Wednesday, January 09, 2013 8:41 PM
I have a Sony VAIO laptop VPCEA4S1E running Windows 7 Home Premium (64bits).
Since a couple of days I have a strange keyboard problem: some keys (1, 3, 5, 7, 8, 9, p, Backspace, F1, F3, F5, F7, F8, F10, F12) are not working as expected.
I have installed the tool ShowOff to display every keystroke.
Pressing the following keys results in some different (series of)keystrokes:
1 -> F1 1 F1
3 -> F3 3 F3
5 -> F5 5 F5
7 -> F7 7 F7
8 -> F8 8 F8
9 -> F10 9 F10
p -> F12 p F12
Backspace -> Backspace Insert Numpadlk
F1 -> F1 1 F1
F3 -> F3 3 F3
F5 -> F5 5 F5
F7 -> F7 7 F7
F8 -> F8 8 F8
F10 -> F10 9 F10
F12 -> F12 p F12
I tried uninstalling/reinstalling the keyboard in device manager.
I tried booting in safe mode.
I reinstalled SONY drivers.
I did a system restore before the day that this problem came up.
Nothing solves my problem.
Virtual onscreen keyboard is working fine.
Hoes anybody any further suggestions? Thanks!
Wednesday, January 09, 2013 9:10 PM
Perhaps you have 'NumLock' activated.
On some laptops this is less obvious than on desktop keyboards.
Wednesday, January 09, 2013 9:21 PMYou have a hardware problem and probably need to have the keyboard replaced. Suggest you either take it to a computer repair shop to have it checked or contact Sony for assistance.
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- Marked As Answer by il_belgium Thursday, January 10, 2013 8:03 PM
Thursday, January 10, 2013 8:01 PMI have checked this, and `NumLock` is not activated.
Thursday, January 10, 2013 8:05 PMThanks for the tip, I will try this suggestion. In the meantime I have installed an external USB-keyboard, which works fine. This means that there is a good chance that I need a replacement of the keyboard.
Friday, January 11, 2013 2:32 AMModerator
Since this issue not occurred after using the external USB-keyboard, it is better to contact the manufacturer to change this keyboard.
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- Marked As Answer by il_belgium Saturday, February 02, 2013 4:23 PM
Saturday, February 02, 2013 4:25 PM
I have contacted Sony Technical Support and they have replaced my keyboard.
Problem solved! Thanks all
Monday, February 04, 2013 1:52 AMModerator