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abenov20

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I have a sony vaip laptop. I haven't even had it a year. About a month ago I had to send it in to Sony because the fan died. They fixed the fan and said they updated my BIOS. Well since I got it back I have noticed that when typing it tends to leave out letters that I type and sometimes the the spacebar doesn't work. I don't type very fast so I don't think it's speed and it does it when I an typing one letter at a time and watching the screen. Sometimes are worse than others. It isn't consistant. Just wondering if there is something I can do. Thanks! :)
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I suggest since it's still under warranty to have them look at it. We can't advise you to do anything inside of the system due to it may void your warranty.
It sounds like you may have a short or something is blocking keys from working. Have them fix it since it was working before they worked on it the last time.
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I was trying not to send it back. The wierd thing is that all the keys work. It's not just one letter or any specific letters that skip. And it's not all the time. It happens a lot on yahoo im or myspace, flickr, or facebook. So I didn't know if it was something simple or not.
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It very well could be that a lot of KB's have a rubber safety lining under the keys and when they were repairing it may not have been placed back correctly.
I can't say for sure except that being under warranty it makes what we do limited to a software issue.
i don't believe this is software at all. It's happening in different programs and not always on the same keys.
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Just want to ask a question here -

By skip do you mean it completely leaves a letter out, or it "jumps" around, for example you start typing then all of the sudden your cursor is back 3 words typing in the middle of another word?
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No it just leaves the letters out. I ran a virus scan and defraged and restarted and so far it isn't acting up. We'll see how long it lasts! Thanks! :)
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