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Re: Satellite A60-106 - Dropping characters when typing

Question: Re: Satellite A60-106 - Dropping characters when typing

Hi, hoping someone here can help me...

Toshiba Satellite A60-106 running Windows XP is missing characters when I type. If I type very very slowly then every key works fine. At normal typing speed numerous letters are dropped. This happens in every application and does not seem load-dependent. The key repeat rate is also slower than it should be (I know how to set this; the problem is not with the setting but with the fact that the setting is not being honoured or recognised properly).

Virus/spyware scan reports clean. The problem began suddenly for no apparent reason and does not seem to be associated with any hardware or software changes. Tried starting in safe mode, tried disabling all non-essential services/startup progams via msconfg but to no avail; problem still there.

Laptop has historically suffered badly from overheating, but this problem is not obviously related as it's the same whether the machine is hot or cold.

Any ideas?

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Answer: Re: Satellite A60-106 - Dropping characters when typing

Have you installed drivers for an external Keyboard or Mouse? (for example Logitech or Microsoft)

If you boot into MSDOS, does it still drop characters? You can download a DOS bootdisk from

What BIOS Version is installed? Do you have the latest version?

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

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

Have checked for firmware updates but none available.

Thanks in advance!

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


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

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

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

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

Really frustrating

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

Please help.

Answer:Satellite C660 - keyboard misses characters out while typing

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

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For some reason, there always seem to be a second delay on the keys on the keyboard, including the numeric keypad. Many times, either a character was skipped or the character showed up twice.
Vey frustrasting as I always have to go back to add or delete a character.

When I run a word program in safe mode, it works fine. Someone told me it may be a software issue as the problem does not occur in safe mode.
I am very careful with the laptop as I am sure there was no spill.

Any comment is greatly appreciated.

Thank you.

Answer:Satellite L675: characters show twice and keyboard delay while typing


Try a BIOS update.
I read here in the forum that this solved the keyboard issue similar to yours.


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Can we customize a key so that when pressed it will type several characters?
I would use that function to quickly enter my ?user name? or email address when accessing internet pages that require filling such fields plus the Password.

Thank you for any help.

Answer:Typing several characters with one keystroke

Most browsers have the ability to remember or in some cases predict the username and password of a site you are trying to log in to.

If you tell me which browser you are using will point you to the relevant tutorial on how to set it up.

Also having your password mapped to a key on your keyboard is not a good idea in terms of security.

If you are still interested in mapping multiple letters or words to a single key it may be worth looking at Keyboard Layout Manager - Keyboard Editor Window (I'm not 100% sure it will let you assign multiple characters to one key but I think it can)


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When typing characters in a windows block, the characters get out of sequence.

Example of correct sequence: THIS IS A TEST OF MY INPUT

Example of actual results: TIS IS A TEST OF MY INPUTH

All characters get typed, but some get ahead of the cursor.

Any ideas as to the cause?

Answer:Typing Characters gets rearranged

"Any ideas as to the cause?"

You are typing on a laptop's keyboard and do not realize that your thumb or wrist is hitting the touch pad and moving the cursor.

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Hello Everyone!
I have a problem with my brand new L20 missing out a lot of characters when I am typing. After searching around the forums, it seems that a few people are also having this problem. I was wondering if anyone has had any luck in fixing this problem yet.

As far as I know, the problem only seems to be in WinXP, (I dual-boot with Linux Slackware 10.2 and don't notice the problem there) and I *think* it might have something to do with the internet. I say this because it is only really noticable for me when I am online, writing emails etc... (Writing to this forum takes a lot of error correcting) :)

Has anyone else been able to isolate when this problem is at its worse?

Also, is it possible to group together all the people who are having this same problem into one thread? I think there are about 3 separate threads where people have mentioned this problem, it would be nice to get everyone together to see if we can fix this.

I brought this notebook for programming, and as you can imagine I dare not try try any coding while this is happening, as it would cause toooooo many problems :)
So please, any help, hints, tips, advice or solutions would be most welcome.

Thanks in advance,


Answer:Sat L20: Missing characters when typing

This problem only shows up when you type :)))
Hardware workaround: external USB keyboard!

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Windows Vista Dell 4120 laptop 32bit

When I type 1234567890 I get 1z2x3c4v5f6j7m8,9.0\
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Appreciate your help. This is my granddarughter's computer and she needs it for her college work.


Answer:Getting additional characters when typing

Which application are you running when you type the string?

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Nomally you can use CTRL+ALT+R   is the key combination to insert the  symbol in some applications like MS Office etc.and ALT + 0174 will also insert the symbol in most places that the CTRL+ALT+R key combinantion does not work, such as in this forum.   Cheers, 

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Answer:Keyboard typing two characters

After a good coffee spill, mopped rinsed and wiped away from a veteran Cherry keyboard, the same double key standards applied. Fortunately this keyboard can be dismantled to the point where separate laminations could be thoroughly dried.But then a veteran like you would notice the wet splash ...... wouldn't you???

