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Keyboard on my Satellite C55-B803 is typing double letters

Question: Keyboard on my Satellite C55-B803 is typing double letters

My Satellite C55-B803 laptop keyboard has started typing double letters all of a sudden.

When I press "a" it comes as "aa"and when I press backspace both "aa"are gone. On screen keyboard works fine. I have tried all possible keyboard and changing keyboard settings also.

Pls do help ..

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Answer: Keyboard on my Satellite C55-B803 is typing double letters

Does the same issue happen if you would use external USB keyboard?

If external USB keyboard would work properly, the double letters problem is related to the internal keyboard malfunction.
Then there is just one solution: keyboard replacement.

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I have had my del laptop for about a year and a half. everything has ben fine, but earlier today, my cat walked acros the keybaord, and now, as you may be able to se, it won't alowe me to type double leters or even backspace. i've given up trying to corect my typing so i apologize for the erors. i did some research and found some people with similar prolbems, but they were al with newer laptops. ive never had this problem before and i am prety sure it's the result of my cat probably hiting a key or something. regardles, i do not know how to fix it. i cant scrol using the aros, type properly, or even backspace. i can't even highr my volume. can anyone help me?

Answer:laptop keyboard not typing double letters or

First try System restore to any date before the incident (preferably a few days or a week). If that does not work, uninstall the keyboard in device manager and restart, that should allow windows to reinstall the drivers. The cat probably hit a strange combination of keys like ctrl+Shift+something else and you could look all day and not find the options to correct it directly. One of these should help. In the future, put the system into sleep if you walk away for a few minutes (or close the lid), Hibernate if for longer, and shut down for hours or overnight.You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.

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My Pavilion laptop intermittently types double letters.  I'm running windows 8.1 and the unit is about 6 weeks old.  It has done this eever since I got it.  I've look at other links to problems similar and checked the double key rate.  Also I've pluged in a generic keyboard and it appears not to do it.  Any specific suggestions?Thanks

Answer:keyboard intermittently typing double letters and numbers

Hi Jimfh, Thank you for visiting the HP Support Forums and Welcome. I have read your thread on your HP Pavilion Notebook  and keyboard issues. Here is a link to uninstall the keyboard. Restart the computer after uninstalling, it should reinstall automatically. If this does not help, what you can do, is use the following link to create yourself a case number, then call and it may help speed up the call process: Step 1. Open link: Step 2. Enter Product number or select to auto detectStep 3. Scroll down to "Still need help? Complete the form to select your contact options"Step 4. Scroll down and click on: HP contact options - click on Get phone number Case number and phone number appear.They will be happy to assist you immediately. Let me know how this goes. Thanks.

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Hello. I have just received my Y700 a couple weeks ago and have noticed that while im typing it intermittently types double letters. It iis not all the time, but as you can see it just happened. It happens more when i am typing full words and sentences quickly, and not while trying one letter at at time trying to provokke it to happen. I had hoped after all windows updates were finished it would fix itself. it is getting quite annoying to have to correct everything I type. It is a brand new laptop so not to happy about this. Has anyone else with this laptop experienced this? I have updated all the drivers and seems to happen in any program i have tried.  If anyone has any insight to whether this is a hardware problem or some sort of software/driver problem, please let me know.  thanks

Answer:Y700 keyboard intermittently typing double letters...

This is happening to me, too, and it's driving me crazy. All drivers are up to date and it happens no matter what program I use. It does not seem to be restricted to any particular key or keys. Please let me know if you figure it out!

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I was wandering if anyone can help me out.
My laptop keeps typing extra letters.

So when I am typing let's say the word dogg. "dog" I am frustrated
Can someone tell me if I need to send this back to the shop or is their something I can try to fix the problem.

Thhis is an example line I am not such a bad speller.
This is just howw my laptop is typing please help me because I am pulling my hair out.


I am running windows 8.1

Answer:Satellite C50-A-1DV - keyboard typing multiple letters

Connect the external USB keyboard and check if the same ?double letters? issue would appear using such external USB keyboard.

If the double letters symptoms will not appear using external keyboard, then the internal notebook keyboard must be faulty.

This would mean that the internal keyboard must be replaced to fix the issue.
But if the double letter will appear even using the external keyboard, then the keyboard controller (part of the motherboard) could be affected.

Not quite sure if this could be fixed by BIOS update but in case your BIOS is not up to date, try to update the BIOS.

Otherwise I would recommend you to contact Toshiba authorized service provider for an check.

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I recently bought an L750D-14R laptop and it has problems with the keyboard completely skipping letters when typing.

If I type any faster than the pace of 1 finger on each hand then I may as well give up typing altogether.
Has anyone else had a similar problem and if so is there a fix?

Answer:Satellite L750D-14R - Keyboard misses letters when typing


Yes, I know such issue.
As far as I know this has been fixed by BIOS update?

Check the Toshiba European driver page and download the latest BIOS for your notebook model.
Update the BIOS and check how it works.

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I have a Satellite C660 laptop. The keys are driving me crazy! They keep sticking, and miss letters I have pressed.
As a touch typist this is very frustrating.

I'm not very PC litterate - so if someone can give me a simple solution I'd really appreciate it.

Answer:Satellite C660 - keyboard issue - missing letters while typing

You know what?
I think I?ve found a solution to your issue?

I checked the Toshiba Knowledge database which you can find on the Toshiba European page and this document could be interesting for you:

*Keyboard Issues with the Satellite/Satellite Pro L670 & C660 Series Notebooks*

Please perform a BIOS Update in order to solve this issue?

Good luck!

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I spilt a drink on my 7 year old notebook and today the G, H and other keys are giving me help commands, spell checks etc instead of simply typing letters! Has anyone ever come across this problem and know what can be done to resolve it? Wondered whether to unistall the driver and then reinstall? Any help is very appreciated.

Answer:Satellite 4080 - keys on keyboard not typing letters, but commands!


Maybe is that a Problem with the contacts from your Keyboard. A possible for that Problem is, contacted your Service Partner in your Country.


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HELP!! EEverything I type shows up as doubled letters. lliikkee tthhiiss. I have adjusted my keyboard settings, but when I went back on the web it keeps doing it

Answer:double typing letters

There is no one fix that takes care of all of these.
A couple points:
- Make sure the battery in your keyboard is fresh (if it's wireless)
- If your keyboard and mouse are both wireless, make sure they both have good batteries.
- If they each run off separate dongles, and they are the same brand, try unplugging one dongle at a time and see if it helps or changes.
- there have been some machines (HP), that have had actual hardware problems with the keyboards.

Fixing this online could be unmanageable, or it may need a hardware expert.
It's always possible it's caused by some kind of malware related corruption, but I doubt it.
You could also try going into Control Panel > Keyboard and changing the settings for delay and repeat rate, etc. to see if it helps..
(That is probably what you meant by your "settings", so it's not likely to help).

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My computer keeps typing double letters. Every word that I type I have to go back and delete the extra letter typed. IItt ttyyppeess eevveerryy wwoorrdd lliikkee tthhiiss. My computer isnt even 3 months old and I cant find a solution on Google. PLEASE HELP. I have papers due and its finals week!!!!

Answer:My computer keeps typing double letters

Hello @CarmenDixon, Welcome to the HP Forums! I understand the keyboard is not working on your HP notebook. This can be fixed using the settings within the drivers. Please follow the steps in this keyboard troubleshooting document for directions on how to fix this issue: HP Notebook PCs - Notebook Keyboard Troubleshooting (Windows 10, 8) For more specific information, please provide the product number. Finding Your HP Product Model Number Be sure to post back with the results!

