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Windows 7: Strange Issue With Keyboard Keys & RAM Memtest Errors

09 Aug 2018   #11
F22 Simpilot

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

The laptop I'm using now had a keyboard issue. I went on eBay and got a replacement, actually was an upgrade since it now lights up, and the replacement worked.

If you wanted to replace the keyboard you'd have to look at the laptop disassembly manual.


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09 Aug 2018   #12
iko22

Windows 7 x64, Vista x64, 8.1 smartphone
 
 

Yes it could be a suspect motherboard. However, since the problem mainly happens with certain key press ("y", "h", "k", "x") then unfortunately it sounds much more like a problem had developed somewhere with the keyboard itself.

It might be that the key, hinge and cup of individual keys only need replacing.

A local computer shop or laptop service center could diagnose the fault for you. If you tell them what went wrong and the tests that you have already done, they are in a better position to diagnose the cause of the fault.

Sorry I cannot be of any more help.
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09 Aug 2018   #13
LouieP9086

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

I'm not sure if I should buy;
-New keyboard/palmrest ($100-125),
-New MB ($125)
-New RAM sticks ($100)

Trail and error would be quite and ordeal considering Id be buying used parts for the MB and Keyboard.

Is there anyway to really diagnose where the hardware issue lies (if there is one).

It's absurdly strange as there seems to be no rhyme or reason as to when and why this starts happening.
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09 Aug 2018   #14
LouieP9086

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by F22 Simpilot View Post
The laptop I'm using now had a keyboard issue. I went on eBay and got a replacement, actually was an upgrade since it now lights up, and the replacement worked.

If you wanted to replace the keyboard you'd have to look at the laptop disassembly manual.
Yea, It seems very hard to access just the keyboard. I am thinking about just buying the entire palmrest assembly with the keyboard and moving the other parts into it.

My biggest fear is the issue is with the connector on the motherboard (or the motherboard itself).

My Keyboard lights up just fine :)
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10 Aug 2018   #15
LouieP9086

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by iko22 View Post
or running Memtest for 8 passes. If you run Memtest again, take a photo of any results that you obtain through this test, and post the results to this Forum.
Which test number should I run?
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10 Aug 2018   #16
iko22

Windows 7 x64, Vista x64, 8.1 smartphone
 
 

I was referring to this test, RAM - Test with Memtest86+ - Windows 7 Help Forums. Run the test for eight passes. It will take a long time (-- could take 18 hours for a 16GB memory test). Take a photo of the result when done, save the photo to your computer, and post the photo to this Forum.
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10 Aug 2018   #17
LouieP9086

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Right, but in the settings there are also like 10 different test types to choose from
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10 Aug 2018   #18
iko22

Windows 7 x64, Vista x64, 8.1 smartphone
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by LouieP9086 View Post
Right, but in the settings there are also like 10 different test types to choose from
Memtest will immediately start as soon as it boots. Just accept the defaults, no attendance needed. It then runs through 10 tests in sequence. The ten tests make one pass of memtest. About seven of the tests will take about 50% of the time, while the remaining three tests will take about the other 50% of the time. The next test will start automatically after the previous test has completed. You need to allow the memtest to run the computer 's memory thru all ten tests to make one pass complete. So, pick a time when you do not anticipate needing to use your computer. Hope that helps!
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10 Aug 2018   #19
LouieP9086

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by iko22 View Post
Memtest will immediately start as soon as it boots. Just accept the defaults, no attendance needed. It then runs through 10 tests in sequence. The ten tests make one pass of memtest. About seven of the tests will take about 50% of the time, while the remaining three tests will take about the other 50% of the time. The next test will start automatically after the previous test has completed. You need to allow the memtest to run the computer 's memory thru all ten tests to make one pass complete. So, pick a time when you do not anticipate needing to use your computer. Hope that helps!
The default shows shows 4 passes, not 8
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12 Aug 2018   #20
LouieP9086

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Should I change the settings to 8 passes?
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