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Yoga 710 15 2n1 keyboard keys changed. Why? Arrow keys and right Shift key. I can't use computer.

Q: Yoga 710 15 2n1 keyboard keys changed. Why? Arrow keys and right Shift key. I can't use computer.

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Hi,My keyboard keys stopped randomly working today, worked fine yesterday. Right now I'm using my yoga pro 2 but I have use my "onscreen keyboard" to enter (g,h,) keys. I have the norwegian keys. Tried updating the bios, and disabling the PS2 keyboard from control panel and installing again, but still didn't solve the problem. Friday I did expreince the keyboard keys (g and h) not workin but worked after a while, I have restarted the pc over 5 times tried goin to administrative tools - services- and setting human interface to automatic since I read it worked for some after doin so, but still not solved. Does anyone know what the problem can be, it worked fine yesterday night and if the problem is with the keyboard can the guarantee cover this or is it better I do it my self? 

A:Yoga Pro 2 Keyboard (G,H, Æ & UP Arrow) keys not working

I have the same problem too in my yoga 2 13 laptop. I ave to type te followin keys usin te touc screen since this morningG h ?Left AltF4, f5, f6Escape keyUp arrow

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

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

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Good afternoon. We have a Yoga 900 and have problems with the keyboard keys T, Y, backspace, shift and tab not working. We have tried updating the keyboard driver, Windows Update, using the onscreen keyboard, and rebooting the computer - all with the same results. Does anyone have any solutions on fixing this, please? Thank you.

A:Keyboard keys T, Y, backspace, shift and tab not working on Yoga 900

So, T, Y Backspace and Tab don't work on the onscreen keyboard, either?

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After searching on this forum for a solution to the above problem, i found this useful tool http://www.keyboardtester.com/tester.html in this topic https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/Lenovo-Yoga-Series-Notebooks/Yoga-510-14ISK-quot-%C4%B1-quot-quot-o-quo.... After using the keyboardtester, i noticed that my arrows keys in all directions were simultenously but erroneously also activating the DELETE key when pressed. This meant that whenever i am typing and  i press any of the arrows keys, I end up also deleting some of the letters I had typed (see screen shot below). How do I switch off the linkage between the DELETE Key and my Arrow Keys? Your help is appreciated in advance.  

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Normally when selecting text in Word, notepad, etc., holding down Ctrl+Shift+Right (or Left) arrow key will automatically advance the cursor to expand the selected text a full word at a time.  However the shortcut currently only works to highlight one word at a time, i.e. I have to re-press the arrow key for each word. The Shift+arrow and Ctrl+arrow both advance automatically a single letter at a time just fine, its just the three keys together that doesn't work the way it should.  And the weird thing is, it's only a problem with the left Ctrl+Shift on the keyboard, the right hand Ctrl+Shift+Arrow combo works fine.  The three key combo also works fine on-screen keyboard.  Have you heard of this and do you know how I can fix it?  Thanks for your help!

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Normally when I use Excel, the arrow keys on my keyboard allow me to move from one cell to the next, right, left, up, down.

Just now when I was using Excel, the arrow keys were working as usual and then they changed. When I hit an arrow key, instead of highlighting the next cell, the page scrolls in the direction of the arrow. I don't know what happened. More importantly, how do I get it back to the way it was? Thanks.

A:Arrow Keys Changed Their Function In Excel

May or may not solve the problem, but no harm in trying
OPen excel.
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Nothing should be ticked on this tab. If anything is, untick it and see if that helps.

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Hello,How can I get the home and end keys near the arrow keys on my keyboard without losing page up and page down?I'm a power screen reader user and use the home and end keys once every 5 minutes and I use the computer for around 9-10 hours a day.This means there is a whole lot of moving my hand from the arrow keys to the top of the keyboard. After a day of using my new laptop, my arm is starting to hurt from moving from the bottom to the top of the keyboard so much.What most manufacturers do is have fn+left be home and fn+right be end. They also have fn+up be page up and fn+down be page down. I would love this! Currently the page up and page down keys are right above the arrow keys. FN + page up and down being mapped to home and end would be great as well. I can't figure out how to map fn keystrokes using something like Auto Hot Key though. I would be OK with swapping the home and end keys with the page up and down keys, but I can't figure out how to do that either. Auto Hot Key does not work 100% of the time and I need this functionality 100% of the time.What method would be the best for me to get home and end by the arrow keys?

