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Almost all my keys on my Toshiba Keyboard are pressing the key above it or the left or right of it. For exmaple, when I press Q, it turns on Caps lock and puts a capital Q and when I press it again it puts a small q. Another exmaple is when I press m, mj is typed. It does this for almost all the keys except backspace, what should I do? I am using a Toshiba model satelite A355 if that helps somehow.

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RE: How do I fix my laptop keyboard?

smithJames wrote:
Almost all my keys on my Toshiba Keyboard are pressing the key above it or the left or right of it. For exmaple, when I press Q, it turns on Caps lock and puts a capital Q and when I press it again it puts a small q. Another exmaple is when I press m, mj is typed. It does this for almost all the keys except backspace, what should I do? I am using a Toshiba model satelite A355 if that helps somehow.

 

Sounds like a knackered keyboard and one drawback of a laptop. You should be  able to order a new one though. Try ebay for cheap replacements or the Toshiba site for a genuine one with warranty.

Some laptops are easier than others to change keyboards on, so good luck. (I have changed kb on my last 3 laptops through being a clumsy EDITED)

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RE: How do I fix my laptop keyboard?

 you could get a usb key pad  job done:) Smile

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RE: How do I fix my laptop keyboard?

A couple of my friends had the exact same problem with their Toshiba laptops (perhaps a known issue?). I'll ask them what they did & report back. One is on his honeymoon abroad & won't be back until next month. How old is your laptop?

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RE: How do I fix my laptop keyboard?

You could try changing keyboard layout to US then change it back and see if that helps  ?

or perhaps ... if you type an 'm' and you get an 'o' ... see here :

http://www.computeractive.co.uk/ca/pc-help/2029314/typing-wrong-letters

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