Question about Dell OW7658 (J4624SK8115RT7D50) Keyboard
Hello: The keyboard is too sensitive. When striking a key, the character will often repeat (occcasionally twice). As a result, my spell-check is working overtime, and don't even bring up the problems the 10-digit key pad causes with entries made on spreadsheets. Can the sensitivity be adjusted so that one strike equals one character? Thanks.
I too have encountered this problem. It was the q key on a dell latitude d530. After reading a post on an osxforum describing a software issue i attempted to fix the problem by adjusting the sensitivity of the keyboard. This did nothing. Next i attempted to determine if there was a physical issue. I popped the key off and discovered nothing. I also popped out the white plastic 'scissors' that the key fixes too and still discovered nothing. I looked under the rubber... nothing. compared it to another key... nothing. All in all I could find nothing abnormal about this key other than the fact that it was super sensitive. so I began to experiment. I put a piece of paper under the rubber. This made the sensitivity just about perfect so I left the little bit of paper in place, reassembled, and have had no further problems. This is ghetto i know but it worked for me...
Posted on Aug 16, 2009
Go to control panel, then keyboard, under the speed tab, adjust repeat delay to long and the repeat rate to slow. This will not "fix" the problem entirely but will help a lot. The only problem is that this will affect holding down the arrow keys to scroll through a sentence or up or down a page when word processing (but I think this may be the lesser of two evils).
Posted on Sep 05, 2009
If you are using Linux, this can be a HAL related problem (strange but true). Turn of the Hardware Abstraction Layer and check if it helps.
Posted on Apr 15, 2009
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May 20, 2015 | Keyboards & Mice
Question: "Some letters on my keyboard result in the wrong character. This problem showed up weeks after purchase. Initially it was working fine".
You've done unbelievably well to type an error-free, letter-perfect question, despite the character confusion.
This is a very strange problem to have on a desktop keyboard (Dynex Keyboard and Mouse), since the way to achieve the above sentence as you have written it, is to use the Fn and NumLk keys, on a laptop keyboard, to enable buttons with multiple functions to print their alternative characters designated to them.
Desktop keyboards do not usually have Fn keys and the NumLk key on a desktop keyboard locks and unlocks the Number Pad on the right of the keyboard, which usually has no alternative letter values on its keys.
Solution: Press and hold the Fn (Function) key on your keyboard > press the NumLk (Number Lock) key (usually F10, F11 or F12) > release both keys > test keys J, K, L, U, I, O etc. again.
That should resolve your problem.
I hope this helps.
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