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I am used to using the hjkl keys as arrow keys on my home computer by using xmodmap to avoid moving from the home row. Is there any way on 'microsoft windows 8' to configure the hjkl keys to be used as arrow keys while a modifier key such as 'ctrl', 'alt' or 'meta' is held down?
The hjkl keys must still be able to function as normal when a modifier is not pressed.

Kind Regards,


A:remap meta + hjkl keys to arrow keys.

I would use Autohotkey.

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All of Sudden Ctrl and arrow keys stopped working Rest of keys are working properly . 

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I purchased a Chromebook and the keyboard doesn't work. Incredibly frustrating since calling tech support want to give me directions I can't type. Any suggestions on how to get the Chromebook back to HP ?

A:Chromebook 14 Keyboard Arrow Keys

Brit1Alex2 Hello;Allow me to welcome you to the HP forums!I don't know you you talked to about Chromebook support, but here is contact information for them:  Talk to a Chromebook Specialist - Chromebook Help In terms of returning the Chromebook to HP, you would have to contact HP Customer Support for that. If you live in the US or Canada, contact information is on this page: http://www8.hp.com/us/en/contact-hp/phone-assist.html#section1If you live elsewhere, contact information is on this page: http://www8.hp.com/us/en/contact-hp/ww-contact-us.htmlNOTE: After you get through, stay on the line until you are finally able to talk to some one -- it can take a while!Good Luck========================================================================I am a volunteer and I do not work for, nor do I represent, HP.---------------------------------------------------------------If my posts helped you, please click the Thumbs-Up symbol to say thanks.If my posts solved your problem please click "Accept As Solution".========================================================================

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Just got a HP Chromebook 14.  I've had an Acer but wanted a bigger screen. Okay, so first of all - there's no "Delete" key but what can you do?The real issue is that I can't use the arrow keys to navigate text when I'm typing - kind of necessary when there's no Delete key. When I hit arrow right, instead of moving right it opens a bunch of windows.When I hit left arrow I get : qerwiuPO - the cursor doesn't moveArrow down worksArrow up works Any ideas?  TIA

A:Chromebook 14 Keyboard Arrow Keys

Hello, @peterbrown77 Welcome to the HP Forums.I see that you have some questions and issue with  your Chromebook. I will try to assist you with this. Here are some documents that should help: Frequently asked questions about your HP Chromebook or ChromeboxAdjusting Touchpad and Keyboard Settings on Your HP Chromebook (Chrome OS)Keyboard featuresAs for the delete key, I found this article: Delete Key on Chromebook - browsernative.com, it provides and alternative.Thank you for posting on the HP Forums.

I worked on behalf of HP.

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I could feel that the arrow keys on my machine were a little wobbly from the beginning, but now both of them pop out very easily.  I?ve inspected the black key cap itself, as well as the white plastic clips on the mounting bracket that the key cap attaches to. There doesn?t appear to be damage to either part, but the keys won?t stay firmly in place. Tried carefully reattaching it according to guides from laptopreplacement key,  but to no avail.  Wondering if others have had this issue and how it was resolved. Laptop is 5 months old and gently used. Bought the machine in the U.S., but working is South Korea currently, so not sure how difficult getting warranty service will be here or if it?s possible.

A:ThinkPad X1 Yoga 2nd Gen Arrow Keys Falling Off

send a request for a new keyboard and use a screwdriver to remove the old one with 2+/- screws  

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anyone has my problem that only left and right arrow keys are not workingbut up and down arrow keys are working well. I just bought this lap top 2 months ago though.Please share some solution for me. It pissed me off a lot. I reset my computer but same things happened Thank you

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My MSI gt60 laptop's keyboard is folded and closed with screen facing the keyboard all the way down. My external monitor tv is showing that the Onscreen Keyboard has both shift keys pressed for 5 seconds, unpresses them 5 seconds and repeats this cycle making it impossible to use the PC. I used virus scans and no water or dust could reach the keyboard since the manufacturer has plastic tape in between keys the way a new laptop has it.

