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Help, my laptop has thrown a wobbly at home, some of the keys have stopped working so I cant do anything with the thing. I think I may have spilt some 6X bitter of it last night so I took the buttons out, cleaned them and put back but they still dont work. Is there a way of reseting the keyboard on a laptop? it also messed about doing some funny things last night, I actually think I may just have a serious virus, done scan disk etc but my skills end there.

Any computer wizkids out there got any thoughts?

Cant reply tonight but can log on and view the forum, any help appre.

Cheers

ps. I am still at work so using a different PC right now.
 

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Dirk,

1 Have you got Norton Anti-virus?
2 Have you been visiting the sex sites again?
3 Have you done msconfig?
4 Have you done defrag?
5 Have you wiped your Temp-internet files?
6 What is your hard-drive capacity?
7 Did you spill beer on it?
8 Does the "any key" still work?
9 I think you have fKT it up!

Not much help, am I?

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Dirk I think you will have to buy a new one.
Was it doing the funny things which you said after you spilt the beer on it, if so I think you will have no other alternative than to buy a new one.

-Elliot
 

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If it is one of the better known brands you will be able to buy a keyboard membrane for it(Dell, Compaq, IBM etc)...

if its not the keyboard it sounds like you have either got a virus or installed something and corrupted the registry...

Its hard to give any more help without knowing and seeing what it is exactly doing...

Sent it to me and i will see if i can sort it...:D
 

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no, send it to me
if i fix it i wont bother you with sending it back either !

now this is where spending the huge amouts of money dixons charge on coverplan COULD have come in handy!
 

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i need help with my laptop too....it keeps booting me off here saying website not responding.....i need to get someone around to fix it!!!
 

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tigs
might be the idel disconnet
try -going to
desktop,my net work places, dial up networking,then youl have a couple of items with 2 computers and a phone in the pic ,rightclick one
go to propertys then dialing
at the bottom the should be a couple of tick boxes
eg ...disconnect when connection maynot be needed
........enable idle disconnect
try these first!
do this on all thee items in the folder dial up networking unless you know witch ones your connection thingy!
 

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Dirk,

Don't worry too much...

Chances are whatever your laptop it can be fixed. It's likely it will need a new keyboard or controller, but dependant on make/model etc it's likely to cost £50-200 to fix, so unless you wanted rid anyway its probably worth fixing. Best off taking it to a specialist in laptop repairs that does the repairs onsite rather than sending it back to IBM etc.

Mail me if you want any more advise on this. Going back some years I used to run such a place!

Jon
 

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Here is a better one for you matey... (Dirk)

Make sure it is covered on your household insurance and chuck it down the stairs... Happy new laptop and no repair charge...:D Oh and a beer for me for suggesting it!!!!;)
 

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AD (Accidental Damage) cover is what you need to see on your household policy schedule!.....think I have that!!!
 

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thanks

for all the advice, especially Eyeballs, great help winkle.

Not sure what to do now, cant take it to PC world or I will get locked up for the amount of porn that it holds and aint clever enough to fix it so down the stairs it is then.

Thanks Chucky Egg.

Dirk:smokin:
 

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Seen as u and ure bra are the don's of Sheppey y not just get one of the boys to kidnapp a computer whizz to fix it:D

Luke
 

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Dirk, you dont have to throw it down the stairs, just tell them that you spilt beer in it, back up your porn, government wipe your HD twice with Norton Utilities, then there you go.... It works on your house insurance cause i've just had a new screen for 50 quid.......

They never ask any questions if u got accidental damage, thats what its there 4.....:D

My guess is you've got beer into the membrane, and it's gone a bit sticky, have you tried cleaning with acetone??? Use the wifes/girls nailvarnish remover, should get ALL the Sugar residue off, then check any plugs that run near the keys, they might have kank in them too.....shame a standard keyboards a piece of p-ss to clean...

Laptops are a bit of a bugger to fix.....:mad:


PS (edit) DO NOT TAKE IT TO PC WORLD!!!! They are sh-t in abig way mate, youre insurance company will probably suggest them BUT TELL THEM NO, they will have alternative repairers, trust me use them. I KNOW PC WORLD VERY WELL:mad:
 

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how com you know pc world so well!
did u work for them




by the way dixons is pc world , the link , currys so stay clear of em all!
 

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No not work for them.....

I buy a lot of IT Gear, and stupidly used to be a regular customer, cause they used to give me a good discount.....AT FIRST ANYWAY.
The people who work there are dumb ass thick regarding IT, and really dont know there elbows from there a$$holes.

NOW at this point you may be thinking'what does a dumb greenkeeper know about IT???'

Could easily work in the IT field, just find most of the folk round here ' The IT Bods' just as thick about computers as the PC world Staff, So I thought sod this, I'll go get a stress free job and stuff ya!!!! So I Did......

Still build some systems on the sly, and do the odd Job for people, just to keep my hand in....;) at the things I do best;)

Si

PS There you go breif history of my life, I can get carried away sometimes GU5I!!!
 

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Dirk,
The nephew is at Uni and has a brand new Dell 2GHz laptop.
Six months ago someone accidentally spilled beer on it in his room and the keyboard stopped working.
Nephew went apeshit.

Nephew dismantled laptop then put back together still no joy.....
a few days later it all started to work again...ok ever since.

You can hope!!
 
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