Dead keys on Toshiba lap top

  grainish 21:00 PM 21 Apr 11
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The following keys have stoped working on my A100-027 laptop running Vista

2,a, caps lock, shift (left hand only), z , Ctrl (left hand only), Fn ,

Its a computer I take on site with me as its got lots of PDF files of boiler manuals on it.

My question is, is this just a keyboard fault that I could solve by using a cheap USB keyboard or would there be more to it?.

Thanks for your help

David.

  lucky1 22:14 PM 21 Apr 11

As you use the laptop for work maybe some dirt has got wedged down between the keys? I would try gently turning the machine upside down and giving it a very gentle tap to see if anything dislodges. You could also try one of these PC keyboard vacuums {usually battery operated) in between the keys to see if that solves the problem. They are quite cheap.

  rdave13 23:15 PM 21 Apr 11

Toshiba laptop...hmm. Buy another make.

  dororof 05:06 AM 22 Apr 11

You could back up your files to an portable for safety' s sake.?

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bought this recently,works fine.

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