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Typing Someone gave me a laptop notice that when i type certain characters the keys are sticking really bad, i cannot even turn the caps lock off. I think someone spilled some type of liquid on it, but everything else seems to be working fine. Is there anyway to fix it without paying a lot for repair. Thanks

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Your keyboard will probably have to be replaced which means you are going to have to spend money for a replacement, Ebay has some for about $40 or so. Toshiba keyboards are fairly easy to remove if you have some experience but if you?re not up to it you?ll probably have to pay for 15 to 30 minutes of labor. Let us know if you have any other questions otherwise please don?t forget to rate this post.

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they keyboard is bad for sure, they make them so flimsy that the keys could be off. You can try moving your fingers back and forth on it from left to right in a sweeping motion to see if there are any stuck keys that could be affecting the keys.

If you do this and you have the same problems. Call Toshiba or the store you got the laptop from and get a replacement keyboard. Sounds like to me they used a refurbished keyboard on that laptop even though its new, companies do that form time to time and never tell the customer.

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There could be a couple of options here: 1. The keypad is defective in which case you need to replace it. 2. The keys are sticking which will cause this problem and is quit frequently what happens (unless all your keys are doing this in which case it will not be the problem as not all keys stick at the same time unless something has been spilled on the keyboard) 3. You might need to update the drivers for the keypad which you can download from the manufacturer's website. I do not think you have a virus because you would notice other things happening to your operating system or hardware. Since you plugged the usb keyboard in and it worked just fine, I think your keypad needs replaced, which you can order from the manufacturer as well and they are not that expensive. You can try downloading the drivers first and see it that corrects the problem or try removing your laptop face plate and cleaning your keypad, just be careful with the plastic tabs that hold the face plate on and not break them. I am pretty sure your keypad is bad. Please let me know if this helps or you need further assistance.

If you would not mind rating my help, I would really appreciate it. Thanks

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