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Answer:Typing when suddenly no characters appear on screen

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Answer:Keyboard Typing The Wrong Characters

I have a Yoga 2.  My problem seemed to occur after having problems with Verface. 

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Answer:Keyboard typing wrong characters

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Answer:keyboard typing wrong characters

It is necessary for you to replace the keyboard.It is not sending the correct signals to the motherboard. Yes, even a notebook computer has a replacable keyboard.It's a job best assigned to a qualified computer technician, to find and order a compatible keyboard, and to disassemble the laptop far enough to be able to swap the keyboard.  

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Answer:Wrong characters appear when typing Japanese

Hi nfarrier, Welcome to Sevenforums.

Yes, it can be virus. Did you made any changes on the PC recently?

As mentioned by Yard Dog, run Malwarebyts to scan for malwares. Run antivrus, and do SFC/SCANNOW to check for any errors.

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Answer:Yoga 900 -- Duplicate characters when typing

I've had the same issue. It doesn't happen often. Just rarely enough that I thought I might be imagining it!

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Answer:Typing accented characters in Linux

In GNOME, you can use Ctrl+Shift+u<code>. <code> means the unicode code point in hex. A la hold ctrl, hold alt, type u40 and you get @

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Answer:Solved: Typing characters all look blacked out.

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Answer:Keyboard is randomly typing 2 or more characters instead of 1

Hi try the keyboard on another computer or try another keyboard on your computer that should tell you if it's the keyboard or the computer.

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I have a logik keyboard for pc and this what my keyboard gives instead

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; gives '
' gives /

how can this be solved?

Answer:Why is my keyboard typing wrong characters

This might help you out!

How To Fix A Keyboard With Wrong Characters

Good luck and let us all know how the repair job went!

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PS I have been into Control Panel and made sure regional settings and keyboard setting are for English (UK)

Answer:Keyboard Typing Wrong Characters

Is this a laptop and is the "Num Lock" on?

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Answer:Keyboard Typing The Wrong Characters

Try the fix in this link if you haven't already......3 Ways to Fix a Keyboard That Has the Wrong Characters - wikiHow

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I have tried changing the language settings in control panel but it is already on english us

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Answer:Keyboard on laptop typing incorrect characters

HI, and welcome to TSG...

You may have the Num lock on. Its located at the top-right of the keyboard above the F11 key. If it is on, there should be one of the four indicator lights illuminated to the left of the power button. The first on, actually.

Good luck..

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Answer:Search Popup Dissapears After Typing Two Characters

Type into which search field? Windows or a browser?

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Answer:new problem, keyboard is not typing accurate characters,

There are a mix of ideas here: not update the BIOS though unless you are certain that is the issue (rare) - get it wrong and you need a new motherboard.EDIT:If nothing there helps it might be a keyboard driver issue. If so, go to "Device Manager" and expand out the Keyboards entry. Right click your keyboard and then Uninstall. Do NOT check any box you see about removing the software.The above is not the usual uninstall, it just disengages the software from the hardware. When you restart the computer it will find your keyboard as new hardware then re-install the software from the supplied drivers. Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanksmessage edited by Derek

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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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Obviously, I am not typing this post from that computer - or it would look like this


I have run Norton and updated Norton and it does not detect anything.

Is this a virus? How do I get rid of it??

Thanks in advance to any info anyone can give me.

Answer:Characters Are Typing Themseles Into Every Text Window I Use!


Is it just one or two keys that are being repeated? if so, there is possibly something sticking them down.
Do you have a replacement keyboard to test?

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Hi There,
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Answer:Dell XPS 13 typing special characters with keyboard

FOUND IT!!! Press "Fn + Ctrl + LShift" simultaneously to activate and deactivate special character typing

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See the attachments (they are the screenshots of the issue)


(x)Changed her MS Windows profile = same issue

(x)Re-installed MS Office 2003 = same issue

(x)Tried in MS WOrd or Excel = it is fine in Word + Excel. So problem is with power point

OS= Windows XP

MS Office 2003

Answer:issues with typing characters in MS Powerpoint 2003


This may be worth a try:

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I've tried searching this symptom using Google but it leads me to other non-related issues. Can I insert a photo image of the problem I'm going through? I'm asking permission.

forgot to add: Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit

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Answer:windows live mail typing characters

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Answer:Keyboard keys "3edc" typing incorrect characters

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

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Machine approaching three years old and not continually used. A couple of weeks ago, it started missing characters when typing or it will type two characters and then highlight them so when you type again the first two characters are gone. Does this on both the on screen and laptop keyboard. Tried an external keyboard and it too acted the same way.
Here's what I've done - run diagnostics (no issues), downloaded and installed most recent BIOS, chipset, video and all other drivers. Have also in Device Manager deleted keyboards and rebooted with no change. All Windows 10 updates are installed.
Most of the time I have it plugged in and charge set to only charge when battery is approaching low.
Have not removed the battery and keeping it as a last option.
Any ideas?

