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ThinkPad A485 - Keyboard Typing Issue

Q: ThinkPad A485 - Keyboard Typing Issue

Hi, The ThinkPad A485 currently suffers from the same issue as the E485, where if typing on the keyboard quickly, jumbles up the letters. This appears to be a firmware bug as I have tested in in Windows and Linux, and yet it persists. https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/ThinkPad-11e-Windows-13-E-and/E485-strangely-unresponsive-keyboard/td-p... Could I please also have confirmation that the A485 will be supported for BIOS updates via LVFS (fwupd.org)? If you need any more information please ping me. Cheers

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Preferred Solution: ThinkPad A485 - Keyboard Typing Issue

I recommend downloading and running DAP. It can help sort out any driver and firmware related issues on your system

It's worked out well for many of us in the past.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloaddap.org. (This link will open the download page of DAP so you can save a copy to your computer.)

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Since the last few days, when even I type letter "a" on my keyboard, automatically, I get "\;lkjfds" and also disables mute function and also cannot type number "1" as it opens windows, files and folders instead of number 1. I tried updating everything including driver unstalled and reinstalled but problem continues. All my software is upto date.  The thinkpad is just around 6 month old.  Help me to  how to solve this problem. 

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Hi, It seems that this latest BIOS version (1.02) is causing a few different performance issues for the ThinkPad A485. Once obtaining my A485 I ran some synthetic benchmarks to judge CPU performance. After updating to the latest BIOS, I have noticed a decrease in performance on the order of about 10%. It seems that this BIOS update has allowed the CPU to exhibit more stable performance and CPU throttling behavior under constant load, e.g. as seen in the updates to this article: https://www.notebookcheck.net/Lenovo-ThinkPad-A485-Ryzen-5-Pro-Laptop-Review.334528.0.html but at the cost of some overall performance. Adding to this, after having owned a ThinkPad A485 with a Ryzen 5 2500u and one with a Ryzen 7 2700u, it seems as though Lenovo's power management is aggressively holding back the Vega 10 GPU in the Ryzen 7 2700u, as opposed to the Vega 8 GPU in the Ryzen 5 2500u. Previously, in CineBench R15 (https://www.maxon.net/en/products/cinebench/) benchmarks, my A485 with the 2500u would achieve ~37fps during testing, while hardware monitoring software would show that the GPU was achieving a clock speed of about 800mhz. With my new A485 that has the Vega 10 GPU, it is impossible to achieve more than ~25fps under the same test and testing conditions and the hardware monitoring software shows that the GPU can not reach a clock speed higher than what I believe to be the near-base clock of 400mhz. With both laptops, this testing was performed with the Windows po... Read more

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HI, Im looking for getting a lenovo thinkpad A485 in this shopping season, but have been noticing iposts on ssues with the bios and cpu throttling hindering the performance of the laptop. Im not a power user by all means for now, just looking for replacement laptop with much better battery life, but would like to be assure that these issues will see a decent fix for it. 1. So far has the situation improved in any significant way?2. Is there any other way to get around the issue?3. Any other common problems i should be aware of? Thanks.

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Linux may be unsupported, so I just want to hear from other users: Are you able to use the Bluetooth on the Realtek R8822be in this Laptop under Linux? If so, under what kernel?

A:Thinkpad A485 - Bluetooth not turning on (Linux)

It is working for Antergos 4.18.* Kernel. Did you turn it on with FN+F10?

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Can we please have confirmation that the A485 will be supported for BIOS updates via Linux Vendor Firmware Service (LVFS)?According to the website https://fwupd.org/lvfs/devicelist I can see that fairly new Thinkpads like the P52/P72 are already supported. I do not mind waiting (within reasonable time frame) for Lenovo to fix the BIOS issues but at least I would like to be able to update my system without relying on Windows. Can we please have an update on anything revolving this machine? Is LVFS support coming or not? Is a BIOS update planned fairly soon so that I can stick with Windows for a bit longer? Please shed some light on the situation. A simple yes is coming or no is not will suffice so that we can all move on... Thank you.

A:Lenovo, please add LVFS compatibility for Thinkpad A485

Hi,
 
I can't answer your immediate question, but I'm posting to make sure you know there's a way to get there. Perhaps you're already aware but others may not be...
 
