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    messed up keyboard.

    Hi everyone,
    I have a school issue laptop (Dell Latitude E6400), and am experiencing some technical difficulties. the in-built keyboard has been malfunctioning, and the t, y, left shift, backspace and tab keys only intermittently work. I've experienced his problem before, and the IT guys at school replaced the keyboard and re-imaged the laptop, yet it is happening again, with the exact same keys, and I'm sick of having to use the on-screen keyboard. What could be causing this, and how could it be fixed?

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    Re: messed up keyboard.

    You're typing 'Titty' too often?

    Sounds like the computer is just a bit knackered - most of those keys are fairly high usage or where keyboard flex is highest. Or could be they didn't actually replace the keyboard, just cleaned it out a bit

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    Re: messed up keyboard.

    hahaha, very funny...

    you're right, It probably is just the pc that is causing the problem - it is a pretty terrible rig, and has been slow for ages. Thanks for the help, I appreciate it.

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    Re: messed up keyboard.

    You should be able to pick up a replacement keyboard for the laptop for about 15 quid on eBay.

    Replacing it is pretty easy as its just a few screws under the bezel and your sorted.

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