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Keyboard shortcut locks up keyboard (Toshiba Satellite)

Q: Keyboard shortcut locks up keyboard (Toshiba Satellite)

Hi. I recently purchased a Toshiba Satellite Click 2 Pro and at the top, two of the keys increase/decrease the screen brightness (much like two of the keys at the top of a Mac do the same). Well, I discovered that if I press the key to decrease the screen brightness too quickly and bring it down all the way to the lowest brightness and keep clicking, it turns off the keyboard! As in, none of the keyboard keys will work anymore.
 
The only way I know of to fix it is to restart the keyboard. I'm wondering if there's a way to 1) disable the fact that it does this, and 2) find a way to turn the keyboard back on without restarting the computer, since it is, quite frankly, annoying when I have three word documents and about 10 browser tabs open. I can't figure out how to disable/stop this one key by using the keyboard settings/ toggling the hotkeys/etc.
Honestly, I'm not even sure if this is a Windows 8 issue or Toshiba issue. Has anyone else had this problem?

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A: Keyboard shortcut locks up keyboard (Toshiba Satellite)

If under warranty, return this to the store ASAP for replacement/repair. There's not much we can recommend you do, hardware-wise, that you can do and not void the warranty.
 
I suspect the keyboard may be sticking,,, you can try another USB KB for troubleshooting though. Plug in the USB KB and see if that behavior is duplicated using that KB.
Let us know

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I thought I post this here, maybe someone can help: Has anyone here replaced his Toshiba Satellite A100-998 and still has a well-working keyboard (or knows where to get one)?

I have a Toshiba Satellite A100-998 model PSAA9E 0PP044EN Serial no 96294827Q (still, after 8 yrs yes, but when you buy top in class it lasts "forever" ). Frankly, since yesterday's AVG PC Trial Tuneup the machine, again, runs like a rocket! Would be stupid (and environmental crime!) to replace it.

BUT: Also since that tune-up the "n" key stopped working (don't ask how I got the "n"s here), guess I had to click "no" too much/too hard... (had slighter problems for a while). Cleaned it all under the keys, and nothing visibly broken. Guess keyboard really just is too old now!

Hence my Question: Has anyone here replaced his Toshiba Satellite A100-998 and still has a well-working keyboard (or knows where I can get one)?
 

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im hoping this is the best place to post this its about my Toshiba satellite c650d. its probably so simple but i cant figure how to access the keys with the red symbols. There is nothing in the manual about these keys. Its driving me crazy !!
 

A:Toshiba satellite keyboard

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Hi,

I have a problem with the keyboard on my toshiba A105 Satellite. I cannot type letters onto the screen. When I type the keys, I get dialog boxes that appear. Examples: type p = print dialog box, h = history, b = organize favorites, e = search, etc. Some of the keys do nothing at all. I have tried a usb keyboard, but the same problem exists. Any help with this problem would be greatly appreciated. Thanks
 

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i have recently had a warranty motherboard replacement from toshiba on my satellite c870-156,
bearing in mind the laptop is only 6-7 months old from brand new.

since it was returned to me the keyboard is now faulty

basically the keyboard types the 'Q' by itself, the key is not sticky and is not stuck down, if i do not touch the keyboard or mouse for maybe a minute or 2 then once i touch either it will start typing the Q, it only does it when using internet browsers.

i sent it back to toshiba for this fault and they returned it with a note saying they could not find a fault.

what can i do myself? i took the keyboard off to make sure the connection was seated correctly and there was no debris

apart from replacing the keyboard what can i do??

A:fault on toshiba satellite keyboard fix

You can connect a usb keyboard and see if that works if it does could be a driver problem If all else fails i would get in touch with Toshiba again

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I have a toshiba satellite m45, model #psm4ou-073001. I had just finished sending an email with attachments and started to check a different account and found that several keys quit working . the keys are sdz,./gj[ ]q
is there a common connection between these keys? why would 11 keys quit at one time? I cleaned and dusted the keyboard with no results. any ideas? please help. thank you very much.
 