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My MSI gt60 laptop's keyboard is folded and closed with screen facing the keyboard all the way down. My external monitor tv is showing that the Onscreen Keyboard has both shift keys pressed for 5 seconds, unpresses them 5 seconds and repeats this cycle making it impossible to use the PC. I used virus scans and no water or dust could reach the keyboard since the manufacturer has plastic tape in between keys the way a new laptop has it.

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left and right arrow keys move one character to left and right, respectively. up arrow and down  arrow do not work at all,  The shift arrows left or right arrows do not move to home or end.  Is this to be expected or not.

A:Keyboard arrow keys do not work as expected.

I had the same problem a couple of years ago. Starting from the arrow keys the keyboard became gradually unresponsive. If you are familiar with notebook disassembly and maintenance you could try to remove the keyboard and clean the wiretape contacts initialy with a pencil eraser and then with some ethanol. This worked for me for a couple of weeks but finally I went for a keyboard replacement 

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Hi I'm trying to buy a lenovo G560 with windows 7 on newegg.com. I like everything about the laptop. But there is one thing I am concerned about.
The thing I'm concerned about is the speaker button and brightness buttons are on all the keyboard arrow keys. If I bought this type of computer would I still be able to play games, surf the internet and navigate through a word document using the arrow keys. But also being able to adjust my brightness and sound.

A:[SOLVED] arrow keys on laptop keyboard

Will they interfere with each other?

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Hi! I am new to the boards. I seem to have a rather odd problem. I have an HP zv6203 Notebook computer, about one month old. Everything has been zipping along- no problems. Until now. When I start to use arrow keys [>] and [<] to navigate in text documents like WORD or a web email program, it starts spitting out seemingly random numbers. And I just started to notice somethiing with the PAGE UP and PAGE DOWN buttons beginning to do this as well.

I contacted HP support, and was told to delete the driver and reboot, but the problem still persists. I've also rolled back the computer using SYSTEM RESTORE twice, to no avail. Now they say to re-install the OS. If not that, then it's a hardware problem and to send it back.

Of course, I got it at Sams Club, which has a ridiculously long return policy (six months!), but I actually do like this computer. It's just this is annoying as hell, and I am sick of putting up with it.
Thanks for anyone able to help and/or even knows what would cause this. You would think a keyboard would be one of the MOST reliable components to a computer.....

And no, nothing spilled inside the system.


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Hey there! Some of the keys on my keyboard give weird reactions.The left arrow key gives: 0 (and also goes to the left)The right arrow key gives: 2 (and goes two characters to the right)The delete key gives: 97 (and deletes the one in front) Can anyone help me with this? I've got a Probook 4510s HP laptop - Martin

A:Keyboard; arrow keys and delete malfunction

Dear Customer,Welcome and Thank you for posting your query on HP Support ForumIt looks like you are having issues with the Keyboard on your Notebook.We will surely assist you with this.Let?s start with a questions:1. Was there any liquid split on the Notebook Keyboard2. Is there any Dust settled on the Notebook Keyboard3. Are there any Keys which are fallen off / Any Keys which are looseTroubleshooting:Step 01. Click on the Start Button and go to Control PanelStep 02. Open the Device Manager and expand the Keyboard from the listStep 03. Right click on Standard PS/2 Keyboard and click on UninstallNote: This driver will get installed again automatically on your NotebookStep 04. Please turn OFF the NotebookStep 05. Un-plug the Power/AC Adapter and also remove the Battery tooStep 06. Press and Hold the Power Button of the Notebook for a full minuteStep 07. Now let's re-insert the battery back in and plug back the Power/AC AdapterStep 08. Start the Notebook and keep tapping F10 Key during the startup to access the BIOSStep 09. Once you get to the BIOS, Please press F9 or F5 Key[Model specific] to load setup defaults for the BIOSStep 10. Use the arrow keys to say "YES" and hit enterStep 11. Now let's press Esc/Escape Key. Save Changes and Exit - YesStep 12. Now please wait till the Unit loads the Windows Operating systemPlease click on the below shown link to troubleshoot the issue with more easehttp://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c03738933Last but not the least could you please... Read more

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

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

Thank you in advance for any help offered.

