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Keyboard is too sensitive - getting multiple characters

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.

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  • CPOS Dec 18, 2008

    My HP Compaq nc2400 laptop has the same problem. It is so sensitive that just a wave of your finger across the top (without pushing it down) will result in multiple spaces. Does anyone have a solution? Thanks for your help.

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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

  • ghermann3 Dec 03, 2010

    This solved my problem, though I curled a little piece of tape (to make it double-sided) and stuck it under the rubber. Thank you, freddy.

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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).

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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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