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  • Forum Reply: RE: Latitude E6540 BIOS update A10 breaks keyboard input

    Hi, i can confirm this bug on other dell systems running with linux too. I have a Precision M6800 and everything worked well until BIOS version A09. The A09 changelogs contain the "keyboard improvements" too. The problem is exactly the same, suddenly hanging keys which repeat the input...
  • Forum Thread: Where are thebacklit keyboard time-out settings, Latitude 15 E5540 Windows 8

    Hi, just got my new Latitude E5540 with backlit keyboard. I can't find the time-out setting for the backlight keyboard. It switches off after only 10 seconds and I have to hit a key to switch it back on. I need the backlight always on (because of the lighting conditions I'm working in). My...
  • Forum Thread: Flip Function Key on Inspirion 17 5000 series

    I just bought this laptop and notice i now have to hold down the Fn key to activate the function keys. Is it possible to make the Function keys the default so i don't need to press Fn in order to use them?
  • Forum Thread: undocking/docking dell latitude e6510

    so hi a while ago i posted about an "Not working" illumination of keyboard. it then, i dont know why, worked again and i thought everything is fine. today i docked my lattitude while it was running. before docking the illumination of the keyboard worked. i docked it, the illumination still...
  • Forum Thread: I just broke my friends laptop

    I just took my notebook apart and cleaned it and now the .lo9 and keypad aren't working can anyone give me any advice?
  • Forum Thread: e6420 standard keyboard to backlit

    Hello, I own a Latitude E6420 laptop that came with the standard keyboard. I purchased a backlit keyboard online but the lights will not turn on and the Fn + right arrow doesnt do anything. I know that you have to enable it in the BIOS but I dont have the option. Is it possible to install another...
  • Forum Thread: Power Adapter Warning + Backligt Keyboard not working.

    so.. hi, is this thread still featured? i hope so. i had this strange thing going on with my backlit keayboard on dell e6510. initial laptop got a normal keyboard, without backlight. i ordered a new one and replaced it. backlight wouldnt start working on my machine. i then was at a friends of mine...
  • Forum Thread: Backlit stop working on inspiron 7537

    Hi, after reinstall quickset driver (reinstalled sound driver and maxxaudio disappear, so i reinstall quickset too) i cant enable keyborad backlit on my dell inspirion 7537. Backlight button just doesn't working and bios says keyboard model: None (previously it says Backlit keyboard). I've...
  • Forum Thread: Keyboard battery with Venue 11 Pro

    How can I tell what power I have remaining in the Dell (battery enabled) keyboard for the Venue 11 Pro? I've charged it separately and connected it to the screen, however the system reports no further improvement in the system's battery availability. In fact, it states that 'Battery 2 is...
  • Forum Reply: RE: DELL INSPIRON 15R 5520 - SOME KEYS NOT WORKING PROPERLY

    I have same issue with keyboard in Dell Inspiron 5520 ' i ', ' k ' , ' 8 ' is not working, Please advice How can I resolve this issue some times is ' H ', ' J ' , ' N ' also not working other seems to be working fine. your help is highly appreciated.
  • Forum Thread: Backlit Keyboard Inspiron 7737

    Hello, Before 2 day i bought my inspiron 17 7737 laptop. All time i'm trying to turn on backlit keyboard but not work. All needed drivers (chipset, video, etc.) is installed and updated. Bios is A09. After too many hours lost on searching how to turn on backlit keyboard i go to bios and i notice...
  • Forum Thread: Dell Studio 1745 keyboard issue

    Afternoon folks, I have a Dell Studio 1745 with a backlit keyboard. The Keyboard just stopped working one day so I took it apart and found the black plastic clip that holds the ribbon cable in place was broken so the cable was not being held in place. Ideally I would liked to find a spare for this...
  • Forum Thread: Problems using keyboard in Inspirion 7537

    I just recently bought an Inspirion touchscreen laptop and as soon as I began the setup it forced me to use the touchscreen while the regular keyboard was apparently disabled. I thought nothing of it. But now all the setups are finished and I still can't use either my trackpad for the mouse or the...
  • Forum Thread: Particle Trapped Under Left Mouse Key on Latitude E5510 - How to Remove It?

    I own a Latitude E5510 apparently my warranty for online chat with tech support has expired, so I'm turning to the online community for help. It has happened before that a particle has been trapped beneath a keyboard-key on my laptop, inhibiting key usage, and I managed to either remove the key...
  • Forum Thread: XPS 13 3999 Keyboard beep while tying

    How do i turn off the beep while i type on XPS13 on physical keyboard and not the on screen keyboard . this sound while tying is really distracting not only to me but every one in my office
  • Forum Thread: Strange behaviour : Laptop keeps muting and un-muting at super sonic speed

    Problem Description: Laptop keeps muting and un-muting continuously on a random basis. The problem is showing up as if someone is continuously pressing the Fn + Mute button repeatedly. The screen will display volume bar being muted-normal-muted and so on and the same will be seen on the volume icon in...
  • Forum Thread: Keyboard

    I have an Insipron 5520 and have 7 keys (?, Spacebar, [Rt] ALT , and up, down, right, left keys) that no longer work. These seem to be the only keys that don't work. What can be done?
  • Forum Thread: Inspiron 7520 - USB keyboard starts to cause system hang after Bios A11 update

    Hi, I have a Dell Inspiron 15r 7520 running Win7 x64 home premium. I've been using a Microsoft wired USB keyboard 600 for a few months; I recently upgraded the System Bios to A11 (7520A11.exe) and since then the USB keyboard not only doesn't work, but causes windows to effectively hang: the...
  • Forum Thread: Latitude D620 restore - keyboard?

    Hi, I've rebuilt a Latitude D620 from the OEM discs. The keyboard has problems: the driver is working but is listed as Standard PS/2 Keyboard, which surely can't be the right driver. A small proporation of the keys don't work (arrow keys, one or two others). Try as I might, I can't...
  • Forum Thread: Num lock on XPS 8700 Keyboard

    How do I unlock/lock numbers on keyboard Connected to computer via wire no key to do this as far as I can see?? Thanks, Ed
  • Forum Thread: Lattitude E7240 Keyboard Flex Fix?

    Hi folks - Recently got a Lattitude E7240 12" Ultrabook. Seems like a good ultrabook so far but one annoyance is the keyboard flex that several reviews have called out. I am thinking of popping off the keyboard and placing a series of small rubber spacers between the chassis and the keyboard to...
  • Forum Thread: Cannot Input Password as Keyboard Seems Always Active

    I spilled liquid on my XPS L502 and now it is as if a key is always being pressed. I cannot enter my windows password as the box is filled up before I press a key so I cannot login. I have tried using an external keyboard and physically removing the laptop keyboard but text keeps appearing as if something...
  • Forum Thread: Left shift key is not being recognized.

    Hi, Left shift key is not working, I used my dell application to troubleshot, it recognized all keys, like if I press alt it tells its alt and so on, but when i pressed left shift it showed a message "key pressed". so I concluded left shift is working but not being recognized. Please help...
  • Forum Thread: Shortcut key combination to turn off display - Dell Precision M4800

    Shortcut key to turn of display Fn+D that ues to work for Dell Lattitude laptop is not working on Dell Precision; Is there an alternative to it or can Fn+<Key> be programmed to achive the desired behavior.
  • Forum Thread: Replace keyboard; screws extremely tight, hard to remove

    It came time to replace the keyboard on my DELL XPS M1530. I found the screws extremely tight, hard to remove. When I did get them out (after half-stripping the phillips head slot), I found they had used what appears to be a thread lock coating on the screw. Not sure why that is needed here. This is...