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Keyboard going crazy after spilling my drink

Q: Keyboard going crazy after spilling my drink

Hi e1! my keyboard is going crazy, I spilled my drink and hitted the arrow keys by accident, they started to work backwords so I tried fixing them by removing the buttons and cleaning underneath.
But once I replaced the buttons the whole keyboard started to work funny, certain keys dont work and others are running randomly... Please HELP!!!
Thank you.
PS: I have a HP pavillion g series laptop.
Sorry for my bad english.

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A: Keyboard going crazy after spilling my drink

Your keyboard may still have some moisture. How much time have you allowed for it to dry out? I've heard that a blow dryer at the lowest possible setting will sometimes do the trick in the case of moisture, but it'd take a while and you would have to be very careful as too much heat will damage the electronics. I'm not too sure about this fix, though. Taking a blow dryer to a laptop does sound a bit risky. How did you clean your keyboard? Did you use any cleaning fluids?

I don't mean to get you down, but since it's a laptop we're talking about here -- and granting that you've allowed it ample time to dry out , then I think you will probably need to have the keyboard replaced. Do not let that stop you from doing further research on a possible remedy, though.

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I spilt water on the keyboard and it's writing by itself.I was hoping to be able to get to it after opening the laptop but there seems to be no access to it.Can anyone help? Is there any way to get to it or is it a question of blow drying it from the inside underneath and hope for the best?

A:Access to Keyboard after spilling water

Hi,My suggestion is to remove power from computer and turn it upside down so that the keybord is facind downwards and leave it to dry for at least 12 hours. After this as long as no water has penetrated inside the system ther shouldn't be any problems. Hope it helps,David

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Hello!

So I managed to spill a cup of tea earlier today, spilling tea over my desk, hitting a few keys of my keyboard - a Razer BlackWidow Ultimate 2012 edition.
Most of the keys on the keyboard didn't work, or needed to be hit several times before anything happened.
I have restarted the PC, changed USB port and even changed keyboard to some old Logitech one, but most keys still doesn't work.

Since the keys aren't working on either one of the keyboards I tried I have no clue what could have happened, and need some help figuring this one out.

All help appreciated!

A:Keyboard keys doesn't work on multiple keyboards after spilling tea!

Could be the damage to the first keyboard damaged the PS/2 port or the USB port it was plugged into which in turn causes a replacement keyboard to not be full functional. Best thing I've done with spills is to immediately unplug the keyboard and turn it over to drain as much liquid out as I could then I've rinsed it out with clear water, shook and tapped it to get any water out then put in the sun to dry for several hours.

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Hi everyone, I spilled water over my laptop about one week ago. At first, the keyboard was working perfectly, but the next day, some keys were connected (when pressing one, it would display 2 characteres). After some time, those keys that were connected, stopped working at all. It hasn't changed since then.  I am living in USA but my laptop was bought in Spain (it has spanish keyboard), and Lenovo US told me that they can't fix it here, I would have to send it to Spain, which is really expensive.  Is there any other way to fix it? I read online that water can't damage the keyboard, but it has been broken for 1 week, so I don't know if I have been unlucky. Also, the laptop works perfectly with an USB keyboard. Thanks.

A:Lenovo ideapad 700-15ISK keyboard not working after spilling water

Water can certainly damage the keyboard.  There are 2 layers of conductive film and water gets inside.  That seems crazy that they cannot get a Spanish keyboard in the U.S.  I would try to get a second opinion.

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My daughter spilt Ribena (a sugary cordial) on the keyboard of her HP Pavilion g6.
It immediately stopped working.

Is there anything that I can try doing to it or will it be irretrievably damaged?

A:Drink spilt on HP keyboard

Hi there Kiredoryor

There you have it, the most common issue with Notebook keyboards: Liquid Spillage (that's the term they use at repair centers).
If you feel like it, go to the corresponding HP page (see the Notebook Model Number underneath, should look like AB123CD#EFG and search with it) and see how to remove the KB with the Maintenance and Service Guide.

If it stays there will most likely leak and damage the motherboard -is the Notebook functional with a USB KB?

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I spilled some wine on the keyboard of my laptop, a low-end Gateway model, and have a stuck key error at start-up. I know what I would do for the desk top keyboard but I've never messed with my laptop. How do you clean these out.
 

