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Period Key Malfunction


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Period Key Malfunction

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The period key on my laptop has not been working for months now. I'm having to copy and past periods when I need to use them. I tried to replace the key, but it seems as though the connections underneath are messed up. Any suggestions on where to start to solve this problem?


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  • Replace the keyboard with a new one - they should run in the $25-30 range.  One source:


  • Hello,

    You can either keep up what you do now, have the keyboard replaced, write one long sentence, or buy a new laptop.

    I'm sorry that you need to make that choice. I know of no way to fix that yourself.

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