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Dam that backslash

When I turn on my computer the backslash continually repeats it self on the screen. It does not appear to be stuck .When I press it it does not print, but when I let go, it prints continually. Print -I mean the screen is full of backslashes. Not literally printing on my printer. Help
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Definitely sounds like a stuck key.

Assuming the system is a portable, you can try this for troubleshooting. Connect an External keyboard and disconnect the cable for the internal one, see if the issue stops. If it does, the innternal keyboard is bad and needs to be replaced

Posted on Jul 06, 2008

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