A:Toshiba satellite keyboard malfunction

Remove the keyboard, clean with canned air such as Dust Off, and replace, hoping it has been a bad connection. The Toshiba laptop keyboards are generally very reliable.
 

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The "s" key on my laptop acts as if I'm holding down the key. The only way I can this to stop is to hold down the s key while holding the backspace key. This disables the s key - the laptop is functional, all except the s key. I tried booting the laptop in SAFE mode, I reloaded XP, reload the BIOS, and finally tried installing a new keyboard. Nothing worked. Any suggestions?
 

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Hi alanbkahn and welcome to the TechSpot Forum :wave:

If a change of keyboard didnt do it then odds are the board is faulty in someway, thats assuming the keyboard you bought didnt have the same fault with it.

Can you plug in a PS2 keyboard and see if that works...


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Okay, while searching for the internet, I noticed another individual had a similar issue; but I hope that with my information, you could somewhat point me in the right direction. When I registered, I put in all I could find to help aid anyone who might be able to help.

Anyways, onto the issue. A few months back I, unfortunately tripped over my power cord and spilled an entire glass of wine on my poor laptop. Luckily, my spouse was able to dry it out relatively well, and it booted up perfectly fine. The only exception was, my keyboard didn't really work, and my touchpad mouse doesn't work at all.

I bought a usb wireless keyboard and mouse and recently bought a new keyboard. She installed it, and lo and behold, a few keys still didn't work. Fast forward to today. Without thinking, I reached over and used a few buttons before realizing that a few that weren't working -were-.

Testing it out further, I realized that ALL the keys were functioning! HUZZAH!

Then I shift over further onto the sofa, and the it stopped working again. Annoyed, I had my spouse reopen the laptop to check it's connection, thinking that maybe it wasn't plugged in fully. Alas, it was.

So, I know the keyboard CAN work. I just want to know what might be the causes towards it switching on, so to speak, and switching off. The fact that my touch-pad won't work doesn't bother me, as I do have the wireless mouse (though a rough estimate would be appreciated towards the cost of getting... Read more

A:Toshiba Satellite keyboard not working

Don't mean to be a bother about this, but is there any way that I could get an answer?

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hey! i realy need some help with this keyboard! the entire right bottom side of it is torn out!
like its been peeled off or something!
i bought it at a garage sale on monday and it works, but the keyboards just fu&%ed up.
how can i take it out? and replace it with a new one?
where can i get a new one?
how much?
very apppreciative for any help on this, cause frankly il probably end up in the hospital if i attempt it myself
thanks for any replys!
 

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All,

Some help required please.

I have a Toshiba Satellite L500 and recently the keyboard has stopped working - suddenly.

I have rebooted, removed the battery to reset and also dis-connected and re-connected the keyboard to ensure the connection was ok. All with no luck.

The system emits a dull click sound when a key is pressed but not character is processed on screen.

Anybody have any idea how I might troubleshoot or fix this issue?

Thanks in advance
 

A:Toshiba Satellite - Keyboard not working

Any ideas people?
 

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I have a toshiba satellite a105-s4094. I recently installed the new keyboard, and now I'm in a world of hurt.

The mapping is now all screwy. Some keys work and some don't. Pressing some keys causes the keyboard to register multiple keys. I think it's a problem with the driver but I can't find an updated one to install. I can't even figure out how to install my old one over again. One other thing - the keys that don't work, when i press them the light on the power button blinks off.

Any ideas?!
 

A:Toshiba Satellite a105 new keyboard

Start -> Run -> devmgmt.msc -> OK

Expand the plus sign and remove the keyboard

You may also go to Add/Remove programs (in Control Panel) and remove any installed keyboard managers (Microsoft?)

Restart, and allow Windows to set up the newly found keyboard again.

