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Can I disable deffective Keys?

I spilled a smoothie on my keyboard and the two top right keys are repeating I think they are the Control Key and the Windows start menu key. Long time ago I remember someone showing me how to recofigure keys. I am wondering if someone out there know how to turn off these keys as I don't need them. Thanks!

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Re: Can I disable deffective Keys?

Use keytweak to diaseable the key than is giving you problems you can download it here

if need the manual here is it click here to view the manual or download it

Posted on May 13, 2008

Re: Can I disable deffective Keys?

The keys on the keyboard do remove fairly easily, and you can then clean under the keys with a cotton bud - slightly damp but NOT wet. Keys clip backon easy.

Posted on Feb 06, 2008

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Re: Can I disable deffective Keys?

You could remove the keyboard and clean it up with mild soap and water solution. Let it dry for several days. I had to do this to several customer laptop spill adventures.

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Re: Can I disable deffective Keys?

There are a number of utilities with that function. I ran into one, Winkey Killer, at (At least, I assume that is its function.) also, this may help:

Posted on Mar 20, 2006

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The number keys to the right will not work, even after pressing number lock. suggestions?

Please open Device Manager and uninstall what is showing under "Keyboards". If you're unsure on how to perform these steps, follow this link:
Once you have uninstalled the keyboard driver, restart your notebook and it should automatically reinstall for you.
Let me know if this resolves the issue.

  • If the keyboard is not working in Windows, continue with these steps to uninstall and reinstall the keyboard software in Device Manager.
  • Click Start , then click Control Panel.
    Control Panel opens.
  • Click Hardware and Sound.
  • Click Device Manager under Devices and Printers.

    Device Manager opens.
  • Click View, and select Show Hidden Devices.
  • Double-click Keyboards, right-click the keyboard name, and then click the Uninstall button to remove the device from Windows.
  • Restart the computer.
  • The keyboard should now work correctly.
  • Your computer comes with several software programs that can test the keyboard for key or hardware failures. For more information, see the HP Support document Testing for Hardware Failures.
  • Notebook key presses are slow to respond
    If there is a short delay from the time a key is pressed to the time the character displays on the screen, the Filter Keys function might be activated. The Filter Keys function provides a greater range of key press options to fine-tune key delays and prevent inadvertent key presses. To disable Filter Keys and return to the default keyboard behavior, use the following steps:
    1. Click Start , and type keyboard in the Search box. Then select Change how your keyboard works under Control Panel.
    2. Remove the selection from Turn on Filter Keys. Then click Set up Filter Keys.
    3. Remove the check next to Turn on Filter Keys when SHIFT is pressed for eight seconds.
    4. Click Apply, click OK, and then close the Ease of Access Center.
      The keys should be more responsive.
    Pressing a notebook key once types several characters
    If two or more characters appear when pressing a key, use the following steps to adjust the key repeat delay:
    1. Click Start , and type keyboard in the Search box. Then click Keyboard under Control Panel.
      The Keyboard Properties page opens.
    2. Set the Repeat delay slider to Long. Click Apply, and then click OK.
    Notebook beeps while typing
    If the computer sometimes beeps while you are typing, Toggle Keys or Sticky Keys is active. Toggle Keys causes the computer to emit a beep when the Lock keys are pressed. Sticky Keys causes the computer to emit a beep when the Ctrl, Alt, Shift, or Lock key is pressed. Use the following steps to disable Sticky Keys and Toggle Keys:
    1. Click Start , and type keyboard in the Search box. Then click Change how your keyboard works under Control Panel.
    2. If selected, remove the check next to Turn on Sticky Keys. Then click Set up Sticky keys.
    3. Remove the check next to Turn on Sticky Keys when SHIFT is pressed five times.
    4. Click Apply, and then click OK to return to the Make the keyboard easier to use page.
    5. Remove the check next to Turn on Toggle Keys.
      If selected, remove the selection from Turn on Toggle Keys by holding down the NUM LOCK key for five seconds.
    6. Click Apply, click OK, and then close the Ease of Access Center.
      The beeps no longer sound.
    Wrong characters appear when typing, changing keyboard language, or Dvorak
    If the wrong characters appear when you are typing, or you are trying to use a different keyboard, use the following steps to synchronize Windows to the type of keyboard you are using:
    1. Click Start , and type region into the Search field. Click Region and Language from the search results.
    2. Click the Keyboards and Languages tab, and then click Change Keyboards.

