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Sixes keep appearing when I try to type using my keyboard

I'm a novice computer user with the following problem: lately when I try to type characters into a blank field, i.e. browser search field, or this XP Forum message editor, the letter "6" appears and keeps appearing without me doing anything, creating a long string of sixes. I also hear a "ding" sound sometimes when the sixes starting pro-creating. Has anyone seen this problem or know what to do? I'm running WindowsXP on a Compaq Presario 2500, Cosmi firewall.

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I'd start with ...

trying another keyboard.

Does it only happen in browser windows? If so, what browser are you using? Or does it also happen in, say, Notepad, Wordpad and the command window?


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It's common...

enough. Your "6" key is jammed. The "ding" is the keyboard buffer filling up. Try smacking the key a few times but not hard enough to shatter the keyboard Wink. If that doesn't work.. hold the keyboard on its edge and tap it on something hard. Again not hard enough to send pieces across the floor Wink. Some keyboards allow for the key to be removed by gently pull up on the key. Also, a can of compressed air can be used to blow dirt and bugs out from under the key.

Remember this tho, there is a verrrrrry thin sheet of contact material under the keys. Damaging that would require a new keyboard. In any case, if none of the above works, a new keyboard is warranted. Good Luck Happy

and life goes on...


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New program?

Have you installed a new program just before this problem started? Or have you installed a new security program from your bank or ISP?


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Nope, Old Thread... FIVE Years Old

And the original poster hasn't posted in these forums since then.. I'll guess the problems solved.

Hope this helps.


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(NT) Is this a Laptop? (NT)

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