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Son's Laptop Types Multiple Letters/Symbols when Typing


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#1 ZedClampet

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Posted 29 July 2014 - 01:16 PM

So this is really frustrating.  My son's laptop keyboard has gone haywire.  Everything was working fine, and then all of a sudden some of the keys type weird things.  For instance, pressing the "t" key gets you this:  -U T

 

Some things that I have tried (in no particular order):

 

Checked the language settings.

Changed language settings around and rebooted.

Beat the crap out of the following keys while occasionally pressing <shift>:  FN, NumLock, ScrollLock and ALT

Checked accessibility settings for obscure setups.

Deleted and reinstalled the keyboard drivers.

Ran a system restore.

Downloaded Keymapper and tried to manually set the keys.

 

 

Currently I'm concentrating on high-level cursing and intermittent fits of violent rage.

 



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#2 ElfBane

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Posted 30 July 2014 - 03:52 AM

Try a USB keyboard. If that works then the lappy keyboard may be bad, or the ribbon cable loose in the connector.



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Posted 31 July 2014 - 02:13 PM

I'm with ElfBane the issue is probably with the laptop keyboard.  Best guess is that something was spilled on it.

 

Try a USB keyboard and see if the issue continues.

 

Don't expect your son to admit spilling anything on the laptop, that has been my experience dealing people who accidentally damage their equipment.



#4 ZedClampet

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Posted 03 August 2014 - 05:15 PM

Thanks for the help.  I've got a USB keyboard at work and will bring it home and try it on Monday.  After reading your responses and thinking on it some more, it has to be the keyboard itself.  I've literally tried everything else.






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