Laptop keyboard problem -- again

Discussion in 'Computer Support' started by Dave, Dec 30, 2005.

  1. Dave

    Dave Guest

    I posted this about 3 weeks ago:

    ------
    A friend has recently acquired a second-hand Compaq M700 laptop. Everything is
    fine except for a keyboard quirk. Hitting the g and h keys results in g5 and
    h6 appearing! Also, apparently with the number 5 and 6 keys. He's checked the
    underneath of the keys and no dirt or anything there. Any suggestions as to
    what's wrong -- hardware or software?
    ------

    Following the suggestions here, we tried an external ps2 k/b and that worked
    okay. So he got a new keyboard for the M700 and I fitted it for him. Guess
    what? It still has the same problem! Desperation setting in -- any more ideas
    anyone?
    TIA
     
    Dave, Dec 30, 2005
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  2. Dave

    Martik Guest

    "Dave" <> wrote in message
    news:eek:...
    >I posted this about 3 weeks ago:
    >
    > ------
    > A friend has recently acquired a second-hand Compaq M700 laptop.
    > Everything is
    > fine except for a keyboard quirk. Hitting the g and h keys results in g5
    > and
    > h6 appearing! Also, apparently with the number 5 and 6 keys. He's
    > checked the
    > underneath of the keys and no dirt or anything there. Any suggestions as
    > to
    > what's wrong -- hardware or software?
    > ------
    >
    > Following the suggestions here, we tried an external ps2 k/b and that
    > worked
    > okay. So he got a new keyboard for the M700 and I fitted it for him.
    > Guess
    > what? It still has the same problem! Desperation setting in -- any more
    > ideas
    > anyone?
    > TIA
    >

    Have you called Compaq tech support?
     
    Martik, Dec 30, 2005
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  3. Dave

    Jimmy Dean Guest

    On Fri, 30 Dec 2005 14:24:18 -0600, (Dave) wrote:

    >I posted this about 3 weeks ago:
    >
    >------
    >A friend has recently acquired a second-hand Compaq M700 laptop. Everything is
    >fine except for a keyboard quirk. Hitting the g and h keys results in g5 and
    >h6 appearing! Also, apparently with the number 5 and 6 keys. He's checked the
    > underneath of the keys and no dirt or anything there. Any suggestions as to
    >what's wrong -- hardware or software?
    >------
    >
    >Following the suggestions here, we tried an external ps2 k/b and that worked
    >okay. So he got a new keyboard for the M700 and I fitted it for him. Guess
    >what? It still has the same problem! Desperation setting in -- any more ideas
    >anyone?
    >TIA


    Try the external keyboard again.

    If you got the new M700 keyboard from a shop, ask them.

    Ask a Compaq specialist/shop.

    jd
     
    Jimmy Dean, Dec 31, 2005
    #3
  4. Dave

    Unk Guest

    On Fri, 30 Dec 2005 14:24:18 -0600, (Dave) wrote:

    >I posted this about 3 weeks ago:
    >
    >------
    >A friend has recently acquired a second-hand Compaq M700 laptop. Everything is
    >fine except for a keyboard quirk. Hitting the g and h keys results in g5 and
    >h6 appearing! Also, apparently with the number 5 and 6 keys. He's checked the
    > underneath of the keys and no dirt or anything there. Any suggestions as to
    >what's wrong -- hardware or software?
    >------
    >
    >Following the suggestions here, we tried an external ps2 k/b and that worked
    >okay. So he got a new keyboard for the M700 and I fitted it for him. Guess
    >what? It still has the same problem! Desperation setting in -- any more ideas
    >anyone?
    >TIA
    >

    Look on the taskbar for a Compaq keyboard handler. I believe there's also a Compaq tab on the
    keyboard settings in the Control Panel.
     
    Unk, Dec 31, 2005
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