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

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

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

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

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i have a logitech keyboard that i got about a year ago.
all of a sudden, anytime i hit either of the shift keys, like 4 letters come up...it's like im hitting a bunch of other keys.
i can stop this by restarting my computer and the keys function correctly for about 5 minutes...then it starts again.

anyone ever hear of this before

i will hit the shift keys and the results will be below ...thanks



A:logitech keyboard...both shift keys malfunctioning

Howdy shempdevil...

Have you tried a different keyboard ?

If not try one and see if it makes a difference...

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Since upgrading from Windows 8.1 to Windows 10, the shift keys (both of them) on my pavilion have developed a problem. After a non-specific amount of time, but never any longer than a few minutes after boot (and sometimes straight away) the shift keys do not work. If I revert to Windows 8.1 they function perfectly, but if I then upgrade to Windows 10 again, the problem returns. I have tried rolling back (and updating) the synaptics touchpad driver as I found some posts that suggested this might be relevant. This does nothing.  I have connected an external keyboard. This works fine under Windows 10. I have removed the keyboard in device manager and had it picked up again on a reboot. None of the things I have tried have made a difference. Any further suggestions? Thanks.

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If I hold down shift and type a key;


the shift will let go after a second. I plugged by keyboard into a mac and its fine there so it must be a windows issue?

Any help would be much appreciated.


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I inadvertantly switched on sticky keys. I have since switched it off but my backspace, arrow keys and Fn keys no longer work

A:backspace and arrow keys and Fn keys not working

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Both of my shift keys have stopped working and i cant use upper and lower case with shift or use special characters with shift.  Have read other suggestions by checking on active sticky keys, which are off. Need help and instruction on how to fix problem or any other suggestion. Please and thank you, Edgar.

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Hi i am hoping someone can help with my problem.  I have a G505 laptop for over a year now.  About two months ago some keys on the right hand side of the keyboard stopped working.  Mainly the shift key, enter key, return key.  Other keys around these working fine.  I cannot use Word or type emails now and rely on the onscreen keyboard to compete return or enter functions which is painful.  Also, sometimes when I boot the laptop up, the screen is very dark.  The only way to rectify this is to reboot (sometimes several times) or for some reason if I plug in a HDMI cable to link laptop to TV, the brightness returns straight away. I would be very grateful for any guidance on these issues. Many thanks in advance and kind regards,JB

A:G505 Keyboard; return/enter/shift keys on right ha...

Can anyone help out with this keyboard issue? I have tried rebooting from last date update in control panel but problem is older than last date available.  I have also tried to shut down, use recovery key to call up recovery menu but i cannot select system recovery as i need the enter/return key to do so!!!!!!  Im so frustrated at this point.  Please any suggestions to above issue???  Thanks in advance.  PS  onscreen keyboard works for return/enter if that helps any.

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Hello, recently I have a problem typing with my laptop. Mutliple times a day, both of the shift keys, and the scroll lock key turns on by themselves. These are the problems I face when typing: 1. Unwanted text is highlighted2. Letters are capital although caps lock is not on.3. When I try to browse in Google Chrome, text gets deleted and random windows start to pop up4. For some reason the word "QWEPRUIO" starts appearing sometimes when I type.5. Someimes while I type, suddenly the text gone missing and an asterik * appears.6. Also when this happens, my wi-fi gets turned off automatically. IT guys at my work place tried fixing it but we can't seem to find the problem source.Please help me, this is getting rather annoying especially I am using the laptoo for work!It took me more than half an hour to type a decent email to my client  Thanks!

A:My keyboard has gone haywire, shift keys and scroll Lock kee...

I have this problem too right now.    So far I've not found any of the fixes on the internet (language etc) to work.  However I did find that if I press both shift keys at the same time, it clears the condition and then it happens again.....randomly.....  I am on an HP Elitebook and on Windows 7 (I think).

