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Keyboard beep I have a Toshiba Satellite A40-S270 and I have a problem with it. When I'm working with the notebook it suddenly starts to beep and many windows (in Windows Xp Pro) come to the screen. It's like when you press many keys at the same time, but I'm not pressing any key. I already disconnect the keyboard and connect it again, but the problem persist.

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Isolate the issue first. If your using an external keyboard, remove it and test if you still experience it. If not, then there could be a stuck key on your external keyboard.
If yes, then there could be a stuck key on the laptops keyboard.

If there is a stuck key, try to check the buttons on the KB then contact Toshiba to avail of your warranty for the repair.

Hope this helps.

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