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On my two new Lenovo Yoga 900 machines, there is an issue with typing where letters occasionally appear doubled. It's a real pain and the only thing I don't like about the machine. It's not the way I type, my wife has the exact same model Yoga and has the same problem. It occurs about once a paragraph, so it's not constant, and I can't find any way to duplicate it. It just seems random. 
This is not a new issue with Lenovo I found out, but the solution I have seen at mmultiple places online is to set the Enable Repeat Key settings. This means there is a slight pause between accepting a second letter, and even though I type very fast, it still works well EXCEPT this also means there will be a pause when I do things like using the arrow keys to scroll.  For example, if I want to highlight this sentence to delete it, I will usually hold the shift key, and the hold down the left arrow and let it scroll back to the first word. This takes a lot longer with the Enable Repeat Key setting. Also,, sometimes I scroll up using the up arrow and that also is affected when I add a pause to Enable Repeat Key. This just shouldn't be. In all my previous systems I have never had this, and it's particularly disappointing given how much I like this machine, and that fact that I have seen online that this has occurred on previous Lenovo models as well. 
Maybe a .1 second pause would work, but the minimum setting I can choose in Settings is .3 which is too slow.&nb... Read more

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Anyone else having issues with their laptops. I've dealt with it typing double letters and now, not turning on at all. My laptop isn't even 3 months old and this is way to stressful to go through all of this during finals. If you have advice, please help.

Answer:Laptop keeps typing double letters. G b

Hello , First do a power drain,  Remove the charger and the battery  press and hold the power button for 30 seconds. then connect the battery and the charger back, and then turn on the unit. once the unit is restarted update the bios , chipset drivers from  #hpexpertday

Regards;SmileyI am an HP employeePlease click the White Kudos star to say thanks for helping.Please mark Accept As Solution if my help has solved your problem.

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I'm having a timing issue only if I try to press the same letter one after another. The double key stroke on the same letter (let- Then a delay before I can hit the next t- to type the word letter. The backspace and space bar keys do the same thing. I can use it once and the I have to wait 30 seconds or so before typing the next backspace or space bar key again.

Answer:timing issue for typing double letters, etc.

There are keyboard character "repeat rate" & "repeat delay" adjustment sliders in Control Panel >> Keyboard which may fix your problem if you experiment with them.

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I have had an issue with my Yoga 3 Pro from the day I first bought it less than a year ago.  I get random double letters when typping.  It's reallyy irritating.  I've gone into windows settings and chaged the filter keys settings to try and captue some of the typing issues and double letters with no success.  As you can see in a prrevious (and just now) sentence, this is a random and prevalent problem.  I can not seem to address it.  Has anyone else had this problem or is there a solution?  I've updated to the most recent bios due to several battery problems I'm also having but that's for another thread.  Haven't been very happy with this product since I purchased it because of the issues that plague it.  Hoping they are just software issues and patches are in the worrks.   Just typing these two paragraphs above lent to 4 instances of double letters.  Please help. Thanks.  

Answer:getting double letters when typing on Yoga 3 Pro 1370

Yes, I havee this problem, alsso, with a Yoga 3 Pro-1370 that was built on August 23, 2015 and purchased on September  19, 2015.  I'm leaviing the errant double lettters in this message to illustratee.  Sure hope that Lenovo comees up wiith a fix soon.  It's intermittantt, so itt's hard to tell when it's my bad ttyping or the machine.  Really annoying!

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Hello.I love my YOGA 900.However, as many of us have reported, it does have a certain problem with double letters coming here and there.I am able to send the device to LENOVO, but I wonder if anybody had any luck solving the problem.I palyed with the keybord settings of the computer, and it looks like the problem is now under control- but it may as well return?  Will appercaite any feedback from any user, even not 900's users. THANKS.  Doron

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Worst laptop ever. This is my 3rd time trying to find solutions for this laptop. It won't turn on AGAIN. Am I really supposed to remove the battery and replace it every time I want to use my computer. I just got this laptop and barely use it because of all of the issues. It either won't turn on, or it double types the letters when I type on it. I'm writing this post from my cell phone. It's too late to return it to the store, and whenever I mention warranty or replacement, HP gives me these stupid take the battery out and drain the laptop quick fixes that DO NOT WORK. I'm too broke to buy a new laptop, and why should I have to, I worked hard, saved my money, and bought this one so it would make writing papers and getting through school easier... if you have any other solutions, other than the multiple other solutions already offered that did not work, I'd greatly appreciate it.

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Is there anyone who knows how to fix this problem? I went to settings and tried that already, but it just slows my cursor and I still get the double letters. Help?Jodie

Answer:getting double letters when typing on Yoga 3 Pro 1370

You've gone to keyboard properties in the control panel, adjusted the repeat delay and it affects the cursor? That is strange indeed. I do seem to get a few more double letters on shallow keyboards found on slim devices than keyboards with longer travel, but I chock that off as a cost of slim. Still, it shouldn't be too bad.

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Windows 10
Start - Settings - Ease of Access - Keyboard

Everything here is off. If i turn on the On-Screen Keyboard no keys are Highlighted (indicating they are depressed/stuck )
When I use the hard keyboard and sometimes even the onscreen keyboard its as if either Ctrl, Alt Win or something are pressed down as it just types shortcuts.

-H- typed into chrome browser address bar via onscreen keyboard types as normal
-H- typed into chrome browser address bar via hard keyboard brings up -Chrome://history- But now also on the onscreen keyboard Ctrl is Highlighted.
I click on the onscreen keyboard to deactivate the now highlighted Ctrl button and try again. Now things are different, as now both the onscreen keyboard and the hard keyboard both bring up ?Chrome://history- when -H- is typed ( Shift is not depressed )

This seems to randomly cycle one min onscreen keyboard works fine, next the keyboard works fine or they either work or none of the work rendering the computer useless.

I cant help feel it?s a software issue but im no pro and I don?t have an additional external keyboard to try but as the onscreen and hard keyboard work ok for a while sometimes I assume something is up and that?s what brought me here.

Hopefully this is clear enough to be understood and to help others who may have the same issue.

Thank you so much for your time.

In -Device Manger ? Keyboards-
The keyboard driver is dated 2006 so tried to update the driver but s... Read more

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I have a Dell Dimension 3000 computer with the Dell keyboard that came with it. I've had it for almost 5 years. The past few weeks, I've had problems with the keyboard not inputting the letters I type. I'll type a sentence or 2 and look up to see only 1/2 of the first sentence is there.
This mostly happens when I'm posting on online forums. It has yet to happen when I'm working in Word.

Any ideas anyone?

Windows XP Home Edition

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My mother's computer started having issues with the keyboard, recently. I'll say it how i see it, but obviously, i might be missing something.

When typing the letter q on the keyboard, "qt" comes up. w and e are fine, r types "re". This happens with two different keyboards. I brought by my (this) keyboard, and it worked fine, but i only tried for a minute. On her computer, i tried both a ps2 and usb keyboard (native for both, no adapters).

Right now, if i try to login, when i click on a user, it fills in the password field (as if there was a stuck key) and tells me the caps lock is on. Capslock button does turn it off, but it did not look like backspace was doing anything. The bios did not complain of a stuck button. Safe mode (i happened to try with networking) has the same issue. No issue using the keyboard before windows loads.

Using teamviewer from my computer to hers is tough. I can hit capslock with sometimes works, keys sometimes work and sometimes don't, if it types in two letters, i can use the mouse to highlight one (to overwrite) when continuing. With a lot of effort and time i can login. Clicking icons on the desktop does not work, from the start menu does.

I tried hitting the helper menu to get the on screen keyboard for logging on. The first time i tried, it came up and worked. Now the button doesn't do anything.

I went into Device Manager (early on, when i could still do things) and deleted the keyboard. It made me reboot, but didn't se... Read more

Answer:Keyboard typing wrong letters

Just tried again via TeamViewer. I can delete in the password field, but it acts as if there is a stuck key. (This is different than the last time i tried.) The form with the option for the on screen keyboard now does come up, but the keyboard is an empty frame and the mouse cursor (while over the frame) shows the circle of waiting.

