space bar opens system menu

Ibm / T42
October 9, 2009 at 09:24:52
Specs: Windows XP
Space bar doesnt work properly-it opens system
menu w/out using alt key. Right side alt key
opens system menu w/out space bar, left alt key
beeps. Thanks!

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October 9, 2009 at 09:44:13
Apparently your model was probably made in 2005.

Examine the keyboard carefully and make sure no keys are stuck in the down position.

Look in your Owner's or User's manual - many laptops have a key or key combo that toggles what the behavior of pressing the keys do - you may have pressed that un-intentionally.

If that doesn't help your keyboard may be malfunctioning. Keyboards on laptops are are a frequently replaced item, and not all that expensive. Replacing them is usually easy to do yourself once you find out how to remove and replace it. Lenovo /IBM may have a Service or Maintenance manual you can look at.

You could try a PS/2 keyboard plugged into the PS/2 port, or a USB keyboard, but you may need to consult your Owner's or User's manual regarding enabling it while booting / disabling the built in keyboard.

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