.

Windows 7 will install some drivers, but the Dell supplied, in most cases, is preferred and customized for the Dell hardware. The Dell sound driver is one example.

The Dell downloads, using your service tag number is the best option. You can also access "My Dell Downloads" which includes added software.
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Hi Andyr123,
To enabled and disable the touchpad on Dell Inspiron 3451, press <Fn> + <F5> simultaneously.
Hope this helps.
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Please help.
Thank you in advance.

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sounds stuffed to me...

unless you are compentent in circuit level repair its gonna have to go into the shop for repair.
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Hey all!
My keyboard backlight was working fine but then one day it just stopped.
I've pushed f10 and fn + f10 doesn't give any feedback
I've gone to the Windows mobility center and made sure things are fine there but still no feedback.
When i push the f10 key the setting in windows mobility center changes but it shows no light on the keyboard

But the CAPS LOCK Light and back light works  
Apart from that nothing else
Tried restarting also no feedback from the lights
Also could it have been a recent update that might've caused this?
Is there a driver for this?
Please Help

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Does the keyboard backlight come on when the system is powered up?  If it does, you may have a software issue.
If it does not, you have a hardware problem.  
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A:Dell Inspiron 3147 2in1. Wake from sleep with keyboard.

Hi Ben,
I would suggest you to update the BIOS and Video card driver on the system. Please enter your service tag # on the link below, select the OS, then download the BIOS from BIOS section and Video card driver from Video section onto the system and install it.

Also, please follow the steps mentioned below to recalibrate the system to check if it fixes the issue.
Press Windows key on the keyboard and start typing Calibrate.
Then tap or click Calibrate the screen for pen or touch input to open PC Settings.
Check that the monitor shown in the Display field matches the screen you want to calibrate.
Tap or click Calibrate, and then follow the on-screen instructions.

Please let me know if this helps.
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My laptop (Inspiron 15 5000 Series 6GB RAM, 1TB, AMD A8) is only 1 week old but the space button started to messy a couple of days ago. Sometimes I could hit a space, sometimes the words simply flow together. Today (exactly 1 week old machine...) part of the keyboard went wrong. There was no logic in it: the complete left column did not work: `~ TAB Caps Lock Shift and Ctrl and Fn. The next  2 columns worked, then 3#EDC did not, then the next worked etc. What???
Restart did not work. Then I've found this idea to take out the battery. Now everything is fine. But how can such problem occur with a brand new laptop??? Especially with a DELL...I am pretty disappointed and annoyed.