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hurricanes72004
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Location: Dublin Ireland
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Keys typing incorrect symbols/indenting sentences/opening new pages on Y560P laptop

Greetings, 

I am having a strange issue with my Lenovo Y560p laptop.  The keys are not typing the correct letters: For example the "y" key types "{}", the "n" key opens "file" tab, and the "m" key indents sentences or takes me to the beginning of the sentence but also sometimes types "><" and vertical bar.

Potentially helpful information:

  • Laptop keys are not dirty, or wet, no spills occurred.
  • Sticky keys is not on
  • I use an external usb keyboard and it works fine (currently doing this to type)
  • I have updated and replaced all keyboard drivers, didnt help
  • I am using Windows 7 OS
  • I recently moved from the US to Europe (perhaps electricity differences could be a factor?)
  • Num Lock is not on
  • the keys work properly when I hit them very hard, this is obviously not sustainable or reasonable as I have to hit them quite hard
  • This issue only happens with a few keys, specifically "y n m" most notably. 

    It is my conclusion that with my limited knowledge it is some sort of keyboard short. Is this reasonable? Please help me remedy this very annoying problem. 
hurricanes72004
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Re: Keys typing incorrect symbols/indenting sentences/opening new pages on Y560P laptop

Looks like I have stumped the experts? :-/
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Re: Keys typing incorrect symbols/indenting sentences/opening new pages on Y560P laptop

hurricanes72004
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Re: Keys typing incorrect symbols/indenting sentences/opening new pages on Y560P laptop

This did not solve my issue. But thanks for trying.

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Re: Keys typing incorrect symbols/indenting sentences/opening new pages on Y560P laptop

could be keyboard issue.
have you checked if the issue persisted on linux?

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hurricanes72004
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Re: Keys typing incorrect symbols/indenting sentences/opening new pages on Y560P laptop

No I have not. Would that involve replacing my current OS and running Linux?

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Re: Keys typing incorrect symbols/indenting sentences/opening new pages on Y560P laptop

use "live cd" option ( without installing linux )

http://www.krasotaiskusstva.com
hurricanes72004
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Re: Keys typing incorrect symbols/indenting sentences/opening new pages on Y560P laptop

So I need to purchase Linux OS? Or is this available online?
hurricanes72004
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Re: Keys typing incorrect symbols/indenting sentences/opening new pages on Y560P laptop

I see now that it is free.
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Re: Keys typing incorrect symbols/indenting sentences/opening new pages on Y560P laptop

Smiley Happy
yes, its free. just download/burn the iso file.

http://www.krasotaiskusstva.com

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