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Keyboard not responding or typing random letters

I just cleaned my keyboard by taking off the keys, blowing it out,using a slightly damped lysol tollette and putting the keys backtogether while word was on to double check what keys were what. Itseemed to work fine but a couple hours later it randomly starts typingsuccesives k and keys stop responding (mostly j y l and backspace). Idont know much about hardware so I dont even know where to start to fix this problem. I have a Toshiba Satellite, almost 2 yrs old, on Windows XP.

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  • lpr82 Aug 09, 2008

    No problem, thanks for replying. So put water directly on the hole? If this doesn't work what is your 2nd suggestion?

  • lpr82 Aug 10, 2008

    I did system restore hich solved the k roblem but I am still having trouble ith keys not resonding as ar as I can tell they are (l p f w tab and backsace).

  • lpr82 Aug 10, 2008

    I did system restore ich solved the k problem but I still have a robem ith non-resonding keys, rom hat I can tell they are (h w p f l tab and backspace). Sometimes tey randomly work.

  • big gen Sep 04, 2008

    When typing,I get double typing of letters and sometimes my caps lock key does not work

  • obel655 Oct 19, 2008

    mine it happend the samething.but i was cleaning it becuse i drop honey in the keyboard.when i finish cleaning it everyting whats wrong.for example i press like any key and it shows a different word from what i typed.im griting from a this thing call on-screen keyboard.please if you know whats wrong grite an email to my email. obe6552yahoo.com ohh and is not a 2 is the letter in top of the 2.lese help me.

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Sounds like the liquid has acted like a glue. You will need to get a cotton bud and dip it into some clean water. Try and clean the hole again and see if it still playing up. Also restart the computer and retry word to see if the same thing is happening.

Posted on Aug 09, 2008

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  • Igor Ceke Aug 09, 2008

    I thought you didn't want help until I went into my profile to see and found your post. Sorry for delay.

  • Igor Ceke Aug 09, 2008

    No directly on board but onto cotton bud!

  • Igor Ceke Aug 09, 2008

    If that doesn't work, get a plastic lid off a pen and scratch in the hole lightly to see if there isn't anything stuck.

  • Igor Ceke Aug 09, 2008

    Could you please rate the chat session as well. Let me know if problem is still there also.

  • Igor Ceke Aug 09, 2008

    Have you had any luck yet in solving the problem?

  • Igor Ceke Aug 15, 2008

    Try to clean each key separately like you did with the k key as the liquid you cleaned with my have spread. If you are still having problems see if you can get a replacement keyboard on ebay for your laptop as it's not that old.

  • Igor Ceke Sep 25, 2008

    Go to ebay and purchase new keyboard. They cost only $35 with postage included. I just bought a new one for a friend and works great. Easy to replace!

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