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Both my enter buttons dont work on my laptop

by hamthu / February 26, 2015 4:41 PM PST

Hey both my enter buttons have stopped working, the problem is that i have only used one of them.

Ive tried reintsalling the drives for the keyboard, reinstalling windows 7 aswell

None of these helped. I am completely lost becasue i am 1 hundred procent sure that i havent spilt any soda liquid on it.

Greetings person whose quite desperate atm

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Re: keyboard
by Kees_B Forum moderator / February 26, 2015 4:56 PM PST

If it doesn't work with a new install of Windows 7, you can try 3 things before replacing the keyboard:
1. See if it works in the command prompt when you boot from your Windows 7 DVD and choose Command prompt in the System Recovery Options
2. See if it works in Terminal after you boot from a Linux Live disk
3. See if they work when you connect an external keyboard.

Kees

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Answer
by hamthu / February 26, 2015 5:16 PM PST
In reply to: Re: keyboard

Can you explain in a bit more detail what the command prompt is? And i dont have a windows 7 DVD..

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Re: command prompt and no dvd
by Kees_B Forum moderator / February 26, 2015 6:26 PM PST
In reply to: Answer

So #1 is not applicable. Then read it as:

1. See if it works in the BIOS setup
2. See if it works in Terminal after you boot from a Linux Live disk (free and easy to make, if you do have a DVD burner)
3. See if they work when you connect an external keyboard.

Your choice to determine the sequence you prefer. If the keyboard is OK, enter should work in all three, so doing only one of the three is enough to find out if the keyboard is defective.

Kees

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