Test (in Notepad usually)

Mind you, this could be a faulty keyboard
 

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I have a Toshiba Satellite M45-S165 Laptop. I have noticed that when I hit the key stroke shift/a or shift/n combination I get an odd outcome. when i am in word, excell or any other programs on my laptop and go to capitalize a or n by using the above key strokes I get an enter or other reaction. Any suggestions???

shift A = enter in word and outlook
shift A = jumps up a cell in excell

Please help!!!!
 

A:Toshiba Satellite M45-S165 Keyboard Problem

You may want to check you have the correct keyboard type specified in the keyboard applet under the control panel.
 

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Hello, im dealing with a friends Toshiba Satellite laptop. The computers mousepad will not work. The keyboard will npt respond to 80% of the keys including the Enter or Arrow pad. At first I thought it might've been a corrupted windows installation but then accessing the Bios menu (F2 key worked) I was unable to input any other keyboard commands. I popped an Ubuntu CD and am having similar issues. I've came to the conclusion that components would have to be replaced.

any input would be appreciated!

Should I advise my friend that a replacement keyboard would have to be ordered? What steps should I approach next? Thank you in advance!

A:Toshiba Satellite Mousepad & Keyboard malfunction

I think I would first try to go to the Toshiba website, look up the particular laptop and download updated drivers. It could be a driver issue and i would try that before spending money on new parts.

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I've read through a lot of the threads here on keyboard issues. I'm wondering if anyone else has had symptoms similiar to mine: At random and variable intervals, my mapping will go screwy, the light below F10 will turn on, several keys become completely unresponsive, context sensitive menus pop open, etc. Here's the thing I haven't seen anyone else report: I can be sure one or more of those results will happen if I put pressure on or squeeze the area to the left or below the keyboard - including the black part where the media buttons are and the silver cover that is a natural palm rest. Based on that, I belive it to be hardware related. Anyone have something similar? Do you think replacing the control circuit thing as others have reported will work? Or am I looking at replacing the whole keyboard? Or something else entirely? Note that sometimes it happens even when I haven't touched or squeezed those areas, so what does that mean? Thanks!?
 

A:Toshiba Satellite keyboard issues - with a twist

this usually happens if the connector(s) are lose. eiter keyboard or touchpad.
I donno how this works on toshiba laptops but you could try to remove the keyboard and re-seat the connector to the motherboard.
it is also possible that the contacts underneath the buttons are dirty. this would be a bit more work. you also need to remove the keyboard clean it up carefully. there are cleaning fluids available for notebook keyboards. I think its mostly alcohol in it because it gets dry fast. not sure but I think it was more like a spray.
 

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Hi guys could you help me.
I have a toshiba Satallite Pro P300 and i have glued two keys to the keyboard and have two more keys mssing on my laptop so i have bought another keyboard for the laptop and it was delivered this morning.
My problem is i havent got a clue to how to replace it and install it into my laptop.
Could any one give me a step by step walk through on how to take off my original and replace it with the new one i have had delivered this morning.
cheers
Andylane
 

A:New keyboard install on Toshiba Satellite Pro P300

hello ,
the best thing is to follow the manufacture book , it's the most helpful thing in the world . you can also youTube it but it's impossible to write a step by step on here , and even if i do you will be confused .
check it toshiba website for documentation

PS: advice dont not do it unless your sure that you can handle it other wise you will be left with screws and plastic all over the place it happend to me
 

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i have a Toshiba A300 satellite laptop . it is only a year old ,the problems i
face r as follows nt
when i type ,the cursor moves to the starting point of the line automatically.
also when i hit backspace button the cursor moves to the start of the line .
also when i select file or folder in the desktop,the file being opened is always the 1st file (at left top corner ) in the desktop,it is same when files in folders r selected ..
also when i on my laptop ,before the os starts loading a loud beeping sound is produced and after a while the os resumes loading
i do also have some scrolling problems ,when i scroll down it doesn't work and sticks to the upper side.
what should i do ...?
i really cud use some help...?
 

A:Keyboard problems with Toshiba Satellite A300

Does an external Keyboard work properly?
 

