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Hello I have a Dell Inspiron 5100 laptop and most of the keys on it do not work at all.. can someone please help me? I went into the keyboard drivers and it says they are from 2001 so I dunno if that is the problem... I also don't know how to get any driver updates, I tried dell's website and they didn't have any. Any input on this will be greatly appreciated.
post #2 of 8
A new keyboard for your 5100 keyboard:

http://www.dealtime.com/xPF-Dell-Del...eyboard-06U324


I would go the route of a USB keyboard or use a PS2 to USB adapter for a PS2 keyboard. I have one with a PS2 mouse and PS2 keyboard that is a Y-Juncture to USB.

Much like this:

http://www.xpcgear.com/usb2ps2.html



It works great.

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Originally Posted by stevo1663 View Post
Hello I have a Dell Inspiron 5100 laptop and most of the keys on it do not work at all.. can someone please help me? I went into the keyboard drivers and it says they are from 2001 so I dunno if that is the problem... I also don't know how to get any driver updates, I tried dell's website and they didn't have any. Any input on this will be greatly appreciated.
Wipe the drivers using a driver cleaner and google the drivers and dl them
    
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stevo,

My name is Brad and I work at Dell Headquarters in Round Rock, TX. I came across your post and saw that you described an issue with your Dell keyboard. Please contact me back at the email address below and I will help you in any way that I can.

Brad
Dell Customer Advocate
customer_advocate@dell.com
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Dell, he may not read this thread again so I will pm him for you.
    
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Did dell sort it out?
    
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How surreal. Dell CA. On an overclock forum. And he's not being flamed.
What's the world coming to?
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post #8 of 8
Come on, they make good monitors. Great monitors actually
    
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