Dell Vostro 1310 Keyboard Issue (Europe)

Dell Vostro 1310 You may have recently heard about issues with the Dell Vostro 1310 and its keyboard in certain areas of Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. The Vostro 1310 is a lightweight 13.3-inch widescreen laptop and is oriented towards business users.

To sum up the issues some had: a larger Shift key on the lefthand side was used, which moved that row of keys one position to the right of where they are normally are. This is not good for those of you who are touch typists.

A corrected/updated keyboard has been issued, and Bill Bivin, Dell’s Laptop Liason has posted two options for Vostro 1310 owners that are affected – they can get the keyboard and necessary BIOS update directly from Dell and replace it themselves, or they can ahve a Dell field technician make the swap on the customer’s site.

There will be a video published, but for now if you plan on making the swap yourself, the manual is available to show you how.

Read: Dell’s Small Business Blog
Dell Vostro 1310 Field Service Manual