Over the past week, a select few of my keys have been operating strangely. The following keys become unresponsive after awhile and require me to repeatedly hit them in order for them to work again:
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The keys aren't sticky or dirty; I don't exactly hold a large amount of money so I'm forced to take extra care of my devices. With my most recent fan cleaning, I made sure to put some extra work into the keyboard. However, upon booting it back up, the issue still happens. There's something incredibly interesting to note. If I hold down backspace and type any other key, the letters/key presses show up just fine. However, if I hold down backspace and press any of the other afflicted keys, those keys instead operate as backspace. I've had this quirk happen once or twice now. I've also uninstalled and reinstalled the keyboard drivers at least once, as if that would do anything. Is there anything I can do to resolve this?
Update: The quirk goes beyond just the backspace key. Holding any of the afflicted keys while pressing a different afflicted key will result in the second key performing the function of the first. For example, holding P while typing 0 will result in P being displayed repeatedly. This happens much more frequently than I would like, and while it isn't particularly a deal breaker, it may be indicative of underlying issues. I would also like to add that my [ key, when displayed in paint or notepad, will come out significantly bluer than every other key.
I wrote three paragraphs and authentication failed, so I'm just going to run through this for a second time quickly. I ran your test, and while the problematic keys came up fine, other keys that were working fine came up as problems instead. The troubleshooter recommended I replace the keyboard, which is something I accepted as the outcome a few days ago. I've been out of warranty for 4-5 months(?) now, so I doubt HP would be able to do anything for me. I spent a day looking at alternative retailers to replace my keyboard, seeing how HP themselves does not carry it through their own parts list. I am now just biding time and waiting for the full operation to begin. Thank you for your time.
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