It still requires Windows, but that could be in a VM if you don't have a Win box handy.  The Windows update exe includes a tool to make a bootable flash drive.  Instructions in the readme.
 
https://download.lenovo.com/pccbbs/mobiles/r0wuj37w.exe
 
https://download.lenovo.com/pccbbs/mobiles/r0wuj37w.txt
 
I realize it's not ideal but at least it's possible.
 
Z.

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I noticed and issue with the ThinkPad A485 (AMD Ryzen) and DisplayPort audio. If using either the Lenovo Pro dock or the Lenovo USB-C dock, I'm unable to get sound to come through my Acer B247Y 24" monitors using a DisplayPort to DisplayPort cable. The monitors have built-in speakers. It seems Windows 10 thinks it's sending the audio through to the monitors, but nothing comes out. Connecting the HDMI port on the side of the A485 to HDMI on the monitor will produce sound. Using a DisplayPort to female HDMI adapter from the back of either docking station and then connecting an HDMI cable to the adapter and then to HDMI on the monitor will also produce sound. There are no settings on the monitor that seem to do anything for it. I can select the Acer AMD High Definition Audio source in Sound Properties and the little equalizer meter moves when you right-click "Test sound", just no audio comes out using DisplayPort to DisplayPort. I'm not sure if this is an issue with USB-C and DP Alt-Mode which the A485 uses for either the Pro dock or USB-C dock. This does not seem to be an issue with an Intel-based machines using USB-C/Thunderbolt 3 or just Intel and DisplayPort audio. Other testing I've done.1. DisplayPort to DisplayPort does produce sound through the Acer monitor with the Pro dock and the Lenovo Thunderbolt 3 dock using a ThinkPad T480. DisplayPort to HDMI will also produce sound.2. DisplayPort to DisplayPort does produce sound through the Acer mo... Read more

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I just updated the Bios on my machine hoping for the performance to start going further to becoming at least on par with the E485/E585, but to my horror, it now throttles even worse! What used to be a stable 2.5Ghz on the CPU during a Cinebench run on high performance mode, resulting in an underwhelming but acceptable 530-560cb is now 2.0Ghz! This barely puts it in the 450-480cb range, which is almost as bad as quiet mode on the previous bios. This is completely unacceptable. If the E485/E585 can get 600cb consistently, so can the A485. The cooling isn't the problem, just stop limitting the laptop and let it get a little louder/hotter so we can get the performance we have been advertised! 70 degrees is _not_ a suitable temp limit in high performance mode.Please try and fix this. This could be the best Ryzen laptop around, but right now, you're just a fool for buying this over the E485. Here's a look at my findings https://imgur.com/a/qXJS2Bs

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Ever since I got this new PC with Win7 two weeks ago, I've had problems when typing text in applications, web forums, etc. I'll be merrily typing along and somehow a random combination of keys I hit causes some unintended action, such as the opening of a new window, switching focus to another open application, opening a different application, or activating some feature I don't want. Does Win7 and/or typical apps have tons of keyboard macros or shortcuts on by default, and how can I disable them?

All I'm doing is typing normal text, I swear I'm not hitting the Windows key or some combination of ALT_CTRL_X or anything like that. Maybe it's this crummy USB keyboard, is it possible that it interprets rapid keystrokes as the wrong thing?

A:Odd keyboard/typing issue

What keyboard is it? Is there an updated driver available for it?

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Who can confirm that the key combination Windows+Shift+RightArrow does not send any keypress event to the operation system?

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I'm loving my new A485 but I have 2 issues that I'm unanble to solve. First:Silent/Perfomance toggle is only showing up sometimes? There is this little speedometer in the taskbar that is either bleu or orange depending on your silent or performance setting. But often this toggle is missing from my taskbar after a sleep / hibernation or full restart. I tried almost everything to figure out what could trigger this issue but I haven't really figured out what it could be... All software is up to date and I'm running Win 10 1809   Second:Installing a second SSD in the wwan port (m.2 2242)Is this even possible? I inserted a new M.2 2242 SATA SSD with 512GB but it does not show up anywhere in the Disk manager or in MS dos (diskpart).  A little help would be welcome for this new Thinkpad user      





Woodworker with an affection for pixels.

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I got a new z50-70 core i7 running win 8.1, 8gb ram, 15'' screen. Since I opened the box and turned it on for the first time, I keep getting this issue: sometimes, when I hit one key in the keyboard (normaly the "A", but it has happened to other keys, E, O, M...) it types it twice. For instance, hit the A, got AA. It is not something that happens all the time, but it happens a lot. I don't believe it is hardware related, or it wouldn't happen with every key. Also, it has nothing to do with the keyboard repeat config, as it kept happening even when I have disabled it. Since this happened the first time I opened it, I can't even return to a previous restore point. I was thinking this might be driver or virus issues. Does somebody have a clue on how to solve it?