      The Text Services and Input Languages page opens.
    3. Click Add.
    4. Select the keyboard you want to use, and click OK.
    5. From the Text Services and Input Languages page, select the new keyboard in the list and click Move up until it is first in the list. This makes it the default keyboard.
    6. Click OK. You can now use the new keyboard.
      If you find that the new keyboard service works correctly and you do not want to use the other keyboard, repeat these steps and Remove the keyboard service that you do not need.
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    How to fix sticky keys

    You must increase the leadtime before Windows considers your keeping a key pressed down means you want to repeat it.
    Open Keyboard Properties by clicking the Start button , and then clicking Control Panel. In the search box, type keyboard, and then click Keyboard.
    Under Character repeat, move the Repeat delay slider to the right to increase how long you must hold down a key before the keyboard character repeats, and then click OK.

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    My brightness keys f9 and f10 are not doing the job, i have to adjust brightness from control pannel.

    Step 1:
    Locate the Fn (Function) key on your keyboard. It may be on the bottom left side with dark blue letters. Locate the two "brightness" keys near the top of the keyboard. These will be in the "F" keys, possibly if F6 and F7. They should have little sun pictures or something similar to indicate brightness. Hold down the Fn key while pressing F7, or whichever "F" key your laptop uses to increase brightness. Tap F7 repeatedly until you reach the desired brightness. Fn must be held down as you continue to tap.

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    Keyboard & sencerboad not\woring

    If you mean the laptop keyboard and Touchpad are not working ?
    the problem might be caused by the same issue for both.

    Laptop keyboard and keypad not working

    Laptop keyboards are a little more delicate than keyboards used in desktop computers. Hence they face more problems.

    Normally, they are replaced when they render defective. However, most of these keyboard issues can be taken care of or even prevented by regular cleaning.

    Common issues like, keys not working on your keyboard, having to press keys firmly to get the output or any keyboard typing issues, can easily be handled at home.

    Sometimes you may find certain keys of your laptop's keyboard to not be working properly. You type those keys but there is no output on the screen or you need to press these keys firmly to get a result.

    You face this problem if you accidentally spill any liquid substance on your keyboard, or due to dust accumulating on the inside of the keys, pressing certain keys really hard while playing games or even due to absence of lubrication.

    Therefore you are supposed to maintain your laptop's keyboard by cleaning and lubricating it regularly.

    Troubleshooting Steps

    Locate the "Fn" key in the lower right or left corner of the laptop keyboard.

    The "Fn" key typically has different colored text on it or the key itself is a different color.

    Locate the function (F1 through F12) key at the top of the keyboard that disables or enables the touchpad on the laptop.

    To start with, take out each key. Use a small screwdriver to carefully pry each key by making it loose.

    As they become loose, keys will simply pop off.

    Also, take out the rubber piece present under every key. Keep the keys and rubber pieces in different containers.

    Once you have removed all keys from the keyboard, you will have to clean the keyboard from the inside. Use cotton swabs or ear bubs and slightly dip them in water.

    Avoid getting them too moist, as excess water can damage the keyboard. Meticulously clean the whole keyboard using moist cotton swabs, laying extra emphasis on key spaces.

    Now, start cleaning keys you had earlier removed and kept in the container. Use foam rubber and lighter fluid to clean each key alone.

    This will help in removing any sticky substance present on keys. Apply any household cleaner on these keys and let them stay for about 15 minutes. After this, wash all the keys properly using hot water and let the keys dry completely.