This is weird. It's like Schrodinger's cat or something. The problem changes every time i look at it!

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O.K., i have tried numerous keyboards but they all do the same thing to me. like on myspace, i will be typing a letter and i look up at the scren and 5-10 letters are missing???

if anyone has any ideas please reply

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why is my keyboard typing small letters when caps lock is on and vice versa

Answer:why is my keyboard typing small letters when

Try / borrow another keyboard or clean it. Use a usb device if needed.Cleaning your PC Keyboard Laptop/Notebook Keyboard

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This has been happening every other day for me recently where I will be typing and my keyboard will randomly start typing the wrong letters or pressing certain keys will open the menu bar, but my computer to sleep or just type completely random letters. I've googled it once before and found that I should change the settings in control panel > regional and language settings which worked for me once but lately it doesn't.

I've even purposely added a foreign language and then re added my normal one (UK) but hasn't helped, it was already on the proper settings anyway. The last two times it has happened was on the night and left my keyboard unplugged, the next day I plugged my keyboard back into the tower while the computer was still loading up and it has been working fine now and did the same again last night. I don't know why it does this? Also google suggested a FN key but my keyboard doesn't have one.

Answer:My keyboard keeps typing wrong letters every now and then

Hello welcome to TSF! Have you tried another keyboard?

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I am running Windows XP and I have a Logitech Internet Keyboard. For some reason it has changed over to American layout (@ is on Key 2 and # is on Key 3). The Language set-up on the computer is United Kingdon English and everything seems OK but there is no option under Keyboard in the Control Panel to change language! It is shown as Easy Internet Keyboard. Any assistance appreciated

Answer:Keyboard typing American letters

Control panel, Regional language options, languages tab,

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I bought this computer a week ago and am using the keyboard and mouse that came with it. The keyboard has started to type a letter multiple times even though the key is only pressed once.......  Does anybody have any ideas why this is happening please ?

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My keyboard sometimes keys the wrong letters like when i hit the s key it types xs. Also sometimes when i hit the a key it turns the caps lock on. I just want to know what the heck is wrong with it.

Answer:my keyboard keeps typing the wrong letters

i have the same problem can someone help

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When I am typing on my keyboard that came with my computer, it misses letters.  I type on several other keyboards and they all work fine so I don't think it is my touch.  Had this for 3 months now and Best Buy refuses to take care of the problem for me.  Can anybody help me?

Answer:Keyboard misses letters when typing

Hello @BCTVK, I understand that you are having issues with your touch keyboard missing letters when typing on your HP  ENVY 23. I would be happy to assist you, but first I would encourage you to post your product number for your computer. I am linking an HP Support document below that will show you how to find your product number. As with this I can provide you with accurate information.How Do I Find My Model Number or Product Number?Please re-post with the requested information and I would be happy to provide you with assistance. Thank you for posting on the HP Forums. Have a great day!

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Most of the letters come out ok, but some of the keys writes wrong letters e.g. key with letter 'I' gives '5', 'O' gives '6', etc. And it's not the problem of keyboard layout, it's U.S. English and never been changed to another one. Problem persist in each application including command prompt. OS is XP Pro. Norton didn't detect any virus. Anyone has a clue?

Answer:Keyboard typing wrong letters

try chaging the keyboard layout to UK English

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Hi, my daughter informed me that her computer has been typing the letter "R" instead of the letter "doubleU".....get it? Anyray.....i instructed her to change keyboards....tried three and still typing incorrectly....any suggestions? Can't log in properly to make any changes because her passrord requires this messed up letter and her account is the administrator account.

I ran the hijack are the results:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 4:36:23 PM, on 4/11/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\HP\HP Software Update\HPWuSchd.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\Owner\Application Data\Real\Update\setup\setup.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\rnathchk.exe
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\Program Files\Zone Labs\ZoneAlarm\zlclient.exe
C:\Program Files\AIM6\aim6.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
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I got myself a Scorpion K9 two weeks ago and it was working perfectly. Yesterday it just suddenly began to type in wrong letters, such as "X" is now "GX", "K" is now "LD". The number "1" is now my shutdown button.

Things that I've tried:

Pressing FN+NUMLCK.
Removing my keyboard drivers.
Simple restart of the pc.
Sytem restore.

Please can you help me out?

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I have an hp laptop and my keyboard is being acting very weird. When pressing almost all the keys, i get a group of letters. For example, when pressing "v" i get "bgv". some of them stopped responding at all. I used to get "1qa" when pressing "q", but now it doesnt even respong. Also, the on-screen keyboard shows that both shifts are pressed.

Can anyone help me with this?

Answer:Keyboard is typing several letters instead of one needed

Try an external (USB) keyboard
If that works without issue, then it sounds as though your laptop keyboard is faulty (dust or moisture)
You could try blowing it out with high compressed air (compressed air cans can be purchased from many electronic or computer tech stores)
But you may need to replace the faulty keyboard

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Have a Dell xps 400 computer and my keyboard is typing numbers instead of letters. changed keyboard from Dell to Logitech but its still the same.
Can anyone help.

P. S. Did a system resoter to 31 Aug but still no change.

Answer:[SOLVED] Keyboard typing letters

Do you have Num Lock on?

Is it all the keys?


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Hi guys,

I just bought a new optical keyboard and mouse (made by kensington and quite cheap). The mouse is fine, but I've got problems with the keyboard. I realised that I was having trouble typing in passwords and things as it was doing strange things, so I decided to test it out in notepad. I realised that although certain keys are typing fine (mainly the outside ones), some of the inside ones are doing very odd things. e.g. the 'y' key shuts down my computer, the 'n' or 'm' key seems to type about 3 different letters and it goes on, certain keys open up new windows, and other functions in windows start happening, and I can't figure out why. Any ideas?


Answer:keyboard typing random letters etc.

do you have any of the key locks / mum lock set ?

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There a a few keys on my Thinkpad that type numbers and not letters. They are located on the right hand side. This just started for some reason. I'm sure there is a keystroke that must have been entered by mistake. Any thoughts ?

Answer:Why is my keyboard typing numbers and not letters

You've apparently turned on the number pad on your keyboard. Press Fn+NmLk keys to toggle it off.

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I have THINK PAD X40 that is a few years old.  I was working away today and all of a sudden the key board is typing numbers instead of the letters.  I am using the alpha keyboard - not the numbers.  I tried everything I can think of but nothing I have tried has worked to turn the numbers off so I can't even sign on because my password is coming up numbers instead of letter!  Can anyone out there help me? 


Go to Solution.

Answer:X40: keyboard typing numbers instead of letters

Press shift + scrlk (above F11). 

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when i hit letters in my applications, it says im hitting numbers, and even when i hit the numbers on my keyboard, it starts going "1,2,3,4,5" ect. just from hitting 1 number. for instance when i go on youtube and hit 1 on a video player, its supposed to keep taking me to a certain part of the video, but it just keeps going forward until it restarts and then goes through again. also when i play minecraft and i try changing my settings, if i want to set "move left" to "a" it says i it number 1!?!? i know a good bit about computers, but this is just BAFFLING me, i have looked ALL OVER this website and all of the people that had this problem just had there NUM lock on, and i cant use any applications while this problem is going on, so please, anyone, help me out

Answer:Keyboard is typing numbers instead of letters? (NUM LOCK IS NOT ON)

If this is a laptop see if this helps.

If you're writing numbers instead of letters when you press the keyboard of your laptop and you must hold down the Function key (Fn) to write normally.

