Computer Keyboard Misbehaving
July 22, 2011 8:48 AM Subscribe
My laptop spontaneously decides to treat every keypress as a character different from what I actually press. How can I fix this?
posted by Green With You to Computers & Internet (3 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
I have a Dell Inspiron 1545 with windows XP (SP3). Fairly often my keyboard flips out in the middle of typing and decides to remap most of the keys to something different. I haven't been able to figure out what I'm typing that is causing it, but here's what I have been able to figure out.
1. It starts when I'm in the middle of typing
2. It only affects the app I was typing in, the other applications are fine
3. It goes away when I shutdown the app and doesn't return when I reopen it
4. When it does occur it seems to occur in the same way. That is, the same keys map to the same erroneous character.