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Question: keyboard not typing right keys

Hello all i have been having a problem off and on with my keyboard on my asus laptop, sometimes when i press the L key i get a/ instead and when i press the o key i get yt instead of O, I don't really know what is wrong with or making it do that, it is annoying. Sometimes when I hold the shift key for a few seconds and turn on the filter keys and then turn them right back off it goes away but comes back later, has anyone else had this problem, or know what i should do to fix it? Any help would be appreciated. I am running windows 7 on the laptop and purchased it new in feb 10

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Answer: keyboard not typing right keys

"purchased it new in feb 10"It should still be under warranty...sounds like you have a hardware problem and I would contact them immediately and request service on the laptop. Just make sure to save all your important docs and files before sending it away.Chances are they may reformat your drive and lose all, or they will replace the keyboard and still set it back to a factory installation.Too many people send their laptops off and lose all their valuable files not knowing ahead of time.Good LuckSome HELP in posting on plus free progs and instructions Cheers

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When I use the spacebar / appears. When I press return # appears, when I use the back delete button a [ appears. How can I restore the usual setting?I have done a system restore, switched the laptop on and off. It has not restored the usual keyboard. I have tried all the function keys. Please could someone help me with a solution to restore the keyboard's usual settings. Thanks

Answer:Keyboard typing different keys from what it normally does

This just started suddenly? No spilling of any liquid or other "abuse" of the computer? It sounds to me like the keyboard gets the wrong signals - not even enabling num lock or anything of the kind should result in such behavior - the space bar, return and back key are all pretty much the same on all keyboard-types - unless you've installed some sort of key-remapper (which is highly unlikely, given you've done a system restore) - which makes me wonder - have you run a keyboard test from the BIOS/startup diagnostic?Most likely it's a shot keyboard, given that no abuse has taken place - run the diagnostic test on the keyboard, and see what turns up.

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I was randomly playing a game, then all of a sudden my keyboard started typing weirdly. Eg. when i type a, e appears and when i type e, L appears. I went on control panel and the keyboard was still set to "English (United States) - US" and the language was still set to English. I tried pressing Ctrl + Shift and that didn't help either, no matter how many times i pressed it. Can someone help please?

Answer:Keyboard typing different keys than what i press? Help.

Quote: Originally Posted by TechTyler

I was randomly playing a game, then all of a sudden my keyboard started typing weirdly. Eg. when i type a, e appears and when i type e, L appears. I went on control panel and the keyboard was still set to "English (United States) - US" and the language was still set to English. I tried pressing Ctrl + Shift and that didn't help either, no matter how many times i pressed it. Can someone help please?

Are you using a laptop or a desktop system?

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ok can anyone help me. My cat walked across my t43p thinkpad and now the l is a 3 , k is 2 and so on

Answer:laptop keyboard typing wrong keys

some cat

your numlock key is on

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I have a Equium L-20, just bought it and every so often it is missing characters while typing, these are random, it isn?t as if certain keys are sticking can go through and type the alphabet and every 2 or 3 times it will miss letters or characters out as if I hadn?t pressed the keys, also the space bar can miss now and again.

Would this be a keyboard fault or software, it?s kind of got me puzzled and almost to point of returning it for a replacement.
During this short post it missed 4 letters out, had to check it and fill in the blanks

Answer:Equium L-20: Keyboard random keys not typing


Well, I have read some topics about the similar issues in this forum and I think it?s not a keyboard drive problem. In my opinion it?s something wrong with the keyboard hardware or with the cable connection.
I think the best way is to contact the ASP for the detailed informations. If the warranty is valid, all replacements will be done for free.


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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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Hello, I went through the process of cleaning my mouse while the monitor was off and I'm fairly sure I clicked something maybe I shouldn't have but after that the whole keyboard was messed up..

E shows up as ]
D shows up as ''

Esc, start, [ , n, y, I, F1-F12 keys don't register, among a few others..

Things I've tried so I don't waste anyones time.. [Windows 7]
Changed Location, Keyboard Layout (English - US) is the only language
Ctrl - Shift x1/2, Alt - Shift x1/2, and pretty much any other variant I could think of.
Plugged another keyboard in, same thing.
Plugged keyboard in another computer, works like a charm.
Restarted, plugged and unplugged. Uninstalled and tried to update driver..

Nothing worked so far, hopefully you can can make something happen.
Thanks in advance.

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I have a thinkpad edge 15 and I have had it for several years now and sometimes if I press on  "e" ,"3" "the volume buttons" I get a different resposne on my screen.For example,I would type "e" then I might get a "p" or it may effect the volume.I need to find a way to resolve this issue.This laptop has had water spilled on it and has been dropped,but has been in a laptop case and I think that might be the issue,but I would appricate it if you guys can give me tips on how to resolve this issue.Thanks!!

Answer:Edge 15: Unsual keyboard keys issue when typing

Hi, Im not sure if you have solved the issue you are having, but this happened because the connection on the end of the ribbon which connects the keyboard to the motherboard corrodes. We had about 20 laptops with this issue and solved them all by cleaning the end of the ribbon with a rubber. Hope this helps! Tom

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Apologies for what is probably a stupid question.
I have a Tecra A2 and run XP proffesional.
Suddenly some of the keys are typing symbols different to those indicated on the keys.
Pleeeeze tell me how to reset the keyboard to default.

With thanks, Danny.

Answer:Keyboard keys of Tecra A2 typing wrong symbols?

Hi mate,

it could be that you have a wrong keyboard map. A keyboard map is like a draft for your hardware which identfies which char is displayed when you hit a key on your keyboard.
Keyboard maps a depending which language you use so if the symbols on the screen do not match the input of your typing then it could be that a wrong keyboard map is set.

In such case you will have to set another keyboard language.

To change the keyboard map you must do the following:
Click Start -> Settings -> Control Panel -> Regional and Language options -> Click on the Tab "Languages" -> Details -> Choose your input language which matches your keyboard

Good luck and nice weekend

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Dear all, I recently purchansed Lenovo Z500. It has been great but I have had some key board problems. When I browse the Internet or doing some work on Word, the keyboard doesn't let me type. Instead the buttons do other functions, like minimizing or maximizing the current window when I need to type something. It seems like everytime I restart the Windows, it solves the problem. Is there any other way to fix it, or is there a special button I don't know? Or is there a complete list of key functions? I know the function key combination listed in the link below pg29. But they don't help me solve the problem.  Please advice, Baha

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Hello, thanks for any help. My "3edc" keys are typing incorrect characters. They display different items each time I press the keys. I replaced the keyboard and it solved the problem for a few weeks, then the same problem returned. I do not have the original Windows CD. Moderator note: Log removed and topic moved BACK to Windows 7. In this topic: member was told that the problem is not malware related and instructed to post in the Windows 7 forum OR External Hardware. ~ OB

Answer:Keyboard keys "3edc" typing incorrect characters

What characters are being displayed when you type those keys example: 3=$ e=^

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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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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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Hi there, and thanks in advance for any assistance you can offer! This problem is really frustrating because I have important things I need to do asap and I am prevented from doing them.

EDIT: It seems the problem is exclusive to Firefox... I never use IE so I didn`t think to check until now, but yup, it`s just Firefox.

The problem is my keyboard. I was just posting in a discussion forum and going to hit the square bracket again to quote someone. But I think I hit something at the same time as pressing that key, as I was going for the A key but instead I hit around the shift key. So I think I hit the square bracket key plus the shift key or something around there, at once. Or perhaps a combination of three keys.. or perhaps this has nothing to do with the problem at all.. or for all I know I have a virus (although I have been scanning a lot lately and all seems clean). And now here is the problem:

left square bracket gives me nothing if I press it once, and if I press it twice: ^^
right square bracket gives me nothing if I press it once, and if I press it twice:
quotation mark: ` (ex: I don`t.. notice this is not the same as a usual quotation mark)
shift + two gives me " instead of the AT for e-mails
interrogation mark:
exclamation mark: oh, apparently this still works! lol
right slash (I think it is right, could be left I guess, I`m not sure which is which):
left slash: <
I don`t even know what those V brackets for HTML are called but they give me the ... Read more

Answer:some keys on keyboard no longer give proper symbol, only when typing on internet(???)

