My laptop keyboard keeps typing \ by itself

January 11, 2015 at 05:04:07
Specs: Windows 7
Hi

I got a laptop One K56-3N2 (Clevo P157SM) and it's keyboard keeps typing "\" without me pressing it. I tried cleaning the key but the problem persisted. I tried turning the "\"-key off / remapping it with sharpkey and it did work in a way. I could remap the "\"-key to do something else, like to be a left arrow, and when i press it did work like a left arrow but it still wouldn't stop typing "\" without me pressing it.

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#1
January 11, 2015 at 09:48:11
Most likely the keyboard itself needs to be repaired or replaced.

You could prove it using a Live Linux CD - if it does it there too it is definitely the keyboard.

Another thing worth trying is to tap F8 key while booting and selecting Safe Mode from the list. See if it happens there.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks


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#2
January 11, 2015 at 10:15:31
I tried safe mode but it still happens... i guess i have a hardware problem... might try removing the laptop keyboard and use an external one only, to see if it works ?!

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#3
January 11, 2015 at 12:28:43
Yes, trying an external is a very good idea. That will confirm whether or not this is a hardware fault.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks


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