    The small rubber pieces which you took out earlier and kept in the container have to be thoroughly rinsed in warm water, after you have sprayed a household cleaner on them. Soak these rubber pieces up in paper napkins so that they dry quickly.

    To lubricate the keys, place all keys (facing top-down) on a flat surface. Apply mild lubricant from all sides, on all keys and leave them to dry. Avoid applying too much lubricant instead go for a light coat.

    Similar to the manner in which you lubricated the keys, apply mild lubricant on the keyboard surface and let it dry.

    Once you have cleaned and lubricated all the parts, carefully reassemble the keyboard. Begin with placing all rubber components on the keyboard.

    Next, fix all keys in their respective positions cautiously securing the wire in these keys. Use your finger and press down all keys, one at a time, firmly so that they fit properly in the slots. That is it.

    The complete process will take you a maximum of 2 hours. Cleaning and lubricating the keyboard in the above prescribed manner once a year, can prevent many such situations.

    Pressing the 'Function' key along with the 'Num lock' key (Fn + Numlock) or press the 'Function' Key along with the 'Shift' and 'Num Lock' key (Fn +Shift + NumLock). This will disable the lock and consequently solve your problem.

    This was all about solving your laptop keyboard problems that you can try out yourself. After trying all the above given options, if you still find the keyboard still not working, you will have to take your laptop to a service center to get it repaired

    Touchpad Not Working in Laptop

    Most modern laptops come with a touchpad mouse built into the computer.

    If you've tried to use the touchpad and the mouse pointer on screen is unresponsive, chances are that you or someone else has accidentally disabled the touchpad using one of the Function keys on the computer.

    To fix an unresponsive touchpad on your laptop, reactivate it using the Function key on the keyboard.

    This process is different for each computer manufacturer.

    Locate the "Fn" key in the lower right or left corner of the laptop keyboard.

    The "Fn" key typically has different colored text on it or the key itself is a different color.

    Locate the function (F1 through F12) key at the top of the keyboard that disables or enables the touchpad on the laptop.

    The key typically has an icon that resembles a touchpad with a finger touching it or a touchpad with a diagonal line through it.

    Press both the "Fn" and touchpad Function key simultaneously to reactive the touchpad on your laptop.

    Move your finger along the touchpad to verify that it works.

    Press the combination at any time to disable the touchpad again.

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    How do I fix sticky keys on netbook?

    Physically sticky keys because you spilled something on them or sticky keys keyboard shortcuts?
    The first you don't really unless you want to dismantle the keyboard and clean the entire thing (do-able but it would take you a long time and you risk breaking the pieces under each key) I would just buy a new keyboard on ebay for $15-30 and have someone replace it.
    Second, keyboard short cuts you can disable under Control Panel > Ease of Use > "Make the keyboard easier to use" and uncheck sticky keys.

    Comment if you need more assistance and please rate the solution if you found it useful.

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    Filter keys was introduced by the windows operating system its function is to filter out quick repeated keystrokes.
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    You have 2 Shift keys on the keyboard. If the other shift key is working then the shift key that is not working is defective. You should consider replacing the keyboard on your laptop. There is no setting on Windows that can disable the shift key.

    **Note : If both Shift keys are not working, Try to check if sticky keys feature on windows is on. Sticky keys should be disabled. To disable sticky keys, Click on start and Go into control panel > Accessibility Options, and under keyboard there is sticky keys. Remove the tick and click apply and OK.


    **If "Use Sticky Keys" is unchecked, that means sticky keys is disabled.

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    I think filter or sticky keys enabled.
    Go to Accessibility options in control panel and disable it.

    Hope this helps.

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    Dell notebook keyboard malfunction

    try to press the key using screw driver or any pin that you can press into the keyboard..but remove first the top key..try pressing with some screw if its typing,if not its mean the logic board is damage and you need toreplace a new one...if working with the screw pressing..repalace with a key button only with the same lock.

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    Disable scroll lock, caps lock in bios, this enable lower case keys on the keyboard, thus not right key asigns. Or if drink is spilled on keyboard....replace keyboard JJ

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