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Rainmaker
4,351,277
Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

Get a new laptop or hook up an external keyboard

Feb 23, 2017 04:45 AM
Rainmaker
146,758
Julie Larson Realtor® Sarasota FL 941-284-9826
White Sands Realty Group FL | 941-284-9826 | Serving Sarasota, Manatee & Charlotte Counties - Sarasota, FL
When you're thinking of moving...ThinkSuncoast.com

Hmmmm....I gues you must be Paul S. Hendersn, Realtr®, Brker, Tacma Washingtn - yes, it's time to get a new laptp!!!   

Feb 23, 2017 03:39 AM
Rainmaker
1,558,335
Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

I also use a laptop but it is mac and I really try to be nice and loving towards it:) 

p.s. Do you clean it with compressed air? 

Feb 23, 2017 01:03 AM
Rainmaker
3,384,351
Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

De ja Vu, my O did the same thing and then i hit the keyboard with my mouse and it works now. But i did chip the O. True strory and made me laugh at myself, but it is fixed

Feb 23, 2017 06:05 AM
Rainmaker
5,580,884
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

that's beginning to happen to me....on occasion....but I grin and bear it.... 

Feb 23, 2017 05:08 AM
Rainmaker
3,622,907
James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

I have trouble with the letter A on mine. 

Feb 23, 2017 04:37 AM
Rainmaker
273,873
Scott Pope
Nautical Properties - Panama City Beach, FL
You Can't Live Without Water™

I feel your pain Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, Broker, Tacoma Washington   My laptop's number 0 did the same thing. It lasted 3.5 years before this problem started. I finally replaced it last week.

Feb 23, 2017 04:17 AM
Ambassador
4,316,215
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, Broker, Tacoma Washington - well, it worked well on 'laptop'…..lol!

Get a new Bluetooth keyboard.

Good Luck.

Feb 22, 2017 11:35 PM
Rainmaker
4,385,932
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Looks like getting some good answers..sorry this has happened.

Feb 23, 2017 12:09 PM
Rainmaker
608,970
Lynnea Miller
Bend Premier Real Estate - Bend, OR
Premier Real Estate Service in Central Oregon

I still have a typewriting (yes!) in which the 1 does not work.  I use the l button instead.  Can you use the zero? Either that or get a new laptop.

Feb 23, 2017 11:21 AM
Rainmaker
1,430,221
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

One of the best tech support tickets I ever saw was someone who's U,J,M keys stopped working (common for that keyboard brand to have a diagonal line stop working).  He typed up a long multi-paragraph support request that was missing those letters.  We laughed so hard half the team went out to replace the keyboard and to thank the comedic genius for the laugh!

Feb 23, 2017 09:30 AM
Rainmaker
808,903
Kasey & John Boles
Jon Gosche Real Estate, LLC - BoiseMeridianRealEstate.com - Boise, ID
Boise & Meridian, ID Ada/Canyon/Gem/Boise Counties

Is it wireless? Do you need to change the battery? This happens to me and I usually go through cleaning, compressed air, swearing and then I remember to check the battery and that usually does the trick.

Feb 23, 2017 07:37 AM
Rainmaker
2,153,027
Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

It's time to take it to a technician for treatment...

Feb 23, 2017 06:20 AM
Rainmaker
4,263,954
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

(O)h N(O)!

Feb 23, 2017 05:34 AM
Rainmaker
915,778
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

That's all the excuse I needed to fix a $29 dollar problem using Blue Tooth, with the cost of acquiring two Microsoft Surface Pros, fully tricked out.

In five years, I'll do it again, but not sure what justification I will use at that time.

HINT: Best Buy does do price matching.

 

 

Feb 23, 2017 05:11 AM
Rainmaker
1,708,245
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

Time to think about a Mac.

Feb 23, 2017 05:05 AM
Rainmaker
2,011,715
Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC

you have my sympathy! 

Feb 23, 2017 05:04 AM
Rainmaker
1,139,991
Kevin J. May
Florida Supreme Realty - Hobe Sound, FL
Serving the Treasure & Paradise Coasts of Florida

Here's what I had ttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttto deal with at one time after a coffeee spill. Hated it, easy fix though, keyboard replaced. They're cheap!

Feb 23, 2017 05:01 AM
Rainmaker
1,766,546
Lyn Sims
Schaumburg, IL
Real Estate Agent Retired

Did you try the canned air? Whatever it is your 'o' key is sticky.

Feb 23, 2017 05:00 AM
Rainmaker
2,054,599
Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

Cookie or pretzel crums clogging it up ?

Feb 23, 2017 04:59 AM
Ambassador
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Harry F. D'Elia III
RentVest - Phoenix, AZ
Investor , Mentor, GRI, Radio, CIPS, REOs, ABR

time to microsoft surface tablet?

Feb 23, 2017 04:54 AM
Rainmaker
3,070,984
Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

Inna Ivchenko  nailed this one!

Feb 23, 2017 04:10 AM
Ambassador
2,076,624
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667, kat@thehousekat.com, Broker/REALTOR® - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

Sounds like it's time for a new one! I had the same problem with one of my previous computers and that drove me nuts. I don't remember which key kept getting stuck but I eventually caved and purchased a new one.

Feb 23, 2017 03:34 AM
Rainmaker
4,490,472
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Time to buy a new one. Last year just got an all-in-one and have a separate keyboard... and I replace it as it gets worn out.

