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Laptop keys sometimes don't work

Q: Laptop keys sometimes don't work

Hey guys

I have a problem with my laptop.
Sometimes the space bar, n and enter key stops working. When this happens, I can usually hit the button a few times and the key finally registers. It happens randomly and quite often. But sometimes I can type for hours without it happening.

I have not spilled any liquid on my laptop and I haven't dropped it. The problem started randomly a few months ago.
Does anyone know what could be causing this?

The laptop is an Asus K55V. It is nearly 3 years old

- Fred

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A: Laptop keys sometimes don't work

Hey Fred,
Not sure if this might work that well, but give it a try! If it doesn't..go to a technician...its probably the best idea.

Shut down the laptop, removed battery and cable for a moment, press and hold the start button for 60 seconds... and replace the battery.. start the lap top.

Hope this helps!

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Sometimes just cleaning out a keyboard does a world of good. It might be just dust underneath the pads that are causing the issue. If that fails you may be looking at a new keyboard. Jazz
 

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A:Laptop got wet, some keys don't work

Shut it down and dissassemble it as much as you are comfortable doing, then put it in front of a fan. A space heater on the lowest setting if you have one.

Unfortunately for you, you did about the worst thing possible after spilling a drink on it. You should not have tried to turn it back on. You should have left it off until you were reasonably sure everything was dried inside, and you should have tipped it upside down to get all the liquid possible out of it asap.

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hi,
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A:Change the way F keys work

I saw this. I'll give it a shot and see if this solves it.https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/ThinkPad-11e-Windows-E-and-Edge/Fn-Fx-remapping/m-p/229450#M424  



ThinkPad Edge E555, AMD A10-7300 1.9 GHz quad core, 8 gigs RAM

https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/ThinkPad-11e-Windows-E-and-Edge/Change-the-way-F-keys-work/td-p/3294374
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Do I need to download a driver??
 

A:Some Keyboard keys won't always work!

Are you using a wireless keyboard?
 

http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/some-keyboard-keys-wont-always-work.93750/
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A:Magic keys don't work

Have you tried running msconfig from safe mode? That will stop all of the processes from running
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/magic-keys-dont-work.202729/
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I tried another keyboard but i got the same result.

A:Some keys dont work.

Go to Control Panel/Region and Language. Go to Keyboards and Languages tab and click Change Keyboards. Make sure you have the Keyboard for your Region (ex) Keyboard US, or wherever you are from. Also do the same in the Advanced Key Settings tab.

http://www.techsupportforum.com/forums/f217/some-keys-dont-work-687828.html
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It's like on and off.
Here are the keys
(q,u,t,p,j,1,3,left arrow and maybe a few others.)

I'm new here btw.
Thanks for the help in advance.

A:Certain keys dont work

Hi:

Sounds like a bad keyboard.

A bit of computer info, perhaps (e.g. fill in the "specs" in your profile), might help.

Cheers,

http://www.sevenforums.com/general-discussion/379271-certain-keys-dont-work.html
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A:One of my keyboard keys won't work

Try popping off the key and cleaning underneath.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/one-of-my-keyboard-keys-wont-work.508196/
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Hi

I bought a new inspiron n5110.
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pls help me

A:keys don't work on booting

This seems strange. As you are getting the message for booting from DVD, the BIOS boot order is correct. This means that there is no input from the Keyboard. If the machine is a Desktop then disconnect the Keyboard and reconnect it properly. Try and reboot and press another key to boot. If the same thing happens then contact the vendor and ask him to help you out.

http://www.sevenforums.com/general-discussion/217759-keys-dont-work-booting.html
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Sorry to reply in English, but when I write in German get a message that my "message contains profanity"



I also have the Bios version 1.6

The FN keys don`t work. On the suggestion of a Technician at Toshiba, I should update the Bios.

I have all the above problems too. Can`t install because of Admin rights.


Really desperate for this update. My screen is very dark and the FN keys would solve this.


Thanks

A:Satellite Pro M30 - FN keys don't work

If the FN buttons don?t work then I recommend installing the Common Modules.

You can find this tool on the Toshiba European driver page.
The Sat Pro M30 seems to be an older notebook model and therefore the drivers can be found in Archive!!!

https://forum.toshiba.eu/showthread.php?42764-Satellite-Pro-M30-FN-keys-don-t-work
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TY

A:Two keys don't work, like Dash

If they don't work using Shift, they probably don't. Try in Wordpad and some other text processor. You can also try ONscreen keyboard, it should match your keyboard layout.

http://www.eightforums.com/general-support/58121-two-keys-dont-work-like-dash.html
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A:Some keys on keyboard won't work

If you already threw the mouse away... Is it time to try another keyboard?
 

http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/some-keys-on-keyboard-wont-work.116781/
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A:keyboard keys won't work

