My laptop keyboard doesn't work at all unless I go into control panel and change any setting, such as cursor blink rate. Once I click apply, the keyboard will work again. Unfortunately it will stopp working again and I will have to go back in and do it again. If it gets too hot, changing settings doesn't work and I have to turn it off. I have removed the battery and replaced it, I have tried to update drivers, nothing fixes the problem.
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If it is still under warranty, get it fixed. If not, then whether or not you fix it, or replace the system, depends upon what is wrong and what it will cost to fix. My suspicion is that the keyboard controller is fubar, and you are going to need a …
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