Question about IBM ThinkPad T60 Notebook

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Keyboard stops typing and then resumes again and so I have a quantity of text missing and then have to go back and insert it. keyboard stops typing and then resumes again and so I have a quanssing and I have to go back and insert it........................................................^ see What do you suppose causes this. I have a T60 Lenova (thinkpad) running XP SP2

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  • mndavies Apr 07, 2008

    I have a Linux disk that I install id it does not show any of the problems. I did find Accessibility Options in the ThinkPad Configuration option. Nothng, I also checked the Keyboard in Control Panel for something different............I will keep looking...what about a function setting?

  • mndavies Apr 07, 2008

    BIOS version 2.19 (79ETD9WW)
    BIOS date 2007-09-19
    Embedded controller version 1.07
    Machine type-Model 200766U
    System unit serial number L38N40M
    System Board serial number 1ZCNR71B1BF
    Memory 3,144,044 3GB

  • mndavies Apr 07, 2008

    Ok, I upgraded to 2.21 latest bios for T60.
    It did m. damn, did it again
    It did not cure the problem.
    Boy this is stumping me badly.
    Anymore ideas?

  • mndavies Apr 07, 2008

    Hi I am running a complete scan with latest updates from McAffe but this computer updates automatically from company everyday....
    Before doing this I removed the hard disk and installed CentOS 5.0 and then installed RedHat 5.0 and then installed Solaris10 and all these hard disks worked fine with running OpenOffice or Star Office. I remove this hard disk and install XP and have the same problem.
    What keyboard settings do i look at? They all seem ok setting for fast repeat and short delay and the hardware driver says it is ok, should I re-install the driver?

  • mndavies Apr 07, 2008

    The keyboard says 101/102 but this notebook does not have that many keys, does this matter

  • mndavies Apr 07, 2008

    Nothing wrong in device manager, first thing I checked....Keyboard is fine...works fine with a different hard disk in that runs Linux or Unix.
    It is almost 5pm here in Dresden, Germany, I am heading to the hotel here soon and will log back on. I am a sysadmin for Solaris 8 Unix and consequently I am feeling very stupid at the moment. I am trying to write a training manual and this missing words deal is kicking my ****! I will logon again later, I have a 30 minute walk and it is raining like cats and dogs. I just remembered, I bought a camera for my laptop and it came with skype, I wonder if that did anything?

  • mndavies Apr 07, 2008

    thanks, I installed the latest bios and still did not help, I have just killed skype to see if this is the problem and I think it may be the problem. The keyboard has not made missed a word or letter since killing skype, I will disable the program in the service3s file or where ever.....man what a pain! Thanks for your help anyway,

  • mndavies Apr 07, 2008

    not the problem, I think found the problem with skype.....I had bought a camera for my laptop and had skype introduced with it, bad news, somehow it was interfering with the keyboard input. Really wierd!

  • mndavies Apr 07, 2008

    It is verified, the problem was the skype software that evedently took control away from the output of my keyboard at times. I nolonger have the problem as I removed skype...

  • mndavies Apr 07, 2008

    thanks, who should I click on for "Accept"

  • mndavies Apr 07, 2008

    lots of great advice.....although none of it worked, I guess I did get to upgrade my bios and I have not told my IT guys back in CA......oh ****! I can here it now, "you what!"
    You know what, I am not going to say a damn thing......................
    The money I spent which was not much, I wrote off on expenses but you guys really got me to thinking!
    Thanks for the mind jog!
    Time for some good German beer before somebody else emails me!
    After all when in Dresden, Germany, you gotta try the beer!
    Thanks, Mike

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Hi,

There is a known keyboard issue with the IBM Thinkpad T60. You are not alone in this problem and base on my knowledge. the solution to your problem is to get the latest bios update for your system.

If you can provide me the machine type, i can redirect you the bios section so that you can do your upgrade sir.

thanks and i hope i was able to help you

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This might be caused by some virus. If you have any anti virus make full system scan.

  • if you don't have any anti virus scanner, you may try a free demo click here:
Chek out your keboard settings.
  • Start -> Control Panel -> Keyboard. and make settings.
May be your keyboard has any physical problem.
  • So please get it serviced by your service centre.
Thanks
Iqbal

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    Iqbal Husain Apr 07, 2008

    I have allready said.. Scan for viruses, check keyboard settins... if these not fixed problem then you should go for a service at you customer service centre... all the things other than this is/are not relevant to your problem (which you did).



    Thanks

    Iqbal

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    Iqbal Husain Apr 07, 2008

    if you are agree with me.........please rate it as fixya



    Thanks

    Iqbal

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    Iqbal Husain Apr 07, 2008

    see goto control panel->System ->Hardware-> Device Manager, if there is any yellow marked component then you have missing driver and you need to re-install it.



    But i am not thinking of that, i think your keyboard has some physical problem and it should be serviced/replaced or repair.



    Thanks

    Iqbal

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    Iqbal Husain Apr 07, 2008

    mndavies,

    ooopssssssss thats really grt problem, if its work with linux and create problem with XP. Please make a scan by Avira anti virus



    Thanks

    Iqbal

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    Iqbal Husain Apr 07, 2008

    but what the reason, kype is not made to eat words.......lol



    anyways thanks for your nice feedbak

    iqbal

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    Iqbal Husain Apr 07, 2008

    offcourse me, i.e. iqbal_del

    lol

    thaks alot i you will

    iqbal

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    Iqbal Husain Apr 07, 2008

    and with fixya rating plzzzzz



    thanks

    iqbal

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Hi friend

i think ur setting is missing so set it go in control pannel>assecblity option> key bord > setup ur key bord

if problrm occers the u have to show ur keybord keybord reparir

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