Solved Keyboard auto types slashes especially after keys 2, w, s, x

December 2, 2017 at 00:32:15
Specs: Windows, 4GB
Its a HP pavilion 15
My keyboard is autotyping endless slashes especially after 2,w,s,x. I have to press any other key to stop it. But yet it happens. Is very annoying.
First I thought they problem is in slash key, so I tried removing it, cleaning it and placing it. But it didn't work.
Then realised its happening mostly when the above specific keys are used.
My virus protection 360 security detects no malware. Trying a full scan on Windows defender. I will also try AVG after this.
I have no clue what to do. Please help :(
Is it possible that it is a hardware problem? My laptop is quite old, almost 5 years now.
How much will keyboard replacement cost approximately?
Also, I am not that great technically so you can imagine how helpless I must be feeling. Would really appreciate some help :(

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#1
December 2, 2017 at 03:54:13
✔ Best Answer
See this external thread on Tom's Hardware Forum:

http://www.tomsguide.com/answers/id...


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#2
December 2, 2017 at 15:12:44
Mostly this sort of thing turns out to be the keyboard itself. If so there is plenty of info around which can help you, such as:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_JK...

You will also find prices in Google.

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#3
December 9, 2017 at 13:18:30
Hi
So I was all prepared to get a new keyboard.
But just a day back I got a notification for the laptop's whole software update.
After doing that the issue stopped (at least for now it is not happening!)
Thanks a lot!

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#4
December 9, 2017 at 13:42:13
Very good news and thanks for letting us know.

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