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Hi, I have a problem with the shift keys in my v130-15ikb new laptop. Since I bought the laptop, the same issue, both shift keys dont work propperly. when i press the left shift, it gives me the [ sign and when i press the right shift gives me the \ sign. I have tried everything, change keyboard layout, from Uk keyboard to US. Ive reinstalled my windows 10 several times. Ive upgraded the bios. uninstalled the keyboard drivers and installed them again. tried to remap the keyboard keys with a keyboard remapper program, but nothing, please, help me.

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I have a Sony Vaio VGN-CR363. Since last evening, I'm facing a problem with the four arrow keys. They type strange characters.

The up key ends up tying "oig". The down key ends up typing a backslash. RIght key types "LJH" and left key types ",mn". This is happening in all the applications - office, notepad, browser, etc. It's the same characters every time, not some random characters. For example, if I turn the Num Lock on, the "oig" becomes "65g".

All other keys are working absolutely fine. Only these four keys are an issue. These also work fine for 2-3 mins in between suddenly, and then go back to their erratic but predictable ways!!

I tried uninstalling the driver and then reinstalling, cleaning the keyboard (the keys are absolutely in shape visually). As a heavy user of Office, I am finding it impossible to handle this even for a day...

Please help with a solution/ suggestion....

A:Keyboard problem - arrow keys type junk characters

In our experience with the Vaio keyboards, you have reached the time when a replacment NEW keyboard is the best option.
Sometimes, turning the keyboard upside down and giving it a thorough cleaning with difluoroethane gas such as Dust Off (a lot of it) will take care of it... but not often.

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Front arrow key only works if it's the only key pressed on my entire keyboard at that moment. This creates a lot of problems in games i play. Like in car driving games, i cant accelerate and turn my car at same time (i have front key = acceleration key). If i press one of the "turn" key first, then i cant accelerate while turning. I have both, XP and Vista installed (dual boot), and this problem is present in each of them. I removed the front button off, cleaned it, including the actuators, but no good. :a
I'll like to try every thing possible before buying a new Keyboard.

Any idea?

A:Keyboard Problem: Front arrow key not working in combination with other keys

Only suggestion I can think of is to re assign the control keys to WASD or whatever you prefer. Sounds like th ekboard is having a hissy fit, and a new one is the only other option.

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The number row & first row of letters are typing letters & numbers at the same time. Arrow keys are also not working. I have checked keyboard settings, language settings, "num lock" & various "fn" & other key combinations. I have uninstalled & reinstalled keyboard driver. I have reset  BIOS to defualt settings. I have factory reset entire laptop as last resort. Nothing has worked. No spills or sprays on laptop. Th8is 8is h9o2w 8it ty0p3es b3ef9o4r3e *I d3el3et3e all th3e n7umb3e4rs. HELP!  

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Hello everyone. Today my shift and ctrl keys stopped working correctly... it happened while I was playing and later when I tried to change the language using Alt + Shift. I checked if Sticky Keys and other similar options weren't turned on by accident, but they weren't.

And after some time spent in trying to fix the problem I opened the On-Screen Keyboard and noticed that when I use my Ctrl key, Shift is pressed automatically as well (it's just what On-Screen Keyboard says). The same thing happens when I press Shift, then the Ctrl key "presses itself". It so happens that all four (left and right shift, and left and right ctrl) keys are pressed at the same time, when I press just one of them.

Does everyone know where the problem could be from and how I can fix it... it's really annoying, I can't use any of the combinations like Ctrl + V, Ctrl + C, Ctrl + A, etc. The problem started while I was playing Assassin's Creed; I sometimes hear sounds like too-much-buttons-pressed while I play it, but I've never had this problem until today. I have no idea what it could be, I tried everything I know.

If it helps, the problem is still there while I chat or surf the web through Asus Express Gate, when the windows isn't running at all.

PS: Sorry if I used strange phrases or words, I am not a native English speaker.

A:Keyboard Problem (Ctrl and Shift keys don't work correctly)

See if pressing both 'shift' keys at the same time, gets your keyboard operating correctly again.

