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Phantom Key My Acer Travelmate 2420 keyboards 's' character keeps coming up on screen without me pressing thekey. It stops me from clicking on anything else and even when I deletethe characters they keep poping up on screen as though I have the keydepressed. It also stops me from rebooting properly.

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Try hitting the S key and check for clips, staples, lint, food, fingernails or other debris that may be holding it down, if you can, pry off the key and check it as well, carefully blow on it.

Posted on Aug 23, 2008

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ok try this gently pry off the d key and look and see if there is any junk aor anything that will make it not work properly and make sure to clean the whole area arond it and in it and then put the key back and go and press the key about a dozenb times and see if it resoponds correctly ok please keep me posted on this ok best regards mike

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Thespian,
There are only two reasons, that I know of, that would cause this problem. Either the keyboard or the keyboard interface chip on the motherboard. Of the two, I would suspect the keyboard more. Even though you have had the keyboard checked out, I'd suggest doing a double check. It could be the "D" key mechanism itself, the associated keyboard circuitry, the keyboard cable or the cable connector.
I don't remember, right off hand, does this model have a way of connecting an external keyboard? If so, try that. If it works, you've just verified 95% of the motherboard as being OK.
The ideal way of checking out a problem would be to swap out the keyboard from a similar unit, but would imagine you would have already tried that if you had access to one. If you are absolutely sure that the keyboard is OK, then the only choice that you have is to replace the motherboard. OH! One other thing to check might be the connector on the motherboard. Look at it very closely to insure that there is no foreign material in it and that all of the contacts are uniformly formed and lined up.

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