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Problem with the laptop keyboard (HP pavilion zd8000)

Hi Some letters are missed while typing. I don't think its the problem with the keyboard because its not the same letters all the time.I don't know where and what to check. Can some one please help

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  • Honemm Nov 13, 2008

    I have a Pavilion dv9000, and I also have the problem where random letters drop off when I'm typing. However, taking out the battery and operating off of AC power only didn't solve my problem. The other curious thing I've noticed is that I only have problems when I'm typing e-mail using Gmail,

    and not when I'm typing in a Word document.



    I would appreciate any suggestions on how to start troubleshooting this!



    Thanks!

  • Anonymous Dec 18, 2008

    I tried taking my dead battery out and going straight from the AC power and it worked like a champ. Thanks for the tip. I guess I just need to get off of my *** now and buy a new battery. Thanks again!

  • bertie941 Mar 09, 2009

    I have a zd8290 and have fitted a new keyboard but stll have missing keystokes.
    I can't find a keyboard driver?
    Regards


  • Anonymous Mar 15, 2009

    YES! YES! YES! Thank you so much. I was about to throw my HP Pavilion out, even though it was only two years old.
    How come HP themselves didn't think to tell us to check the battery.

  • kddmr2003 Mar 15, 2009

    YES! YES! YES! Thank you so much. I was about to throw my HP Pavilion zd8369ea out, even though it was only two years old.
    How come HP themselves didn't think to tell us to check the battery.

  • Anonymous Mar 24, 2009

    My keyboard was skipping randomly, I had it replaced at a local repair shop.

    It was still skipping keystrokes!

    This thread solved my problem!

    Bad battery!

    Keyboard fixed!

    Thanks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (didn't skip one character!)

  • gannawaylaw Apr 06, 2009

    Same problem, same solution, but I wanna know why. Why does taking the bad battery out solve the problem?

  • Anonymous Apr 22, 2009

    Wow - took out dead battery, problem instantly disappeared.

  • Anonymous Apr 28, 2009

    I have the same problem with gmail and the HP....

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So, if my laptop is new (2 mo. old) and this is happening....would you say I have a bum battery? (the battery shows 95% left after charging all day)

Should I take it back to the store I bought it at or call HP help?

Thanks!

Posted on Sep 11, 2008

  • kcvf Sep 11, 2008

    Sorry.. I meant to post a question....posted an "solution" number 7:

    My laptop is doing the same thing...but only just occasionally enough for me to think I'm making it up or losing my mind...or BOTH! :) Thanks for any thoughts. (See post below)

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    So, if my laptop is new (2 mo. old) and this is happening....would you say I have a bum battery? (the battery shows 95% left after charging all day)

    Should I take it back to the store I bought it at or call HP help?

    Thanks!

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Firstly give yout keyboard a hoovering gently, then if no change it could be the keyboard driver, this will be either on a recovery disc supplied with the laptop or on a recovery partition on your harddrive. You won't need to do a complete recovery, just a re instalation of the keyboard driver

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The battery fixed it for me!! Thank whoever started this thread sooo much! Get a hold of me and I will buy you dinner!!!

Posted on Apr 20, 2009

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Same problem, same solution, but I wanna know why. Why does taking the bad battery out solve the problem?

Posted on Apr 06, 2009

OK HP don't do the batteries, where do we get them?

Posted on Oct 24, 2008

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Hey thanx guys.. fabulous.. I had the same problem and when I contacted HP I was asked to reset the BIOS and uninstall keyboard drivers.. But obviously this did not help and so then I was told that this was a hardware problem and so I had to get the notebook checked by a technician at local hp support. But thanks to the solution on this forum.. the culprit was my dead battery.. and my comp's back to normal..

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6 days, HD Format 2 times, all soft reinstalled, change windows pro for home, lots of time in blogs, 12564 calls to HP, 4 or 5 or 1000 antivirus 10000 antispam and 5 hrs analizing new laps.

The solution was cheap, easy and briliant.

 

You are my new hero.

 

 

Posted on Oct 19, 2007

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Been frustrated myself. I blamed on my typing skills :), blamed it on spyware. Thank God for the Internet and the folks that take time to help

Posted on Oct 18, 2007

Oh my god... this helps me so much... i'm sure you all know how aggrivating it is to lose keystrokes. i've been dealing with it for almost 6 months, and all i had to do to fix the problem was take the dead battery out. i love you guys :)

Posted on Oct 10, 2007

WOW!! Thank you guys! I had the same problem. My battery is dead and can't hold a charge. After I removed it the keyboard and touchpad don't respond slow/skip characters when typing!

Posted on Oct 07, 2007

Thanks so much for this, my laptop's been doing this since Monday morning, blamed the weekend and Monday blues. No better by Friday. New battery on order! Though I was developing dyslexia!

Posted on Aug 24, 2007

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Thank you for this solution. I had the exact problem. HP Technical Support told me that I needed to reformat my hard drive and reinstall and then they would accept it as a warranty repair and replace the keyboard. I found this thread, replaced the battery and the keys stopped missing. Great work! WW

Posted on May 18, 2007

I have been having this problem forever and have been looking for the solution...but I just found it. I have been running off of AC power with a dead battery. This must be the culprit!!!!

Posted on Mar 27, 2007

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I also had this problem with my laptop. I initially thought it was the driver or I had some spyware on my machine but no matter what I did it would occasionally drop letters while I was typing. I reinstalled the driver and I eventually reinstalled windows but it kept dropping keystrokes. When I was typing in my windows registration key after the fresh install it would still skip some of the keys I pressed. My battery was out of power - it wouldn't charge and the machine basically it said I didn't have one. I got a new battery and the keyboard works great now. If there are any strange things happening with your hardware and reinstalling the driver doesn't work I suggest looking at your battery before you go through the hassle of reinstalling your system software out of frustration.

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Thank you very much!!!This has been a problem for months-The techs have even replaced the keyboard and kept the laptop for 2 weeks,and never even picked up that the battery was dysfunctional.Scary stuff if they are the experts.... Beautiful

Posted on Oct 07, 2007

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For those that want to verify whether or not the battery being dead causes this problem. It seems that simply taking the battery out and continuing to work with just the power supply also resolves the lost keystrokes. This may help prevent one from going insane by losing so many keystrokes until your replacement battery arrives. :)

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