What did I do to my keyboard?

Why does my QWERTY keyboard write like this: qwewerty, and how do I fix it?

Here is a normal sentence: Hi, my namwe isd Bisdmarxck. = Hi, my name is Bismarck. :doh:
WTF did I do, and how do I fix it???

For more help here’s how it types the entire abc part of my keyboard:
qwewertyuiop
asdsdfghjkl
zxcxcvbnm

The whole thing:
qwewertyuiop
asdsdfghjkl;
zxcxcvbnm,./

It’s a normal USB keyboard and desktop PC.

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Basically, some letters are being doubled for some reason, like “w” types “ew”.

Use a keyboard cover next time you go surfing some late night porn. :laughing:

Are you sure you’re not accidentally hitting two keys at once sometimes?

Nope. I spilled a drink on my keyboard and wiped it clean without unplugging it first. That’s when the trouble started. I have since started using another keyboard, but the issue persists. :ponder:

Sounds like you have a short.

Keyboards usually will do a keyscan in the form of a matrix, probably wsx and edc the part you are having problems with are shorted when you spilled your “drink” on the keyboard. It may be possible to remove the keys and clean behind them. Or If you can open up the whole keyboard and give inside a good clean, you should see at least on chip thats handling the keyscan, maybe another for USB but quite likely both functions are combined to a single chip. Pure alcohol and a cotton bud can be good for cleaning chips.

Aww come on! At least give the man the benefit of the doubt! :laughing:

Aww come on! At least give the man the benefit of the doubt! :laughing:[/quote]

No I had a go it fixing it he has one keyboard with the Fn key he probably hity that with the numock of Flock at same time

Older keyboards and smaller laptops had this function… pita

Aww come on! At least give the man the benefit of the doubt! :laughing:[/quote]
Geez. You guys are relentless. I went out and bought a new keyboard, exactly the same model as the one I spilled my drink on (Yes, it was a beer. :fume: ). Problem solved.

Aww come on! At least give the man the benefit of the doubt! :laughing:[/quote]

No I had a go it fixing it he has one keyboard with the Fn key he probably hity that with the numock of Flock at same time

Older keyboards and smaller laptops had this function… pita[/quote]
Thanks for the help last night, mate. :thumbsup:

You’re welcome Bismarck. GLad you just went and got a new one. Hope you have a plastic cover on it. :wink:

Good to see you simply replaced it. That’s usually the simplest solution for a stand-alone keyboard.

If a laptop keyboard gets messed up (eg: spilling a Coke on it), one trick is to unbolt the actual keyboard membrane and clean it. If you cannot do that, the other trick is to to disassemble it from the rest of the components and dip it in a bath of alcohol. Rubbing alcohol is OK, but better is something more pure, with no water content. The alcohol bath will absorb any liquid and sugar into the bath then after you remove the keyboard, the remaining alcohol will evaporate away.

[quote=“mabagal”]Good to see you simply replaced it. That’s usually the simplest solution for a stand-alone keyboard.

If a laptop keyboard gets messed up (eg: spilling a Coke on it), one trick is to unbolt the actual keyboard membrane and clean it. If you cannot do that, the other trick is to to disassemble it from the rest of the components and dip it in a bath of alcohol. Rubbing alcohol is OK, but better is something more pure, with no water content. The alcohol bath will absorb any liquid and sugar into the bath then after you remove the keyboard, the remaining alcohol will evaporate away.[/quote]
Good to know. I’ve been thinking about getting a laptop, and this kind of worried me. :thumbsup:

Where does one get pure alcohol? Oh, for the days of redneck neighbours.

youtube.com/watch?v=17DPJHNVx2Q&sns=em
This should solve your problems:-)