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Broken key: My PC keeps typing everywhere "u" or "%" nonstop

by AllDelete / May 12, 2015 11:06 PM PDT


I'm using a MSI GT70 on Windows 8.

Since yesterday morning my laptop keeps automatically typing everywhere the letter "u" (with an accent) or the symbol "%" without stopping.

When I try to type something anywhere, like on Gmail, on the Google Search bar, on Word, or on any Forum, my computer starts typing this uncontrollably:
or this:

Both of these two characters are located on the same key. I use an AZERTY keyboard.

This is what my broken key looks like:

I have tried to remove the key and to clean it by blowing on it, but that didn't solve the problem.

Yesterday morning the problem lasted for about two hours, then the problem stopped.

But this morning the problem came back, and after 30 minutes it stopped again.

I have run a full scan of my computer by Kaspersky Total Security and he didn't find any virus.

Please help.

Thanks in advance for your answers.

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(NT) Did you try a new keyboard?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / May 12, 2015 11:10 PM PDT
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PS. In a pinch
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / May 12, 2015 11:13 PM PDT

I've unplugged the laptop keyboard and used USB keyboards until the new keyboard arrives.

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As a work-around ...
by Kees_B Forum moderator / May 12, 2015 11:11 PM PDT

until you installed the new keyboard in the laptop: did you try an external keyboard?


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