A friend's 6 month old Dell Inspiron 1545 has developed what appears to be a keyboard problem.
When booting , after the BIOS flash screen, there is a fast repeating beep as the Boot manager screen appears and then it is impossible to do anything.. there is just the Windows Vista option but the keyboard doesn't work.
If I plug in an external keyboard I can get it to boot as far as the login screen when it asks for the password, but the password box is full with characters and refills as quickly as I can delete them with the external keyboard.
There are no keys obviously 'stuck' down, and just in case I checked the RAM and HDD on my own laptop and both are fine.
Any ideas before he returns it under guarantee?