Laptop Keyboard Incorrect Letters/Numbers

September 20, 2011 at 19:24:59
Specs: Windows 7 Home, 8GB
Out of no where last night my keyboard on my laptop when mad. When I push letters or numbers it will input the incorrect letter or number or even multiple letters/numbers. Not only that but other strange thinges for instance, the backslash key single push types out the current date and time.

Dell Inspiron 1720
Windows 7 64 Bit

Ran Antivirus and spyware/malware and nothing found. USB keyboard works fine. Uninstalled and reinstalled keyboard drivers with no change. Same happens in safe mode and in all applications.


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#1
September 20, 2011 at 20:59:18
Hi
Check if your numlock of off.

Else try booting from from some Operating systems cd of windows 98 and try type, see if issue still presists then keyboard is faulty else the problem with operating system

Vishal
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#2
September 21, 2011 at 02:26:08
Numlock is on. On or off it does the same thing. I will try to boot into something else I guess. If anyone else has any ideas that would be great.

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#3
September 21, 2011 at 02:29:32
try plugging in a seperate keyboard see if that works ok then you will know where the problem lies

Davidw


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#4
September 21, 2011 at 07:06:51
The best option would be to burn a windows 98 cd and try to boot from it. Atleats it would be clear tht is it a hardwar issue ofsome keboard/regional selection settings in Windows OS that made you trouble.

Vishal
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#5
September 21, 2011 at 14:18:38
Like I said in my original post, USB keyboard works fine. I already checked the keyboard regional settings. Burning windows 98 to test that, will post back, thank you.

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#6
September 21, 2011 at 17:58:25
Other then the following key issues, the rest of the keys work fine. Also, with numpad off the numpad keys work normaly for home, end and such.

1 (on the Num pad) = 17 (when initialy pressed after another key and then works normaly)

7 (on the Num pad) = 17

9 (on the Num pad) = 0 sometimes 9

0 (on the Num pad) = 9 sometimes 0

a = inputs a single "a" and stops working until another key has been pressed.

s = \s

f = gf initialy and then just g

h = hj (when initialy pressed after another key and then works normaly)

j = h

k = inputs a single "k" and stops working until another key has been pressed.

; = '

backslash key = 5:38 PM 9/21/2011\


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#7
September 21, 2011 at 18:48:59
Ran Linux Live from a CD and in their text editor I had pretty much the same results with the addition of the following. When I push one of the above keys the key would run on until another key or the same key was pushed, as if I held the key down.

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#8
September 22, 2011 at 15:38:47
So am I to assume the keyboard is dead? What would cause a laptop keyboard to go out for no reason? No spills nothing... this is frustrating!

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#9
September 30, 2011 at 23:23:53
Hi
Yes, its keyboard issue.

Vishal
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