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When I press certain keys such as "a" I get "ai" . Also, several other keystrokes result in 2 different letters rather than the one I pressed.

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  • rbwilliams06 Jan 31, 2009

    This problem occurs with any keyboard input at all times. I spent 40 minutes with an HP rep and he could not solve it either. We tried sticky keys settings, drivers, international fonts .....still no fix. Is there a keyboard reset function somewhere for multimedia keyboards. I am sure that I just accidently caused this problem when I dusted my keyboard while on and accidently pushed many keys simultaneously. When I switch to an old keyboard the system works fine.

  • Misterixas May 11, 2010

    Did this happen to all programs you are typing in? Even at log-on?

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Disconnect your keyboard then reconnect it.

Posted on Feb 15, 2010

  • Smart839 Feb 15, 2010

    Disconnect your keyboard then reconnect it.

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I just want to verify the problem here... If you press a certain key the computer identifies or sees it as a different keystroke? Say you press the letter A, instead of getting the letter A up on the screen it gives you something else?

If that is the case it sounds like an issue with the keyboard itself. You see a Keybaord doesn't have a driver unlike other components like the sound card or the video card, unfortunately. If you wish to check and see if it is a define Keyboard hardware problem, on many Sony models, holding alt + F10 at boot will start the factory restore process. You can restore the computer to it's factory settings to isolate the issue, if restoring the computer to factory settings doesn't fix the issue, then the whole keyboard assemble needs to be replaced.

I hope this sheds some light on the issue your having w/ your laptop.


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