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Weird Keyboard Problem, Pls. Help.

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June 25, 2004 10:14:20 AM

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About a month ago, some keys on my Vaio PCG-F560 started
'misbehaving': all of a sudden, F2/F4/F6/F8/Home/digit 6/Delete would
stop responding. I was able to get them going (sort of) by holding the
offending key pressed until it starts responding, then all the other
'bad' keys would start working for a while. Lately, I was unable to
get them working at all. IMO, this is not a spyware problem, since an
external keyboard connected to my Vaio does not exibit this problem.

I'd like to order a replacement keyboard from Sony, but I'm not sure
if the problem is in the keybard unit itself. Oddly, I couldn't find
any diagnostic software available for my Vaio. BTW, I did take the
keyboard out & cleaned it with compressed air, but that didn't help.

Any help would be appreciated...
Anonymous
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June 25, 2004 1:26:08 PM

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Roman wrote:
> About a month ago, some keys on my Vaio PCG-F560 started
> 'misbehaving': all of a sudden, F2/F4/F6/F8/Home/digit 6/Delete would
> stop responding. I was able to get them going (sort of) by holding the
> offending key pressed until it starts responding, then all the other
> 'bad' keys would start working for a while. Lately, I was unable to
> get them working at all. IMO, this is not a spyware problem, since an
> external keyboard connected to my Vaio does not exibit this problem.
>
> I'd like to order a replacement keyboard from Sony, but I'm not sure
> if the problem is in the keybard unit itself. Oddly, I couldn't find
> any diagnostic software available for my Vaio. BTW, I did take the
> keyboard out & cleaned it with compressed air, but that didn't help.
>
> Any help would be appreciated...

IMO if the key function can be restored by pressing firmly, the keypad
electrical contacts are fouled or are breaking down. A replacement
keyboard appears in my crystal ball. Try eBay first.

Q
June 26, 2004 8:02:58 AM

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"Quaoar" <quaoar@tenthplanet.net> wrote in message news:<V6mdnd93puCP2UHdRVn_iw@comcast.com>...
>
> IMO if the key function can be restored by pressing firmly, the keypad
> electrical contacts are fouled or are breaking down. A replacement
> keyboard appears in my crystal ball. Try eBay first.
>
> Q

Well, that's the thing: how can a GROUP of keys start or stop working
at the same time? It's not so much 'pressing firmly', just holding the
key down for a while did the trick. I'm concerned that the keyboard
controller may be the problem. Since the controller is on the
motherboard, I'd hate to spend $$ on a keyboard, unless I know for
sure that the problem lies there... Thanks!
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