Sony VAIO Keyboard Problem

Sony / Vgn-fs840/w
April 28, 2009 at 20:39:26
Specs: Linux i686, Dual 2GHz, 1.5GB
I own a two year old Sony Vaio VGN-FS840/W and just recently I purchased a new keyboard from ebay (Same Keyboard including same modal number) because my old one was not working correctly and was missing several keys. So I installed the new keyboard and started using it and noticed some keys are executing two keys at the same time. EX: Number Key 1 thru 9 types the number key + F key above it for example 1 = 1 + F1, 6 = 6 + F6, Tab = Tab + ESC, Backspace = BKSP + Insert and Num Lock = NL + =. Plus several other glitched keys. Two of these keys are very annoying the TAB key because I always use it and the #1 key because it opens the Help Window for the current application

I would just return the keyboard but first off the ebay listing was AS-IS so no returns. I emailed the seller and he says the keyboard was pulled from a identical sony notebook in working condition.

And no it is not a OS problem because no matter what OS I'm running Windows or Linux it dose the same thing.

I pulled the keyboard off to take a look underneath and I noticed near the cable plug for the keyboard their is are 4 toggle switches and I wondering if I had to change combination to make the keyboard work correctly. The current combination is

1 = ON
2 = ON
3 = ON
4 = OFF

If anyone can help that would be great. Thanks.

Joel T Greene

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May 11, 2009 at 17:51:10
Come on can someone help me. I was playing around with the keyboard shortly after posting this post and some how got the keyboard to work perfectly. But all of sudden today the keyboard got worst some keys do not work at all and others type several keys at once. I'm so upset with this problem I removed the keyboard and gave it some taps and played some more with the keyboard ribbon. Still dose not work. AHHHHHHHH!

If I had some money I would go out and buy a new keyboard but I don't. Also I can't figure out if the problem is with my keyboard or motherboard. One reason why is because after I fixed it I had a couple times where all I did is close the CD/DVD drive and the laptop would instantly power off. after the second time the keyboard is at where it is now. NOT WORKING AGAIN!!!

Please someone help me.

Joel T Greene

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May 11, 2009 at 21:57:29
i've one vaio vgn fs570. im not sure either its keyboard hardware or other software problem.the Fn and all 4 arrow keys are not function. all other keys are superbly function, can any1 help me solve this?

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