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Right arrow key writes n- bbb n- n- etc.

The right arrow key on my Dell latitude D820 writes n- n- bbn- bbbbn-bn- etc when I just want to move around in text documents. Very anoying error since it is often quicker to move around in documents by using the arrows instead of the mouse, and this is not possible any more.

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  • terje918 Jan 15, 2009

    haha, i have the exact same problem on the exact same pc.
    what can be wrong?


    bn-bbbn- n-  bn- n-n- bn-  n- 

  • jdstanhope Feb 07, 2009

    I have the same problem and it started today (2/7/09). The F12 keys and "Insert" key also produce junk.

  • jdstanhope Mar 10, 2009

    I replaced the keyboard the problem reappeared about 3 weeks later.

  • seandr Mar 22, 2009

    same problem. Happened when I upgraded to Vista

  • gary_grantha
    gary_grantha Dec 09, 2012

    i have the exact same problem also. I fixed it once but i had to reinstall windows

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Remove the keyboard and reseat it. There are three screws to remove and it is very easy.

Posted on May 11, 2010

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My Dell D820 posts /n when I press the right arrow key. Sometimes that closes down whatever application I happen to be typing in. I've replace the keyboard once already, and the problem persisted, so it must be an issue internal to the laptop, and not within the keyboard electronics. :(

Posted on Mar 04, 2010

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The solution is to get a new keyboard. I just replaced mine and it fixed this issue.

Posted on Jan 21, 2009

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