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OMEN 15 Keyboard key faulty

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OMEN 15 (15-ek0xxx)
Microsoft Windows 10 (64-bit)


I've got an OMEN 15 (15-ek0xxx) three months ago and recently I noticed an issue with the "R" key. 


The key is faulty, it works inconstantly (it stops working and starts suddenly), for example, while I am writing this text some words that contain "R" are typed correctly and sometimes it is not.


When I am playing, the key stops for a longer period. I need to push it and keep pressing till it works.


I've seen a few posts with the same problem (but different keys and different OMEN model) but none of them with a real solution.


It doesn't seem to be a hardware issue, since the key works if I keep it pressed (without tapping many times) and according to the other posts too.


What should I do??

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Hi@erickcabral, Welcome to the HP Support Community!

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Did you check if the issue occurs on an external keyboard?


While you respond to that, here's what you need to do:


I recommend you attempt the below steps to identify the cause of the failure and resolve it accordingly:


Update the BIOS 

  • Try changing the keyboard layout/language and check if it works: Click here for steps.
  • Clean the keyboard with compressed air (blow compressed air in the gaps between keys). This removes some lint and dust. 
  • Shut down the laptop, remove the battery and cable for a moment, press and hold the start button for 60 seconds
  • Replace the battery, restart the notebook,
  • if the issue persists, perform an interactive hardware test on the keyboard using the steps mentioned on this link: Click here (look under "Running Component Tests > Keyboard test").

Hope this helps! Keep me posted. 


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I have done all of this already.. 

my bios is the latest version.

I tried other layout too..

I keep the laptop extremely clean and I am very sure there's nothing in the gap. 

I did the hardware keyboard component test also and as I said the key is working inconstant. 


I noticed a kind of "crack" noise recently when pressing the key (sometimes the same noise happens when pressing other keys) ... Yesterday it popped out and I notice a small piece of plastic on the keyboard. Now the key is loosen and it's hinge is broken. 

I don't know if it was the problem, the key is working better know (less faulty), but it is broken... 


I am very upset about it.. 


PS. I had to claim the warranty to get both fixed, the faulty key and the broken hinge 

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