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Keyboard On Laptop Is Acting Up


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#1 bgardner

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Posted 04 April 2007 - 06:13 PM

When i first turn on my laptop and start to type, i get multiple letters. It only happens for the first 5 or 10 minutes, then it goes completely normal after you type for a little bit. For instance. when you press i, you get io instead of just the i, when you press l, you get kl and not just the l, it happens to the same letters all the time, and only happens in the beginning. Any help/point in the right direction would be greatly appreciated.

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Posted 04 April 2007 - 07:13 PM

Hi bgardner.

Sounds very much like simply keys sticking, then working loose. I would try cleaning round the keys with a stiffish brush and using a vacuum cleaner or can of compressed air to move the dirt. If you can do this with the keyboard upside-down, so much the better.

Another thing which usually works on contacts, if you can get into the contact area, is to gently rub over that area with the soft rubber (eraser) on the end of a pencil.

If the sticking is caused by a spilt drink, I would probably mount the keyboard upside-down and brush between the keys very carefully with a small brush and well diluted dishwash, but you do this at your own risk.

A drop of CRC (WD40) between the keys may help to free things up.

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Posted 04 April 2007 - 07:30 PM

What rowal5555 suggested could be the solution to all your problems if the keyboard is sticky or has dirt this may happen. Also if you know how to fix the settings on your laptop fix the sensitivity of the keyboard.

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Posted 05 April 2007 - 06:37 AM

I dont think its a dirt issue, but then again thats why im here is because i dont know what it is, but I am going to try what you both said as i do take others opinions, I will check back in after the weekend with an update




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