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Q: Thinkpad keyboard malfunction

I have a Lenovo Thinkpad
Model : E431 (Edge Series) Number: 62774UQ
(3rd Gen Ci5/ 4GB/ 500GB 7200rpm HDD/ Windows 10)

I purchase this in 2013. It has been used moderately over the first 2/ 2 1/2 years
The laptop was idle for the past 6 months.
After I recharged the laptop, I noticed that some keys began to malfunction. So I installed Windows 10 (Windows 7 previously). However the problem persisted.
The shift key seems to be pressed as per its own wish and the sticky keys notifications comes up on its own. The Enter key sometimes works, sometimes it doesn't, sometimes on its own. The backspace key also does not function sometimes.
I then opened up the laptop and removed the keyboard from the laptop and then replugged it back in hoping it would make a difference, but it didn't.
The touchpad also become unresponsive sometimes and I have to press the Windows key twice to make it work again.
What could be the source of the problem? Is it the keyboard or is it the motherboard to blame? Kindly provide a solution.

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I bought this IBM thinkpad R32 three years ago. It was working well. A year ago, I replaced the original 30G hard drive with 80G one. one of the two usb hub was broken for more than one year. Also a year ago, the power button sometimes didn't work well. Sometimes, I needed to press the power button many times to start the laptop. Two months ago, when the laptop was running, it just died with the following message
*** Hardware Malfunction
Call your hardware vendor for support
*** The system has halted ***
NMI: Channel Check / IOCHK

After that, this problem always appeared when the latop run for several minutes to several hours. First, I thought it was a virus, but I didn't find any virus using notron antivirus and lavasoft ad-aware and I also updated my bios to the newest version. Now the problem got worse, sometimes I cannot boot my laptop. Sometimes when I press the power button, it stopped at the first screen "Press F1 to enter BIOS setup", sometimes it stopped when window is booting up. I changed the BIOS backup battery and the problem persists. Can somebody please help me find out what the problem is. I am sure my hard drive is working fine because I can use it as a removable hard drive.

Thanks a lot

By the way, I also used the pc doc for windows to diagonise my laptop and everything is fine.
Thanks
 

A:IBM Thinkpad R32 Hardware Malfunction help

Today when I played dvd movies, the keyboard died, but the movie still plays. Then I used usb mouse to restart the laptop. I really don't know where to start to find out the problem.
Please help
 

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Hi, I have a problem with my display on my Lenovo Thinkpad L560. The screen is flickering and it keeps displaying a document that was opened when the flickering started (see video).The screen flickering does not occur on an external display.  Things i have tried so far:- Updating GPU drivers.- Updating Windows.- Updating other drivers and BIOS through the Lenovo Vantage application.- Shutting the laptop down and removing the battery.- Resetting windows to a previous version. All of the above things did not work. Can somebody help me? Kind regards, Hugo Video:https://youtu.be/7gj4tNHBFNQ Image:  

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I seem to have a problem with my keyboard. When i type anything it mixes it up. For eample when i press z it says z1q. I tried several things but nothing seemed to fix the issue.

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Hi everyone, I am stuck with an issue and would like your advice.
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I have a friends Toshiba laptop and whilst downloading/viewing or doing something else he wont admit too, he managed to run something that has altered his keyboard functions.
IE.. if he presses 'p' he gets '/p'.. if he presses 'w' he gets \w.. if he.. goes on for about a dozen keys.

Thought a substance is interfering (sticking the keys), but the keys pressed are not only apart from each other they are also combinationkeys.. e.g. z= 'ctrl+a' then z

I tried...
* Antivirus scan (norton) (nothing)
* Anti malware scan (malware bytes) (nothing)
* Anti spyware scan (spybot) (nothing)
* Uninstall then reinstall Keyboard (fail)
* Change keyboard layout from US to random others (fail)
* Recover to "out of box" (fail)
(I figured the registry would be instance specific and not persist through the "Recover to 'Out of Box'" reset.)
* The 'error' continues into the bios. I just accessed and began creating password and the letters type incorrectly there as well..
Hardware issue?
Now I think I should try reinstall separately downloaded chipset drivers bios etc...

