What is the problem with my keyboard?

Garynull August 1, 2010
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All of a sudden I cannot type the letter “O” or the number “9” on one of my computers. Do I have some type of virus or a bad keyboard?

  1. rahman
    May 11, 2012 at 5:57 pm

    the numlock pad is not working it is working like a mouse by the arrows keys 8,4,6,2&5 as

  2. Jack Cola
    August 14, 2010 at 7:39 am

    Do you have to right keyboard settings setup in Control Panel?

  3. Toasty Ohs
    August 12, 2010 at 1:09 pm

    You should try attaching the keyboard to another pc to see if the issue follows. If it does, then you should try cleaning the keyboard with compressed air or replacing it.

    I would replace with an IBM Model M keyboard, only the best keyboard ever made.

  4. S. Mayonak
    August 12, 2010 at 5:53 am

    I had a nearly identical issue a while ago with a mini Keyboard that came with an Acer RevoAspire. I connected the keyboard to different computers and the problem remained. Since it shouldn't be capable of sustaining a software problem across computers, I reasoned that the keyboard was problem and tossed it.

    On the other hand, sometimes hijack viruses will rewrite your keystrokes. You'd get dead keys and in other instances, keys that active strange macros. Your problem just sounds like a damaged keyboard though.

  5. Jasmine
    August 11, 2010 at 6:20 pm

    Maybe he was using a different keyboard or computer...

  6. Raj
    August 11, 2010 at 3:21 pm

    hey how did u type the letter "o" and the number "9"

    • Aibek
      August 13, 2010 at 6:18 am

      indeed :-)

  7. Anonymous
    August 11, 2010 at 1:39 pm

    Problem is between keyboard and chair ]:oD
    sry but your problem sounds like joke, reminds me of when my staff asked whether the password is with small or big numbers >:o)

  8. hanseled
    August 11, 2010 at 4:07 am

    i think its just a button you push that changed the keys,
    like NumLock
    for me its the [FN] plus this button with a picture of a lock and a number,
    which i guess is NumLock also
    just experiment with you buttons on your keyboar

  9. Vincois
    August 11, 2010 at 4:04 am

    Does any character display when you press the O or 9 key? Are there any other keys in that area of the keyboard that don't work? If you are typing on a laptop or a small keyboard sometimes they have a numlock that is activated by the "Fn" key. Depending on the answer to the first two questions that could be the issue.

  10. Tg7970
    August 2, 2010 at 10:21 am

    The keys work. I have removed them and put them back on and that didn't help. I'm going to try connecting a new keyboard today. Thanks.

  11. Tina
    August 1, 2010 at 10:55 pm


    it sounds like a hardware problem, I don't think it's malware.

    Do these keys still work (physically) normal or do they seem stuck or otherwise different? You could try to remove the keys and partly disassemble your keyboard to clean it. Sometimes particles or dust get under the keys and prevent them from working.

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