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Alienware AW13R2 keyboard not working at startup & login.

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Old 02-06-2018, 03:07 PM   #1
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Alienware AW13R2 keyboard not working at startup & login.

I wonder whether the Hardware Clinic can help throw some light on what problem my AW13R2 (15 mth old) is having now.

Today I notice when I scroll the house up and down, the Chrome/Windows explorer zooms in and out instead of scroll up/down. Followed by keyboard working as if Ctrl is stuck. The often used key Ctrl+Left to select word fails.
Ctrl-C and Left individually works. Ctrl-Alt-Del fails also. On screen keyboard basically shows the same result.

Then I restart, at login only the "i" key works, and the password textbox shows a "Tab" character is seen when I press i. Touchpad, touchscreen are ok. After 5~10 minutes clicking and tapping here n there frantically suddenly the keyboard is back and working. On screen keyboard now works also.

I am typing this message as if nothing wrong with my laptop. Wonder what might happen when I restart.

I dont have much experiences with computer repairs, just wonder what might have caused the problem.


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