Nov 29 2009, 10:47 AM
I'll be typing either here, on Microsoft Word, on Facebook, or anywhere else and I KNOW I type everything correctly, but my keyboard insists on missing letters, making me backspace and retype everything. It just started this a while ago, about 2 weeks ago. My roommate's laptop does the same thing. She has a Dell, but I have an HP. What could be wrong?
Nov 29 2009, 02:43 PM
Ok, so you both have different laptops, and letters aren't working anymore.
I'd think perhaps some malware. Do a full antivirus scan of your computers.
Nov 29 2009, 03:21 PM
Do you eat while you're on your computer? Maybe you have food stuck underneath your keys...
Nov 29 2009, 03:47 PM
Nov 29 2009, 07:39 PM
QUOTE (love fuhrer @ Nov 29 2009, 04:47 PM)
I say you and your roomie go in on a keyboard cleaner, it's like a dust spray.
Nov 29 2009, 11:29 PM
I do weekly anti-virus checks on my computer. I do not eat over my laptop. I do eat while on it, but not close enough so that crumbs can get in. Pressing harder won't do a single thing, trust me. I type hard enough as it is. I'll look into the keyboard cleaner with my roommate. Thanks guys!
Nov 30 2009, 12:39 AM
I don't understand how it could be anything other than a sticky key if you can go back and get it right when you're making sure it's registered your type?
Nov 30 2009, 12:33 PM
That's what I'm not understanding either. I am careful when I type and I know when I miss a letter when I actually miss it, but when I don't miss it and it's not typed out, that's when I got worried.
Nov 30 2009, 09:18 PM
Eh, mine has been doing it a lot lately (it's doing it now with the S key), I just have to slow down, it's incredibly frustrating but if I give my keyboard a clean it usually helps for a wee while.
Nov 30 2009, 10:19 PM
It's only doing it sometimes. It did it all the time when I was home this weekend, and it did it a bit when I came back, now it's doing it very sparingly.
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