Pressing O showed French characters. This includes my physical keyboard and the on screen keyboard. I have a similar problem with the keyboard of an Inspiron 11 3147 model. Another step you can try is to check the keyboard functionality in safe mode and see if it exhibits the same behavior there as well. Paying this much for any other appliance and having such poor quality would be considered an outrage. Are the exact same keys not working for you too?? Place it in the former key's position.
I have seen this be the cause of this issue in the past Has anything been spilled on the laptop? The resistance should be about 200 ohm. Most professional repairs involve replacing the entire keyboard, so it's worth taking a few minutes to identify possible alternatives. Dell laptop keys are among the most frustrating keys to work with. A lot of the keys stop working at random times. Pressing them causes no response. A damaged membrane is much harder to fix than just a damaged key. It happened once after i upgraded to windows 10, then the problem fixed itself.
Just use a multimeter to measure the resistance between the corresponding pins while pressing on a key. Too many folks are having this issue for it not to be a design flaw. Yes, odd that it would include letter keys, but I can hardly imagine another cause. Weirder still is that ctrl+c still works for copy as well as ctrl+v. But I really wanted the update so I decided to get the update directly from the microsoft website. Keyboards are mapped on a grid pattern where each key is at the junction of a particular row and column.
Once the bar is reattached, press the key cap over it and test it. I am running Windows 7 x64. Try removing the key that isn't working and then clean the area under and around it. But here's where the problem starts. Put the keyboard or laptop down, right-side-up.
It was a pain writing this. Hi nirmit1105, Check if the keys are stuck on keyboard. Like for example I press the play button and it goes to expose, or I press the volume button and it goes to the desktop. If that doesnt work, try ctrl+windows key. I don't know if this could cause this problem, but worth looking at.
Now after I have done this, I hit the Windows key again and it suddenly fixes itself and doesn't come up after hitting the Windows key again. Any suggestions on how to fix it? Go Viral If none of the above solutions solve the problem, it's possible that your keyboard is the victim of a virus. Unfortunatly thats another problem , the recovery manager is gone , maybe because I formatted my C drive today and installed a fresh copy of windows to resolve this issue and other issues , however the recovery partition still exists. Step 2: In Device Manager finds Keyboard and then right click on Keyboard device and click Scan for hardware changes. I'm not sure if i'm in the right section but a few of my keyboard keys aren't working:c v h to be exact this took a lot of copy and pasting. Note: To use keystroke combinations such as Ctrl+Z , click the first key in this case, Ctrl and then click the second key Z. This is more of a problem for older laptops, but it's worth a shot even on a new one.
For Wireless keyboards, replacing low batteries should help fix the problem. Some keys aren't used in certain programs Some keys, such as the F1 through F12 , do not work with every application. Keys on the number pad are not working If the keys on the do not work or are behaving oddly for instance, if they are moving your cursor instead of typing a number , try pressing the key. Only thing I can imagine is that something on your system is redirecting those keys' behaviour. I tried re installing the driver. Also my brightness button does not work.
Someone has some ideas that could help me out? Compare the attachment points on the two keys. It will tell you which key to press along the bottom of the screen. If the keyboard only works when the battery is removed, you may need your battery replaced. If your laptop has a removable battery, try shutting down the laptop, removing the battery, then plugging in the power cable. These should be firmly attached to the keyboard, and to each other. Unless you're extremely comfortable working with tiny, closely-packed circuitry, I strongly recommend bringing your laptop to a professional. If an extensive section of the keyboard is stuck because of liquid damage, like spilled cup of soda or coffee, your best recourse may be to have the keyboard assembly replaced.
Thanks in advance, Logan77 hello brother for me it worked. There is a broken trace inside the keyboard connected to pin 16 on the keyboard connector. I'll try a different restore point and see if that fixes it. Click on it, and head down to your list of languages. After my laptop has been on for a few minutes, they seem to work fine but they still randomly stop working for a few seconds at a time. Can't get there from here. Under I'd like to identify any problems, click on Run Computer Checkup.
If that doesn't help either go back to a previous restore point or, if needed, re-install Windows. If they fall out, you can slot them back in with a pair of tweezers. If not, check your laptop manufacturer's site for instructions on disassembling your laptop so you can reconnect that ribbon cable. Checks performed Checked typing in different programs, safe mode, using Ubuntu as Operating system. If it ever happen again you wont have to reboot your cpu.