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Solved: Acer aspire 4520 Sticky key and cant change BIOS boot order.. Need Help..

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  1. bloodhacker2

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    This is my problem..

    I am curantly working on a Acer aspire 4520. The problem with this computer is that it has sticky keys, first i thought it was the keyboard so i plunged in a usb keyboard and still had the same problems, keys don't react fast, when i turn caps lock on it turns it off and vise versa, when i use the mouse to click something it selects everything on my desktop and opens it all at once.

    So i thought it might be a bad OS, so i decide to preform a reinstall of windows vista but when i go to the BIOS it wont let me change the boot order, when i press the keys to chang the order it just makes a beep.

    so i went back and did more research and found that some other people are having the same problem and they told me to do i BIOS flash, but that did nothing.. this is the website..
    http://geeklord.com/2008/01/19/solution-to-keyboard-lag-problem-in-acer-aspire-4520-laptop/


    i am out of ideas, what do you guys think?
     
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    I have used that update and still no luck.
     
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    hello

    have you tried control panel>keyboard.hardware tab.properties ?
    does it say device is working proper.
    theres also a drivers tab there.

    just a thought
    good luck
     
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    Yes sirr, tried that too, but the problem is when i click with the mouse it selects everything.
    This is a BIOS problem, not a OS problem..
     
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    Hi I'am curious as to why you think it is the bios I'am not saying your wrong I do wonder if your keyboard may have some fault though maybe a connection has become loose
     
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    Sure man, theses are the steps that i took to determine that it is a BIOS.

    1. at first i thought it was a Keyborde problem, so i removed it and cleaned off the ends and blew out the connection hole. i put the keyboard in making sure it had good connection and still had the same problem.

    2.so i plugged in a USB keyboard and still had the same problem.

    3. i now thought it was a bad copy of vista, so i tried to go reinstall vista. Once i got to the BIOS to change the boot order i still had the same problem. cant change boot order, some keys just make a beeeeeep sound when pressing them..


    Their you go man..
     
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    Hi and thank you for taking the time to go through your troubleshooting steps nice,can you navigate to the exit page in your bios and try resetting it to default and see if this helps
     
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    ya i tried that and still no luck.

    Man i have thought of almost everything...
     
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    Hey guys i figured out how to fix this problem..

    I tweaked the settings on my Synaptics Application. Here is what I did:
    1. Open Synaptic Appz and go to Device Settings Tab.
    2. Select Synaptic and Click on Settings.
    3. Go to Tap Zones and Uncheck Enable Tap Zone.
    4. Select Pointer Motion, Go to Edge Motion, and Select No Edge Motion.
    5. Now the last thing I did was, Select Pointer Refresh Rate, and Check Slow Refresh Rate.
    All these steps fixed my Keyboard Lagging on my Acer Aspire 4520. Keyboard responded normal now and its really nice to work with.


    I give all credit to Adina at www.havelaptopwilltravel.com
     
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