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I have a Dell that has started skipping when you start to type a sentence. Youg along and then can be typin all of a sudden it does what you see underlined. It might happen a sentence or two above. I have cleaned and blown out the keyboard with zero results

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[emoticon] Hi, if it's wireless like mine, change the batteries. I guess we should have asked you if it's a desk top or a lap top.


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Buy a new keyboard, they do wear out.


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You can get a wireless keyboard and mouse.. Plug the dongle in and you are good to go. way easier than replacing the laptop's kb. Easier to type on too once you adjust to a full size KB.


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The keyboard in my Dell laptop takes less than 10 minutes to replace. Replacements are readily available at Amazon and other online vendors.


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Dutch_12078 wrote:

The keyboard in my Dell laptop takes less than 10 minutes to replace. Replacements are readily available at Amazon and other online vendors.


Well if you know how to do it (And I do)

Pluggin in a wireless KB and Mouse. about 1 minute and not only Amazon but Home Depot, Lowes, Many Pharmacies< Truck stops. Big Logs/Ollies. any computer or office store and so many other places I can not list 'em all.

Just keep some spare batteries on hand or a few full up rechargeable.

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wa8yxm wrote:

Dutch_12078 wrote:

The keyboard in my Dell laptop takes less than 10 minutes to replace. Replacements are readily available at Amazon and other online vendors.


Well if you know how to do it (And I do)

Pluggin in a wireless KB and Mouse. about 1 minute and not only Amazon but Home Depot, Lowes, Many Pharmacies< Truck stops. Big Logs/Ollies. any computer or office store and so many other places I can not list 'em all.

Just keep some spare batteries on hand or a few full up rechargeable.


There's plenty of videos online that can teach you how to change one.

An external keyboard kind of defeats the laptop portability somewhat...

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Guess it's time to hit uTube and possibly consider a wireless.
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