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Windows 7: Keyboard Keys Mixed up

24 Mar 2011   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 Bit Edition
Keyboard Keys Mixed up

All of a sudden the built in keyboard for my HP laptop has started doing strange things.

some of the keys have become mixed up.

Space bar - creates full stops
backspace - has become F11
UP arrow - is now the letter 'o'
Down error - is now the number '9'
Enter - is now the letter 'L'
letter 'L' - is now the enter button
Num lock - has become F10

I've checked all the regional settings and stuff, re installed all the drivers and even manually trying to re map the keys with no luck.

I've booted a Windows 7 virtual machine and had the same problem. Also has the same problem running Linux on a live disk. Plugging in an external USB keyboard works no problem and so does the on-screen keyboard.

So I'm pretty sure its a faulty keyboard but I thought I would ask in case I missed anything before I sent it back for repairs.

Any advice would be useful


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24 Mar 2011   #2
Joan Archer

Windows 10 64bit/Windows 10 64bit/Windows 10 64bit

Going by what you've already done I agree with the faulty keyboard, is it still under warranty ?
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24 Mar 2011   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 Bit Edition

luckily it is. otherwise that could have been a pricey repair!
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25 Mar 2011   #4
Joan Archer

Windows 10 64bit/Windows 10 64bit/Windows 10 64bit

Good luck with the repair, or they may even give you a replacement machine, please let us know how you get on.:)
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