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Old 11-27-2007, 08:39 PM
tannenj tannenj is offline
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Default ridiculous problem i\'m having with my laptop

i have a dell inspiron 8600 (almost four years old) with a dell 2007fp hooked up to it. every other day or so, i've been having an extremely strange problem.

it's difficult to explain (maybe i should catch it on camtasia the next time it happens), but essentially, it's like my left arrow key is being held down permanently. for example, if i have microsoft word open and click my document, the cursor starts moving to the left very rapidly until it reaches the top left of the document. if i then click somewhere in the middle of the document, it instantly starts moving rapidly to the left again.

if i try to type a word, it comes out jumbled because the letters get inputted backwards. if i try to type "poker," the result is something like "rekop" or "rkeop." i know this sounds retarded, but i swear it's what happens.

the only fix i've found is either waiting it out (it usually fixes itself in 10 or 15 minutes) or restarting the computer. i feel like my laptop is dying and that i'm going to have to just get a new computer (it's old and slow anyway, so not a big deal), but for the time being, maybe someone has a fix for this.

any responses are much appreciated. more than happy to explain further if requested. thanks.

edit: will ship like $15 on full tilt if someone gives me a permanent fix
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Old 11-27-2007, 08:52 PM
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Default Re: ridiculous problem i\'m having with my laptop

Looks like a sticky key.
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Old 11-27-2007, 09:55 PM
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Default Re: ridiculous problem i\'m having with my laptop

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Looks like a sticky key.

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Pop up the left arrow key and see if you could snap it back in. Might be time for a new lappy, 4 years is really long lifetime for a laptop.
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Old 11-28-2007, 07:21 AM
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Default Re: ridiculous problem i\'m having with my laptop

save your data, reformat your hard drive, reinstall windows and install correct drivers.. i reccomend downloading all your drivers before you reformat.. no need to pay me, holla

PS SCREW DELL
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Old 11-28-2007, 04:21 PM
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save your data, reformat your hard drive, reinstall windows and install correct drivers.. i reccomend downloading all your drivers before you reformat.. no need to pay me, holla

PS SCREW DELL

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Yes, I'm sure that will fix his bad keyboard.[/sarcasm]
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Old 11-28-2007, 07:40 PM
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Looks like a sticky key.

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It's either stuck or shorted.
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