"Regional Settings | Regional Options (select you country/location and language) | goto Advanced tab and select your language again"
This should do the trick.
If not, simply store your bookmarks and whatnot, uninstall, reinstall Firefox, and they should be set to what you need them to be.

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today morning,I downloaded webex for a meeting. After few seconds my Webex page is stuck. I restarted the system. Later i find some of the keys on the right side of the laptop keyboard is not giving the rightletters. My system is loaded with Windows Vista Business. Have Norton as antivirus. I uninstalled the keyboard driver and installed still not working. Someone help me out in this problem.   


Go to Solution.

Answer:Lenovo N 3000 laptop error. Some Keyboard keys are not giving the right letter when typing

What kind of letters? Digits?Try Fn+Numlock to switch

//help will save the world

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Hello Bleeping Computer people!
Computer with the problem is a desktop. HP Pavilion Model number a4327c-b. Windows 7. 
My problem: Keyboard keys unexpectedly stop tying text and instead, pressing a key, activates a function. 
For example typing the F key opens the File menu. Tested with a second keyboard and had the same problem.  Problem started unexpectedly, without warning. Problem occurs when surfing the web and playing free online games at MSN and other popular sites.
Mouse works. Norton Security Suite working.
Temporary fix: Opened the On Screen Keyboard and pinned it to Task Bar. Opening and minimizing the On Screen Keyboard fixes the problem for a few minutes but then the problem reoccurs. Problem seems to reoccur when surfing the web and playing free online games at MSN and other popular sites.
Descriptions: Of how the problem effects these programs:
Outlook: Can’t open New Message. When forwarding an email can’t address it or type text. Keyboard keys act as if they are function keys. For example typing F opens the File Menu. Other keys open other Outlook functions/menus.
Word 2007: Can’t type in a Document. Type F key and Office Button opens.  Other keys activate other Word functions.
Internet Explorer: In all Search boxes, can’t type. F key opens File menu. Other keys effect other menus.
Thank you for any help you can provide,

Answer:Keyboard stops typing text, keys start activating functions/menus

Simple question I have to ask when I see a issue such as yours: Are you in the United States? If so are you a Comcast customer?

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My keyboard is typing letters and numbers when pushing letter keys. I've made sure im on the right mode. You know FN -11 / FN -10. I have a Satellite L300D-11V running Windows vista home premium. Can anyone help?

I have also tried holding down both shift keys for 20seconds and both shift and the alt key for 20secs, but no change. Sticky keys are not on and the keyboard language is set to united kingdom.

Any help would be great,


Answer:Re: Keyboard typing letter and numbers when pushing letter keys


Can you connect the external usb keyboard to check?

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I own a Lenovo 3000 y410  and as my title indicates it is constantly typing q even without  touching the keyboard.This doesn't seem like it is a physical problem because i was able to take the key totally off ( so that there was nothing on the sensor), and clean this area with compressed air. Even while the key was not there the problem continued, so it is not just a jammed key or anything.Could this be some other issue?Thanks

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My Computer Specs:

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 8, 64 bit
Processor: AMD E-300 APU with Radeon(tm) HD Graphics, AMD64 Family 20 Model 2 Stepping 0
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 3682 Mb
Graphics Card: AMD Radeon HD 6310, 384 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 280501 MB, Free - 244332 MB; D: Total - 23953 MB, Free - 2893 MB;
Motherboard: Hewlett-Packard, 188B
Antivirus: AVG Internet Security 2014, Updated and Enabled
The notebook that is having the problem is an HP 2000-2b19WM

When i turn on the notebook it would ask me to log in but none of the keys would work so i would have to press the button that allows me to go back to where i can choose log into another users account. Then i would click on my account
at which time all the keys on the keyboard would work except 5, 6, b, n, and the delete key. I reinstalled the keybaords software but that did not make the keys work. I looked online and on this website for solutions to the problem but none of the 4 or 5 solutions that i read about worked for my problem. I finally wiped the hard drive and reinstalled windows 8 but the problem is still there. I wondered if something got under the keys of the keybaord themselves so i took a couple off and looked and there was nothing. I pressed the keys while their cover was off and it still did not work. If the solution you tell me works for me, tell me how come wiping the drive and then reinstalling Windows 8 did not fix the problem. I googled my... Read more

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Please help! A while ago my computer started randomly typing the same key over and over, as if I was holding it in. I restarted the laptop and it stopped. A few times after that the same problem happened with different keys, making it impossible to do anything until I restarted the laptop. Now it is happening again with the "5" key and nothing, not even restarting has helped. I've tried various virus scans and although I got rid of a few viruses, the problem still stayed. I tried banging the keyboard as well.
Please help! I'm typing this on my iPod!
Thanks in advance!

Answer:Keys typing by them selves....

Hi MyNameIsJohn,

Welcome to TSF! In order to help you I need initial logfiles. Please read our First Steps.

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hi,i have a laptop and only two of the ten keys type anything.... the keys arent locked, and im stuckplease help

Answer:only two number keys are typing

Do you have antivirus protection? Also, have you installed any new hardware/software directly BEFORE this issue occurred?[glb]Flame[/glb]

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I followed another thread and found that my problem is with an add-on, however I can not pin point which add-on(s).

When I run IE with no addons IE works fine.

Answer:skipped keys when typing in ie8

Disable the add-ons one by one until you figure out which one is.

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All the typing keyes stick on this Laptop can anyone tell me how can I fix this problem, keyes sticking are the Del, the enter key and all the cursor keyes. everything on the far right of the key pad.

Answer:Trouble with typing keys

did you ever spill anything on your laptop? if its juice or the like, it may cause the keys to stick. if its just sticking without a reason, then you may want to try contacting the manufacturer for replacement keys and the mechanism that goes underneath. im guessing your laptop uses scissor keys.

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Thanks for the help in advance. I am not sure what I should do. I have a Toshiba laptop and have owned it for about a year now. In the last two days, the "7" key and the "home" key have been typing on their own. It seems to get worse (the keys type more frequently) the longer the computer is running. I scanned for viruses but didn't find anything.

Anybody have an idea?

Answer:Help. Keys automatically typing

Have you checked for spyware? I recommend using the following 3 anti-spyware utilities:

Ad-Aware 2007
Spybot Search & Destroy
AVG Anti-Spyware

All are free and can be downloaded over the Internet.

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Examples: Every time I type "B", Windows Media Player opens. "Control" now switches tabs instantly for some reason. Copy-pasting text? Good luck with a non-functional control key.

I heard it could have something to do with the Windows key being stuck, but no other keys appear to be affected (Win+L should lock my computer, which would lock me out permanently because I can't type passwords like this). Sticky keys is NOT enabled.

This issue had happened before, but then it was much much worse, with almost all keys doing something I never asked them to do. The problem stopped by itself, also without an obvious cause.

This started without warning or reason. I never shut my computer down, so it can't have happened during sleep.

Any ideas?

PS: just a few hours ago, the problem disappeared. I went to a meeting for about two hours, and when I returned the problem was back...

Answer:Typing certain keys does things I don't want

Keyboard could be failing. If you have a spare, try it for a while.

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I don't know what I hit, but I'm actually typing this from my husband's computer because I can't type anything from my computer now. When I type "t" it comes out t5. Then I hit backspace and it comes out with dashes. Nothing is what it is supposed to be. I have a Satellite Toshiba laptop and it runs Windows XP. I tried to reboot, but then I ran into another problem. I couldn't type in my password to let me back into Windows. Everytime I type "R" it shows that I typed 2 letters in the password screen. My mom said I might have numlock on, but as far as I can tell, it isn't on and even when I press function F11 it doesn't seem to do anything. I still have some kind of code enabled. How do I go back to regular typing?

