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helloalena



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PostPosted: Tue Nov 28, 2006 6:23 am    Post subject: keyboard all messed up!

my keyboard on my laptop is all messed up. when i push y- y and 6 come up. same with u except 7 comes up and t. and when i push the number buttons all sorts of things happen. like my favorites window comes up on internet explorer. i checked my function key isn't sticking neither is my numlock. i have no idea what the problem is. it was working fine and then all the sudden--all messed up!
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seaeagle



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PostPosted: Tue Nov 28, 2006 6:39 am    Post subject: Re: keyboard all messed up! [Login to view extended thread Info.]

Hi helloalena -

Do you have the brand & model of the laptop? It will make things a lot easier for the experts on this forum to find a solution for you.

Thanks
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pcrattail



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PostPosted: Tue Nov 28, 2006 10:38 am    Post subject: Re: keyboard all messed up! [Login to view extended thread Info.]

For General Laptop HELP....

.On the 3 brands that I have worked/played on,
IT sounds as if the "Numbers Lock" is set to ON position.

To save space on Laptops, they make the regular keys do
multi-functions. The "key pad" we are used to on a "regular"
keyboard takes up valuable space......so they combine it as
a "function" of another set of keys. Sometimes the
brightness/contrast for the LCD Display will even become an
added "function" of some other key.

Find your Number Lock key, and Press it. NOW check and see if
you get the same results ?

It's all about space !!
..
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goretsky



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PostPosted: Wed Nov 29, 2006 6:21 am    Post subject: Re: keyboard all messed up! [Login to view extended thread Info.]

Hello,

You may have to press the Ctrl, Shift or the Function key together with the Numlock key on the keyboard at the same time in order to disable the numbers from being typed on the letter keys of keyboard.

Regards,

Aryeh Goretsky
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 29, 2006 3:56 pm    Post subject: Re: keyboard all messed up! [Login to view extended thread Info.]

Question Question Question

Did you get it wet?
Laptop keyboards are like "Gremlins". (you did see the movie, right?)
Don't feed them after midnight and DON'T GET THEM WET!

I now own a nice little ol' Compaq laptop that was just given to me after its owner got it wet. The keyboard just totally quit working. Even after I took it apart and thoroughly cleaned it and dried it out, it never worked again.

I now use the little 'puter with an external AT style keyboard and an external Optical Mouse, both hooked to a PS2 "Y" connector and plugged into the PS2 port on the back of the laptop.

Just for grins, if you have a PS2 port on your laptop, try using a standard PS2 keyboard. That will tell you if it's the keyboard that's acting up or the keyboard controller on the motherboard.

Keep us informed as to how you're doing.

Cheers!
Shadow
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helloalena



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PostPosted: Wed Nov 29, 2006 10:59 pm    Post subject: [Login to view extended thread Info.]

Oh my computer is a dell inspiron 2200. I checked all teh keys like FN and NUMLOCk but its still the same.

Do I just have to buy a new computer?

BTW when i push letter keys BOTH the letter and a number comes up. Not just a number. and its not even the fn number.
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xavierx



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PostPosted: Thu Nov 30, 2006 12:33 am    Post subject: [Login to view extended thread Info.]

Have you looked inside the keyboard to see if something is stuck in there? It sounds like when you press a letter key, both the letter and number key are getting pushed down.
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zlim



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PostPosted: Thu Nov 30, 2006 10:36 pm    Post subject: [Login to view extended thread Info.]

Plug in an external keyboard and see if the problem still persists.
Also open the control panel, click on the keyboard icon and see if everything in there looks accurate. If not, change it.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 01, 2006 1:50 am    Post subject: [Login to view extended thread Info.]

I won't go into my diatribe on D'hell. Been there and done that already.

But, my buddies in the laptop repair centers tell me that there are certain (unnamed) brands of laptops that have "Brittle" keyboards.

You won't know if your problem is actually the keyboard or the Keyboard Controller on the motherboard.

Plug in an external keyboard before you do anything else. Or we're just wasting our time here.

( Don't start changing things in windows. You could get it so screwed up that only a Restore would fix it.)

Do that and let us know how it works. OK?

Cheers!
Shadow
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helloalena



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PostPosted: Fri Dec 01, 2006 7:09 am    Post subject: [Login to view extended thread Info.]

thanks everyone for the sugestions. Its all fixed now. what i did was just take out the keyboard and put it back in. that did the trick. not really sure what the problem was but it got fixed! THANKS AGAIN!
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 01, 2006 11:48 am    Post subject: [Login to view extended thread Info.]

If you took it out, you most likely disconnected the little ribbon cable.
Right?

