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Keyboard opening shortcuts instead of typing letters ( soft&hard keyboard )

Question: Keyboard opening shortcuts instead of typing letters ( soft&hard keyboard )

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.
EG:

-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.

OTHER NOTES:
In -Device Manger ? Keyboards-
The keyboard driver is dated 2006 so tried to update the driver but says I have the best driver software for my device is already installed. Noticed there are 2 entries for the HID Keyboard Device both are the same driver version. Maybe I should delete/uninstall one? Both (under event tab) , dated 310715 Device migrated, Device configured(keyboard.inf) and Device started (kbdhid). It was prob around this date I first started having probs.

Pressing Ctrl on hard keyboard highlights Ctrl on onscreen keyboard only whilst being pressed. Let go of the hard key, the soft key turns off.
Sometimes the 9 gets stuck and does 99999999999999999999999999999 but saying that I just restarted the machine and pressed the key -d- and it acted like a stuck 9 as in 999999999999999999999 not dddddddddddddddddddddddddddd. Very odd.

Ive NOT tried the following:
System restore (seems harsh)
Rolling back the keyboard driver (not sure how on win 10 )
Deleting the keyboard from System (not sure how on win 10 )

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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.
EG:

-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.

OTHER NOTES:
In -Device Manger ? Keyboards-
The keyboard driver is dated 2006 so tried to update the driver but says I have t... 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?
Thanks
Barbara

Windows XP Home Edition
 

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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?

Dave

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I ran the hijack this....here 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:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\windows\system\hpsysdrv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\hkcmd.exe
C:\Program Files\HP\HP Software Update\HPWuSchd.exe
C:\HP\KBD\KBD.EXE
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\igfxtray.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:\DOCUME~1\GUEST~1.YOU\LOCALS~1\Temp\temp1.exe
C:\Program Files\AIM6\aim6.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\rundll32.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\OFFICE11\WINWORD.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\rundll32.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\mmc.exe
C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\HijackThis\HijackThis.exe

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Answer:my keyboard keeps typing the wrong letters

i have the same problem can someone help

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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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if anyone has any ideas please reply
 

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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?

Sam
 

Answer:keyboard typing random letters etc.

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

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Hi,

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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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? 













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Answer:X40: keyboard typing numbers instead of letters

Press shift + scrlk (above F11). 

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

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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?

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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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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

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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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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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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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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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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

thanks
 

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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Hi,

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.

Thanks

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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

Hi,

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"

hth

Ceri

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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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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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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: www.hp.com/contacthp/ 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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Hi

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

Hi

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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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

Hi

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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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



HEL
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Answer:laptop keyboard typing weird letters/numbers

Hi and Welcome to TSF!

Do you have a secondary keyboard to try?

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Hello,

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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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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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+2="
Shift+3=£
Shift+`=¬
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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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 ways..cleaning keyboard and changing keyboard settings also.

Pls do help ..

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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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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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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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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Hello,

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*
http://aps2.toshiba-tro.de/kb0/TSB1103370000R02.htm

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

Good luck!

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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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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 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!

Hi,

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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? OS - Windows 7 Ultimate
? x86 (32-bit) or x64 ? 64
? What was original installed OS on system? Windows 7 Home
? Is the OS an OEM version (came pre-installed on system) or full retail version (YOU purchased it from retailer)? Retail
? Age of system (hardware) 2 years
? Age of OS installation - 2 years

Specs: MSI Notebook Official Website

This just started happening randomly this morning. Windows (explorer.exe) freezes whenever I do any of the following and I am forced to open Task Manager to kill the process and re-run it.

- using keyboard shortcuts such as Ctrl+C, Ctrl+V, Del however right-click > selecting Copy, Paste, Delete works
- Alt+Tab
- Typing into forms in Windows such as the one in the start menu an explorer window at the top-right, so for example I can't open cmd prompt or msconfig or anything else for that matter unless I navigate to the directory and click on it
- Can't even use Ctrl+Click or Shift+Click to select multiple files, freezes right away

Any ideas? Thank you for your time and let me know any other information you might need.

Answer:explorer.exe freezing on keyboard shortcuts, alt+tab, typing in searches.

Try this free tool: ShellExView - Shell Extension Manager For Windows

Selectively disable 3rd party (non-Microsoft) extensions to see if you can isolate the problem to one specific extension. If you find it, re-enable that extension and uninstall it from Control Panel.