Answer:keys are typing in code?

Even if someone can tell me what to search, that would be helpful. I can't find any information about this as I don't even know what it is or how I turned this code thing on. If this has been posted before, please forgive me and send me to the link.

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Answer:Typing certain keys other characters appear i

control panel/region and language/keyboardsi hate computers!but cant help myself....

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Hi, I bought a Lenovo Essential G580 on 15th May 2013. Everything was working perfectly until yesterday when my keyboard started to type random characters. I had just put my laptop to sleep on the night of 20th July 2013 and when I switched on the laptop on the evening of 21st July 2013 the keyboard started typing random stuff. There has been no spillage on the laptop as its safely covered on my table and I am the only one living in my room. Also to make sure its not because of a software glitch, I tried the following: 1. Restarted the system multiple times2. Went to an earlier System restore point. (Tried 5 different one's)3. Refreshed the system4. Took a backup and Formatted the whole hard disk and reinstalled Windows.5. Switched off the laptop for the night and tried switching it on today morning. None of the above helped. So obviously it is not a software problem. (FYI: The Onscreen Keyboard just works fine) A few example stuff which I get when I press the keys: CAPS Lock: WX (When I press Caps lock key it types WX along with it so the pattern goes like this: WXwxWXwxWXwx and so on if you keep pressing caps lock)q: When I press q its types a tab with qwm: its types yum instead of mw: works like caps lock key. Turns on Caps and types WX too.x: same as wBackspace: Backspace deletes one character and along with that presses the enter key too The keys in the middle row i.e.. asdfghjkl are all working fine. The problem seems to be with t... Read more

Answer:Lenovo Essential G580 Keyboard Malfunctioning (Keyboard typing unnecessary characters)

hi bijoy3d,
Welcome to the Forums.
What you can try is to reseat the keyboard ribbon (see page 49-51 of the hardware maintenance manual). If that doesn't work, there's really something wrong with the physical keyboard and you need to contact lenovo support for service.
Best regards,

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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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Hello there. Yesterday, I bought the Ideapad 310-15isk, and it's phenomenal in many aspects. However, I'm a bit bothered by the extensive keyboard this laptop has, most importantly, the pagination commands on the arrow keys. I've been meaning to find a solution to disable those and just make them work on the Numpad since it's really bothersome to type on and then go all the way back because of the return pagination key. Is there any solution for this to unbind those commands only on the arrow keys?

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Several days ago I noticed that these keys were having difficulty in responding when they were struck. Sometimes I had to press hard on the keys to get them to work until eventually they stop responding. I am wondering if it's a hardware or software problem. I used an external keyboard as well as the onscreen keyboard and they work fine. So should I replace the keyboard???......

Answer:My Inspiron 15 7000 7537 keyboard arrow keys, space bar, n, b keys not responding

Charlesgen17,You can click the link below to try the steps listed for resolving keyboard keys.How to remove a key on your Dell laptop keyboardIf the information does not resolve the issue with your keyboard you will need to have it replaced. If you are within your warranty the number to call is 1-800-624-9896 US.If out of warranty you can call the Dell Spare Parts Department at 1-877-717-3355.USInspiron 7537 Keyboard Part Numbers are listed below for US customers.P/N MWMX6    KYBD,103,US,FR-ENG BI,C14SNB2   orP/N  KK7X9      KYBD,102,US,ENG,C14SNB2Inspiron 7537 Drivers, Downloads and Service Manuals

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This is an odd issue that I have not found anyone else having. I am not sure as to the cause of it. 

Basically, when I press certain pairs of keys, the computer acts as though another key is being pressed as well. 
Some examples:
q+s: qws
w+d: wed
r+y: ryu
k+u: kui
l+i: lio

There are others, as well as ones with 3 keys triggering a fourth. They follow no general pattern (although wd, qs, ku, and li are the same pattern
on the keyboard, that pattern doesn't cause a similar response on other keys, like ef, rg, th, yj, etc.)

This problem has persisted as long as I have had this laptop. I got it used on Amazon. It said that, in terms of condition, it just had a few minor
scratches and such, which is accurate. 

This occurs every time the keys are pressed at the same time (in fact, while typing this, I was constantly having to correct typos such as "everyu",
"lioke",  and "whiole".)

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Have a dell vostro 200, win 7 ultimate.  Usb mouse works fine, but usb keyboard does not.  I can't type anything from it,  but I can get into safe mode with f8.  In safe mode also, the keyboard doesn't work for typed input.  What's going on

Answer:usb mouse works fine, usb keyboard fn keys and arrow keys work but cant type

Have you tried a different keyboard to see if its the system or the keyboard?

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Hi guys,

I'm running Windows 7 on an HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook PC, Service Pack 1.

Basically what happens is whenever I type 'b', it comes out as 'b4', 'B' comes out as 'B$', 'n' comes out as 'n7' and 'N' comes out as 'N&'.

This was a pain to type because of this problem. Wondering if you guys have a fix. Thanks.

Note: Sometimes this will go away for a day or two, but always comes back. Literally just now as I am typing this sentence it went away, but it always comes back (lol). I was wondering if you guys have seen this and have a permanent fix. Thanks :)

Answer:Weird Glitch when typing 'b' and 'n' keys

Hi welcome to TSF

try blowing out the keyboard. hook up an external keyboard to it does it work properly? has anything been spilled on it?

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when typing sometimes when i press a key it wont type. ive plugged in 2 different keyboards and the same thing still happens. at first i thought it was just terrible user error, but ive watchd myself type the keys and noticed that my key press wasnt registering. i noticed that it helps a lil to type slowly. (again its not just user error lol). i only have these typos when typing online.

i updated Acrobat reader, Java, and upgraded to ie9 platform. im still having a lil trouble with it, although it does seem to have improved a bit. i checked for updated drivers and i couldnt find anything.

need help troubleshooting this


Answer:Random keys not typing when pressed

Sometimes, a thorough cleaning of socket and boards with a can of Dust Off or other treated canned air can resolve the problem...
Try a very simple keyboard from any source that you know is working well... Keep a record of the keys that work improperly.

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In excel - when I press the left arrow key it types a 4, when I press the down arrow key it types a 2. But when I hit the up or right arrow key it moves to a different cell like it is supposed to. 

I have hit numlock, i have hit scroll lock, I have tried 2 brand new keyboards and I have restarted my computer about 5 times... nothing is fixing it!


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I have an HP laptop with windows 8.1. My keys are typing multiple letters at a time. For example, when I type "e" it comes up as "ec" when I type "t" it comes up as "tv" all the letters make 2 letters with 1 click. just the numbers are working right. I cant even log into it because I can't get my password to type in correctly. Any suggestions?

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Bought 2 Lenovo B570s in late October, and noticced about 2 weeks after I bought them when I started actually using them, that the keys would frequently repeat at random while typing.  Some keys do it much more than others, and in facct some keys don't do it at all I don't believe.  The worst offenders are on the left side of the keyboard in the middle and bottom rows, though I believe all the keys on the left sside do it to some degree, some keys just aren't used nearly as much as others.  I think I've seen the problem on the right side too, but very rarely and maybe not even all the keys.  I'm intentionally not correcting the duplicate keys that appear as I type this so you can see exxactly what I'm talking about andd how often it occcurrs.  BOTH of my brand new Lenovo B570s bought at the same store 1 day apart have the samme problem, so I find it very hard to believe that others out there haven't experienced this, it can't possibly be that much of a fluke, though it could be batch related.  If anybody has seen this, please reply (don't reply if you haven't).

Answer:Keys repeating while typing on B570

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7For some reason my keyboard is now typing 7 when the left shift key is used and tyoes 2 with the right. 7How can 7I correct this anomaly7 7?

