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Keyboard keys keep going in and out when in games.

Q: Keyboard keys keep going in and out when in games.

My keyboard keys will go in and out (sort of in a flickering way) whenever I hold them down while in games. Turns out that my keyboard was the problem since I tried a game with a different keyboard and worked perfectly fine, but what's the problem?

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I bought the HP Omen laptop about four days ago. The day after I bought it, I started playing games. From time to time (about every 15 minutes), my WASD keys would get stuck and repeat themselves in games (my character would keep walking). I would have to press the key, regardless of the amount of pressure, to stop the "key spam".  I disabled sticky and filter keys, as well as made sure that the keyboard's drivers were up to date, and that the device wouldn't be in power saving mode (anyways, I always game with my charger plugged in).  I'm sort of speechless, considering I bought this less than a week ago, and the keyboard keys don't have anything under them (I've been very cautious about not letting anything slip under there) and that the keys are starting to latch during games.  Another speculation, it also seems to happen mid-way through games, usually when my CPU and GPU are at their highs, when my computer's temperatures are higher (75-85 C for both CPU and GPU). If anyone could help me figure this out, thank you!

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My Computer Specs:

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 8, 64 bit
Processor: AMD E-300 APU with Radeon(tm) HD Graphics, AMD64 Family 20 Model 2 Stepping 0
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 3682 Mb
Graphics Card: AMD Radeon HD 6310, 384 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 280501 MB, Free - 244332 MB; D: Total - 23953 MB, Free - 2893 MB;
Motherboard: Hewlett-Packard, 188B
Antivirus: AVG Internet Security 2014, Updated and Enabled
The notebook that is having the problem is an HP 2000-2b19WM

When i turn on the notebook it would ask me to log in but none of the keys would work so i would have to press the button that allows me to go back to where i can choose log into another users account. Then i would click on my account
at which time all the keys on the keyboard would work except 5, 6, b, n, and the delete key. I reinstalled the keybaords software but that did not make the keys work. I looked online and on this website for solutions to the problem but none of the 4 or 5 solutions that i read about worked for my problem. I finally wiped the hard drive and reinstalled windows 8 but the problem is still there. I wondered if something got under the keys of the keybaord themselves so i took a couple off and looked and there was nothing. I pressed the keys while their cover was off and it still did not work. If the solution you tell me works for me, tell me how come wiping the drive and then reinstalling Windows 8 did not fix the problem. I googled my... Read more

A:Some keys on my keyboard are not working while other times no keys on my keyboard wor

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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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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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This is an odd issue that I have not found anyone else having. I am not sure as to the cause of it. 

Basically, when I press certain pairs of keys, the computer acts as though another key is being pressed as well. 
Some examples:
q+s: qws
w+d: wed
r+y: ryu
k+u: kui
l+i: lio

There are others, as well as ones with 3 keys triggering a fourth. They follow no general pattern (although wd, qs, ku, and li are the same pattern
on the keyboard, that pattern doesn't cause a similar response on other keys, like ef, rg, th, yj, etc.)

This problem has persisted as long as I have had this laptop. I got it used on Amazon. It said that, in terms of condition, it just had a few minor
scratches and such, which is accurate. 

This occurs every time the keys are pressed at the same time (in fact, while typing this, I was constantly having to correct typos such as "everyu",
"lioke",  and "whiole".)

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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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My Dell Inspirion 3148 (Intel i3) laptop's certain keys are not functioning, I have updated all the drivers now what can be done?
performed all steps as asked by agent here....

but still the issue

A:Dell Inspirion 3148 keyboard (left side keys like 1, Q, A, Z, Caps Lock) keys are not functioning)

I'm assuming you have windows 10 on the system.....
I'd suggest you check Sticky keys in control panel. You might have mistakenly turn it on.
At the left bottom of taskbar, right click windows icon, click on Control Panel, Ease Of Access, and then Change How Your Keyboard Works. If there's a check mark in box - Turn on Sticky keys) then uncheck it and click Apply.

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Brightness key ( F2 and F3) key stopped working suddenlyI am using the HP 15-af114AU Notebook (AMD A8 Processor) . Operating on Windows 10 -64 bit Its been just 2 weeks I bought. The brightness key i,e, f2 and f3 were working then after some days i noticed it wasn't working ,I tried doing it manually through the brightness option on the settings ,still it wasn't changing.From the time i have bought this notebook i have downloaded only  SKYPE, Chrome and few THEMES for google Chrome.All the other funtion keys are working except these .Please help me with this issue. 

