Solved why does the letter R keeps automatically typing?

November 2, 2018 at 01:55:30
Specs: Windows 10
Well, I'm having a Dell Inspiron 13, Whenever I type press on a key the letter R automatically gets typed along with the key I pressed! So,I connected another keyboard to the USB but to see that it was fine at the beginning but after 1 hour later the same problem comes with this external keyboard as well with the letter R getting typed! But its not as always as when it happened while typing on the laptop keyboard.r
And also I found out in the laptop Keyboard that the problem of R automatically getting typed wouldn't happen if I press Backspace+ Any key I want!
I'm really worried because its also happening in the external KB as well!
Is this a software problem or a hardware problem? and I have found no proper answer in net though it has occurred to many!

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November 2, 2018 at 13:15:56
Can you verify that plugging in the external keyboard disables the
built-in keyboard? With the external keyboard plugged in, pressing
a key on the built-in keyboard has no effect? Or do they both work?

Do you get upper-case 'R's or lower-case 'r's? Any other characters?

How often does it happen? Every time you hit a key? Randomly?

Does it ever happen all by itself, without hitting any key?

Can you test all the keys on your built-in keyboard -- including the
Ctrl, Fn, Alt, Shift, and Windows keys -- to be sure they work?

Many years ago I wrote a simple DOS program that would show
on the screen exactly which key combinations were being pressed.
You might be able to find something similar to download.

Based on evidence so far, this is a hardware problem.

-- Jeff, in Minneapolis



#1
November 2, 2018 at 06:48:49
mmm... "very" long shot...

Although no logic to it if pushed.

Try cleaning the laptop keyboard as possibly the R is stuck; and even though the "fix" you employ seems to work, it may nonetheless be a stuck key.

isopropyl alcohol on a Q-tip or an artist's small (water colour etc.) paint brush might help?

Do this with external power disconnected and battery removed.


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#2
November 2, 2018 at 07:54:47
Thank You so much ! Already did that but nothing! does this mean i have to replace my keyboard

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#3
November 2, 2018 at 08:18:04
If it happens on an external keyboard as well then it is unlikely to be the keyboard itself that is the culprit (although the crazy possibility of two keyboards with exactly the same fault is always there).

Very long shot:
Turn off computer and remove power cord. If it is at all possible remove the main battery too. Hold the Power button down for about 20 seconds, which will discharge the motherboard components if the battery has been removed. Put it back together and cross fingers, toes and anything else that might have magical effects.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks


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#4
November 2, 2018 at 13:15:56
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Can you verify that plugging in the external keyboard disables the
built-in keyboard? With the external keyboard plugged in, pressing
a key on the built-in keyboard has no effect? Or do they both work?

Do you get upper-case 'R's or lower-case 'r's? Any other characters?

How often does it happen? Every time you hit a key? Randomly?

Does it ever happen all by itself, without hitting any key?

Can you test all the keys on your built-in keyboard -- including the
Ctrl, Fn, Alt, Shift, and Windows keys -- to be sure they work?

Many years ago I wrote a simple DOS program that would show
on the screen exactly which key combinations were being pressed.
You might be able to find something similar to download.

Based on evidence so far, this is a hardware problem.

-- Jeff, in Minneapolis


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#5
November 3, 2018 at 10:26:01
Thank you so much everyone for taking your time to solve my problem! It did start working normal after doing exactly what Dereck has instructed! Indeed a miracle I guess!!
Once again, Thanks for all the help

- Umaya


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#6
November 3, 2018 at 11:40:04
Good to hear and thanks for letting us know.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks


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#7
November 6, 2018 at 01:53:02
Sad to say though it was fine for a couple of days BUT to see its happening again!!
Any suggestions?

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#8
November 6, 2018 at 02:17:29
Try smashing the R-key quite hard and multi ple times (don't break it ofcourse) on the laptops keyboard, i bet there is something stuck underneath that key, like a bread crum.

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#9
November 6, 2018 at 20:12:55
If you go back to my reply #4 and answer the questions, that might
be a start in diagnosing what is causing the problem.

If we can know exactly what kind of keyboard is built into your
computer, that could help, too. Different types of keyboards fail in
different ways. What is your computer's model number?

-- Jeff, in Minneapolis


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