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Any ideas where to look to fix this? It's actually impossible to use the effected laptop as data entry of any kind is now effectively defeated.

Answer:Typing any character now produces floating menu of chinese characters

Solved......I went to Control Panel > Languages and saw Chinese had appeared after my default English. No idea why, it just had. So I highlighted and pressed the option to Remove.

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As stated above in the questionnaire, my system was sluggish and I ran my PCMatic scan which would stop running about 40% through the scan. I ran Malwarebytes (free) with no issues found. Removed PCMatic and installed AVG (free) which found some issues and cleaned them up but performace wasn't improved much. My keyboard then began to act quirky by characters not appearing or the cursor jumping around or nothing will happen but the "system busy wheel" pops up for a few seconds before characters appear on the screen.

I came back to you guys because TwinHeadedEagle was so effective at helping me with my desktop 18 mos ago that I was hoping for help.

Thanks, regards and please advise if I can once again get some assistance,
Sandy Lanz

Answer:Strange behavior like typing & no characters appear, cursor jumps randomly

Please download Farbar Recovery Scan Tool and save it to your desktop.

Note: You need to run the version compatible with your system. If you are not sure which version applies to your system download both of them and try to run them.
Only one of them will run on your system, that will be the right version.
Double-click to run it. When the tool opens click Yes to disclaimer.
Press Scan button.

It will make a log (FRST.txt) in the same directory the tool is run. Please attach it to your reply.
The first time the tool is run, it makes also another log (Addition.txt). Please attach it to your reply.


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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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I have a brand new Satellite Pro laptop and when typing it misses characters, when i press the character again it works! This is causing me a real problem with work and is slowing me down a great deal.

Can anyone offer any help?

Many thanks,

Answer:Satellite Pro - Keyboard keeps missing characters


What notebook model do you have?

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hi, i'm hoping some can help, i have a satellite m70 (french model but with uk windows) and when i type special character keys something completely different comes up on screen, such as ';' key gives me ',' and when i do shift i should get '.' but instead i get'<' come up.

I have tried changes the windows setting but it makes no difference.

can anyone plz help?

Answer:Toshiba Satellite M70: different characters come up if I hit some keys


Can you please tell me which input language you want to use? If you want to use the same like symbols at the keyboard set French as input language, but if you want to use English input language you must be familiar with UK keyboard layout.

Please check this older User`s manuals (Satellite P10) and there you can find chapter called ?Keyboard layouts

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Since few days I have Satellite P 100. The unit is very nice and I like it very much but I have noticed one negative keyboard issue and it disturbs me on my work. Very often I must write long reports and I try always to write it fast but I am always surprised when I see that many characters are missing.

I really don?t know what is wrong there but it is very annoying and it takes always long time to correct whole written text.
Does anybody of you have the same problem on P100? Please let me know if someone of you has solution for that!!!


Answer:Missing characters on Satellite P100

Hello Sascha

I can understand you but please don?t worry about that. For a short time one other user has reported this issue on this forum. It is solved with new BIOS - Version 2.10 from 27.7.2006.

This BIOS update you can find on Toshiba Europe page under

Click on ?Support & Downloads? > ?Support Homepage? > ?BIOS Update? (Download). When the BIOS download page is open choose your notebook model and make BIOS update. For P100 there are three different models listed. Please be sure that you have chosen the right one.

I hope that your problem will be solved and you can write your reports without correction.

Good luck!

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Hello Everybody,

i have just bought my l500-1UU laptop and it`s amazing but There is just one problem:
When i press (shift +2) the character appeare is (") not (@)

While the other key resposible for the quotes displays (@)
Does any body have a solution for it ?

thanks in advance

Answer:Satellite L500-1UU: inverted keyboard characters - " instead of @


Go to Clock, Language and region in Control Panel. Then, in Keyboard and Languages menu, choose Change keyboards . Now, add English (United States). I think, there is a English (united Kingdom) in your settings, you can remove it.

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I am having problems with my Satellite M30. It shows random characters or signs over the picture. Other than that computer is running fine. I thought that it might have been virus, because I can see the Toshiba and Centrino Logo fine, it starts happening when it loads Windows.

So I reinstalled it but random characters came up on the screen even during the installation. Can somebody advise, what this could be?