A:Brightness control keys (Function keys) on the keyboard stop...

Hi, Try the following. Download the AMD HD Graphics installer on the following link and save it to your Downloads folder. http://ftp.hp.com/pub/softpaq/sp74501-75000/sp74716.exe When done, open your Downloads folder, right click the AMD Graphics installer and select 'Run as Administrator' to start the installation. When this has completed, shutdown the notebook. Unplug the AC Adapter and then remove the battery.  Hold down the Power button for 30 seconds.  Re-insert the battery and plug in the AC Adapter. Tap away at the esc key as you start the notebook to launch the Start-up Menu and then select f10 to enter the bios menu.  Press f9 to load the defaults ( this is sometimes f5, but the menu at the bottom will show the correct key ), use the arrow keys to select 'Yes' and hit enter.  Press f10 to save the setting and again use the arrow keys to select 'Yes' and hit enter. Start the notebook and let Windows fully load for a few minutes before checking. Regards, DP-K

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Hey guys,

I'm having a really big problem with my keyboard. I'm running windows 7. The problem started about four days ago, I've searched for various ways to solve this problem but I couldn't find any.

The issue is that randomly, my keyboard will stop typing keys and every time I hit a key, instead of typing a key, it would act as if I was hitting a shortcut. Such as, when it happens i hit the "F" key and the tools options come up. This happens on every windows even on MSN messenger, I hit my keys and it hits shortcut keys for the window I'm on.

I would be using my computer for a while and the keys would work fine but then a little later, somethings 30 minutes sometimes an hour or two, randomly they turn into shortcut keys. Every key i hit, I tried a new keyboard but it seems to happen also. I don't get the issue, I've scanned fully using malwareBytes, MCAffee, and Advanced system pro, but it's still happening. It's really frustrating and annoying when it does happen. I've turned my keyboard off and on, re sync'd. I'm starting to lean more towards it being a virus or something that messed with my settings somehow.

Malwayre Bytes did find something while scanning

files\Spigot\wtxpcom\components\widgitoolbarff.dll (Adware.WidgiToolbar) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.

I'm really stumped here, I haven't tried un-installing my keyboard & re installing it but Idk what good t... Read more

A:Keyboard keys randomly turn into shortcut keys

I would also like to add that, when this occurs. I have to restart my computer for the keyboard to work correctly. It's wireless & I've tried a wired keyboard also, it's the same issue.

Also when this happens, while on the internet. Every time I click a link or the internet like "home" "news" anything at all on the internet even an image, it won't go to it but instead it will download the data into my computer... It's very strange & I'm completely stumped on what to do. Or to even search this on google for other similar issues, I don't even know how I would go around to search that. Or what I would type in the search bar. This happens with both Firefox & google chrome. Even outside the internet in just my desktop, it's impossible to type even on notepad.

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They do  come  and go sometimes. After I sprayed some air to try to clear dust and crumbs it worked for a lil while but then started back. I do still see dust and will keep cleaning. Sometimes the keys are slow to respond or not work at all. It was working fine til a couple days ago. I even reinstalled the operating systems and still doing this. All the rest of the keys work fine except for a few in that row. I dont know if it was a update that caused this or a hardware problem but id like to get it working right agaln.

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Hi,

I am using a Razer Arctosa keyboard on my desktop computer running Win7 (keyboard is approx 2 years old).

I am experiencing the following (recently, and sometimes it occasionally goes back to normal):

Pressing "w" registers "w4"
Pressing "W" (shift + w) registers "W$"
Pressing "4" registers "w4"
Pressing "$" (shift + 4) registers "W$"
(As if "w" and "4" are linked; occasionally it registers as "4w")

Pressing "u" registers "u" and F5.
(which means when I am typing and press the "u" it refreshes my page... this is the second time I am writing this...)

Pressing the Windows key registers NumLock toggle.

Pressing "7" registers "/7"

This is all of the weird ones I have noticed. All other keys seem normal.
As I type this it has done the above, but now it is back to normal. Cannot find a pattern when it decides to change from crap to normal. It is back to crap again.
This is the 4th day since it started and the computer has been restarted/shutdown various times.
I have also checked for malware and it is all clear.
The most recent keyboard drivers have been downloaded and installed, but did not fix it.
No liquids have been spilled.
Have searched the web and have not encountered a solution (or someone with the exact kind of problem).
Anyone has any idea of a fix or what may be affecting it?