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Hey everyone, I'm new here and I have this strange problem with my Toshiba Satellite laptop. When I try to type something, it will type something else completely. Ex: I try to type "Great" it types "fdjsreaut". After a few minutes of the keyboard malfunctioning like this, it will stop working completely. The only way for me to get the keyboard to work again is to shut it off, take out the battery, wait a few minutes, then turn it back on. Then, it will only work for a few minutes before beginning to malfunction again.
I have tried various spyware: nothing came up. I then did an entire factory reset of my computer, but the problem still remained. Thus it can't be a virus, it's probably a keyboard driver malfunction.
Does anyone know what I should do to try to fix this? A huge thanks goes to anyone who can help me fix this
 

A:Toshiba Satellite keyboard driver malfunction

I'm less inclined to think its a driver issue then perhaps the keyboard itself or other hardware. In any case, i'm really not sure about the cause of your problem but i once saw this keyboard test tool (free for 1st 30 days).

I never tried it myself but if you try it, let us know what you think of it please
 

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I recently replaced a broken keyboard on my Toshiba Satellite M35x-S171ST laptop, keys are still not functioning, when I am typing there is no response? any idea? any setting need to be done in the BIOS or any step am I missing thanks in advance for your response and technical ideas.

Thanks
Tahir
 

A:Toshiba Satellite M35x-S171ST keyboard

Make sure the Ribbon Cable is in firmly.

There's a locking um, thingy on it that needs to be pulled out gently - it only moves 3 or 4 mm - the ribbon inserted, and the lock pushed back.

This page has some relevant pics...

http://images.google.com.au/imgres?...p+keyboard+connector&svnum=10&um=1&hl=en&sa=N
 

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This question relates to a Toshiba Satellite Pro C660-1UX Laptop running Windows 7 Home Premium Service Pack 1.

Some of the onboard keys (E, T, U, I, O, A, B, N, together with the Enter key) fail to register. All of the other keys tested so far appear to register normally.

When connecting an external USB keyboard, all keys function properly. However, when using either the onboard keyboard or the external USB keyboard, it is necessary to hold down whatever key is selected for approx 2-3 seconds in order for its character to register. This makes typing incredibly slow and is understandably unacceptable.

I've checked device manager looking for errors, but am unable to find any. The driver for the keyboard is listed as installed and working properly, and driver update says that the latest version is in already in use.

I have also scanned for viruses using Malware Bytes and Spybot, and also with the laptops own pre-installed antivirus software. All of the full system scans return a no threat found message.

I have read that the keyboards on these machines are prone to failure, which could answer why only certain onboard keys function. The fact that all keys on the external USB keyboard work would seem to confirm this. However, the fact that both onboard and external keyboard is affected by the same slow keypress might also suggest a bios problem - but as this laptop is several years old and has been working perfectly, why would bios suddenly cause this problem.

I hav... Read more

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Last week, the keyboard on my toshiba laptop was giving me some problems. Some of the keys don't work and some will do some funny stuff when i clicked on them. For example, when I type the letter d, it will have the function of an alt key... when I try to type the word spread, right when it reaches spr, the whole thing changed to aAa. It was so weird and I thought probably I got a virus. I did a virus scan and restarted the laptop. I set up a password to log into my laptop and as the keyboard is not working, I am not able to log into the system without keying in the correct password. Does anyone know how to disable a login? I was thinking of maybe installing a new regular keyboard but I will not be able to try that without first gettting in. Anyone can help pls??
 

A:Keyboard on Toshiba Satellite not functioning properly

Any Success ?

I am having major problem with my laptop's keyboard.
If I could disable it when XP is running, I would be ok.

Did you have any success ?

Rob
 

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Hey folks,

Not sure this is the right forum to post this. I'm trying to help out a very non-technically-savvy friend. She has a Toshiba Satellite e45t-a running Windows 8.1. It seems that the keyboard doesn't work at all. Because this device has the tabletty kinda thing going on, you can still use the system by using the Windows 8 "soft keyboard". However, the keyboard is totally non-responsive. The power button works, obviously.

