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Q: My VAIO keyboard is crazy

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

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A: My VAIO keyboard is crazy

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

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Outlook just stopped working. No MS Update had been done, so I took care of SP1 and SP2. Also, took care of any Vaio updates that had not been done. Norton was on this pc, but was uninstalled. I downloaded and ran
Ad-Aware, found 48 critical items. Spybot found none! Her husband told her that she didn't need to worry to the messages that kept popping up about updates and virus scans. Here is a HJT Log. Please take a look. Thanks!!ksbLogfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 7:27:11 PM, on 11/8/2005
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Citrix\GoToMyPC\g2svc.exe
C:\Program Files\Analog Devices\SoundMAX\SMAgent.exe
C:\Program Files\Citrix\GoToMyPC\g2comm.exe
C:\Program Files\Citrix\GoToMyPC\g2pre.exe
C:\Program Files\Citrix\GoToMyPC\g2tray.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\System32\igfxtray.exe
C:\Program Files\Apoint\Apoint.exe
C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe
C:\Program Files\Sony\VAIO Update 2\VAIOUpdt.exe
C:\Program Files\HP\HP Software Update\HPWuSchd2.exe
C:\Program Files\HP\hpcoretech\hpcmpmgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft AntiSpyware\gcasServ.exe
C:\Program Files\RFA\rfagent.exe
C:\Program Files\XemiComputers\Active Desktop Calendar\ADC.exe
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Here is my issue:
I have a Vaio F540. Running Win 98 SE. I'm too well aquainted with the guts of the machine...

Here is my problem: When loading in normal mode it shuts off just as windows desktop is about to appear. In safe mode there is no problem. One other issue is that it will only power up at all using battery, will do nothing using power cord. So far, while messing with this thing the fan has not come on, but I do have it laying in parts on the desk (all parts and cables hooked up tho) so I don't know if the processor is gettinghot enough for it to kick on or not. (Does the fan run all the time?) I had a problem with my PC slot and had to install a new one. When I did, I messed up the plug where my touch pad plugs in so I've ordered a new system board where that plugs in, of course that is also where the battery and CMOS plugs in. Could this board be my problem as to the power up using power supply? When I first encounter the problem of the sytem board, I just pluged it back in and hooked up an external mouse and for a few days it worked fine, the all of a sudden, when I would move the computer it would loose all power. At first I could just hit the power button and be back up but now using the power adapter I get absolutley nothing. I need some serious help.
Thanks,
Debbie
 

A:Vaio Laptop gone crazy, need assistance.

I have an f430, i had similar problems, mine where that the system would show video, and wouldnt start up. I sent it in, they replaced the logic board, then monitor.
 

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

A:Keyboard is crazy

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

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

A:KEYBOARD WENT crazy

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

Hope this helps.
 

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

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

Opening the onscreen keyboard will return things to normal.

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

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

PP
 

A:Crazy Keyboard

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

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

A:Keyboard gone crazy

did someone spill some liquids on it ?
 

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

A:Keyboard going crazy...?

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

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

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 3:06:31 PM, on 2/2/2009
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16762)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Avira\AntiVir PersonalEdition Classic\sched.exe
C:\Program Files\Google\Update\GoogleUpdate.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\PRISMSVR.EXE
C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe
C:\Program Files\Analog Devices\Core\smax4pnp.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\hkcmd.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\igfxpers.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\ScanSoft\OmniPageSE2.0\OpwareSE2.exe
C:\Program Files\Google\Gmail Notifier\gnotify.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe
C:\Program Files\Avira\AntiVir PersonalEdition Classic\avgnt.exe
C:\Program Files\Google\GoogleToolbarNotifier\GoogleToolbarNotifier.exe
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Dell Studio 1747 on Win 10 Pro. Keyboard acting crazy. No spills, drips, or chocolate mess.
About every 5th time I log into my PC, the KBD does not respond for PWD. Neither does my bluetooth KBD when I turn it on. The only solution is either reboot or use the on-screen KBD. No apparent driver updates. No interference from the bluetooth as it is usually off. Once logged in, all KBDs work fine.

What gives oh wise Dell experts?

A:Keyboard Crazy!

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

TB

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

A:crazy keyboard

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

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

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

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

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

I'd really appreciate any help.
Thanks.
 

A:Keyboard gone crazy?

