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    halp! keyboard!

    my laptop keyboard isnt working (its a dell inspiron e1405, running win xp). ive tried restarting, reset driver, etc. help! i dont wanna click onscreen keyboard forever!!
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    Dude! You got Delled!
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    I bought a Dell laptop last August. Windows crashed 3 times in a week and the touchpad never worked correctly. It went back and I drove to the Apple store and got the Mac I really wanted and haven't looked back since.

    Switching from a PC to a Mac is something like switching from shorts to bibs. Once you try them you never go back.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RonH View Post
    Switching from a PC to a Mac is something like switching from shorts to bibs. Once you try them you never go back.
    I must admit...I do see the similarities...

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    Quote Originally Posted by RonH View Post
    Switching from a [Windows] PC to a Mac is something like switching from shorts to bibs. Once you try them you never go back.
    I certainly didn't go back to shorts from bibs, but I did find that going commando was even more comfortable than bibs.





    neko: It sounds like the internal keyboard cable might have worked itself loose. Until you can get it fixed, you could at least hook up an external USB keyboard.

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    Quote Originally Posted by x136 View Post
    I certainly didn't go back to shorts from bibs, but I did find that going commando was even more comfortable than bibs.





    neko: It sounds like the internal keyboard cable might have worked itself loose. Until you can get it fixed, you could at least hook up an external USB keyboard.
    +1

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    Mash the Caps lock button. Does the light turn on or off?

    If it doesn't, its a hardware issue, and either call Dell to have the cable reseated or if you are out of warranty, follow the directions here:

    http://support.dell.com/support/edoc....htm#wp1111863

    If the Caps lock key does light up and turn off when you hit it, it may be one of multiple problems. I'd consider booting a Knoppix CD to check if the keyboard works with that.

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    i think a key is stuck somwhere. when i reset computer the keys work for a while then it goes kaput. oh well, shall open it up to check later.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AEO View Post
    you should learn to embrace change, and mock it's failings every step of the way :p

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