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Old 09-23-2014, 12:53 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Down and right arrow keys do not work software, or hardware?

I have a strange issue with my keyboard at the moment, the down and right arrow keys do not work. This is on a simplified keyboard with no independent number pad.

Normally I would chalk this up to a malfunctioning keyboard and move on. But I think it might be a simple configuration or software issue. I say this because the problem started yesterday, and late in the day it went away. I happened to be pressing shift plus the right arrow key when it went away, not sure if that reconfigured the key layout or if it truly solved the problem, instead of the problem fixing itself on its own roughly at the same time of the keypress.

But now the issue is present again and unplugging and re-plugging in the keyboard doesn't seem to fix it.

if anybody knows what the cause of this is I would appreciate it, thanks.

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Old 09-23-2014, 02:24 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Default Re: Down and right arrow keys do not work software, or hardware?

Assuming this is a desktop keyboard since you mentioned unplugging it.

If it's a USB keyboard, try plugging into a different set of USB ports. If it still does it, then plug it into a different computer completely and test it out. If it still does it even on another system...issue is with the keyboard itself.
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