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    I used my laptop last night and had no problems. As I was about to log out, the screen went black as if the laptop had gone into hibernation mode. I completed the shut down procedures.

    On using the laptop this morning, the keys were all messed up. I was trying to type in a website, but what was being typed in the address bar was not what I was actually typing.

    Can you please help me?

  • #2
    Too much to drink maybe ?

    Check the language settings in the Windows control panel. Maybe some configuration setting has changed and you now have, for example, a French keyboard set. French keyboards are AZERTY instead of QWERTY.

    If you get a double key press or some keys that don't work, it might be a hardware fault.

    Or it could be some malware software playing with your head.

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    • #3
      Laptop Keys Not Working

      Thanks for that.

      I did what you suggested and it changed it settings. Its now working.

      I see that your from Sydney. I lived there, but now live in the USA.

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      • #4
        My Sony VaiO laptop suddenly hardly to use 3 buttons R, Y and U
        It's still work but so slow and have to put 4-5 times.
        Sometimes it's disappear when I restore my windows some previous days ago, but happen again after half an hour working.
        I dont know why? might be virus or some function conflict together.
        I saw in Task Manager a command wscntfy.exe (around 2Mb) when I kill it, the keyboard problem disappear. but it process appear again automatically. I don't know where is process from?
        RYU problem really annoy me because I have to access my laptop by password everyday, please help me.
        Thanks in advances

        could you send your advice via my email: nqhuy.mr@gmail.com

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        • #5
          Originally posted by passmark View Post
          Too much to drink maybe ?

          Check the language settings in the Windows control panel. Maybe some configuration setting has changed and you now have, for example, a French keyboard set. French keyboards are AZERTY instead of QWERTY.

          If you get a double key press or some keys that don't work, it might be a hardware fault.

          Or it could be some malware software playing with your head.
          Could you please show me how to access or edit the configuration setting ?
          Might be my keboad poblem is a French keyboard set. French keyboards are AZERTY instead of QWERTY.

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          • #6
            wscntfy.exe is a normal Windows process. It is very unlikely that it is causing 3 keys on your keyboard not to work.

            A coffee spill, leading to intermittent behaviour would seem more likely. The behaviour changing with the software you have running might be be random and coincendental.

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            • #7
              [QUOTE=nqhuy.mr;7210]My Sony VaiO laptop suddenly hardly to use 3 buttons R, Y and U

              I have exactly the same problem: I have a Sony VaiO laptop. Last night it worked fine, but today the keys r, y, u and PageUp are not working. I type this message with an external USB-keyboard. What could be the problem?
              (BTW I do not have a running process called wscntfy.exe)

              best egads,

              obbo

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              • #8
                Did you try contacting Sony?

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by passmark View Post
                  Did you try contacting Sony?
                  Yes, they say I should get a new keyboard. Of course, my guarantee period ended a half year ago.

                  best regards, Rob

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                  • #10
                    I would confirm the hardware is bad by either installing a clean version of Windows and retesting, and / or a self booting version of Linux. e.g boot Linux from a CD and test the keyboard.

                    I don't know how they build those laptops, but maybe you could try popping off the keys and cleaning it. I have also read that you can swap your own keyboard, and instructions are available on the net. If you don't feel confident doing this, just take it to the man.

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                    • #11
                      Some keys not working. (G,H, ampersand, backspace)

                      I even did a complete restore! Got mad and with my index finger I poked "G" pretty hard. And all four keys started to work. As you can see!

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                      • #12
                        please help my key @ not working

                        I used HP laptop and yesterday i decided to install window 7 to laptop and the installation went fine but i discover that shift key + 2 key for @ not working. Can you please advice the solution to make working.

                        Thanks

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                        • #13
                          Try an external keyboard.
                          See if the shift key and 2/@ key works when used by themselves. Try the right shift key instead.

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                          • #14
                            My laptop keypad isn't working

                            When i type 'uiop' it's displaying as '7890' and when i press 7890 it's showing as m,./ and the remaining half of the keypad is working fine. Can anyone help out?

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                            • #15
                              What make and model is the laptop?
                              Do you have the "Fn" key stuck down?

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