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keyboard/typing issues

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Frenche, Feb 4, 2011.

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  1. Frenche

    Frenche Thread Starter

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    I recently purchased a Toshiba laptop on Black Friday in 2010. It has run great since then but now when you type on it, the letter are all jumbled up, the spacebar does not work and when you hit the backspace key it displays a w.

    This happened when my wife was chatting in Yahoo. She typed in a WORD doc and it is doing the same thing. She has rebooted the PC, same thing. We are going to try hooking up another keyboard, but I was wondering if this may be a virus or if the keyboard has gone bad.

    Note: Our 16 month old loves to ´type´ on it anytime she can get near it, much to our trying to stop her. Any chance she ´changed´ a setting on the PC by accident?

    Any help is VERY appreciated.
     
  2. dustyjay

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    Have you tried a Factory restore on the system? If there were a setting changed it would restore it to factory defaults. A warning though, you will lose all the programs and data files that you have installed or created since you purchased the laptop.
     
  3. Frenche

    Frenche Thread Starter

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    No I have not tried that yet. Thanks for the info though. I am going to call Toshiba first and see if there is anything I can do before it gets to that.

    Thanks for the reply!!
     
  4. vicks

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    Try going into Control Panel,> Keyboard and update the drivers for the keyboard
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