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Unread 28-09-2009, 02:27 AM   #1
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Up key is stuck - How to disable it?

Hi, i bought a new laptop about 2 weeks ago. And everything was fine til yesterday. From yesterday, the up arrow key seems stuck because whenever I try to click and drag the wheel down. It doesnt let me so i have to use the mouse wheel. And when i use switch between windows, the windows keeps moving(switching) even though i didnt push tab button. And whenever I try to search on google and auto complete or history of search comes out and the selection moves up.
For example, on google if i type "How to" google will show me list of popular searches. And the blue highlighted selection will move up to the top and again start from the bottom and get to the top and repeat.

I dont think my up arrow key is stuck because whenever I type it doesnt move up.... it only cause problem whenever I mouse drag the wheel down, switch between windows, and when there are lists of text history.

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Re: Up key is stuck - How to disable it?

Strangely I'm facing a similar problem with my office laptop (Dell). While typing this reply I had to use the mouse to correct the text cursor position many many times. It randomly goes to the beginning of the line or somewhere in between the already typed text. I'm yet to narrow down to which key it is.

Another interesting thing is that a few months ago it happened in my home HP laptop. It was the Page Up key. I used a software to disable it, but can't recall it's name.

So here is two alternatives:

KeyTweak - Keyboard Remapper

Key Remapper

Use any of these tools to disable the key; Page Up or the Up key you should find out.
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Re: Up key is stuck - How to disable it?

You can try to use the keyword re mapper ...

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Re: Up key is stuck - How to disable it?

My advice.

Two options.

1) Send back to manufacturer under warranty.

2) Rip the key out, clean it etc and replace and then try what strider suggested.
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Re: Up key is stuck - How to disable it?

But I think they warranty is under manufacturing defects...

If it is not a manufacturing fault then you can overcome with Key re mapper
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Re: Up key is stuck - How to disable it?

OK, bottom line: it's broke. Send it back. Sounds like both you and Strider have a keyboard problem that needs replacement. Laptop keyboards are, by design, delicate instruments. They won't take much abuse and the key mechanisms break easily. You might not even realize it at the time. Yes, you can mask it with a key remapper, but the thing is still sending out codes. Call tech support for that machine and get it fixed, both of you.
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Re: Up key is stuck - How to disable it?

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Call tech support for that machine and get it fixed, both of you.
My notebook's warranty expired almost an year ago. So I'll stick with the remapped key for now. If any more keys got stuck, I'll get a new key pad.
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