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3 keys do not work on dell inspiron 1000 laptop

the
backspace
enter
space

do not work.. suddenly.. all other keys work fine..

no issue of coffee, food , junk etc spilled..

is there a key that locks these 3 keys?
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>>keyboard cable

you want me to open the laptop?

how hard it is to replace the keyboard on a laptop?
Usually not very difficult. I couldn't find a service manual for the Inspiron 1000. Did find these instructions: http://www.ehow.com/how_6075216_replace-keyboard-inspiron-1000.html
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good idea.. let me find an external keyboard..

nobus, the link you gave me.. do you have one for xp?
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thanks
Was the keyboard faulty?