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Acer keyboard issue

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. thanks

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Check the "Num Lock" key. Press it once and see if it fixes everything.

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