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#1 aRoomInAhti

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Posted 25 June 2015 - 06:24 PM

Hey guys. So today, after getting off for 2 hours, I came back to a glitchy keyboard. When I tried to type "This is a" I ended up typing "Fhisx fiksx az" Wtf??? I'm typing from from an external keyboard at the moment, and every time I try to type something, a key will spam itself and create a line of f's, or g's, or whatever letter. External keyboards work fine, as mentioned before.

Also, some keys just don't work, and I've tried restarting multiple times.

Lenovo G505s http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834312829

 

EDIT: Now the left half of my keyboard flat out doesn't work, while the right side is perfectly functional for the most part. I don't get any weird b spams or anything of the sort.


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#2 Chris Cosgrove

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Posted 27 June 2015 - 05:00 PM

Are you quite certain that an external keyboard is working properly ?  I just wanted to clarify this because from the way you have it phrased in the OP this is not clear !

 

Having, as I do a nasty suspicious mind, is there any chance anything got spilled on this laptop's keyboard ?  The alternative is that the keyboard drivers have gone pear shaped, which is reasonably easy to try a basic fix on. You need to get to the control panel.

 

In Win 8, go to the top tight hand corner and find search among the 'charms', type 'Control' (without the quotes) and control panel should be at the top of the list. In win 8.1, on the desktop, press the windows button on the keyboard you are using and then select 'Control panel'

 

Click on 'Control panel' then 'System' then 'Device manager'. Look for the entry that says 'Keyboard', expand it necessary, right click on the entry for the laptop keyboard - this brings up the 'Properties' panel. Select the 'Drivers' tab and delete the keyboard driver(s). Then shutdown the computer, remove the USB keyboard if it is still connected and re-boot. The keyboard drivers will re-install as the computer boots. If it is a driver problem,  this should fix it. If it doesn't, post back.

 

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Posted 27 June 2015 - 05:04 PM

Are you quite certain that an external keyboard is working properly ?  I just wanted to clarify this because from the way you have it phrased in the OP this is not clear !

 

Having, as I do a nasty suspicious mind, is there any chance anything got spilled on this laptop's keyboard ?  The alternative is that the keyboard drivers have gone pear shaped, which is reasonably easy to try a basic fix on. You need to get to the control panel.

 

In Win 8, go to the top tight hand corner and find search among the 'charms', type 'Control' (without the quotes) and control panel should be at the top of the list. In win 8.1, on the desktop, press the windows button on the keyboard you are using and then select 'Control panel'

 

Click on 'Control panel' then 'System' then 'Device manager'. Look for the entry that says 'Keyboard', expand it necessary, right click on the entry for the laptop keyboard - this brings up the 'Properties' panel. Select the 'Drivers' tab and delete the keyboard driver(s). Then shutdown the computer, remove the USB keyboard if it is still connected and re-boot. The keyboard drivers will re-install as the computer boots. If it is a driver problem,  this should fix it. If it doesn't, post back.

 

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External keyboards work fine, I'm using one right now :P

I've already tried uninstalling the drivers :/ It appears to be hardware related. I've replaced my hard drive before, given this, would that justify be trying to fix th keyboard myself?



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Posted 28 June 2015 - 04:47 PM

Keyboards are cheap:  https://www.google.com/search?q=Lenovo+Laptop+G505s&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8#q=Lenovo+Laptop+G505s+keyboard&tbm=shop

 

It depends on your technical ability and a bit of experience taking apart laptops won't hurt either.

You can find instructions here:  https://www.google.com/search?q=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.google.com%2Fsearch%3Fq%3DLenovo%2BLaptop%2BG505s%26ie%3Dutf-8%26oe%3Dutf-8%23q%3DLenovo%2BLaptop%2BG505s%2Bkeyboard%26tbm%3Dshop&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8#q=Lenovo+Laptop+G505s+keyboard+replacement


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Posted 28 June 2015 - 06:13 PM

Since you are quite happy that your keyboard drivers are OK, then go with Usama's suggestion. It would have been my suggested next step anyway. It's just that I prefer to try quick and/or easy checks first before I suggest going to the lengths of pulling a laptop keyboard out !

 

Run through any of those videos and see what is involved, then see if you can borrow another computer so you can pause the video after each step,

 

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