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Keyboard problem my keyboard is acting up. when i have it plugged in, i get pop up windows. sometimes, i can't even type when it keeps popping up. is there a software issue here, or just a bad keyboard???

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First off try a friends keyboard if that works OK then yours has a high probability of being stuffed Buy new one
If friends plays up you have a registry or system fault
Go to windows explorer c:\ right click/properties/tools/check now a box will popup tick the square to automatically fix errorrs reboot when windows reboots it will scan for error and fix them when done will automatically retart check if keyboard is OK

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  7. Use a Q-Tip with a fair amount of rubbing alcohol on it and liberally apply to the rubber-like contact under the mechanism.
  8. Allow to dry completely.
  9. Replace the spring around the center spindle of the key.
  10. Gently replace the key itself, pressing firmly downward until it's back in place.
  11. Turn the computer off, replace the batteries in the keyboard, plug it in and then turn on the computer. It should work fine.
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