Answer:Shift keys typing numbers!


Maybe you have enabled the numpad?!
You can press FN+F11 key to enable/disable the numpad.

Furthermore can you notice this behavior on an external keyboard?

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I know that this happens by hitting CTRL rather than Shift, but how is it fixed? (see - that should have been a question mark not an accented E)

Answer:keys typing in the wrong symbol

Where do you live? What keyboard do you have? Who else uses your computer?Please look at this: this: other parts of the world the keyboard layout is different. For example, in South America a Latin keyboard layout is common.You may have accidentally installed a keyboard layout for a different region.How to change your keyboard layout  Does that seem to be the problem? 

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Hey there,

I have a Logitech G510 keyboard, I never had any problems until i upgraded to windows 8. If i am typing and try and use the arrow keys to move around with in my text it will just put 3's and w's. I am unsure of what is causing this or what I would really call this problem. If anyone knows how to fix this problem that would be great thank.

Answer:Arrow Keys Problem While Typing

Have you checked the keyboardsettings?

You should find the options here ==> Configuration Screen/ Clock, language and country/ Language

Then chose for Options and check the keyboardlayout. A normal keyboard should be "US International" or "US".

You can also try to download the newest drivers from Logitech. Perhaps the old drivers are confusing Windows 8.

Good luck!

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thinkpad keyboard problem - some keys generate multiple keys when pressed For example, "t" generates "tr", "y" generates "yu", "backspace" generates "backspace" plus "IBM access connections", "m" generates "mn" and "n" generates "mn".  Not all keys are wrong.  For what it's worth, the odd behaviour started shortly after a trip to Miami in which I had a meeting at a cafe in which we were undercover but it was pouring cats and dogs - it was like having a meeting in a sauna - so I am wondering if the high humidity could have caused the behaviour. I tried replacing the keyboard but the new keyboard has the same problem.   The machine in question is a Thinkpad T23 running Windows XP Pro Any help would be appreciated as I am now in Los Angeles using a borrowed Mac! :-) 

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My Dell Inspirion 3148 (Intel i3) laptop's certain keys are not functioning, I have updated all the drivers now what can be done?
performed all steps as asked by agent here....

but still the issue

Answer:Dell Inspirion 3148 keyboard (left side keys like 1, Q, A, Z, Caps Lock) keys are not functioning)

I'm assuming you have windows 10 on the system.....
I'd suggest you check Sticky keys in control panel. You might have mistakenly turn it on.
At the left bottom of taskbar, right click windows icon, click on Control Panel, Ease Of Access, and then Change How Your Keyboard Works. If there's a check mark in box - Turn on Sticky keys) then uncheck it and click Apply.

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Brightness key ( F2 and F3) key stopped working suddenlyI am using the HP 15-af114AU Notebook (AMD A8 Processor) . Operating on Windows 10 -64 bit Its been just 2 weeks I bought. The brightness key i,e, f2 and f3 were working then after some days i noticed it wasn't working ,I tried doing it manually through the brightness option on the settings ,still it wasn't changing.From the time i have bought this notebook i have downloaded only  SKYPE, Chrome and few THEMES for google Chrome.All the other funtion keys are working except these .Please help me with this issue. 

Answer:Brightness control keys (Function keys) on the keyboard stop...

Hi, Try the following. Download the AMD HD Graphics installer on the following link and save it to your Downloads folder. When done, open your Downloads folder, right click the AMD Graphics installer and select 'Run as Administrator' to start the installation. When this has completed, shutdown the notebook. Unplug the AC Adapter and then remove the battery.  Hold down the Power button for 30 seconds.  Re-insert the battery and plug in the AC Adapter. Tap away at the esc key as you start the notebook to launch the Start-up Menu and then select f10 to enter the bios menu.  Press f9 to load the defaults ( this is sometimes f5, but the menu at the bottom will show the correct key ), use the arrow keys to select 'Yes' and hit enter.  Press f10 to save the setting and again use the arrow keys to select 'Yes' and hit enter. Start the notebook and let Windows fully load for a few minutes before checking. Regards, DP-K

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Raandom kkeyss on my kkeyboaarddd aaare repeaaating. aasss you cn ssee, they aare mostslly the a's aaandd some other random lettersss. aaandd them some don't repeaat. ome letterss dddon't work aaaltogether. i'm reaaalllly too tired to go baaac anddd baackspaace alll thesse repeating etterss ssso i'll lelaave them here sso you cn ssee, aaslsso ssometime i'm misssing some letterss, i aam not sspeling them wrong. my shifft kkey aaallssso isn't woring. my kk isss missssing unllesss i pressssss harddd, I hve tried control paanell repeaaat raate sslow ddown. I haave trieddd unddoing my kkeys aandd cleaning them. aaallsso, I recently, likkke aan hour aago, ffixeddd my laaaptops ffaaan by undddoing the baaackk but not taaakking it offf entirely to ffix my incrediby crzy louddd ffafaan. it waas going baaaat**bleep**. I'm sorry iff it's hardd to reaaaddd but aany help woulllddd be great. I cnt aa fffoorddd to buy aa new one, i hve no cue how much it cossstss to take to get fixeddd aandd i needd this ffor colllege in aa week.

Answer:hp Pavillion g4- 1117ddx keyboard repeat keys, non working keys.

Does the same problem happen with an external USB keyboard?

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HiA group of keys in one area of my laptop have all of a sudden started typing numbers instead of their correct letters. Laptop is only 6 months old and all other keys work fine. I have shut down and restarted but just the same.Any ideas how to fix this?Thanks

Answer:Some letter keys on laptop typing numbers

Make/model of laptop - and, what group of keys? I am only guessing, but perhaps there is a way of using a certain group of keys as a Number Pad on your laptop if it does not already have a Number Pad on the keyboard.

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Hi, I'm new to the forums and I am hoping someone can finally help me please as I am at such a loss of what to do next.

I don't know what I have done, or how it happened but some of keys have suddenly started typing the incorrect sign. For example if I press shift 2 I would expect speech marks but instead I get @

So if I press what should be the @ symbol on the keys I get speech marks " instead. If I press shift 3 I would expect to get a pound sign but instead get a hash tag and so it continues with many of the symbols.

This is very frustrating and I really don't know what else to do - I changed the language keyboard input to English QWERTY, no difference. I then read in the internet and changed to English US and still no difference. Any ideas would be much appreciated - thanks in advance!!

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HP 15-ac122ds Laptop. Certain keys were typing multiple characters. I think my keyboard needed to be replaced, but I figured I would try some trouble shooting suggestions posted in an article by HP. I chose the wrong suggestion to try. Which was my fault, "un-install keyboard drive and restart computer." My computer never restarted! I have a black screen after "restarting" and without the keyboard working, I have no idea how to proceed.  Any work arounds?   

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Suddenly as of this morning multiple keys on my laptop type their own key but also other characters. It mostly is just additional symbols rather than letters and tends to be the characters next door which they type.

For example:
1) typing 'p' gives 'p['
2) typing '0' gives '0-'
3) typing '-' gives '0-' also
4) typing '.' gives './'
5) typing '/' gives './' also
6) typing ';' gives ';''
7) and vice versa
Also num pad is not working!

So in short it's like a number of adjacent keys have become fused to each other.

I have tested this and it occurs in all programs and windows. On screen keyboard works fine though.

I have so far uninstalled the device driver rebooted and let it reinstall - changed nothing.

Can anybody help?

Answer:Laptop keys also typing adjacent characters

Do you have another keyboard you can plug in and try? That will tell you if it's the keyboard (problem will not show with replacement) or the keyboard-to-PC interface (problem will persist with replacement). If you don't have an extra yourself, maybe you can borrow one from a friend /family/colleague/neighbor...?

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My wife's 1 yr old L455-S5975 Win7 Toshiba worked great until about 3 weeks ago when numerous problems simultaneously developed. We decided to do a reformat (I think that it was actually a "recovery.")