A:Z50-70 - keyboard issue, typing same letter twice

Hi Saveberna,
 
Welcome to Lenovo Community!
 
As per the query we understood that you are facing issue with keyboard in your Lenovo Z50-70 laptop.
 
Please connect a external keyboard and check for the issue, also try to boot the system in safe mode and check for the issue.
 
Also try to uninstall the keypad driver and check for the issue.
 
Do post us back if the issue still persists.
 
Best Regards
 
Ashwin.S
 




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When I've got Num-Lock active on my newly bought Lenovo P71, it starts typing "5" never ending. It doesn't mtter in which application i am - when it detects the possibility to typing it types.It's impossible to log into windows with Num-Lock on because i'm not able to tye anything - the P71 is typing "5555555555555555555555555555555555555555555555555555555555555555"...Any suggestions or workarounds for this issue? thanx in advance,cp71

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Hey, everyone. I'm having some issues.

A while ago I upgraded to Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit and found out that I could no longer change the screen brightness. This was my only issue with the upgrade. So, I suffered through, later caught a virus through a bad download, and did a complete system restore, ridding myself of everything and restored my laptop back to Vista. I recently--just a few hours ago--upgraded again to Windows 7, updated my BIOS, and thought everything was peachy--my brightness was fixed!

However, other things have taken revenge on me. The number keys (not the 'number pad') 1-0 do not work at all--only 7-0 if the number lock function is activated. I've triple-checked and restored my keyboard options to US standard but nothing doing, as well as tested other regional keyboard settings, all with the same result. All of the other keys work except the numbers (and resulting symbols, !, @, #, etc).

I'm not sure but this may have something to do with it. As well as suffering through numerical madness, I've discovered that a driver I didn't realize I had, GuardedID, is not functioning properly, warning me with every few keystrokes:
"GuardedID keyboard driver is not responding. More detail on the error is available in the Event Viewer under Manage in the toolbar. GuardedID is now turned Off." Not only am I irritated with this message popping up every ten strokes but I'm becoming paranoid. There is no trace of GuardedID on my computer whatsoe... Read more

A:Keyboard not typing properly--possible driver issue?

GuardedID is a keylogger protection program. Someone must have installed it on your system: GuardedID? – Next Generation Security - Keylogger Protection, Keystroke Encryption, Anti Keylogger

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I am testing the new models of Thinkpad A485 units Model Type 20MV S00U00.OS installs just fine.I have the drivers for enterprise that were downloaded from the lenovo site, they installed just fine.I have a script that as part of the setup it installs around 38 wireless profiles and its the same script that we use in all our models.On this model is causing a BSOD pointing to the "rtwlane.sys" file.  after some research I have downloaded the latest driver from Realtek.  This did not help.I added a pause command on the script so that the script pauses after each individual profile is installed to see if its one particular profile causing the issue.Each time that I run the script, the BSOD happens at a different profile. 

A:Thinkpad A485 - BSOD - rtwlane.sys when adding multiple wireless profiles

A blue screen error (also called a stop error) can occur if a problem causes your PC to shut down or restart unexpectedly. When you experience this type of error, you won?t be able to see things like the Start menu or the taskbar on the screen when your PC is turned on. Instead you might see a blue screen with a message that your PC ran into a problem and needs to restart.

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Hi everyone ! My yoga 500 has this very annoying issue since yesterday (after an update on i-tunes, I don't know if this is related...): - Anything I type on the physical keyboard appears "s" letter, even if I type on the numbers or enter- I restarted many times- The screen keyboard works ok- I can't even log in when I start from the keyboard, I have to switch to tablet mode and use the screen keyboard- I started fresh with a clean installation of Windows as suggested in Windows 10 recovery advanced startup   > didn't help- I checked the language of the keyboard, that is OK-There is no Nmlock key on my keyboard, but I tried a few Shift/Alt combinations proposed on the web forums> didn't help Does anyone had the same issue ?I looked for the solution on this forum but couldn't find, hope I don't repost anything already discussed and apologies if that was the case. I am writing this form a different notebook and hope I can get help from experts ! Have a great day

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Hello, I just opened my brand new Thinkpad and the keyboard, if I stop using it for a little while stops working. I need to reboot the laptop in order for it to get it to work. I am really frustrated as this is a brand new and really expensive tablet/laptop (exact model: Thinkpad X1 Tablet 2nd Gen (Type 20JB, 20JC). Please advise!