This is due to the fact that the digital lock is activated. To solve this, simply press the Fn+Numlk or depending of the model, press the button or Fn + Shift +Numlk

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Well about a week ago my laptop keyboard started to act funny when I tired to backspace random signs, or random actions would happen, when I tried to use the space bar it wouldn't give me a space it might give me a d or a / or c, n and when I pressed enter it wouldn't work either then a few days ago the letters started not to work either. They all started to do random things like H might disconnect my Internet or it might Brighton the screen and I have tried every single thing I read about and nothing sometimes my keyboard works perfectly fine and sometimes it gets crazy, I scanned my laptop to see if it was a virus but nothing, I looked to see if it was the keyboard not working but the computer said that the devise was working perfectly fine. I have a Dell Inspiron M5010 Windows Home Premium 7 I have also pretty much uninstalled basically everything I didn't need or use on my laptop that I have downloaded to see if it might have been one of those but it wasn't. I really need help. Thank you
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Yesterday the computer was fine, but today the some of the keys on the keyboard are typing numbers and letters at the same time.
For example, when I type "a" it shows up as "a1". These are the keys its doing that on:
a1 d3 f4 8i j7 k8 l9 9o 0p 1q 4r s2 7u 2w 
I've tried:
Ctrl + Shft,
updating the driver
System Resore from a week ago
booting in safe mode (still had the same problem)
running a scan from Microsoft Securtiy Essentials (Came up clean)
Can anyone help? I haven't spilled anything on it

Answer:Keyboard typing numbers and letters at same time.

That can be a sign that your keyboard has failed.Now I have to ask this (there is a reason I ask but will go into more detail if the answer is yes)Do you happen to have Xfinity/Comcast as your internet provider?

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My computer detects my keyboard and the tab, space, enter and back buttons work fine but the rest stopped working, I've tried another keyboard and it did the same thing. the main issue is that I cant type my password on the login screen in windows 10. I also cant access the bios since numbers and F-keys don't work as well.

Answer:My keyboard stopped typing letters or numbers

Have you tried a wired PS-2 keyboard (the old type with the circular plug)

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My laptop keeps typing numbers as opposed to letters on certain keys.

I have run my antivirus programme and it is clear ? I am running Windows XP.

Any ideas as to what to do? I have checked the languages and all seems ok there. I have run my spyware and privacy guardian. All reports clear.

Basically, I am now stuck as to what else to try........

Hope someone can help.

Answer:Keyboard typing numers, not letters on certain keys


Many laptop keyboards have a section which can be used for numeric data entry only.

These keys are normally just a block of the main QWERTY keyboard and accessed by using a Function key.

You have probably got the keyboard into this "mode"



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Well about a week ago my laptop keyboard started to act funny when I tired to backspace random signs, or random actions would happen, when I tried to use the space bar it wouldn't give me a space it might give me a d or a / or c, n and when I pressed enter it wouldn't work either then a few days ago the letters started not to work either. They all started to do random things like H might disconnect my Internet or it might Brighton the screen and I have tried every single thing I read about and nothing sometimes my keyboard works perfectly fine and sometimes it gets crazy, I scanned my laptop to see if it was a virus but nothing, I looked to see if it was the keyboard not working but the computer said that the devise was working perfectly fine. I have a Dell Inspiron M5010 Windows Home Premium 7 I have also pretty much uninstalled basically everything I didn't need or use on my laptop that I have downloaded to see if it might have been one of those but it wasn't. I really need help. Thank you
\,so me ttP[YPING /LOOKSlalittlelike /tgisi]/k /iTBgetsannotingafterbawhileno.spacewo[]rokingno[[]]-.-

Answer:keyboard on laptop typing wrong letters

That is most likely a virus, you need to run a full scan with your antivirus and make sure it isn't compromised. I would also recommend you move this to the malware forum, then you will get it touch with people that are certified to help you with this.

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I have an IBM laptop that is typing numbers instead of letters on the keyboard.
I am running windows XP on the laptop.
I had an external keyboard attached to the laptop and it works fine.
Things I have tried:
turning off the number lock
disabling macros


Answer:IBM Laptop keyboard typing numbers instead of letters

Hello! I had the same problem! The "Num Lk" key activates the numeric keyboard (blue characters). The "Fn" (Function Key) will turn it off, or vice-versa (can't remeber exactly)! Anways, just press the "num lk" and the "fn" key and it should return to normal!

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has anyone had a problem with your keyboard typing
random letters and numbers when you try to type? If so
do you know what causes it or how to fix it? thanks!

Answer:keyboard typing random letters and numbers

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Seems to only affect the right portion of the keyboard. SP2 Sony Vaio PCG-R505EL

Answer:[SOLVED] keyboard typing numbers instead of letters

hi welcome to TSF

sounds like the numlock is enabled.

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I am about to embark on writing a few french (and German) letters on my computer at home which has as you can expect a British keyboard. Is there any way that I can change the language over to French or German standards so that it picks up and recommends where words and accents should go without me having to "insert symbol" or do strange letter contributions? Does this make sense?Or do I need to buy a French and German keyboard to get the accents in?Thanks!

Answer:Typing French letters on a British keyboard

You need to load the French and German Spell checkers. Type as normal then do a spell check and point the spellchecker to the relevant language. It will change them for you.

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Hi, i have just recently re installed windows, when i reinstalled it i realised some of the buttons arnt typing what they are ment to, How do i get this so they are back to normal, thanks

Answer:KeyBoard Buttons are typing the wrong letters

Did you set your keyboard language to US or UK.
Go into the control panel and click Regional and Language Options, click the Languages tab, click Details button, then check in the box to make sure English (United Kingdom) and under Keyboard you have United Kingdom. If this is what you prefer.

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All of a sudden the keyboard on my Sony Vaio laptop types double letters. It happens whether I'm typing on the laptop keyboard itself or on an external USB wireless keyboard. What is wrong and how can I fix it? Everything was fine until this morning, and no, I didn't add any new software or hardware. My antivirus software is up to date and running, and everything else on the computer seems fine.

Answer:keyboard types double letters

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Let me start by saying I LOVE THIS SITE. Most times I can do a search and find what I'm looking for.

This time it's not so easy.

I having a problem with my destop computer and it runs Windows XP.
Today, I started typing an email and each keystroke gets me Double Letters. Like when I type a.....I get aa. When I hit the backstroke key, both letters are erased.

I rebooted and this is what happened.

1st Floppy Disk Failure (80)

I hit F1 to proceed. Next

Unknown Flash Type
Boot From CD

**I hit enter and nothing happens. Puter sits for a minute.

Boot from CD

So, I start clicking my mouse.

Another minute goes by and finally everything starts to load.

I get to my login menu and type in my password -- its a simple "aa" so I only have to type the a.

I start up my email program and start an email and still "ddoouubblle lleetteerrs".

Everything else works fine.

So, I decide to disconnect my keyboard. I notice my keyboard cable has a big kink in the middle. I'm thinking this is probably the keyboard problem. ts 3 AM so I can't go get a new keyboard. On another note -- the spare keyboard that I've been keeping for 5 years in a box in the back of my closet isn't there. Funny how that happens.

So, tomorrow I'm going to get a new keyboard when a store opens.

However--- what about the other problems -- Floppy Disk Fail and the Boot from CD (delay) error.

I check back in after I replace my keyboar... Read more

Answer:Keyboard Types Double Letters Plus More

I would wait until I installed the new keyboard to see if the Floppy problem re-appears. While I don't think the two problems are connected, the Floppy error message might just be an anomaly.

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Windows 10
Start - Settings - Ease of Access - Keyboard

Everything here is off. If i turn on the On-Screen Keyboard no keys are Highlighted (indicating they are depressed/stuck )
When I use the hard keyboard and sometimes even the onscreen keyboard its as if either Ctrl, Alt Win or something are pressed down as it just types shortcuts.

