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Toshiba Satellite M45-S165 Keyboard Problem

By bdmoore
Jul 31, 2005
  1. dartmax

    dartmax TS Rookie

    Has anyone tried the Bios update that was mentioned above?
    I just updated from version 1.2 to 1.5 (got from the toshiba web site). I'm hoping this fixes the problem. If someone has done this and it didnt work lemme know!

    thanks!
     
  2. halo71

    halo71 TS Rookie Posts: 1,289

    dartmax, you may want to do a little searching about this issue. I am fairly sure the keyboard problem is not bios related. There are numerous posts about the Toshiba keyboard problem on this site as well. This is a hardware issue.
     
  3. lisa721

    lisa721 TS Rookie

    Satellite S169 strange keyboard responses

    I just took my laptop in for repair for the wierd keyboard response specifically described in the first post in this thread.

    They replaced only the control panel circuit for the special keys to the left of the keyboard and it repaired the issue.

    Thanks for posting that fix. It worked perfectly!
     
  4. bounty42

    bounty42 TS Rookie


    I've had this problem for a couple of years and I finally decided to do something about it. I tried updated the bios as suggested above, and that fixed the problem.

    The change history was listed and "A change was made to correct an issue where the Shift key would respond like the Enter key. " is one of them.

    Updating the bios solved the problem for me.
     
  5. lm_wise

    lm_wise TS Rookie

    I've read through a lot of the threads on keyboard issues. I'm wondering if anyone else has had symptoms similiar to mine: At random and variable intervals, my mapping will go screwy, the light below F10 will turn on, several keys may become completely unresponsive, context sensitive menus pop open, etc. Here's the thing I haven't seen anyone else report: I can be sure one or more of these will happen if I put pressure on or squeeze the area to the left or below the keyboard - including the black part where the media buttons are and the silver cover that is a natural palm rest. Based on that, I belive it to be hardware related. Anyone have something similar? Do you think replacing the control circuit thing as others have reported will work? Or am I looking at replacing the whole keyboard? Note that sometimes I haven't touched or squeezed those areas, so guess that sometimes it may be a keystroke? Thanks!?
     
  6. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 13,446   +324

    these are language specific accents.

    CP->Internet Options->Language Tab.

    select the language of choice and move to the top. consider REMOVE for
    all other options.
     
  7. danconix

    danconix TS Rookie

    It seems a temperature problem...

    I have the same identical problem, have you found any solution?

    In my opinion, it's a temperature problem. When it get hot left side keys don't work anymore... left shift and ctrl are crazy always, but a,q,w,e,s,z,x sometimes (when it's cold) work

    Thanks
     
  8. AgentX3432

    AgentX3432 TS Rookie

    Toshiba Satellite M55-S3292-Problem with spacebar key and numbers 4 and 6 not working

    Hey.all.Im.trying.to.find.out.what.can.I.try.to.get.those.keys.back.to.work...
    I'm.getting.tired.of.typing.(dots)as.spaces..I.removed.the.keyboard.to.inspect.it.and.found.little.crumps.removed.the.keys.and.clean.them.with.a.small.brush.but.still.doesnt.work.

    The.only.way.to.add.spaces.on.this.computer.is."Alt+Fn+32".or.by.copying.a.space.and.press."Ctrl+V".could.it.be.a.virus.or.a.driver?

    Please.reply.because.I'm.getting..F..R..U..S..T..R..A..T..E..D...............HAHA
     
  9. budonkadonk

    budonkadonk TS Rookie

    I got this laptop from a friend at work who wanted me to take a look at it. First off his hard drive was shot so I replaced it. Then while I was reinstalling windows / drivers I noticed the keyboard started acting funny, the same f10 light thing that was happening above. I took the keyboard out of the case and had to use it just sitting on top of the case, not snapped down or it wouldn't work.

    I ordered a refurbished keyboard, installed it and it worked for a while then crapped out on me. I unsnapped this one and it still was acting weird. So I started poking around on the motherboard with my finger under the keyboard.

    Lo and behold, I discovered a spot where if I apply just a little pressure, a right-click command or a bunch of //// show up on the screen.

    I was testing this with notepad open. Obviously it's a temperature problem because this only happens after it's been on for a while.

    It's a small piece of metal, looks to be a heatsink bracket, under the keyboard on the left side.
     
  10. mamac

    mamac TS Rookie

    HI,
    I am just new here and I have a problem with my keyboard. The letter "w" does not work, I did'nt realize how often I need it! I have a Toshiba Satellite A205-S4777 and it is 18 months old. The "w" popped off and I put it back on but now it doesn't work. I have to copy and paste it in each time. Please if anyone has a suggestion I am up for trying it. I would really appreciate the help. Thank you in advance,mamac
     
  11. blackmystre

    blackmystre TS Rookie

    Were there any solutions to the issues that lm_wise, danconix, and budonkadonk had? I'm having the same issue with pressure on the left side "locking" the function key, so that the light under the F10 key turns on and off. the light also does not even need to be on for the Fn key function to be enabled.
     
     
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