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G500 - Keyboard only types vowels with accents

Q: G500 - Keyboard only types vowels with accents

I have a Lenovo G500 laptop and I have problem with my keyboard. Out of nowhere my keyboard does not type, the only thingies can type are vowels with accents. I checked to see if the Ctrl and both alt button are stuck but they aren't. I took the keys off to clean underneath just to be sure. I also plugged in a USB keyboard but that also does not type anything other than the accented vowels. Although some other buttons do work on the USB keyboard that don't on my laptop such as the arrows and the enter button on the far right. I tried twice doing a system restore but it failed to restore (currently trying a third time). Is there any solution to this? I'm currently unable to login and right now my laptop is completely useless.

Mod's Edit: System model added to front of Subject line to improve visibility / clarity.

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A: G500 - Keyboard only types vowels with accents

Hi urzu7, If you are still able to go inside Windows. Method 1:Press the Windows key + C to open your Charms..Select the Settings charm, and then click Change PC settings..Click Time and language, then select Region and language.On the right, select your language and the click Options.Click Add a keyboard and then select the keyboard you want from the list. This will add your selection to the Keyboards list. You can remove a keyboard by clicking on it then click RemoveAdd the keyboard with the corresponds to your country, then remove the wrong one.Method 2:On your desktop you will see your current language in the lower right corner beside the clock. Click on your current language and choose a keyboard layout, then remove the wrong one. If you are no longer able to go inside Windows. From your on-screen keyboard, tap or click on the small keyboard icon in the lower right corner, then select a keyboard layout. Hope this helps.

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The keyboard on my Samsung netbook with Win XP is only typing a e i o u (with an accent ) and a few special character keys.

The rest of the keys aren't working and the left mouse button is acting as the right button.

I've not got a USB keyboard to try.

I've got avira free anti-virus checker running but its not finding anything.


A:Solved: Keyboard only typing vowels a e i o u

You might get value from this thread on another forum:

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I have a Toshiba M45-S351 and the following keys do not work-

All F keys except F1
All vowels
lower keys

I tried to run the recovery disk for Windoes XP and I couldn't choose what to do because I can't type 1&2. Now when I reboot, it tries to boot off the disk and says "media failure: check cable". I took the keyboard out, unplugged the cable and put it back and I still can't use the above keys. I updated the driver to no avail.

Any help would be appreciated.


A:Keyboard vowels & other keys don't work

Sounds like you need to take your laptop to a professional.

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Hello all. Hopefully this is an easy and quick question to answer. I'm using an Inspiron 15, and don't know how to find or use accents when I type in French, Spanish or Italian. If anyone can help me with this I'd be extremely grateful. Thanks.

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I need to use French accents from time to time. Don't want to use a French keyboard. How can I program keys to replace regular characters with special characters?

A:need french accents on English keyboard in Vista Home Basic

Character map is here:
If you use Word or Open Office, look up "language settings" under help.

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In Keyboard 1234 - 7890 keys do not work . There are  windows 8 x64 operating system . came to this state after updating bios

A:G500 Keyboard problem

Hi AliKemalDemir,
Welcome to Lenovo Community!
I?m sorry to hear that some of the keyboard keys are not working as expected in your G500 Laptop after updating BIOS. Hence, I would suggest you to check by re-installing the Keyboard driver from the Device Manager and let me know the findings.
Hope to hear back soon
Best Regards

Shiva Kumar

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I recently started having keyboard problems and I'm not sure what the cause is. I know I installed the windows media center stuff to connect with my 360 and a recent vista patch too.

So here's my problem, each time I type ' it appears twice ''
same for " "" and ^ ^^ also ` `` and ~ ~~

it doesn't double . , ! ?

My keyboard as been set up as English (Canada) with the layout US international for ages, that way i can do ? and the other letters with accent without any problem.

Last week i decided to switch it to French (Canada) with the same layout and it seemed to have fixed the problem, but now it's back.

Haven't been able to find anything similar on google :(

Thanks for your help

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Hello!I have problem with laptop keyboard. X,T,Y,Caps Lock,Num Lock,Right Shift,Tab,F3 keys completely doesn't work and O,P,I,U work only if pressed hard and need to wait a little to repeat them for example if i press O it takes more time than usual to write OOOOO. There is not spilled any liquid on the keyboard ,neither the laptop is somehow damaged.Thanks in advice!

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From few months few keys (q w e r u i o p 9 - ) were not workingi pressed it hardi did system dignosticsi checked online official lenovo diagnosticsnothing worked but keys are working fine with on-screen keyboard. please help as i have to carry extra external keyboard , which makes non-sense . 