Good Luck!

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Recently I've began to experience a bug where the buttons on my Logitech G11 Keyboard seem to switch and begin opening shortcuts, as if the Windows key is pressed down but its clearly not. For example, pressing space will open the sidebar, F will open the my comp. search results, D will minimize to the desktop etc etc. I'm running Vista Home Premium. I first noticed the problem whilst playing a game, when pressing space would minimize to the desktop and highlight the sidebar. I shrugged it off before soon realizing other keys were opening programs and causing the game to minimize, and upon exiting the problem was still there.

It doesn't happen very often so far and the problem still exists after unplugging the USB for the keyboard and plugging it in again, so it appears that its a system problem. Only a restart appears to fix it.

Hopefully someone knows what the problem is, thanks in advance.
 

Answer:Keyboard buttons opening shortcuts

I would say that you have an infection within your system somewhere, so if i was you, i would click on this link http://forums.majorgeeks.com/showthread.php?t=208809 and go for a, run and read me first option, all you have to do is follow the instructions to the full and then, post your logs into the malware forums, then be patient and wait for the malware fighters to get round to sorting you out !

Rusty !
 

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machine: Dell XPS15 2014 with Windows 8.1
Windows 8 seems to have keyboard shortcuts that conflict with some software shortcuts.
I found this out when, using MS-Word, I hit the Ctrl + F1 shortcut, which toggles the ribbon, up to Windows 7.
Thanks to Windows 8, what this shortcut does is display a graphical representation of how bright the screen is.
Today, working with Adobe Indesign, I tried to use a shortcut specific to that software that allows one to create multiple instances of the same graphic - Alt + drag + right arrow key. What I got instead was my screen getting rotated 90 degrees.
This is a VERY serious issue, as clearly one can expect a raft of such Windows 8 keyboard shortcuts to interfere with professional workflow - just how many are there?
Can someone please confirm whether or not Windows 8 keyboard shortcuts can be disabled, and if yes, how.
Many thanks
Guy Cruls

Answer:W8 keyboard shortcuts override software keyboard shortcuts

hello ,its been discussed before , check tutorial in this thread .good luck .
windows key shortcuts, disable?

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I thought I would share my recent adventure with a 3000 N500 I have. The laptop was special ordered with Xp Pro on it. I uninstalled and installed Ubuntu, worked great. At some point my wife spilled some soda onto the page up and down keys, resutling in those keys not working. Recently I purchased her another latop and decided to reinstall Windows Xp Pro on the N500 for use with some camera software I have. I decided to go ahead and order another keyboard from Amazon, for 21 bucks. I wiped the drive and used an OEM Xp Pro to reinstall windows. I was having some issues with sound and modem drivers and decided to go ahead and install SP3 on it to help out with the high def install of drivers. That worked great, but when I recieved the new keyboard Tuesday and install it, I noticed that some dual number letter keys were inputting numbers. I googled and was brought here where a number of posters stated several programs might be the cause. I searched and these programs WERE'NT installed on this, due to a clean install of OEM windows. This took me back to suare one, why. I'm very proficiant in PC's having built many custom machines and assisted others in repair. I decided to test the keyboard by using an flash drive with Linux on it. The keyboard worked like a champ, so that narrowed the issue to windows pr software inside it. Booting back to windows I started thinking that possibly an update inside SP3. I removed SP3 and rebooted and the keyboard worked great, no errors.... Read more

Answer:Lenovo N500 keyboard/ numbers instead of letters/with new keyboard installed/Resolved!!

I forgot to mention, this conflict DOESN'T effect an external usb keyboard, just the installed keyboard. I will monitor this thread for awhile and will assist if possible, thanks.

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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,
neokenchi

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My son has a Dell Inspiron running Windows Vista. His computer was fine and he made no changes to it whatsoever. He came to me very upset claiming that his keyboard was not working properly.
I took a look at it and sure enough, it will not type the following letters:c,h,l,t, ***U,v. Since his password contained the letter "L," once he logged out he was no longer able to log back in.
He asked me to reinstall his operating system. I have done so, except now I'm on the screen where it asks me to type a username and password - and guess what? It still won't type those letters! I even tried the virtual keyboard - it will not type those letters using it either. However, when you press the "U" key (whether on the keyboard or the virutal keyboard) a window pops up titled: Ease of Access, and it gives me the option of hearing text onscreen, making items larger, etc.
I cannot even begin to imagine how to fix this. Please, if any of you know what to do, help me please??
 