A:Spilled a drink in the keyboard

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Hi everyone, There was a sugary drink spilled on my keyboard and now the keys are sticky   Are there any ways for me to remove the keycaps, so that I can wipe the sticky sugar off my keys. I am not sure if I can just pop off the keys on this laptop. Can anyone help?

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Hello,  About two days ago, my dad spilt soda on the keyboard of his Lenovo t420 laptop. Like a lot of people do, he unplugged it and took out the battery right away after he did it. After that, we took it apart to dry up any of the drink that was left inside the laptop. After drying is where we start seeing the problems. After it finished drying, I put it back together and tried turning it on hoping that it would still be ok, but nothing turned on and no sound could be heard from any of the components starting up. What does happen is that when I press the power button, the fingerprint reader LED turns on and the battery indicator on the back of the laptop flashes green twice, then stops, then flashes, and repeat. Other than that, the only change is that the touchpad heats up slightly. When I was taking it apart, the only thing I removed were the screws and undid the keyboard and palm rest connectors. I'm really stumped and can't figure out what's wrong with it. After trying to google to find the answer, I tried the solutions other people provided, but nothing worked. All the other people's problems did not sound the same as what mine is. If you can, please help me to figure out the problem with it.  This is my first post here, if you need any extra info, please let me know.  Thank you,Brendan 

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Hello,

I was unfortunate enough to accidentally spill liquid (Sierra Mist soda) onto my keyboard (a usb m$ ergonomic 4000). I wiped away most of the liquid and then proceeded to just power down the desktop. I figured I was gonna just use compressed air to force the liquid out of the keyboard. After getting most of the liquid out and wiping it down, I waited about an hour to turn the PC on.

Does spilling liquid onto a keyboard cause any harm to the PC itself, electrically?
Or does it basically just screw up the keyboard?
 

A:Spilling liquid onto a keybaord, any damage to the PC?

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I have a HP Office jet 8500 pro that works but when I moved it I found that it is spilling ink out the bottom.
Ink is every where. I placed it outside because of so much ink. What is causing
this problem and is there a solution other than sending it to the dump.

Seems like I can't edit the title so bottom will remain misspelled in the title.

Thank you,
 

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Dell Studio 1747 on Win 10 Pro. Keyboard acting crazy. No spills, drips, or chocolate mess.
About every 5th time I log into my PC, the KBD does not respond for PWD. Neither does my bluetooth KBD when I turn it on. The only solution is either reboot or use the on-screen KBD. No apparent driver updates. No interference from the bluetooth as it is usually off. Once logged in, all KBDs work fine.

What gives oh wise Dell experts?

A:Keyboard Crazy!

This is a system that may not be fully compatible with Windows 10, do you know if you had this problem before installing Windows 10?
Barring Windows 10 from being the problem on a lot of systems if you end up tapping one or more keys at the boot process it can hang the keyboard until Windows boots.  If  this is happening without pressing any of the keys then you may want to consider resetting the bios to defaults and see if the problem continues.  Enter the bios (hold the shift key while clicking restart and choose bios) choose the exit tab and choose set to defaults and then save changes and reboot.  You may want to consider updating the BIOS if you dont already have the latest revision A14. 
If this is something that only started happening after updating to Win 10 you may have your answer there. Otherwise I would look at the problem having to do with the BIOS.

TB

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I can type some letters but on others when I type i comes up as different letters or numbers or even repeated letters or numbers, also the scroll sometimes starts to scroll on certain letters, like the arrows are being pressed or something. I have tried different keyboards, so I dont believe that is the problem, there must be something in the system please help.

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while getting tech help from microsoft to try and get my presenter mouse to work in power point, they started downloading vista service pack 1. I have been using Visa Business for abou 6 months with no problems. They did this because a newer Vista driver for my mouse had neveR been installed and it would not insall so they upgraded the service pack. But it crashed. and when I finally got it running, the right half of my keyboard produces the wrong symbols. If I hold down The blue fn key most of he letters are correct. It is driving me crazy just typing THis. help! I've run a registry cleaner, rebooted, etc. any thoughts?
 

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could it be the regional settings for your keyboard are somehow incorrect? go to START>CONTROL PANNEL>REGIONAL & LANGUAGE>KEYBOARDS & LANGUAGES(tab at the top). See if the settings are for your correct region ect?