I now thought 'Hardware Issue' except I used a keyboard layout creator and custom made a simple layout following the US keyboard standard and all the keys work just as they should. Open the US layout and back to duD :s
Note: External keyboard works fine so I thi... Read more

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2 alphabets on a single keystroke....like when I strike "R", "RO" appears on screen and like "." comes with "v", "4" with "9"....how to fix???..Need help...
 

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Hi, My keyboard is malfunctioning. Sometimes it's just the numbers but other times it is the whole keyboard. I can't log on or use it at all.  Any thoughts on what I can do to fix this? I have attempted a hard re-start and refresh but with no success. The chromebook is out of warrenty. Many Thanks, Alice

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We are experiencing massive amounts of failures within the keyboards of refurbished chromebooks.Out of roughly 300 units we have had failures of about 50 within 6 months.  typically it is the (8) (i) (k) (.) keys that fail.currently we are having to purchase replacement keyboards at 80$ apiece from the HP parts store. Are we the only ones experiencing these kinds of issues? I would think that if 20% of units are failing so quickly that HP might have a bad refurbisher or need to recall these units?

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Hi, Have you tried using an external keyboard  and is the laptop up-to-date?Is this happening on more than one Laptop?What OS is the laptop on?What is the model of the Laptop?

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hi everyone im having a problem with my keyboard i started my computer and when i started typing my password it wasn't working so when i pressed the backspace button it was gettin counted as characters in the password box...

eventually it let me put my password in and everything loaded fine and when i clicked on firefox it opened up fine but when i try to type in the address bar and i press w as im trying to type www. it closes the browser so i reopen it and try it again...same thing also i notice that when i open folders they keep opening in new folder windows which is not how it was last night when i went to sleep

so i think it might go a little further then my keyboard but that is where i noticed the problem started i have no idea what it could be or how to fix it..

have any of you ever had a similar problem ???

i have a compaq SR5030NX desktop running windows vista

all answers appreciated thanks.

A:keyboard malfunction

Looks like you have the Fn key enabled. Try pressing it (if you can find it) and see how it goes.

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Hi!
I recently installed Windows XP SP2 on my HCL EC2 Desktop PC.
After install I was installing programs and loaded Kaspersky Antivirus. During these installs..I noticed that my keyboard was malfunctioning.
Whenever I Press the comma , key AND if a folder window is open, then by pressing the comma key it switches to the folder window instead of pressing the comma key.

Then later I installed Service Pack 3 on my system, and then my windows was back to normal. Then there was no problem with the keyboard until today. Today my computer crashed and I had to take a force restart due to some updating Kaspersky was doing.

After restart, I had firefox and a folder window and a notepad txt window open. I pressed comma and it switched to the folder windows instead of giving me a comma in firefox. I closed the folder window, and thus can now type the comma... ,

Please can someone help me in how can I fix this error?

Thanks.

My HIJACKTHIS log file is :
Code:
Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 1:34:31 PM, on 6/18/2010
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP3 (6.00.2900.5512)
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
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A:Keyboard Malfunction

Problem Solved.

I've bought a new DELL Inspiron PC. Thanks anyways.
 

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Hi, my son has a Compaq presarion comp, that developed a perculiar habit three weeks ago. When you want to bring up Task Monitor with the ctrl+alt+del keys you can't use the usual ones as I or most others do. You have to press the Alt Gr key + the right hand ctrl key and the del key above the cursor keys. It did work as normal up to 3 weeks ago. Thelanguage selection is still correct English British in control panel as are all other settings. Would be greatful if anyone has a clew what has screwed up, because I'm stumped, Yours STUMPED in uk
 

