[SOLVED] Keyboard inserting random characters while typing

paulbasel

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Here is an example of the problem with my wireless keyboard used with my Windows 10 desktop. It appeared suddenly from one day to the next.

"Good points. I'll [give[ it[ a[ s9hot. [My [computer [keyboard [is9[ having [is9s9ues9. [How[ do [I [fix [it?"

You can see that the sentence is typed correctly but a left bracket and number 9 are being inserted. I have tried the following:

  • Changed the batteries
  • On-screen keyboard works perfectly
  • Uninstalled the keyboard driver and rebooted
  • Keyboard driver is the latest.
I don't have another keyboard (wired or wireless) to test it unfortunately. What else can I try?
 

Phillip Corcoran

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Well without trying another keyboard first you've no way of knowing if it's a keyboard issue or a Windows issue, so you could be messing around in Windows for days trying to fix it when all the time it could be a duff keyboard.

So you really need to try another keyboard first --- borrow one if you can. If you can't borrow one, a basic keyboard is relatively cheap to buy.
 
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Phillip Corcoran

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Well without trying another keyboard first you've no way of knowing if it's a keyboard issue or a Windows issue, so you could be messing around in Windows for days trying to fix it when all the time it could be a duff keyboard.

So you really need to try another keyboard first --- borrow one if you can. If you can't borrow one, a basic keyboard is relatively cheap to buy.
 
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paulbasel

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You're right. I just thought it was worth a shot to see if someone else has encountered this same problem and had a handy dandy solution. Thanks for the response.
 

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