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 Post subject: Faulty Laptop Keyboard...
 Post Posted: Thu Feb 12, 2015 11:06 am 
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Hey Scott... Yep... I'm baaaaaack. <g>

My Dad's 2005 Sony VGN-A690 VAIO laptop's keyboard is acting up. He'll get several keys that type other characters in place of the ones he's typing.

I went through Sony's troubleshooting of the keyboard, and rather than buy an $80 keyboard for an obsolete laptop, can he bypass the laptop keyboard temporarily using a USB keyboard until he gets his new laptop in a couple of weeks? Does he just plug-n-play with the temp USB keyboard, or does he have to disable the laptop keyboard being going with the external keyboard? Thanks for your input...


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 Post subject: Re: Faulty Laptop Keyboard...
 Post Posted: Fri Feb 13, 2015 12:52 am 
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You should be able to simply plug in a USB keyboard and (once the drivers are automatically installed) start using it. It will work simultaneously with the original just like when using a USB mouse in concert with the internal pointing device. Scott.


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