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Caps Lock freezes keyboard

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by debowebo, Jan 5, 2015.

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  1. debowebo

    debowebo Thread Starter

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    Hello,

    I am having a strange problem. I have a laptop and a wireless keyboard. When I hit the Caps Lock button on my laptop keyboard it freezes all the other keys and I am unable to undo the Caps Lock or type anything. However, with my external keyboard I can turn off the Caps Lock and everything goes back to normal. Any clue what could be going on here?

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  2. centauricw

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    My guess is that this is an OS issue where it's getting confused between the built-in keyboard and the wireless keyboard. This could be an issue with driver used for the wireless keyboard, but it's not a hardware issue.
     
  3. debowebo

    debowebo Thread Starter

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    Thanks for the response. I uninstalled and re-installed the drivers as you suggested with no result. I ended up using SharpKeys to disable the Caps Lock and this seems to have resolved the problem.
     
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