Hope this helps.
 

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I've got an HP machine running Windows 98. It keeps doing the following:

- Inserting returns or digits when I type something
- launching another program when I use the ALT or CTRL or SHIFT keys
- skipping down the page at times when a DELETE or BACKSPACE key is hit

pretty weird stuff but makes some work impossible at times. Occasionally shutting down the machine and starting up again will fix it *in part* or temporarily

obviously, I will never again buy an HP - but what's causing this and how might I fix it? any suggestions appreciated!

TG
 

A:keyboard gone crazy!

You probably need a new keyboard as the keys are dirty and sticky, but it's possible the connector is damaged.

Have you tried shutting down, and removing the connector and then reseating it snugly?

You can also try going to the device manager and removing the keyboard from there. It *should* be redetected on startup and the drivers reinstalled.

.... welcome to TSG ....
 

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When I type the character @... I am getting " instead, and vice versa... this is a brand new keyboard...yet I got this one as the other keyboard did the same...
is it a problem on my computer...?
Please help to clear this problem up...
Janet
 

A:Keyboard going crazy...?

Is it a foreign keyboard? What language do you have your keyboard set to? Mine does that, but I go between Spanish and English.......
 

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Not sure if this is the right place for this posting but I have pretty much come to my wits end.
So a couple days ago my cursor started going nuts. It is most visible when I am writing. It just wants to scroll to the left all the time, which makes it impossible to type. I have reinstalled my touchpad driver several times, turned it off and used an external mouse and still have the problem.
There is also the issue when I use menus, it scrolls up and there is pretty much nothing I can do exit the application and then try again. It happens in every application on my computer so I am pretty sure it is the keyboard at this point.
I checked to make sure the drivers are up to date and they are. I am using an ACER 6920 with vista 32bit home premium.

Any help would be great. Thanks

A:Crazy Keyboard

do you have another computer around you that has a wireless keyboard or mouse that used a USB ?? if so then the signals my be getting crossed, change one of the computer to a corded mouse if that is the case.. if not the case then your computer has a hardware problem instead..good luck

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My keyboard has gone bananas. When you type m it says b, when you type l it says 3, etc. And sometimes a key will make a window pop up or the date come up. I am not at this computer at the moment which is why I can type. I did unplug the keyboard from the cpu and replug and it worked ok, then I shut down and again back to same problem. I scanned for virus, but my software is fairly old and I need to update but I didn't think that is really what the problem is. Could be, but I will update tonite. The other thing is that my husband plays this one game and everytime he does either our monitor won't communicate with the cpu for a while or now the keyboard and it only seems to happen when he plays that stupid game. Help me fix it please! Thanks so much!
 

A:Keyboard is crazy

Hello! 1. Type of computer. 2. Kind of keyboard (if you know) 3. What game?? By type of computer, need also to know Win98 or 95? Processor? Brand name? i.e. Compaq? Someone, even myself may be able to help. Post back. Thanks
 

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All of a sudden without warning my keyboard will do weird things.

typing u will open Ease of Access Centre
typing b remove the current window from active

Opening the onscreen keyboard will return things to normal.

Also when typing it will (on occasion) repeat a letter/number/space about 10 times and I have to wait a few seconds before I can tpye again.

Is this a Vista thing? and how do I stop it ?

PP
 

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laptop? Desktop? is the keyboard a PS2 or is it a USB? As far as the question of it being a Vista thing I have never heard of them adding a 10 time repeating charachter "feature"...
 

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I'm feeling dumb, I screwed up my keyboard and don't know how exactly I did it. This is my first laptop and I wanted to "print screen." I didn't know where the function key was...so I started randomly hitting combinations of keys with the END/PRTSC button in hopes it would work. My thought was, "maybe something is different with this computer." Typing this is a chore because my page will randomly scroll, the curser jumps around, sometimes my pages close or other pages open. I'm thinking it is something simple but nothing I am aware of. It is NOT related to mouse sensitivity, believe me I tried that first. Could someone please help? Thanks.
 

A:Keyboard going crazy

You might try taking out the keyboard and re-installing it, or replacing it entirely... Here's an example video:

 

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I'm using a Sony Vaio VGN-FZ31M laptop and have unexpectedly encountered a problem.

