Dell Inspiron S and D keys acting up

By Doctor123
Jan 6, 2013
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  1. Hi
    I am experiencing keyboard issue ,if some1 can help I would appreciate it.

    I have problem with keys "S" and "D" ,as you see they are not completely dead,at least so far till I toss the whole thing out of the window while I am writing this lol

    Sometime they get unresponsive a bit, D works fine but S doesn't,than the D bugs, but S works,than they work ok for a minute,but that does not last long

    I test them in notepad holding them down,and when I release them they continue to write a bit,tho they ain't stuck,I even removed them to check for dirt ,but its all fine looking

    No dirt,and so random,that I figure its not physical issue
    I kinda use that buttons a lot for games

    Also this problem came up after I was installing some programs - Rainmeter and some skins for it , Avast Antivirus
    No idea if it has to do with them ,but I uninstalled them anyway...I also uninstalled keyboard driver from device manager ,allowing windows to install new ones after reboot......Did not help :(
  2. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 20,732   +156

    You may have to remove the keyboard and re-seat the connector into the motherboard connector
  3. Doctor123

    Doctor123 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    By re-seat ,you mean remove the keyboard,pull the cable out of motherboard,and just place it back?
    By the way,I've been watching some removing keyboard videos...is it needed to remove the screws behind the battery or not? I am using dell inspiron 1750
  4. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 20,732   +156

    Yes, some laptops have a few screws to remove to release the keyboard. You may be able to get the service manual from the Dell support site. It will show you how to remove the keyboard
  5. Doctor123

    Doctor123 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    Hey , well I have done what you said, was bit tricky cuz the outer plastic has to click correctly etc
    But it didnt help :( till having the same issue with same two buttons,no idea what to try next
  6. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 20,732   +156

    You may have to replace the keyboard


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