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I have a Lenovo T60p laptop, where the Alt and AltGr keys have stopped working. I use a Danish keyboard layout, where these keys are essential to produce many characters.

I have done the following:

  • Re-installed Windows 7
  • Installed a new (used) keyboard.

Alt is still not working (But CTRL+ALT+DELETE does work).

I think it is unlikely that both the keyboards I tried have the same defect. Do I need a driver for the Thinkpad ? Some other software issue that could cause this ?

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If CTRL-ALT-DEL works, then the ALT key works. What makes you think it's not working? If you turn on Windows' On-screen keyboard, does it reflect that your pushing the Alt key when you do? If you boot from a different OS (say a Linux LiveCD) does Alt work as expected? – Ƭᴇcʜιᴇ007 Sep 19 '13 at 16:46
The characters that need an Alt combination to type is not working. Alt+2 should get me @, etc. I have, of course, checked that the correct keyboard layout is selected. – driis Sep 19 '13 at 16:50
ok I'm not sure how the Danish keyboards are laid out, but on a standard English keyboard to get the @ (over the 2) you use Shift-2 not Alt-2. – Ƭᴇcʜιᴇ007 Sep 19 '13 at 16:52

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