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When typing I can't quickly repeat characters.

I've checked the rates of repeat via /Settings/Contol Panel and they are set to the quickest. It's some other problem

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Hey David, I had the same exact problem with my keyboard when I bought my Gateway computer in 2007. It didn't register some characters and the lag time was horrific. I ordered the same exact keyboard from Gateway( I was in the warranty phase still) and when I got the new keyboard it did the same exact thing!!!!!!!! I had to buy a different keyboard from Target. Just get any other keyboard and it will work. It's the keyboard beleive me. I even took it apart. Don't waste your time and just get a different brand.

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