A:Keyboard malfunction

To to bring up the Task Manager... Try the Ctrl+ Shift+ Esc Keys.
DS
 

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hello everyone
i am new to TSG and wanted help regarding my keyboard
my specs are

intel q6600 2.4 ghz @ 3.0 ghz
2 gb ddr2 ram
asus p5n-mx mobo
geforce 8400 se 512 mb
logitech ultra flat keyboard
logitech optical mouse
windows vista 32 edition

recently after cleaning my keyboard i felt that a bit of water slipped in so i hairdryed it kept it overnight and connected it on my pc . i noticed that some of my keys were malfunctioning like when i tapped "a" it appeared "as" and
s - as
z - zx
x - zx
q - qw
w - qw

please help me i'm in great need of help as i cant buy another keyboard
i have tried reinstalling drivers from device manager
also should i upgrade my any of pc components to make it perform better in crysis warhead
 

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My new computer is having keyboard issues. When I leave the house for long periods of time I power down my terminal strip. When I return and power up and boot I have no keyboard. I then have to power down, unplug the keyboard, power up, power down, plug in the keyboard, power up, and then it's fine. I have a generic pc with an MSI K7N2 mobo, XP home, AMD Athlon XP2900 400FSB. The mouse was doing the same thing until I dumped the PS2 adapter and went in a USB port. Any thoughts. I'm getting ready to try another mobo. The keyboard is from my old Compaq Presario.
 

A:Keyboard Malfunction

why don't you try a real ps2 mouse?
 

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hi i have been using my windows xp home edition on emachines 220 for 3 years now ive just recently had a error saying theirs a malfunction on a usb device thats effecting my keyboard and mouse. i tried turning my computer of by mains a number of times to fix the problem. but now i cant get the pc to start at all now. can you please help .
 

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I am hoping someone can help me. I am struggling with old technology here. Am trying to fix up an old P3 500mhz for my 3year old son as he is constantly on our home pc and has a habit of going into system files as well. Hazardous!!!!

The P3 is responding every pheriperal tested seperately on my new dualcore pc and it works. The Hdd works, had to cap limit it to run in the P3, the keyboard works, everything. But as soon as I plug in the keyboard on the P3 it works in bios but stops as soon as Win Xp starts with the installation process. Have plugged in my own keyboard on USB and ps2 mode and it all just stops working as soon as Windows installation starts running.

What to do? Any suggestions? Am desparate. Please

A:Keyboard Malfunction

Boot into Setup (Bios) and look for USB Legacy and/or PS/2 or some such and make sure it is Enabled

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My keyboard is acting strangely. A couple of the letter keys are malfunctioning. For example: both the e and r will skip when using my word processor. The r will also change the paragraph writing alignment from justify to center or left. While in the web, the e will skip and then open up the search window while the r will skip and close the web page. This is all odd and very aggravating. I have also changed keyboards twice, and all contained the same problem. Any answers would be helpful. Thanks.
 

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I've looked around everywhere, and finally decided to try here.

My desktop's keyboard is broken at the moment, most likely from being plugged and unplugged so often. I plugged it in yesterday, the Caps, Num, and Scroll lock lights flashed once then went out. After this it usually works, but lately it has been deactivating itself when plugged in. I usually plug and unplug several times, and it starts working, but no dice this time. I've literyall plugged/unplugged the accursed thing 50 times recently. There are no prongs missing from the plug, nothing in the outlet (vacuumed the dust over the computer yesterday, went over the plug also, but still no go.)...

Asked my friend, he reccomended just buying a new keyboard, but I'm trying to save money. Also, if the new keyboard din't work, then I'd have to get the desktop fixed up. (never trusted warranties.)

Please reply soon, I am going to wipe the computer with the Windows disk soon, and I don't want to lose my files (249 track music collection, 2 gigabyte photo collection, etc)

Running an Emachine Model T3265 i it maters. Using the keyboard that came with it.

-Blackjack
 

A:Keyboard Malfunction

Try cleaning around the pins in the plug with a cotton swab sprayed with WD-40 or a good contact cleaner. This worked for me when the same thing happend to me.