The computer still isn't right. My wife can live with it but one of the very annoying things that its doing is delaying the display of letters that you type. In other words, if she's trying to type in "" the computer may display one of the first letters (w) and then stop displaying anything else as she continues to type. Then, all of a sudden, the next group of letters will instantly appear. It does this all the time and is very annoying. Other than a complete, full reformat, does anyone have any idea what it may be and how we might fix it?

Answer:Toshiba Satellte keys freeze up while typing

Could be a hard drive problem. If you know the make of the HDD, download a dianostic cd from the manufacturer.

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Hi,my keyboard keys     -    _     are working no more and the arrow keys are not working normally. Sometimes the cursor doesn't move with arrow key navigation, or it runs 2 digits when I hit it one time or it moves only after ~50 hits the first time.  My warranty expired 5 days ago, nice job Lenovo  =(/&%($)="&%  Does somebody have any idea or is the only way to change my keyboard? I know how to do that but this can't be true, I paid 1300? for this %Z()$""%) Ideapad.I used it rarely, never got contact with fluids or dirt. I'm having these issues in safe mode and BIOS too, so this seemed to be a hardware issue. Did anyone have experienced similar issues? regardsJogibaer

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Hey guys,

I'm having a really big problem with my keyboard. I'm running windows 7. The problem started about four days ago, I've searched for various ways to solve this problem but I couldn't find any.

The issue is that randomly, my keyboard will stop typing keys and every time I hit a key, instead of typing a key, it would act as if I was hitting a shortcut. Such as, when it happens i hit the "F" key and the tools options come up. This happens on every windows even on MSN messenger, I hit my keys and it hits shortcut keys for the window I'm on.

I would be using my computer for a while and the keys would work fine but then a little later, somethings 30 minutes sometimes an hour or two, randomly they turn into shortcut keys. Every key i hit, I tried a new keyboard but it seems to happen also. I don't get the issue, I've scanned fully using malwareBytes, MCAffee, and Advanced system pro, but it's still happening. It's really frustrating and annoying when it does happen. I've turned my keyboard off and on, re sync'd. I'm starting to lean more towards it being a virus or something that messed with my settings somehow.

Malwayre Bytes did find something while scanning

files\Spigot\wtxpcom\components\widgitoolbarff.dll (Adware.WidgiToolbar) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.

I'm really stumped here, I haven't tried un-installing my keyboard & re installing it but Idk what good t... Read more

Answer:Keyboard keys randomly turn into shortcut keys

I would also like to add that, when this occurs. I have to restart my computer for the keyboard to work correctly. It's wireless & I've tried a wired keyboard also, it's the same issue.

Also when this happens, while on the internet. Every time I click a link or the internet like "home" "news" anything at all on the internet even an image, it won't go to it but instead it will download the data into my computer... It's very strange & I'm completely stumped on what to do. Or to even search this on google for other similar issues, I don't even know how I would go around to search that. Or what I would type in the search bar. This happens with both Firefox & google chrome. Even outside the internet in just my desktop, it's impossible to type even on notepad.

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I am experiencing 2 problems.
The first problem I am experiencing is that sometimes while typing, my letters will backspace by one like I pressed backspace my self. I don't know what caused this,.
The 2nd is that sometimes while I'm browsing through my computer, the start menu will appear as If I have pressed the windows key. Yet I have not done this. I appreciate any help I could get.

Answer:Computer is deleting keys while typing without pressing backspace.

Try a different keyboard, please.
For comparative purposes, if nothing else.

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When I use the software keybord on my surface pro 4 and type text in a password textbox the keys that I press are not highlighted. Is there a fix to this issue?

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They do  come  and go sometimes. After I sprayed some air to try to clear dust and crumbs it worked for a lil while but then started back. I do still see dust and will keep cleaning. Sometimes the keys are slow to respond or not work at all. It was working fine til a couple days ago. I even reinstalled the operating systems and still doing this. All the rest of the keys work fine except for a few in that row. I dont know if it was a update that caused this or a hardware problem but id like to get it working right agaln.

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Greetings, I am having a strange issue with my Lenovo Y560p laptop.  The keys are not typing the correct letters: For example the "y" key types "{}", the "n" key opens "file" tab, and the "m" key indents sentences or takes me to the beginning of the sentence but also sometimes types "><" and vertical bar.Potentially helpful information:Laptop keys are not dirty, or wet, no spills occurred.Sticky keys is not onI use an external usb keyboard and it works fine (currently doing this to type)I have updated and replaced all keyboard drivers, didnt helpI am using Windows 7 OSI recently moved from the US to Europe (perhaps electricity differences could be a factor?)Num Lock is not onthe keys work properly when I hit them very hard, this is obviously not sustainable or reasonable as I have to hit them quite hardThis issue only happens with a few keys, specifically "y n m" most notably. It is my conclusion that with my limited knowledge it is some sort of keyboard short. Is this reasonable? Please help me remedy this very annoying problem. 

Answer:Keys typing incorrect symbols/indenting sentences/opening new pages on Y560P laptop

Looks like I have stumped the experts? :-/

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New keyboard not typing, old keyboard working

hi there,

would really appreciate some help as am out of ideas. in summary:

- spilled coffee on my old keyboard (generic hid compliant, usb) so some keys not working
- bought a new keyboard (generic hid compliant, usb)
- new keyboard recognized but cannot type. works fine on other pcs
- old keyboard works and types fine (except for some keys due to coffee spill)
- installed, upgraded, uninstalled ALL drivers and keyboard, no joy
- in bios, usb keyboard enabled, detected for both, legacy option enabled
- ran restore previous config that worked, no joy
- reverted to old registry backup, no joy
- deactivated firewall HIPS, no joy
- tested all usb ports, working fine
- tested new mouse, generic hid compliant, usb; worked fine
- tried a ps2 adaptor, some keys responsive after prolonged press but all accessibility options turned off
- ps2 ports working, tested with mouse only
- old keyboard works on other PCS also
can i request some help or advice? am running an intel 2ghz dual cpu with windows xp 2002 sp3 with 1gb ram.

thanks in advance

Answer:New keyboard not typing, old keyboard working

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hi there,

would really appreciate some help as am out of ideas. in summary:

- spilled coffee on my old keyboard (generic hid compliant, usb) so some keys not working
- bought a new keyboard (generic hid compliant, usb)
- new keyboard recognized but cannot type. works fine on other pcs
- old keyboard works and types fine (except for some keys due to coffee spill)
- installed uninstalled drivers and keyboard, no joy
- in bios, usb keyboard enabled, detected for both, legacy option enabled
- ran restore previous config that worked, no joy
- reverted to old registry backup, no joy
- deactivated firewall HIPS, no joy
- tested all usb ports, working fine
- tested new mouse, generic hid compliant, usb; worked fine

can i request some help or advice? am running an intel 2ghz dual cpu with windows xp 2002 sp3 with 1gb ram.

thanks in advance

Answer:New keyboard not typing, old keyboard working

Since you've only tried one new keyboard, it cannot be ruled out that you had the bad luck to get a faulty one.

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I recently (w/in last 2 weeks) purchased and received an E545 and after less than 8 hours of use the keyboard is extremely loose on the right hand side, primarily where the number pad sits but also extend into the right side of the alpha keyboard.  By losse, I mean that it doesn't sit well and when you press down on a key in that area of the keyboard, the entire right side of keyboard depresses.  ti's very disconcerting when typing and also extremely loud, which is an issue since I use the machine in meetings to take notes.  
I've not seen much in searching, except for threads that are several years old.  I wanted to get some user input before contacting Lenovo, as I'm sure it will be better advice and less of a hassle.
Many thanks in advance for any help.
Moderator Note; subject edited; system type corrected

Answer:E545 keyboard problem - many keys not working - loose keyboard cable

Welcome to Lenovo Community Forums!
I?m sorry to hear that the entire keyboard of your Lenovo ThinkPad E545 depresses on key presses.
From what you have posted, it sounds like a keyboard flex. Keyboard flexing occurs if the board supporting the keys is not rigid or if the design of the keyboard is faulty. For good keyboards, the effect shouldn't be noticeable.
If you feel excessive flexing in your keyboard, try to reseat the keyboard. Since your system is under warranty, I would strongly suggest you to take assistance from Lenovo technical support.
Click here to open a link where you can select the country and get the exact contact support number. I?m sure they will be a great help.
Best Regards,

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I am using a Razer Arctosa keyboard on my desktop computer running Win7 (keyboard is approx 2 years old).