My thoughts are either bad graphics card or ribbon cable from MOBO to LCD.

Answer:Satellite M30: random characters came up on the screen even during the installation

>...I can see the Toshiba and Centrino Logo fine, it starts happening when it loads Windows.
>So I reinstalled it but random characters came up on the screen even during the installation. Can somebody advise what this could be? My thoughts are either bad graphics card or ribbon cable from MOBO to LCD.

For me it looks also like a GPU malfunction... what you could is to connect the external monitor to this notebook. If the same strange signs, characters will be visible on the second screen then the GPU is faulty...

Well, this would be the worst case because the whole motherboard must be replaced if a GPU chip malfunctions...

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Hello !

How can I enter ASCII characters, using the corresponding number codes, with the keyboard of this small computer, please ?

I tried several combinations using the "FN", Overlay and "ALT" keys, without any success.
What's the solution? The user's guide is no help.

In particular, I'd like to enter the character "?" (Alt+0223 or Alt+225).
I do not want to use the Windows 8 character map.

Can anyone please help ?

Thank you very much

Answer:Satellite NB10-A-10V - How can I enter ASCII characters

Inserting ACII characters depends always on the software you are using.

_For example_ in Microsoft Word to insert the ASCII characters you have to press and hold down ALT while typing the character code.

*NOTE:* You must use the numeric keypad to type the numbers and not the keyboard.
Make sure that the NUM LOCK key is on if your keyboard requires it to type numbers on the numeric keypad.

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The characters are dropped at BIOS level and when the the OS (XP Prof. SP 2) has loaded. Currently running BIOS ver.

Any ideas?

Richard Bradshaw

Answer:Satellite A110-231; usb keyboard 'drops' characters

Hello dickie1967,

Make sure Windows did recognize your external device correctly:

Open Device manager and search, if you have a double appearance of the USB keyboard. If you do, please remove the item that has a round yellow sign with an exclamation mark.


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I have a problem in my Satellite Pro A50-C-1ND (Windows 10).
I can't get polish special characters (alt "z", alt "x", alt "c") - other polish characters are OK.
I have checked all found suggestions - keyboard setup, hotkeys, Synaptics drivers.
I have changed my BIOS drivers (7.60 -> 7.70), but it hadn't help.
Does anybody know if there is a proper version BIOS for my problem? Or other solution.

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I have a Toshiba Satellite Pro M10 that has broken down. When the system starts up, the Toshiba logo seems to have a few dots here and there. When it displays messages on the screen during startup, the characters seems to be corropted. For example the message "Insert system disk", the I and T of the word insert seems to be from the upper half of the ASCII characters. The S from system is the "less than or equal to sign". and The k of the work disk is {. I have already done the following:

- tried booting with one of my two memory card and I tried for both memory cards.
- swapped my memory card.
- reloaded windows and Linux

I did drop the computer once but has worked OK for a month after I dropped it. I have deleted the operating systems but now it seems to have problems loading an operatig system from CD (CD works OK). Anyone has any idea what is wrong?

Peter Loo

Answer:Satellite Pro M10 displays currupt characters on startup


You have suggested that the notebook dropped down two times.
Well, you can try to connect the external monitor to the notebook to find out if it?s a screen fault or a graphic card malfunction.

You have problems with the OS installation? Maybe there is something wrong with the drive and the HDD. But possibly only looses connection is responsible for the problems. Check the pins.

It?s possible that the screen and the other devices was damage because of the dropping down.

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Why I can't use special charters on bios password??

If I but special charters on password, system don't use them exp,
Password: *Aur!nk0* System seems that *Aurnk0*, and not give any errors when I set password!!

I hope at this security case fixed..


Answer:Satellite Pro L40: Cannot use special characters in Bios password


This is not a kind of BIOS bug but you can use only the letters and digits for the BIOS password!

Check you user manual for the details!!!

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hi guys,

whenever i start typing the cursor disappears and i have to repeatedly keep clicking back in the typing area multiple times in order to type a few letters more b4 it happens again. can someone plz help. i tried alot of things already

Answer:typing cursor disappears when typing and deselects typing box

Check Control Panel mouse properties. See if the hide pointer while typing option is set

If it is, untick the checkbox apply the change. Then OK out of the mouse properties

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I have a new L500/02C notebook.

Bought in Australia.

When @ is pressed on keyboard " appears and vice versa.

How can I fix please ... R

Answer:Satellite L500/02C: wrong keyboard characters appears - " instead of @

In Control Panel- Clock, Language and Region, choose Eng (US) to see what happens

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I have just purchased a P100 to find that some key strike characters are not assigned to the correct keys. How can this be corrected?