Thanks,
Destinknee
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A:Keyboard: some keys registering 2 keys

Pretty much every time I see this it's due to something spilled on the keyboard that has damaged it or just a keyboard that has failed.

Test it on another computer, if it does the same thing then it needs to be replaced. On the other computer don't load any drivers or software for it just plug it in and wait for Windows to install it's drivers for it and test it.
 

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Hi, thanx for ur time in reading this. My laptop keyboard suddenly stopped working, some number keys an some character keys not working. But my biggest problem is the letters, you see:a = aqs = swd = def = frj = juk = kil = loetc.And i checked there is no dust or anything under the keyboard! PLEASE HELP!

A:How to fix HP G61 keyboard? some keys not working some keys ...

Hi, Try the following. Shut down the notebook, unplug the AC Adapter and then remove the battery.  Hold  down the Power button for 30 seconds.  Re-insert the battery and plug in the AC Adapter. Tap away at the esc key as you start the notebook to launch the Start-up Menu and then select f10 to enter the bios menu.  Press f5 to load the defaults ( this is sometimes f9, but the menu at the bottom will show the correct key ), use the arrow keys to select 'Yes' and hit enter.  Press f10 to save the setting and again use the arrow keys to select 'Yes' and hit enter. Regards, DP-K

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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 Dell M1330 Laptop that has served me quite well for several years. I just replaced the keyboard the other day and everything is working fine, except that the new keyboard has a slightly different layout than the old keyboard did. For example, with the new keyboard all the F1, F2, F3, etc.. keys have function secondaries on them like multimedia, brightness, antennae toggle, and so on. My old keyboard didnt have most of these and so when I attempt to use them on the new keyboard they simply do not work. In fact when I use function keys as if I still had my old keyboard installed the functions work, which means it is the software interpretation of the keys that I need to change. Does anybody know how I can fix this so that the keys of the new keyboard and functions match what the keys actually say?

Another thing to add is that some of the new function keys on the new laptop such as antennae toggle were not on my last keyboard at all because they are softkeys on the case of my computer, and I am not sure a function like that would be able to be added to the keyboard mapping at all, but I'm not sure.

Also, I would prefer to not install third party software to accomplish this, even if it means I need to delve into the registry manually. Can anybody help??
 

A:New laptop keyboard has different layout, keys function like old keyboard? Help! (:

You might try holding the 'fn' key while you tap the fnumber key.
Vicks
 

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I had a problem with my laptop which is certain key on my keyboard is not functioning. The weird is, it happened without a reason. because after I shutdown doing my work when I turn it on again, I discovered my "s", "d", "g", "h", "\", "m", " left shift", "caps lock" and "~" key did not work at all. I try taking the key off, cleaning underneath, but nothing seems to be working. After that I try to use usb keyboard and it seems the key can be entered. So I thought my hardware is the problem. than I replace into the new one, but still having the same problem. I already waste my money buying new keyboard. Does any one happen to know what sort of problem this is and how I would go about fixing it? Is it related to the registry. My laptop is Acer aspire 4740G, ram 4GB, processor i3 2.4GHz. I hope someone can help me to solve this problem.
 

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Hi guys, Something really strange started happening two days ago. Out of the blue the following keys stopped working: GHBackspaceWindows [email protected]' The laptop is a couple of years old and a bit dusty, so I took it to the local shop to get the keyboard replaced and cleaned. Seemed to be working fine when I left the shop. Then, a little while ago the space key and P stopped. Five minutes later they started working again but ctrl stopped and N is temperamental. I haven't spilt anything on it or knocked it. Any ideas what's going on?

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I have a Dell 7737 laptop and from time to time it develops a firmware glitch where random keys stop working for both BIOS Setup and Operating Systems. After such thing happens neither shutdown (Full shutdown / Fast Boot disabled) nor restart get the keyboard back to a normal state. At this point the only workarround is to disconnect the AC power cord and then either drain the battery or physically remove it.
This laptop's battery cover is not designed for daily removal and it is starting to get loose because of this BIOS bug.
I am running BIOS version A14 but this bug was present since I purchased the laptop with BIOS version A07. Sometimes I cannot even type my password because the random keys that stop working match those it uses.
Please Dell could you provide a BIOS hotfix for this annoying issue? 

