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adele
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Thinkpad 3000 C200 Keyboard problem!! Key Values are different

Hi, 

I am facing a weird problem. I have done multiple virus scans, PCDoctor etc. I eventually had to use an external keyboard just to login and keep working. If I press a key on the keyboard the value typed is something different.:

 

key  a --> value typed `a

key s --> value typed F1 so help comes up each time

key f --> value typed 5f

key j --> value typed 6j

key k --> value typed =k

key ; --> value typed -;

key 5 --> value typed 5f

key 6 --> value typed 6j

key - --> value typed -;

key = --> value typed =k

 

Does anyone have any idea what to do about this? I read Pavan's post and it sounds like the only option is to replace the keyboard. It's almost as if the following keys are 'locked together': 5 and f, 6 and j, = and k, - and ; etc.

 

Isn't there some weird lock activated? What is the reason this has happened?

 

Thanks!

Adele

adele
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Re: Thinkpad 3000 C200 Keyboard problem!! Key Values are different

I found a post on a Dell laptop with the same issue... this guy said he used the built-in hardware diagnostics and identified the following conjoined pairs of keys (for this issue): 2 and 3; w and e; s and d; x and c; F1 and F2; and CAPS LOCK and F3.

 

He eventually discovered that the keyboard connector ribbon has a predilection for coming loose underneath the keyboard, and that re-seating it can fix problems like these. He pulled out the ribbon, dusted it off and it all worked again.

 

Now I am not a hardware techie, any other ideas about what this could be?

 

Thanks!

Adele 

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Re: Thinkpad 3000 C200 Keyboard problem!! Key Values are different

It seems like Fn+NmLk activated problem. You try it?
adele
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Re: Thinkpad 3000 C200 Keyboard problem!! Key Values are different

Thanks for your response - I did try the FN-NmLk thing but this is unfortunately not the issue.

 

If it was numlock then:

K would be 2

L would be 3

J would be 1

etc.

 

And not the combinations I am getting... Any other ideas?

 

Thanks

Adele

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Re: Thinkpad 3000 C200 Keyboard problem!! Key Values are different

Probably a damaged keyboard. You may need a replacement

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