A key stroke that seems stuck, but is not!!

Toshiba Satellite a205-s5804 notebook
August 10, 2011 at 19:59:41
Specs: Windows vista
I have a toshiba satellite A205 series. I had trouble with the keyboard from day one, it has since been replaced twice. Once due to a defective keyboard and mouse and the second time due to liquids being spilled. After it was replaced the second time the keypad worked fine, but about a month ago I went to turn on my computer and heard a persistant beeping noise. I immediately turned off the computer and called my dad, he suggested the noise was coming from a stuck key stroke. I turned it back on and realized he was correct that the computer was stuck on the H key. I pushed the key and nothing happened but the H's continued to register on the screen. of course at that point the pushed the key a little harder, but yet I got no result. A friend pulled off the key and said it was not stuck, yet the H carried on. I have already tried a Keyboard driver uninstall as well as a system restore. After the restore I turned the computer back on and it continued the beeping noise. When I used the back space key the H's delete and It allows me to do other things on the screen. I have now got it to the point where the H is not making the noise and repeating itself, but it does not work at all. Today I ordered a replacement keyboard, but I'm wondering if the problem lies deeper than that?

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August 11, 2011 at 12:50:10
Can't really say. I'd tend to suspect a mechanical failure. The keyboard is a mechanical switch so it would tend to fail before an electronic part would. Most keyboards have at least most of the electronic part needed on them to you get the mechanical parts and some of the electronic parts in the deal.

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