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Re: [SLE] Dell Inspiron Keyboard
  • From: "Per Kustemo" <per.kustemo@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 16 Apr 2006 13:59:21 +0200
  • Message-id: <fb4a97fc0604160459t4497d081ma163a964c8655514@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Have the same problem with mine, only some of the signs in alt gr works like
the @ works and pipe not.

On 4/16/06, James Knott <james.knott@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>
> Kevanf1 wrote:
> > On 16/04/06, James Knott <james.knott@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> >> James David Jacobs wrote:
> >>> I have a Dell Inspiron 2100 Laptop. A number of keys do not work,
> >>> either in a terminal or in KDE. For example, neither Alt key nor the
> >>> right arrow work. None of these keys generate scan codes in Showkey.
> >>>
> >>> Any idea how to get these keys to work?
> >> It sounds like you may have a hardware failure. Can you plug in a
> >> regular keyboard, to see if those keys work?
> >>
> >>
> > Or, try the keyboard on another PC? Just in case it is the keyboard
> > that is at fault. It may just need cleaning which is 'usually' an
> > easy enough job with some cotton buds and some ethyl alcohol.
>
> Since the keyboard is part of a laptop, it's a bit hard to move it to
> another computer. ;-)
>
> Also, given that more than one key is bad, it's unlikely caused by dirt,
> unless something was spilled on it. Keyboards are built on a matrix,
> with each key at an intersection of a row and column. Often one row or
> column will fail, causing all the keys along it to stop working. When
> that happens, the repair generally involves replacing the keyboard.
>
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