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So what's happening is occasionally, while I'm typing, it repeats letters, as if the keyboard temporarily locks up. (Sometimes, but it's rare because I usually type continuously, it just stops me from pressing keys for a bit.) It's like "Hello my naaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa..."
And what's weird is it only happens after I pressed any of the lock keys before (disabling doesn't fix it.)
I'm using a keyboard connected directly to my PC, with up to date drivers.

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Hi, Any help will be possible. I have a Toshiba Satellite C55-A5302, and some of my keys on the keyboard doesn't work. What can i do to fix this issue? I have a windows 8 operating sys.

A:Some Keys work and some keys on my keyboard doesn't work

This is not a software problem.
Your keyboard needs to be replaced. You can get another one from Ebay. Toshiba Satellite C55-A5302 keyboard | eBay Here is a video explaining how to replace it:

You Tube

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Hi, Any help will be possible. I have a Toshiba Satellite C55-A5302, and some of my keys on the keyboard doesn't work. What can i do to fix this issue? I have a windows 8 operating sys.

A:Some Keys work and some keys on my keyboard doesn't work

This is not a software problem.
Your keyboard needs to be replaced. You can get another one from Ebay. Toshiba Satellite C55-A5302 keyboard | eBay Here is a video explaining how to replace it:

You Tube

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I have recently bought a new PC. It is a TINY package and truly does the bizz when it comes to running the latest games. The only problem I seem to be having is that in random games when I go to change my keyboard settings, I try to use the arrow keys for movement but when I press any of them it comes up as though I am pressing Shift? I first noticed the problem in Doom 3 but as the game doesn't have so many controls I just used WSAD.
It did happen in a couple of other games but not so many worth crying about until I bought Half-Life 2 the other day and it was working fine with the arrow keys until I loaded it up tonight and loaded a saved game and to my horror every time I pressed an arrow key to move it was as if I was pressing shift at the same time? So now I have had to remap all of my keyboard controls to a set that I am not comfy with and cannot enjoy the game properly. I have tried changing keyboards but that isn't the answer so can anyone help? Or has anyone had the same issue? I am sitting here mortified as Half-Life 2 is sitting there staring at me but I just cannot play it with controls I cannot use properly .
Regards,
XxXSebXxX
 

A:Cannot remap the arrow keys in some games?

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The keypad is fine..no issues while typing...BUT while gaming, W ,S,A and D keys are swapped with the arrow keys even if the input is set as W,S,A and D in the control configuration of the games.This is happening in every game. I m using Windows 10. Please find its solution anyhow and inform me.

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I have a Dell Dimension 9100 with Windows XP and Service Pack 3. On my wireless keyboard there are 5 buttons along the top left of the keyboard that are marked; BACK/ FORWARD/STOP/REFRESH/HOME. On the top right of the Keyboard there are 3 more buttons marked; MAIL/MY COMPUTER/CALCULATOR.
Also on the right side above the numbers pad is a volume control. These features have stopped working and I cannot figure out how to re energize them.I checked with Dell and there is not a program or driver to download to get these features working again. Any suggestions would be appreciated

A:Hot Keys on Keyboard

Those keys are collectively known as Multimedia Keys.
If they do not require additional software my guess is the keyboard is faulty.

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I upgraded from win 8 to win 8.1 pro in lenovo. Somehow the @ and " keys have got interchanged. What could be the possible reasons.

regards

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OK So i'm using a macbook pro, but I'm dual booting in windows 7, By default the Function keys do things like turn the brightness up and down etc. to simply use the Function keys as actual keys I have to hold down the FN key and press it. How do i reverse this in windows 7?

A:Keyboard F keys help.

it's not in windows, there may be an option in your BIOS.....

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I would like to know how to deactivate the primal funtion of the f1 to f11 keys on my computer, currently it worsk for volume, brithness and music options.  I would like to know how to make them regular keys. I hope this was clear enough, thank you

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Hey everybody. I am having a problem with my keys on my toshiba laptop. i want to be able to press more than 2 buttons at a time. When i press 2 buttons at a time every other button locks up and i cant press it. How can i be able to press more than 2 buttons at a time?
 