I don't know a ton about laptops or hardware, but I know enough to troubleshoot with some guidance. So far I've figured out:
- keyboard works fine in the BIOS, just not in the OS
- Windows update is up to date, as are manufacturer updates
- When I look in device manager, the keyboard (PC/AT Enhanced PS/2 Keyboard (101/102 key) shows with a yellow exclamation point. In the properties it says "Windows cannot start this hardware device because its configuration information in the registry is incomplete or damaged (Code 19).
- Tried uninstalling the driver and scanning for new hardware, and it immediately went back to the same state.
- Tried running various malware programs and ccleaner to look at the registry.
- Tried "Last known good configuration," but it doesn't appear to be available on this device. (I heard somewhere that this is disabled by default on Windows 8.1?)
- Tried looking for drivers on Toshiba's site. All they had on there was an Elan keyboard/device driver. I installed that, bu... Read more

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I have a freaky keyboard problem, best described by someone else on a different thread:
http://www.techspot.com/vb/showthread.php?p=265104#post265104

I think that other thread addressed a different problem, but I'm not sure.

"AVM" wrote:
My Toshiba M40 gives me similar keyboard problems. I get funny characters like
NBČA
when I press the left Shift key and then the keyboard starts behaving abnormally:
1. it shifts to caps mode, to type lower letters, I have to actually use caps lock.
2. I cant use the shift key to type in the special characters above the numerals.
3. clicking on the menu bar gives me a different effect as if the shift key is already pressed while it is not.
4. I cant select one file or folder as several of them selected at one time.

and then I give up, shut down the computer (it doesnt restart at this time)
after some time, the computer starts normally but I am never sure when it will start misbehaving again.
I read on this board about he bios update, so got mine updated to the 1.7 version from toshiba website (this is the latest one they had for machines with ATI graphics). Dont tell me to take it to Toshiba because I did take it to their authorised service centre in Mumbai and they were of no use.
thanks
 

A:Toshiba Satellite M45-S355 Keyboard Problem

Hello and welcome to Techspot.

Check that your numlock key isn`t activated.

Regards Howard :wave: :wave:
 

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Guys,
My Toshiba Satellite laptop screens and keyboard freezes completely, forcing me to do hard shutdown and cold reboot to get back on the air.... No apparent reason! Just remove some malware (Yellow Moxie, Iminent) using OTL... That freezing problem appeared simultaneous with the infection, and was there before that fix also. Moxie et al are sown the digital toilet where they belong, but the freeze-problem is still there... Help?
McAfee is worthless with these problems - What do you guys think of them? I am up for renewal of their "protection" package, but I am thinking about going to Kaspersky next... Your opinion is very much valued...
Thanks,

Michael

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Hello

I have a Toshiba Satellite A135-S2286 laptop many keys were pressed at one time accidentally I do not know in what order they were pressed the laptop started a rapid beeping it was shut down hot and restarted now the number keys 5 through = do not work and letter keys Q T Y U I O H do not work in upper or lower case please help if you can
 

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I would appreciate any help with my laptop. It recently suffered a dramatic and total failure from which I needed to return it to a factory re-set. Having done this I have a small but very irritating problem in that when I press the DEL button I get ....if I press the shift key at the same time it does then delete as intended. During the factory re-set process I would have pressed many keyboard combinations using the Function keys and the FN key and I suspect that I have unexpectedly created this reversal problem myself. If any one can help me correct this fault I would be most grateful.
Thank you.

A:Keyboard problem with Toshiba Satellite C855 laptop

Hi,

goto device manager and uninstall the keyboard and reboot laptop see if anything changes.

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My Toshiba and I are BAAAAAACK....for some reason, my 1,q,a,z and left side ctrl, shift and tab keys are not working (I have an external keyboard plugged into my laptop right now, which is extremely inconvenient). For awhile, there was some intermittent usability, but now.....NOTHING. I have tried to find new drivers on the Toshiba site, but there aren't any available right now. I am out of warranty and it costs $35. just to call them to discuss a problem. I have removed all of the affected keys and cleaned them, but still no luck. All of the other keys work fine.

