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The keys of my laptop are getting crazy!

Hi, do youknow how to trouble shoot the keyboard of my laptop? the laptop always sensed that it's F1, F2, F3, and F4 keys are being used/pressed from time to time even though im not pressing it. how can i fix this problem.

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  • n0Rman May 26, 2009

    hi, i did what you have told.. i think you've just solved my problem..

    im not experiencing the "crazy keys" anymore (that i i've been enduring for almost 4 months.)



    thank you very much. :-D yehey!!!

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Hi there.
There is a possibility that the keyboard is degrading and may need replacing which is not un-common, or the keys maybe sticking due to hair, biscuit crumbs, dust etc which is lodged under the keys.
The best way to check is to turn the laptop off, turn it on its side with the lid open, get a soft, clean paintbrush and clean the keys gently tapping on the keyboard to knock out the foreign objects.
If you still suffer the same symptoms then it will be the keyboard that needs to be replaced.
If you still have warranty, take advantage of that and send it to be repaired for free.

Good luck and thanks for using FixYa!!

Posted on May 26, 2009

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Toshiba 335 CDS: ESC

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