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Hi everyone,

My friend has got a Sony VAIO laptop that has a strange problem with some of the keys... example when i press the W key it types a Q on the screen, so both the W key and the Q key give the same letter. This also happens with other keys.... the D key types as E, the F key types as T, the J key types as I, the L key types as O....... a lot of the keys display the correct letter but as you can see some of them dont.

Any ideas ??? Ive never known this happen before ???

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Ive just tested it with my USB keyboard and it worked fine... guess that means the laptop keyboard is dead
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post #3 of 6
That's interesting. have any of the keyboard settings been changed? Although, I don't think it would matter if your USB keyboard works, so it must be hardware.
post #4 of 6
Clean out between the keyboard. It sounds like something is activating both buttons on the PCB underneath the kb. Also, you may be able to pull the keys off to take a look and see if they're gunked up or anything.
    
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post #5 of 6
be VERY careful pulling those keys off....sometimes they dont go back on

I would take the keyboard out and clean it
    
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the keys dont seem to be sticking or nothing like that.... i bet he's spilt water over it and shorted some of the keys
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