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Dell laptop with keys that don't work

By bamaslp
Mar 12, 2010
  1. I have a Dell laptop at work, I'll have to look up the specific model, that runs on vista home premium. Yesterday, the "i", "j", "k", "m", and space bar stopped working. Any thoughts on what may be wrong or how to fix it??
    Thanks!
     
  2. Matthew

    Matthew TechSpot Staff Posts: 6,087   +84 Staff Member

    Assuming the keyboard itself is busted, it's probably an easy fix. New laptop keyboards run around $20 on eBay and are simple to swap out. Find a service manual for your model and it should have all the directions you need.
     
  3. mak50

    mak50 TS Rookie

    hi,
    i think its just problem in function[Fn] keys.
    are you check it using press Fn+num lock key.?
    try it:)
     
  4. ctriana921

    ctriana921 TS Rookie

    My brother got a dell netbook and for some reason all of the homerow keys were broken..
     
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