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On my Thinkpad Yoga S1, the keys t, y, backspace, enter, caplock, and left shift are suddenly not working. This seems to be a common problem on lenovo computers, but the lenovo forum administrator closed the only thread that attempted to address this without any solution. The lenovo admin said that too many diferent models were involved. I don't understand why these exact specific keys are affected on so many Lenovo models. Lenovo has no solution, and will not support a thread to work towards one. The Microsoft store already replaced my keyboard under warrenty over a year ago, but the YTP S1 is now out of warrenty. This does not seem to be a hardware problem given the relatively recent Keyboard replacement. Does anyone have any suggestions? I wont buy another Lenovo if this problem cant be solved. I've had tremndous problems with this computer and have found Lenovo to be unhelpful/unresponsive. This was an expensive computer when it was purchased.

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I've had my TPY for a little over a year without any issues, but today I lost the ability to use the following keys: Backspace, Windows, Left-Shift, T, Y, Tab, Capslock, [, ]  in addition to some of the function keys. Using the onscreen keybaord or an external usb keyboard works just fine. I am unable to use the tab key at the BIOS screen, so it appears to be a hardware issue. This seems to be a common problem for these keys in particular for various Lenovo models and even some Dells. I have tried reinstalling the keyboard drivers as suggested in other posts, and I have tried reseating the keyboard connection according to this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PxHKvpI8Wvc I bought this unit from the MS store with only a 1 year warranty (which is now up), so I'm not sure what to do. I can try replacing the keyboard but it appears others have had only limited success with replacement. Has anyone else dealt with this problem?


Go to Solution.

A:Thinkpad Yoga - Backspace, Windows, Shift, T, Y, Tab, [, ], Capslock keys not working

Update for anyone else who runs into the same problem: I ordered a replacement keyboard off of eBay and used the online hardware replacement manuals to take apart my TPY and switch out the keyboard. Everything is working like normal again!

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Hi, I have this laptop for 7 months with only a minor keyboard problem until yesterday when it suddenly turned off (it wasn't even a regular win10 power off). At that moment it didn't seem important, but it has occurred in other 4 occasions today to the point that I've find out that the arrow keys are which are triggering this problem.Example Is there anyone whith the same problem? Any kind of solution? Or I will have to send it to repair? Thank you

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Hi to Toshiba forum members
My Satellite S50-B has had weird functionality traits with the delete key and the arrow group keys since a Windows 10 update was done sometime before summer of 2018.
I have tried several times to source the fix - reinstalling the keyboard driver, checking drivers, etc with no success to date.
Interestingly enough, I have Virtualbox installed and have discovered that the same troubled keys function just fine in a virtual machine OS running in Virtualbox - so that shows me that "the issue" is not a physical hardware issue with the keyboard.
I have not noticed an issue with any other keys to date.
Can anyone in the forum provide a solution to this problem?
As a note, the laptop (which was bought new by me in Aug 2014 for tech school) has not seen heavy use and has never had Windows wiped or reloaded.
I have only upgraded the OS from OEM Windows 8 Home x64, to 8.1, then lastly to Windows 10 Home x64.
I run MS OS updates frequently to stay ahead of trouble.
This issue seems to involve a driver incompatibility with Windows 10.
Laptop history - I had a similar function issue with the touchpad while it was 8.1 which was finally corrected with an OS update.
Any help would be appreciated.

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Hello What the <censored> is going on? Why can't we get normally sized arrow keys? I want to swap out my Yoga 3 14" because the i7-5500u is starting to get old. Same goes for the GT940m gpu it has.But without a proper keyboard i'm stuck with it.  Reference from product page: Yuck. I hope a decent model will be released during this or next year.

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Hello, I am hoping someone could help me with this issue. I am not sure if I am posting in the right section of the forum so forgive me if i am not. I am using a compaq laptop with windows 7 for an OS. The G, H, 8, and backspace keys decided to stop working. For some reason the only way to get any of those buttons to work is if you put on CAPS lock and hold shift. Then you can use those keys. Im not sure if any other keys have been affected as of yet. Ive tried to google for a solution, which normally helps me fix any computer issues I come accross. So far I can only find the reccomendation to hold the function button and press numlock, and its supposed to remove the, "sticky keys." I am not quite sure what exactly the sticky keys are but I didnt think it was the problem here, and the laptop doesnt seem to have a function button anyways. I have seen the option to turn on sticky keys when holding shift on other computers or tapping shift 8 times, I dont know if it was turned on or if sticky keys cause certain keys to not work unless you hold shift while CAPS lock is on, but if this sounds like something you can help with please advise me of any suggestions. I appreciate any time you take to help or even if youve read this far. Thank you

A:Certain keyboard keys not working unless you press caps lock and hold shift?