I am experiencing the following (recently, and sometimes it occasionally goes back to normal):

Pressing "w" registers "w4"
Pressing "W" (shift + w) registers "W$"
Pressing "4" registers "w4"
Pressing "$" (shift + 4) registers "W$"
(As if "w" and "4" are linked; occasionally it registers as "4w")

Pressing "u" registers "u" and F5.
(which means when I am typing and press the "u" it refreshes my page... this is the second time I am writing this...)

Pressing the Windows key registers NumLock toggle.

Pressing "7" registers "/7"

This is all of the weird ones I have noticed. All other keys seem normal.
As I type this it has done the above, but now it is back to normal. Cannot find a pattern when it decides to change from crap to normal. It is back to crap again.
This is the 4th day since it started and the computer has been restarted/shutdown various times.
I have also checked for malware and it is all clear.
The most recent keyboard drivers have been downloaded and installed, but did not fix it.
No liquids have been spilled.
Have searched the web and have not encountered a solution (or someone with the exact kind of problem).
Anyone has any idea of a fix or what may be affecting it?

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Answer:Keyboard: some keys registering 2 keys

Pretty much every time I see this it's due to something spilled on the keyboard that has damaged it or just a keyboard that has failed.

Test it on another computer, if it does the same thing then it needs to be replaced. On the other computer don't load any drivers or software for it just plug it in and wait for Windows to install it's drivers for it and test it.

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Hi, thanx for ur time in reading this. My laptop keyboard suddenly stopped working, some number keys an some character keys not working. But my biggest problem is the letters, you see:a = aqs = swd = def = frj = juk = kil = loetc.And i checked there is no dust or anything under the keyboard! PLEASE HELP!

Answer:How to fix HP G61 keyboard? some keys not working some keys ...

Hi, Try the following. Shut down the notebook, unplug the AC Adapter and then remove the battery.  Hold  down the Power button for 30 seconds.  Re-insert the battery and plug in the AC Adapter. Tap away at the esc key as you start the notebook to launch the Start-up Menu and then select f10 to enter the bios menu.  Press f5 to load the defaults ( this is sometimes f9, but the menu at the bottom will show the correct key ), use the arrow keys to select 'Yes' and hit enter.  Press f10 to save the setting and again use the arrow keys to select 'Yes' and hit enter. Regards, DP-K

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I have a Tecra A3 and are using it with a Microsoft Comfort keyboard. The problem is that ever since the keyboard drivers have been installed the function keys (i.e. Fn + F2 to change power mode) now carry out additional funcitons i.e Fn + F2 also brings up the My Pictures folder. The strangest on is turning the wirelss network card on or off with the switch on the front of the notebook. This has the additional effect of loading an extra copy of MS Outlook each time it is swithed.
I have the latest version of Microsoft IntelliType Pro (version 5.20.412.0)

Any idea on how to solve this?

Answer:Tecra A3 Keyboard Function keys and Microsoft Comfort Keyboard


Sorry but you have not explained do you have this problem now using notebook keyboard or external one.

If the problem persists using an external one I think that you can not use Toshiba FN+FX key combinations. Every external keyboard is specific one and in my opinion you should check user?s manuals and check also all additional functions. I am also pretty sure that you are able to configure some special keys on your own.

The issue with WLAN switcher is very strange. Try to remove Microsoft specific software and check if the functionality is like before.

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As I wrote in the title, my Shift and Alt keys stopped working for keyboard shortcuts. However, the Shift key still works when capitalizing letters.

I've been dealing with this problem off/on for the past two weeks and haven't been able to figure it out. I've gone into Ease of Access features and turned on/off all of the available options (Mouse Keys, Sticky Keys, Toggle Keys, Filter Keys). I've pressed Shift for 8 seconds, and pressed it 5 times, and still haven't been able to correct it.

Thank you in advance for any help offered.

Possibly helpful additional information:
I've got a Spanish/Latin American keyboard layout installed in addition to the US English keyboard layout. I toggle back and forth with Left Alt + Shift (which is how I noticed my Shift key stopped working).
I play a game whose controls rely on a lot of Shift key pressing and holding.

Answer:Keyboard - Shift & Alt keys stopped working for keyboard shortcuts

When was the last time you used a can of air cleaner on the keyboard? If it isn't from contact wear often keyboards tend to get loaded up with dust and debris!

One example of that is having any snacks onhand around a pc where little bits get passed along from your fingers onto and under the keys themselves. Keyboards are known to get loaded up fast with any foods present!

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I have a Dell M1330 Laptop that has served me quite well for several years. I just replaced the keyboard the other day and everything is working fine, except that the new keyboard has a slightly different layout than the old keyboard did. For example, with the new keyboard all the F1, F2, F3, etc.. keys have function secondaries on them like multimedia, brightness, antennae toggle, and so on. My old keyboard didnt have most of these and so when I attempt to use them on the new keyboard they simply do not work. In fact when I use function keys as if I still had my old keyboard installed the functions work, which means it is the software interpretation of the keys that I need to change. Does anybody know how I can fix this so that the keys of the new keyboard and functions match what the keys actually say?

Another thing to add is that some of the new function keys on the new laptop such as antennae toggle were not on my last keyboard at all because they are softkeys on the case of my computer, and I am not sure a function like that would be able to be added to the keyboard mapping at all, but I'm not sure.

Also, I would prefer to not install third party software to accomplish this, even if it means I need to delve into the registry manually. Can anybody help??

Answer:New laptop keyboard has different layout, keys function like old keyboard? Help! (:

You might try holding the 'fn' key while you tap the fnumber key.

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  So the 'S' key has worn out and I don't know where to find a replacement. Be informed also that I live in Malaysia so Amazon and Ebay is not really an option for me.Can I DIY it?

Answer:Y510P keyboard keys worn out - Looking for Keyboard Replacement

Since you have not received any suggestions till now.
I will say ebay is the best place, not sure why it is not available in Malaysia.
Also, if you cannot find a vendor I will say that it is only a cosmetic effect, better with a cosmetic defect than a functional one while replacing the key.
You can try this website -

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Hello everyone!
Some days ago, I locked my laptop and went to a meeting, after I came back I wanted to enter my password but some keys weren't working, I tried with a USB keyboard, same problem! so i tried on-screen keyboard but I had same problem again!!!!!!
so I restarted my laptop again and again, suddenly it worked, but today I have same problem again, same keys don't work again. I restarted many times, few times it's working, but many times I face same problem again. I have to lock my laptop many times and this is a big problem for me.
My Laptop model: ASUS K556U
My USB keyboard: CANYON
Windows: 10 64 bit

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I had a problem with my laptop which is certain key on my keyboard is not functioning. The weird is, it happened without a reason. because after I shutdown doing my work when I turn it on again, I discovered my "s", "d", "g", "h", "\", "m", " left shift", "caps lock" and "~" key did not work at all. I try taking the key off, cleaning underneath, but nothing seems to be working. After that I try to use usb keyboard and it seems the key can be entered. So I thought my hardware is the problem. than I replace into the new one, but still having the same problem. I already waste my money buying new keyboard. Does any one happen to know what sort of problem this is and how I would go about fixing it? Is it related to the registry. My laptop is Acer aspire 4740G, ram 4GB, processor i3 2.4GHz. I hope someone can help me to solve this problem.

