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May 10, 2015 - Posted by | computers

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  1. Hi! I dob’t know where to comment this so I just decided to comment it here on your recent post. I hope you don’t mind. I am having problem with my laptop. The keyboard is malfunctioning. Whenever I click on any key once, it’s like being clicked 10x or more. Like when I type letter A, I end up with 10 As on the screen. I haven’t seen anyone having the same problem so I am mot gettin any solutions on the internet. I hope you can help me because I am seriously freaking out now.

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    Comment by Jem | May 12, 2015 | Reply

    • jem,
      Click the Start button, and type “key” into the Search box. Click on “Keyboard” in the list of results (above). Adjust the “Character repeat rate” slider switch a bit to the left. Click “Apply”, then OK.

      (If you cannot type.. click on Start, then Control Panel, then you might have to change the View menu to “Small icons”, then click on Keyboard.)

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      Comment by techpaul | May 12, 2015 | Reply

      • Hi, Eric. Sorry to bother you again but after letting the laptop rest for 3 days, it went back to normal. So I was hoping it was a kind of a one time accident but it’s happening again. Just in case it will help, it started to happen after I left my laptop charging for a while. When I came back to it, it was like that already. I will try your suggestion and I am hoping it will work. Thanks so much! Sorry for being a bother!

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        Comment by Jem | May 30, 2015 | Reply

        • The advice you gave didn’t do the trick, sadly. I am trying to search the internet for similar problems but it seems I have the only one who is experiencing this. I really just want to know what’s happening. If I am using a usb keyboard, it works fine so is the installed keyboard broken?

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          Comment by Jem | May 30, 2015 | Reply

          • Jem,
            There is that possibility, but I cannot tell you that without looking at your machine.

            Scroll down to the “Step 2” section of this article https://techpaul.wordpress.com/2010/04/19/what-to-do-when-your-mouse-plays-dead/ and perform that repair technique. If that fails to rectify the abnormal functioning, take it to a tech. Should they determine it is the keyboard, keyboard assemblies are inexpensive and there’s minimal labor involved, so it won’t be expensive but they’ll probably have to order the part.

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            Comment by techpaul | May 30, 2015 | Reply


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