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Windows 7: Repeating KEYSTROKES "/////////////" when I try to type in search box

1 Week Ago   #1
Deborah2016

Win 7 64 bit home edition on Acer Aspire, Intel Pentium P6200
 
 
Repeating KEYSTROKES "/////////////" when I try to type in search box

My system is windows 7 ultimate on an Acer Aspire7739Z laptop . My laptop keyboard stopped working but the touchpad still works. Now I am using a usb corded keyboard.
This repeating "/////" happens and after it has been powered on for awhile, then I cannot do anything but shut it down.
I disabled the autofills and unchecked filter keys , to no avail.
Anybody have any solutions
Thanks


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1 Week Ago   #2
Snick

Win 10 x64, Linux Lite, Win 7 x64, BlackArch, & Kali
 
 

Hi Deborah2016
Sounds like you have an issue with your USB keyboard. the forward slash / is most likely damaged in the electrical connection area. Maybe the lamination on the printed circuitry, some foreign liquid spilled. You can purchase a new keyboard relatively inexpensive, a usb or even better a wireless usb keyboard. The fact that you are describing two different problems with the same key, new or working used replacement would be my suggestion. I would open the laptop and replace the keyboard, pretty easy actually, usually a video on how. A picture as you go, reverse the pictures, as you replace the parts, there you go, you are a computer repair technician.
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1 Week Ago   #3
townsbg

Windows 7 pro 64-bit sp 1
 
 

It sounds like that key is stuck. Have you tried removing it or another keyboard? YouTube
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1 Week Ago   #4
Deborah2016

Win 7 64 bit home edition on Acer Aspire, Intel Pentium P6200
 
 

Thanks so much guys much appreciated ... love windows 7 and my laptop dont want to get a new one as this one still works great ...other than the keyboard and has a 700 gb hard drive and is 17 inch screen.
I will do wireless and again thanks
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1 Week Ago   #5
Megahertz07

Windows 7 HP 64
 
 

Yes, seems to me tha the / key is stuck. But it can be from the laptop keyboard.
Did you detached the flat cable from the damaged laptop keyboard?
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1 Week Ago   #6
Deborah2016

Win 7 64 bit home edition on Acer Aspire, Intel Pentium P6200
 
 

Hi Megahertz07, thanks for your suggestion...I have not detached the flat cable as of yet but I will get to it soon.
I just dont want to mess anything up
Thanks
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1 Week Ago   #7
RolandJS

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Megahertz07 View Post
Did you detach the flat cable from the damaged laptop keyboard?
Be very careful and take your time, if the connector breaks, it will cost a new keyboard for sure.
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1 Week Ago   #8
Megahertz07

Windows 7 HP 64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by RolandJS View Post
Be very careful and take your time, if the connector breaks, it will cost a new keyboard for sure.
Roland, OP said that the laptop keyboard is already damaged, that is why she is using a USB external keyboard.
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1 Week Ago   #9
RolandJS

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

"Did you detached the flat cable from the damaged laptop keyboard?"
I misunderstood the situation, thinking OP was retrying retesting the original.
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6 Days Ago   #10
Snick

Win 10 x64, Linux Lite, Win 7 x64, BlackArch, & Kali
 
 

Sounds like in need of a good cleaning keys, actuators, ribbon connector.

You'd be surprised what get under them there itty bitty keys!
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