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Some of the keys on my windows 8 laptop stop working


Wysteriag

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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?
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8

caperjack

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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
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    win8.1.1 enterprise
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    Hinze57
    CPU
    AMD FX 6100 6core 3.30gHz
    Motherboard
    gigibyte ga-78lmy-s2p
    Memory
    4gig ddr3
    Graphics Card(s)
    Radon hd5000 Series
    Sound Card
    onboard realtek hd
    Monitor(s) Displays
    19" viewsonic/ 22"Samsung
    Screen Resolution
    1680x1050
    Hard Drives
    128gig ssd Kingston
    80gig WD 10000 rpm spinner
    Case
    micro
    Keyboard
    microsoft curve 200
    Mouse
    Logitech wireless M215
    Internet Speed
    high speed 20
    Browser
    ie 11
    Antivirus
    windows defender
    Other Info
    updated enterprise apr 2/14

Wysteriag

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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 :p

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.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8

caperjack

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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 ,
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    win8.1.1 enterprise
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    Hinze57
    CPU
    AMD FX 6100 6core 3.30gHz
    Motherboard
    gigibyte ga-78lmy-s2p
    Memory
    4gig ddr3
    Graphics Card(s)
    Radon hd5000 Series
    Sound Card
    onboard realtek hd
    Monitor(s) Displays
    19" viewsonic/ 22"Samsung
    Screen Resolution
    1680x1050
    Hard Drives
    128gig ssd Kingston
    80gig WD 10000 rpm spinner
    Case
    micro
    Keyboard
    microsoft curve 200
    Mouse
    Logitech wireless M215
    Internet Speed
    high speed 20
    Browser
    ie 11
    Antivirus
    windows defender
    Other Info
    updated enterprise apr 2/14