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Acer Aspire 5740G keyboard confusion

By adammac ยท 4 replies
Mar 27, 2010
  1. On my new 5740G laptop, when I press either the `/~ key or the '/" key, the first time nothing happens, then the second time a pair of the characters appear. Dont know if I have mistakenly activated something or not, any ideas would be much appreciated, many thanks, Mac
  2. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,243   +234

    Are these the only keys affected?
  3. adammac

    adammac TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Hi, thanks for your reply

    Yes, these seem to be the only two keys affected
  4. mraja99

    mraja99 TS Rookie

    My Acer 5740G purchased from Croma Mumbai also developed a keyboard problem within 3 months of purchase. Caps Lock, Num Lock , and some alphabet keys like q,a,p,o,1 and numeric keys 1, 0 and function keys Tab and Ctrl stopped functioning. I tried leaning the key board with a mini vaccum cleaner ( hand held type running on AA batteries) . Nothing worked. I took it to the Acer Service Centre In Vashi . They said the keyboard required replacement and I said OK. After a few days I get a call from them that the key board is not available. I am now stuck with an ACER 5740 G for which I paid Rs 47,840/- .

    People should stop buying Acer Laptops as I am now going thru a nightmare. Fortunately I do have 2 more laptops. I hope Acer does something to improve their products / service / parts availability.
  5. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,243   +234

    This Acer keyboard is available on Ebay for around $20... I know you are not in the USA, but just know you are not stuck with a bad keyboard. They are easy to replace
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