According to the message you have recently posted I would like to confirm that this is a hardware issue and the whole keyboard assembly needs to be replaced to resove the issue.  I strongly recommend you to Contact HP Technical Support over the Phone for further assistance to get your Notebook diagnosed and serviced by an authorized HP Certified Engineer You can also Check your warranty Here to verify the warranty status  Hope this helps, for any further queries reply to the post and feel free to join us again  **Click the White Thumbs Up Button on the right to say Thanks**Make it easier for other people to find solutions by marking a Reply 'Accept as Solution' if it solves your problem. Thank You,K N R K

http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Notebook-Hardware-and-Upgrade-Questions/keyboard-keys-won-t-work/td-p/5701773
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A:Control Key Not Work With F Keys

Some newer keyboards have more functions built into the Function keys. If your laptop has additional functions (like my MS Office keyboard has things like "Undo", "Redo", "Reply" etc) then perhaps your Function keys are in that "F lock" mode. If it is in that other mode, the Function keys are not F1, F2, F3, etc., they are those other functions.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/control-key-not-work-with-f-keys.393581/
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A:Solved: Some Keys Don't Work

Anyone have any ideas on this one? Thanks.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/solved-some-keys-dont-work.472505/
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A:Up and Down Arrow Keys Don't Work

Hell DesiMarie,Welcome to the HP Forums.I see that your up and down arrow keys aren't working correctly. I will try to help you with this.To start could you please provide the Model and Product number of your computer?    How Do I Find My Model Number or Product Number?From there, take a look at this document to see if it's able to help you out: Notebook Keyboard Troubleshooting (Windows 7). Please let me know how this goes. Thank you for posting on the HP Forums.




I worked on behalf of HP.

http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Notebook-Hardware-and-Upgrade-Questions/Up-and-Down-Arrow-Keys-Don-t-Work/td-p/3912900
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Hello

Sorry if this is a stupid question; I don't really do Windows anymore, someone has just asked me!

If I have a desktop with a Windows XP license key on the back, can I use any copy of the same version of Windows XP to reinstall it? For example, the student license one I get free from uni?

Just curious.

A:How do product keys work?

Short answer...Yes
Assuming that no major hardware such as mother board as been replaced on the target computer.
Assuming that the install medium is not designed specifically for one brand/ model of computer.

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/434960/how-do-product-keys-work/
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A:Some of the FN keys on my computer won't work

Have you been to the manifacturer's web site? Sometimes there are additional keyboard drivers to be downloaded for specialized keys on laptop keyboards. If a laptop.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/some-of-the-fn-keys-on-my-computer-wont-work.710425/
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A:Getting the f keys to only work when i press Fn

Hi, You can change the default action as follows. Shut down the notebook.  Tap away at the esc key as you start the notebook to enter the Start-up Menu.  Select the Bios option ( f10 ), then make the change shown in the document on the following link. http://h20564.www2.hp.com/hpsc/doc/public/display?docId=emr_na-c02035108&DocLang=en&docLocale=en_US&... Regards, DP-K

http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Notebook-Software-and-How-To-Questions/Getting-the-f-keys-to-only-work-when-i-press-Fn/td-p/5612460
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A:The keys k,i,and the number 8 don't work

Hi, Have you tried a can of compressed air yet ? Just use it and blow to the area first. Regards.

http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Notebook-Hardware-and-Upgrade-Questions/The-keys-k-i-and-the-number-8-don-t-work/td-p/5795288
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A:Several keys no longer work

You will probably need a new keyboard which you should be able to fit yourself.

Found one on Ebay UK :- http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Acer-Aspi...it-/261920481461?hash=item3cfbad60b5#shpCntId
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/several-keys-no-longer-work.1152751/
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Am I missing a driver or something?

So confused.

A:FN keys doesn't work

have a look at this thread ...
good luck
Toshiba Support Forums: Satellite C660 - What driver for ...

http://www.sevenforums.com/hardware-devices/271810-fn-keys-doesnt-work.html
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A:HP Chromebook "K" "i" and "," keys will NOT WORK !

