My keyboard keys have recently been malfunctioning. Sometimes, the keys do not register at all, and sometimes, it as to be pressed and held with force to register. Only a few select keys are effected, namely the: right arrow key, \, e, g, h, and 8 and 9 on the numerical keypad.
The keyboard was the factory keyboard included with my Asus X751LD laptop.
This started after I used a Java application. It is very unlikely to be a hardware issue, as the laptop was never moved or subjected to drops. Another possible factor is I have used Autosofted Keyboard Presser.
The keys function, although with lag, after startup, but stop working within a few seconds.
I have tried the following to no avail:
- Restarting in Safe Mode
- Updating keyboard drivers in Device Manager
- Updating Java
These sites did not help:
Does anyone know how to fix this?
(Was a pain typing this, makes me understand just how much I use the e key)
I tested the keyboard with a Linux live CD. First time I booted, the keys will not registrar in a notepad app unless I repetitively press them around 20 times. I rebooted into Linux again, this time the keyboard worked OK, but missed keystrokes occasionally. In both situations it was the same keys as described above that were malfunctioning.
After rebooting into Windows, the keyboard functioned like the 2nd situation above (occasional missed strokes) for around 5min. Then no amount of pressing on the malfunctioning keys could make it register.