Solved different letters than ones being typed

Dell Vostro 1015 laptop computer (intel...
July 16, 2014 at 09:10:09
Specs: Linux
I keep getting wrong letters than the ones I am typing. Have tried several things, ensuring language settings are OK, used fn & number lock as found on other support sites, still to no avail.

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July 17, 2014 at 08:47:06
Problem solved I just uninstalled Chrome browser and set up Explorer now letters are fine.


#1
July 16, 2014 at 10:25:43
Your OS under your screen name says "Linux". Is this correct for the laptop you are having the problem with?

If it's Windows, have you checked the "Keyboard Layout" setting is correct in Control Panel? It should be set to "English United Kingdom" or "English United States" whichever is appropriate for you. Any others should be removed.


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#2
July 16, 2014 at 11:53:34
Sorry yes it is windows and I have double checked control panel settings.

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#3
July 16, 2014 at 12:30:49
Are all letters wrong or just some. If the latter, which ones - what are you typing and what are you getting.

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#4
July 16, 2014 at 13:19:23
It is sometimes numbers or letters and seems to be on several keys, I have not gone through all of them. On typing one letter several times it gives a gives a list of different letter. It does not just give one specific wrong letter. Keys seem to work on word/excel but not in website/searches etc.



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#5
July 16, 2014 at 14:04:25
Do you have access to an external keyboard that you could try? This might help determine whether it is a hardware problem or software.

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#6
July 17, 2014 at 04:39:03
I am using a laptop! I also do not have another keyboard. If I type K several times I get _=qwertyui
D I get op[]asdf

It is not consistent because if I then use the K several times again I get '#zxcvbn

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#7
July 17, 2014 at 06:47:17
Sounds like a hardware fault. Do you not know anyone with a USB keyboard that you could test your laptop with? That would be the cheapest and easiest way to isolate the problem. Otherwise you may need to take it to a repair shop.

Has the laptop been dropped or had liquid spilt on it by any chance?


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#8
July 17, 2014 at 08:47:06
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Problem solved I just uninstalled Chrome browser and set up Explorer now letters are fine.

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#9
July 18, 2014 at 10:06:48
There was no specific best answer, as I think I had a browser hacker I.e. CSS infospace so I uninstalled chrome, scanned system etc.

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