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(Solved) - letter automatically added to dialog box

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  • Started 3 years ago by cinque8
  • Latest reply from LH
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cinque8
Posts: 104

Hi,

When I type anything into a dialog box such as this one the letter "k" is automatically entered many times kkkkkkkkkkk and I have to delete it to complete a sentence. My first thought is that it must be some kind of virus, but I have scanned my computer with two different anti virus programs and they have turned up nothing. Anyone else having this problem?

Thanks

-cinque8

Posted 3 years ago
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vistamike
vistamike
Posts: 10945

Hi cinque8, this is likely to be a sticking key. Is it a laptop? What make and model? We can see if it's easy to take the key/s out to clean.

Mike

Posted 3 years ago
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cinque8
Posts: 104

Hi Mike,

This is a Dell Latitude D610 laptop, I would have no problem taking the keyboard out, but don't know what to do once I get it out.

Thanks,

-cinque8

Posted 3 years ago
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vistamike
vistamike
Posts: 10945

wow! It's a case of either blowing with compressed air or ( be careful here but it works) brushing the pad with isopropyl alcohol, hairdrying (hot)
In most cases either suggestions really do work

Mike

Posted 3 years ago
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cinque8
Posts: 104

Mike I took the keyboard out and gave it a good spray with compressed air, and for the first time I am not having the problem!

-cinque8

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LH
LH
Posts: 20002

Crumbs !!! That's good :)

Posted 3 years ago
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cinque8
Posts: 104

"Crumbs does a cake make"
-Aristotle (I think)

Posted 3 years ago
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LH
LH
Posts: 20002

Cakes go hard. Biscuits go soft.
That's LH I think :)

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