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Hi community, please your support Today I start my laptop and a BIOS message appears warning to update the date and time, I accessed to the setup and the date and time was changed to 01/01/2001 and time 00:00:00, I updated to today July 21t, 2018 8:12pm. I saved the configuration and boot continues.  Apparently the problem was solved and Windows 10 started. Now I have the following problem: It is not possible to use the keyboard in a regular basis, 2 letters by second, I have to wait 2 seconds to enter a letter, if I enter the letters a litle faster some of them are missed and the words and phrases are incomplete. Please need your feedback, I can not use the keyboard as I used to, as a reference, to write this message took me almost 30min,very frustrating Many thanks in advance for your comments and solution proposals Jose CollantesMexico

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Hi, since information on the A485 is so scarce I thought I'd ask here: 1. On the product page it sounds like there might be an option for Intel WiFi instead of the Realtek. Is there a general timespan we will be waiting for it? This one is really important for me as Realtek is a nogo for me. Atheros would be nice, Intel would be OK. 2. How is the storage layout of the laptop: Can I have both a 2.5" SATA drive and an M.2 NVME drive? How do I need to configure it for that? 3. There are Rumors that the A485 has keyboard issues similar to the E485 where keys are sometimes picked up in the wrong order. Has anybody experienced or not experienced that? 4. The product page has a very clear mistake and one thing which is probably very misleading: In the description of the picture with the connectors it calls the smartcard slot an Ethernet extension port. And it also in the same picture description says something about Thunderbolt which I think the laptop does not have, right?

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Hi! I am experiencing a weird glitch that happens to my laptop keyboard.  Last weekend, I have discovered that only 5 and 6 keys work on the top row number keys of my keyboard. Also, F10, F11, F12, Home key and Delete keys don't work. Other keys are working. I have tried the keys multiple times but the don't register anything on the screen. I have tried booting in my linux system and the problem persists. I have tried multiple reboots, load optimized settings in bios  Upon testing the top number row, I have discovered that pressing 6, 7, and 8 key, simultaneously, registers an "equal sign (=)" on notepad, and 3, 4, and 5 keys registers an F2 equivalent click, which proves that the keys aren't broken.  Yesterday, upon booting up my system, all the keys seem to be perfectly working again.  However, last night (up until now)(out of the blue), the aforementioned keys suddenly didn't work again. Anyone having the same problem? Any solutions, guys? Thank you!

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Anyone got an issue with the keyboard? Sometimes when I type using the keyboard, it make a sound, coming from the speaker. I have no idea what happen. The keyboard function as normal, apart from making random noise through the speaker somehow. And it happens for the alphabet buttons only. I tried to pinpoint what makes the noise and if certain buttons trigger it, but so far, looks like it is random and any button can trigger it.










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A:Keyboard Sound Issue on Thinkpad Yoga 460

Finally got a fix for the problem. I should have googled the issue some more before posting it here. For anyone having this problem, or curious about the fix, here is the link that solved my problem. Apparently, it is a "feature" of most thinkpad model since years ago.Keyboard beeping issue solved

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I have an issue with new thinkpad p50s. I see that once the microsoft security update is done and after the computer restarts, the keyboard/USB does not function and I can't input password on the windows 7 login page. What is the best way to solve this issue?Does anybody have similar issue with microsoft security update and keyboard/USb failure and if this issue was sorted out.Please let me knowThank you.  

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Hi all I have 2016 thinkpad yoga 12 still under warrenty, I barely used it. Suddenly, the trackpad stopped working. Its even not recognized by the windows 10. Also, I noticed that the keyboard back light is not working and the cpu fan is not blowing at all anymore. I tried a linux usb boot stick to make sure that it is a HW problem. Still not qorking under linux too ( obviously a HW probelm). I like this device alot but I think it wont be able to perform in summer because of the fan issue. Currently, I am out of country and I have no access to lenovo support. Can any one help me please?

A:[Thinkpad yoga 12] trackpad, keyboard backlight and cpu fan issue

Don't have the issues with the trackpad, but my fan too does not start at all.Everything updated, the freshest BIOS 1.30. Lenovo support unhelpful.