Out of nowhere my keyboard has gone crazy. The top line seems to be fine but characters in the bottom two lines, including symbols, are not being generated properly.

eg. I press 'a' it comes out 'x' etc. In some cases it is coming out with double letters, eg., 'd' generates 'ad'.

The problem came on very suddenly and I can't work out what is causing it. It's not num lock or keyboard layout or any of the obvious things. Do you think this sounds like a hardware issue (I'm thinking liquid spillage into the keyboard, though I do not recall doing this) or some kind of virus/malfunction?

I'd really appreciate any help.
Thanks.
 

A:Keyboard gone crazy?

Sounds like a failed membrane...laptop KB's are very tricky to fix due to their small size, try an external USB keyboard and see if that does the same
 

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I`m running a compaq presario with an internet keyboard. XP Home
is my OS, for some reason my keyboard has gone wacky when I type the letter
g nothing happens
I type k and pk appears. I have uninstalled the driver and then plugged it back in
and restarted, I checked for driver updates but found none. Any suggestions?
Thanks in advance.
 

A:Keyboard gone crazy

did someone spill some liquids on it ?
 

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This just started. When I hit key for one letter, somethlng else displays. It's a Logitech cordless MK320. Here's what happens. I typed a to z and this is what shows. BTW, typing this using the osk command in run.
a
b\
c
do
e
f
.g9
wH9:00 PM 12/6/2011P
I
J
nk
L
m
nk
do
9:00 PM 12/6/2011p
0q
r8
YS-
T
U
V
W
X
YSR83
z
 

A:Keyboard gone crazy

Computer specs would be helpful. But if this a desktop have you tried a different keyboard to see if the keyboard itself is bad. Also since it wireless have you tried new batteries?
 

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Hi guys. I have a really odd problem thats bugging me. me and my GFs pcs are hooked up in the same room. Now her keyboard has been working fine up until tonight we got in and she tries to log in and check her email. After a bit of frustration we notice that her keyboard is behaving VERY oddly. Every time we press a key on her keyboard 2 presses are recorded. This happens with ANY key. KKIINNDD OOFF LLIIKKEE TTHHIISS.. So we think damn it the keyboards buggered, but heres the weird thing. I tried her keyboard in MY pc and it works perfectly! So I guess that rules out her keys not working! After, I tried my keyboard in her pc and it works fine as well!!!!! I just dont get this. The only combination that doesnt work is her pc/keyboard. I know we could switch keyboards but I'd rather not do this as I'm used to my keyboard and want to use my own.
Does anyone have any idea how to sort this one or what might be happening?

Cheers,

SC
 

A:Help with crazy keyboard!!

Maybe a Driver Issue?
 

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hi,
i have a compaq presario laptop and this afternoon while typing the keyboard suddenly took on a life of it's own. now when i the letter a, it types 'a, and when i type the letter f it types 5f, the return key types / and other keys are not what they appear to be. anyone out there have any words of wisdom for me? i am at a loss.
thanks, sue
 

A:crazy keyboard

The keyboard sounds like the controller has died. CAn you test with another keyboard and if that works buy a new one. New (cheap) keyboards are only about $10 / 5 from anywhere (even walmart)
 

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Hi - At certain times, when I am on the internet and am typing a sentence the cursor jumps back to a previous spot that I have already typed something. Any ideas? Thanks.
 

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Two days ago my keyboard started doing this:

_"T6he 6house about 6h blocks down 5got 5g 5green bus6hes._"

what I actually typed:

"The house about 6 blocks down got 5 green bushes."

Also my control key now opens my windows media player. Worst of all, every time I type an "s" it opens a help tab!!! Imagine trying to type when every time you hit the s you would open a new tab!

Windows vista 64 bit
4gb ram
If you need any other info please ask. My typing frustration is too high to put anything else right now (i am having to paste every s!!)

 

A:Keyboard is driving me crazy! Help!!

http://www.amazon.com/Ideazon-Stealth-Illuminated-Gaming-Keyboard/dp/B000V62BZU
 

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My laptop's keyboard keeps pressing random keys. One day it will start pressing sssssssss, the next day 000000000, then space, then ++++++++++++++ . I have given the pc for repair but nobody figured out the problem yet.
Laptop Lenovo G50
Inbuilt keyboard

I have cleaned it, used an external keyboard, both things didn't work. So I changed the keyboard but it keeps happening.

