Trouble with typing keys

Lamichele

New Member
All the typing keyes stick on this Laptop can anyone tell me how can I fix this problem, keyes sticking are the Del, the enter key and all the cursor keyes. everything on the far right of the key pad.
 

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chaosrealm93

Power User
Re: Trouble with typing keyes

did you ever spill anything on your laptop? if its juice or the like, it may cause the keys to stick. if its just sticking without a reason, then you may want to try contacting the manufacturer for replacement keys and the mechanism that goes underneath. im guessing your laptop uses scissor keys.
 

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System One

  • CPU
    AMD Phenom ii 940 - 3.60GHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS M3A79-T Deluxe
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    Kingston HyperX 2x2GB 1066MHz 4096MB
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    4870 1GB
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    N/A
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    Viewsonix VX2240w
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    1680 x 1050
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    Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 7200rpm
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    Corsair AX850
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    Coolermaster HAF 932
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    Scythe Mugen 2 rev.b
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    Logitech G500
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    Das Keyboard Silent Professional
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    iunno.

Lorien

Account Suspended
Re: Trouble with typing keyes

Hi Lamichele,

Welcome to Vista Forums!

Chaosrealm93 has pretty much covered the situation. This sounds very much like the result of a spill of some sort (or even crumbs dropping in if you were eating over the computer and mostly on that side or possibly dust or particles getting in depending on the environment where it is used).

What is the manufacturer, make, and precise and complete model of the computer? I'd like to examine the troubleshooting guidelines and also see how complicated it is to remove and "clean" out the keyboard with a can of air (or other options if they provide them) to see if that works before spending money on a repair or replacement (and to see if you can just order the part and do the exchange yourself, thus saving time and money).

If you're having trouble with that many keys, then I recommend you replace the entire keyboard (including the keys as well as the keyboard base) rather than try to do it key-by-key - it will be simpler and probably cheaper as well. I'm not even sure the manufacturer will give you a choice anyway.

I'm convinced this is NOT a software problem or that it has anything to do with Vista or anything you installed. This seems to be entirely a hardware issue. If you know someone with a USB keyboard you can borrow, give it a try and see if it has the same trouble - I'll bet it works fine. If it does have the same problem, then post back as that would be quite surprising and the problem may lie elsewhere (though I'm not sure where that could be at this point).

I hope this helps.

Good luck!
 
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  • Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Inc. MP061 Inspiron E1705
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    2.00 gigahertz Intel Core 2 Duo 64 kilobyte primary memory
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    Board: Dell Inc. 0YD479 Bus Clock: 166 megahertz
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    2046 Megabytes Usable Installed Memory
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    ATI Mobility Radeon X1400 (Microsoft Corporation - WDDM) [Di
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    SigmaTel High Definition Audio CODEC
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    Generic PnP Monitor (17.2"vis)
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    Chassis Serial Number: 5YK95C1
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    Logitech HID-compliant Cordless Mouse
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    Standard PS/2 Keyboard
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    1958 Kbps download ; 754.8 Kbps upload
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    Optiarc DVD+-RW AD-5540A ATA Device [CD-ROM drive]

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    Teredo Tunneling Pseudo-Interface

    Router Linksys / WRT54G -01

Lamichele

New Member
Thank you for your quick reply, I have asked the other members of the family and from what I was told nothing was spilled on the key board and no one ate when using it but again thank you for trrying to help.
 

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richc46

Vista Guru
Gold Member
If it is the entire keyboard, I feel that a new keyboard is needed.
There may, however, be a way to adjust key sensitivity for your specific keyboard.
 

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System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Dell XPS420
    Memory
    6 gig
    Graphics Card(s)
    ATI Radeon HD3650 256 MB
    Sound Card
    Intergrated 7.1 Channel Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Dell SP2009W 20 inch Flat Panel w Webcam
    Hard Drives
    640 gb
    Cooling
    Fan
    Mouse
    Dell USB 4 button optical
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    Dell USB
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    DSL provided by ATT
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