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Tired Keyboard


woodchip

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Can they get Tired on a Laptop as I find my HP Laptop not always putting letters in. and if I do not check it looks like bad spelling. I have to be more positive in pressing the keys

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woodchip

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Am thinking that contacts in the keyboard may be getting a bit duff like in a Remote Control

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Fruit Bat /\0/\

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Can get dirt under them.

Depends on kind of keyboard, the old membrane ones got quite bad as the contacts filmed with age

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woodchip

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think this laptop is about 4 years old With XP Home on it, its the HP 510 With Centrino 2.13GHz cpu

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Fruit Bat /\0/\

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Have a couple of laptops that are over 10 years old and still work fine

Try Cleaning it link text link text

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wee eddie

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I'm no expert but a while back I watched someone, in a small Computer Shop, lift the keyboard of a laptop, dust the underside with a paint brush and clean the membrane with a Wet Wipe, it was filthy.

I have no idea whether this is possible in the case of your lappy but it might be worth looking into.

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