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Hi guys, Something really strange started happening two days ago. Out of the blue the following keys stopped working: GHBackspaceWindows [email protected]' The laptop is a couple of years old and a bit dusty, so I took it to the local shop to get the keyboard replaced and cleaned. Seemed to be working fine when I left the shop. Then, a little while ago the space key and P stopped. Five minutes later they started working again but ctrl stopped and N is temperamental. I haven't spilt anything on it or knocked it. Any ideas what's going on?

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I have just bought a Microsoft All in One Wi Fi keyboard with the Spanish Keyboard layout as I am based in Spain, which is working very well. I have linked it with a Minix Neo X8-H smart TV box but when I use the keyboard it responds as if I had used the keys on an English board. For example when I press full stop key with caps shift it does not give me a colon as on the keyboard but types a right arrow. The 8 with caps shift should give me a left bracket but in fact gives me a star.
Is there an easy way that I am not aware of to properly match the Spanish keyboard layout with my Minix.
Many thanks Helen G

Answer:Spanish keyboard keys behaving like English keyboard

Just a thought and I could be wrong. Have you set the smart TV box language to Spanish or English if it's set to English this may be the problem.

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I have a Dell 7737 laptop and from time to time it develops a firmware glitch where random keys stop working for both BIOS Setup and Operating Systems. After such thing happens neither shutdown (Full shutdown / Fast Boot disabled) nor restart get the keyboard back to a normal state. At this point the only workarround is to disconnect the AC power cord and then either drain the battery or physically remove it.
This laptop's battery cover is not designed for daily removal and it is starting to get loose because of this BIOS bug.
I am running BIOS version A14 but this bug was present since I purchased the laptop with BIOS version A07. Sometimes I cannot even type my password because the random keys that stop working match those it uses.
Please Dell could you provide a BIOS hotfix for this annoying issue? 

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Hello all;
recently, my ASUS laptop keyboard has been acting really erratic. Some examples are that every time I press a key, it types a different key or another key along with it, some keys simply don't work at all, and some keys just initiate some kind of massive sequence of autotyping a single character or random characters.
At first, I thought something must be wrong with the physical keyboard itself, but the day after I noticed the issue (which is actually today), I discovered some functions of my internet browsers aren't working probably either and not only because of the unknown keystrokes. Some of the website certificates I visited suddenly weren't trusted.
To go along with that, the touch pad I use to navigate and click on items tends to go in and out, but the actual two mouse buttons work fine. Another strange quirk when I opened notepad was that somehow the auto-key strokes started typing my computer's date and time!
I have run the latest MalwareBytes anti-malware with a full-scan and did remove some malicious objects, but the problem still remains. Could I have a virus/key-logger? Can anyone help?
Thanks for any assistance

Answer:Keyboard typing on its own

Have you tried using another keyboard?
What model Asus is it?
The certificate problem could be the computer clock is off which usually means a bad CMOS battery.
EDIT:  Any chance some liquid could of been spilled on it?

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So I decided to clean my usb keyboard so I opened it with some screw drivers, little did I kow the re-assembly would be so difficut. There where these little plastic pieces for each key but they where loosly placed on some plastic sheets. I did my best at placing everything and pluged it in.

It won't type now. First time it wasn't typing but then I did something, and it typed again but a couple keys where not, so I reopened, placed and tried again. Now it's not typing at all. I'm on the on-screen kb and when I press num lock and caps lock the little green lights do turn on the usb keyboard.

I've tried uninstallng and reinstalling the drivers many times but it doesnt work. Also, for some reason, 2 HID KB devices appear, and it keeps installing one of them when scanning for plug n play devices, even when it's not plugged in.

So help please, thanks!

Answer:USB Keyboard not typing

Its corrupted now. Better purchase a new one. Never open the keyboard to its last level(separating the plastic sheets), it damages your keyboard for life.

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I got a laptop One K56-3N2 (Clevo P157SM) and it's keyboard keeps typing "\" without me pressing it. I tried cleaning the key but the problem persisted. I tried turning the "\"-key off / remapping it with an aplication and it did work in a way. I could remap the "\"-key to do something else, like to be a left arrow, and when i press it did work like a left arrow but it still wouldn't stop typing "\" without me pressing it. 

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Hey gang, maybe someone out there can help me with this?

Every now and then, for some unknown reason, my keyboard gets a mind of it's own and begins typing letters I didn't strike.

It only happens when I'm already typing, like I'll be writing something and suddenly my word will turn into "week444444444444."

For some odd reason, a group of numbers just show up sometimes, inserting themselves into words I'm typing.

I'm wondering if it's because I currently use a device to share a keyboard and mouse between two computers. Maybe once I unhook that device, things will work normally. Though I'm not having that problem on the other computer sharing the keyboard, so that might not be it.

I dunno, it's mighty confusing. I can live with it, though if there's a way to fix it, I'd certainly love to give it a shot.

Anyone out there got any suggestions? I'd sure appreciate them!



Answer:Keyboard Typing On It's Own?! Very Odd

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on my keyboard to type a "@" i type "Ctr+Alt+Q". it works overall expect when I am in outlook 2010 trying to enter an email address - i.e. when I need it most.

Answer:keyboard not typing @

You don't say where you are I'll bet your '@' key is available if you press the 'Shift' and '2' keys (US keyboard), or the 'shift' and ' key (UK keyboard). If so it's because your laptop's keyboard is set to the wrong location. Go into Control Panel, 'region and language', then the 'keyboard & language' tab - change to whichever location your keyboard is from."I've always been mad, I know I've been mad, like the most of us..." Pink Floyd

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my colleague at work uses a Dell Inspiron 1501, 512mb ddr2-4300, AMD mobile turion 64 2.0ghz running windows xp sp2, which i just updated to sp3
We have just reinstalled windows xp, as it was full of rubbish and we wanted to improve the speed of it
before i reinstalled, i noticed that on my computer properties, it said that the cpu was running at 797mhz, however at times it does go back up to 2.0ghz.
It still does this after the reinstall.
The main issue is that there is almost constant keyboard lag, each letter will take a few seconds delay before it is on the screen.
I have tried everything i know, has anyone else had this problem before??
Could it be anything to do with the cpu freq issue? or ram?
any help is greatly appreciated

Answer:keyboard/typing lag

If you've only got 512meg of ram for XP, then you only have HALF enough.
Dell is famous for NOT installing enough ram for the installed OS.

That computer will run MUCH better with a full gigabyte and even better yet with TWO.

When the keyboard is lagging it means that the CPU is too busy to service the keyboard. The keyboard has a very low priority.

Without enough ram, your OS is living off of the hard drive. That's over a thousand times slower than the ram it should be using.

Then if you've loaded some heavy duty, resource hog, like Norton, all bets are off for getting any kind of performance out of that underpowered system.

You could also have services that you don't need and background programs that you don't need....running all the time and just sucking up system resources.

Get more Ram.


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Whenever I type on my Logitech G510, it doesn't type any characters but when I press "f" it'll bring up recent searches and responds, I'll edit as soon as I'm able to test the keyboard on a different computer, do any of you have any Ideas? When I go into device manager it shows that the device is responding correcting and is not reporting any issues.
EDIT: The keyboard is functioning on another computer.

Answer:Keyboard isn't typing

Restart your computer. You have a stick key problem. I forgot what exactly it is called and how to cure it without restarting since I had this issue, but it was a while ago.

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Started a few days ago and has gotten progressively worse. Keyboard keeps typing stuff, not actual words just stuff like ?&!!!!!$ or the back button etc. Sometimes it's gone for a few hours and then it comes back even worse. I ran AVG which found nothing, Malwarebytes which found 4 infected files and deleted them, and Search and Destroy which deleted what it found. And yet, the problem persists.