Answer:Both laptop keyboard and virtual keyboard will not type certain letters

OMG! I have to add this additional information:
I just accidentally pressed the "shift" key when I tried to type an "L." It typed the "L!!" But it still will not type a lower case "L." When I press the "Caps Lock" key, it has no effect - it still will not type the letter L. This is the case with all of the above noted letters. All of them will type only if I press the "shift" key.
 

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Hi, I inadvertently pressed something on my ThinkPad keyboard and it's now not typing what I expect to see. The language is set in the control panel to English UK and this hasn't been affected. However most of the letter keys are now acting as keyboard shortcuts. In Word 2010 this is what happens: 4 = ?e = ?r = registered symbolt = trademark symboly = puts cursor to beginning of linei = opens File menuo = puts document in outline viewa = ąs = triggers split screend = enters a bookmarkf = enters a footnotel = starts a numbered listc = copyright symbolv = opens paste special dialog box I've obviously trigger some keyboard shortcut to change the settings but have no idea how. Need to reset this asap as it's my work laptop - IT team not able to help as I'm not on the company network and can't log on as my password can't be typed in accurately... Any help appreciated. Thanks.













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Answer:X230 keyboard settings problem - entering keyboard shortcuts

Make sure function key is not set as locked, if so find button saying fn lock hold it down and press fn button that should disable function lock and keys with functions shall act as normal letter keys again

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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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It's gone crazy - typing random things, opening many many instances of Mozilla, control panel, and search. The keyboard doesn't type correctly, and it refuses to let me use the keyboard via monitor. It won't register certain letters at all and some are random other symbols or letters instead of what it's supposed to be. It's driving me crazy. I didn't do anything different except start DLing Sims4.
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Answer:Computer typing out random letters and opening programs

Sounds like something was spilled on the keyboard.  Do you have another keyboard you can try?

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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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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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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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I'm looking for a way to create click-able Icons/shortcuts for various keyboard shortcuts (ctrl+..., etc.).
[My mouse is very acessable, but my keyboard is not. I know about various on-screen keyboards; but I would prefer clickable Icons that I could put in my quick launch toolbar, for example.]

Is this possible to do within XP, or with some program I can install?

Thanks in advance for any help.

 

Answer:Create Icons/shortcuts for keyboard shortcuts?

maybe THIS is for you.
 

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Question: Keyboard Soft Ware

My keyboard is all of a sudden typeing the wrong letters and numbers. I have reset the computer and that helped half of the keybaord to start working however not totally fixed. Any solutions as I know this is a soft ware problem becuase HP told me on the phone it was and would cost me $99 for them to do it. Help!

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This morning I had trouble logging into my laptop, I figured out once I got on and tried to use a word processor that the L key is going south, I have to make harder keystrokes to get it to register. I just got this unit a month ago. As far as I know, I couldn't have splashed water on it, the key had worked fine through several hours of early morning essay-writing before I ran into this problem about 4 and a half hours ago. Is there a DIY solution or will I have to submit my computer for servicing?

Answer:T420s Keyboard- "L" key going soft

you can call warranty and see whether they can send out a replacement keyboard.

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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.
HELP!!

Thanks

Jeremy

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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Question: keyboard letters

Anybody know where I can buy larger stick-on black on white letters for the keyboard in the uk, I found one supplier but they wanted £10 for the letters and £6 for postage plus vat making it £18 altogether, a bit more than I wanted to pay.Thanks, w76

Answer:keyboard letters

click here. A little better at £9.95 for the letters and £1.00 postage.

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While on the chat rooms,I've noticed some user names have got sort of 'symbols,Italics,...etc.I just wondered how you can do this as opposed to the normal letters or caps.

Answer:letters on keyboard....

Hi,Usually their is a settings section in the 'options' section of the programs used.You should be able to access it in their.eg.MSN Messenger, Its in 'tools' > options> change font etcHope that helps a bit.

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Question: Keyboard Letters

As anybody had the problem of them waring of Laptop Keys, And what have you done about it

Answer:Keyboard Letters

If you mean worn letters etc,cant you get stick ons?Dont know how long these would last though.

