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F key depressing

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#1 MML


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Posted 07 May 2013 - 11:30 PM

Well, depressing itself without my touching it.


My laptop (you guessed it:  Compaq Hewlett Packard Presario CQ62 Notebook, running Windows 7)  has recently started doing something rather odd: I'll simply be typing or will leave my computer idle and suddenly the f key will depress.  My screen will literally fill with f's, be it in a password field, on a word document, or in the URL entry port of my browser.  I can provide screencaps off this if need be.


It's worth noting that the original keyboard for my laptop has been basically non-functional for quite awhile and I use a secondary keyboard plugged into my computer.


I've run a few diagnostic scans and can't find any rootkit activity, but it's enough to make me wonder if my keyboard pluggin is malfunctioning or if it is indeed an invader/hack/rootkit.  Advice and help, please?

Edited by MML, 07 May 2013 - 11:35 PM.

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#2 Robybel


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Posted 08 May 2013 - 03:13 AM

Hi MML ;)


I do not think that your problem is related to malware, rather it is a technical problem, linked to a malfunction of your keyboard.
I think you need to run checks on your keyboard, just below the f key, you may find something that creates faulty contacts.


Please let me know in your next reply if you have done this check.

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#3 MML

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Posted 10 June 2013 - 04:46 AM

Thank you so much! 


I did indeed, and It turns out I needed to replace at least part of my keyboard due to age/wear.


Thank you so much for your help!!

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