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Keys not working

Keys randomly not working at exact intervals of 3 seconds . any ideas?

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  • ermanno Nov 30, 2007

    1 It happens on all applications

    2 Doesnt matter how fast I type

    3 Dont know yet

    4 About 1/3 of a second every 3 seconds (approx)

    5 I have an external mouse plugged in and it works fine (the problem is with the touchpad as well)

    6 No

    thanks for your efforts!

  • ermanno Dec 04, 2007

    Oh My gosh!!! Problem solved!! Thanks so much Iufan! I had this problem for ages, but never occurred to me that it started happening right when my battery died! As a matter of fact my battery is completely dead (doesnt charge) and I have been wanting to replace it for a while, but always kept it inside. Had NO CLUE that that was the actual cause! You guys are AWESOME. I posted the same issue on a LONG time ago and nobody ever replied! THANKS AGAIN!!



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I was having the same problem just the other day. The problem with my machine was the battery was dying. Take out your battery and only have it powered on by the AC unit.

Can't guarantee it will work with yours, but worth a try!

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Here's a few things that we need to cover before determining the next step:

1. Does this occur in all applications or just one?
2. How fast are you typing?
3. Is the issue reproduced in the BIOS?
4. How long does the keyboard lockup last?
5. Have you tried plugging in an external keyboard to see if the problem follows to that as well?
6. Does it happen on battery only?

Let me know the answers, and we can go from there! :-)

Posted on Nov 30, 2007

  • Mike Watson Dec 03, 2007

    hmmm... almost sounds like a resource problem, like the computer all of a sudden gets distracted by something, crunches some data and then goes back to allowing information to be typed. Can you please boot the computer into Safe Mode and test the keyboard again. (Turn the computer on, tap F8 when you see the HP splash screen, choose safe mode) If it works fine in there, then there is something running on your computer causing the problem, if it continues then we may need to consider options like windows repair/recovery. Let me know. Thanks.




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