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Keyboard problems on laptop

Q: Keyboard problems on laptop

I can be typing away then all of a sudden where I am typing jumps back up the sentence and gets my wrough ork all messed up its a real pain if I dont notice and need to go th

see as i was typing this post all of a sudden it starts typing between words iv already typed underlined above can anyone help.

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A: Keyboard problems on laptop

Don't worry about it. I have a perfectly functioning keyboard and my typing at times is not so well either.


I'm kidding of course.

Look into updating your chipset drivers for your motherboard.
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I have a strange problem with my laptop keyboard.

the laptop keyboard doesn't work, i've tried it on Seven, Vista and Ubuntu.

I can't however see no reason for it not to work, in device manager it says its connected and working fine, when i uninstall the device, it detects the device and reinstalls, not a keyboard problem as external keyboard works, so i am truly baffled.

A:Laptop keyboard problems

well you say external works but one on laptop doesn't. had anything spill on the keyboard? did it suddenly not work?
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Thanks for your help!


A:Problems with Laptop Keyboard

That doesn't sound any good. Have you tried rebooting a few times to see if that cleared up the problem?
I'd check the Dell website to see if that problem is mentioned.
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A:laptop keyboard problems

With a laptop you're going to have to take it in for repairs and the sooner the better. Beer will harden and it may have seeped into other parts of the laptop. You could find other parts failing soon.
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My laptop keyboard suddenly stopped working he other day. I uninstalled the driver and rebooted and got most, but not all, keboard function back. I removed the keyboard and inspected it but there was no sign of damage or of anything having been spilt on it. Also prior to this there had been no sign of any problem. The key that is completely non functional is del but if I press t or g i get tg and if I press y or h I get yh. Also (in word) pressing [ or , or . causes the first letter is a series to be capitalised whilst - takes you to save file. Is there any possibility that this a sofware problem? It seems strange that a failure in the keyhboard caused a need to reinstall the driver!


A:Laptop Keyboard problems


This normally suggests something spilt on it, but you've said its clean. Are any of the keys 'stuck', as in a F key for example? Are they all free flowing, when you press them they go down and up smoothly?

Hard to explain what I meant in type


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Is this a fixable problem? Can I somehow take the keys off and clean under them? I tried reformatting and reinstalling windows but to no avail.

help me please

and thank you

A:Keyboard problems with my laptop

Yes, you can open the thing up and clean it. You might want to let professionals do it though - laptops are rather difficult to take apart and put together.
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A:Problems with my Laptop Keyboard

you could have a loose cable internally. or there was a spill on the keyboard. If the keyboard cannot be fixed it will have to be replaced. If you are a novice, I suggest professional help.
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A:Laptop keyboard problems.

Quote: Originally Posted by leroyleroux

Ok, so I'm using my laptop tonight, and all of the sudden, no keystrokes register. Nothing. Kind of like the old scroll lock. But it doesn't have a scroll lock button. Using Windows 7 on a pretty new laptop. What the heck?

I doubt if Win7 has anything to do with it.
Tell us about the laptop. Manuf. Model.
Is it still under warentee?
Have you been doing anything in the BIOS lately?
So you are saying none of the keys work on the keyboard.
If so I'd think it would be a ribbon cable problem where the keyboard attaches to the motherboard.
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A:HP laptop keyboard problems

Hi Allykins,

Make sure that there isn't any keys stuck down (tap them a couple of times), main culprits being...
the shift keys (both right and left side)
alt + alt gr keys
both CTRL keys
fn (function key)

It is also worth checking your regional and language settings
How to Change the Windows 7 Regional Format Language

*Its the Keyboards and Languages* tab you need to check.

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A:Windows 8 laptop keyboard problems

a jumping cursor is usually a sign of a failing trackpad.

some people were able to "fix" the failing trackpad is by disconnecting the notebook from the power supply/outlet. Some people were able to fix the problem by replacing the power brick with a new one.
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A:Laptop touchpad and keyboard problems

Zif cables

You need to be really careful when taking apart a notebook..the ZIF cables (Zero Insertion Force) sometimes called Flex Cables are extermely fragile...the connector on the motherboard has little slides that you pull out, then remove the ZIF connector, the cable will go in/out with "Zero Force" To install make sure the slide is OUT, then put the ZIF cable in and you push the slide back in...cable connected. If you just pull these cables out and try to force them back in you will shred the ends and the keyboard/touchpad/etc won't work.

if only SOME of the keyboard does not work, like a small area, maybe the 1, 2, q, w, a, keys..that means the ZIF cable is not inserted all the way...reseat the cable and it should work fine..

Many of these cables can be bought for $5 or so on eBay if you need to replace them...I have bought several of them from a guy..I can get his information if you need it.

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A:laptop keyboard and touch pad problems

Try another mouse and/or keyboard.
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A:Laptop Keyboard & Touchpad Problems

Have the same

I Have HP dv9225us when windows boots up i loose keyboard and mouse
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Please disregard. Problem has been fixed.

Nevermind guys. The problem has been fixed. I will post again if I have anymore problems. -Thanks.

A:Laptop Keyboard/Typing Problems.