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Some buttons are not working correctly. Onscreen keyboard keys and keyboard keys do not match.Keys like @,~,",\ are wrongly printed and displayed .

A:keyboard keys

Hi, It sounds like you have the wrong keyboard layout set - ie Uk keyboard layout for a US keyboard or vice versa. If you have more than one keyboard layout set in Windows 10, you can toggle between them by holding down the Ctrl Key and pressing the Shift key Alternatively, you can change the layout for your keyboard as described on the link below. Change Keyboard Layout - Windows 8 & 10 Regards, DP-K

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Hi,Some of the keys on my keyboard have stopped working. They are 1,3,u,p,t,q,- and j as far as I can tell. It started the other day, then they came back for a few days and now they have gone again. I have not spilled anything on the laptop and nothing has changed apart from a new internet router as one died, The first time it happened was when I started using the new router so not sure if that did anything.It is not the filter keys as I have tried that and i starts from first logging on as my password contains some of those.Please help! I can't afford an expensive fix as I am disabled and this is my lifeblood! I am having to use the on screen keyboard to fill in the gaps

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Ever since I downloaded Windows 10 my keyboard up and down keys will not function nor will the mouse function on the up and down track on the extreme right of the screen. Please advise Thanks
 

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It is rather hard to type seeing that I have to copy and paste all E's, 3's, D's, anD, C's from plaCEs on my ComputEr. ThEsE kEys on my kEyboarD Don't work... Any hElp?


 

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Computer keyboard on my ASUS Notebook X5EAE . System Windows 10
Suddenly the @ symbol has swopped position with the " symbol and also the # symbol has been replaced with the\ symbol The pound symbol when pressed now shows the #. I have pressed all the keys and cannot find a pound symbol. Any help would be very much appreciated. Thanks
 

A:Keyboard keys

I'm guessing you are in the UK? The octothorpe (#) is alternatively called the pound sign over here. Can you check to see what language it's set to?
Click the Start menu and select Settings.
Select Time & language.
Click Region & language in the left column.
Under Languages click the language you want as default and click Set as default.

 

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So I've had my Razer Anansi keyboard for about 4 months now, never had any problems with it. I decided since I hadn't cleaned it since I'd gotten it that I would clean it, so I did so, using moist Q - Tips to clean out the inside of the keyboard and soaking the keys in warm water to get off any dirt and grime that may have gotten into them. After putting my keys all back on my keyboard and giving it a go, the keys seemed to be very rough and it takes a more than needed amount of force to press on the keys individually. I was just wondering if spraying Silicon lubricant out of the can onto the keys bottom would help, or if there was anything I could do to the keys to make them easier to use. Thanks!
 

A:Keyboard Keys

It really depends how the thing is constructed, but silicone, being an insulator, would prevent the carbon contact bridges that exist on most modern ketboards from conducting very well, or at all. Also, washing, cleaning, or rubbing those delicate contacts can also cause them to stop functioning just as many years of use would. If those contacts are what you have, then each can be repainted with commercially available trace material. Or you may simply want to toss it and buy a new one.
 

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Hi,I lost my delete key due to someone's fault and I need to replace it. What I need is the plastic key, it still has the retainer clip and the rubber cup. I checked several websites but only found it in one of them which cost about $8. Also how much is an average key worth? I have a Lenovo Thinkpad X1, Product ID 1293RU6.Thanks in advance.

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Hi everyone, i have recently brough a new laptop but i have a problem with the keys when i @ it puts in speech marks when i press the speech marks key it puts in @

Can anyone help me?

Thanks in advance.
 

A:Keyboard Keys

Make sure your regional and language options are set for your area and keyboard. You may have a US keyboard set.
 

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In my Windows 7 Laptop some keys like A S W E P L M are not working normally by holding with shift key ..... Tell me how to make that correct
 

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I started using my computer today, and suddenly, I can't use most of my keys. I can only use the alphanumberic keys, and the numberpad keys. The function keys, +/- on the main keyboard area, and the insert, home, del, end, page up/down don't work anymore. Can someone help me with this please? Thanks.
 

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Hello! I recently bought this laptop from USA. And had this problem a while but ignored it since it didn't happen so often. Let's take for example project CARS, when i play it and i keep pushing some keys for a while, they virtually get stuck and are kept being pressed like i still press them even if i don't, making the game unplayable. Even in shooters like Rainbow Six: Siege it is happening, the difference is that in shooters i don't need to hold the key down for too long for this to happen, only 3 seconds. But it doesn't always happen, the problem is that is making some games unplayable.

