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Dell Inspiron 6000 keying problem

For a while now when I am typing an email for example as I type the letters will all of a sudden jump up a couple of lines. I kept thinking I was hitting some key wrong but have been watching and it does this itermittently but often

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  • cas zielewski May 11, 2010

    Sounds like dirty keyboard..... Has someone spilled anything on it? How old is the system? Is it still under warranty?

    Substances like coffee (particularly w/o clean & sugar) tend to be rather benign. Coke & Mountain Dew are another issue. Sometimes it simply a matter of common foreign matter (hair dust....) finding it's way into the keyboard.

    I recently had a keyboard from a client that would intermittently appear to lock up the entire system. It was traced to a stuck "f" key. The OS/software perceived that the user wanted to use a software shortcut. Cleaned the keyboard... problem solved.

    You might want to visit http://www.helpwithpcs.com/maintenance/c...

    Hope his helps.


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When I am typing the curser will all of a sudden jump to a different area on the screen. I am not touching any other area of the keyboard when this happens.


Try redownloading the driver for the mouse and see if that fixes the problem.
http://support.dell.com/support/index.aspx?c=ca&cs=cadhs1&l=en&s=dhs

May 03, 2011 | Dell Inspiron 6000 Notebook

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Hi, I have a problem with my Dell Inspiron 1525. Whenever I type, suddenly the pointer jumps to different place. For example, I could be typing on on line 12 and all of a sudden I am typing a couple...


If you are hearing an intermittent beeping sound at the start of the computer, its an indication that there is a locked key, if not it can be within your Windows.Create another Profile/Account and check if the same thing happens.

Enter BIOS Setup. At the Dell logo press F12 --> BIOS/System Setup. If the same occurs then its possible that a certain key is locked. Run the 32-Bit Diagnostics (At the Dell logo press F12--> Diagnostics )a an Extended Diagnostics --> Custom Test then do the Keyboard test you can test your keyboard's keys one by one to identify which key is locked. If under Warranty, call Dell Tech support, replacing the keyboard will resolve the issue.

However, if already out of warranty, you can try using an Compressed Air Duster can and spray it to your keyboard's keys to be cleaned up.

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Aug 18, 2010 | Dell Inspiron 1525 Notebook

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Keyboard functions changed


Sounds much like the shift key (on the right of the keyboard obviously) has got stuck. Or possibly your cat has managed to turn on the marvel that is StickyKeys.

http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/using/setup/learnmore/tips/le1.mspx

Feb 16, 2010 | Dell Inspiron 6000 Notebook

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Cursor jumps around and inserts letters in words I have typed


Run a spyware, Malware program, SpyBot- 1.62 or Malware Remover, LAVASOFT, and more... clean out the machine.

Jan 04, 2010 | Dell Inspiron 6000 Notebook

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Dell laptop. writing emails msn not all ltr type


your key board is not working .u have to buy an external key board.

Oct 25, 2009 | Dell Inspiron 1501 Notebook

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My Dell Inspiron 6000 notebook computer curser "jumps around"


I frequently have the same thing when using a Dell laptop. The problem MAY be with the touch pad. Without noticing it, my thumb touches the pad and away goes the cursor!

So try this: Open the control panel and go to mouse. Look at the top for Touchpad. There is a setting in there for sensitivity. Reduce the setting so that you need to apply more pressure on the touch pad to move the cursor. Test it a few times to make sure it is still functional before closing the control panel. Then try typing something in a word processor and see if it is any better.

Good luck, and please let me know if this helps.

~ Spoem

Mar 30, 2009 | Dell Inspiron 6000 Notebook

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Cursor jumps erratically


Most likely, your wrist is gently touching the touchpad, and your computer is interpreting it as a 'tap,' and it so happens your cursor was located several lines up.
Or if you use a separate mouse, is it on a wood or uneven surface? This will cause it to jump up those few lines and again, your wrist (or if you have big hands like I do, the bottom of your thumbs) will tap it.

Apr 02, 2008 | Dell Inspiron 6000 Notebook

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