I don't have access to the original Windows CD so I'm unable to reboot.

I would greatly appreciate any suggestions as I am way out of my element here.

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Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 6.1.7600.0.1252.353.1033.18.2939.1440 [GMT 1:00]

SP: Spybot - Search and Destroy *enabled* (Updated) {ED588FAF-1B8F-43B4-ACA8-8E3C85DADBE9}

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C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k RPCSS
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalSystemNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalService
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Answer:Keyboard Typing On It's Own

Bump, please.

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So I decided to clean my usb keyboard so I opened it with some screw drivers, little did I kow the re-assembly would be so difficut. There where these little plastic pieces for each key but they where loosly placed on some plastic sheets. I did my best at placing everything and pluged it in.

It won't type now. First time it wasn't typing but then I did something, and it typed again but a couple keys where not, so I reopened, placed and tried again. Now it's not typing at all. I'm on the on-screen kb and when I press num lock and caps lock the little green lights do turn on the usb keyboard.

I've tried uninstallng and reinstalling the drivers many times but it doesnt work. Also, for some reason, 2 HID KB devices appear, and it keeps installing one of them when scanning for plug n play devices, even when it's not plugged in.

So help please, thanks!

Answer:USB keyboard not typing

Did you buy a new keyboard to replace the broken one?

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Hey guys! I have got a weird problem with my laptop! when i am typing on keyboard, and i press certain keys, it is not typing what it should. I checked the keyboard configuration, it is on US standard, it is not British English or something else, I read somewhere that it can happen because of BIOS, so I updated it.

Answer:Keyboard typing not what it should

as you are using a laptop have you tried the manufacturers website for a keyboard driver?

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HELLO ALL!!this happened 2 weeks ago and became already a serious and unfixable problem for me..., hope someone can help me, this is the story: i installed a program and 2min. later i decided to uninstall it, while the uninstallation process the computer gave me an error which i dont remember but then a pop-up displayed "successfully uninstalled" so i restarted windows, the problem begun here, since then the pc boots-up normally but when i press down any key to type my password the mouse's pointer gets completely freeze and nothing is been typed(all this in the "password" screen, it never gets access to windows) this with a PS/2 keyboard. I though the PS/2 connector was damaged or something so i changed the keyboard for an USB one, now the mouse pointer moves around ok but still cannot type a thing, therefore still can get into windows    , i tried already in SAFE MODE and going back to the last good config. but that didn't solve the problem, I CAN NAVIGATE THE BIOS AND MAKE CHANGES BUT IT SEEMS THAT THE LETTER KEYS DONT WORK.... the new keyboard works fine in other PCs.        HELP!!



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Hi. I am using on-screen keyboard right now because my keyboard infinitely types M's if I touch it. Also, it continues typing M's on its own. I have tried taking the keys off and cleaning underneath, but that doesn't work and the key doesn't appear to be stuck down. It didn't type random M's when I restarted it the first time, but now even at login on start up it types M's. Does anyone have any idea what I should do? Thank goodness for on-screen keyboard though, eh?

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it sounds like the spring is gone on the keyboard.

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So what's happening is occasionally, while I'm typing, it repeats letters, as if the keyboard temporarily locks up. (Sometimes, but it's rare because I usually type continuously, it just stops me from pressing keys for a bit.) It's like "Hello my naaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa..."
And what's weird is it only happens after I pressed any of the lock keys before (disabling doesn't fix it.)
I'm using a keyboard connected directly to my PC, with up to date drivers.

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So I have had multiple keyboards over time on my PC and all of them seem to type symbols such as; ~ and " twice and then not at all
I will show an example, so I go to type a dash (~) but when I do nothing appears, but when I do it again 2 (~~) appear or when I click space it appears?
This can happen with multiple symbols but not letters or words . . .
Any help, It is very hard to explain but if I need to post a video I will

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Just today, I started noticing some problems with my keyboard on my Windows XP Media Edition SP2 desktop computer. Every time I push a certain key regardless if I'm typing a post such as this or not, something unusual will occur. Here is some examples:

- Typing "E" will open My Computer.
- Typing "U" will open up the Utility Manager along with Microsoft Narrator.
- Typing "L" will log me out of my account.
- Typing "M or D" usually minimizes stuff such as Internet Browsers and takes me back to the desktop.
- Typing "R" brings up that Run Program field that you can access from the Start Menu.
- Typing "B" will make the current window inactive.
- Typing "F" will open the Search window for locating files on the computer.

Besides the letter "M", typing those letter mentioned above can only be typed by holding the shift button. So far, I tried turning off my computer and then turning it back on. The keyboard did work normally for about 5 minutes before the problem appeared again. I am now lost on what to do next. That keyboard is the only keyboard I have and it is a PS/2 type keyboard if that helps.

Answer:Typing on my keyboard has become a hassle.

You've got a stuck CTRL key. The things that open are exactly what would open if you used CTRL-[key]. Gently remove the CTRL key and clean around the contact. If you are getting sticky keys then it's easier to buy a new keyboard than to fiddle with a failing one. If you can borrow a keyboard then use it to test the system - I'm confident that the problem is as above.

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My girlfriend's dad's computer is only typing these vowels on they keyboard, nothing else. I noticed you had entered late into a thread about this earlier in the year, in January. Is there any chance I could get some help fixing this for him? We just upgraded from Windows XP to 7 for him on a p.o.s. old machine with only about 35GB.

Answer:Keyboard on Windows 7 only typing ÁÉÍÓÚ

If you can provide a link to the other thread it might save repeating any suggestions that didn't help. Also could you let us know the make and model number of the computer - laptop or PC etc.Have you tried another keyboard (external one if it is a laptop)?Did this happen after the upgrade?Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks

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when i type on my keyboard its comming like this,t as t4, y as y7, 8 as 82, etc.How can i solve it. Please help

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I can be typing along and all of a sudden, everything I type if gibberish. The only way to clear this is to reset my pc. Is this a problem that can be corrected or do I have gremlins living on my motherboard? It happens on both my 32-bit laptop and my 64-bit workstation.
- Ray

Answer:Keyboard typing garbage

Originally Posted by rployko

I can be typing along and all of a sudden, everything I type if gibberish. The only way to clear this is to reset my pc. Is this a problem that can be corrected or do I have gremlins living on my motherboard? It happens on both my 32-bit laptop and my 64-bit workstation.
- Ray

Hello Ray and welcome to the forums

Is this an internal or external keyboard?


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Seems like the best spot for this problem, Trying to help a friend out but this is all the information I have ATM

What can cause this:

When you type a letter or number the adjacent key also shows up. For example press the q and the w shows too...

Only talked to him once and not sure if it's a laptop or a Desktop Just wondering if anyone know off of the top of their head.

Answer:Keyboard Typing Problems

Might be a bit basic but does the keyboard need a clean? Are the keys sticky 'cos something's been spilled on it?

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Certain keys are not working at all and other ones bring up all sorts of characters

Answer:keyboard not typing what i enter

If it happened recently, try a system restore.It could be some type of language setting that was inadvertently set.Uninstall keyboard in device manager and restart, it should detect and load the correct drivers.You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.

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I'm having problems with my keyboard adding new letters to keys. Whenever I press certain keys on the keyboard many different keys pop up at the same time. Here's an example of this message typed on my keyboard without editing:

I'm hsaving problwqemsa wqith my kwqeybosarsad sadsasading nwqe lwqettwqersa to kwqeysa. WQhwqenewqvwqer I prwqesasa xzcwqertsain kwqeysa on thwqe kwqeybosardsa msany sadiffwqerwqent kwqeysa pop up sat thewq samwqe timwqe.

How do I fix this?

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I may have found the problem. It appears a few keys have become "linked" with each other. Here are the linked keys. Would buying a new keyboard fix this or should I reformat the HD?

q = wq
w = wq
a = sa
s = sa
x = x
z = z
1 = 21
2 = 21

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