Shortcut keys problem

By zrods
May 31, 2013
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  1. I am using a samsung np-350 laptop and it has started showing a problem lately.The alt+f4 shortcut does'nt work and my fn brightness controls are replaced by alt automatically.
    Please suggest a solution to my problem.Thank you.
  2. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 20,451   +135

    The keyboard may need to be cleaned or replaced...
  3. zrods

    zrods Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 18

    Well I didn't get you how can it be possible?If individual keys work fine but combinations fail so I guess I deserve a more accurate answer
  4. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 20,451   +135

    Possible virus or other malware infection...
  5. zrods

    zrods Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 18

    Okay will look into it but can u tell me some possible causes ???
    any thing I can start with????
  6. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 20,451   +135

    Possible causes for this:
    Bad keyboard
    Dirt
    Bad connection to the motherboard
    Malware
  7. zrods

    zrods Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 18

    Well as I ve mentioned b4 since all the individual keys are working fyn so no problem in d hardware department and as I ve asked b4 can u plz give me some specific malwares or viruses those could have caused it that I can serch 4 it easily
  8. learninmypc

    learninmypc TechSpot Guru Posts: 4,568   +184

    Not trying to be a smart aleck, but if your "regular" keys are working fine, what does, fyn, plz, serch mean?
    Perhaps you're not using spell check? No idea what fyn is, plz might be please & I think serch is search.
    If I'm not sure of the spelling of a word, I use http://www.merriam-webster.com/
    Might also try running your security programs as previously mentioned or a different keyboard. Good luck.
  9. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 20,451   +135

    Yes, it looks like other keys are also messing up. Try attaching a USB keyboard and see if you can type normally using it


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