On another note, after being infected in August with the Sircam virus and dumping and recreating my whole system, the right click button on my keyboard mouse is no longer working.

Any ideas out there?
Thanks!
Carole
 

A:Toshiba Satellite 4080XCDT keyboard keys malfunction

If the external keyboard works fine, then the built-in keyboard is probably shot. Believe it or not, computer parts, especially laptop parts, do wear out. Don't waste your money on a support call or taking it in to a technician. The computer is too old and is not worth that type of repair. Time for a new one.
 

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Do I can use a keyboard for model PSSB0E-057012CE also in the model PSSB0E-05R00JGR?

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Not 100% sure that this is a hardware issue but that's my best guess after everything else that I've tried....

I am no longer able to type double letters/numbers or even use the backspace or arrow keys properly. If I try to type double letters (for example, the t's in letter), I have to either hit the space bar and then the backspace key to get the cursor back to the proper position after the first t to continue typing the next t or I have to arrow back to just before the first t that I typed so that it will allow me to type the second t then hit the END key to get the cursor back to the correct position to continue typing. (Hopefully that made sense!)

But the really strange, and frustrating, part about this is that this issue does not happen if I hold down the shift key while I type.

I have already tried the following in hopes of correcting this issue:
Adjust my key's typing delay speed - no change
Turn of my filter/sticky keys - no change
Clean out my keyboard - no change
Uninstall my keyboard driver and reboot - no change
Perform a system reset - no change

Anyone have additional ideas to solve this problem or what the issue may be?
 

A:Keyboard Issue on a Toshiba Satellite c55t-c5300 Laptop

try an external usb keyboard to narrow down whether its hardware or software
 

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Hello guys, I have a Toshiba laptop l9w-b and a while ago my keyboard got spilled beer on it and it stopped working properly. Since then I used a mobile keyboard and now I found someone who is selling his Toshiba satellite click mini l9w-b because it's not working well and I just need the keyboard dock.
My question is should I have any problem switching my keyboards dock to a different one?(Considering it works) I thought it should be simple trough the bios but I forgot how to enter them (my keyboards doesn't work well so fn+ s key does nothing)
So is it possible to switch keyboard dock and how to enter my PC bios that's my questions and all answers will be much appreciated

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I bought this laptop for a great deal less than a month ago but the return policy was the first of January. On the 8th I spilled a water bottle by accident from doing some school work and not paying attention to how close it was. I know that it is a horrible choice to eat/drink around technology. I quickly turned it off, took out the battery, tipped it upside down to get some water out, then i took the keys off and dried it all underneath them, next i waited about 6 hours and was so worried i turned it back on and everything was working fine until I tried typing =( I knew i should wait longer so i turned it back off and waited 30 hours and it still wasn't typing right i.e press k kj90 comes up. Then I decided to just use a usb keyboard and do the rice thing to the actual keyboard. Now I am still using the usb one which can get annoying but I can live and it has been over 4 days since the accident occurred. Is it possible that it's still drying out some keys work but some of them type other letters that are close by it? Could I buy a similar model keyboard and replace this one? I called Toshiba and they said it wasn't covered and would cost $180 to get it replaced but I don't have that money. I have also checked online for the same keyboard replacement but I didn't find any but similar one's. Thanks
 

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I dont know how to remove the back so i might get to the keyboard. I have a new keyboard. Removed all the screws i see that might be holding it , bit still something still holds it in the center. Can any one tell me how or direct me to a site that might help? Email me at <[email protected]>
 

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Trying to use laptop keyboard
Load Ubuntu from a usb flash drive and keyboard works fine
Keyboard arrow keys work fine for select boot drive in the bios setup
If I start safe mode keyboard does not work
Start reinstall of windows 7 with Microsoft install dvd disk and keyboard quits working shortly

Use usb keyboard and all is well - but it is a laptop and I do not want to lug an extra keyboard around

Suggestions?

A:keyboard not working toshiba satellite a505 s6012 with windows 7 64bit

Have you scanned for Viruses or Malware?