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Hey everyone! I'm probably going to come off as super petty but I just want to check to see if the noises I get from different keys is normal. The backspace and down arrow keys are quite a bit noiser when clicked than any other buttons on the keyboard. I first noticed how loud the down arrow key was versus the other arrow keys. Are these normal differences that you all are experiencing or are these issues I should try to warranty? Like I said, I'm sure I'm coming off as petty but it's a brand new laptop for me and one I spent quite a bit of money on so I want to make sure everything's okay. Thanks for the feedback!

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We have number of users on different hardware. All are using Windows 10 64 bit (build 1607 or 1803) and MS Office 2016 64 bit. We are up to date with MS Patches.  About half of the users have Lenovo Desktops, about quarter have Carbon X1 and around 300 of our users have Yoga ThinkPad 260.  Out of a blue ONLY the Yoga users have the following problem (thus posting in this Forum): When in Excel, create or open a file. click on File>Share>Email>Email as an attachement.  An Outlook window opens with the file attached (it does not matter if the user is set to HTML, Rich or Plain text, we see the error everywhere). At this stage, the keyboard stops working in SOME sections, mostly in the middle (kjhgf keys, but not exclusively).  In To: line, in subject line, in the body of the text. Everywhere. Sometimes a key would produce a letter on screen when hit repeatedly. Same issue with Yoga keyboard, touch on screen keyboard or external keyboard attached via a docking station. This feature worked till recently. We tried to uninstall recent MS Patches pertaining to Excel (this does not happen with Word or PowerPoint sharing) but that did not help.   If/when we open only Excel and attempt to share, not a single key works in that message. The keyboard works flawlessly everywhere else. And we are not able to recreate it on any of our Carbon machines. When such a message is closed and saved in Drafts, it works once reopened. ... Read more

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We have number of users on different hardware. All are using Windows 10 64 bit (build 1607 or 1803) and MS Office 2016 64 bit. We are up to date with MS Patches.  About half of the users have Lenovo Desktops, about quarter have Carbon X1 and around 300 of our users have Yoga ThinkPad 260 or 370.  Out of a blue ONLY the Yoga users have the following problem (thus posting in this Forum): When in Excel, create or open a file. click on File>Share>Email>Email as an attachement.  An Outlook window opens with the file attached (it does not matter if the user is set to HTML, Rich or Plain text, we see the error everywhere). At this stage, the keyboard stops working in SOME sections, mostly in the middle (kjhgf keys, but not exclusively).  In To: line, in subject line, in the body of the text. Everywhere. Sometimes a key would produce a letter on screen when hit repeatedly. Same issue with Yoga keyboard, touch on screen keyboard or external keyboard attached via a docking station. This feature worked till recently. We tried to uninstall recent MS Patches pertaining to Excel (this does not happen with Word or PowerPoint sharing) but that did not help.   If/when we open only Excel and attempt to share, not a single key works in that message. The keyboard works flawlessly everywhere else. And we are not able to recreate it on any of our Carbon machines. When such a message is closed and saved in Drafts, it works once reopene... Read more

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We have number of users on different hardware. All are using Windows 10 64 bit (build 1607 or 1803) and MS Office 2016 64 bit. We are up to date with MS Patches.  About half of the users have Lenovo Desktops, about quarter have Carbon X1 and around 300 of our users have Yoga ThinkPad 260 or 370.  Out of a blue ONLY the Yoga users have the following problem (thus posting in this Forum): When in Excel, create or open a file. click on File>Share>Email>Email as an attachement.  An Outlook window opens with the file attached (it does not matter if the user is set to HTML, Rich or Plain text, we see the error everywhere). At this stage, the keyboard stops working in SOME sections, mostly in the middle (kjhgf keys, but not exclusively).  In To: line, in subject line, in the body of the text. Everywhere. Sometimes a key would produce a letter on screen when hit repeatedly. Same issue with Yoga keyboard, touch on screen keyboard or external keyboard attached via a docking station. This feature worked till recently. We tried to uninstall recent MS Patches pertaining to Excel (this does not happen with Word or PowerPoint sharing) but that did not help.   If/when we open only Excel and attempt to share, not a single key works in that message. The keyboard works flawlessly everywhere else. And we are not able to recreate it on any of our Carbon machines. When such a message is closed and saved in Drafts, it works once reopene... Read more

