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How can I get my Dell desktop computer keyboard to type again?

I can't get my Dell desktop computer keyboard to press right at all. How can I fix this error? Cleaning it does not help.

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Time to replace the key board someone has spilled stuff on it and now it is time to replace it. even tho so one would admit it. yup have to replace the keyboard

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SOURCE: compaq laptop keyboard mulfunction

try having your laptop checked by a competent technician... there might be an obstruction in your keyboard (like dust) which causes the key to stuck and have it cleaned

Posted on Aug 09, 2008

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SOURCE: my hp KB-0630 Keyboard is

hi there
it sounds like your keyboard is set to a foreign language. if you look at the blue bar at the bottom of your screen on the right you will see a < symbol next to which (to the left) should be 2 letters, this should be EN if not double click the 2 letters then select english u.k. and then delete any other languages. restart your pc.
hope this helps

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Posted on Oct 07, 2008

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SOURCE: My keyboard is glitchy.

If you don't want to buy a new keyboard, you can open your keyboard and leave it to dry for a couple of days. There's still some moisture in the keyboard that's why this is happening. As soon as all moisture has been removed from the keyboard, it should work fine. But there's no guarantee since the board might have short circuited already.

Posted on Jun 17, 2009

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SOURCE: dell inspirion keyboard 1420 replaced new but not working

Not trying to insult your intelligence but are you sure you plugged the keyboard cable all the way and even into the slot and locked it in place. I have had issues where the contacts were not all the way seated in the slot and not fully locked in and the computer knew the keyboard but I had lost partial function. Below is the Dell diagnostics manual for running start up test on your laptop. If your installation is the original it should have a diagnostics partition on it. These steps will show you how to access and run. Just copy and paste the below in your internet browser address bar, hit enter, you can also print it to follow along when the laptop powers down. Good luck,, ParrotHead PC Repair

http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/ins1420/en/OM/trouble.htm#wp1061039

Posted on Sep 05, 2009

aviral_srms

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SOURCE: dell keyboard problem

Its not the OS; its the touchpad.

You have to disable the touchpad and start using a regular mouse. When you're typing on a laptop even your hand hovering near the touchpad causes this stuff.

You can disable it in control panel. The minute u did this it will get stopped.
i am sure that this is going into your mind why did it not happen previously.
for your knowledge i should tell u that this generally happens with vista sometimes and is a common problem.
XP has an auto disable in the BIOS for this.

Regards
Please vote if you are satisfied.

Posted on Apr 01, 2010

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