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    Default Has anyone come across this prob before??

    I've got an HP notebook here with Win7 on it. Everything works, but the keys asdf, jkl; and the enter key work when they feel like it.

    Everytime I turn it on, these keys dont work straight away. But (maybe) after 20-25 mins they do? I've checked to see if there's anything under these keys. There's nothing

    Any ideas on what I can check / do to see what's causing this?

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    Default Re: Has anyone come across this prob before??

    Does a USB keyboard have the same issue?
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    Default Re: Has anyone come across this prob before??

    I'll try that in a sec. Just booting into safe mode to see if they work in there. OK they dont work in safe mode either. Wireless adapter / keyboard / mouse work fine
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    Default Re: Has anyone come across this prob before??

    I've seen a sort of similar problem as this on old Acer Aspire/Travelmate 3000 series notebooks, it was to do with the ACPI power manager/battery lever checker thing. Seemed to be a hardware issue as whenever I came across it, a reinstall didn't fix the problem, but disabling the ACPI thing in the device manager did.

    But I don't think that's whats happening here.

    You've re-seated the ribbon cable, and reset/updated the BIOS?
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    Default Re: Has anyone come across this prob before??

    What ribbon cable?? The BIOS has been updated. The latest BIOS is on it atm. I cant change anything in the BIOS, because enter doesnt work in here either lol.

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    Default Re: Has anyone come across this prob before??

    Connected a USB keyboard/mouse. So I could get into the BIOS. Set it to its defaults / reconfigured it. Saved settings. And nope, no change

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    Default Re: Has anyone come across this prob before??

    Had the same problem with my old laptop and it was a Compaq. Certain keys didn't work at times. But didn't last as long as you have described. A few minutes at most it lasted.

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    Default Re: Has anyone come across this prob before??

    It's not "sticky keys"?
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    Default Re: Has anyone come across this prob before??

    If you mean is sticky keys on?? No its off

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    Default Re: Has anyone come across this prob before??

    Had a toshiba Lappie a few months back, some of the keys worked when they wanted, some not at all -- replaced the keyboard - all OK.

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