My acer notebook PC 's keyboard ,when a lot of keys are randomly pressed,generates random characters and sometimes makes the shortcuts stop working.
I've tried to clean the keyboard and I have opened it up and checked the connections.
I suspect the keyboard controller but i'm not sure about this.
I also don't want to get a new motherboard(they're expensive to the point that id get a new laptop)
Any ideas on how I could fix this or if it is fixable?
p.s. it was working about a year ago then I didnt touch it for about a year and now it doesnt work.
No idea who would want to touch it, It was in storage so im not sure if some thing damaged it but I suspect a solder reflow should fix this.
Is it worth trying?
Please let me know if you have any idea how to solve this problem.
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Try cleaning the keyboard with a clean, dry paintbrush just in case there is anything stuck under the keys. Once you have cleaned the keyboard try typing keys to see if it does the same thing. If the keys type as normal then you have resolved the problem. If the keys still type other characters along with the letter then there is a strong possibility that the keyboard needs to be replaced. This usually happens when something has been spilt on the keyboard causing it to type random characters or the characters directly above or below them.
Seeing as the keyboard is a laptop keyboard you can use a wireles/wired keyboard or you can use the on-screen keyboard if you can't get the keyboard to work.
If a neighbor will let you,disconnect their keyboard and try it on yours.If it works normal,the problem is the keyboard.They are fairly cheap to buy brand new.If it does not go away,something is wrong,most likely the IC which interprets the keyboard signal and converts it to letters.It sounds most likely to be the keyboard because it is a few characters consistently.Perhaps something was spilled in that section as they are quite close together.Good luck,Greg
First thing to try to uinstall and reinstall the software for your touchpad. Go to Acer and get the latest drivers and or software. Sometimes, just removing the driver and letting windows find it again in device manager is enough to fix it. hopes this helps.
Normally though. keyboard and touchpad are seperate entities. which made me think of the motherboard as that is the only constant between the 2 but, if your touchpad is buggy maybe it is causing issues elsewhere.
go to control panel... click clock,language and region... then go to keyboard and language tab... click change keyboards..... on the general tab... look for english(united states) US on the add/remove keyboard list.. then press apply then press ok... now the last step is restart ur netbook... gudluck! i hope it helps u...
Check the NumLock Key. If your keyboard isn't typing the correct characters, you may have the incorrect input language selected. Many laptops will convert most of the keyboard into a number pad if NumLock is enabled. Press Num Lock + Function or Function then NumLock to make sure its disabled.
ok try this gently pry off the d key and look and see if there is any junk aor anything that will make it not work properly and make sure to clean the whole area arond it and in it and then put the key back and go and press the key about a dozenb times and see if it resoponds correctly ok please keep me posted on this ok best regards mike