Answer:Characters are not assigned to the correct keys on Satellite P100

In control panel ---> regional and Language options ---> advanced settings ---> code page conversion tables
there you can select the unicode standards for your system. Common fault, you own a "U.S. keyboard" but have assigned "English (United Kingdom)"

If this won't fix your problem, come back here to search for a different reason.



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I have a new satellite L670 D13 with a problem. I tested Windows 7 64 bit and dos. I think the problem is BIOS problem but my BIOS version is a last bios version 1.5 (on satellite L670 D13)

error test.
press one key and hold down.
the typing stop every sec and resume

Answer:Satellite L670-D13 - Keyboard dobules or missing characters


have you tried with the external usb keyboard? I have read many threads about keyboard problems belonged to satellite l series. In some threads, updating Bios could solve it, disabling Microsoft ACPI (under Battery item in device manger) but after restart starts misprinting again. My personnel advice, go to the store and replace with new one.

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I have a lap top C50 / PSCG6E model.
Since a few weeks back my keyboard is a mess.
When i press key 1 the result on the screen becomes z1
Pressing key 2 gives <2
Key for ? give _?

If i press key for letter "u", then the curser jumps all over the screen and also for key letter "i"

Writing in an url-adress somewhere and if the adress contains letter i then suddenly a long string of words appear!! I can't type letter i.

I have tried all kind of actions to solve this and nothing seems to help.
I hand windows 10 installed.

Do anyone know what the problem is, my laptop is almost unuseable now.

BR Acke

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Hi All,

My Keyboard does not work well.
There is a keyboard lag and sometimes multiple characters are typed.

Model is Satellite C660-PSC0SG-01300L...
I saw in lot of forums to update the BIOS but i could not find it.

Could some ooone help on this..



Answer:Satellite C660 keyboard not working properly - multiple characters


You are right!
The BIOS update could solve this like mentioned in this Toshiba document:

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

Check the link to the BIOS download page mentioned in this doc.

Here you can fidn a BIOS update instruction:

Good luck

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Last week, I bought my first laptop - a C660.
A few days after I bought it, I noticed that it was typing doubles of characters or missing characters out completely.
Now, it might just be that I'm adjusting to the keyboard, but I was wondering if there's been any problems with the keyboards?

Answer:Satellite C660: keyboard issue - doubles or missing characters


maybe, there is a keyboard hardware defect. Do you run Os with factory settings? otherwise, contact the service center. they will fix it for free.

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Model PSPQ8A-00H008.

The laptop was set to auto-update when turning off. I turned it off at about 8:30pm and the screen message stated "installing update 1 of 34. Do not turn off computer". I checked again at about 11:00pm and the same message was there. I let the computer run over night and at about 9:00 am it still stated "installing update 1 of 34.

Do not turn off computer".

I turned off the computer, waited about 5 minutes and turned it back on. The initial Toshiba start screen appeared and then changed to a range of characters, some geometric, some mathematical, some from other scripts.
I turned it off and tried again. Same result.

I removed the battery, waited, then reinserted the battery.
I re-entered the general data (time/date) and security data (entered new passwords).

I restarted the computer. Same result.
Advice please.

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Hello guys, My oldies notebook Satellite Pro 410 CDT, with BIOS updated to v6.20, which I am trying to install as SO w98se. I have a few problems that I do not manage to solve:

1. I have formatted a HDD of 4.3 GB of a libretto 70 CT, in two partitions one of 814 Mb and other one with the rest. In the partition D, the major one I have copied all the drivers of 410 as well as w98se to proceed to his installation. These options I did it in the tower Pc with Partion Magic and the explorer of Windows XP.

Reinstalled the HDD in 410 CDT, the screen shows me the following message:

However much I have looked in manual there is not done any reference to this message, can they say to me that it happens?.

2. When I format the HDD in another Pc I must reserve an empty space in in order that it is a system do his copies in way of hibernation?. That is to say, in the Libretto 70 and 100, they save themselves 32 MB at the end of the HDD. All that I owe resevar for 410 cdt and in that place?.

3. When I start the portable one with a bootdisk of windows 98 without ramdisk, which allows me to load the most basic thing in MSDOS, I verify that the keyboard does not act as owes, that is to say, some keys they show on screen characters that do not correspond to them, others prove to be two or three simultaneously, others do not do anything supporting the fixed cursor, for example, if tou... Read more

Answer:Broken keyborad on Satellite Pro 410cdt? Wrong characters are shown


I?m not 100% about the point one because I have never seen such error message but I have investigated in the internet and somewhere has suggested that such error can appears because the booting partition was not activated or not active.

2.) I don?t think that you need to reserve any place on the HDD for the hibernation mode. In the hibernation mode all data and settings are saved to the local file. It?s a part of the OS.

