Advent 7027 Laptop Keyboard Problem

  maund 08:34 04 Nov 2005

Dear all,

I have an advent 7027 laptop - it seems to have developed a problem overnight. The keyboard doesn't seem to work properly. When you press some keys i.e. "P" it will not appear on screen, on the other hand, some letter work OK when selected. Other keys when pressed select 3 or 4 letters i.e when you press "X" Z,X and C are displayed! Can anyone tell me what is going on here! I haven't spilled anything on the keyboard and it was working fine last night, I'm totally baffled.



  mgmcc 08:42 04 Nov 2005

It could be a software corruption issue - try running System Restore as a first step.

  maund 11:28 04 Nov 2005

I tried to run a system checkpoint using system restore, but was informed that it couldn't be restored.

  mgmcc 12:57 05 Nov 2005

If the laptop has a PS/2 port, try plugging a conventional PC keyboard into it and see if that performs normally.

  maund 18:20 05 Nov 2005


Thanks, I've aleady done that and it works fine. I presume the laptop keyboard has decided to call it a day. However i've been noticing a few other things that don't look quite right with it.

Thanks again


  PaulB2005 18:26 05 Nov 2005

Check there's nothing lodged under the keys.

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