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This happened out of no where, again for me. When I press R it types ER, but the E key works fine. It?s been fixed before but I don?t know what I did last time. It could be crumbs but I?ve shaken my keyboard a lot and nothing works. Help?

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I got a new computer last week and from the beginning thought it was set up for US qwerty but seems to have been set up with dvorak.

I went into change keyboards and languages and changed and thought for whole computer (fixed at first for admin, but didn't work for passwords and general - but finally got them fixed with copy current settings) and then after 6 days in the middle of emailing someone from a general account it switched again and passwords, etc. - but said it was US and couldn't access other accounts and had to make all new accounts.

Any way of preventing this again and making sure it stays US? I don't know the keyboard for dvorak and this time it didn't even say it but looked like the same gibberish.

Thank you.

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Whenever I press the E or D keys on my keyboard, it prints out ED. This was very sudden, it happened in the middle of typing. I've never spilt anything on this keyboard, and it's only a few months old... I'm using a laptop as well with windows 10. If anyone could help that'd be greatly appreciated!

A:Pressing E or D on my keyboard Types ED?

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I updated the Bios, scanned and rescanned all things I could think of, and still get the ++++++ . If you delete it,it just comes back

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hi i dunno if anyone knows why or what i can do about it but when i press the @ key on my keyboard this appears " and when i press the " key this appears @, also when i shift press number 3 the pound sign will not come up instead i get this #



A:keyboard types wrong

Your regional settings on your keyboard have changed. Open Control Panel and go to the Regional and Language icon to change to your correct country settings.

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when i'm trying to fix some typos it types over instead pushing over to the right the letters that are on the right.

A:Sometimes my keyboard types over letters to the right

Often editors keep track of the overstrike/insert mode that was in effect when you edit a particular file. When you change it afterwards in a different program, the editor may set it back how it was last time you used the editor or even edited the current file. Usually there';s a different cursor depending on which mode is set. Are you getting overstrike when the insert cursor is showing? That would be strange for sure. I don't remember seeing anything like that. At least not for some time.

What editor or program are you using when you get this?

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A:When I type an "A"on the keyboard, it types "S".

I understand that you have keyboard issues with your laptop.Please try few steps recommended below.Open the notepad on your PC and type the letters and check if the issue persists in the notepad.If you have an external keyboard, Please try connecting and check if you have the same issue.Try uninstalling keyboard driver.Start Control Panel, click Hardware and Sound, and then click Device Manager.Expand keyboard right click and click uninstall.Restart your PC keyboard drivers should get installed automatically.Try disabling the scroll lock key if it is turned on.  **Click the White Thumbs Up Button on the right to say Thanks**Make it easier for other people to find solutions by marking a Reply 'Accept as Solution' if it solves your problem. Thank You,KNRKAlthough I am an HP employee, I am speaking for myself and not for HP 

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so when I press selected keys it types random letters and numbers too show ill re type this sentence

so ewnh enh ei epr ess es el ect ed ek eys eit etyp es eranhdom el ett ers eanhd enhumbg ers etoo esnhow eill er e etyp e etnhis es enhtanhc e

my comp details are: windows 10
os build: 14393.0
[email protected]
please help ive reset
re formatted
fn num loc
fn f1-12
uninstalled keyboard drives

A:keyboard types gibrish

I fixed it, turns out fn + caps lock is the go.

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When I start to type on my keyboard, the cursor jumps back and adds the new letters to a place in the previous text. Can anyone help? My laptop is Toshiba Satellite Pro running Windows 7

A:keyboard types erratically

Hi petergeorge welcome to TSF,

Are you sure you are not toughing the touch pad then you are typing that can cause that problem, maybe turn down the sensitivity of the touch pad.

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I'm not sure if this is the area of the forums to post this but, I have a problem with my laptop keyboard.

Sometimes when I press shift the buttons come out with wired letters.
Such as and E with an accent on it when I press shift and question mark.

Basically any symbols don't work. I try typing the @ sign and the number 3 will appear. I tried everything from function, alt, ctrl, shift and windows key + differnt combinations and nothing seems to work. The only way to make this stop is somehow to wait it out, or restart laptop.

Is there a way to stop this?

I am using vista Premium 64-bit.

A:Keyboard types wired letters

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My computer keyboard types numbers instead of letters when 'Num Lock' is on.  The Num Lock selection used to only affect the ten key calculator on the right, but now it also affects the alpha characters. How do I turn off the numbers on the alpha side of the keyboard?