3.) For me it?s not easy to say if the keyboard is wrong or only the software environment cannot detect the functionality of the keyboard buttons properly. To be sure if the keyboard works properly you should test it in the Windows OS

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An M60-144 I supplied to one of my clients is having problems with its WiFi connection. It will be ok for 5 to 10 minutes and then will suddenly drop the connection. Switching the WiFi off and back on again remakes the connection and all is fine for another 5 or 10 minutes.

The access point is a Draytek Vigor 2600G and there are other laptops (Portege R100, Portege R200, Tecra 9000 and Tecra A2) that all connect to the same AP from the same location without any problems. The AP is employing 128-bit WEP encryption is running in mixes 11b and 11g mode. Any other potential sources of interference, eg DECT phones have been ruled out.

The laptop has all Windows updates applied and the latest drivers from this site. To me it screams of a hardware problem with the WiFi card, but wanted to know if there are any other suggestions first?

Answer:Satellite M60 keeps dropping WiFi connection


I have read some topics about similar issues and in the most cases the WiFi driver update has solved the unstable wireless connection. As far as I know on the Intel website you will find also a newest version of the driver. In my opinion you should check this option.

Best regards

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I bought a Sattelite L670-187 three weeks ago. There is a serious typing lag (slow, repeating the same letter, creating spaces when not typed, no typing response at all, etc) in all MO 2010-applications (Word, Outlook, Excell). I've gradually worked my way through all options (re-install Windows 7 -64, reinstall Office), only to find on a US Toshiba support forum that the problem is due to the Sattellite itself.

Dozens of similar complaints from recent Sattellite byers were listed there, all with the exact same typing problem. A Toshiba engineer named Jim requested serial and part numbers this week and promised Toshiba would (finally) look into this problem and provide a solution.

Can anyone tell me how long this can take and what form this solution will take? Isa

Answer:Satellite L670-187 - Typing lag


This theme was discussed a lot of time here in the forum.
The BIOS update should solve this slow typing keyboard issue.

Furthermore you should play around with the settings which you could find here:
Control Panel" - "Ease of Access" - "Change how your Keyboard works" - "Setup Bounce Keys

In my case this improved the keyboard functionality

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When I try to download a file from Internet explorer it replacec the white space with underscores and double quotation with weired characters. How can I avoid this. while downloading I want my original file name. Any Ideas please tell me.

thanks in advance,

Answer:replaces special characters with weired characters on download from internet explorer

When you download it are you hitting save or run? (I reccomend save BTW)

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I have purchased a M-70 Satellite laptop. While typing, the cursor jumps too much making wriring almost impossible, any help to solve the problem

Answer:On my Satellite M70 Cursor Jumps while typing

I have the same unit and I use external mouse all the time. Because of that I have disabled touchpad using FN+F9 key combination. While typing it is possible that you contact touchpad unintentionally.

Disable it and you will see if the problem persist.

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Every so often I'll be typing and everything comes out on the screen, then it won't type at all regardless of what I do until I restart it. When I'm halfway through filing out a from it is quite annoying that I then can't enter anything at all. Any ideas on why?

Also, sometimes when I highlight text to copy or move it, it sometimes grabs all or some of the text or reverses what's selected and you can't change the amount selected and when I try and put the cursor where I want it I get a string of '1's or '.'s, it's so frustrating.

The other thing it's just started doing when I turn it on is i get a black screen with 'Operating System Not Found' at the top. So I have to turn off and restart.

Any ideas on why it does these things and if it's something I should see about getting fixed under warranty would be appreciated.

Many thanks in advance for your help.

Answer:Satellite Pro P300 typing queries

Was liquid spilt on the keyboard?

Maybe the keyboard needs replacing.

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My English is not so good en the laptop is not so goo, so excuse me for mistakes.

So you can see on the tekst before my laptop is not register every letter i type
This is very frustration me. I buy a very fast laptop, but what have i with a laptop that is not write what i type?

Is there a solution for or do i need to bring him back. I have him just for a week ...


Answer:Satellite L670 - Typing is not good


That?s a known and actual issue so check the other forum threads because you have to update BIOS:
[Satellite L670 - Is there a fix for keyboard? |]

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

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

Answer:Keyboard typing typespeed - Satellite M50

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

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Over the last few weeks when i type the curser jumps somewhere else, at first i thought i typing to fast and pressing something i shouldn't, but now its driving me mad, even in msn or in facebook any ideas anyone.


Answer:Cursor jumps while typing on my Satellite Pro


May I ask you what notebook model do you have exactly?

I had the same issue on my notebook but this was not really an issue but a mistake while typing.
I touched the touched surface accidentally while typing.
So I disabled the touchpad using FN + F9 and this has ?solved? my issue?
But as I said above; it was more my mistake?

