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Q: T520 what is the best heatsink that will work well with an i7 2960xm and fit in a T520 integrated gr

I have had this laptop for a few months now. I am planning to upgrade the processor. I'm really just looking for a fan/heatsink to combat it's insane heat. Is there even a powerful enough fan, if so will it withstand OC for longer amounts of time. Even 24 hours. Help.

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I have had this laptop for a few months now. I am planning to upgrade the processor. I'm really just looking for a fan/heatsink to combat it's insane heat. Is there even a powerful enough fan, if so will it withstand OC for longer amounts of time. Even 24 hours. Help.

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I have had this laptop for a few months now. I am planning to upgrade the processor. I'm really just looking for a fan/heatsink to combat it's insane heat. Is there even a powerful enough fan, if so will it withstand OC for longer amounts of time. Even 24 hours. Help. To all who have read my request and those who will read this will this be sufficient http://m.ebay.com/itm/262933210164?_mwBanner=1

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Hopefully all of you seen my recent post about the i7 2960xm. I was wondering if you could put a gpu in the integrated model but I don't even know about the heatsink. So is it?

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This afternoon I was sitting filling in an online form.All of a sudden the S-key wrote a lot of "S" (when hit once) and after I removed the line of "S" letters, the S-key was dead and nothing happens when I press it.All other keys on the keyboard work just fine.What is wrong? and how can I remedy that problem?Thank you out there!Anders (Denmark)

A:Thinkpad T520 - all of a sudden the S-key does not work...(?)

That kind of problem is usually a failed keyboard.

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Hello, im using a T520 on a dockingstation. I plugged my Iphone Earpods into the Headphonejack, but they do only work on the left side.I already installed/deinstalled the drives, restarted, and so on.. And no, the Balance isnt only set to one side.Thx

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Hello, I have installed verison 7.2.9.1 of the Ericsson F5521GW WWAN card on my system, and it shows up in device manager as it should, but shows a yellow exclaimation mark and reports a Code 10 error, device cannot start. No matter what driver I have tried, whether it be from Lenovo or Toshiba, or a generic one, I absolutely cannot get this card to work in Windows 7. However, in both Ubuntu, and Mac OSX High Sierra, the WWAN card works right out of the box on this system. Anyone have any ideas?

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i clean installed my t520 with win7 64bit, for some reason my bluetooth, which worked fine previously is gone now, i have tried all options proposed here, i am assuming that there must be an underlying driver (not the bluetooth driver itself) which actives bluetooth. At BIOS start the bluetooth visual ICON under the display is flashing, meaning that BIOS is recognizing bluetooth. thanks in advance for further thoughts. 

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i clean installed my t520 with win7 64bit, for some reason my bluetooth, which worked fine previously is gone now, i have tried all options proposed here, i am assuming that there must be an underlying driver (not the bluetooth driver itself) which actives bluetooth. At BIOS start the bluetooth visual ICON under the display is flashing, meaning that BIOS is recognizing bluetooth. thanks in advance for further thoughts. 

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Hi,I have this weird problem with my battery indicator. It doesn't work, shows gray battery and three dashes inside instead of the remaining time. The system (Windows 7) built-in indicator works properly however. When I open the Power Manager, it shows some random, impossibly high number of watts used. Each time I open the power manager, the value is completely different.  I haven't installed/updated anything recently, yet a few days ago when I've started the system, the battery indicator stopped working. Restarting the system doesn't help. What do I do now?

A:T520 Battery indicator doesn't work

Hi Migajek,
 
Welcome to Lenovo Community! And happy to have you here.
 
As I understand that you are facing issue Lenovo Power Manager which is not showing battery status in your T520
Please have a look on the following article
 
Do let us know how it goes.
 
Cheers
Prabhansh_______________________________________________Tap that Kudos button if I helped.If you find a post helpful and it answers your question, please mark it as an "Accepted Solution"!

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i clean installed my t520 with win7 64bit, for some reason my bluetooth, which worked fine previously is gone now, i have tried all options proposed here, i am assuming that there must be an underlying driver (not the bluetooth driver itself) which actives bluetooth. At BIOS start the bluetooth visual ICON under the display is flashing, meaning that BIOS is recognizing bluetooth. thanks in advance for further thoughts. 