First thing you do is get a canned air and clean out the keyboard... slowly, carefully, then do it again with the laptop upside down. That rules out the most common cause... dirt, dust, and debris.

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Two questions:

1. This first one is a question about what two registry keys do. HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE > SYSTEM > CurrentControlSet > services > Tcpip > Parameters > DNSRegisteredAdapters > *Corresponding NIC*. What are the Flags, and RegisteredSinceBoot
keys? What do they do?
2. I attempt to change the values of these keys. They go back to their original values if I restart, log in, or run ipconfig /registerdns. 

Here is some background. I am on an IT engineering, and I have been looking into a DNS issue we have had for quite some time. The issue is that our AD DNS server records do not update for about half of our machines. We have timestamps dating back a couple of
months (I know, I know, scavenge. The team in charge of that is in the process of getting that set). I have been looking into a multitude of things to ensure all computers' DNS records update. 

In my testing, I have checked several machines and notice that those keys mentioned above have the values of- flags = 2, and registeredsinceboot = 1. On the computers that aren't updating their values are 0. I have attempted to change to 2 and 1 on a computer
that isn't updating, but the values always revert back to 0. 

Perhaps the issue we are seeing isn't related at all to the keys presented, but if you can help me identify the purpose of these keys, and how to save the values if changed, that would be greatly appreciated. At least for testing purpose. 

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The arrow keys, all function keys, escape, caps, num and scroll lock, print screen, pause/break, insert, delete, home, end, page up, page down, the windows key, the application key, tab and backspace.

Whenever I press and hold any of these keys, one (or perhaps both) of my HDDs starts spinning in a sort of "drr, drr, drr" rythm and the system lags accordingly (the cursor is unaffected). Whatever is this about??

I've had this problem before, and it drove me so much nuts I formatted C:. And yeah, it worked fine until now.

A:Arrow keys make my computer lag

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i'm having a problem with my toshiba laptop keyboard. about a week ago i noticed i was no longer able to use the control key to copy and paste, but i rarely use that key for anything else, so i didn't think much of it except that i must've accidently changed some command. now, my shift key isn't working--as you can tell from the lack of capitalization in this. i think this is a different problem than what was addressed in earlier posts about shift key problems in toshiba laptops. in my case, the shift key worked only sporadically. currently, it's not working at all. first the right one stopped working, now the left one isn't working either. there doesn't seem to be any pattern to when they do/don't work, so it seems unlikely that these keys suddenly got stuck or something. i'm checking for viruses now. does anyone have any other ideas? (now it's working...that's so strange, and annoying).

A:help with toshiba satellite laptop keyboard problems; shift, cntrl keys aren't workin

Laptop keyboards don't last forever. It may be time for a replacement

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Sorry if this is the wrong forum...
Suddenly for no reason, like less than 3 hours ago, every time I press the left arrow key the calculator program comes up, and if I press the up key then My Computer comes up. I have no idea what's happening and Sticky/Toggle/Filter Keys are all turned off and I even tried to disable them in the Windows registry. I tried to do quick scans and nothing suspicious comes up... it's driving me crazy because I can't do anything

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After your kind help with my previous problem perhaps you could help me with this.
After formatting and reinstalling XP, my keyboard is now playing up!!
The " key and the @ key have changed places.
I have a Microsoft Multi-Media Keyboard and have downloaded the latest drivers from Microsoft and installed them but to no avail, its still the same.
I have tried uninsalling them and reinstalling and that does not work either.
I have even tried another keyboard but that's the same.
All other functions appear to work as before.

A:After reinstalling XP keyboard keys have changed places

You have an american version of the keyboard selected. Go to control panel and select regional and language icon. Under the language tab, select details in text service. This brings another box up which allows you to change language. I have mine set to English(uk), I assume yours will say something like English (USA). Click on the add button and select English (UK) and your 2 and @ button should then be in the correct place.
I have done this a few times on various computers, so I hope it works for you.

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