-H- typed into chrome browser address bar via onscreen keyboard types as normal
-H- typed into chrome browser address bar via hard keyboard brings up -Chrome://history- But now also on the onscreen keyboard Ctrl is Highlighted.
I click on the onscreen keyboard to deactivate the now highlighted Ctrl button and try again. Now things are different, as now both the onscreen keyboard and the hard keyboard both bring up ?Chrome://history- when -H- is typed ( Shift is not depressed )

This seems to randomly cycle one min onscreen keyboard works fine, next the keyboard works fine or they either work or none of the work rendering the computer useless.

I cant help feel it?s a software issue but im no pro and I don?t have an additional external keyboard to try but as the onscreen and hard keyboard work ok for a while sometimes I assume something is up and that?s what brought me here.

Hopefully this is clear enough to be understood and to help others who may have the same issue.

Thank you so much for your time.

In -Device Manger ? Keyboards-
The keyboard driver is dated 2006 so tried to update the driver but says I have t... Read more

Answer:Keyboard opening shortcuts instead of typing letters ( soft&

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My friend is having a keyboard problem on his laptop. Basically words a read with numbers in between. Examples include:

o9o9h e3r4m
no9thi8ng he3lp0e3d
no9thng hap0p0e3ni8ng

Any help gratefully appreciated.

Answer:Laptop keyboard typing random numbers between letters

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my mother has a Toshiba Equium, and has just phoned to say that its stopped typing the letters "s", "d" and "g" - does anyone have any ideas why this would happen?

Thanks, Clare

Answer:Re: Equium's keyboard has suddenly stopped typing some letters


Looks like a keyboard malfunction...
In my opinion you should contact the ASP technician in order to replace the keyboard.
The point is that it?s not possible to replace the single buttons... of course you can replace the key caps but nit the full button...

Therefore a keyboard replacement would be necessary in order to solve this problem.

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Ok, so I had Windows XP Home Edition Service Pack 2, but I wanted Professional because I heard it takes advantage of the dual core thing when Home doesn't, so I installed Windows XP Professional Media Center Edition 2005 and then upgraded to Service Pack 2. I didn't do anything on the computer before upgrading to Service pack 2, except register the computer and things, which I found out my problem. When entering my Email, instead of the @ sign coming up, the " sign came up.. here is a list of the keys that shouldn't be coming out when the button(s) is/are pressed(Note, I have an American Keyboard and an American copy of Windows):

Shift+'[email protected]
Not this / but the other slash=#
Shift+Not this / but the other slash=~

Is there anything known to fix this? Because this is getting very annoying, and I just want my keyboard to be normal lol.

Any help would be greatly appreciated
Thanks in advance,
-Mr. Waffles

Answer:Keyboard buttons are typing wrong letters/symbols

Can anyone help me with this problem please?

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this is what happens when I press the period key: .56-mvxzc
the l key repetitively: l7l79ljl7l79l7l7sad
the o key: oqe or orwqe depending on how long I hold it downm


Answer:laptop keyboard typing weird letters/numbers

Hi and Welcome to TSF!

Do you have a secondary keyboard to try?

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I have 2 problems and would love to hear your thoughts. (Bold)
Before couple weeks ago, my mouse started to act weird, like it stops moving for couple second and I hear the sound of a new device plugged in then it goes back to work, afterwards ... it stopped going back, a restart was a must for it to continue working EVEN THO the mouse lights were still on.

In few days, the keyboard of the laptop it self (built in) stopped typing some letters (back-space, enter, D, I), I've booted into a portable OS and the keys weren't working too, I assume it's hardware problem.

I went and bought new mouse and an external keyboard, the same USB problem that happened with the old mouse happened, I thought it could be some drivers or some software interupting, I formatted my PC and the problem still persists! BUT I do not remember the USB disconnecting or any sort when the windows was FRESH and not connected to the internet (were some drivers could be installed through windows itself).

Laptop is N53SN ASUS Laptop.

- Built-in keyboard: any thoughts? And what shall I do about it? Replace or is there something I can do other than replacing?
- USB disconnection, the lights still work on both keyboard and the mouse when they disconnect, I have disabled the "Power management setting" that makes the PC turn off the USB ports for power-saving.

Thanks, and sorry if I missed any needed information, it's my first topic.

Answer:USB ports disconnecting / Keyboard stopped typing some letters

Hello and welcome Killer mate no need to get a new KB yet a few more specs would be handy though mate.

Now assuming you haven't tried them out have you downloaded the drivers for either the external KB - presuming again it is a specified manufacturer or the inbuilt KB?

For the machine drivers they are here
ASUSTeK Computer Inc. -Support- Drivers and Download N53SN

As a matter of interest how old is the machine?

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Hi! I'm kinda out of ideas.
So earlier today all of a sudden my pc started to whenever I typed the following symbols : "" '' ~~ ^^
They were typed double. so whenever I typed one of those symbols it came out as two symbols.
which meant I can't do apostrophes and all that good stuff.
This has never happend to me before and I didn't change anything about my pc at all.
I even switched keyboards and it still had the same issue.

Answer:Keyboard typing double symbols

Sounds like a driver problem. Try this:
Using Only a Mouse

Click the Windows "Start" button, right-click "Computer" and select "Manage" to open the Computer Management window. Select "Device Manager" from the pane on the left. Expand the Keyboards section, right-click on the keyboard you want to repair and choose "Uninstall." Click the Windows "Start" button and select "Restart." When your computer boots up, Windows will detect your keyboard and install the driver.
Hopefully that may solve your problem.

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When I type 2 it comes up 23 and 3 becomes 23w = we / e = we s = sd / d = sd x = xc / c = xcThe other keys react normaly and are fineHas anybody experienced a problem like this B4. I suspect I need a new keyboard but just thought I'd ask in case it was a software problem

Answer:Keyboard typing double Characters


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I have a brand new Inspiron 7559 and noticed that occassionally it registers the letters I type twice. After some quick research I realized that it is a common issue with various dell llaptops, although not with my model. Is it a software/bios issue or is it a faulty keyboard? does anyone else happen to have that issue with that specific laptop model?

Answer:Inspiron 7559 keyboard double letters

Turning on filter keys sometimes fixes the problems with your keyboard in windows 10.Please click on the link below:

If it doesn't work, please go to device manager and update the keyboard driver.;

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My keyboardd generates double letters (I'm leaving them in as I type to show what II mean). I've searched this forum for similar probleems and have already done the following:

Updated BIOS
Installed/uupdated toouchpad ddriver and input ddriver
Installed touchfreeeze
Unchecked the keyboard driver in device manager andd restarted the computer

None of those steps has solved the problem.

Answer:Latitude E6440 keyboard double letters

You may try updating the BIOS from the link enter your system service tag, select your operating system and select BIOS and install it.

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The number row & first row of letters are typing letters & numbers at the same time. Arrow keys are also not working. I have checked keyboard settings, language settings, "num lock" & various "fn" & other key combinations. I have uninstalled & reinstalled keyboard driver. I have reset  BIOS to defualt settings. I have factory reset entire laptop as last resort. Nothing has worked. No spills or sprays on laptop. Th8is 8is h9o2w 8it ty0p3es b3ef9o4r3e *I d3el3et3e all th3e n7umb3e4rs. HELP!  

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Hello all! So I looked around the forums for an answer before I posted, and I found a topic that was about this same problem. The person finally solved the problem by system restoring their laptop to before September 19th. I did this and disabled automatic update installation, and I was fine. Then yesterday my dad was using my laptop to look something up. Apparently he thought it would be "helpful" to install any updates I had, and he updated my laptop before he gave it back. Today the problem came back, where I'll be typing and my keyboard will decide to give me numbers instead of letters. I tried another system restore, but it didn't list any days before the beginning of October as options, no matter how hard I looked, so I can't possibly restore to before September 19th. Is there any way I can get rid of this problem, or did my dad just ruin my laptop?