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For Lenovo T520, Type 4242xxx an Update for the Intel ME Firmware is offered. There are to links to the update, with the same aim: http://pcsupport.lenovo.com/de/de/products/laptops-and-netbooks/thinkpad-t-series-laptops/thinkpad-t...Gives the Link to package 83rf45ww.exe  The same file is linked here for T520https://support.lenovo.com/de/de/product_security/len-14963 It is described as Version 7.1.91.3272 in the download page for Intel Managmenent Engine FirmwareThe delivered Package 83rf45ww.exe starts an installer mentioning an earlier version 7.1.xx.1zzz, which should not solve the intel ME security issue (last number has to be bigger than 3000).The update does not work. If you take a look at the unpacked package content under standard-path C:\DRIVERS\WIN\ME it contains a *.bin dated 22.09.2014 (dd.mm.yyyy)If you run fwupdlcl.exe from commandprompt with administrative rights it shows you a lower version as well. Please check the provided update and provide an appropriate update. Thank you.

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Q: hp T520

hii have a hp designjet T520 now isn't work the screen is blue with code BA7E377Aexcuse me how to resolve it

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Q: t520

HI We have some HP T520 that connect to a XenDesktop 7.8 using the Citrix receiver setup with Smart Services. We are having an issue where a user would connect to another Thin Client that already has a Citrix session open and lock up the termi al that the session was pulled from. For example if i have a sitrix session runnnig on the T520 and i login to my laptop and launch another Citrix session, the session is pulled from the thin client to my laptop but the T520 is now frozen on the screen it was on before i logged into my laptop. The only way to get the T520 back again is to reboot. Its like it doesnt know the session has ended on it?? Is there any settings i can change to stop this behaviour? Thanks in advance 

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Hi All, I wish to replace my T520s' DVD drive with a caddy and SSD.  Copy C: drive from my HDD to the SSD and boot from the SSD.  That way I should get a fast bootup and keep my 320GB HD storage.  Is it true that the T520 can only accept an SSD upto 160GB? Cheers Gary

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I am looking at replacements for my T520 running Win 7 Pro, since support ends. I find adverts for refurb T520s running Win 10 selling for 500-700 USD.!! I have read the posts on this forum noting the many problems updating the T520 to Win 10, and everything I find says this model doesn't support Win 10. What gives? The only reason I would buy a new laptop is because of the Win 7 Pro EOS. The Tx20 is the last series to have a "real" keyboard, so is there new info on this?

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My lenovo thinkpad t520 seems not to have bluetooth have downloaded bluetooth drivers but its saying bluetooth device not found .... is it a problem with hardware please help













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A:My T520 has no bluetooth

Hello and welcome to the CommunityIndeed, there were T520' configurations without BT card installed. Check the hardware under palmrest where the BT card might be placed. Or, if no one changed laptop' factory configuration, provide its MTM code to specify laptop configuration.

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Hi. New to me ThinkPad T520 is stuttering when watching video. It's a zzzzt sound. It's a i7 intel/nvidia switchable graphics machine. I deleted and rolled back the driver hoping for a conclusion but it wasn't the fix. Other than that.. machine is awsome. Tell me what I can tell you about the machine to make the repair. Cheers, the chairman.

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I just bought the caddy for 2 hdd for my laptop thinkpad t 520 and got in trouble, when I plug in the caddy, the second hard drive  is power on for 1 second and then powers off, it's not recognized neither on bios nor on system, I tried to connect the caddy to my second laptop and it works fine, what shall I do?

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Hi, I would like to upgrade the SSD in my T520 ThinkPad  (Type:  4243-F54):Currently I am running a Samsung 840 EVO 500GB SSD.I would like to replace it with a Samsung 860 EVO 1TB SSD. What do you think?  Do I have to expect any issues?Does the T520 series support SSD's of that size? Kind regards Andreas

A:T520: works with 1TB SSD ?

Welcome to the forums.  I dont have a T520 but I do have a W510 that I put in a samsung 850 EVO 1 TB ssd with no issues.  I would not expect a newer laptop to have issues if it works on my older laptop.

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Hi all. I have ThinkPad T520, and I wanted a USB 3.0 port. I found out that there is a dock station 4338-35 which has one. I was naive enough to believe that the docking station has its own USB 3.0 controller, so I've bought it. So yep, now I have lots of USB 2.0 ports, and no USB 3.0 port, because my laptop doesn't have USB 3.0 controller. Awful sad. How naive. Let me be a bit more naive and ask: is it possible to upgrade T520 somehow, and get USB 3.0 controller on it? Or, is USB controller built into the chipset so it's not possible? Thanks.

