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Some of the keys on my windows 8 laptop stop working

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    Some of the keys on my windows 8 laptop stop working


    I have had this windows 8 laptop for half a year now. I didn't have any problems with it until AFTER the 30 day warranty expired. My issue is the right parenthesis key, the underscore key, and the question mark key stop working every now and then and it is getting more and more frequent. I haven't done anything to this laptop at all, It hasn't been dropped, hit, spilled upon or anything. Is there any way I can fix this issue without spending a ridiculous sum of money to get it taken apart?

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    Any help would be much appreciated. :]
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    win8.1.1 enterprise


    hi, i have to ask ,i just have to ,what laptop maker only offers a 30day warrant,
    did you just to make sure there is no dirt or other objects under the keys
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    Quote Originally Posted by caperjack View Post
    hi, i have to ask ,i just have to ,what laptop maker only offers a 30day warrant,
    did you just to make sure there is no dirt or other objects under the keys




    Apparently Acer

    Yes I have checked under the keys for any dirt or foreign objects that would mess with my keys but they are clean. I'm worried that I just have crappy luck and got stuck with a laptop with some malfunctions or whatnot. I have tried blowing inside the keys (the good ol nintendo 64 technique) but nothing. As you can see my parentheses key works at the moment but I assure you it will stop working at least 10 more times before the day is done.
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    win8.1.1 enterprise


    where I live ,acer laptops have a 1year warranty .

    have you tried hooking a regular computer usb keyboard to the laptop and use it for awhile to see if it has issues ,it could be that you have a problem with the keyboards ribbon wire connection[under the keyboard ] to the laptops motherboard ,
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