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Keyboard issues, multiple letters appearing

By finneyiss
Jul 29, 2010
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  1. my laptop keyboard is on the fritz. when i push the 'w' key wi appears on the screen my space bar has turned into my enter key my z key is now a 'za' key and my up arrow key is now my right arrow key and so on. i reinstalled the drivers and tried reinstalling the bios, i removed all power sources and even went out and purchased a new antivirus program thinking it was a virus but i'm officially stumped. please, please help, before i'm forced to take a sledge hammer to my problem;-)
  2. raybay

    raybay TS Evangelist Posts: 7,241   +10

    You didn't give us the brand and model, but a laptop keyboard can be found for $25 to $50 depending on brand and model and where you buy it... Usully you remove four to six screws from the bottom, unplug the ribbon cable, remove the board and exchange it, then reverse and you have the new keyboard working in less than 15 minutes...
    Finding the right keyboard is tricky, but eBay usually has every model available or with a gurgle search
  3. finneyiss

    finneyiss TS Rookie Topic Starter

    it is an hp pavilion dv2700
  4. finneyiss

    finneyiss TS Rookie Topic Starter

    is it a software problem or a hardware problem?

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