Solved Improper Keyboard Input Windows 8

December 31, 2013 at 10:25:01
Specs: Windows 8.1 64 Bit, AMD FX-8350 8 Core @ 4.0 GHz w/ 2x4 DDR3-1600
Hey everyone,
Today I was trying to log in to my computer and it kept saying incorrect password, so I clicked the hide/unhide button to see what was wrong. It turns out the h key was missing, so I went back and tried to add it, but the computer wouldn't recognize that I was pressing it. After a little experimentation I figured out that u, o, p, h, l, and v don't work. U would pull up the ease of access menu, and P would pull up the dual screen menu. The rest did nothing. I tried using a different keyboard, as well as plugging the keyboard into a different set of USB ports. I also tried using the keyboards on a different computer, and both worked then.

Looking back, I realize I have had this problem before. In certain programs (netbeans 7.4 and google chrome) windows would occasionally pull up something, mostly the desktop. This would only happen for a second, and I would close the program and restart it, and everything would be fine.

If anyone knows what I could do to that would be great, thanks!


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#1
December 31, 2013 at 10:43:05
Hello again,
Never mind, when I went to test the second keyboard, I had left the first one plugged in. Apparently, there had been something loose in the cable for the first keyboard and when I moved them to another computer it jiggled it back in place. I just went to try it again on the first computer and it worked. It must have been something with the function key I think, as it would do things that normally happen when you press function + key.
Thanks anyway!

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#2
December 31, 2013 at 17:16:10
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The internal wiring on most keyboard is on mylar plastic. If that plastic cracks and breaks one of the lines it can affect several keys. Sometimes the broken ends may be close enough to complete the circuit but when that happens it shouldn't be considered fixed. You may just want to toss out the original KB to prevent future problems.

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