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    Vostro 1510 Laptop keyboard problem

    I have a strange problem with a laptop I'm attempting to repair. The keyboard when pressed produces not only the key pressed but the one next to it too or one within a key or two away i.e. if i press the f key I get fg if I press the h key I get hm some other keys also do strange things like the backspace does a + sign etc...

    I have plugged in a USB keyboard and it works fine, I have replaced the laptop keyboard for a new one and I get the same problem. Just in case I got sent a faulty new keyboard I took one off of another working Vostro 1510 that I have and used that and got the same problem. I have updated the BIOS to the latest version to no avail...I'm guessing its a knackered motherboard or someone spilt liquid into it, but I thought I'd see if any of you had any other ideas before sending it to laptop heaven by way of the bin...

    Thank you

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    Check for dirt in the keyboard connector and try booting from a Linux live cd like Puppy.

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