I have disconnected the bluetooth as well, removed the battery, turned off sticky keys, changed the repetition speed (read somewhere that sometimes these things work)

Problem is still there, seemingly no virus, no malware, nothing.

Please help me because the pc is absolutely worthless now, can't do anything with it.
 

A:Keyboard gone crazy, nobody able to understand why

Have you tried doing a system diagnosis.
Turn off your computer and turn it on and press the F2 key repeatedly.
 

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I have a computer that is running Windows XP Home edition, it is in the lobby of the hotel where I work at. As of recently, I've noticed that it seems like the tab key is going crazy, like someone is holding it down. It scrolls through the links on the page rapidly, just keeps whipping through them, having the page go up and down as it goes from top to bottom. At first I thought it was just a stuck key but when I logged into the admin account, it didn't do this, just on the guest account. I plan on switching out the keyboards anyway, but could there be something else going on as well? I have run MBAM and it has come up clean. Any help or suggestions would be appreciated. Thank you!!

A:Tab key going crazy? Virus or keyboard?

How are things now, any changes?

It sounds like something in guest account. You may be better served in the xp forum either fixing the problem in the account or creating a "new" guest account.

If you suspect malware I will be happy to offer some apps to see what we can find.

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MY KEYBOARD IS IN CAPITAL LETTERS EVEN WITHOUT THE CAP LOCK KEYS AND MY NUMERIC NUMBER BECOMES [email protected]#$%^&*(), WHEN I RUN THE PROGRAM LITE GUI FOR LENOVO SOLUTION CENTER, its back to normal but after a few minutes its back to its MAD MODE. I even plug in the USB keyboard and its still the same MAD Mode. Please advise.

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The problem is very similar to others reported previously but I think that the cause is different.
Sometimes when a key is pressed, a random character that does not correspond to the one I pressed is printed on the screen (it could be more than one and/or they are printed continuously) like when a liquid is spilled on the keyboard.
I have noticed that this happens specially when the laptop is left for a couple of hours without activity. Rebooting (and turning it on after some days), unplugging the battery, formatting does not work and I am pretty sure that is not a virus or liquid spilled problem.
However the problem is solved when I run a memory diagnostic with the Memtest86+ software; after one or two passes I reboot the computer and the problem is gone, but if I leave it alone for some time the problem returns.

I will appreciate any help regarding to detecting and solving the problem; if more information is needed please let me know.

Thanks in advance.
 

A:Laptop keyboard gone crazy

try to see f the manufactuar has a driver for it then uninstall the device and reinstall it with that driver
 

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I have a lenovo laptop with win 7. I can't control the keyboard. I am in the middle of a sentence and it continues on another line. I am forever cutting and pasting to recreate the text I thought I was entering which I have to search for all over my docukment.

anhy ideas,

thanks Frank
 

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please i had a emachine T2860 AND compaq keyboard yesterday my keyboard starts acting funny when i type a letter series of letters will come up like when i press f something like this [gfh;f will come up same with almost half of the key. please can someone help me
 

A:my keyboard is acting crazy please someone help

Make sure the numlock isn`t activated.

If that doesn`t help, try another keyboard.

Regards Howard
 

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Hey all,

I've been having a lot of trouble with one of my computers lately and I'm looking for some help.

The items will be working perfectly fine and then all of a sudden they will freeze up and won't do anything. I have to restart the system and then they are fine again for a while until the next time it happens.

Help!

 

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For last couple of months my Lenovo G50-80 external usb mouse & keyboard act crazy. The laptop touchpad also stopped responding. I have to press laptop keyboard to normalize the devices.The devices work properly for some time, then the problem reappears after a couple of minutes.I have to press laptop keyboard keys again to resolve the problem.I have already tried several solutions like- uninstlling & installing mouse,keyboard drivers; Uninstallation & installation of WINDOW OS 10.But nothing works. Please suggest a solution.

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my kb is messed.

i have an acer travelmate 630 laptop....and more and more of the keys are not working with each passing month....i can only type with the on screen kb from windows, which sux cuz it takes like 20 mins for this msg alone....plz help.

