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Computer Throws In A Random Letter Or Two When Typing

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#1 Bob Lydan

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Posted 16 April 2008 - 03:56 AM

Greetings all!

I come to you in desperate need of help. Well, not really, but my problem still is pretty annoying. I've got a Lenovo X60 that has a peculiar error, and my efforts in determining the error has come up empty so far.

The problem is that whenever I type some text, my brainiac computer likes to throw in a random letter every now and then, say every 1 or 2 minutes. After a while, my text looks like it's been written by someone slightly dyslectic. Rest assured, I use spell checking all the time, but it would be nice if it was me rather than my computer which decides what letters to type.

First I reckoned it might be a problem with the keyboard (I use my laptop in a docking station, btw), but the problem persists regardless if I use an external USB-keyboard or the laptop keyboard. What gives?

An example, I might type the following line:
"My computer has a problem. It's really annoying"

And of course, my computer throws in a random letter, and the text reads:
"My computer has a problemr. It's really annoyzing"

Anyone got an idea what the problem might be? Thanks for your advice, it's much appreciated :thumbsup:

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#2 GaryT85


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Posted 16 April 2008 - 01:20 PM

think to self - am i dyslexic?

im kidding of course..

the first thought would be a keyboard fault, but if you say you have tried another keyboard then it kind of eliminates that..

does it only happen in specific programs/apps? or all typing you do?

(in the above i say 'kind of eliminates'.... by that i mean the laptop keyboard could be faulty. even if you plug in USB keyboard and are using that to type, the normal laptop keyboard would probably still be functional (ie you could actually input with both) and so it may still spit out the odd character...)

#3 frankp316


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Posted 16 April 2008 - 05:54 PM

Do you have Filter Keys on?

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