Ben! delete this post if you have plms solved!
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A:installed hinges and screen on laptop problems keyboard

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Laptop keyboards don't last forever. It may be time for a replacement
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A:laptop keyboard does not work but works fine with usb keyboard

The fact that a USB keyboard works fine when your built in one doesn't, proves that it is the keyboard itself (or connectors) that is damaged/defective, otherwise, if it were a software problem, the external keyboard would do the same.
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A:New laptop keyboard has different layout, keys function like old keyboard? Help! (:

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A:Laptop keyboard issue

Did you try re-installing the 256MB memory to see if the keyboard started working again?
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Hi, my Toshiba Satellite A200 keyboard doesn't work it appears to think the CTRL button is being held down sometimes, but not all the time, is there a way to disable the keyboard and just plug in a usb keyboard without completely taking apart the computer and taking out the keyboard?

If this is in the wrong spot sorry :S

A:How to disable laptop keyboard?

First yours is a unique question, never had it before.
Might try going to search by the start button.
Type device manager.
In device manage lookd for the keyboard driver and disable it.
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I am awaiting a new keyboard for my notebook. The model is an Acer Aspire 3000. I have searched these boards and the net and can't find anything that would specifically aid me in this installation. I downloaded a PDF of the schematics but it just gives me a blueprint version of the systems, piece by piece, no instructions on an install. I found tons for Macbooks though =P I was wondering if anyone knew where I could find step by step instructions, model specific, or has changed one out themself. Any and all help is appreciated Thanks so much!

A:Laptop Keyboard Installation Help

The installation procedure is the reverse of the disasembly procedure? Ok so I was a bit of a smart ***, and you probably haven't disasembled the laptop yet.

I've taken exactly one laptop apart, and after a year or so still haven't put it back together, so do what you will with my advice and whatever you do don't force anything.

More than likely your laptop has screws you can see on its bottom, so take those out. Some screws will be of a different size than the others and you'll want to be able to remember exactly where each screw came from, so number each screw and draw a diagram of where they came from.

#3 is the "Screen Hinge Cover Plate"

You'll have to take a close look at the screen hinge cover plate to get it off because it's probably just snapped into place. Once you take off the screen hinge cover plate you'll see a few more screws that you'll need to take out, number and draw a diagram for.

Once you have all the proper screws out, your laptop clamshell should open up. The keyboard is probably attached onto the bottom part of the clamshell with a few more screws and with a ribbon cable to your motherboard. Just slide the keyboard ribbon compression bar away from from the main fitting and remove the ribbon from the fitting. Now slide the new keyboard into place and do the reverse of these instructions.
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My hp laptop keyboard was working perfectly some of the keys and numbers including bluetooth device are not workning unable to use dem

Please assist

A:laptop keyboard not working

Hi and welcome to TSF can you go to the hp support page for your model and download the touch pad package and reinstall it, if need be use another computer and put it on a usb flash drive and transfer to your computer
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My Dell Laptop keyboard will not type anything. Keys appear to work, but nothing is typed. My husband said they just stopped working.

A:Dell laptop keyboard

Welcome to the forum. Blame the old man LOL. Do the lights work etc does it work before windows starts ie can you get to the bios have you got another keyboard to test in case its just broke
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Recently I had to wipe my laptop clean to get rid of a virus. Upon reinstalling Windows XP I had hundreds of updates. After the last round of updates my keyboard works to hit enter when I am starting it up and it asks me if I want to start normally or in safe mode but after that it will not work for me to put my password in. Any ideas on a solution besides tossing out the window? The computer is about a four year old Gateway.

A:Laptop Keyboard not working

Do you have a keyboard you could plug in? Also, make sure you don't have one of those funny [FN] keys locked, you might have disabled the keyboard by accident. If you are unsure, shut it down, unplug the power cord, then remove the battery for a minute. Hook everything back up, that might help.
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I have a friend who's laptop keyboard suddenly stopped working a couple of days ago.
She has an Acer Aspire 3100 running windows XP home addition.
On top of the keyboard not working it is up able to connect to microsoft update.
Also the computer won't shut down most times unless the battery is removed and replaced.
I have done a virus scan and it didn't find any virus's.
If anyone has any suggestions that would be great.

A:Laptop Keyboard not working

One additional thing is that the keyboard does work during boot up and in the bios setup.
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ive seen a laptop its keyboard isnt functioning properly by this i mean
when you click the letters they dont type it seems to like you click this key and it will try open or close the program or it will preform a tab function when you click the "D" key, i started the laptop in safe mode and it seemed to have worked fine for about 20 mins then it began to do the same thing

any ideas?
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I am stuck at the login screen of my laptop right now. Here's the story: I closed the laptop screen when I went to eat lunch. The Laptop worked perfectly fine. When I came back, the keyboard acted a bit strange. All my keys are working except the numbers and letters when I tried to type in my password to log back in. I tried using the on-screen keyboard but it still does not work. Can someone please help me!!

A:There's a problem with my Laptop's Keyboard

Two or more programs possibly clashed, Windows & keyboard lost this battle. Have you cold-powered down and cold-booted back up yet?