John
 

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My keyboard on my alienware 17 R2 is seriously malfunctioning. I have a wireless one that works great but my laptop one is still active and starts punching keys all on its own. How can I completely disable the laptops keyboard? I can't find the driver to uninstall/disable it.

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recently bought IBM usb keyboard (with 2 onboard usb ports). plugged for first time and was fine.

restarted PC thge next day, and got error message saying a USB device was malfunctioning. unplugged and replugged all usb hardware- the malf. device was the keyboard. tried restating pc again- KB was now dead.

not only that- the keyboard entry was now missing from the list in device manager. tried plugging in my old usb keyboard and that would not be recognised either.

cant do a repair from windows CD as cant type the serial key! KB doesn't work if restarting and trying to get into bios either. PC has a ABIT motherboard with all USB ports so can't even plug in a PS2 kbd!

any ideas?
 

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Hello, my laptops keyboard has stopped working properly. 'U' now types 4, 'I' 5, 'J' 1, 'K' 2, 'L' 3, 'M' 0 etc. The only buttons effected by this are the ones with numbers on the letter, so not e, r, t etc.

Any help would be appreciated!
 

A:Keyboard Malfunction

Find a button with "Num Lock" written on it, push that button while holding down the "Fn" or "Function" on it. This should stop the behaviour.

E: there could also be a dedicated button for the num lock, if so, just press that.
 

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I have a Gateway NE56R10u running windows 7 and the keyboard doesn?t work. Every key produces no response on the laptop. Did I accidentally lock the keyboard, and if so, how do I unlock it. I will be getting a new laptop soon and don?t want to spend money on this one, but I know some people who could use an old laptop to do some mundane work. Any ideas?
Thank You
 

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Okay so i was browsing on chrome when suddenly i noticed my words were in upper case without me turning on the caps lock then i saw that some keys like the *s* became *ws*.. and some other keys.. wanted to restart my laptop and the ctrl al del didnt work. Went to look at my keyboard settings everything seemed fine. My language options input all fine ! Ive been searching for the cause and fix but nothing. I refreshed it. I reisntalled it my win8.1. Same problem. Im considered this might be a hardware problem. The laptop isnt even 1 year old. I clean it so the keyboard is clean never spilled anything on it never had the pc overheat. I actually barelly use it. Please someone help.
 

A:Keyboard malfunction

Definitely sounds like a physical keyboard issue. Since you say the laptop is less than a year old I'd be contacting the manufacturer as self repairs will void the warranty and if it's a known issue it may even be covered by the warranty.
 

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HP keyboard, HP Computer, windows x64, keyboard stops working sporadically, what's up.

A:Keyboard malfunction

Wired or wireless? How old is it?

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Hi:) I'm having a problem with my keyboard. The keys are switched and spacebar types zero when pressed.
I scanned my PC with dozens of spyware, malware and antivirus software but nothing.
One guy told me to make HiJackThis scan and put the log on this forum,so there it is.
I would aprecciate any kind of help
Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 4:01:22 AM, on 9/22/2011
Platform: Windows 7 SP1 (WinNT 6.00.3505)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.7601.17514)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files (x86)\BitTorrent\BitTorrent.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\MagicDisc\MagicDisc.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Adobe\Acrobat 8.0\Acrobat\acrotray.exe
C:\Program Files\AVAST Software\Avast\AvastUI.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Firefox\plugin-container.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Trend Micro\HiJackThis\HiJackThis.exe
C:\Windows\SysWOW64\DllHost.exe

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R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Search_URL = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896
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JA little over 1 year old. Nothing but problems so far with wireless adapter constantly malfunctioning. We've been just dealing with it through frequent restarts. However, about a month ago the keyboard started going nuts. Example: \pmjhx\\pmjhx\pmjhx\pmjhx\pmjhx\pmjhx That is from typing a "down arrow" and a "backspace." Sometimes half the keys will do this, and sometimes its only one or two. sometimes the keyboard will just start typing an endless string of these and the only way to stop it is to take the batteries out. Would like to avoid purchasing another keyboard if possible. Any idea whats happening here? We've tried new batteries and key removal with cleaning.

