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Dead Keys on Lenovo W520 built-in keyboard after Windows 7 (64bit) Update

2012-12-12, 2:41 AM

After my Windows 7 update, I have several dead keys.  Left Alt, Up Arrow, Print Screen, F5, F6, and the ThinkVantage Keys are all dead.  Orginally I thought it was just Windows, but after booting into my Linux OS, I run into the same issues.  I have tried reflashing my bios, but that did not fix the problem.  Can anyone help?


Hardware: Lenovo W520 (Referbished)

OS: Windows 7 (64bit), Debian Linux (64bit)

Age: 2 months after refurbished


Update 1: Chrome and Firefox would crash if I tried to download something.  Did a system restore which fixed the problems with that, but there are still dead keys.  I am now downloading a bootable cd from Lenovo.  If that fails, I will attempt to reflash one last time before I send this thing to get fixed by the pros.


Update 2: Just remember, why would the lights in the keyboard stop working?  They keys still work, but the mike key and the caps key are not lighting up their LEDs when I'm using them.

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