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Hi, i recently purchased my Omen from best buy and, although it works fine, im having an issue with the keyboard. The keys all work fine but when im typing a word that contains two of the same letters, sometimes it pauses and doesnt register that second letter (for example the word "letter", the second "t" sometimes doesnt register). its not windows because filter keys is disabled and ive tried testing it with another keyboard. is this something with the way the keyboard is made? just curious it does get annoying sometimes.
 
also the second letter will register if i wait about a spllt second to press it but if i type fast it and tap it a second time it doesnt register. this is with every key not just one.

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my keyboard in N500 4233 got spilled by few drops of sweet drink. it turned out that some of keys doesn't work anymore. i've got keyboard away. i've washed it 3 times with washing liquid and soap. i've dried it for about 6-8 hours on a radiator each time. on each dry it works in different way - sometimes specified keys work well, later other keys work instead of those which didn't worked. i'm trying not to get keyboard corroded. what else may i try to get keyboard work?Message Edited by marines on 01-15-2009 10:54 AM

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Hi Been using my t410 for a week now and really miss my T42 which gave me years of great service.  I miss the keyboard which had a nice feel and was not too mushy, had great feedback and caused few errors. The T410 is impressive in every way except the keyboard which seems to require more effort and has a deceptive, bouncy feel. My quesiton to you T410 users (before I sadly return this machine) - Do you notice it?-Does the keyboard break in at all?-Do you adapt to it? I buy a laptop to last 5years and I cannot bond with a machine that has a funky keyboard. Thakns (unintentional)  for your feedback!

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keyboard letters q,w,e,r,u,i,o,p are not working in a hp pavillion when I type those letters nothig happen

Answer:keyboard letters q,w,e,r,u,i,o,p are not working in a hp pav...

HiWhich operating system?Exact model name, model number?Try this --UNINSTALL Keyboard PS/2 device driver from Device Manager - Control Panel, right click the device.Wait for it to uninstall,Shut down the notebookunplug the AC AdapterDisconnect all the external peripheral devicesthen remove the batteryHold down the Power button for 30 secondsRe-insert the battery and plug in the AC AdapterTap away at the esc key with USB keyboard as you start the notebook to see if this will launch the Start-up Menuthen select F10 to enter the bios menuPress F5 to load the defaults ( this is sometimes F9, but the menu at the bottom will show the correct key )use the arrow keys ( assuming they work in this menu ) to select 'Yes' and hit enterPress F10 to save the setting and again use the arrow keys to select 'Yes' and hit enter.Restart the system, wait for Windows to loaf completely & check the keyboard.Regards,

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My pc is missing letters, i have tried 2 different keyboards same thing, it seems to be intermittent it was ok last week, just wondering if it might be drivers, the driver date is saying 2001, i have tried updating through device manager but it keeps saying could'nt find a better match or maybe usb drivers, any ideas please.

Answer:keyboard missing letters.

Maybe remove the driver from device manager and reboot and Microsoft should install it again.

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Hello all, I recently bought a Gateway NV5302u (of course MFC) and I love it as it was very inexpensive for its price while being a powerful computer. For some reason, it was bothering me that a little speckle was inside my keyboard and my little spray cleaning gun tool couldn't get the little speckle, so I lacked common sense and got a paperclip and stretched out the sharp side and tried to remove it manually.

After I did this, all of a sudden some of my keyboard letters stopped working. The keyboard letters that stopped working are m, b, h, n, u, y, 8 .

I don't know what to do. I need my laptop and I don't know if there is something I can do to manually possibly reset something that I may have done to the keyboard. Thank God for the Windows 7 on-screen keyboard, and for Dragon naturally speaking program, but I really need to have my keyboard working and not having some of the letters not working really is slowing me down.

Does anyone have any suggestions or know anything I can do to solve this problem. Thanks again for your help and I know it was a stupid dumb headed move that I did but hopefully I can do something to have this fixed. Thanks again everybody!

Answer:Help! Keyboard letters m, b, h, n, u, y, 8 stopped :(

A damaged keyboard must be replaced. They are not repairable. Call Gateway and you should be able to get it replaced under warranty.

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Can i get a rapair by warranty? My computer is on warranty, am i geting any charges on the rapairing?

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I have a DELL PC, about 2-3 years old.

