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Dell Inspiron 6400 keyboard issue

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May 31, 2010 10:01:19 AM

The ctrl key on both sides, first noticed when I started to have intermittent problems with shortcuts like ctrl+c, ctrl+x... doesn't always register and it doesn't help if I press the ctrl key harder because its purely luck to do anything that is associated with the ctrl key...Is this an indication that my hardware is dying?

Thanks.
June 1, 2010 2:18:40 PM

I used to sell second hand laptops and a common problem was the keyboard connector being loose. Try taking the keyboard out and disconnecting then reconnecting it.
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June 1, 2010 2:38:52 PM

I would second Simon12 on this. Although I would lean more towards the keyboard just being old and you might require a replacement. After all the Inspiron 6400 is a rather old model now, but a decent one at that.

Luckily enough the Inspiron 6400 is a great laptop for taking apart so it should be an easy task. Keyboards won't cost too much to replace either.

Good luck!
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