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    Default help! Keyboard keeps typing by itself!

    I have a dell inspiron 1520,
    and am having a serious issue with the keyboard

    Every 2 minutes or so, the lights on the media buttons at the front of the laptop flash and my keyboard starts typing random letters,

    its really quite annoying as i cant play any games as random actions keep occuring by the keypresses.

    I replaced the keyboard but to no avail.

    Any ideas what it could be?

    Thanks!

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    Default Re: help! Keyboard keeps typing by itself!

    Quote Originally Posted by thegr8one23 View Post

    Any ideas what it could be?
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    Default Re: help! Keyboard keeps typing by itself!

    Software problem maybe? Just yesterday my 't' button wouldn't work... after a reset it was good. Have you tried a full hard drive format?
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    Default Re: help! Keyboard keeps typing by itself!

    Quote Originally Posted by Wraith of Vern View Post
    Software problem maybe? Just yesterday my 't' button wouldn't work... after a reset it was good. Have you tried a full hard drive format?
    I would suggest a full antivirus scan first.

    A full hard drive format ? That does sound a bit excessive as a first step... As well the OP could be loosing data by following your advice without a proper backup.
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    Default Re: help! Keyboard keeps typing by itself!

    Do you somehow by chance using a wireless keyboard on occasion and the dongle is still attached to your laptop? And the wireless keyboard is under some books or whatever?

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    Default Re: help! Keyboard keeps typing by itself!

    Another possibility is spilled liquids under the keyboard. If so, dry it thoroughly with a hair dryer.
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    Default Re: help! Keyboard keeps typing by itself!

    You sure nobody has installed any discreet prank hardware or software on your computer? It sounds a bit fishy to me.

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    Default Re: help! Keyboard keeps typing by itself!

    it would be freaky if your laptop started talking to you...

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    Default Re: help! Keyboard keeps typing by itself!

    Quote Originally Posted by ProfessorShred View Post
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    Default Re: help! Keyboard keeps typing by itself!

    "I'm krusty the clown and I don't like you..."
    "I'm kursty the clown and I'm gonna kill you..."

    Well replace the phrase "Krusty the clown" with Inspiron 1520 and "kill you" with electric shock.

    I say I'm gonna kill you; that means you, thegr8one23!!




    No seriously, you can try to scan for viruses and everything under the hood and see if it helps. I suspect punkware as someone has pointed out. I know horrible stuff like that has really demonic controls to the keyboard.
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