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Dell Inspiron 6400 keyboard issue

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Last response: in Laptop Tech Support
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?


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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.
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!