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    keyboard typing by itself
    « on: June 24, 2009, 04:54:04 PM »
    Hi. I am using on-screen keyboard right now because my keyboard infinitely types M's if I touch it. Also, it continues typing M's on its own. I have tried taking the keys off and cleaning underneath, but that doesn't work and the key doesn't appear to be stuck down. It didn't type random M's when I restarted it the first time, but now even at login on start up it types M's. Does anyone have any idea what I should do? Thank goodness for on-screen keyboard though, eh?

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    Re: keyboard typing by itself
    « Reply #1 on: June 24, 2009, 04:55:26 PM »
    it sounds like the spring is gone on the keyboard.

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      « Reply #2 on: June 24, 2009, 04:56:59 PM »
      But why is only M affected? And, how can I fix that? The computer is a laptop...

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      « Reply #3 on: June 24, 2009, 05:00:01 PM »
      yes, each key on your keyboard is based on a spring, like if you press any button it pops back up, correct? It doesn't stay down, now when it stays down, that means it is being stayed pressed, now this is the most probable cause i.e. that the spring on the M key is broken, you probably just need a new spring.

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        « Reply #4 on: June 24, 2009, 05:03:55 PM »
        But, under the key is a squishy rubber piece, not a spring. And it doesn't look pressed down... nor is it typing M's now.

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        « Reply #5 on: June 24, 2009, 05:05:21 PM »
        well yes, OK same principle, it may not look pushed, but that is the only thing I can think of, you can however scan for viruses, to be on the safe side (don't know much about viruses)

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          « Reply #6 on: June 24, 2009, 05:08:38 PM »
          I'll try that, but I just did the other day. As well, I'm using my keyboard right now, and it isn't doing it. It took it a while after I restarted last time for it to freak out and only type M's. Even now, I hit the M key and now extra M's. I don't know why it randomly freaks out, but today has been a rather bad day, and my boyfriend is at work from now until 4am, so he can't help me, nor can he tomorrow... He's a certified computer technician, so he should be able to fix this. I told him about it earlier, and he said just restart, and it was fine then, but eventually it started doing it later on.

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          Re: keyboard typing by itself
          « Reply #7 on: June 24, 2009, 05:34:22 PM »
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          I want one ;D

          Sorry, couldn't resist ;D

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            « Reply #8 on: June 24, 2009, 05:38:14 PM »
            Haha I know, it wouldn't be too bad if it typed what I wanted it too! Unless I have a really tasty meal though, I don't want it typing "mmmmmmmmmm" forever. XD

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            « Reply #9 on: June 24, 2009, 05:43:10 PM »
            "mmmmmmmmmmmmm" is actually pretty neat sound :)

            Seriously, just get a new keyboard..

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              « Reply #10 on: June 24, 2009, 06:02:05 PM »
              "Seriously, just get a new keyboard..

              That would be easier if my keyboard wasn't attached to my laptop... -_-;

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              « Reply #11 on: June 24, 2009, 06:06:18 PM »
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              That would be easier if my keyboard wasn't attached to my laptop... -_-;

              If you don't move your laptop around much you can get some pretty decent USB keyboards.
              Otherwise you may need to replace the laptops keyboard.  It's more work - and a bit more money, but might be your only alternative.

              Let me know what your husband says.
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              « Reply #12 on: June 24, 2009, 06:07:19 PM »
              ...and if it's some newer laptop, its keyboard is usually easily removed.

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              Re: keyboard typing by itself
              « Reply #13 on: June 24, 2009, 06:24:42 PM »
              I want one ;D

              Sorry, couldn't resist ;D

              You'ld have 80,000 posts by now...
                 
               
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                Re: keyboard typing by itself
                « Reply #14 on: June 24, 2009, 06:26:02 PM »
                The keyboard isn't very new. It's probably two or two and a half years old, but it seems to be working fine now. Heck knows what I did! I did get frustrated earlier and I took off the keys again and poked the squisky rubber "spring" thing for a while, and it hasn't done it since then. Though, I'll still ask my boyfriend sometime in the next few days. Quantos, boyfriend, not husband! XD

                ...though, someday he'll be my husband!