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Jim__ Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-25-11 09:49 AM
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16. You might try asking at DU's ...
Edited on Sun Sep-25-11 09:49 AM by Jim__
Computer Help and Support Group. Your question will probably remain visible for a longer time.

I have a Dell Inspiron 17 laptop. I have numeric keys above my alphabetic keys and also have numeric keys all the way on the right side of my keyboard. Outside of that, the fact that the keys that don't work are all in one contiguous location makes me agree with what the others have said - it sounds like something local on the keyboard - hopefully just dust or something.

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  -DU IT experts - HELP malaise  Sep-25-11 09:12 AM   #0 
  - I am no expert, but are there crumbs under the keyboard? nt  MADem   Sep-25-11 09:14 AM   #1 
  - I'm a regular cleaner - I use the blow out and Qtips often  malaise   Sep-25-11 09:19 AM   #3 
     - That is the sexiest post I've ever read.  Bucky   Sep-25-11 09:57 AM   #21 
        - ROFL  malaise   Sep-25-11 10:07 AM   #25 
  - use a hair dryer ,,on cool ...turn laptop upside down...blow air sideways ..  BlueJazz   Sep-25-11 09:19 AM   #2 
  - if your first goal is to get logged in, borrow a keyboard.  MH1   Sep-25-11 09:22 AM   #4 
  - Do you have an altenate no.s key pad? Look at front edge of keys  HereSince1628   Sep-25-11 09:23 AM   #5 
  - This is Greek to me  malaise   Sep-25-11 09:31 AM   #10 
  - USB keyboard  barbtries   Sep-25-11 09:25 AM   #6 
  - make sure the number lock is on also  barbtries   Sep-25-11 09:26 AM   #7 
  - numbers lock  malaise   Sep-25-11 09:29 AM   #8 
     - Top left key on numeral pad  pinboy3niner   Sep-25-11 09:31 AM   #9 
        - No numeral pad on this Dell Inspiron n/t  malaise   Sep-25-11 09:36 AM   #12 
           - There's a num lock key to the upper right of your board, above F11  MADem   Sep-25-11 10:50 AM   #29 
              - Not on this laptop  malaise   Sep-25-11 10:57 AM   #30 
                 - Wow, that's compact! nt  MADem   Sep-25-11 11:08 AM   #34 
  - I'd suggest getting hold of an external keyboard (at least temporarily)  Bosonic   Sep-25-11 09:31 AM   #11 
  - Good idea  malaise   Sep-25-11 09:44 AM   #14 
  - Use the on-screen keyboard  Jumping John   Sep-25-11 09:43 AM   #13 
  - I swear DUers are the best  malaise   Sep-25-11 09:53 AM   #17 
  - Wow, I didn't know I had that, thanks! n/t  Faux pas   Sep-25-11 10:45 AM   #28 
     - Two of us - I love DU  malaise   Sep-25-11 11:05 AM   #33 
        - Me too!  Faux pas   Sep-26-11 02:17 PM   #36 
  - just plug in an external keyboard to login...for fix well that is more complicated...  Drew Richards   Sep-25-11 09:47 AM   #15 
  - You might try asking at DU's ...  Jim__   Sep-25-11 09:49 AM   #16 
  - Thanks all  malaise   Sep-25-11 09:54 AM   #18 
  - Does that mean it's fixed...  pinboy3niner   Sep-25-11 09:57 AM   #20 
     - Yes I following Jumping John's instructions  malaise   Sep-25-11 10:05 AM   #24 
  - Mine are above the alphabetic keys  malaise   Sep-25-11 10:10 AM   #26 
     - The numlock key should be on the very top row on the  Jazzgirl   Sep-25-11 10:40 AM   #27 
  - Probably a hardware problem  slackmaster   Sep-25-11 09:55 AM   #19 
  - How can you type "numeral keys 1-4 aren't working" if those keys aren't working?  Bucky   Sep-25-11 09:58 AM   #22 
  - From our PC  malaise   Sep-25-11 10:03 AM   #23 
  - If restarting hasn't helped, maybe you can use an on-screen keyboard  Motown_Johnny   Sep-25-11 11:03 AM   #31 
     - It worked - I am on now  malaise   Sep-25-11 11:04 AM   #32 
        - glad I could help  Motown_Johnny   Sep-25-11 02:18 PM   #35 

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