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So as the subject heading says, two keys on my laptop keyboard intermittently stop working. It's the zero and nine keys. Just started about 2 days ago...no dust underneath, no liquids spilled, keys aren't loose. The girl I got the laptop from had replaced the keyboard just a few months before she gave it to me last March/April, so its not even quite a year old yet. It's driving me nuts when they stop working. Any ideas what the issue could be?

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open up the laptop case and reseat the keyboard. if the former owner replaced the keyboard recently she may not have plugged it in tight enough

 

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Hey sorry it took me so long to get back to you guys...

 

It's a Gateway MX6445.

 

It seems to be seated pretty well. I mean, I've had it since last April and this is the first time the keys have gone funky.

 

And yes, it's the keys on top of the keyboard. I wish I had the separate numerica pad. <_<

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Since the 0 and 9 are next to each other it's highly possible there's a faulty track on the circuit board rather than dirt or dust under the keys.

 

You have a few options to choose from:

 

-external wired or wireless keyboard

-replace the keyboard

-simulate the pressing 0 and 9 by software remapping of other keys - http://www.autohotkey.com/

 

If you need help with Autohotkey I could create a simple macro script for your keyboard layout :)

 

Richard S.

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Hmm... I think I'll just buy one of the external numerical pads. That's probably the easiest. lol

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