'sum things u shud know:

-the keys that now dont work used to work if u held them down for a long time at regular pressure....now that doesnt happen.....then, they used to work if u had shift/caps lokon.........not ne-more.

-i had this problem once b4 and it corrected itself sumhow

-the keys r clean

-ive tried re-installing drivers

-sumtimes late at nite, one of the broken keys start working again, but just for a short time

-the broken keys so far (that i know of) are:

a f x c n , . / "left alt key"

-i cantbuy a new 1 becuz its a laptop
thank u so much for reading...........PLEASE HELP!

thx,

geta

ps: when u hold down o,n,c, and e, "oye" appears....which means the keys r still responsive.

and f,g,n, gives "gh"
 

A:please help!!! - my laptop keyboard is going crazy!!!!!

You probably need to replace the keyboard - they are replaceable in most if not all all laptops. They are however not cheap and have to be order specifcally for your laptop model.

You can also buy an external PS/2 or USB keyboard and use that instead - this is the cheaper solution but maybe not the most convenient one.
 

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Hello Everyone:

I have problem with my keyboard and cursor. Cursor jumps sporadically all over the page. Ultimately, it is difficult to write. I have to retype or edit nearly every other word as I cannot control the cursor jumps all over the place and cause to misspelled words, instead of going one straight line from left to right.
How can I fix this problem? Help me please?
Computer: Acer/Aspire E14
Intel Celeron Quare processor N2940 @1.83GH 1.83 GHz
64-bit operating system, x64-based processor/ Windows 8

Million thanks!
 

A:Crazy Keyboard Cursor

I think that's a laptop. If you are using the laptop's keyboard try with the touchpad disabled and/or try typing with an external keyboard.

If you are using an external mouse disconnect it while typing to see if maybe it is sending spurious signals.
 

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The keyboard on my laptop has suddenly started typing incorrect characters. For example, if I type in ipconfig it displays 5*c6nf5g so an i comes out as a 5, a p comes out as an *, etc.
It happened in the middle of working on it. Up tp then it had been fine.
I've turned it off and back on again, a few times, but it still has the problem.
Anyone know what it might be?
Thanks in advance.
 

A:My VAIO keyboard is crazy

I belive there is a program to switch keyboard modes, 101 char or 100, If i'm not wrong, there is some types keyboard, and your keyboard has make some changed, you need to rebnd.. correct me if I'm wrong..
 

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Hello,

Five days ago I accidentally knocked over a glass of water on my Asus ROG G551JM. After a few seconds, it shut itself off and I immediately unplugged it from electricity and wiped the water off as best I could. I then removed the battery and left the laptop upside down to dry for a day and a half before first trying to turn it back on. It seemed to work well for about 20 minutes before I got a BSoD 'DPC Watchdog Violation Error'. I restarted, and got a BSoD again, this time the 'System Thread Not Handled' error. It was at that time that keyboard began to behave strangely (ctrl registering as a letter, and some of the keys on the right side not working properly). I thought some of the components must still be wet, so I turned it off again, took out the battery and everything and placed it on cat litter sand for it to soak up any extra liquid.

After two and a half more days (today), I decided to give it another go. I plugged it in, and got the same 'System Thread Not Handled' BSoD again, as well as the 'n' key typing 'nj' (which is not too big of an issue considering I normally have my laptop connected with an extra keyboard and monitor). I've been googling the errors during the waiting days, and as unlikely as it seemed, people seemed to mostly suggest it would be a driver issue. I felt that couldn't really be the case since obviously water spill would sooner affect hardware than software, but I thought what ... Read more

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Hello, I'm new to this forum, but I hope someone can help me. Lately my keyboard has been really acting up, all of my keys seem to be shortcuts to stuff.. example: D=kicks me out of any window i have open and takes me to desktop. My windows start key keeps opening itself, my cursor will all of the sudden dissapear and reapear on other side of desktop. The main problem is the keyboard..all the keys seem to be shortcuts to something. i can only type in CAPS. The problem starts right when I turn on the comp, then after like 30mins..it stops. Here is my hijacklog file. Someone please help. Thanks

