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Author Topic: blinking scroll lock causing problems  (Read 1217 times)

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mmeahan

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blinking scroll lock causing problems
« on: May 08, 2006, 12:13:46 PM »
My scroll lock key will randomly blink periodically, but not always.  I generally have the same programs open -- Word, Excel, Firefox, Thunderbird, a .wav player program, a text expander, etc. -- and I have not been able to narrow it down to coming from any particular program.  When the scroll lock light is randomly blinking, though, it affects my text expander *and* it affects the spell check in MS Word (at the flash, it looks like it is making an edit to the spell check).  

Does anybody have any ideas of where I could track down why this light is blinking and how to get it to stop?

dl65

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    Re: blinking scroll lock causing problems
    « Reply #1 on: May 08, 2006, 12:26:21 PM »
     mmeahan....have you tried a differant keyboard ? It may be as simple as that.


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    mmeahan

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    Re: blinking scroll lock causing problems
    « Reply #2 on: May 08, 2006, 12:44:08 PM »
    I'm so sorry -- I have had bronchitis and am forgetting everything.  Yes, I bought a brand-new keyboard and it is still blinking.  

    If anybody could tell me how to troubleshoot this past closing programs and seeing if it helps, I don't mind doing the troubleshooting myself -- I just am out of ideas.


    dl65

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      Re: blinking scroll lock causing problems
      « Reply #3 on: May 08, 2006, 02:43:34 PM »
      mmeahan......  If you shut everything down and then reboot .......... and with nothing open does this still occur?

      dl65
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