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A few days ago my Sony TR3 XP SP1 portable began jumbling or mistyping characters entered from the keyboard. It does this in all text areas (Word, shortcut names, file names, messages, dialog forms, etc. The errors ae not random, for instance "5" is always substituted fo "i" - although I have not checked this from session to session. Any solutions or suggestions on how I can correct this problem, or how it might have befallen me would be helpful.
TIA, fallingrock.

A:Keyboard Types Wrong Characters

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Windows XP laptop. Some charachters work, others type nothing and the rest type the wrong charachters. I reinstalled the keyboard twice, through the control panel and through the device driver, rebooted it both times and ran checkdsk fom the command prompt and nothing changed. What else can I do?

A:Keyboard types wrong charachters

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Hi, I have quite an annoying problem with my keyboard AND my mouse, Sidewinder x6, x8. Basically, I first noticed it was happening while playing a game. The character started randomly shooting and moving on their own. You couldn't shoot with the keyboard nor move with the mouse so that's how I figured both are the problem. It has started to get worse now, and happens not just in the game. If I right click something the keyboard presses the delete button on its own and I get a confirm delete window although I did nothing. Also, I have noticed windows close on their own and drop down boxes change selections also on their own.

Now I have found in text windows for instance when I rename an icon, the name is always replaced with the letters "d" and about 2 seconds later "r". Then I can type and those letters get retyped again in about 10 seconds.

I figured it had to be a driver problem with the not so enjoyable intellitype and intellipoint software so I have uninstalled them both and I am just testing to see if the problem is still present. But this also removes my Macros which I use, so this isn't a solution.

Does anyone have any ideas?

A:Sidewinder keyboard and mouse types on their own.

Microsoft says it's compatible with 32- or 64-bit OS, and doesn't need extra software.

Windows 7 Compatibility for Microsoft Sidewinder X6 Keyboard: Microsoft. Drivers, Updates, Downloads

Plus, others having similar problems:

Sidewinder X6 having problems with some keys

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I am using iBall Keyboard.
I have issue with my keyword when ever I press any key on my keyboard a "++++++++++" keep on going without press it.

Even when ever I open chrome same thing happen even when I click start button same thing happen.

I am facing this issue since week. i had same issue previously but it was solved(don't know how) but now again it is giving error.

I think i am facing this issue after installing superantispyware.

Even when i click windows key my PC shutdown automatically.I have not configure any thing.

Even formatting and changing keyboard doesn't help.

A:Keyboard repeatedly types + sign

Try going to Ease Of Access in control panel and check the settings for the keyboard. Tweak with the configuration and see if the issue gets fixed.

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My logitech keyboard recently started typing into random search boxes "re12.5s". It'll open several searchboxes at a time, type things involving C+/\w and many more characters but I thought it was a virus. I saw a thread on here from a few years ago and found out people were having the exact same problem. Does anyone know how to fix it or what to do with the keyboard to fix it?

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Let me start by saying I LOVE THIS SITE. Most times I can do a search and find what I'm looking for.

This time it's not so easy.

I having a problem with my destop computer and it runs Windows XP.
Today, I started typing an email and each keystroke gets me Double Letters. Like when I type a.....I get aa. When I hit the backstroke key, both letters are erased.

I rebooted and this is what happened.

1st Floppy Disk Failure (80)

I hit F1 to proceed. Next

Unknown Flash Type
Boot From CD

**I hit enter and nothing happens. Puter sits for a minute.

Boot from CD

So, I start clicking my mouse.

Another minute goes by and finally everything starts to load.

I get to my login menu and type in my password -- its a simple "aa" so I only have to type the a.

I start up my email program and start an email and still "ddoouubblle lleetteerrs".

Everything else works fine.

So, I decide to disconnect my keyboard. I notice my keyboard cable has a big kink in the middle. I'm thinking this is probably the keyboard problem. ts 3 AM so I can't go get a new keyboard. On another note -- the spare keyboard that I've been keeping for 5 years in a box in the back of my closet isn't there. Funny how that happens.

So, tomorrow I'm going to get a new keyboard when a store opens.

However--- what about the other problems -- Floppy Disk Fail and the Boot from CD (delay) error.

I check back in after I replace my keyboar... Read more

A:Keyboard Types Double Letters Plus More

I would wait until I installed the new keyboard to see if the Floppy problem re-appears. While I don't think the two problems are connected, the Floppy error message might just be an anomaly.

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Hello- After repairing my screen, Averatec returned my 5110P.Upon
return it has a keyboard problem. Averatec tells me that even though
the warranty ran out while in thier possession they cannot help me.

