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Keyboard types 0 (zero) all the time

by rongidney / November 8, 2004 2:27 AM PST

I have hp notebook ze4325us. Operating System is WinXP SP2. Yesterday all of a sudden, my computer started typing zeros (0). The zero key itself is not working. If I want to type zero or parenthesis, I cannot do that. My computer is typing too many zeros by itself. I have another PS2 keyboard. I plugged it in and for 5 minutes, it worked fine. Then the same problem started with the external keyboard too.
Does any one know how to fix the problem? I'll appreciate any help.

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Re: Keyboard types 0 (zero) all the time
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 8, 2004 2:43 AM PST

Have you replaced the notebook keyboard yet? It may be the cheapest fix.

Bob

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Re: Keyboard types 0 (zero) all the time
by rongidney / November 8, 2004 2:47 AM PST

if it is a notebook keyboard problem, why the other external keyboard is behaving the same way.

I am just curious that if it is a software or some virus problem.

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Re: Keyboard types 0 (zero) all the time
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 8, 2004 2:50 AM PST
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Re: Keyboard types 0 (zero) all the time
by KenSanramon / November 8, 2004 3:26 AM PST

You may have something as simple as a jammed key or something under the key (crumbs and other debris can get under there very easily. - you can try popping off the key that is repeating with a knife and try clearing any debris and replacing the key...

otherwise, as Bob says, a keyboard replacement should fix the problem otherwise --

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