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

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

Cheers,

SC
 

A:Help with crazy keyboard!!

Maybe a Driver Issue?
 

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

A:Keyboard gone crazy

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

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

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

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

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

TG
 

A:keyboard gone crazy!

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

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

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

.... welcome to TSG ....
 

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

A:Keyboard going crazy

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

 

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

Any help would be great. Thanks

A:Crazy Keyboard

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

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I have a Sony Vaio. Can't type much....keyboard is freaking out...can you see if anything here might be causing it?

Thanks

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 8:37:38 PM, on 8/16/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16512)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\LEXBCES.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\LEXPPS.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\System32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Canon\CAL\CALMAIN.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\wscntfy.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\carpserv.exe
C:\Program Files\Apoint\Apoint.exe
C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI Control Panel\atiptaxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ICO.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\System32\ezSP_Px.exe
C:\Program Files\Sony\HotKey Utility\HKserv.exe
C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MSASCui.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Works Shared\WkUFind.exe
C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\Program Files\NETGEAR\MA521 Configuration Utility\wlancfg5.exe
C:\Program Files\Apoint\Apntex.exe
C:\Program Files\Sony\HotKey Utility\HKWnd.exe
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Two days ago my keyboard started doing this:

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

what I actually typed:

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

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

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

 

A:Keyboard is driving me crazy! Help!!

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

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

anhy ideas,

thanks Frank
 

A:Solved: crazy keyboard

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

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

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

Thanks in advance.
 

A:Laptop keyboard gone crazy

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

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my kb is messed.

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

'sum things u shud know:

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

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

-the keys r clean

-ive tried re-installing drivers

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

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

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

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

thx,

geta

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

and f,g,n, gives "gh"
 

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

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

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

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

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Hello Everyone:

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

Million thanks!
 

A:Crazy Keyboard Cursor

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

A:Keyboard gone crazy, nobody able to understand why

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

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Hey all,

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

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

Help!

 

A:Crazy Mouse and Keyboard

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

A:my keyboard is acting crazy please someone help

Make sure the numlock isn`t activated.

If that doesn`t help, try another keyboard.

Regards Howard
 

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

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

A:Tab key going crazy? Virus or keyboard?

How are things now, any changes?

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

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

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VAIO from 2007 crashed, no keyboard so no F keys. Caps lock shows light. Removed HDD and used recovery disc as per. Wiped drive and reinstalled. Now can't use keyboard for the registration. HELP please. Geoff NY.

A:VAIO crashed no keyboard

Try restting BIOS Hardware/Software Connections.Shut down and turn off the computer.
Unplug the computer from the wall or surge protector (then remove the battery if it is a laptop).
"Remove the computer from any port replicator or docking station, disconnect cables to printers or devices such as external monitors, USB memory sticks or SD cards, headset or external speakers, mouse or auxiliary keyboard, turn off WIFI and Bluetooth wireless devices." ( Use Hard Reset to Resolve Hardware and Software Issues HP Pavilion dv5000 Notebook PC series - HP Customer Care (United States - English)).
Hold down the power button for 30 seconds. This closes the circuit and ensures all power from components is drained to clear the software connections between the BIOS and hardware and clear any corruption in the temporary memory.
(If it is a laptop, plug the battery back into the laptop and then) Plug the computer back into the wall. Do not reconnect any unnecessary peripherals; monitor, keyboard, and mouse should suffice and be the only peripherals reconnected.
Turn it on to reinitialize the software connections between the BIOS and hardware.

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Earlier today, in the middle of typing a search into Google, my keyboard suddenly started acting funny. At first, it stopped typing. Then pressing a single key resulted in several incorrect letters showing up at once. Pressing some keys will pop up folders (My Documents, etc.).

Thinking it was a key sticking, I turned off the computer and pressed each key a few times. When I turned it back on nothing had changed. I double checked that my drivers were all updated and ran a virus scan just to make sure that nothing was infected, but I still can't figure out what the issue is.

Any ideas?
 

A:Sony Vaio Keyboard

Laptop or Desktop?

If a desktop, have you tried another keyboard?
 

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Okay, I restarted my computer because I was getting rid of KasperSky and needed to restart. And all of a sudden, my keyboard isn't working anymore. I changed the batteries so that's not it, also it lights up. I had this vaio tap for over 30 days already and this suddenly happened. Right now I am using a laptop, but I'd appreciate help asap! Thanks!