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Spoiler (Highlight to read)   Spoiler (Highlight to read)  Fingerprint reader is not attached, this message appears in Bios setup when I try to reset FP data.bios updated to 1.49 14/6/2018Win7-64 , all updates done, plus all drivers are updatet too.any idea how to fix that ?!

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Hi All, Been using a T520 for years and just purchased a P52. I have a number of accessories for the T520 (memory, batteries, chargers, optical caddies, etc.) I would like to use of the P52. Does anyone know if any of these are compatible? Thanks, Harold P.S. Haven't received the P52 yet so can not check physical compatibility yet.

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I cannot get the MC7354 on the Thinkpad T520 to work. It is constantly complaining that the Hardware switch is off when this laptop does not have a WWAN hardware switch. I also have a MC7700 that is doing the exact same thing.  I can't get either of these cards to work simply cause I can't get them to actually turn on in windows. 

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Good day,When I press the fn and f6 keys simultaneously, the communications settings window does not open.How long must I hold the fn key for?  I've checked the settings in control panel, device manager, image devices and the drivers etc are installed.How can I fix this please?Thanks 

A:T520 webcam

Hello and welcomeWhat's the OS running?

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HiI badly need help. My client is using T520 thin client and it is not detecting USB.I logged in with my admin credential still same issue . Nothing is happening when plug the usb. no error message, no sign of connection. User is in right group.I connected via VNC viewer and change the device setting still same issue.

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I'm having trouble flashing the BIOS on a T520 using the Windows flashing package. It keeps blue-screen-ing, so I downloaded the CD image, thinking I could use Etcher or Rufus to make a bootable USB drive. Both of these programs balk at the ISO, however, claiming that it is not bootable. Etcher allowed me to put it on a USB flash drive anyway, but the system won't boot from it. I'm all for burning the image to CD except I haven't had blank CD-Rs lying around in ages. I'm sure I can find one somewhere, but in the meantime is there any way to make this image work on a USB flash drive?

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I bought a second hand lenovo T520 the internal mic has never worked it registers 1 bar when i shout at it. also external mic does not work be it from the jack plug or sound card through the USB. I have up loaded windows 7 twice and used the latest drivers. i noticed some threads from 2015 about this tried the things they said but nothing has worked any info would be helpful thanks

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I have seen that T520 is compatible with a T530 but is it the other way around?I need it to combat some serious heat. Please help

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I just bought a used t520 and the dvd drive is not closing when the keyboard is horizontal on the table.  When i tilt the laptop so the keyboard (and dvd drive) is near vertical it closes consistently without problem.   Any idea how I can fix this?

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Hi allI have a Lenovo T520 thinkpad that I'm wanting to restore. It has OEM software on it only. I'm a bit clueless as to where to start. I want to pass the laptop on to a friend to use but wipe my data first. Not sure where to start. Any help appreciated!Thanks! 

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This is the 3rd time I've attempted a reinstall of Windows 7 x64 Pro on my T520 laptop with the same problem. Once the install is complete, there's absolutely NO support for a network connection - either LAN or WiFi.
 
I've tried everything possible - downloading all the various appropriate network drivers and trying each one, installing the Lenovo Access Connections software, connecting with a wired cable directly to the LAN, checking the BIOS to see if WiFi adapter is disabled (doesn't give this option at all).
 
I'm stumped and sitting here with a laptop that's pretty much useless unless I can figure this out. Previously, I've had to take it in and pay for a fix, but this is now getting silly. It was never a problem before. I've installed Windows operating systems dozens of times before and as long as I had the appropriate hardware and working network to connect to, the installation process would work just fine.
 
Any help that could be offered would be MUCH appreciated.
 
Thanks!
JJ

A:T520: No Wireless After Reinstall Win 7

Does the WiFi card show up in Device Manager or as an Uknown Device at all?   Have you updated the Chipset driver?      If it does not show up in Device Manager at all, then it is most likey hardware related, if it shows up as unknown, it is most likely a driver issue.