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Hi everyone ! My yoga 500 has this very annoying issue since yesterday (after an update on i-tunes, I don't know if this is related...): - Anything I type on the physical keyboard appears "s" letter, even if I type on the numbers or enter- I restarted many times- The screen keyboard works ok- I can't even log in when I start from the keyboard, I have to switch to tablet mode and use the screen keyboard- I started fresh with a clean installation of Windows as suggested in Windows 10 recovery advanced startup   > didn't help- I checked the language of the keyboard, that is OK-There is no Nmlock key on my keyboard, but I tried a few Shift/Alt combinations proposed on the web forums> didn't help Does anyone had the same issue ?I looked for the solution on this forum but couldn't find, hope I don't repost anything already discussed and apologies if that was the case. I am writing this form a different notebook and hope I can get help from experts ! Have a great day

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HiAs mentioned above.. My notebook started typing weirdly and my caps lock key used to have a white LED light indicator but its not showing suddenly.. (the caps lock key is still functioning)As for the other parts of the keyboard.. when i type ' l ' the letter ' l3 ' would come out.. When i type ' i ' the letter 'oi' would appear.. It is typing joined letters randomly.. Typing ' o ' would be hitting enter and O at the same time.. I've tried almost all the suggestion in the forum but its still not working for me.. caps LED still not working and keyboard still typing weirdly  I even formatted the whole notebook totally without recovery and downloaded the latest software from HP.. Still not working..  Any suggestions? Would it be a hardware issue?  Thank you for taking your time to look into my problemPS: my laptop is in super duper good condition  cheersivan  

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HelloWe have an issue where our users of the Lenovo Yoga type in Word or Excel.Whilst typing a sentence users have reported a series of sevens (7777777777) appearing like that randomly throughout.  Sometimes random letters too.  This sequence does not stop until you press Enter. You have to constantly keep deleting and restarting a sentence. This happens when using an external USB keyboard and monitor.  Our Yogas do not have NUMLOCK function on the laptop itself.  Any help solving this mystery would be appreciated! thank you

Answer:Keyboard randomly inserts numbers/letters whilst typing

Hi Redr,
Welcome to Lenovo Community!
As per the query we understood that you are facing the issue with mistyping the letters on your Lenovo Yoga.

Please let us know is the system is Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga or Lenovo Ideapad Yoga?
Check with booting the system into safe mode and check if the issue persists in that also.
Check with uninstalling all keyboard adapters from device manager.

Hope this helps!
Best regards,
Hemanth Kumar

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I am using a Satellite M105-S3084 (Windows XP MCE) and have been unsuccessfully struggling with a keyboard problem since I first bought it. I tend to type fast, especially double letters and find that very often only one of the double letters shows up on screen. For instance "kk" would result in "k" only and similar missing letters even if not doubled. This causes a lot of wasted time correcting what I type.

I know that there are settings under Control Panel\Keyboard ("repeat delay" and "repeat rate") that permit setting speeds, but I have found them frustrating to use. I've tried both at various settings and still have a problem with missing letters. Maybe I just do not know which way to set which setting and I am just getting frustrated, or there is another setting somewhere else whic I do not know about.

Have others had this problem with mising letters while typing and found a solution?


Answer:Missing letters when typing on Satellite M105

Hello Jeff

If I am remembering well there was similar issue with Satellite L10 or L20, I can not remember. This was fixed with new BIOS version. US notebook models are not known to me but if you have time you can check Ask IRIS on US Toshiba page. There you can find many interesting documents.

Check it under

Maybe you will be lucky and find something about your issue with keyboard.

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Hello, I'm wondering if there is a possibility to boost up your frequency of repetition with keyboard. I mean holding for example key "a" will make series "aaaaaaa...." faster with smaller delay. If it's not possible I was also thinking about double key command (or something) - pressing "a" will make series "aaaaaaa..." twice faster. I add also a pic of keyboard setting that allows me to boost it a little bit. Sorry for bad english im really trying to improve my language skill, hope for help!

Answer:Faster typing on keyboard or double type.

Can you understand this?1. A question looking for an answer.2. An answer looking for a question.Your post seems to be # 2 above.The repeat key feature is sometimes used to make some kind of artistic or graphical presentation using only a keyboard.

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Hi All.Sorry if I haven't been thorough in searching the forums - but as you will see below I am at my wwhits's endd.Last week my 10,000 hour $350 Toshiba laptop screen died.I wanted a Lenovo but found a great deal on an Acer and bought it instead.  After 6 hours of moving everything over - I end up having to do a sys restore upon Acer's direction to remedy the keyboard I was having (keys on the left end were double and triple tapping)After this failed, I got disgusted, sent it back and found this wonderful Leenovo Z710But wait.1) I installed 8.1 and of course the wifi tanked so I had to sys restore (as per Lenovo) 8 and lose 6 more hours of wwork2) Keyboard issue is occurring same as the other - spell check is fixing a lot of the errors in this post3) After reverting to factory Win 8 setup - other computers and printer on my network (not homeegroup) will NOT remain visible and it's a complete crap shoot. Not saying three isn't my router - but if it is - bad timing. So here I am: 1) DON'T install 8.1 :-)2) Any fixes / experience here?3) If this is going to continue to bee an issue I will ssendd this machine back aand either find a win 7 machine or fix my old one. Thanks in advance.  I have been down for a wweek tomorrow and ddesperate to geet my wwork caught up.

Answer:Brain Melt - keyboard double typing and more

more research is indicating that others (variety of brands and os ) have had the keyboard issue on multiple new machines (ie they returned one or more) so surely it is a bios or driver issue?

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I have started to face a new problem after upgrading my operating system from XP to Vista. The problem is that after writing some text, I realize that some letters were missing (it happens seven times during writing these statements).

There is no problem with the keyboard, because when I re-enter the letter it works.
Also it occure with all letters! Is there any suggestions to solve this problem?

Thank you

Answer:Satellite Pro U200-128: Missing letters while typing using Vista

Did you notice the same using the Windows XP?

I have noticed something similar on my old notebook. After the BIOS update the issue didn?t appear.
Please check this!

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I bought Satellite P750-10F. It's is very annoying to write something, because of missing letters whie typing. Bios is upgraded, new drivers installed. I have to type very slow and push buttons very hard to write text without missing letters. I didn't even thought about playing games, chat, using communicators. This is horiible. I sent laptop to shop, they had to fix this (guarantee). They told me that there is no problem, and gave back laptop with broken keyboard (because i still think thats it is broken).

Is there some solution for this, or i have to go to court - shop doesn't want to replace this laptop for working one.

Answer:Satellite P750-10F - missing letters whie typing


Does the same happen when you disable touchpad?

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Hi there!

I've found a lot of articles regarding my problem in the internet, but i didn't find a solution

My keyboard on my P300-22R ist not working anymore. If i write a little bit too fast, there are some letters missing or they are coming twice.

I have read already the by Toshiba, that I should install a BIOS-Update to solve the problem. The Bios-Update was successful, the notebook restartet properly. But it didn't seem to work so far. Still some letters are missing.

Do you have any other ideas? It's really annoying writing a text like this :-P

Do you need more information?

Thanks for your help!

Answer:Satellite P300-22R - Missing Letters when typing too fast

>... ist not working anymore
How to understand this? And in the past everything was OK?
Which operating system do you use?
When you type a bit slower is there any difference?

To be honest this issue on P300 is not known to me because I?ve installed on my brothers Win7 32bit about a year ago and until now everything work perfectly.

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Last  month I purchased an Inspiron 5559 (Inspiron 15 5000 Series) and I am having  strange keyboard  issues. About half of the  time the  keyboard inserts do uble spaces when  I press the spacebar.  Other times, it repeatts letters, randomly, but not as often as ins erting double spaces.  Even stranger,  sometimes it inserts s paces when I don't even press the spacebar.   I am using this problematic  keyboard  right  n ow and you can see how it inserts these spaces r andomly.  Ple ase help!!

