remove the power and battery
hold down the power on key for abt 15 secs
try the k/b now
if it doesnt work
get a can of compressed air that is available in the market and used
for cleaning computer parts. use it to clean the surface below the
key. try no...this worked for me
> > Hi,
> > I've just bought a Dell Inspiron 7500 with the knowledge that the Alt
> > key doesn't work. Because I'm running Windows 2000 Professional I
> > need to press Ctr/Alt/Del to boot up - so far I have been plugging in
> > an external keyboard for this purpose.
> > Is there a way that I can programme another key to act as the alt key?
> I take it an inspiron is a laptop?
> Assuming no warranty issues, you might want to make sure there's nothing
> jamming the key, and no bit of plastic broken off that should make the
> contact underneath.
> On my desktop, the right <Alt> (called <Alt GR> btw) functions as normal
> <Alt> for <C><A><D> in win98 - that might be worth a try.