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I will use my keyboard, eventually the keyboard will not work. For instance I will press the h key and the find window will appear. You know if you press CTRL-f you can search for text or find text. Other keys will also open other commands I am not familiar with. After I reboot my computer, everything works fine. However it starts all over after a time of using the keyboard. Does anyone have a idea of what is wrong with my computer?

A:Keyboard Malfunction

Hi Joeytech, welcome to TSF


Have you tried another keyboard? thats what i would try first.

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Hello,

Yesterday when I woke up my USB mouse and USB keyboard were randomly not working. I restarted afew times wondering what was up, and after all that it worked. I spoke with a friend abit about the problem and we figued it was probly my keyboard dying and conflicting with the mouse. Well last night I passed out to a movie and woke up to it "lagging". I got out of bed to turn off the movie and noticed a bubble in the lower right hand of my screen saying my USB devices are malfunctioning and have been disabled.

Both my mouse and keyboard work perfectly fine on my laptop. Also when plugging in other USB devices into the USB ports that my mouse and keyboard were plugged into, they all work fine. It as if the drivers for my mouse and keyboard are randomly not working. Problem being is... I can't log into my PC. I am incapable of using my mouse and keyboard and naturally incapable of putting in my login password amungst other things. I am going to try and hit Wallyworld (Wal-Mart) to pick up an old PS/2 Mouse and Keyboard and see if I can get them to work to log in.

Any help or any advice as to how I can get around this would be great. My mouse has the DPI wheel that "Color's" to represent which DPI setting you are on. The mouse recieves power as it lights up but once windows starts to run it stops. I am also incapable of trying to start up in safe-mode as the keyboard just wont work!

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A:USB Keyboard and Mouse Malfunction Help!

I just wanted to give an update, I found an old PS/2 keyboard and it works on my computer. I am now on my computer but navigating around the web etc with my keyboard is a real pain.

I went to my device manager and I did not see anything not working so I have no idea what is wrong.

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Successfully replaced a cracked screen.   Then experienced 3-blink code (white) at power cord insertion point, while on battery.  When plugged into power cord, 3-blink code disappeared permanently.  But, now keyboard is only partially working.  The keys ,{3, 4, 5, e, r, t, d, f, g, c, v, b} no longer work at all.  Have removed and re-inserted keyboard cable.   Have uninstalled and reinstalled keyboard drivers.   External USB keyboard works perfectly.  Please advise on options to correct laptop keyboard problem.

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Hello all, The keyboard for my T430 ThinkPad has been acting up. It's really my own fault, because I spilt water on it. However, it was only on the magnitude of a tablespoon's worth, and I'm aware that the keyboard has a drain underneath to help prevent the kind of issues I'm experiencing. Basically, the issue does not occur in any sort of regularity. Sometimes the light on the Fn key turns on  for no reason, sometimes my mouse freezes up or glitches around the screen, sometimes the number keys do nothing, sometimes none of the keys do anything. The only consistentcy is that the spacebar never works, but sometimes if I'm browsing the web hitting the spacebar will act as a backspace. The left alt key also now dims my screen whenever I hit it, which doesn't make sense to me. As I said, I'm sure this has to do with the fact I got a bit of water in the keyboard and that's entirely my fault, but I'm dissapointed that such a minor spill has basically ruined my keyboard even with the drain underneath. I guess I'm just holding out hope that maybe something in the menus got messed up...

A:T430 Keyboard malfunction

Sorry, it's actually a T460. Not that that makes much of a difference...

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hello my nextdoor naighbor asked me for some help on ther laptop. They said there laptop was working fine and all of a sudden the right side of the keyboard stopped working. From delete, P, L,M,J,H and what ever else, everything else works. Whats going on?? does anyone know a fix for this??
 

