Enter Key Executes By Itself

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Re: Enter Key Executes By Itself

Post by catweazel » Fri Sep 21, 2018 3:43 am

trope wrote:
Fri Sep 21, 2018 3:09 am
So it does not happen continuously otherwise I would be unable to use the laptop or type at all, it happens once every few minutes. Eg, it's probably happened 3 times in the last 10 minutes. When it does occur, the "key" continues executing until I hit Escape. Pressing any key seems to terminate it. So I would never get 2 letters as in your example because once I hit a "t" it would terminate the "s" and probably not recur itself. But I have not paid so much attention to striking other keys, as you can imagine I have to terminate it as soon as possible because the output can be incredible. Eg, I hit enter once when my home folder was selected, and within a couple seconds it opened 20 copies. I lost part of this message when a single backspace starting going continuously.
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Re: Enter Key Executes By Itself

Post by trope » Fri Sep 21, 2018 3:49 am

I can confirm that any key terminates it, I was just typing windows and the s recurred, I hit the h key. So the output was:

"windowssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssh"

So it means the laptop is done? There is no part I can replace to fix it?

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Re: Enter Key Executes By Itself

Post by lsemmens » Fri Sep 21, 2018 3:54 am

Sounds like the only part you can replace to fix the problem, is the laptop. Sorry mate, I have no further suggestions.
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Re: Enter Key Executes By Itself

Post by vansloneker » Fri Sep 21, 2018 3:58 am

I have a wireless keyboard that behaves like that. It will randomly start pasting, or when I open the file manager renaming a folder or a file and I have to press 'Esc' to stop it. I assumed it was the keyboard, but reading your story I will try it with a few other systems later today to test it.
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Re: Enter Key Executes By Itself

Post by catweazel » Fri Sep 21, 2018 3:59 am

trope wrote:
Fri Sep 21, 2018 3:49 am
So it means the laptop is done?
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trope wrote:There is no part I can replace to fix it?
We can't read minds so we don't know. You'll have to search for your machine make and model on the internet and find out. Of course, the alternative is a $5 USB keyboard from fleabay.
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Re: Enter Key Executes By Itself

Post by trope » Fri Sep 21, 2018 4:14 am

catweazel wrote:
Fri Sep 21, 2018 3:59 am
trope wrote:
Fri Sep 21, 2018 3:49 am
So it means the laptop is done?
<Star Trek voice on>
It's dead, Jim!
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trope wrote:There is no part I can replace to fix it?
We can't read minds so we don't know. You'll have to search for your machine make and model on the internet and find out. Of course, the alternative is a $5 USB keyboard from fleabay.
I thought it had been established that the laptop is dead? But you are saying that a USB keyboard would work? I already replaced the internal keyboard and it did not fix anything.

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Re: Enter Key Executes By Itself

Post by catweazel » Fri Sep 21, 2018 4:17 am

trope wrote:
Fri Sep 21, 2018 4:14 am
But you are saying that a USB keyboard would work?
There's no reason why not.
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