Which Antivirus and Malware programs do you use?

Have you tried a Clean Boot?

John

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hi,
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).
Thanks,
Laurel
 

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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Hello,

I am having a hard time finding the exact connector for my keyboard. It seems that this very model I am using (z30-a-1d2) has been discontinued. Most google search results I get refer to portege z30. The keyboard on z30 portege seem almost identical to my model, except that I cannot be sure about the connector. Could somebody please help with this?

Thanks.

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Hello,

I'm new here, and english isn't my mother tongue, then, please be indulgent ;-)

I have a problem with my numeric keyboard.
It is not possible to make it work in the same time as the alphabetic keyboard.

When I press numlock to make it work, it also change the alphabetic keyboard in numeric.

Example : numlock on uiojklnm, = 456123n0,

I have a QWERTZ keyboard.

Thanks for your help
cheers
Val

A:Satellite Pro P300 Numeric keyboard at same time as alphabetic keyboard?

What notebook model do you have?
Did you update the BIOS?

If not, try it? most issues can be solved by BIOS update!

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Hello,

I am having a hard time finding the exact connector for my keyboard. It seems that this very model I am using (z30-a-1d2) has been discontinued. Most google search results I get refer to portege z30. The keyboard on z30 portege seem almost identical to my model, except that I cannot be sure about the connector. Could somebody please help with this?

Thanks.

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My laptop got wet (water).. At first only one key was not working.
It got worse when i tryed to fix it I put it under a fan and it made most keys not respond
some keys were working but i decided to change the keyboard.
( i didnt power it off and just used a usb keyboard)

I have replaced the keyboard from ebay
My question is about the back lit strip.
My old keyboard; had a ribben cable coming out to LED light node and additional black plastic wraping on the backside of keyboard.
I broke the ribben from the old keyboard ( no not the regular ribben cable )
I reconnected the new keyboard which; did not have led lights or black plastic
I go into keyboard on control pannel and it says my keyboard is connected (1 to usb & 2 to the computers port Standard P/S2 keyboard& is working fine
.( it isnt working at all)
Does my laptop need to have the led circuit connected?
is it a loop to the keyboard ribben ( which i have connected)

I have talked to someone who believes this is for led(s) and all that is uncommon on non-backlit keyboards and should not be necessary for the keyboard to work and we believe its only lighting.
keyboard to turn on but I am missing a ribben connection to this extra strip of LED lights and what else ?

Should i order a plastic led light strip and stick it to my new keyboard to match the original
Do i need to complete the circuit where the led ribben was connected as it is a loop or safety feature or to complete the circuit
is there any chance i bl... Read more

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Hi all,
My Satellite Z30-A keys started popping out, so i thought to use a Portege Z30-A keyboard (much easier to get a hold of) as a replacement. The two models are pretty much identical except for the blue AccuPoint thingy in the middle of the keyboard, so hopefully the Portege keyboard will Just Work, with the trackpoint idly sitting there doing nothing. Maybe someone here has experience with this and can confirm/deny this is possible?

For reference, here's the Portege's keyboard:
And the Satellite's:

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Hi, I recently "lost" 2 keys on the keyboard (broke off) and I can't put them on again.
When I look at spare parts sites & supplier, this model can't be found at all ... which type of satellite do i have to select or what type of keyboad do i have to order to replace my borken one

A:Toshiba Satellite L50-B-2EU "lost" 2 keys on the keyboard

http://www.ebay.com/itm/New-for-Tosh...-/151629203117

first hit on ebay wasnt to hard to find.

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Currently I have a desktop shortcut to PuttyCyg (a modified version of PuTTY) which I have configured Ctrl+Alt+C as a keyboard shortcut to launch the program. Trouble is, once there is one instance of the program open, when I enter Ctrl+Alt+C again, instead of opening another instance of the program, it brings the window of the currently open instance to the front. This is strange, because when I actually click on the shortcut multiple times, the default behavior is to open multiple instances of the program. How can I change it so that hitting the keyboard shortcut forces new instances to open? Do I have to resort to things like writing a VBScript?

