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Keyboard trouble in Toshiba Portege M100

The laptop senses that the CTRL key is being depressed all the time. This can be resolved by using the on screen keyboard and typing a few keys. But the problem resumes after each shut down

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  • Tryna Aug 14, 2008

    My toshiba also does this; the keyboard just locks up and I can't type

    anything. It shows that the ctrl keys are being held down, while I'm not touching them at all and it can't be food/such. At times when I go to task manager it shows 'Kenotify' and when I end it sometimes the keyboard unlocks. I was wonder kk did you find a solution for this?

  • cmiziumski Aug 26, 2008

    Same intermittant CTRL key problem w/ M100. "Sticks" open or - deactivating the keyboard - closed. When stuck open, a usb keyboard works, suggesting that the problem is in the keyboard or its connections.

  • Anonymous Nov 16, 2008

    yeah my keyboard malfuncion when idle for a minute. i must standby or restart my laptop first so the keyboar can be used again. i don't know what the problem is. as long as i always push my keyboard, the keyboard will be fine. what should i do??

  • Anonymous Dec 22, 2008

    My toshiba portege r 100 also have the same problem, but diffrent key. I think it's hardware probleme. but, very expensive to replace with the new one.

  • Anonymous Jan 14, 2009

    i can't type anything on my portege m100, it says that ctrl key being push down. Its weird, since i dont push anything.

  • sostboat Apr 16, 2009

    i have the same problem with keys randomly getting stuck. i have tried removing the keyboard but it still beeps as though a key is being pressed. so i believe its a problem with the motherboard.

    i'm using a toshiba satellite m100.

    Any leads would be much appreciated

  • fersango Apr 24, 2009

    I have the same problem with the "V" key randomly getting stuck. i have tried removing the keyboard but it still beeps and the V key continue being pressed . i believe its a problem with the keyboard control on the motherboard. Anyone have a manual or a schema of the Satellite M100 laptop to help me find that controller on the motherboard, send me information to [email protected].

    Best Regards, Fernando



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I was cleaning my keyboard (toshiba portege m100) the other day, with a baby wipe (a bit too vigorously i guess). When i turned on the laptop later, the keyboard stopped working. None of the keys would work. Any suggestions on what the problem might be and how to fix it?

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I think its a keyboard problem.Best is to try to change and see or remove internal keyboard cable and use external USB keyboard to check.

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I had the same problem and did two things

1. install toshiba common modules
the problem dissappeared for some weeks and came back

2. i removed the whole keyboard from the motherboard and re attatched it
problem fixed

i think the problem is with th cable from the keyboard to the motherboard.
the morons who designed it decided to bend it twice before it gets to the motherboard.

now my problem is that a lot of keys are virtually stuck in all the time so constant beeping from
system speakers.

crappy piece of hardware

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