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hawaiianatheart
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Keyboard doing function commands instead of typing

The keyboard on new laptop (Satellite P770D-BT4N22 Laptop) is not functioning properly. I type in a number or a letter and instead of typing it does a function instead. 1= going to 1st tab and N = new window, etc. How do I correct this? I was typing just fine when it suddenly changed. I have no clue what I did or how to fix it.  Yes, I am having to use another computer to find out how to fix the laptop. NOT HAPPY! At least I have access to another one but my legal papers are in laptop. :smileysad:

Thanks in advance! 

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buzzwood57
Posts: 2

Re: Keyboard doing function commands instead of typing

I am having a very similar problem on a New Satellite C55-A Laptop.I am using Windows 8.1 x 64. I recently did some updates that that the Toshiba Service Station reccommended.  When the problem starts, I'll be typing in a box and if I type the letter "C" up pops the menu for the Run Program. The cursor is frozen and when I try to click out of it the same Program keeps popping up. Sometimes I type the letter "G" and I get the settings part of the Charms menu. The only fix I have found when it starts is to Restart the Laptop. It only happens occassionally. At first I thought maybe I was hitting some Function key by mistake since I use the touchpad and am left handed. My fingers tend to rest near the Control and Shift buttons. So I'm not sure why.

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buzzwood57
Posts: 2

Re: Keyboard doing function commands instead of typing

Just an update. Later today, after my post, I could not type anything in boxes. I tried to find system restore in the search charm only to have it disappear on me. I finally had to go there by opening system properties and so on till I was able to click on system restore. I restored it back to before the last Toshiba Service Station updates that included one for media player. Even though the restore was completed with an error (said I needed to disable my anti-virus before running system restore) I am not having the same problems. Hopefully it will last.

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Jerry_Lippey
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Re: Keyboard doing function commands instead of typing

Next time you post in this forum, tell us which Satellite C55-A you have. There is a label on the bottom with the part number.

-Jerry