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strange thing with keyboard key

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#1 eirikr


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Posted 25 May 2010 - 05:35 AM

My "n" key on my laptop all of a sudden stopped working, and i'm certain it is not dust or dirt

Then when i restarted my computer, at the screen where it tells you to press f10 for setup, my computer makes some consecutive loud beeping noises (not from the speakers). Im thinking this is related (as if you hold down a key for too long on that screen, you probably get the same beep). When I got to the password input screen to login to windows, the input field for the password was already filled with characters (hidden so i cannot tell if it is 'n').

Anything I can do to further investigate?

I just realized now I can't hold the left shift and hit "m" to get a uppercase M. I can hold the left shift and uppercase other letters. "m" on its own also works. So strange!

Any advice would be appreciated.

Edited by eirikr, 25 May 2010 - 05:40 AM.

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#2 JUICYboy


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Posted 25 May 2010 - 03:05 PM

I would take it into safe mode to check this key issue out. Press F8 upon boot up. Type into notepad using keys that are "sticky" see if they work there.

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