Dell Studio: Epic Fail

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At work today, I had a user come see me regarding his keyboard suddenly not working on his Dell Studio 1550 laptop which the company bought about a month ago. Keys being pressed weren’t being sent properly to Windows 7, and LEDs weren’t properly lit.


  1. Remove the battery
  2. Press and hold the power button for about 10seconds

Apparently, this solution removes static build up?

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Brian is a software architect and technology leader living in Niagara Falls with 13+ years of development experience. He is passionate about automation, business process re-engineering, and building a better tomorrow.

Brian is a proud father of four: two boys, and two girls and has been happily married to Crystal for more than ten years. From time to time, Brian may post about his faith, his family, and definitely about technology.


  1. I just had same issue. I was just working on my Dell Studio 1550, then it just shut down. After booting again keyboard didn’t work.

    Doing what you said I thought I’m doing some weird voodoo… but hey – it worked!

    Thanks for sharing this tip!

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