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crazy keyboard

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by suelorio, Oct 9, 2007.

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  1. suelorio

    suelorio Thread Starter

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    hi,
    i have a compaq presario laptop and this afternoon while typing the keyboard suddenly took on a life of it's own. now when i the letter a, it types 'a, and when i type the letter f it types 5f, the return key types / and other keys are not what they appear to be. anyone out there have any words of wisdom for me? i am at a loss.
    thanks, sue
     
  2. Goldfish92

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    The keyboard sounds like the controller has died. CAn you test with another keyboard and if that works buy a new one. New (cheap) keyboards are only about $10 / £5 from anywhere (even walmart)
     
  3. suelorio

    suelorio Thread Starter

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    thanks for the input, the problem is it is a laptop. any ideas?
     
  4. Goldfish92

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    erm, try uninstalling the keyboard drivers in device manager and restartin to reinstall them. That is all I can think of I am afrain, short of using a USB keyboard untill you cah get it to work. :) Sorry about that
     
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