Feb 23, 2017 02:45 AM
Rainmaker
3,945,402
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Sounds like time for a new one Paul:) 

Feb 22, 2017 11:26 PM
Rainmaker
999,652
Diana Zaccaro Broker Associate
Tropical Beachside brokered by eXp - Cocoa Beach, FL
"The Accidental Blogger" Cocoa Beach, Florida

If it moves and it shouldn't, use duct tape.

If it doesn't move and it should, use WD40 (although I use silicone spray instead).

 

Mar 24, 2017 12:25 PM
Rainmaker
5,323,059
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

I usually take my equipment to Best Buy, and have them clean it, or get an external keyboard.

Feb 25, 2017 01:52 PM
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3,158,164
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

I use an external keyboard - wireless.  I can type much faster on it than directly from my laptop.  It might be cheaper to get an external keyboard than to replace your laptop.

Feb 25, 2017 08:14 AM
Rainer
320,129
Melissa Jackson REALTOR
Trinity Premier Properties - Azle, TX
Helping You Make The Right Move

I would be shopping for a new laptop!

Feb 24, 2017 07:30 PM
Rainmaker
7,034,354
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Time for an upgrade.

Feb 24, 2017 05:52 AM
Rainmaker
598,824
Nathan Gesner
American West Realty and Management - Cody, WY
Broker / Property Manager

I'm currently having trouble with my shift key. I'm a fast typer, so I am on to the second or third word of a sentence before realizing the first word is not capitalized. UGH!

Feb 24, 2017 05:26 AM
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Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

I went with an external keyboard and love it!  Good luck with that, Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, Broker, Tacoma Washington - it is a pain in the rear, for sure!

Feb 23, 2017 08:50 PM
Rainmaker
3,986,000
William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

I have a key board that is giving me fits

Feb 23, 2017 08:48 PM
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Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

The keyboards will wear out and are very expensive to replace. This is when I would start searching for my next computer and consider that it was time.

Feb 23, 2017 05:17 PM
Rainmaker
4,333,708
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Oh no, not sure why it is doing that.

 

Feb 23, 2017 01:34 PM
Rainmaker
1,357,492
Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
& Host of Postcards From Success Podcast

If the laptop is more than 5 years old, time for a new one anyhow.

Feb 23, 2017 01:28 PM
Ambassador
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Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

 

 Forget those expensive cans of compressed air.  Use a leaf blower.

 If that fails, get a peripheral keyboard.

Feb 23, 2017 01:03 PM
Ambassador
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

I bought a toshiba a while back and the keyboard on it and another one in the office are both crappy like you describe.

I will be going back to Dell soon.

Feb 23, 2017 12:47 PM
Rainer
180,515
Harjeet Bhatti
FITH THIRD BANK - Chicago, IL
Home Mortgage Consultant 25 States

Same problem with my laptop. Yes, I have  to buy new one. 

Feb 23, 2017 11:45 AM
Rainmaker
542,813
Sean Casey
Patterson-Schwartz Real Estate - Newark, DE
Greenville, Hockessin, Newark & Bear Homes

If it isn't time to get a new laptop, I would take it in to be serviced.  Compressed air and vacuuming can sometimes help, but if not it may need to be serviced.  Good Luck!

Feb 23, 2017 11:41 AM
Rainmaker
627,508
Alexander- Slocum
Premiere Property Group, LLC - Vancouver Washington - Vancouver, WA
Realty Team- Vancouver WA Real Estate

Personally, I hate it when my laptop is doing it.

PS - Anything to do with our excess of Rain??? PDX reports we are 7"+ above normal for the month, and we'll likely beat the all time record for February.

Feb 23, 2017 10:17 AM
Rainmaker
945,523
Jennifer Mackay
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
Your Bay County Florida Realtor 850.774.6582

Ooh, laptop - have you taken it apart to clean or just wiped it down?

My guy says you need to turn it off and use some compressed air  - if that doesn't help you need to remove the keyboard layer (take it apart) and there is probably some crumbs under it

Feb 23, 2017 09:31 AM
Rainmaker
864,358
Les & Sarah Oswald
Realty One Group - Eastvale, CA
Broker, Realtor and Investor

I feel your pain. My last computer did the same thing, Then I got a wireless keyboard, which ended up being too cumbersome. 

Feb 23, 2017 08:53 AM
Rainmaker
1,157,535
FN LN
Toronto, ON

Use an external keyboard.

Feb 23, 2017 07:58 AM
Rainmaker
849,202
Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

It happens. Used to happen on my landline phone, the numbers got stuck.

Feb 23, 2017 07:58 AM
Rainmaker
1,672,115
Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

If you drop it on the floor from at least 4ft, it will either fix itself or a new laptop will appear.

Feb 23, 2017 07:19 AM
Rainmaker
2,691,182
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

Uh-Oh?

Feb 23, 2017 07:06 AM
Rainmaker
5,767,466
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Paul,

Is it time to go shopping?

Feb 23, 2017 06:36 AM
Rainmaker
4,799,732
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Might be time for a new laptop, or check if it is repairable.

Feb 23, 2017 06:23 AM
Rainmaker
1,466,027
Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, Broker, Tacoma Washington Did you remove the key and clean under it? Inna Ivchenko recommended compressed air. It might remove what is causing the problem.

Feb 23, 2017 05:54 AM
Rainmaker
4,433,809
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

Good luck

Feb 23, 2017 05:50 AM
Rainmaker
870,648
Jeff Pearl
RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA - Lovettsville, VA
Full Service Full Time Realtor

You can try vacuuming it, or turn it updise down a lightly tap on it. Put a piece of clean paper down so you can see if any little grit is falling out.

Feb 23, 2017 05:43 AM