Left side of keyboard not working at all
Posted on 2001-09-02
I've used my laptop successfully for months and months now however it has started acting quite strangely.
The other day the key "1" would only work when holding down shift then releasing it. After that it wouldn't work at all. Then the whole group of keys on the left "Tab, q,a,z,ctrl,\,shift" of the keyboard stopped working too.
Then today my mouse clicks are not doing anything. Left click or right click do nothing.
I've downloaded InnoculateIT as it seemed to be a bit virus like. It found 2 viruses (I haven't scanned for months and months aswell) but didn't solve the problem.
I have a kid brother who eats chocolate and drinks coke whilst playin gon the laptop so i've got a suspicion that he may have dropped some liquid on it and borke it but he denies it. Also, to back up his claim, the backspace key is also not working, far away from the other "troubled" keys.
I have restarted umpteen times, hit the keyboard with my fist firmly but nothing is happening.
What can I do?
TIA (sorry to have rambled on so much)