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Hi OCN, been a few months since I last posted here, but I need some help now!

A few days ago, my Razer Blackwidow started typing rows of "q" letters by itself, and I'd often hear that "beep" sound that indicates too many buttons were pressed at once. I reinstalled the driver, tried another USB port, but the problem persisted. At this point, I thought my BW was dying, so I replaced it with a cheap MS keyoard and completely uninstalled the Razer driver, but guess what?

The issue is still there! mad.gif
So, anyone have any ideas what could I be dealing with here?
It's very annoying, and I really hope it's not a sign of a larger hardware issue..
Specs are in the sig, if you need more info, feel free to ask. Any advice is welcome! smile.gif
post #2 of 14
I have a MX Cherry Repair guide at Geekhack. Oh wait, I don't because they deleted it.

Backup here:
http://www.overclock.net/t/1255538/help-broken-my-qpad-mechanical-keyboard-after-spill#post_17215757

Try blowing some compressed air in it. Don't tell Elitekeyboards I said that. He gets really really pissed.
Edited by ripster - 11/20/12 at 11:52am
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Obviously some one outside of the Matrix is trying to communicate with you. tongue.gif

Does this only happen while you are typing or will it happen when you aren't even touching the keyboard?

You could try to plug in the keyboard and find it in the device manager...then remove it and re-install it by looking for hardware changes.
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Whoops, I missed that it has the same problem with a rubber dome.

Have you made SURE you don't have some other device plugged in? I had this once happen and realized I had a numpad upside down.
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Originally Posted by ripster View Post

I have a MX Cherry Repair guide at Geekhack. Oh wait, I don't because they deleted it.
Backup here:
http://www.overclock.net/t/1255538/help-broken-my-qpad-mechanical-keyboard-after-spill#post_17215757
Try blowing some compressed air in it. Don't tell Elitekeyboards I said that. He gets really really pissed.
Will read the guide, but I don't think dirt is the problem, tried cleaning the Blackwidow and I checked if the "q" key was stuck. Also, the MS keyboard is new and clean, as I purchased it only a few hours ago...

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Originally Posted by Vagrant Storm View Post

Obviously some one outside of the Matrix is trying to communicate with you. tongue.gif
Does this only happen while you are typing or will it happen when you aren't even touching the keyboard?
You could try to plug in the keyboard and find it in the device manager...then remove it and re-install it by looking for hardware changes.
It can happen in both cases, when I'm typing, and when I'm not touching anything...
Now, will try the "device manager" advice, but the problem is, it'll be hard to see if the issue is fixed, as it happens completely random, for example, in the last hour and a half, everything's been working perfectly...
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Whoops, I missed that it has the same problem with a rubber dome.
Have you made SURE you don't have some other device plugged in? I had this once happen and realized I had a numpad upside down.
Aside from my mouse and keyboard, I don't have any USB devices plugged in...
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Will read the guide, but I don't think dirt is the problem, tried cleaning the Blackwidow and I checked if the "q" key was stuck. Also, the MS keyboard is new and clean, as I purchased it only a few hours ago...
It can happen in both cases, when I'm typing, and when I'm not touching anything...
Now, will try the "device manager" advice, but the problem is, it'll be hard to see if the issue is fixed, as it happens completely random, for example, in the last hour and a half, everything's been working perfectly...

I'll cross my usb wires for you, good luck.

Really that is about all I can think of that could be causing it. It has to be software related if different keyboards are doing it and the OS drivers are the only thing I can think of to re-install. If this doesn't work I'd format and reinstall windows...it might be a very pathetic virus...heh, I know back in the day my friends and I would send "viruses" to each other that would make the keyboard type different letters than you typed, but it was easy to undo since you just re-installed the keyboard.
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Has anyone died in your home?

Come on ghosts!
 
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Has anyone died in your home?
Come on ghosts!

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post #10 of 14
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Originally Posted by Vagrant Storm View Post

I'll cross my usb wires for you, good luck.
Really that is about all I can think of that could be causing it. It has to be software related if different keyboards are doing it and the OS drivers are the only thing I can think of to re-install. If this doesn't work I'd format and reinstall windows...it might be a very pathetic virus...heh, I know back in the day my friends and I would send "viruses" to each other that would make the keyboard type different letters than you typed, but it was easy to undo since you just re-installed the keyboard.
Windows reinstallation and format... yeah, I had that one in mind right from the start, but I'll do it only as the last resort...
Also, virus was one of my earlier guesses, scanned the PC with ESET 4, but it came clean...
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