A:vaio tap keyboard not working

Also, the volume buttons on the keyboard work.
So it's just something with the actual letters not working

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Hi
A friend of mine is having problems with her Vaio VPCEE26FG.
The keys on the top seems to be possessed. When she trys to type a number out it just types a symbol instead. The underscore key also has a different symbol.
It is doing it with all the keys along that row. The alphabet keys are not affected in any way .
The pc is running Windows7 home premium.
Restarting the pc doesnt help either.
Any advice would be great.
Thanks
Kells
 

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

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

Please help!

Thank you,
Isabella Rose

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

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

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Thanks for the help, I'm going crazy!

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

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

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

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

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

A:Laptop Keyboard driving me crazy

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

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

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

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

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

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896
R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer... Read more

A:Crazy keyboard strokes virus...

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

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

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

A:Laptop keyboard is acting crazy

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

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

A:Keyboard going crazy after spilling my drink

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

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

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

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

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\CTHELPER.EXE
C:\Program Files\Java\j2re1.4.2_01\bin\jusched.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\spool\drivers\w32x86\3\hpztsb07.exe
C:\Program Files\McAfee\McAfee Shared Components\Guardian\CMGrdian.exe
C:\Program Files\McAfee\QuickClean\Plguni.exe
C:\WINDOWS\SM1BG.EXE
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\Program Files\Viewpoint\Viewpoint Manager\ViewMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe
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A:My Keyboard has gone shortcut crazy!! look at my hijack.log

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

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

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

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

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I am having a strange issue with a Sony netbook (VPCM12M1E) in that the keyboard seems to have a mind of its own, it used to be an intermittent issue but is more prevalent now. The issue is that if I try to type it enters the letters in capitals, if I press CapsLock it goes back to lower case letters. If I use the numbers, ie. 1234567890 they come out as !"$%^&*(), whatever I do with CapsLock or NumLock. If I try \,./ I get |<>? However if I boot into safe mode it all seems to work fine.
So far I have restored back to factory, reloaded the drivers for the keyboard and pulled my hair out and there isn't too much left now. Have any of you guys any words of wisdom for me
 

A:Sony Vaio keyboard issue

The replacement keyboards are not expensive. Try a new keyboard. Other than this, the motherboard may be the cause
 

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I have a sony vaio pcg-881r laptop with a bad keyboard and for the life of me cannot figure out how to remove it to get the part number off of it to get a replacement. Short of bulling it which I don't want to do and break something has anybody else had to replace these boards? I checked sony's site but they don't give instructions like Dell or others do, or if they do I can't find it. Any help is appreciated.
 

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I have a Sony Vaio VGN-NR430E and last night my keyboard went crazy. The FN keys have been pushing them selfs ( sound and brightness ) going up and down. Random keys pushing them selfs over and over. As if I were holding them down. I uninstalled the keyboard driver and let windows refind it ( no help ) . Scanned for virus's none were found by avast. Ran regcure ( did not help ). Plugged in a usb keyboard and it works fine but defeats the fact that the computer is a laptop ya know. I really would love any and all advice. The computer is not even a month out of the box BTW. Sony is going to be sending me a on site tech to replace the keyboard, just waiting for the call back from them. But the fact that the computer is so new makes me wonder if it's just a fluke or if there are known problems with vaio keyboards / Computers, And if I should just take it back and get something else or what.

Thanx in advance for all the advice

Loki
 

A:Sony Vaio Keyboard Trouble Please Help

The keyboard and the touchpad behave strangely on my PCG-FX501 series VAIO. (might be similar)
http://kb.sony-europe.com/SRVS/CGI-...00000000053927256,K=1399,Sxi=14,Case=obj(2706)

Or just wait for the replacement keyboard
 

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I lost video on my Sony Vaio laptop. I removed the keyboard to make sure the ribbon was connected properly. It wasn't so I reseat the ribbon. I was able to get the video back but now I CAN'T USE THE KEYBOARD. It is pretty tough inserting the ribbon into the connector but I feel it is a secure fit. Anyone have any ideas or experience with this issue?

Four year old Sony Vaio laptop, model PCG 7A2L.

THANKS IN ADVANCE!

Kat
 

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