Losing keys, losing my mind

By jwazevedo
Feb 2, 2016
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  1. I have a six-year-old Samsung N150 (Win 7) that I dearly love and don't want to toss. Last week the Enter key stopped working. I used KeyTweak to remap another key to be Enter. Later I tried deleting the keyboard driver and rebooting, and then the key started working fine, and I thought that was the end of it. Today, the Enter key has stopped working again. Plus, the Delete key is dead, as is the Down Arrow and the Page Up. I tried the old "deleting the driver and rebooting" trick, but that didn't work.

    Thought the thread prefix says Hardware, I really can't say it's hardware related. It could just as easily be software or drivers, I suppose.

    Any thoughts on troubleshooting this?

  2. Cycloid Torus

    Cycloid Torus TS Evangelist Posts: 1,657   +309

  3. Cycloid Torus

    Cycloid Torus TS Evangelist Posts: 1,657   +309

    You might also see if YouTube has tutorial on "cleaning keys" etc, etc
  4. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

    You may be able to have the entire keyboard replaced fairly cheaply
  5. jwazevedo

    jwazevedo TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 49

    Thanks for the replies.

    UPDATE I plugged in a wireless keyboard, and it worked fine. So, this pretty much indicates a hardware issue, right?

    I'll try the cleaning option next.


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