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Old 10-21-2009, 03:30 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I have a laptop that the g key just stopped working suddenly. I take care of my laptop and nothing has gotten on the laptop or spilled. It worked fine several weeks ago but not it does not. All the other keys work just fine. any suggestions.

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Ugh... is it older?

Might be a bad conection, or broke connection.. If youre skilled enough, kreyboards are easily removed, and you might be able to clean it.

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How long have you had it? Would a warranty cover this?
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Wouldn't be a bad idea to try and clean out the keyboard with some compressed air and possibly try to pop off the key and reseat it. If it were a bad connection the whole keyboard, or at least one half of it, wouldn't be working; I've never seen a loose connection cause one single key.

If it comes down to it you can replace the keyboard if need be, they usually aren't too expensive nor are they particularly hard to install.
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