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Hello,

When playing any game on this Qosmio X-70 laptop, the keys are often not very responsive and I have to press the keys often multiple times for them to do what they should. Outside of games all keys respond without any problems. It is unfortunately making playing games on a gaming laptop somewhat impossible.

Does anyone have any ideas?

Many thanks.

A:Qosmio X-70 - keys very often not working in games but fine otherwise

Very often means not always but sometimes. Correct?
Did you notice the keyboard problem playing just some particular games or all games?
Is this issue noticeable using external keyboard?

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I bought this laptop HP Pavilion Notebook 15-ab029tx on 2-Sep-2015 for ?53k. Ever since I bought this laptop I have been having problems while playing games. The Keys get virtually stuck after continous playing. The problem is not specific to a set of keys. It is aways random. If I am playing a racing games then any of the ARROW keys or the spacebar will get stuk virtually or if I am playing FIFA then W,A,S,D or the ARROW keys get stuck. The player will keep going in the pressed direction. I have to find out which key is malfunctioning and then de-press it to stop the malfunctioning. I have talked to HP Support and they sent a representative to look into the issue and they had to finally replace the whole keyboard. But the problem was still there. Then I got a BIOS update, that also did not resolve the issue. So I had to talk to HP Support again. This time the representative asked me to first check it with an external keyboard (I was running Windows 10 at this moment). There was no problem with the external keyboard. Then he asked me to format my whole laptop. So I reinstalled Win 8.1 from the recovery disks provided by HP and I am still getting the same issue. Also, I am not getting the free Win 10 update which I had earlier. I have done the following:1. Tried an external keyboard (no key malfunction)2. BIOS update F.81 - No luck3. Formating the whole laptop - No luck4. Unistalled the keyboard driver and restarted - No luck Please help and fix the ... Read more

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I need a solution. Barring that I need a baseball bat.

I want to disable my function key abilities completely so games or other apps can use them normally. Windows seem to take over these functions with the stuff like brightness, sound, turn airplane mode on/off.. what i need is a registry hack or something to to fix this. There is a app in control panel that allows you to access some, not all of these functions.. Windows Mobility Center - but still you cannot turn them off at all. I do not need or want any of these features on my function keys.

How to do this?

These are shortcut keys manufactures started putting on keyboards a few years back.. They used to be called Multimedia keyboards - these functions were never standard for a keyboard. I feel like MS has some nerve taking over my function keys like this in a way where i cannot easily turn these off.

Aside from that, i think this forum should have a Registry hacks section. I used to use another forum - forgot it's name for use with XP. If anyone knows of the name of a windows 8 forum with lists of registry hacks please let me know.

A:Windows takes over my Function keys - Games cant use them

Windows does not take over function keys. Every app can redefine function keys as they see fit, and Windows does not override them (with a few exceptions, of course, like ctrl-alt-del).

In general, the app gets first crack at any keypress. So, if this is happening, that means there's another reason for it. Do you have any third party hokey apps? Or anything that might watch keyboard input?

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I'm having a problem with my laptop. The "Scroll" key is locked and i'm not able to type. I tried taking it out and puttin it back but it remained the same. Anyone have any suggestions??? thanxxx
 

A:Keys on my keyboard stick..

Try holding down Shift for ~10 seconds (or pressing Shift ~10 times if holding it down does nothing) until a dialog box appears.

Disable Sticky Keys.
 

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Hi, about a month and a half ago I reinstalled XP and now certain keyboard keys are wrong.
for example I have to hold shift+2 to get @
Shift+' to get "
I'm totally missing the pound character which I need desperately.

Can anyone help?

Thanks in advance.

A:Keyboard keys all messed up!!

Go to your Control Panel and double click on Regional Language Options, set the option to whatever you need (maybe English UK), remove any options you don't need, then restart your PC.

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Hey,
I just noticed an hour ago that for some reason my caps lock key and my 3 key are somehow mixed . If i press either they do both :S So when i press Caps it toggles Caps on/off as well as typing 3, pressing 3 does the same. I'm using a Razer Arctosa, i have tried reinstalling drivers but nothing changed. I opened the thing up (Many Screws) and everything seemed good.
 

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