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My Pavilion dv4000keyboard seems to bounce

My Pavilion dv4000keyboard seems to "bounce". The curser will jump up to another line of text as I type. This is in word, email, any app. What's the problem?

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I ran into this on a different laptop. I reformatted it & all was well.

Posted on Jul 15, 2009

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