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Key Not Working Consistently on Laptop Keyboard

Key Not Working Consistently on Laptop Keyboard

I have a problem where the 'd' key on my laptop does not work consistently. I used my laptop to play World of Warcraft for a couple of years and apparently, I turned to the right a lot when playing. Now when I type, the 'd' key doesn't work until I stop and hit it two or three times. I'd like to fix the problem. Any ideas where to start?

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Guest [Entry]

"Well, you have a couple options availible to you here.

First you could try (carefully!) prying your d key off of the keyboard. Scissor switch style keys are held in place with simple plastic clips. With a careful use of force, you should be able to pop it off and get a look underneath and see if anything is askew. Putting it back in place shouldn't be too difficult either once you see how they are held in place.

Secondly, you could call up your laptop manufacturer and get a quote on a new keyboard + labor cost to replace it. When I worked at a big box computer retailer 4 years back most laptop keyboards could be replaced for 40-60 dollars CDN. Also note that if you send it away for a keyboard replacement, they will probably format your harddrive. (HP's policy last time I delt with them)."
Guest [Entry]

When I bought my current tablet convertible, I had problems with one of the keys falling off, or being pressed but not actually registering. Even though I knew it was going to be tricky to get put the key together correctly once again, it's definately something you should try first. This site was very helpful to me on taking out and placing the key again. Yes you have to be careful and have a lot of patience, but that key hasn't given me any problems since.
Guest [Entry]

"The best things you can try are:

Don't press the keys too hard.
Take the key out and then clean it. With the help of an ear bud try to make the interior portion move to & fro.
Replace the key and then make a covering of lamination over it."
Guest [Entry]

I think you best look for a replacement for the keyboard. I would start with ebay.