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Windows 10
Start - Settings - Ease of Access - Keyboard

Everything here is off. If i turn on the On-Screen Keyboard no keys are Highlighted (indicating they are depressed/stuck )
When I use the hard keyboard and sometimes even the onscreen keyboard its as if either Ctrl, Alt Win or something are pressed down as it just types shortcuts.
EG:

-H- typed into chrome browser address bar via onscreen keyboard types as normal
-H- typed into chrome browser address bar via hard keyboard brings up -Chrome://history- But now also on the onscreen keyboard Ctrl is Highlighted.
I click on the onscreen keyboard to deactivate the now highlighted Ctrl button and try again. Now things are different, as now both the onscreen keyboard and the hard keyboard both bring up ?Chrome://history- when -H- is typed ( Shift is not depressed )

This seems to randomly cycle one min onscreen keyboard works fine, next the keyboard works fine or they either work or none of the work rendering the computer useless.

I cant help feel it?s a software issue but im no pro and I don?t have an additional external keyboard to try but as the onscreen and hard keyboard work ok for a while sometimes I assume something is up and that?s what brought me here.

Hopefully this is clear enough to be understood and to help others who may have the same issue.

Thank you so much for your time.

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hi there,

would really appreciate some help as am out of ideas. in summary:

- spilled coffee on my old keyboard (generic hid compliant, usb) so some keys not working
- bought a new keyboard (generic hid compliant, usb)
- new keyboard recognized but cannot type. works fine on other pcs
- old keyboard works and types fine (except for some keys due to coffee spill)
- installed uninstalled drivers and keyboard, no joy
- in bios, usb keyboard enabled, detected for both, legacy option enabled
- ran restore previous config that worked, no joy
- reverted to old registry backup, no joy
- deactivated firewall HIPS, no joy
- tested all usb ports, working fine
- tested new mouse, generic hid compliant, usb; worked fine

can i request some help or advice? am running an intel 2ghz dual cpu with windows xp 2002 sp3 with 1gb ram.

thanks in advance
 

A:New keyboard not typing, old keyboard working

Since you've only tried one new keyboard, it cannot be ruled out that you had the bad luck to get a faulty one.
 

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New keyboard not typing, old keyboard working

hi there,

would really appreciate some help as am out of ideas. in summary:

- spilled coffee on my old keyboard (generic hid compliant, usb) so some keys not working
- bought a new keyboard (generic hid compliant, usb)
- new keyboard recognized but cannot type. works fine on other pcs
- old keyboard works and types fine (except for some keys due to coffee spill)
- installed, upgraded, uninstalled ALL drivers and keyboard, no joy
- in bios, usb keyboard enabled, detected for both, legacy option enabled
- ran restore previous config that worked, no joy
- reverted to old registry backup, no joy
- deactivated firewall HIPS, no joy
- tested all usb ports, working fine
- tested new mouse, generic hid compliant, usb; worked fine
- tried a ps2 adaptor, some keys responsive after prolonged press but all accessibility options turned off
- ps2 ports working, tested with mouse only
- old keyboard works on other PCS also
can i request some help or advice? am running an intel 2ghz dual cpu with windows xp 2002 sp3 with 1gb ram.

thanks in advance
 

A:New keyboard not typing, old keyboard working

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Hey guys! I have got a weird problem with my laptop! when i am typing on keyboard, and i press certain keys, it is not typing what it should. I checked the keyboard configuration, it is on US standard, it is not British English or something else, I read somewhere that it can happen because of BIOS, so I updated it.
thanks

A:Keyboard typing not what it should

as you are using a laptop have you tried the manufacturers website for a keyboard driver?

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Hi
 
I got a laptop One K56-3N2 (Clevo P157SM) and it's keyboard keeps typing "\" without me pressing it. I tried cleaning the key but the problem persisted. I tried turning the "\"-key off / remapping it with an aplication and it did work in a way. I could remap the "\"-key to do something else, like to be a left arrow, and when i press it did work like a left arrow but it still wouldn't stop typing "\" without me pressing it. 