If the problem was a bad connection there, then reattaching it fixed it.

Most people who come in here with laptop problems are not able to do that, so we usually don't even suggest it.

Good Going!

Y'all have a great day now, Y'hear?

Shadow
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Becon



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PostPosted: Mon Sep 07, 2009 5:12 am    Post subject: hmm [Login to view extended thread Info.]

That just happened to me with my desktop computer. Thing is it was working fine and then one day it crapped out. I thought it was the keyboard itself so I changed it and it was the same...then I erased the drivers and let windows replace them and still the same. Only my keys are split down the left side you could say.
3 and 4 you hit either of them and it brings up both. E and R same thing...d and f....Fis like the windows key and hits "Start" D drops everything to desktop and then opens up search...c and v dont do anything. Nice strait 2 key line down the keyboard. And yes I even checked the Regional settings like everyone else says and they are for my region. Dont know why. Never had this problem. Hell...I even went so far as to roll back windows as far as I could back before to problem and that didnt work. WTF? lol anyone know?
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kenmabmcc



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PostPosted: Mon Sep 07, 2009 9:04 am    Post subject: [Login to view extended thread Info.]

Is this a wireless keyboard ?
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goretsky



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PostPosted: Wed Sep 09, 2009 6:38 am    Post subject: [Login to view extended thread Info.]

Hello,

Do you have another keyboard you can plug into the computer for testing, or, if it is a keyboard with a USB plug, a different USB port you can try plugging it into?

Regards,

Aryeh Goretsky
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Becon



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PostPosted: Mon Sep 21, 2009 9:57 pm    Post subject: [Login to view extended thread Info.]

I was wired ps2 connector on the back. Tried confirmed good keyboards and they didnt work either...tried a USB one though and it worked. My ps2 port must be screwed up or something. Oh well. $15 for new better looking isnt bad.
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drwho07



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PostPosted: Tue Sep 22, 2009 1:00 pm    Post subject: [Login to view extended thread Info.]

And, $15 (or so) is a whole lot cheaper than a new motherboard, which is where your keyboard decoder chip is located. (the part that probably failed)

The person who opened this topic, back in 2006, never did come back and give us the solution to their problem. I hate it when that happens. Twisted Evil
Maybe they just took a hammer to their PC and they were never able to come back and tell us about it. Wink Laughing Laughing Laughing

Doc Cool
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Samanthac143



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PostPosted: Mon Oct 12, 2009 5:50 pm    Post subject: SAME PROBLEM [Login to view extended thread Info.]

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I just bought a new compaq laptop.. One second I am talking to my friend on Yahoo and then out of no where it starts typing like this q1w2e3r4tyu7i8o9. it is onmy the top letters qwertyuiop. I dont get it. I did not get it wet. It was very humid inmy house when the dryer was going but it still was working after that for days. I used a USB keyboard and it works fine but c'mon now. That is a serious pain in the butt. I did a full system recovery that should wipe out all viruses right?? Because I know there was a key board virus back in the day. i ran ad-aware and Norton and did not detect and malware or anything. This is a brand newq computer and ofcourse I did not but th extended waranty. They do come wqith a standard warenty though right? get back at me with any details. especially if you know a lt about computers. I even tried the hyjinx (sp?) and cheaked the log and did not see anythign abnormal but thats in a whole other area that I am not as well familiar.. My email is {redacted}.

Samantha
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goretsky



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PostPosted: Tue Oct 13, 2009 8:11 am    Post subject: [Login to view extended thread Info.]

Hello,

Since it is a new computer it should still be under warranty. I would suggest exchanging it for a working unit.

Regards,

Aryeh Goretsky
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breckrider



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PostPosted: Fri Nov 27, 2009 11:02 am    Post subject: [Login to view extended thread Info.]

My son has the Dell Inspiron desktop. He decided to clean his wired keyboard by taking all the keys off, cleaning then replacing them. I don't think he got it wet, just used a dry towel to wipe it off. When he replaced the keys and plugged the keyboard back in via the USB port, some of his keys don't work and some type something other than what should be typed. Here's a list of what isn't working:
A
S
D
F
J
K
L
1 (numpad)
Right Shift-Key
Right Start-key

We plugged the same type of keyboard from an identical coputer into his machine and it did the same thing so I'm not sure it's the actual keyboard. Could something have changed in the desktop?
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drwho07



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PostPosted: Fri Nov 27, 2009 3:29 pm    Post subject: [Login to view extended thread Info.]

Just one quick rule of thumb.....

Never plug or unplug a keyboard from a PC while it's booted up.
Always plug in a keyboard or mouse with all power OFF.

Doc Cool
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