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I have a brand new Satellite C50-A-1CK which is perfect for my needs EXCEPT I continually get double characters appearing on screen when typing which is:
A. VERY frustrating
B. Wasting a lot of time as I have to keep correcting words to remove the duplicate characters.

Please does anyone know of a fix for this? It can affect any key on the keyboard and it doesn't matter if I type slow or quick, press the keys firmly or as light as possible.

Have checked for firmware updates but none available.

Thanks in advance!

Answer:Satellite C50-A-1CK double characters appear when typing


I hope that someone can help you and me on this!

I have used other machines for years, I am a reasonably competent typist but have suffered the same problem on my Satellite C850 and it drives me mad.

Also the ease with which using the touchpad to move the cursor about results in the machine selecting the settings sidebar for Windows 8 by mistake.

I have tried changing the keyboard sensitivity within windows but this does not seem to help - just slows the keyboard right down.

Really frustrating

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I hope someone might be able to help me.

I have had this laptop for nearly a year and slowly this is driving me mad. I have to type very slowly and deliberately when using IE.

For some reason it doesn't seem to pick evey key stroke up. It is fine when using office apps though. It seems to possibly be linked to the fan being on constantly.

Online games run slowly too.

I have bought an air duster can but not much came out of the fan area, so the fix that everyone keeps suggesting on here for fan issues hasn't helped, the fan is still noisy and it has taken me ages to type this.

Please help me!


Answer:Satellite A300: missing letters while typing fast & noisy fan

What plugins are you using in IE? Some plugins/toolbars can drastically affect the performance.

Have you tested it in FireFox or another browser? You can download FireFox from here:

Did you install Windows yourself? Or are you using the factory Windows installation?

Maybe you are missing some drivers, for example if you have not installed the correct Graphics Drivers, Windows will run in VGA Mode (software mode), which is very slow.
Have a look in Device Manager for driver problems.

It can also be caused by installed software. Perhaps you have two Antiviruses installed? Maybe you should try backing up your data and running Recovery. That would determine if its a hardware or software problem.

A BIOS Update may also help. You can get the latest BIOS from the Toshiba website in the support section.

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When typing in MS Word / Outlook / Excel the double quote marks (or single quote marks) fail to appear on the 1st key entry
Both quotes appear on 2nd key entry
This also allows special characters to be displayed (eg: " + e places double dots over the e).
This has to be a setting somewhere ??? Only English Language is enabled ???
Appreciate a pointer as to which setting to disable

Answer:Satellite A200 - Typing Single / Double Quotes

Hi there,

I don?t know if the following link could be useful but you should anyway check it out, because it describes some useful things about input lang. change, maybe it helps you with your problem:

Would be nice if you reply in case if it helps you.

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On startup the whole screen displays colours one after other and it does'nt go whatsoever done.
Plz help me

Answer:Satellite C55-B803 - whole screen shows colours

Is it possible to access the BIOS?

Power up the notebook and press F2 to access the BIOS.
If its not possible to recognize something on the screen due to all the colors, try to connect an external monitor and check if the same will be visible there.

If the same problem will be visible on 2nd external display, then there must be some problem with graphic card. I think this would be the worst case since GPU/Motherboard replacement would be very expensive.

Is your warranty valid?
In case the warranty is still valid, contact the Toshiba service for fix

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it worked about a week or so ago. But now it keeps telling me connect a camera and I can?t find it on my computer at all. Device manager won?t show it. I don?t know why.

I have a Toshiba Satellite C55-B803 laptop.
Can i have a webcam application driver for this model of my laptop? i badly need it. want to use the webcam for certainly purposes. its new, my sister bought it outside the country. i'm from philippines location in Zamboanga city and theres no toshiba center here in Zamboanga City. please hope you will reply my message. or send the site of webcam application. thank you in advance.

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I have had this problem for nearly a month. When I type anywhere in IE it does this: "the quick rownfx jumped overthe lazy dg". It works fine in Firefox (but I dont like it) and works fine in Notepad or Wordpad etc. Here is what I have done so far.

Replaced Keyboard. (Gates you owe me $15.)
Gone though the "Add-ons" one by one.
Uninstalled Google Earth.
Uninstalled Itunes.
I spent 2 hours on the phone with Microsoft Tech Support.
They had me turning things on and off and still no solution. (I had plans to go see Jeff Dunham so I had to go. He was great BTW.)

Everything I have searched for has never had a solution.



Answer:skipng leters we typing in intrnet exprer (Skipping Letters In Typing in IE)

Welcome to TSF

Go to Tools/Internet Options/Advanced Tab/ Reset button.

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I bought a Toshiba Satellite p50 4 weeks agoo and this is what happpenned.

As you can see with my normal typing (quite light and fairly quickly) it is repeating soome of the keys. A lot actually.

Whheen I took it to the store we did a system refresh and even re installed windoows again and the problem still existed.

We tried everything, making changes in the conntrool panel for bounce keys, slowing down repeat keys and the same thing happened.

Thankfully JBHI replaced it and gave me annother one.

So.... now you can see on my new Satelllite the same thing is happpening and it's driving me nuts!!

Can you please let me know if there is a fix to this really annoying problem and what it is, or is it just another faulty keyboard?

I have never had thhis issue with any othher keybooard/laptop or computer. Only the Satelitte.

Answer:Satellite P50 - Keyboard repeeating letters all the tiime.

The only obvious thing you didn't say was if the problem on the 2nd machine appeared after you added software to Windows.

I think the keyboard repeat delay and speed are linked to the keyboard device driver. Have you tried external keyboards?

Also have you installed the latest Toishiba updates?

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This started to happen a few days ago and I only recently bought this laptop, about 4 weeks ago. But anyway, whenever I type, the keyboard keeps missing out letters, symbols and spaces. There doesnt seem to be a pattern of which lettters etc are left out. It looks like a delay between each letter while typing / the keyboard is slow to respond.

Any ideas?


Answer:Satellite L670-1J0 - Keyboard keeps missing out letters


I think this happens why you using an old BIOS version. On Toshiba website there is an update to fix this issue:

But I?m wondering about your question. Did you do a forum search before? I found a lot of threads with the same behavior and BIOS update was always the solution for this issue:

Check this!!!

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My keyboard seems to have gone nuts: I hit the 'b' and I get an 'x', I hit the 'c' and I get a 'j' and so on.

Can anybody tell me what's going on and how I can get back to a sane keyboard?

Answer:Satellite A - Keyboard writes wrong letters

Hi Torakan,

And what notebook you have exactly?

Are you using preinstalled Windows from Toshiba or another OS?

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K, I'm just gonna type this without fixing errors my keyboard is making.

Every one in a while whe I'm tyyping, my keyboard ecides to either cut out a letter or add an extra leter, as you just saw a few very many times.
It's been happening for about 2 weks and is VERY annoying.
If you eed any sortof system setttings, just ask. Its a brand new Toshib Sattelite Laptop Computer with Windows 7 istalled.
I'm running my anti-virus right now and checing for spyware.

Anyhelp is GREATLYappreciated

Edit: It almot feelslike I'm experiencing minor, but frequent lag spikes.
I've tried restarting the laptop.
I can't type at the speed/efficiency I usally do and it's VERY AGGRAVATING.

Please help if you can.

Answer:Re: Keyboard typing delay on Satellite


Do you have Satellite L670?
I read about such issue here in the forum.
There is a temporal solution; update the BIOS.
Then the issues should be solved.
If it will come back, then you should disconnect AC adaptor and battery. Wait some time and connect both parts again.

Hope this helps a little bit.