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

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

Anyhelp is GREATLYappreciated

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

Please help if you can.

Answer:Re: Keyboard typing delay on Satellite


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

Hope this helps a little bit.

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Well, I wanted Toshiba badly and now I'm so disapoinetd.

Problem 1.
Sometimes, when I hold left shift and type letters, nothing happens, but when I release shift letters appear, sometimes big and sometimes small letters. With right shift pressed I can only write small letters

now caps lock is turned on, but letters are small, and as i press any key led light (on capslock button) turns it self off, so it looks like it's blinking.

*WON* I'M WRITING YOU ABOUT MY MAIN PROBLEM, SOMETIMES *eht* (great small letters are back) position of the typed letters is inverted, like you see in this sentence. example, I want to type *love* but *evol* appears on the screen. When I type real slow there is no problem

problem 4.
no sound on internal speakers, driver is ok , headphones are working

It does not matter what program I'm typing in ,same everywhere. It took me 20min to type this with all troubles that I have, so pardon my spelling. One more thing, this computer is 4 months old.

Answer:Satellite L650-14F - Typing issues


I?m wondering why you have created a new thread because there already some threads here in forum about the same behavior so it?s a ?known issue? but there is already a very simple solution for these typing issues. Here are the links to other threads:

Check this!!!

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A month ago or so I had a problem when typing. Each time i pressed a letter it would, say K, it would come out K8, whenever i pressed back space it would present me with an =. Anyway I ended up updating the BIOS and this resolved the problem, until today. It was working fine then it started to mess about, it's not as bad as last time but it seems to be picking and choosing the keys to change at random. T

he back space did the = sign again and now thats stopped, i've managed to write this without there being a problem but i know the problem will be back. I have tried updating the BIOS but after unpacking the program I get the UEFI Winflash installer telling me that; The program will be closed, There is an error occured, please check the below items. BIOS version above 200. Battery capacity more than 10%. AC is attached.

Any help would be much appreciated!

Answer:Satellite L505 - Typing issue


Do you have this problem with preinstalled OS from Toshiba or did you make your own installation?

Regarding the BIOS:
Probably the newest version is already installed. Which one you have and what version you have found on Toshiba website?

Have you noticed the same behavior with an external keyboard?

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When typing on my Satellite A30, I am always being annoyed by menus popping up or jumping to other parts of the text etc. Its almost as if some keys are set up as hotkeys. How can I stop this please?!

Answer:Satellite A30: menus etc popping up when typing

Maybe more info about program you use can help to understand your problem. ;)

If you use notebook keyboard, while typing try also to disable touchpad.

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I have some japanese songs in my collection. Some of it are in Japanese characters and they display as boxes.

On Windows7, they display correctly without installing/setting anything.

I tried adding a Japanese language pack which does nothing. There's no download for the pack. It says it's not available.


Answer:[WIN8] how do I display filenames using multibyte characters (Japanese characters)?

mrjayviper said:

On Windows7, they display correctly without installing/setting anything.Click to expand...

What's the problem then?

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My new notebook running Windows 10 constantly drops wifi connection to router on the 5.2GHz band. The wifi adapter is an Intel 7265 AC unit and I have updated the driver from the Intel site. Android devices in the same area have no problem so it doesn't appear to be the router/channel.Troubleshooting suggests "Default gateway not available" or "Protocol missing". Windows fixes problem only for it to reoccur. When connected on the 2.4GHz band there seems to be no problem. Regardless of proximity to the router, the same issues arise. Any suggestions to remedy this appreciated as its spoiling my enjoyment of an otherwise great machine

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I've got a satellite laptop and even though it recognises the power adaptor when plugged in, and the icon in the task bar states 'charging', the percentage of the battery charge appears to be dropping.

This is only whilst the laptop is on, as it does seem to charge the battery when switched off.
I didn't think it used any battery power whilst plugged in, so I'm confused as to not only why the battery doesn't seem to be charging, but also why the battery charge appears to be dropping when the laptop shouldn't be using it anyway.

Any help appreciated!

Answer:Battery charge dropping even when plugged in on Satellite series

Hi there,

i have seen this problem on my own laptops in the past. even if the laptop is charging, the battery does seem to be dropping in charge.

This indicates that the life of the battery is approaching its end, as there are a limited number of charge cycles for a battery before it eventually dies.
Also when you have the computer turned off charge is still being lost at a considerable rate, as the battery is well, 'dying'.

You cannot do anything about this except to buy a new replacement battery for your laptop from an authorised Toshiba repair centre. this should answer your question.

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According to my Toshi Sat. 1,2,3,5 bars equals dropped WiFi but when the WiFi is at 4 bars, it's the best thing since fire.

