04-04-2011 01:03 AM
suddenly my keyboard is typing double letters when u press certain keys.
so for example when i press space i get space + enter
i press left arrow and i get left arrow and B
whats going on?
it is a persistent problem with like 7 keys on the keyboard.
any hints or tips other than sending it for warranty service? i dont want to wait for like 2 weeks..
thanks in advance!
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04-10-2011 03:16 PM
I have the same problem. It is intermitent though.
When I type an "e" character it sometimes brings up the volume bar and types a "p" character (also gives me an error ding sound). The D key also does this, typing a "\" in the place of a "d" (bringing up the microphone symbol. THe "c" key also does this, inserting a "b" carriage return, then "|"
If I give it some time, 3-5 seconds, it stops doing this, but then randomly returns in the process of typing. I have never dropped or spilled any thing on this computer. It appears to be a software glitch relating to the hot keys for bringing up the volume and mic settings.
Very frustrating! Anyone have solutions?
04-14-2011 06:20 AM
Mine has also started doing this all of a sudden - it stops me being able to log on!
I've no idea what causes it but I get EXACTLY the same issues, notably:
e key affects volume and types a p
d key tries to turn the mic on and off and types random charactprs (#)
c does ~b
This is clearly a massive problem which replicates on a number of users' machines - this needs fixing! What's happened!?
04-14-2011 09:10 AM
Today my keyboard has developed a fault whereby the keys I press do not produce the correct characters on screen. The culprits are:
'e' - produces a 'p' and tries other functions (adjusting volume, right clicks, del etc... usually a combination)
'd' - produces '#;' for some reason and also turns the microphone on and off
'c' - produces 'b' then enter then '~'
'3' - produces a '0'
F2, F3 and F4 also do a number of odd things (right clicks, deletes, so on and so forth)
I've no idea what's causing it and looking at the forum other users have the same problem with the same effect but no solution is offered!
I notice all the keys affected are all next to each other, running down the keyboard in a sort of reversed italic T shape (look at the location of all the keys)
It's just started out of the blue, I don't have a virus and I've not installed anything recently.
I'm on a Thinkpad Edge 15 0301GWG
04-15-2011 02:15 AM
04-15-2011 08:45 PM
I have the EXACT same behavior which started a few days ago. Today, it rarely will behave normally, it keeps typing the above characters. Keys are 2, 3, e, d, c ,
This is rendering laptop almost useless. I have had to add an external keyboard which is not good while travelling.
04-21-2011 01:07 AM
Thanks James, I'll ty an external in safe mode soon. It's hard to test thought because you can never tell exactly when the problem is going to present itself. It's extremely sporadic and there doesn't appear to be any pattern dictating when it's going to happen.