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« on: April 17, 2004, 07:35:13 PM »

I own a HP pavilion notebook approx 1.5 yrs. win xp HE. just recently Only the left,right, del, insert, home, end, page up, page down key are not responding. everything is functioning perfectly normal. Ive ran an diagnosic tool which showed that the keys didnt function. Ive also reinstalled the the original software to the pc. no virus showes up on norton 2004 scan. it still dosent work. the only thing that i can recall was they stopped working after a few weeks after Ive assinged those specific keys to winamp hotkeys. Are these key permanetly damaged do i have a virus? however every once and a while,( not all the time) right after windows loads up the keys will respond for a few seconds then it goes away after windows has completely loades up.





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« Reply #1 on: April 18, 2004, 12:03:58 AM »

cammy:

You were smart to check for viruses first. While it is possible that a virus or other nasty caused your problems, from experience I doubt that is the case.

Generally, from my experience repairing notebooks, I have found that the culprit is usually dirt and hair and other human residue that has found its way into the gaps between the keyboard keys and the sensors underneath them which scan for keyboard presses. If you are a mechanical technical type, consider removing the keyboard keys (assuming they're removeable.) If you're not sure, consider talking to someone like me who has experience repairing notebooks.  Sometimes, if you get the right person at the manufacturer, they will tell you if the keys are removeable.

My personal notebook is a Thinkpad, but I've also had an HP on which I had to clean under the keys every few years. That generally did the trick.

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« Reply #2 on: April 18, 2004, 12:18:25 AM »

thank you for recommendation but I removing the keys and cleaning did not work. I keep my notebook very clean. I clean it every week with compressed air and anti static wipes.

is it possible to have a existing virus even when reinstalling my hp software?
could it be a bios/dos problem?
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