Recently, my laptop began dropping connections to the router, and the router is only a 4-5 step walk out to the kitchen from my room. And another issue is that my room seems to be a dead zone.

Like, if I turn on my laptop, I am required to go out to the kitchen and stand near the router until it's connected, but if I sit in my room, the bars go to 3 and says ''(WiFi name) cannot be detected/connected.''

Anyone wanna enlighten me of what is going on?


Answer:Satellite L500D: WiFi dropping connections to the router

Simply said, the Wlan router signal is too low and this causes the disconnection?
I?ve got some tips for you;

- WLan driver update
- Wlan card setting check; you should go to device manager -> WLan card properties -> Advanced tab. There you will find some options which helps to change the WLan standard (802.11 A, B, G, etc?) and you could also check the WLan channel and improve the signal
- Disable power saving for Wlan card

good luck

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

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

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

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

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

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

Thank you for your help and any suggestions


Message was edited by: iwaddo

Answer:Satellite L450D-119 - Keyboard just stops typing


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

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

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

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Whilst typing the cursor jumps around the text making it virtually impossible to write anything as you start typing all over the place. Occasionally it highlights sections, so when a new word is typed you delete the highlighted text. (its taken about 4 minutes to write this!)


Answer:Cursor jumps whilst typing on Satellite P

Hi there,

what machine do you have? Tried you to connect a external keyboard to your (unknown type ;) ) Notebook?

Greetings from the south :)

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My Satellite P740 (intel i5, windows 7 64bit, 6gb/640gb) is lagging and pausing when I type on the keyboard. It can happen in either OpenOffice, or emal (Windows livemail). I called Toshiba tech support but they could not help me. Problem is intermittent, but very annoying when happens. Can be up to 20 seconds before I can type again.

Anybody has a clue what can cause this?

Answer:Satellite P740 - Long lags when typing

Is HDD buisy when this happen?
I have noticed similar problem on my notebok long time ago. Microsoft updates installation was set to automatic and while i was working Windows has downloaded and installed numerous updates in teh background. Logicaly that was slowed down notebook?s performance.

I have disabled automatic updates and install updates when i must not work.
Maybe you have the same problem.

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

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

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

Please advise.


Answer:Satellite L730 - Keyboard jumps while typing.


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

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Hi, this is my first post on this (or any) forum, so I hope this makes sense.

Has anyone else had problems with missing keystrokes whilst typing on a satellite p100. Basically when typing I find that a couple of characters will be omitted at random (every 5-6 seconds). This only seems to occur with the internal keyboard, i've not noticed anything with me external USB keyboard.

At first i thought it was my typing, but if i hold down a key i can see a visible lag every few seconds. Also if I alternately type '1' and '-' i get characters skipped evry few keys, like this...


...these symptoms suggest to me that maybe it's not hardware based, but I could be wrong

Looking through the forums I see a some similar problems with the M60 but no obvious solution. I don't suppose anyone's come up with anything?

Thanks for the help
- Chris

Answer:Satellite P100: Missing keystrokes when typing

I discover the same problem with my Satellite p100.
In empty space i push on the key but not appear any text.
If you keep pushing one key you'l see some deley after few seconds. In that moment keystroke is missing.
Realy is very hard to type somethig in this sittuation.
I hope Toshiba will solve this problem.
Best regards

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I have a Satellite M40 and for the last few weeks, the keyboard has been playing up. For example, when Im typing, the text will at times stop appearing on the screen, and also when typing, the keyboard either misses keystrokes or it jumps back to somewhere in the text and continues from there. Not a braniac when it comes to computers so can anyone help???

Answer:Satellite M40 - loss/missplacement of typing in text


I assume that this keyboard problem doesn?t occur from the beginning.
It could be something wrong with the keyboard contacts.
Please check this case:

The keyboard replacing has solved the malfunction.

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Sometimes during typing on vista, it will stutter and freeze. The delay is very short. Is this a problem with vista or the notebook. The processor T7300 Core 2 Duo 2 ghz.

Answer:Typing problem under Vista on Satellite X200-20S

Hi there,

I have a Satellite Pro S200 and the same problem was with my machine. It?s not a hardware problem, no, it?s more a driver related issue. So, the best thing you can do is to update your bios and to keep your drivers up-to-date. Just check the Toshiba Drivers Download site and make sure you have the latest drivers installed.

I had solved my stuttering (core2duo 2.33 Ghz, 2GB RAM) by updating all drivers..

Thats all


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

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

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


Answer:Missing letters when typing on Satellite M105

Hello Jeff

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

Check it under

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

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

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

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

Any ideas ?.

Answer:Satellite C660 keyboard typing issue


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

Good luck

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