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my colleague at work uses a Dell Inspiron 1501, 512mb ddr2-4300, AMD mobile turion 64 2.0ghz running windows xp sp2, which i just updated to sp3
We have just reinstalled windows xp, as it was full of rubbish and we wanted to improve the speed of it
before i reinstalled, i noticed that on my computer properties, it said that the cpu was running at 797mhz, however at times it does go back up to 2.0ghz.
It still does this after the reinstall.
The main issue is that there is almost constant keyboard lag, each letter will take a few seconds delay before it is on the screen.
I have tried everything i know, has anyone else had this problem before??
Could it be anything to do with the cpu freq issue? or ram?
any help is greatly appreciated

A:keyboard/typing lag

If you've only got 512meg of ram for XP, then you only have HALF enough.
Dell is famous for NOT installing enough ram for the installed OS.

That computer will run MUCH better with a full gigabyte and even better yet with TWO.

When the keyboard is lagging it means that the CPU is too busy to service the keyboard. The keyboard has a very low priority.

Without enough ram, your OS is living off of the hard drive. That's over a thousand times slower than the ram it should be using.

Then if you've loaded some heavy duty, resource hog, like Norton, all bets are off for getting any kind of performance out of that underpowered system.

You could also have services that you don't need and background programs that you don't need....running all the time and just sucking up system resources.

Get more Ram.

Shadow

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Hey gang, maybe someone out there can help me with this?

Every now and then, for some unknown reason, my keyboard gets a mind of it's own and begins typing letters I didn't strike.

It only happens when I'm already typing, like I'll be writing something and suddenly my word will turn into "week444444444444."

For some odd reason, a group of numbers just show up sometimes, inserting themselves into words I'm typing.

I'm wondering if it's because I currently use a device to share a keyboard and mouse between two computers. Maybe once I unhook that device, things will work normally. Though I'm not having that problem on the other computer sharing the keyboard, so that might not be it.

I dunno, it's mighty confusing. I can live with it, though if there's a way to fix it, I'd certainly love to give it a shot.

Anyone out there got any suggestions? I'd sure appreciate them!

Cheers,

Snaithbert
 

A:Keyboard Typing On It's Own?! Very Odd

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Whenever I type on my Logitech G510, it doesn't type any characters but when I press "f" it'll bring up recent searches and responds, I'll edit as soon as I'm able to test the keyboard on a different computer, do any of you have any Ideas? When I go into device manager it shows that the device is responding correcting and is not reporting any issues.
EDIT: The keyboard is functioning on another computer.
 

A:Keyboard isn't typing

Restart your computer. You have a stick key problem. I forgot what exactly it is called and how to cure it without restarting since I had this issue, but it was a while ago.
 

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Hello all;
 
recently, my ASUS laptop keyboard has been acting really erratic. Some examples are that every time I press a key, it types a different key or another key along with it, some keys simply don't work at all, and some keys just initiate some kind of massive sequence of autotyping a single character or random characters.
 
At first, I thought something must be wrong with the physical keyboard itself, but the day after I noticed the issue (which is actually today), I discovered some functions of my internet browsers aren't working probably either and not only because of the unknown keystrokes. Some of the website certificates I visited suddenly weren't trusted.
 
To go along with that, the touch pad I use to navigate and click on items tends to go in and out, but the actual two mouse buttons work fine. Another strange quirk when I opened notepad was that somehow the auto-key strokes started typing my computer's date and time!
 
I have run the latest MalwareBytes anti-malware with a full-scan and did remove some malicious objects, but the problem still remains. Could I have a virus/key-logger? Can anyone help?
 
Thanks for any assistance

A:Keyboard typing on its own

Have you tried using another keyboard?
What model Asus is it?
 
The certificate problem could be the computer clock is off which usually means a bad CMOS battery.
 
EDIT:  Any chance some liquid could of been spilled on it?

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So I decided to clean my usb keyboard so I opened it with some screw drivers, little did I kow the re-assembly would be so difficut. There where these little plastic pieces for each key but they where loosly placed on some plastic sheets. I did my best at placing everything and pluged it in.

It won't type now. First time it wasn't typing but then I did something, and it typed again but a couple keys where not, so I reopened, placed and tried again. Now it's not typing at all. I'm on the on-screen kb and when I press num lock and caps lock the little green lights do turn on the usb keyboard.

I've tried uninstallng and reinstalling the drivers many times but it doesnt work. Also, for some reason, 2 HID KB devices appear, and it keeps installing one of them when scanning for plug n play devices, even when it's not plugged in.

So help please, thanks!
 

A:USB keyboard not typing

Did you buy a new keyboard to replace the broken one?
 