Some three weeks ago, the a became recalcitrant and, now, appears in my text on the screen barely half the time when I type it. I have to go back and click it vigorously once or twice.

Now the same appears to be happening with the i.

Is there any adjustment I can do myself?
 

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Hello all,
I've a Dell notebook where the letters g and h do not operate.
I have just replaced the keyboard (that I would have thought the obvious problem) with no change.
All other keys work fine.
Anyone with any clues as to what next?
thanks in advance.
 

Answer:letters g and h do not work on keyboard

FREDDO said:



Hello all,
I've a Dell notebook where the letters g and h do not operate.
I have just replaced the keyboard (that I would have thought the obvious problem) with no change.
All other keys work fine.
Anyone with any clues as to what next?
thanks in advance.Click to expand...


Are you sure the keyboard you bought hasnt been sold as it has the same problem ?

Other than that I would say that the socket the ribbon fits in may have a bad connection or if your ribbon runs from the board and plugs in the keyboard then that may be faulty.

I see on my latitude c600 that those 2 keys are above the thumbstick it may be this causing the problem, as well....


Regards
 

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My Keyboard types " instead of AT Symbol. As in Email Address i.e john smith AT gmail.com. Also do not know how to get up symbol keyboard to use to input AT symbol. Do not have any other Keyboard input problems.

Answer:Importing letters from keyboard

That sounds like you've got the keyboard set up for United States instead of United Kingdom, or vice-versa, in Windows Regional Settings for the keyboard.

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During the last few days when I type at my normal speed various letters are not printed on screen, it's the same in any program or email.
HP Pavilion zd8000 running XP with at least SP2 (Think SP3 is loaded...)Google email Google Chrome or Firefox for email. AVG 2011, Comodo, Spybot & adaware
Skype was updated in recent past.
Since oading AVG 2011 full scan takes 14 hours but that' another problem!
Any Ideas how to cure this?
Happy New Year!

Answer:Keyboard will not type some letters

Have you tried another keyboard?

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The last few months it occurred a few times that suddenly some keyboard letters or numbers changed. After a restart everything was back to normal. Not really a big problem, but I am wondering what could be a possible cause.

Answer:keyboard letters sometimes change

Do you have more than one language/keyboard layout installed?

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Since upgrading to Win 10 from 7, I'm unable to use the ALT keys any more for the 3 last letters in Swedish - ?, ?, ?.

Any suggestions much appreciated thanks....

Answer:How to add 3 last Swedish letters to UK keyboard

For me some Alt codes still work, while typing others seems to act like a 'hot key', going back one page in a browser for instance (odd). The ones for ? and ? do that!

For ? and ? you can add the Unites States-International (QWERTY) keyboard. Switch to that when you want to create characters with accents.





To use, press one of the five punctuation keys ` ~ ^ ' " , then the letter to be modified...



http://www.starr.net/is/type/intlchart.html

Type " followed by a for ? and " followed by o for ?. There's no way to produce ? though. Fortunately that particular alt-code does still work: (left) Alt+0229 still produces ? for me on a fully up to date Windows 10 version 1607.

PS: if you have a UK keyboard (ENG UK) and switch to the ENG INTL one then the positions of @ and " are swapped. You'll need to remember to type @ when you want the " key.

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HELP... THE 'a' KEY & OTHERS SURROUNDING IT SOMETIMES STOP WORKING ON MY KEYBOaRD. SOMETIMES THEY WORK & THEN THEY STOP. WHaT IS IT? IVE CHaNGED KEYBOaRD & STILL THE SaME. COULD IT BE THE BaSE UNIT CONNECTOR? ITS BECOMING VERY aNNOYING & JUST NEED TO FIX THE PROBLEM. THX
 

Answer:Problems with letters of the keyboard.

Welcome to Techspot !
First you should know that it is impolite to type in all capital letters( Unless this was the work of a faulty Kb)
It is the same as yelling at someone.
You should try reading this post for some pointers http://www.techspot.com/vb/topic33297.htmls.
As for your keyboard,
If it is a branded type that has it's own software these have settings to control the keys usage. Sometimes an update to the software can fix these problems.
For normal keyboards it is really best just to buy a new one .They are cheap and you may get more serious errors if you try to fix your present unit.
 

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I recently reinstalled Vista on my laptop and every now and then when I type my keyboard will skips letters or the blinking cursor will suddenly jump to an area in the sentence previously and continue on. I'm not touching the mouse pad to move the cursor, only typing.