A:Launch new instance of program through keyboard shortcut on desktop shortcut

Nobody? =)

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My Toshiba Satellite Pro 4600 is newly formatted with W98se. For the purpose of fixing this video problem, no other software is installed except the internal Intel LAN driver and the Trident CyberbladeXP video accelerator driver.

Problem: After the format and the LAN and video install, the first thing I do is open Outlook Express, and it locks up the computer immediately, every time. Browsing with IE will lock up too, on the first site you go to. If I reduce the acceleration setting (in the performance tab) down to none or the first setting, it's ok. But the second setting, or the full setting, locks every time. And of course it's ok in safe mode.

I've tried IE 4.0 and 5.5, and I've tried every Cyberblade driver I could find, including the CyberbladeXP driver from both the Toshiba site, and from Driverguide. The drivers that did not specifically say "Cyberblade XP" usually ended up never getting past the "Trident Chipset Not Found!" error.

To be sure the problem was not with the LAN driver, I changed to a pcm card which connected to the LAN fine, but, Express and IE still locked up immediately.

I have not been able to use the configuration discs, because they only have the option of "disc one" for W2000, and "disc two" for NT (I'm using 98se), and because they do not give the option of only installing applications (that button is greyed out). The only other configuration options are to do a full install whi... Read more

A:Toshiba Satellite video driver locks up computer

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i have recently moved from Microsoft Surface Pro to a Lenovo Yoga 920 and i have noticed that there is no drop down menu or right click on the keyboard. how do i right click on the yoga keyboard, is there a way of customising the right control button to perform this fuction.   

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My G50-80 laptop is facing issues with keyboard.When booted initially, only few keyboard keys work. While other keys cannot be entered, Enter key doesnt work. At the same time, same keys dont even work from on-screen keyboard either. So I cannot even enter my password.I can hardly login by clicking forgot my password, then again switching back to login page, suddenly keys start working! while being logged on, same keys problem reappears, this time I again use bypass to logout and login.Then keys start working.Pleaseee can some one help for this issue.My OS is windows 10. 

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Just recently my keyboard freezes at the first keystroke after booting up. The mouse works until that first keystroke and then both keyboard and mouse freeze; requiring a reboot. If I wait 10 minutes or so, then launch firefox and simultaniously keystroke and move the mouse, sometimes it does not freeze. No new programs added, no system changes done. I have a wireless iTouch Logitech KB and Mouse and have downloaded the latest software from Logitech site. Pressing the Connect buttons on the KB, mouse and reciever do not help. Anyone have any ideas on this issue? Suggestions, other than pitching them both in the trash and making a trip to Fry's?
Thanks
 

A:Keyboard locks up

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Hi All

Friends laptop keyboard will lockup. It is a HP laptop model G72-259WM. I was able to hook up a usb keyboard to log into computer but it will also lock up when I tried to do some typing in Word. Uninstalled keyboard from device manager and everything worked ok for two weeks and it started acting up again. Had him uninstall keyboard again from device manager. For now it is working ok. Any ideas as to what could be causing this?

Thanks, Doug

A:Keyboard locks up.

Hi Doug -
Just to clear up all the first questions -
Can you please list the forums that this is posted on so that those can be left out as answers ??

Thank You -

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Hi all,
Periodically while using my Windows 7 laptop the keyboard will lock up, and not allow me to type into anything. I've noticed it while using the keyboard's built-in keyboard, and a PS2 keyboard as well. To fix the problem I have to restart the computer. Does anyone know about this issue and if there's a better way to fix it?
Thanks,
Jason

A:Keyboard locks up in Windows 7

Assuming you can use the mouse, can you navigate to Device Manager, click "show hidden devices" and report if there are any flagged devices, particularly the keyboard and/or mouse.

Despite it's Win7, there could be some hardware in conflict. I didn't think it could happen until one day it did.

Also, try a USB keyboard and see if the result is the same.

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