Dead keys on Toshiba lap top

  grainish 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 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 21 Apr 11

Toshiba laptop...hmm. Buy another make.

  dororof 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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