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Please help,
new m50 -very pleased i also run for business. Got this as lighter for business (i travel alot).
2 things.
Firstly - altough i am a two finger typer - no matter which application i am in i seem to type faster than machine can cope with. I often end up not looking at screen and at keyboard, when i look back at screen the cursor has moved to earlier part of text - all messed up, really frustrating, really frustrating. Am i doing something wrong. Surely somebody has seen this before, i can't believe it's speed typing issues (thats 4 times its done it in typing this so far).
Also- does this laptop have an in built mic. I just assumed they all do, as i skype etc alot. Will i have to plug in a mic then. Hope i'm just blind and cannot see it somewhere.

[Edited by: admin on 29-Jul-2006 08:19]

Answer:Keyboard typing typespeed - Satellite M50

Is it just typing that is slow or is the computer slow in general? There shouldn't be any noticable latency between you pressing the keys on the keyboard and the text appearing on the screen.

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Toshiba Satellite Pro C660

Since we bought this laptop in November '10 it has had an intermittent problem with typing. Occasionnally the keyboard will either miss out characters typed or double type them. It can happily do this all day and then stop and go back to normal.
We have restored this back to factory settings and it still does it intermittently. Our IT man insists this is a software problem but has been unable to find out what it is.

Bizaarly we bought two of these laptops at the same time and they both have the same fault.

Any help?

Answer:Satellite Pro C660-171 - Double input and/or loss of key input while typing

This should help you:
+Keyboard Issues with the Satellite/Satellite Pro L670 & C660 Series Notebooks+

PS: This was already discussed here in the forum. Use search function to find similar themes.

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I've these laptop for 2 weeks and I'm not happy about
1) internet explore does block somethimes (then we have to shut it down and restart)
2) keyboard: I'm also woring as an IT consultant and I notice that not every tap on my keyboard is registred, sometimes it comes doubles but often letters are missing.

these problems are annoying for a new laptop.

(notice that I have bought this latop because my other ones had crached and for my compagny I had to have a new one real quick)

thanks for the help.
ind regards

Moor Service s-bvba

Answer:Satellite L670 - keyboard issue - often letters are missing

What BIOS version do you have installed?

Download and install the latest BIOS from the Toshiba Website and see how that goes.

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I am working with a Satellite A100-083, Windows XP SP2. Since about one month ago following problem shows up from time to time:
While typing in my browser or email-programm (both are by Mozilla) my computer types the letters "uit" turns the capslock on and opens new browser windows (about:blank, which is my startpage config.).

Of course this sounds like having a virus, trojan or sth. like that but after running some different antispyware and antivirus software, without solving the problem and nowadays without finding infected files. I tried to find something about a trojan who acts like this in the internet - just topics with the problem but without solutions or defining the trojan (if it is one). Beside this the problem isn't there the whole time. Sometimes it doesn't happen for about 2 days and returns after that.

Now I am wondering if it could be affected by some other source.

Any ideas or similar cases?

Thank you.

Answer:Re: Satellite A100-083 - Keyboard types letters automatically

Hi unfun,

I don?t think it?s a virus problem. Why a virus should cause such an action?

At the moment for me it sounds like a keyboard malfunction and I would recommend testing another (external) keyboard. So you can make sure if the problem is software related or not. You can use an USB keyboard from your desktop computer to do this.

Check this!!!

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My keyboard seems to miss out some letters when I type them. I have to type very slow to ensure all letters reach the screen. Any Ideas ?

Answer:Satellite A200-1AI: keyboard miss out some letters when I type


The same happened to me. I use a old notebook and the issue was solved by BIOS update.
It seems you A200 notebook is a very new series and not very long on the market.
Therefore I don?t think that new BIOS is already available.

Take a look on the Toshiba page from time to time and maybe the new BIOS will be available.

Best regards

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I am using Toshiba L730 Satellite Pro with part number PSK09L - 009005.

While typing on keyboard, the cursor jumps to random locations and its hard to complete at least a sentance without errors.

I tried searching for Keyboard Drivers but I don't get to see the Part Number PSK09L - 009005 to choose right BIOS or Keyboard Drivers.

Please advise.


Answer:Satellite L730 - Keyboard jumps while typing.


Try please to disable touchpad and check if the same will happen again.

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I have been using a foldable keyboard and a remote keyboard and have been having problems:

1.Characters not showing when typed.
2.Cursor jumping from typing position to another place usually outside the box that I am typing in.
3.Characters repeating while typing.
4.Actions ie Backspace not operating.

These problems do not seem to happen in Gmail and are not happening as I type this.
The problems have occurred so far in Google Calendar,a text doco and login to a site.
The problem did occur with the on board keyboard once so I am wondering if it is a malfunction or a virus.

Any ideas ?.

Answer:Satellite C660 keyboard typing issue


In this forum you could find a lot threads about similar theme and the solution is easy:
You have to update the BIOS.
New BIOS version would solve the issue? this was also confirmed in the forum.

Good luck

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We have an L450D-119 running Windows 7 64bit.

Occasionally, the keyboard simply stops typing. There is no explanation and no repeatable event. It does not seem to be after any repeatable activity like suspend or hibernate, it just seems to happen. A reboot cures the problem.

It is worth noting that when the keyboard has stopped accepting characters the mouse pad and buttons still work.

This is my second L450D-119, the first was returned with 24 hours for the same reason.

It seems this one has always done it to some extent and the user, not me I might add, has simply seen it as an annoyance and rebooting - clearly this is unacceptable.

My choices are fix it or take it back. So by posting on this forum I am hoping to find a resolution but if nothing is forth coming I shall be forced to take it back and this time it will be for a refund and not exchange.

Thank you for your help and any suggestions


Message was edited by: iwaddo

Answer:Satellite L450D-119 - Keyboard just stops typing


Have you installed any keyboard/mouse drivers? (for an external Logitech mouse for example)
Maybe there is a 3rd party driver installed that is conflicting.

Also check the Sticky Keys settings. If you hold down some keys, Sticky Keys may activate. Untick "Turn on Sticky Keys"
Win7: Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\Ease of Access Center\Make the keyboard easier to use

A BIOS Update may also help. You can download the latest BIOS from the Toshiba Website.

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Wondering whether someone can help. I recently purchased a Satellite L500 and the keyboard is giving problems. Every day two or three times it starts typing giberrish - i.e I type L it will type another letter and so on - and it only fixes the problem by doing a reboot.

Any idea what may cause this problem or how it can be fixed? Its a brand new machine so I am surprised by the problem?

Many Thanks

Answer:Re: Satellite L500 - Keyboard starts typing Giberrish

Hi Partha,

> Its a brand new machine so I am surprised by the problem?
That makes no difference. Such problems or other ones can happen always even the notebook is few days old.

Regarding your problem: Have you checked the keyboard input language? I don?t know which native language you want to use but I would recommend removing all other languages.
Start > Control Panel > Regional and Language Options > Language > Details

In worst case if it would be a hardware issue, you should get a new keyboard for free from an authorized service provider due warranty.

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How do I turn on the audio/sounds on my keyboard so that it creates a beep or similar every time I depress a key - I need this because I keep missing keys and making lots of typos.

I have searched all the obvious places and see no mention of how to do it anywhere?

Answer:Satellite Pro P100: how to enable keyboard sound during typing

I don't think there is such an option on a standard windows setup,
but I found the right application for you:

It's called "ClicKey" and is available from this link:

The direct download link would be:

I am just now using it and it's really a new great feeling (typewriter style). I think I will keep this utility for some days until it will annoy me :)



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If I type a series of letters on this keyboard it decides to miss out some of the characters and not type them
I just had to go back and correct everything just now

Please help.

Answer:Satellite C660 - keyboard misses characters out while typing

If I remember well some people here have reported about similar issue and solution was BIOS update.
Does your notebook have original BIOS that you got with your notebook?

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