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landyacht318

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Posted: 01/13/18 06:35pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

A few weeks back several keys on my Dell laptop quit working, the C and the enter key being two of them.

The C key compromised part of my password on startup. I did the compressed air thing, and sprayed some d5 under the keys. There was no change.

Strangely it started working properly again not long after.
I got a bluetooth keyboard just incase/ when it happens again.

My password no longer comprises any of the keys which went out.

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Posted: 01/14/18 07:49am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

ksg5000 wrote:

Individual keys on PC's are removable - that includes the space bar. If the same is true on laptops then I would remove that spacebar and clean out all the accumulated junk.
Yeah, we thought that too but not all keyboards have removable keys. My wife found out the hard way when she attempted to clean the keyboard for our all-in-one. Come to find out, the keys are removable once, because they can't be replaced after removing. Oops. [emoticon]


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Posted: 01/14/18 09:24am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Perhaps the incandescent bulb built into the keyboard to warm the switches to operational temperature has burn out?

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Posted: 01/14/18 09:57am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Mex,

Sometimes "more" is not "better". 175 psi is....too much of a good thing.

Does the blankety blank space bar work now?


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Posted: 01/14/18 10:12am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Howdy,
I didn't think.....
(accusation)

...to ask how much air pressure they had.

The laptop went back to Eduardo, working OK. He reported it played netflix movies and did email and Whatsapp fine.

I will continue to use canned air at the work bench for soldering projects knowing it is useless for just about anything else...Upside down the freezing liquid is great for checking transistors and IC's

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Posted: 01/14/18 11:36am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I have replaced the KB on laptops several times. I have put new keys on before as well. You could also plug in a USB KB and it will over-ride the built in KB too.

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Posted: 01/14/18 11:44am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Recommendations for a nice wireless keyboard with comfortable mouseless pad and buttons? Size is unimportant. The bigger the better.

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