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Recently I had to reinstall Windows 7 on my ThinkPad T520 I set up the wireless connection and it's working ,butthe only way to activate the wireless radios (WiFi and Bluetooth) is with the physical switch on the left corner,Fn+F5 will not bring up the Master Control where each radio can be turned on or off independent of each other. The access conection Icon in the  System tray is does  not lit up  even when I do have a wireless connection .Any help would be greatly appreciated .Mr.TT













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A:T520 WiFi Issues

Install the latest version of the communication utility

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The FP facility on my new T520 does not work. Sometimes it allows FP registration but, usually this fails. Very occasionally it will allow login (twice in 3 weeks!) but there is no apparent pattern to this behavior. Today it is telling me that fingerprints have already been registered, even though all were deleted prior to yet another attempt to get it to work. Lenoro technical support has tried to fix the problem remotely but without success. Experience suggests that the problem is not hardware, although Lenovo support is suggesting I return the machine for FP reader replacement. That will be a real pain. My OS is Windows 7 Pro and I have already tried an earlier version of the FP software, and reinstalling the latest version (several times). The indicator lights on the FP scanner appear to be operating correctly and the device is shown as working properly in Windows Device Manager Does anybody have any suggestions as to the likely cause of the problem?  Thanks in hope!

A:T520 Fingerprint Reader

hey Bickbadger,could you uninstall the security software and the fingerprint software.once that is done, hop over to http://support.lenovo.com and install the fingerprint software first. reboot your unit then install the security software.check the software and see if there is any fingerprint left and if there isn't any, enroll your fingerprint and try again.





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I have following system, it clearly says I have "Broadcom Bluetooth 3.0 with antenna" but I don't see Bluetooth devic ein device manager on windows 7. Will appreciate any help to make Bluetooth working. Thanks  4239CTOThinkPad T520 - 1 Yr Depot Topseller Warranty   Processor Intel Core i7-2860QM Processor (2.50GHz, 8MB L3, 1333MHz)  Operating system Genuine Windows 7 Home Premium (64 bit)  Operating system language Genuine Windows 7 Home Premium 64 - English  Display type 15.6" HD+ (1600 x 900) LED backlight Anti-Glare display, with Wireless WAN Antenna  System graphics NVIDIA Quadro NVS4200M Optimus technology (1GB)  Total memory 4 GB PC3-10600 DDR3 SDRAM 1333MHz SODIMM Memory (1 DIMM)  Keyboard Keyboard - US English  Camera 720p HD Camera with Microphone  Hard drive 500GB Hard Disk Drive, 7200rpm  Optical device DVD Recordable  System expansion slots Express Card Slot, 4-in-1 Card Reader & Smart Card Reader  Battery 6 Cell 2.6Ah Li-Ion Battery  Power cord 135W AC Adapter - North America, Latin America (2pin)  Bluetooth Broadcom Bluetooth 3.0 with antenna  Integrated WiFi wireless LAN adapters ThinkPad 1x1 b/g/n  Integrated mobile broadband Mobile Broadband ready (no mobile broadband module) &nbs... Read more

A:T520 - Bluetooth issue

Hi Muhammadfarooq,
 
Welcome to Lenovo Community Forums!
 
I?m sorry to hear that you had difficulties to turn on Bluetooth in your Lenovo ThinkPad T520.
 
Ensure that Hardware switch to enable wireless connections has been turned on.

Go to BIOS -> Security ->I/O port access ->Check if Bluetooth is enabled.
Tap FN + F5 and enable Bluetooth radio.
 
Now check if you can find Bluetooth radios in device manager.
 
Hope this helps!
 
Best regards,
Mithun.





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I'm going to change T520's panel to FHD panel. Is 'LP156WF1-TLF4' compatible with T520? Here is some informations http://www.panelook.com/modelcompare.php?ids=5699,12286,15860current screen  LP156WD1-TLB2 

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Hello friends,I dont get the wlan adapter on the Lenovo T520 and T510 run. Bios settings are all enabled -> set to "on".The latest drivers are installed, the hardware button is turned on.When I go to the menu above fn + f5, I can use the button to switch Bluethooth on / off. But when i use the button for WLAN -> nothing happens.Does somebody has any idea? _____________________________________ Hallo Freunde, ich bekomme das WLAN an den Lenovo T520 und T510 nicht zum laufen. Im Bios sind die entsprecheneden Einstellungen alle auf "on".Die neusten Treiber wurden installiert, der Hardware Knopf ist eingeschaltet.Wenn ich über fn+f5 in das Menü gehe, kann ich über den Button auch das Bluethooth ein/aus schalten. Beim Klicken auf den Button für das WLAN passiert hingegen nichts.Hat jemand eine Idee?

