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#1 honu1

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Posted 27 May 2007 - 06:20 PM

I just switched out my keyboard to see if my original one is defective. When I press + hold down any key, it doesn't automatically repeat itself.

Aren't keyboards supposed to do this? It's a real pain to have to constantly tap the keys to get where I want to be.

As I have switched keyboards, could this be an internal problem with my cpu?

I'm running Windows XP-SP2

This is most annoying. I appreciate any advice you can offer.
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Posted 27 May 2007 - 08:08 PM

Have you checked the settings in Control Panel>Keyboard?
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Posted 28 May 2007 - 08:53 AM

I've run the diagnostic for the keyboard, + it states the keyboard is working properly.
Is it possible I have a bad keyboard driver? How do I check this?
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Posted 28 May 2007 - 10:07 AM

In the Control Panel>Keyboard>Speed What are you settings? Mine are: Repeat Delay=Short and Repeat Rate=Fast
What's the make and model of the keyboard? Is this a USB keyboard? Try a different USB port
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Posted 28 May 2007 - 03:58 PM

My keyboard is not a USB keyboard. I don't know what you call it, but the plug on the end is rounded with pins on the inside.
So I don't think I can plug it in anywhere else.
It's an HP Model 5107. That's the model of the one I'm temporarily using now.
The keyboard that came with my system is an HP Model 5107, REV:1.4
The keyboards look almost identical really.
As it's out of warranty I don't know that I can get tech support from HP either. I usually have a poor experience in dealing with them anyway.
Is it possible something in my cpu is defective?
I can use the keyboard, but it just doesn't work as it first did.
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Posted 28 May 2007 - 06:16 PM

That's a generic one, more or less. Try uninstalling it in Device Manager and reboot the computer. Windows will re detect it and reload the drivers
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Posted 28 May 2007 - 09:00 PM

Please excuse my ignorance, but what is the device manager?
Can you explain in a different way what you want me to do?
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Posted 31 May 2007 - 11:16 AM

Can someone respond to my question of the device manager+what this uninstalling is all about?
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Posted 31 May 2007 - 11:23 AM

Is it plugged into the purple port on the back or the green port?

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Posted 31 May 2007 - 01:15 PM

Please excuse my ignorance, but what is the device manager?
Can you explain in a different way what you want me to do?
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Open up the Control Panel. Double click on the System icon. Click on the Hardware tab, then Device Manager. I don't remember if the keyboard is listed as "keyboard" or "input devices". You might have to open input devices to find keyboard. Right click on it and select "properties". You should have the option to remove it there. Then reboot. The computer should re-detect the keyboard and re-install the driveres
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Posted 31 May 2007 - 06:01 PM

It's connected to the purple port.
I will try to disable it + reboot Hope this works!
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Posted 31 May 2007 - 06:29 PM

I did as you suggested garmanma, but it still doesn't keep repeating when I press+hold any key down.
As this is a "loaner" keyboard, I was told that it worked just fine.
Whatever could be wrong with my system?
I'd hate to take it to a retail/service shop+spend lots of money on something in in cpu.
I know you call it a generic one from HP. The properties tab says it's an enhanced mulmedia PS/2 keyboard.
Could by a typo but I'm guessing they meant to say "multimedia"?

I even tried the update wizard, but the verdict came back that what I had was okay. Obviously not----as it's not performing as it should!

Any other suggestions? Please?

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Posted 31 May 2007 - 06:43 PM

To adjust the key repeat rate
Open Keyboard in Control Panel.
On the Speed tab, make changes as follows:
To adjust the amount of time that elapses before characters repeat when you hold down a key, drag the Repeat delay slider.
To adjust how quickly characters repeat when you hold down a key, drag the Repeat rate slider.
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To open Keyboard, click Start, click Control Panel, click Printers and Other Hardware, and then click Keyboard.
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Posted 01 June 2007 - 01:54 PM

I've already tried that too. Just went in again+tried a few different settings,all to no avail :thumbsup:

Could a pin in the keyboard cable be bad? I just don't want to have to spend a lot of money on what I think you refer to as a driver(?)

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Posted 01 June 2007 - 05:17 PM

It's possible a connector pin could be bent. Can you borrow a keyboard from someone to use-see if it works? If so, you may need to new keyboard. They don't cost a lot.

As for the drivers, you don't have to pay for them.

From HP: A driver is, simply, a program that allows your computer to communicate with an attached device, such as a printer, disk drive, or keyboard.

http://h71036.www7.hp.com/hho/cache/951-0-0-225-121.html

If you don't have a disk for the keyboard, go to the manufacturers website and look for it there.




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