Are laptop keyboards really as easy to replace as the do-it-yourself articles make it sound? [more inside]
posted by amyms
on Mar 8, 2011 -
The PageUp and PageDown keys on my Dell Inspiron 6000 laptop have started acting weird. Sometimes they act correctly (rarely), sometimes they take me directly to the top or the bottom of the current page (now and then), and sometimes they don't work at all (often). I'm seeing this mostly in Firefox, haven't check other apps yet.
This started about a week ago, a few reboots and cold starts since it first occurred...not seeing any improvement or further degradation.
Do you know why this is happening, how I can diagnose the issue, and/or how it can be fixed?
I use those keys often and this is really hampering my use of my laptop.
posted by Exchequer
on Nov 6, 2008 -
The left control key on my keyboard has suddenly started toggling the mute on my master volume. How do I make it stop? [more inside]
posted by EarBucket
on Jul 23, 2008 -
Why does typing (in Word or in a browser) cause my Dell Inspiron 1520 to go into standby mode? This has happened a few times over the past week. It doesn’t happen every session. Mouse clicks do not cause the problem, only typing. This keyboard is part of the laptop, which is less than a year old. It is running Windows XP. Drivers are updated. I’ve reset the power options so that standby should never occur. Any ideas?
posted by Riverine
on Jul 15, 2008 -
Succour for Aged Computers Filter: I've got an old computer that is having two problems. 1) When it boots up, it always asks to go into safemode. This is an old problem. 2) when it boots up, I can use the kb to select safemode (or not) or make selections in the bios, but when XP loads up, mouse and kb aren't working! [more inside]
posted by By The Grace of God
on Jul 19, 2007 -
How can I control iTunes when it's not in focus with the media buttons on my Dell laptop? [more inside]
posted by jroybal
on Sep 30, 2006 -
What's up with the 30 day return period on laptops? Are there any fees that I'm going to lose by going that route? [more inside]
posted by KirTakat
on Sep 7, 2005 -