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Windows 7: keyboard isn't working (most of the time)

30 Oct 2013   #1
BBKink

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 
keyboard isn't working (most of the time)

Acer Aspire 5750-6589, Windows 7

My keyboard isn't working. Whether it's in Word, Note Tab Light, OpenOffice or on a page on the internet, it doesn't type any letters. Page up, page down, End, Home and numbers don't work either.

But here's the really weird part. If I'm on a web page and I try to type something in a search window, the letters aren't shown in the window but if I type any of the following letters, they do something. F, E, V, S, B, T, and H. If I type the letter F, the "File" window drops down. If I type the letter E, the "Edit" window drops down. Same goes for V (View), S (History), B (Bookmarks), T (Tools) and H (Help).

Is computer just with messing with me?

Or what?

Thank you
BBKink


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31 Oct 2013   #2
andrew129260

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Simple suggestion.............Did you try a new keyboard?
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31 Oct 2013   #3
archer

Windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 

Hey BBkink,

Do try the suggestion by andrew.

Check for the Alt button. Make sure it is not pressed. It can be that the button was pressed and it did not came back.
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31 Oct 2013   #4
BBKink

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by andrew129260 View Post
Simple suggestion.............Did you try a new keyboard?
"My car won't start"

"Have you tried a new engine?" Ouch.

New keyboard was my first thought but I was looking for a less expensive solution to begin with, like "Clean the battery terminals" or "Check the connection of the battery cables."

But I think you're right.
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31 Oct 2013   #5
BBKink

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by archer View Post
Hey BBkink,

Do try the suggestion by andrew.

Check for the Alt button. Make sure it is not pressed. It can be that the button was pressed and it did not came back.
That was weird..... I clicked the "alt" button once, nothing happened. Twice, same thing. But I keep tapping it while tapping a letter key, both very quickly and once in awhile, a letter would show up. The ratio was about 15 clicks for "alt" & letter to 1 letter showing up.

Looks like a new keyboard is the answer.
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31 Oct 2013   #6
archer

Windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 

Go for it.
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31 Oct 2013   #7
andrew129260

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

If the new keyboard works fine, I would take it to acer if its still under warranty and get it repaired since its a laptop
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