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.0
Scan saved at 10:56:43 AM, on 1/7/2005
Platform: Windows XP (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2600.0000)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\CTHELPER.EXE
C:\Program Files\Java\j2re1.4.2_01\bin\jusched.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\spool\drivers\w32x86\3\hpztsb07.exe
C:\Program Files\McAfee\McAfee Shared Components\Guardian\CMGrdian.exe
C:\Program Files\McAfee\QuickClean\Plguni.exe
C:\WINDOWS\SM1BG.EXE
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\Program Files\Viewpoint\Viewpoint Manager\ViewMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgcc.... Read more

A:My Keyboard has gone shortcut crazy!! look at my hijack.log

Download SpywareBlaster from here:
http://www.majorgeeks.com/downloadget.php?id=2859&file=11&evp=61b0e8ad41924a03c37615f4682b4cef

Install and run SpywareBlaster. Click on "Updates" and then choose "Check for updates". Next choose "Protection" and at the top you will see different tabs which are Internet Explorer, Restricted sites and Mozilla/Firefox. Choose one of them at a time and at the bottom click "Protect Against Checked Items" (make sure that all of the items are checked). Tick the boxes above the items. Make sure you do this for all of the top tabs. Mozilla/Firefox you only need to do if you have the user profiles on your computer. You may now exit out of SpywareBlaster.

Download Ad-Aware SE from here:
http://www.download.com/3000-2144-10045910.html?part=69274&subj=dlpage&tag=button

Install and run Ad-Aware SE. On the bottom right corner of Ad-Aware you will see an option called "Check for updates now", click on that and choose "connect". Download the updates. Next click on "Scan now" on the left side of Ad-Aware. Make sure that "Search for negligible risk entries" is crossed out and not ticked. Choose "Perform full system scan" and click "Next". After Ad-Aware scans your computer, Ad-Aware may find some bad files on your computer so make sure you tick them all and choose "Next". It will ask if you want to remove those items so just continue... Read more

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Hey guys, Had my Thinkpad Edge E450, for more than a year now. Never really had any problems with the keyboard. However, since yesterday, my keyboard has simply gone crazy on me. Right shift + c no longer registers, even though right shift + any other key still works. c works too along with c+ left shift. w+e keys, when pressed together doesn't register the e although both keys registers fine when pressed individually. Most weird of all is the fact that F4, associated with microphone no longer works either when FN is locked and when it isn't. However, every time I press the G key, the microphone activates/deactivates. I used the lenovo diagnostics tool and the keyboard passed the tests. Tried clean install windows 10 on the whole system and still the same result. Also tried uninstalling all drivers for keyboard in device manager and it still hasn't gotten any better. I didn't do any manual updates or anything that I know of which could affect the keyboard. Please help! That microphone popup is trying to hog my attention whenever I try to write a paper.

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Thanks for the help, I'm going crazy!

My IBM Thinkpad x60s I think is infected. I can't type anything, one or two keystrokes turns into a string of gibberish and the computer is constantly right-clicking. The mouse also sometimes turns into a little dinosaur when it's processing stuff and I know it wasn't there before. I've run my anti-virus software but nothing turns up.

I tried booting up in safe more, but my keyboard was still acting weird. The only way I was even able to log in was because the computer has a finger scanner.

any thoughts? I'm on a second computer now.
Thanks!!
 

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Hi guys, my keyboard is constantly turning on and off the shift key on its own in an unpredictable manner. It makes typing extremely annoying and interferes with operating windows on my laptop.

Not sure if it's the laptop hardware itself is the issue or something else like a virus etc, because the problem is replicated using the on-screen keyboard and external keyboard as well.

I've ran an Microsoft Security Essentials antivirus scan and everything seems to be OK. Any help or advice will be highly appreciated. The laptop is a LEnovo Thinkpad E420, thanks.

A:Laptop keyboard is acting crazy

Could be due to sticking keys. First thing I'd suggest is to turn the computer upside down and firmly tap the underside to try dislodging debris which might be under the keys. Laptop keyboards are capable of catching lots of unwanted treasures inside.