Here is the problem-

u types j
\ types nothing
d types x
f types nothing
g types v
j types u
x types f
v types g

Here are my attempted fixes-

1. NUM lock is off
2. HKEY_USERS/Default/Control panel/Keyboard has proper values
3. Updated drivers
4. Deleted/reinstalled drivers
5. Completly reinstalled OS (xp Pro) with start up disks

My Keyboard properties reads:

Japanese PS/2 Keyboard (106/109 Key)
Device type: Keyboards
Manufacturer: (Standard Keyboards)
Location: Plugged into Keyboard

If I go to Start/All Programs/Accessories/Accessibility/On-Screen
Keyboard, the on-screen keyboard types properly

The physical keyboard types the same whether in DOS or windows

I don't have an external keyboard, so I haven't tried that yet.

I believe the "Japanese" refers to manufacturer and not Language
because, I belive I have seen that keyboard for sale in systems that
are targeting english consumers.

I would greatly appreciate any suggestions. Thanks much,

A:Keyboard Types Wrong Letters

Have you tried updating the driver?

If that doesn't work, you could try remapping your keyboard with a program called KeyTweak(http://webpages.charter.net/krumsick/)

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The Ctrl + left or right OR Up or Down arrow key combo controls the direction of typing on my PC.

Not sure whether it's Windows 10 or Sony that has this feature (Mine's a Sony Vaio Notebook).

I know this has been a hot topic in the past, so hope it helps someone out there.

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All of a sudden the keyboard on my Sony Vaio laptop types double letters. It happens whether I'm typing on the laptop keyboard itself or on an external USB wireless keyboard. What is wrong and how can I fix it? Everything was fine until this morning, and no, I didn't add any new software or hardware. My antivirus software is up to date and running, and everything else on the computer seems fine.

A:keyboard types double letters

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Well, my computer is an Acer Aspire PC running on Windows Vista Home Premium, but when I try to type things, my keyboard will type in a completely different symbol. For example, in most programs, instead of an apostrophe, Ill get instead, or if I want to use square brackets, Ill get ^^. It wont happen in Microsoft word, but it will happen when Im on the internet, or using the search function in my computer.

Here's what the Keyboard driver window keeps telling me:

Under general tab:

HID Keyboard device

Device Type: Keyboards
Manufacturer: (Standard keyboards)
Location: on User human interface USB device
Device status: This device is working properly.

Under Driver Tab:

Driver provider: Microsoft
Driver Date: 21/06/2006
Driver version: 6.0.6001.18000
Digital Signer: microsoft windows
If anyone out there could help me, It would be much appreciated! Thanks!

A:Keyboard types wrong characters.

I am not 100% sure but I had the same sort of issue with Windows XP. My freind sorted it and it was to do with the language that the keyboard is set in. My issue was all the time though and not just certain programs.

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Hope this is an easy fix. I am not tech talented. When I type, every couple of letters types a number instead of letters. Can you help please ?

A:keyboard types gibberish/numbers

fixed. FYI laptop num lk on. hit FN num lk and it worked.

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My keyboard (on my computer at home) is typing double strokes. This happened AFTER my mom was having a problem with her keyboard and she borrowed mine to see if it would work. I got the keyboard back and it didn't work at all. So I got a loaner from work and it's typing double strokes (like my mom said hers was).

Is this a virus or just a hardware problem? I'm afraid to plug in another keyboard.

I have an older Sony Vaio desktop running Windows 98. I just use the computer for internet and email. I'm hoping someone can help me?

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When I type on my Gateway Laptop, the 2nd and 3rd row of keys aren't working. For example when i type the letter m, it shows up as mj. 2 letters show up for each key that I type on the 2nd and 3rd row.

Before, this happend on my laptop, and I just pushed a random key and the keys worked again. But now its happening again..

Any ideas of how to fix this or what it is?..=/

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I need help please,
When I turn on the numlock button and try to type, my keyboard start typing numbers instead of letters. I tried all types of solutions but no luck.
I even replaced the keyboard but still the same issue.
Please help,
I have new hp motherboard dv9225us, win7 ultimate sp1, 2 gig ram, 2 ghz.
Thank you all.

A:keyboard types numbers instead of letters

Hi welcome to TSF

do you have constant guard or guarded id installed on your computer?

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Here is a tough one:
One of my keys types twice (same character twice) every time.
Solutions tried:
1) Different keyboard. Same problem.
2) Different language keyboard settings. Same problem.
3) DOS Prompt. Problem disappears.
4) Safe Mode: Problem disappears. (see #5)

5) Clear Boot: same problem.
I am completely confused.
Who can help?

