10-15-2010 09:59 PM
Basically whenever I'm playing Starcraft 2 or playing a game on facebook that requires me to type in letters, my keyboard never works. It always types in numbers while I'm playing a game and only in the game.
Outside of the game, I can type fine. However only when I'm playing an actually game of Starcraft 2 or Word Challenge does my keyboard not work and it types in numbers. No matter which letter of the alphabet I type in, it will always go in numerical order from 678901235 or 456780123.
Please help me!
10-16-2010 07:03 PM
yes it works.
i had the same problem. typing in word
and on the web is fine. I also didn't have
the problem while playing combat arms,
a fps game. However, when i played left
4 dead 2, i was not able to control anything
because everything came out as numbers.
So I just disabled the gid desktop application
and was able to play left 4 dead 2.
10-16-2010 11:32 PM
Hey guys.. I just bought my Lenovo y560 this week and within a day i got Mafia 2 and Call of Duty: MW2.. and i was having the same issue as everyone else.. but upon reading everyone's post, I figured running the games/programs as administrator fixes the problem for me. Since I got my laptop this week I couldn't restore to any earlier date but yeah this what works for me and I am sure removing GID from start up also works. But something I wanna share with everyone here..I called lenovo today and talked to them about this issue on the phone.. and the guy i was talking to me told me that I could have some kind of malware in my laptop that’s causing it and since this is not a hardware issue they cannot help me. in order for me to get help for them I have to pay one time fee of $39.99CAD for one time fix. I really found that discouraging. I mean at least they should look into the issue and first figure out whether its something because of us, or something that is out our hands before asking me to pay for the service. It just makes me question if they really care for their customer. I understand a Lenovo staff has been involved now due to this post, but all tech-support personal should be made aware of such problems. If I was told that they are working on this issue, then I would have been glad instead of asking me to pay for the fix. Anyway this is what I feel. Sorry if I offend anyone through my opinion. Thanks to the guys who really came up with ghetto fixes.. good job guys
10-17-2010 12:07 AM
the gid desktop application is actually a really nice security
program. What it does is prevent keyloggers from viewing
your keyboard history. It takes in the letters and saves them as
consecutive numbers so that if your computer is hit with
a keylogger, the viewer only sees consecutive numbers and
since they are consecutive, their is no pattern to crack the
code. the application might have detected the games
as a fake positive for keyloggers so they made every letter
press a number making the game unplayable.
10-17-2010 12:22 AM
10-17-2010 10:09 PM - edited 10-17-2010 10:10 PM
Engineering has reverted that the Guarded application will no longer be available in the current produced Lenovo laptops therefore the suggested solution for this issue would be to remove or to prevent the application from starting up via the following steps.
Prevent GID application from Starting Up
Uninstall GID Application from Windows
Appreciate those who have posted their findings on the thread.
10-18-2010 12:11 AM
Thanks for info.Much apreciated.
Had this Laptop since 8th October.( Y560, 8gb, i7). Problems are same as every one elses.
However, I only have 2 games.
1. Halo CE. Sometimes it'll be fine. Next time Keyboard is totally unresponsive.
2. Urban Terror 4.1 Keys randomly go faulty, but not often.
3.Open Office Spreadsheets, and MS Xcel Spreadsheets became unusable
4. AutoDesk 3ds became unusable.
5. Inkscape randomly ditto.
I never know if a program is going to be workable or not.
On UT 4.1, in frantic gameplay, the screen will suddenly disappear to an icon on the Taskbar. Clicking on the icon restores the game.
While typing this post on this site now, it happened 2x. The second time, whilst typing I nudged the mouse, which made the screen disappear.
If I rest my hand on the LHS solid, blank area, between the touchpad and the audio/ mic jacks, it will trigger a tab on screen to be clicked, if the cursor happens to be on a tab or link.
There seems to be a hesitancy somtimes in key input, so probably is the GuardID program.
There may be a MS problem too, their updates are becoming low - quality.
I purchased this Lenovo, as MS updates totally destroyed my previously good laptop.
As I remember it was DotNet Framework Updates, XP updates, and UAA. All in 1 month.
This is a beautiful keyboard to type on, so GuardID has to go.