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Hello! my notebook hp255g3 has a malfunction on the keyboard, the first i bought had the same malfunction, i change it because of the guarantee but the new one has the same malfunction.the malfunction is on the keyboard: when i digit fast and press button "E" or "L" or other combination the keyboard does not obey and give different results as: move the cursor to another line. It is possibile to fix that malfunction?thank youCiaoNicola

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Ok, here's the thing, I was on my computer last night chatting on facebook. I then went downstairs for a couple of minutes, and then returned. But for some reason my keyboard didn't work. I tried disconnecting it from its USB-port, and reconnecting it into another one, but didn't work. I went to the device-manager and deleted the keyboard-drivers and rebooted the whole thing, still the same problem.


What really confuse me is that no buttons work except the media-related keys!
They work as they always have, but the rest of the keys don't..

I'd appreciate help, thanks in advance!

(I tried connecting different keyboards to see if mine was broken in the first place, same problem on all of them.)

A:[SOLVED] Odd malfunction with keyboard.

Uninstall USB Root Hubs and re-boot.

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You know how you hold down the "down" key and it scrolls down on a page? mine just suddenly quit doing that.. i held down "down" key and it only scrolls like 1cm (you know what i mean).. and as i was typing, it would miss out letters if i were to type"qwertyuiop" normally, it would type "qwtyp".. something like that.. did a restart and problem was gone.. why did that happen and how can i prevent it? or is it time to do a refund / return/ exchange? this is the 1st time it happened.. thanks
LAPTOP: HP PROBOOK 4530s

A:Laptop keyboard malfunction! Help!

Sounds like you just hit a key combonation inadvertently while typing which caused the problem. That's the problem with laptops, some keys do double and triple duty because of being so compact. To verify issue you can contact HP and see what they say and make sure everything is as it should be.

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Hi there. I'm having a VERY major issue with my keyboard. I cannot type properly, as you can probably tell from this text =(

Pressing space gives me a space and a lowercase e, I cannot make certain capitals with my left shift key, I cannot alt-tab along with a variaty of other things. =(

Help me please!
 

A:Major Keyboard malfunction

Have you tried a different keyboard?

Did you check the connection to make sure it didn't come partially loose?
 

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I have a dell Inspiron e1505 laptop that I got from one of my clients. When I type a letter more then one letters comes up. Also when I use the mouse the right and left click they do not work but the touch pad does. I plugged in my external keyboard and mouse everything is normal. Is there anyway of fixing this? I have already replace the keyboard but the did not solve anything.

Thanks

Brian
 

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I seem to have an impossible problem with my XPS M1530 Laptop... I've been searching for well over month and a half trying to fix my mysterious keyboard problems...

I am currently using an external keyboard, but here is what happens when I type things ( left is what it should be & to the right is what appears.):
r= urwqe
4= 3
t= []

And those are only a few keys...

I restarted my laptop, did a system restore, and ran Malwarebyte's Anti-Malware, CCleaner, and Hijack This. I've tried screwing around with the language settings and even tried to update my drivers but to no avail I'm in desperate need for help because I need it for school and I can't keep staying in the library to use the computer.

Here is my Hijack This Log as of 1135 hours on 02-25-10 :

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 11:25:22 AM, on 2/25/2010
Platform: Windows Vista (WinNT 6.00.1904)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16386)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Windows\system32\Dwm.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MSASCui.exe
C:\Program Files\SigmaTel\C-Major Audio\WDM\sttray.exe
C:\Program Files\Fingerprint Reader Suite\psqltray.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Java\Java Update\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\DellTPad\Apoint.exe
C:\Windows\OEM02Mon.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\InstallShield\UpdateService\issch.exe
C:\Users\28\AppData\Local\Google\Update\GoogleUpdate.exe
C:\Program Files\Dell\Dell WUSB\WQ_Tray2.exe
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A:Keyboard Malfunction on XPS M1530Laptop

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When i try to type something, letter "b" is continuously pressed. I will need to press other keys to stop it. Sometimes it automatically press even i didn't press any key.When i Open a browser and type something in the URL that starts with letter "g" and type a second letter, the search bar automatically pop-up. The issue also reflects when im in Desktop. When i press "g" and type a second letter the search window in the window explorer pop-up. I tried uninstalling the keyboard driver from Device manager but it didn't work. It works fine when I connect an external USB Keyboard. Please help. Thanks.

