- Dec 27, 2005
I have an old Dell xps l702x laptop that just the other day two rows of keys stopped working. The rows are 4RFV and 5TGB. I opened the laptop and cleaned it up a bit and reseated the keyboard ribbon cable and checked the pins on the connector, it all looked good. Now I notice that the keys will work for 3 minutes after the laptop is shut off and put back on, but then stop working. Is this related to heating issues, or is the keyboard getting flaky and needs replacing? Specs of the laptop are in my sig.