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Caps lock comes on randomly and tabs across the page too.

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  • charliehendo Mar 17, 2011

    I already change the keyboard, still happening.

  • charliehendo Mar 17, 2011

    Also random programs keep opening.

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That sounds like a problem with your keyboard.
try replacing it, if you don't have one lying around turn it upside-down and tap it on the back you might just have dirt inside it

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Sounds like maybe a fualty keyboard, or a spill. just replace the keyboard.

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    Richard Page Mar 17, 2011

    Thanks for the ranking.



    what happens when you unplug the mouse ?


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There's something stuck under the tab/caps keycaps (maybe a crumb of Sunday's toast) or possibly something spilled in it, but I'd say the problem is the keyboard. The $10 fix is go out and get a new keyboard. Yes, you can get a half decent keyboard for about $10-$20.
You can pop off the keycaps with a butterknife if you aren't afraid of damaging the keyboard further and blow it out with a can of compressed air, but if you don't have compressed air it costs about the same as a new keyboard.

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    Norman Skinner Mar 17, 2011

    It's a long shot, but I've seen similar behavior when the keyboard is in the mouse port and the mouse is in the keyboard port....or even if the keyboard is USB and the mouse is in the PS2 keyboard port. Check where everything plugs in.

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