I purchased an HP Chromebook also in December and suddenly the I and K keys quit working too. Any fixes anyone? Thanks. 

http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Notebook-Hardware-and-Upgrade-Questions/HP-Chromebook-quot-K-quot-quot-i-quot-and-quot-quot-keys/td-p/4853492
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A:Solved: F1 to F12 keys work only with fn key

Look for a key labelled "F LOCK"
See this: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/894513
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/solved-f1-to-f12-keys-work-only-with-fn-key.984828/
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A:Some keys on keyboard don't work

It sounds to me like its the keyboard itself. Depending on how old the computer is; certain letters could just be wearing out which means the keyboard most likely needs replacement.

http://www.sevenforums.com/hardware-devices/335193-some-keys-keyboard-dont-work.html
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A:V5-571G - fn keys won't work (tried everything)

Hello, May be this version for Windows 10 64-bit:LaunchManagerAcerLaunch Manager8.00.811615.8 MB2015/08/20DownloadAbout the backlit function, have you tried loading the default settings in the bios setup utility.

http://community.acer.com/t5/V-and-VN-Series-Laptops/V5-571G-fn-keys-won-t-work-tried-everything/td-p/463702
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A:Help! Laptop keys stop working after laptop dissection

Also Ive noticed that all of the keys that aren't functioning are clustered in one area on the keypad.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/help-laptop-keys-stop-working-after-laptop-dissection.926139/
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A:Sometimes some keys on keyboard dont work?

The link you provide is not pointing to a keyboard.You could try cleaning the keyboard with some presured air.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/sometimes-some-keys-on-keyboard-dont-work.525040/
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A:Solved: 'F' keys on keyboard do not work

Is there a F lock key?
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/solved-f-keys-on-keyboard-do-not-work.479986/
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A:Shortcut Keys (Win 8.1) don't work after restart

these shortcut keys you listed do not work on my PC either.
Where do you set these keys?

http://www.eightforums.com/general-support/65422-shortcut-keys-win-8-1-dont-work-after-restart.html
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A:Keyboard vowels & other keys don't work

Sounds like you need to take your laptop to a professional.
 

http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/keyboard-vowels-other-keys-dont-work.89580/
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A:Windows Services and Fn keys don't work

Hi there is something here but i have never used it so you would do so at your own risk Reset All Services For Windows | SheNaNigans
it would probably be safer to do it manually one by one

http://www.techsupportforum.com/forums/f217/windows-services-and-fn-keys-dont-work-685321.html
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A:Making shortcut keys work?

It works fine here... I don't know what to say
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/making-shortcut-keys-work.463544/
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Version 39.0.2171.96Platform 6310.68.0 (Official Build) stable-channel nyan_blazeFirmware Google_Nyan_Blaze.5771.63.0I bought my father a chrome book for xmass from bestbuy and the keyboard keys 8ik, arn't working 90 percent of the time. Im looking to get this problem to work.

A:8ik, keys only work 10% of the time on my chromebook

  Hi @nathan2484 ,Thank you for visiting the HP Support Forums and Welcome. I have looked into your issue about your Chromebook and issues with keys sticking. You can power the Chromebook down by pressing the power button for 20 seconds. Then pressing it again to restart it. Here is a link to help adjust the keyboard input on your Chromebook. You could reinstall Chrome OS which takes it back to factory settings. Make sure you back up all data or it will be lost. You can contact Chromebook here. Hope this helps you. Thanks.

http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Notebook-Hardware-and-Upgrade-Questions/8ik-keys-only-work-10-of-the-time-on-my-chromebook/td-p/4865885
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I was streaming some anime then out of nowhere my computer blue screens, it restarts fine, windows runs fine but a few letters on my keyboard stopped working. Windows 7 is OS dell inspiron n5010 is my laptop. P,o,i,u,w,e,r all do not work on my keyboard there might be a couple more that i have not noticed. no i don't remember the error sorry it was too fast. I scanned using advanced system care 5. It fixed a lot of bugs among other things but i don't think it did anything to help my situation.

 

A:Bluescreen once, keys dont work.

System Care will only damage your system. It will do more damage when the system already has a problem. Use System Restore to get an undamaged registry back and remove that program.

Start > Run: sysdm.cpl
Under the Advanced tab, Startup button, uncheck the box that says to automatically restart so you can read the blue screen next time.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/bluescreen-once-keys-dont-work.1062482/
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I have a problem with the luminosity keys (F2, F3). They don't work. Same while usin Fn key.
I went in the toshiba option panel to change the function of these keys : Standard mode or holding Fn key but both solutions don't work.

https://forum.toshiba.eu/showthread.php?89900-Satellite-C50Dt-B-105-F2-F3-keys-don-t-work
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I've already tried to re-install Value Added Package but it changed nothing.

Can anyone help me?
Thanks

A:FN keys don't work on my Satellite Pro A300

>... some of my FN stop working
How to understand this?
Which FN keys are not working anymore?

https://forum.toshiba.eu/showthread.php?66671-FN-keys-don-t-work-on-my-Satellite-Pro-A300
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Hello, i have a problem with my laptop some keys doesn't work, the key "O", "P", "L". if I press 'P' it types 'op' and if it shows the wrod ';l' instead of 'l'.   sometimes it works properly,and somtime no.  I want to know if it is a hardware problem or a software problem??? or whats the solution?

http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Notebook-Hardware-and-Upgrade-Questions/some-keys-on-keyboard-not-work-properly/td-p/5702761