ctrl key thinks it's being pressed constantly

May 25, 2013 at 16:14:11
Specs: linux
I spilt something on my keyboard. and now the ctrl key thinks it's being pressed constantly. I'm currently unable to type. It automatically acts as if I'm using a shortcut.

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#1
May 25, 2013 at 16:57:32
If it's a desktop computer then get a new keyboard. If it's a laptop try using a regular keyboard as an external one.

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#2
May 25, 2013 at 19:35:28
Still the ctrl key acts if pressed.

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#3
May 25, 2013 at 19:44:08
Even when using a different keyboard? If so maybe the port is damaged. Is this on a desktop or laptop? Are you using a USB or PS/2 keyboard?

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#4
May 25, 2013 at 20:00:28
It's on a laptop. The port is fine. I just think the laptop keyboard is messed up. Anyway to fix it? Say the left ctrl key that is the problem the keyboard works perfect minus the fact thatthe key acts if pushed 24/7

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#5
May 25, 2013 at 20:46:05
I don't know if you can pop that key off without ruining the keyboard. I wouldn't try it.

It could probably be fixed. You'd have to figure out how to remove the keyboard from the laptop, clean up the goo from whatever was spilled on it and if that wasn't enough (which it probably won't be) you'd have to take apart the keyboard and clean it out too.

The other option is to buy a new or used (ebay?) keyboard and replace it.

Either way it's going to be complicated and/or expensive.

Or as I mentioned above you can use an external keyboard. Some later versions of windows have an on-screen keyboard but you list your OS as linux and I don't think linux can do that.

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#6
May 25, 2013 at 21:39:40
I actually don't think the OP tried using a usb keyboard yet....

Laptop keyboards are quite inexpensive anymore...just put in your make & model number to e-bay and see what they have....there are also manuals online to help you replace it....it's not rocket science...

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