My keys are not sticky or show any signs of wear and tear (the laptop is under 6 months old).

This just all started after I re-installed windows and installed all the updated drivers.

Thanks!

Answer:My keyboard jumps letters

Have you cleaned out under the keyboard?

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Hey Guys,
I have a Dell XPS 15 and annoyingly when I first turn my computer on quite a few of the letters don't work at all (for 5-20mins) and then they randomly start working again fine.
Do you have any idea what this could be/how I can fix it?
Clearly it is not the keyboard itself but I assume maybe something to do with the bios?
Cheers!
Sam

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Hello, I'm considering to purchase T420s Laptop via web-side.But I'd like to have some others letters (like Ukrainian or Russian) on keyboard besides standard English.Questions:* does anybody know if ti's possible to make such orders via web-site?* is there any other way to add such letters, but stickers? (personally I do not like idea of stickers, and, e.g. for Mac, there is possibility to make laser engraving of letters on keyboard. something like this for Lenovo?)

Answer:Letters other than English on the keyboard

I'm fairly certain if you order it in the Ukraine, you'll get a keyboard that matches your region.Otherwise, you can source the proper keyboard and simply replace it yourself.

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I have a good Logitech wireless (or bluetooth) keyboard. A few letters have worn - eg the N and M , also the H ,A . Otherwise it works well. I thought of getting hold of an old fashioned "dip in ink" pen, and trying to make the letters legible using polyurathane white gloss paint. Has anyone any better suggestions short of a new keyboard?

Answer:Worn letters on keyboard

Short of a new keyboard then no ideas, sorry. Treat yourself to a better model and don't type so hard on the 'N' & 'M's next time... lol.

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I can't type certain letters on the computer. The letters Q,W,E,R,T,Y and !@#$%^&*() all don't work on keyboard. I ran many different anti virus scans and followed all of your suggestions but still can't figure it out. Can you please help? Also I can copy and paste addresses in the address bar and that is working ok.Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 8:39:06 PM, on 8/27/2007Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\ZoneLabs\vsmon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware 2007\aawservice.exeC:\Program Files\Grisoft\AVG Anti-Spyware 7.5\guard.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXEC:\WINDOWS\system32\HPZipm12.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\abelhadigital.com\HostsMan\hm.exeC:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_01\bin\jusched.exeC:\Program Files\Zone Labs\ZoneAlarm\zlclient.exeC:&#... Read more

Answer:I Can't Type Certain Letters On The Keyboard

Being handled here: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/ind...mp;#entry607387This topic is closed.

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when i'm trying to fix some typos it types over instead pushing over to the right the letters that are on the right.

Answer:Sometimes my keyboard types over letters to the right

Often editors keep track of the overstrike/insert mode that was in effect when you edit a particular file. When you change it afterwards in a different program, the editor may set it back how it was last time you used the editor or even edited the current file. Usually there';s a different cursor depending on which mode is set. Are you getting overstrike when the insert cursor is showing? That would be strange for sure. I don't remember seeing anything like that. At least not for some time.

What editor or program are you using when you get this?

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my friend got a free laptop from aol but the letters on keyboard are not working the numbers work fine and you can switch the caps lock on and off but no letters checked language settings and is on uk any ideas guys please help!

Answer:letters on keyboard not working

Try pressing Fn + NumLock.

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Hi everyone!
I was playing a game of FIFA when suddenly some letters like w,e,r,k worked sporadically. After that i restarted the system, and all these letters stopped working. How to fix this?
I'm on a Acer Aspire laptop, win 8.1 64-bit.

And also, if i update to windows 10 now, will this carry over or get solved?
 

Answer:Some letters of keyboard not working

I also went to the device manager, which keyboard driver should i download?
 

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Few letters are not functioning in keyboard.  pls suggest to fix this issue.

Answer:few Keyboard letters are not working

 > Few letters are not functioning in keyboard.  It probably would be too inconvenient to use an external keyboard (either USB or BlueTooth interface).  Correct? So, your only option is to replace the keyboard.You might find an identical keyboard on eBay for less than what you would pay via http://PartSurfer.hp.combut you would either have to understand how to disassemble your computer enough to replace the keyboard,or pay a qualified computer technician to do the replacement. 

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