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21-06-2009, 06:59 PM
Hi team I have a laptop where only some the keys arent working. It is pretty hit and miss sometimes the keys work sometimes not having to type this using the onscreen keyboard. keys not working are h, i, o, space bar and others, but as I said, sometines they work ans sometimes not -is this some malware or other? Any help would be help. Cheers Al

21-06-2009, 07:04 PM
Sometimes bits of "stuff" can get under the key and stop them going right down.
You should be able to removes the keys by simply flicking them up. Refit by pressing into place once you have cleared anything from underneath.

21-06-2009, 07:32 PM
Easiest way to test whether this is a software problem is booting to a linux live CD or BART PE or similar boot CD and see if problem persists.

Otherwise there may just be stuff stuck under the keys as ColPol said.


21-06-2009, 07:41 PM
Thanks, keyboard working fine at the moment, but will flick out the keys if it plays up again.

21-06-2009, 08:16 PM
Try using some compressed air as it will blow out any bits of grit and dust that might be lodged under the keys.