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Computer was shut down for a couple days. After booting up, everything OK except character "L" doesn't work (all others work). I can make the L work if I hoLd down the shift key or the "windows" key. I thought it was a keyboard maLfunction, but a new keyboard has the same probLem. Seems to be a software (or driver?) issue.

W2K, Logitech (or BTC) keyboard.

Any ideas? Thanks-
Gary Dusenberry
 

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Hi,
Can someone assist me to turn on the keyboard backlight of dell aspiron 15 5000. I search all alternative keys to fix to it like holding fn then click f10. I also search for the mobility center but theres no icon for it. Even the fn + right cursor didnt repond. What will i do ? Appreciate your time and effort in helping me out.

A:Keyboard backlight malfunction

Please right click windows logo at the bottom of taskbar or type Windows Mobility Center Control Panel onto [Cortana] search box, see image below;

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For some reason my Logitech wireless keyboard is not applying the correct keystrokes in Outlook messages. Example the ? and / are not where they should be according to the keyboard. In Word and other applications it is fine. What's the fix?
 

A:Solved: Keyboard malfunction

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i have an acer aspire E1-531 laptop that is giving me problems.when ever i try to type anything it does not work well,it does not matter  which program is open it does  the same  thing even when i formatted  the harddrive and reinstalled windows, when i lets for instance type (g) on keyboard it triggers the calculate open,when i press © it triggers fonts tab its difficult working with the machine,sometimes when it is on and running media player i notice something on it,it behave as if  someone is pressing it while no one is.lastly the about six keys on the keyboard that not working at all.

A:laptop keyboard malfunction

Does it go the same thing if you plug in an external keyboard?

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I posted something similar a while ago, but after various experiments I have found no solution.

I have a Dell laptop (Win XP, desktop processor in laptop casing so potential heat problems), and it&#8217;s been fine on and off for three years, but recently the keyboard started malfunctioning. The symptoms are as follows:

a) The system works normally for a variable amount of time (c. 30-60 mins).

b) At this point, the keyboard stops functioning, except for the vowels, which appear with acute accents (, , , etc.). Using Ctrl+Alt+Del to launch Task Manager still seems to work as well. The non-functioning of keys extends to the Command Prompt.

c) This is accompanied by other Windows problems: double-clicking on desktop icons only launches their properties boxes; it becomes impossible to highlight text in MS Word or navigate between windows on the taskbar.

d) Sometimes, after a further period of time, not even the vowels produce a response, and pressing any key results in a system alert &#8216;ding&#8217; sound. Curiously, if the Command Prompt is launched at this point, all keys except the space bar work normally within it, but not in Windows.

e) Restarting the machine will usually relieve the problem for a short time, but it soon resurfaces.​I am not sure whether this is a hardware or a software problem. I suspect it might be the latter because the problem still occurs when I use either an external keyboard or the Windows on-screen keyboard, and I ha... Read more

A:Laptop keyboard malfunction

Try running the computer in safe mode and see if the problem occurs there after 60 minutes. If not then you probably have a software problem. Do you have the original load disk? A system reload may the the fastest way to fix this. You can restart in safe mode after you get the problem.
 

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Hi.
Recently, my keyboard seems to have a life itself. It all started when the CAPS LOCK light blinked sometimes from nothing... then it started to turn itself on and off whenever it wants. I suspected it was a malfunction from the keyboard, but my computer (Dell Inspiron 3540) only have a year and I do not use the CAPS key very often.
 
