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With my COMPAQ keyboard insertion of a letter in WORD deletes the next letter.

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You have turned off insert which causes overstrike, the problem you have. Find the key marked Ins and toggle it on or off to resolve your problem
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When typing I can see letters with 3sec delay on the screen


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Hello,
I am convinced. If the situation were not serious I would say that you invented a new language.
It seems that the letters concerned are aligned in two columns. Possible that the wires are not well electrically isolated. I would suggest you try to clean the keyboard with a soft brush or compressed air. If that does work you should have the keyboard repaired.Was some electolytic liquid (salt water, orange juice) spilled on the keyboard by any chance?

Hope it helps.

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