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This problem is with my husband's IBM ThinkPad T43. This was a work computer but the company closed down & let him keep his computer (minus all the software disks). This problem I'm experiencing happened because of my stupidity. I was cleaning up the programs loading in the Startup Menu and unchecked several that appeared to be unneeded items. I also removed a file (which is now in the Recycle Bin because our new Kaspersky security program listed it as a keylogger. Now when I reboot, the keyboard & touchpad or mouse won't work when I reach the Control Alt Delete area to move forward into Windows. If I could get in, and use the keyboard, I would just put everything back the way it was, but I've spent days looking on the internet for a way to fix this and have been totally unsuccessful in finding anything that addresses my specific problem.

Please help!

Thank you,
Isabella Rose

A:Keyboard & Touchpad not working - I'm going crazy!

Try booting into Safe Mode and see if the problem(s) persist.How to Access Safe ModeWhile the computer is turning on, tap F8 once every second until a black screen with white text appears. Using your arrow keys highlight the option Safe Mode and hit Enter.

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Hi,
OS: Windows 7 Professional (32-bit)
Service Pack 1

This started today! While playing a game, certain in-game keystrokes simply resulted in random processes or applications starting up like Mozilla firefox or MS Search Box, etc. Got annoyed and exited the game to check whats going on. It appears that hitting some keys on the keyboard result in random other character(s) on screen or random applications getting executed...!!! Please help!

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 6:30:41 PM, on 4/16/2011
Platform: Windows 7 SP1 (WinNT 6.00.3505)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.7601.17514)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
D:\Windows\system32\Dwm.exe
D:\Windows\system32\taskhost.exe
D:\Windows\Explorer.EXE
D:\Program Files\NVIDIA Corporation\nTune\nTuneCmd.exe
D:\Windows\System32\Ctxfihlp.exe
D:\Program Files\ASUS\AI Suite\QFan3\QFanHelp.exe
D:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jusched.exe
D:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Client\msseces.exe
D:\Program Files\uTorrent\uTorrent.exe
D:\Windows\SYSTEM32\CTXFISPI.EXE
D:\Program Files\DivX\DivX Update\DivXUpdate.exe
D:\Windows\System32\mobsync.exe
D:\Windows\system32\wuauclt.exe
D:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
D:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\plugin-container.exe
D:\Users\mtm\Downloads\HijackThis(1).exe
D:\Program Files\Notepad++\notepad++.exe

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896
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A:Crazy keyboard strokes virus...

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I bought this new laptop and now whn I type faster or put my fingers relaxed and then type quickly.. every 2 or 3 letters I try to type the cursor or jumps back 4 or 5 letters or deletes the whole or part of a word and then starts from there or the cursor ends up in another tab or table etc or the window suddenly gets minimized(it is not a virus.. it is the damn keyboard). I tried typing slowly to see if my fingers hit some other button by mistake but I don't see it .. even if it did.. what kinda button on the whole keyboard makes the cursor jump few lines back or few letters back or delete half of a word and start there. I really had to stop and type this extremely slowly like as if I was typing on a blackberry or something.. it is ****ing annoying as hell.. do I have to return this piece of crap now???

btw if you are interested it is a ACER ASPIRE AS5315-2848 LAPTOP PC(2.1GHz/1GB).
 

A:Laptop Keyboard driving me crazy

Is it possible that you are without realizing it, letting part of you hand touch the touch pad while you are typing? This is a fairly common thing with touch pads on laptops. I have always disabled my touchpad and used a laptop mouse on my laptops for this reason and the fact that I don't like touchpads also.
 

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Hello

Having a heck of a fight with my system over an attached NAS unit.

The tech specs are Win 7 Ultimate 64Bit - Intel 6600 quad core processor - 8G DDR2 RAM and HD2400 Graphics Card. The storage unit is a D-Link NAS-320 with 2 WD 2G Hard Drives.

By default the 320 names these as Volume_1 and _2. There appears to be no way to rename them. It also formats them using the EXT3 format.

Attached to the network is a Smart TV as well as a Network printer and another PC.

The problem is this, the Main PC can see the the unit and the hard drives contained therein. The TV can see the unit and the PC, BUT, cannot see the drives within the unit. Clicking on the NAS-320 Icon shown on the TV shows that it contains nothing.

Both the drives are marked as Shared.

Whilst, I have been messing with computers for a time, Networking is completely new to me and I am out of my depth on this, so if anybody has any ideas on what I should be checking and looking for, I would be very grateful.

Thank You
 

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