i am now typing from the on screen keyboard, lol, which is kind of small and not fun. i tried removing some of the keys which won't work, and cleaned them, but, to no avail, no dice. good thing i bought my younger son a new lap top, just the other day, because this is his old one. i am hard on lap tops because i do alot of work on them, if it was a car, i would put 200,000 mile on it yearly. any suggestions to fixing this... when my older son has time i will have him look at it, but, he is so busy with work, and kids, i hate to impose.