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Solved: Keyboard keeps missing letters

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by dkittl20, Jan 14, 2010.

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  1. dkittl20

    dkittl20 Thread Starter

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    My keyboard on my laptop keeps missing letters / spaces... very annoying problem. any help would be appreciated.

    Things I have tryed:
    Cleaned keyboard
    Updated the drivers
    full virus / spyware / malware -clean-
    not a wireless keyboard

    This is an eample of what thkeyboard types, nly ppens once ad a while
    "This is an example of what the keyboard types, only happens once and a while"

    thanks
     
  2. radgy

    radgy

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    This drove me mad. I eventually pulled all the key caps off, turned the keyboard upside down and gave it a good clean out using a low pressure air gun. You'd be surprised how much gunk builds up in the keyboard over a month. I used a light silicone spray on the white tubes that the key caps click into. It helps to take a photo before hand so you don't put the caps on in the wrong order. Hope this works for you. Failing that, and if you've had the keyboard for a few years, it could just be plain wear and tear and time for a new one. Cheers.
     
  3. dkittl20

    dkittl20 Thread Starter

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    Well, Im pretty sure its not from dirt although worth a shot. It happend overnight. working fine to this. I would get a new keyboard, but its a laptop.....

    Any other ideas??
     
  4. dkittl20

    dkittl20 Thread Starter

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    Just wanted to let anyone know who is searching for this problem that the reason keystrokes were being missed was due to a dead laptop battery. Guess it was putting off little surges that the sofware could not handle for that split second.

    took out the battery and now typing like a dream. I typed this whole thing without a missed letter!
     
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