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 I recently installed an HGST 1TB HDD using Ultrabay caddy (see related question). I am using Windows 7 pro. On restart, I can see the HGST in device manager. However It does not show up as a drive. Need help to get it going. Thanks.

A:T520 does not recognize HDD in Ultrabay

OK, so I found out that the disk came without a filesystem. So I initialized an NTFS file system using computer > manage, then mounted it on an empty folder (C:\HGST) The disk is now accessible but the free space shown in Explorer does not take this volume in account. So it shows only C-disk free space which is very incomplete info. How can this be fixed? How can I stat it? Thanks. 

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I bought a T520 two weeks ago. The two USB Ports on the left side do not work!The former user said, he does not know because he used only the USB Port at the back side and never used USB-Ports  at the left side...My question is:- could it be that these Ports have  been deactivated (by Controll Panel, Bios), if yes where should I check?- or are they defected/loose contact, if yes is there a chance for repairing?Thanks for your help! 

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Hi guys, i have an issue with my battery on an old t520, it's currently using a 9cell battery, but i have also tried 6 cell.the GPU is off, and no unessercy processes are running in the background. what i have done so far-Changed the battery-Ran a battery reset-tried turning optimus off-reinstalled with windows 7 instead of win10.-running firefox as browser (less CPU heavy)-disabled almost every startups-Running avast AV for security with less powerusage. However no matter what i do i never get above around 2:30 on battery. this is with the old 9cell 66.2 wh remaining. processor: Intel: I7-2720QM 2,20ghz.Ram:  8gb Please help, as in this current setup i wont be able to use on the train to school even  

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Got a T520 laptop and it wont power on.  Tried a different charger and battery and still not working.  When I plug in the charger though the battery icon on the top of the laptop flashes quickly 3 times, flashes long once, and flashes short one more time.  I cannot find any information online about what this code may be.  Anybody else know?

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I need help finding a reliable and correct product that has ram for me to add to a T520

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I have a T520 notebook with 250GB disk and I want to upgrade it now to a >500GB HDD as I am out of disk. I am trying to find out - can it be added as a second hard drive?- what is the max dimensions supported for primary drive or secondary drive? Is there a recommendation?- I see 2 SATA options when surfing for HDD - 3gb and 6gb. Which one is supported?- Is there a minimum cache size I should look for? Thanks a lot.











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A:T520 upgrading HDD what are the max dimensions?

This article should help you decide what is the best option for you.    But basically the options you have are shown below. Drive options are Primary Drive Bay: 9.5mm x 2.5-inch SATA Hard Drive or SSD (Some models ship with 7mm height drives which will use a different drive caddy and rubber rails)Secondary Drive Bay: 9.5mm x 2.5-inch SATA Hard Drive or SSDmSATA Slot: Compatible with all newer mSATA SSDsBasically any 9.5mm x 2.5-inch SATA Hard Drive will work, and the larger the cache the better as it improves drive performance. You also have the option of just adding a second drive using an UtraBay adapter, which eliminates the need to clone your existing HD.  You can also swap out the drive in the ultra bay, which is great for making backups etc.    SSD drives are cool, but unless it is your boot drive, which you may have one installed already, they make little sense as a mass storage drive. Lenovo ThinkPad T520 Upgrade Guidehttp://www.storagereview.com/lenovo_thinkpad_t520_upgrade_guide Good Luck,    

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Hi i have a T420 and a T520 which is my wifes, both have windows 10 installed , the 420 shuts down in 12 seconds the 520 takes 2 min which is doing my head in i have checked all settings between the 2 , well most relevent ones default apps task manager ect and i am lost , has anbody have any idea what is causing this RegardsMe

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As of 6/24/2016, the following keys have been performing very oddly. The following is listed as key - result a - \;lkjfdsa <menu?>q - poiurewqz - (mutes microphone and keyboard)1 - 09` - <ctrl><tab> - y{}<escape> - close? So if I type "a" I get "\;lkjfdsa" and a pop-up menu. etc. I am noting that all of the keys affected are on the left side of the board. All other keys seem to be working properly. The only way I am able to type this is by the on-screen keyboard. This problem started with no known event of shock or exposure. I have tried reinstalling drivers, uninstalling recent windows updates, and running windows recovery. I'm assuming this is a keyboard hardware failure. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

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