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Keyboard on laptop acting weird


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#1 Suspenceful

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Posted 03 March 2016 - 02:30 AM

The upper keys on my laptop have been acting weird. my numbers and my F numbers never seem to do what they are supposed to do.  They all have different functions than usual. always different, and sometimes two have the same function. i don't know how to describe it, but they all do different weird things they have never done before. half of the time, my numbers and symbols, on the upper part of the keyboard, don't even work. Esc does this too. I can't play a video game that requires the F keys and regular keys without some menu coming up, or some weird thing happening. a few months ago my INS key, on the upper part of the keyboard, fell off exposing the button. a few days ago, i cleaned my computer with rubbing alcohol like i have been doing for years. Could some of the alcohol have dripped into the inner workings of the keyboard? Did i press some button or change some setting without knowing it? i don't know. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks!

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Edited by hamluis, 04 March 2016 - 03:28 PM.
Moved from External Hardware to Internal Hardware - Hamluis.


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Posted 03 March 2016 - 03:08 AM

the numpad on the right side of the keyboard and the rest of the keyboard works fine


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Posted 07 March 2016 - 09:35 AM

Here is an article about your issue?

 

http://www.howtogeek.com/forum/topic/laptop-keyboard-acting-weird-help



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Posted 07 March 2016 - 02:32 PM

I tried everything the link told me. I made sure that the language was set to English US, I brought up the onscreen keyboard and it seemed to work perfectly. I am using a different keyboard and that works perfectly too. I am convinced that it has to do with my actual keyboard. It might have just worn out. My whole computer is falling apart. haha. it's time for an upgrade. thanks for your help

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Posted 07 March 2016 - 09:14 PM

 This sounds like what happened to me with my 5 year old Toshiba laptop.  I cleaned the keyboard but the problem persisted, so I paid $30 to have it professionally cleaned.  It still had the problem, so it appeared to have the DWO problem (Done Worn Our)!  I bought a $10 USB keyboard which worked just fine, but the battery needed replacing, and 2 of the 3 USB ports needed replacing, so I decided God just wanted me to get a new laptop.  :thumbsup2: So I bought a new Dell Inspiron 5559 with an I5-6200U CPU and have been living happily ever after.   :rolleyes: YMMV.


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