Keyboard keys remapped arbitrarily - NOT a NUM Lock issue

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Hardware' started by africandude, Jul 12, 2009.

  1. africandude

    africandude Guest

    Hi there Forum

    I have a fairly new Fujitsu Siemens Amilo Li3910 Laptop and have bee
    experiencing a strange, and extremely frustrating, keyboard issue fo
    several days now. I have browsed through loads of forums, but to n
    avail. Well, maybe some of you may be able to help :confused

    My keyboard seems to have been strangely remapped for some reason
    some keys have been "added up" with one another, the "d" causes th
    cursor to jump into the URL line of the browser, while others won't wor
    in "SHIFT +" mode

    Here's a little, non-exhaustive list of what's wrong, indicating wha
    happens if the respective key is pressed

    - "h" --> "8h
    - "g" --> "6g
    - ";" --> "9;
    - "9" --> "9;
    - "d" --> "d", but cursor jumps into URL line of browser if in I
    - "5" on NUM pad --> 8
    - "8" on NUM pad --> 8
    - "8" on keyboard --> 8
    - "6" on keyboard --> 6
    - keys that will not react if SHIFT is pressed: M, S, D, G, H, ;, '
    \, 6, 8,
    - "END" button: functions like "UP" arro
    - "INSERT" button: # (but functions in any case
    The list goes on, and I'm pretty sure this issue has a few more suprise
    in store for me

    While I have no idea where this problem might be coming from (a viru
    perhaps?), the only solution I could think of would be a keyboar
    remapper, though I have no idea whether this could work at all

    Any ideas what this could be or what I could do in order to get thi

    Any help is much appreciated!!

    africandude, Jul 12, 2009
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  2. africandude

    Rick Rogers Guest


    You may simply have developed a faulty keyboard that needs to be replaced by
    the manufacturer. If it's fairly new, then it's under warranty and you
    should contact them immediately to protect your rights. It is not unusual
    for a new machine to develop a hardware fault, commonly new components can
    fail in the first 3 months of use.

    If you suspect a keyboard remapping issue, then scan for malware from safe
    mode, but I'm guessing that the problem is hardware. Try plugging in a USB
    keyboard to see if that works correctly because if it does, then the problem
    is almost definitely the built-in one.
    Rick Rogers, Jul 12, 2009
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