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Started a few days ago and has gotten progressively worse. Keyboard keeps typing stuff, not actual words just stuff like ?&!!!!!$ or the back button etc. Sometimes it's gone for a few hours and then it comes back even worse. I ran AVG which found nothing, Malwarebytes which found 4 infected files and deleted them, and Search and Destroy which deleted what it found. And yet, the problem persists.

I don't have access to the original Windows CD so I'm unable to reboot.

I would greatly appreciate any suggestions as I am way out of my element here.



DDS (Ver_10-10-21.02) - NTFS_AMD64
Run by Amy at 10:05:22.35 on 25/10/2010
Internet Explorer: 8.0.7600.16385
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 6.1.7600.0.1252.353.1033.18.2939.1440 [GMT 1:00]

SP: Spybot - Search and Destroy *enabled* (Updated) {ED588FAF-1B8F-43B4-ACA8-8E3C85DADBE9}

============== Running Processes ===============

C:\Windows\system32\wininit.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\AVG\AVG9\avgchsva.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\AVG\AVG9\avgrsa.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\AVG\AVG9\avgcsrva.exe
C:\Windows\system32\lsm.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k RPCSS
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalSystemNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalService
C:\Program Files\Realtek\Audio\HDA\RtkAudioService64.exe
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A:Keyboard Typing On It's Own

Bump, please.

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Mod Edit:  Split from http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/498565/typing-stops-randomly/ - Hamluis.
 
 
I'm having the exact same thing on my Dell laptop. Are there any answers? The Dell has a Touch-pad disable button on top row to left of 'Insert' key.

A:Keyboard/Typing Issues

I'm having the exact same thing on my Dell laptop. Are there any answers?
 
1) Please don't bump old posts. If you have a problem, start your own thread. Help will come faster that way usually.
2) This is almost always caused by the fact that the user of the laptop accidentally hits their trackpad with their wrist while typing, causing the cursor to move and click someone else, losing focus of the text box they were typing in. Some laptops are more prone to this due to their design.
 
The solution is:
 
1) Be more careful and don't hit the trackpad.
2) Use a mouse and disable the trackpad.
3) Disable trackpad's tap-to-click feature (if possible).

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in the desktop ie and the url bar of the metro ie the keyboard numbers row doesn't work, every key in that row just repeatedly types the most recently pressed key that isn't in that row. I can type numbers with the number pad on the side of the keyboard but not symbols like @,#,$ and the rest. sometimes I write something into another program and copy and paste, but some websites don't let you do that. so how do you get the numbers row on the keyboard to work?

A:keyboard numbers row not typing in ie

Just taking a wild stab in the dark here as I don't use IE but have you checked your keyboard settings on the bottom of your screen (that ENG button on the lower right on the Task Bar)? Mine got mysteriously changed to French Canada the other day and I couldn't use my number row.

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Seems like the best spot for this problem, Trying to help a friend out but this is all the information I have ATM

What can cause this:

When you type a letter or number the adjacent key also shows up. For example press the q and the w shows too...

Only talked to him once and not sure if it's a laptop or a Desktop Just wondering if anyone know off of the top of their head.
 

A:Keyboard Typing Problems

Hi,
Might be a bit basic but does the keyboard need a clean? Are the keys sticky 'cos something's been spilled on it?
 

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A friend had a malware / virus attack in Chrome. It was a beeping warning that Windows Defender had error 0x80060402. She used the Task Manager to shut down Chrome and then shut off her laptop. When she tried to turn it on again nothing happened, it would not turn on. I now have the laptop, a Lenovo G580. I managed to get it started by removing all power, AC adapter, Battery and CMOS battery. I got to the Win 10 logon screen to enter her password, but no matter what key I press, it only types the number 6 in the password field. I have restarted many times with the same result. If I power down the laptop, it will not start again until I remove all power and the CMOS battery. It will then start up again, after reinstalling CMOS battery and connecting AC power. If I just restart, it will start again. I can not get into the BIOS. The time and date on the lock screen a wrong, but no way to get into the BIOS to change. I removed the hard drive and tried to boot with a boot CD, no luck there either.
I am hoping that the all powerful computer gurus on here can help.

Don

A:Keyboard only typing the number 6

For the moment, my first thought is to try an external KB on it ... Then try booting and BIOS hotkeys, and go from there.

I'd also be sure of a BIOS reset by removing AC, batt and BIOS Batt, then holding power down on it for 30 sec (count it out).
(This works on my HP, may or may not work for the Lenovo, but worth a shot)

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