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Default is it just me or is my keyboard lower on right side to the left - 12-31-2009, 04:39 PM

hey when i lift my keyboard and im looking at it , it seems as though on the left where ctrl fn windows key alt and that are its bumped up and on right seems to dip down a touch is this just my keyboard or are they suppose be like that sorry for bad english
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Default 12-31-2009, 05:48 PM

When I changed from 1 to 2 gig of RAM a misrouted cable led to a broad bump on the left side of the keyboard. Opening it back up (not totally) allowed me to reroute the cable and fix the problem. If your's has had a memory upgrade, that could be the problem.

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Default 12-31-2009, 06:41 PM

The keyboard is on a flat (although not particularly rigid) 'base' and I would therefore expect it to sit level at all times.

I do not quite understand the reference to 'lifting' the keyboard though, or are you in the process of upgrading the RAM, or hard disk?

If so (or if someone else has attempted this) then perhaps the previous poster has a point, so it might be worth checking it out.

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Default 12-31-2009, 06:45 PM

Three screws from the backside to remove the keyboard, take them out and lift the keyboard up to see if there is something causing it to not sit flat. Otherwise the keyboard itself has a thin tin base which is easily warped and may be the case, and you may be able to flatten it.

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Default 12-31-2009, 07:05 PM

You need to make sure the keyboard is "snapped" in on both sides before tightening the three screws. My guess is it is not snapped in on that side (if you have taken your keyboard off before).

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Default 01-01-2010, 12:21 AM

I up-graded my RAM on my 10V and my keyboard sits perfectly flat. The fact that the Dell 10V is built from plastic may account for yours being less than "perfect".
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