Friday, January 19, 2007

Damn Laptop

My laptop is taking its overuse out on me. The keyboard is failing one letter at a time.

I got another facial after work today (I love that girl) and then came home to a dying laptop. Letters 'K,' 'H' and 'N' work intermittently, and sometimes one key will bring up an entirely different letter. The mouse pad works on and off too.

Grrrrr... I drowned my sorrows at Lagers watching Wes and Drew with CJ, Keith and Jamie, but I'm still unhappy about the laptop. I guess it's a good thing I just cleaned up my desktop, huh?


Blogger Malnurtured Snay said...

I dragged my laptop to class every day last semester and I only lost one key, and that was with my laptop being battered by big expensive texts in my bookbag, too.

January 19, 2007 9:11 AM  
Blogger Marie said... this the same laptop where you used to touch the screen??? i wonder why ;p

January 19, 2007 9:28 AM  
Blogger Summer said...

I spilled tea on my laptop last month and lost 4 keys, but I got a new keyboard for $57, including install at the Apple store. Totally worth it. I think you have a pc though, right?

January 19, 2007 10:55 AM  
Blogger danielle said...

That sounds frustrating. Have you had your laptop awhile?

In buying my first laptop, I never thought about the keyboard going out, and how you can't just plug in a new one like with a desktop.

January 19, 2007 12:50 PM  
Anonymous JJT said...

I have a few questions:
- What kind of laptop is this?
- Has there been any spills on said laptop?

I had a user that was experiencing a similar problem on their laptop, and I had them completely remove their keyboard/input devices from Device Manager and let Windows reinstall them upon reboot.

One way to see if the problem is software or hardware would be to grab some type of LiveCD (Linux does this, but there is something called WinPE that does the same thing). If you are able to use your keyboard with no problem whatsoever, then it's possible that the problem is purely driver related. Obviously, if the same problem continues while booting from the LiveCD, the problem is most certainly hardware

Sounds complicated, but it is much easier than it sounds. I have a few LiveCDs and WinPE hanging around if you would like to borrow them.

January 19, 2007 5:01 PM  

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