A:Weird Keyboard Problem: 1 key types twice

""1 key types twice1 key""

Just one specific key? Or this happens with any key?

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My keyboard will type everything but letters on a secured website.  What did I press inadvertantly?

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it will do this with all keys, I have to minimize the browser then bring it back up and it will work until the next time it happens, what can I do to fix it

A:keyboard types numbers instead of letters

Does each key type a specific number or is it all random?

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Hi there This afternoon my Yoga would start typing the letter 'p' by itself whether in tablet mode or desktop mode. I did a system restore to a time before this started happening but that didnt fix it. I can also type the letter p so the key isnt jammed. Does anyone have amy ideas how to fix this? Thanks!

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I'm trying a method to remove all the vowels from a string.I tried this code but it working the the case which i don't have two consecutive vowels:
public static String removeVowels(String str2){
String vowels = "aeiuoyAEIOUY";
StringBuffer newBuffer1 = new StringBuffer(str2);
StringBuffer newBuffer2 = new StringBuffer(vowels);
for(int counter1 = 0; counter1 < newBuffer1.length(); counter1++){
for (int counter2 = 0; counter2 < newBuffer2.length(); counter2++){
if (newBuffer1.charAt(counter1) == newBuffer2.charAt(counter2)){

return newBuffer1.toString();
}Click to expand...

For example if my method take a string str2= "The End of the World" it will return me "Th nd f th Wrld" , but if my method take a string str2="george" it will return me "gorg" without removing the "o".

A:removing vowels in a string

Welcome to TSG!

When you delete a character, the folowing characters shift to the left. When you remove the first e in george, the o becomes the 2nd character. You've already checked the 2nd character (e) and removed it, so the o gets skipped. You need to adjust the counter to take this into account.

I don't know why the last e isn't being removed; is it actually returning gorge or just gorg?

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How do I fix this problem without buying a new computer?

A:keyboard only types numbers in sequencial order

switch keyboards

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Anyone familiar with this problem, pls help, thx

A:idiotic keyboard question mark key types

Maybe this will help: Types ? instead of apostrophe ? instead of question mark - Control Panel - Windows 7

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I have a probook 4525s and windows 7  operating system and the On-Screen Keyboard sporadically types doubles. it double hits the key but not all the time. what can i do?

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buying a new keyboard did not solve the issue

all of a sudden for no apparent reason, some of the keys will produce different characters, for example the question mark key produces ?

i`ll just be typing along and it happens. i don`t click any special combination of keys as far as i can tell, and i am certainly not deliberately setting the keyboard to `french`or something like that.

it will often stay like this for ages, then for some mysterious reason it goes back to normal.

normally a complete reboot of the computer fixes it, but that`s a real pain when im in the middle of doing something important that can`t be paused (like an online game)

A:idiotic keyboard question mark key types

OK. First of all, download this and run it;


Run a full scan please............

When the scan is complete, post the log here.

Regards....Mike Connor

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I have a HP Compaq NC8000 notebook that Suddenly started typing multiple characters and the touch pad stopped working. The E key types e3 the R key types rf etc. I bought another keyboard and still have the same problem. Nothing has ever been spilled on the laptop, I have ran virus and adware programs and nothing shows up.I do not have a usb keyboard to try,
Everything else works on the laptop perfectly.

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I have a friends laptop here to fix. The keyboard types numbers when I try to use the letters on the right side of the keyboard instead of the letters U I O P - J K L - M,. Could this be a Virus or software problem or is the keyboard broken? I ran a Virus check but came back fine. If I plug in a regular keyboard it works fine. Help would be appreciated. thanks

A:Laptop keyboard types incorrect letters

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Yesterday I started having a severe issue with my Asus X550L laptop keyboard. They keyboard is almost unresponsive and types randomly by itself (spamming random numbers, letters, and symbols).
The steps I have taken to try and resolve the problem are as follows:
1. Checked for any stuck keys
2. Rebooted my laptop
3. Ran a full system scan for any malware
4. Checked for driver updates
5. Performed a system restore - this worked initially for about ten minutes but after shutting down my laptop and going to bed, the problem persisted in the morning. I tried an earlier recovery afterward but it didn't fix the issue either.
6. Checked for any hardware changes in device manager

As far as I know there has not been any physical damage or liquid spills onto the keyboard, and a usb keyboard does work when plugged in, however it is sometimes overridden by the laptop's keyboard issues. I would really appreciate some help as I don't have a lot of money right now and the laptop is just out of warranty (I've had it for just over a year).

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