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Keyboard key appears twice?


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#1 balon

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Posted 01 April 2014 - 09:43 PM

One key, only 1 - Appears multiple times.

 

"D"

 

For a few weeks now, every time I type something sometimes the D key appears multiple times.

 

 

dddduck will come out of duck.

 

Best example I can give. Any thoughts? - Not virus related, thank you for that concern though because I know it's coming :)



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Posted 01 April 2014 - 09:46 PM

Sounds like a sticky key on the keyboard.



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Posted 01 April 2014 - 09:48 PM

Sounds like a sticky key on the keyboard.

 

Thought so. Any other thoughts?



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Posted 01 April 2014 - 09:53 PM

I like your location.



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Posted 01 April 2014 - 09:57 PM

Thank you.



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Posted 02 April 2014 - 09:54 AM

I've experienced an identical symptom occasionally (multiple "d" character generation).  It only appears on my Desktop PC after being awakened from Sleep mode.

 

The problem is infrequently* intermittent so I haven't invested in the time to seek out a permanent cure, but I suspect in my case, the problem may be due to a USB "wakeup" issue since I'm using a KVM Switch on my Desktop and Laptop PC's.  I'm using a PS2 keyboard with a PS2/USB Adapter installed at the output of the KVM Switch.

 

The fix is simple for me and has worked every time so far.  A Restart will clear up the problem but I tried something different the last couple of times that the problem appeared.

 

Instead of restarting the PC,  I'll wait for a minute or two after wakeup from Sleep mode, and the problem will stop on its own.

 

What I'll do is open a Notepad window, and wait while the "d" characters self-generate for a minute or so, then the problem disappears and doesn't return until the next occurrence after a wakeup from Sleep mode.

 

* I looked at my excel file where I track my PC issues and I had 6 occurrences of this problem last year with no occurrences yet this year.  I hasn't been worth it to dig deeply into the problem.






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