Solved Dell Inspiron laptop keyboard keys are squirrely

April 17, 2013 at 15:00:23
Specs: Windows 7
I can't type two or word documents depending on what I am doing. I type very fast so I lose everything when I am typing an email because some how the delete key is hit. In Word it takes forever to get a paragraph written because I am constantly undoing screen and letters it pulls up.

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April 19, 2013 at 03:38:31
Hi G4,

perhaps if you answered all the questions someone may be able to offer advice.

Why I wondered if the o/s had been updated, was that maybe the 'old' laptop is too slow for W7, and if so, it can affect the typing because it processes k/b input slower than your typing speed.

There may be a cure, so suggest google the problem.

Generally to replace a k/b with a new oem one is not expensive.

Good Luck - Keep us posted.



#1
April 17, 2013 at 17:09:35
Ok, well what do you expect us to do?
You could try an external full size keyboard.

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#2
April 18, 2013 at 04:37:28
Hi G4, you need advise make and model of your laptop/desktop, maybe also memory.

You advise your o/s is Windows 7.
Has this been installed on an old computer that had a earlier version of Windows?
If so, which?

Good Luck - Keep us posted.


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April 18, 2013 at 16:30:09
Thanks everyone,

I have a Dell Inspiron 15 "laptop" which I brought "new" many years ago. I have IE 10 and I do the regular Windows update. Are you saying its time for a new computer?
It works fine with the exception of the keyboard, which is getting really bad.


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#4
April 19, 2013 at 03:38:31
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Hi G4,

perhaps if you answered all the questions someone may be able to offer advice.

Why I wondered if the o/s had been updated, was that maybe the 'old' laptop is too slow for W7, and if so, it can affect the typing because it processes k/b input slower than your typing speed.

There may be a cure, so suggest google the problem.

Generally to replace a k/b with a new oem one is not expensive.

Good Luck - Keep us posted.


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#5
April 19, 2013 at 16:12:03
It's a Dell laptop with Windows 7 o/s. I have not updated the o/s. I have a Dell Inspiron 15...how do you replace a laptop k/b?

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#6
April 20, 2013 at 01:08:21
Hi G4, Google is your friend in such matters.

You should be able to locate step by step instructions for your laptop and quite likely also a video on Youtube.

However, I would investigate further if the k/b itself causing the problem. e.g.
a) type slowly and if ok, then cause maybe too many programs/activities running

b) THX's suggestion is very good and a must to try.

c) is problem only with certain programs or all programs

Please advise back on progress.

Good Luck - Keep us posted.


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