my computer keeps typing `12 repeatedly in all programs.

August 5, 2013 at 19:48:00
Specs: Windows 8
I don't believe it's the keyboard as this is happening in all programs whether I'm typing or not.
I've done scans with all malware and anti-virus programs I know of and haven't been able to detect anything.
Please help as I'm unable to get any work done at all. If I open a Word doc, it will just keep typing `12 and cover the whole page with it over time.`12

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August 5, 2013 at 20:04:00
It sounds like you spilled something on the keyboard.

How do you know when a politician is lying? His mouth is moving.

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August 6, 2013 at 01:17:21
Even though you don't think it's the keyboard, try a different one. That way you'll know for sure.

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August 6, 2013 at 06:38:21
Hi MicaB,

As rightly suggested by "guapo" and "DAVEINCAPS", it seems to be an issue with the keyboard.

You may try connecting a good known keyboard to isolate the issue.

Also, please check if you have installed any software that changes the keyboard input. Example Perfect Keyboard or any macro related software.

If the issue has started recently, you can perform system restore. Please refer to the link mentioned below:

Thanks & Regards
Manshu S

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August 6, 2013 at 08:04:10
Not sure I understand your first line. The very fact that it is happening with any program whether you are typing or not makes it look like a keyboard issue.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks

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August 6, 2013 at 08:14:56
Just to add.. In case this is a laptop, you can still test with a USB keyboard to see if the issue is replicating. Then you'll know that its either a faulty keyboard, cable is loose (or faulty), or issue on motherboard.

Either way, as mentioned above, need to test with an alternate keyboard.


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