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Well, my mum just handed me her laptop and told me to fix it, and I'm not sure what to do. The keyboard is typing the wrong letters/numerals

i.e.
space = 6 or some times 2 or even both
NumLck = /0
Y = 0y or sometimes y0
P = /ph

I've looked at a million posts on the internet, no solution helped.
Regional settings are as they should be.
I've tried alt + NumLck, shift + NumLck and FN + NumLck
And I tried re-installing the driver.
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post #2 of 14
Sounds like what happened to my cell phone after i dropped it in a puddle.
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post #3 of 14
Has your mom been drinking heavily?

Doesn't have to be alcohol.
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Originally Posted by ripster View Post
Has your mom been drinking heavily?

Doesn't have to be alcohol.
She tells me nothing has been spilt on it, but who knows.
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post #5 of 14
Liquid in the membrane, or a futzed controller.

It's dead Jim. Unless you care about it enough to try to completely dry out the membrane, which may or may not fix it.
post #6 of 14
Most laptop keyboards are simple to replace. May just be a loose connector.

But then I've never replaced one myself. Just destroyed one for Science.
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post #7 of 14
It's been a little while since I've taken apart a laptop, but the last time I did it wasn't difficult at all to remove the keyboard. Maybe replacing it would be cheaper than a new laptop?
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post #8 of 14
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Originally Posted by Phaedrus2129 View Post
Liquid in the membrane, or a futzed controller.

It's dead Jim. Unless you care about it enough to try to completely dry out the membrane, which may or may not fix it.
Thanks, I thought as much and I don't care enough to spend any more time to see for sure, it's still under warranty, so I'll just tell mum to send it away to be fixed.

Edit: To the guys suggesting to replace it, I know I could, but it's still under warranty so I don't feel the need especially since it's not even mine. XD
Edited by dragneel - 4/12/11 at 9:39pm
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post #9 of 14
Quote:
Originally Posted by dragneel View Post
Edit: To the guys suggesting to replace it, I know I could, but it's still under warranty so I don't feel the need especially since it's not even mine. XD
I feels mang, I feels
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post #10 of 14
Replacing it would be cheaper. Generally is, rather than repairing. My laptop had a snapped screen housing after the cat jumped on it, would have cost just as much as the laptop just to have that fixed (something like $700). I just used some duct tape.
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