More recently, the left shift is not working with the keys 2, w, s and x. If I want to make an uppercase of those letters I have to press the right shift. Thats when I started to think it could be a malware or something like that, because those keys work just fine, but only if i'm not pressing the left shift key.
 
Strange thing is that everytime the computer starts, the CAPS key is turned on automaticaly. Also, when I try to type the password on my emails website, it says the CAPS key is on, even if it isnt. Ive got the same mensage from when I was registering to bleepingcomputer.com.
 
Ive run a complete scan with my old antivirus (McAfee), but it found nothing. Runned malwarebytes anti-malware, and it did find a PUP, but even after the exclusions, the problem persists. Ive also run a complete scan with Microsoft safety scanner and later with windows defender, and they did find some PUPs, but again, after the exclusions, the problem persists.
 
Last thing, my touchpad seemed to stop working when I disconnected my USB mouse... then even after ive reconnected the mouse, it wasnt working for sometime.
 
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A:Keyboard malfunction when using leftshift.

Sounds like a short. Has anything ever been spilled on the keyboard? Or the laptop in general?
 
EDIT: In case you haven't yet, check your Device Manager for any flags that drivers or hardware aren't working correctly.
 
A blinking CAPS light during boot is a warning that something hardware related is not working 100%. The blinks are supposed to coincide with POST codes, but I've yet to come across a situation where I had to know how many lights and so forth, so I'm not certain thats the issue.
 
The keys you mentioned are all in the same area of the keyboard, so I'm leaning pretty hard toward a hardware issue. I just replaced a keyboard in a laptop where the owner had spilled water on it...afterwards the keyboard would randomly start typing 't' or holding the Down arrow. So the Run command line would start going 'ttttttttttttttt....' until I pressed another key, or the Task Manager would constantly cycle downwards through the processes...get the picture?
 
It was so random that I suspected malware, it even happened when I connected a USB keyboard. But when I physically removed the laptop keyboard the problem disappeared. A replacement keyboard fixed the issue.
 
If you're up to it, you can experiment by removing the laptop keyboard (detaching the ribbon cable) and running the laptop off a USB keyboard. Same goes for the touchpad and mouse, but you'll likely have to do a bit more disassembly to the laptop.

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

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Hello everyone. I'm new to these forums, unlike this OS. I have a major keyboard malfunction and seeing google was of no help, I came here as a last resort. Forgive me if I make any mistakes regarding this post, I'm in a haste.

Today after a restart, my keyboard went to shit. Every key with letters opens up calc.exe. Arrow keys are unresponsive, including a select few. The ' key opens up My Computer and I'm getting REAL tired of Win 8's constant problems and the dire need of solving them, one after one.

I think before the restart, i used folder colorizers update function (not the first time), and it kept ****ing up somewhere saying "pls lemme close this cuz its in my way : >>" and then theres 3 options, abort, ignore, retry. after retry failed, i used ignore and boom goes explorer.exe. "welp, time to win+r = explorer.exe" and so i did. after a while i restarted for w/e reason. ENTER CALC.EXE

I am positive I am virus/malware free, for i have scanned 4 times with ESET Nod antivirus 8 and twice with malwarebytes.
I'm using a Lenovo g500. pls help.

​pls.

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Hello. Have recent problem with System 7 started on bootup. Mouse and keyboard would not work. Had been working fine before. Attempted in safe mode to repair drive. Received message nothing fixable every thing check our ok. Attempted to restore to previous restore point no change. Attempt to restore form image backup on second hard drive no change. Was able to log on to drive using the tab key so the drive is there and is operational. But can't do much with a tab key. I am running system 7 on a pentium 4 with 2gb ram and 1 tb hard drive. I have tried three different keyboards with no change in problem. I have checked the bios to see if mouse and keyboard is enable. It was
did indicate that "Hard disk pre-delay was disable." but I don't know what that means. Also indicated
"Disabled all IDE resources disabled," don't know what that me ans. The keyboard mouse functioned
ok before using the three keyboards I have none will work now. Hope someone can help.
 

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