Computer Help forum

General discussion

Keyboard Typing error

by donalde242 / January 23, 2007 1:34 PM PST

My daughter called me from school and said her Sony Vios Laptop is giving her trouble. When she types letters on the keyboard it does not match the letter she is typing. She did a restart and the same results occured. Of course my first thought was she drop some liquid in/on the keyboard. She swears she didn't. She did a scandisk for errors and it took a 1/2 hour to complete with no results. She has Mcafee virus protection, Spybot and Adaware...all up to date. Any ideas?

Discussion is locked
You are posting a reply to: Keyboard Typing error
The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited. Please refer to our CNET Forums policies for details. All submitted content is subject to our Terms of Use.
Track this discussion and email me when there are updates

If you're asking for technical help, please be sure to include all your system info, including operating system, model number, and any other specifics related to the problem. Also please exercise your best judgment when posting in the forums--revealing personal information such as your e-mail address, telephone number, and address is not recommended.

You are reporting the following post: Keyboard Typing error
This post has been flagged and will be reviewed by our staff. Thank you for helping us maintain CNET's great community.
Sorry, there was a problem flagging this post. Please try again now or at a later time.
If you believe this post is offensive or violates the CNET Forums' Usage policies, you can report it below (this will not automatically remove the post). Once reported, our moderators will be notified and the post will be reviewed.
Collapse -
Possible Solution
by Schokers / January 23, 2007 1:44 PM PST
In reply to: Keyboard Typing error

I have a ACER notebook and this happens occasionaly. I am not sure what causes it but I think it could be due to holding down some key. What happens is that it brings up the alternative keyboard. On the ACER we get out of it by holding down a function key (it is an unnumbered one at the bottom of the keyboard next to the Windows key, and not any of the ones at the top of the keyboard)in conjunction with the Number Lock key. You may have to try something similar if you don't have the unnumbered function key.

Collapse -
Number Lock key
by donalde242 / January 25, 2007 4:11 AM PST
In reply to: Possible Solution

BINGO!! That was the problem. She pressed the number lock key and PRESTO everything works normal again. Thanks for the responce and the excellent diagnosis...

Popular Forums
Computer Help 51,912 discussions
Computer Newbies 10,498 discussions
Laptops 20,411 discussions
Security 30,882 discussions
TVs & Home Theaters 21,253 discussions
Windows 10 1,672 discussions
Phones 16,494 discussions
Windows 7 7,855 discussions
Networking & Wireless 15,504 discussions


The most beautiful phone ever has one wildly annoying issue

The Samsung Galaxy S8's fast speeds and fantastic curved screen make it a top phone for 2017, but the annoying fingerprint reader could sour your experience.