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

2011-12-06, 16:21 PM

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

2011-12-06, 17:47 PM
Looks like I have stumped the experts? :-/
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Re: Keys typing incorrect symbols/indenting sentences/opening new pages on Y560P laptop

2011-12-06, 23:00 PM
http://forum.lenovo.com/t5/IdeaPad-Y-and-U-series-Laptops/IdeaPad-Z470-unexpected-characters-on-some-keys-while-typing/ta-p/547483


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

2011-12-07, 4:24 AM

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

2011-12-07, 10:52 AM
could be keyboard issue.
have you checked if the issue persisted on linux?


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

2011-12-07, 16:05 PM

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

2011-12-07, 16:52 PM
use "live cd" option ( without installing linux )


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

2011-12-07, 17:10 PM
So I need to purchase Linux OS? Or is this available online?
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Re: Keys typing incorrect symbols/indenting sentences/opening new pages on Y560P laptop

2011-12-07, 17:35 PM
I see now that it is free.
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Re: Keys typing incorrect symbols/indenting sentences/opening new pages on Y560P laptop

2011-12-07, 18:39 PM
:)
yes, its free. just download/burn the iso file.


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