Keyboard Going Crazy!

  1. kms53

    kms53 New Member Bronze Member

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    Hello,
    my keyboard messed up today, most keys are not working like theyare supposedto. mybackspacebutton turned into my spacebar while myspacebar sometimes decides to stop working, and the direction arrows don't work properly, my up arrow goes up and left at the same time and most of the other directions to other stupid things most letter keys seem to be working finethough. so i was wondering if there are any solutions ? it might have been in contact with a little water.
    any suggestions that don't include buying a new laptop will be appreciated

    edit:this is a laptop keyboard
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    apple_head15 Network Graduate Tech Member Elite Member PCHF $Donator

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    Hi and welcome to PCHF
    try disconnecting it and uninstall ot from Device Manager:
    Right Click My Computer/ Hardware/ Device Manager.

    Reconnect and see if this helps.
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    you said that it could have been contact with little water open the laptop up and see if any of the water is still there but water does not always effect your keboard since my keyboard has been soaked and it still works fine.
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    It is a laptop keyboard.Go to device manager and try update drivers or manufacuturers website and download the drivers use device manager to ensure they are installed.

    Have you installed any recent software that may of caused this?Downloaded something?
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    apple_head15 Network Graduate Tech Member Elite Member PCHF $Donator

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    Hey
    Note: Didnt know it was a laptop when i posted only after it was edited :S
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    kms53 New Member Bronze Member

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    after.shutting.down.the.laptop.for.the.night, my.space.bar.doesnt.want.towork.would.it.be.safe.to.try.to.uninstall.and.re-install.the.keyboard.since.its.a.laptop.keyboard?
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    If you post the make & model, I'd be more than happy to try and track down a replacement keyboard.
    Also, can you plug in an external keyboard to it (when it's turned off of course), if so, see if that works, if you're concerned about not being able to use your keyboard ever again by uninstalling it there's that back-up, but I think you'll be fine by doing it, Windows should reinstall it on startup
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    kms53 New Member Bronze Member

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    one.more.thing.i.forgot.to.mention.my.speakers.stopped.working.1-2weeks.ago.and.everytime.i.run.firefox.or.itunes.i.have.to.reinstall.audio.codecs.to.be.able.toget.output.from.myspeakers.
    the.only.reason.im.afraid.of.reinstalling.my.keyboard.is.that.i.might.not.b.able.to.use.them.again.
    would.i.have.to.unplug.my.laptop.keyboard.somehow.to.use.an.external.one?or.just.plug.it.in?
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    kms53 New Member Bronze Member

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    the.laptop.is.around.3.years.old.so.i.think.its.not.really.worth.replacing.the.keyboard.since.im.trying.to.get.a.new.laptop.
    next.september.but.i.just.want.it.to.last.until.then
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    Do not uninstall the keyboard just update drivers.
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    kms53 New Member Bronze Member

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    ok so nothing worked, so i bought an external keyboard. so i guess the laptop is past its age and is currently dying. but thanks for all the suggestions.
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    Hello,if you are having other troubles with this laptop you may want to do the "Prework" the link in red on my signiture?
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    Hi, I am having the same problem with my new laptop, I bought a Dell Inspiron 910 laptop last week. When I try to type I found that some of the buttons on the laptop keyboard don't match the position they are suppose to be or not working at all.

    As for example, when I try typing in my email address and I get to the at sign it is not at the position where the at sign is suppose to be, but at the number 2 where the symbol (") is. Also when I look for the pound sign which is suppose to be above 3 doesn't appear in stead I get # but that is suppose to be on the far right of the laptop keyboard. Basicly some of my keys aren't in there correct position. Can you help me please?
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    Hello,do you still need help with this,please post back if you do.

    Dave you got missed there as you posted on some one elses thread,ohhhhh dear.

    Thankyou.

    JB.
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    hey Dave, you need start your own thread, you could confuse the orignal poster. I will look for it. :)
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