Keyboard Scan Code Problems - Another Acer

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I'll surely never buy Acer again.

I have an Aspire 1350.

Some of the keys, when pressed, return the wrong scan code and
therefore return the wrong keys.

For example when I press enter I get a <tab>;p3...

I  used a couple of remapping programs that are basically GUI registry
editors for the scan code and it even seems that 1-3 different scan
codes are returned for the same key.  This happens on other keys too
like the =/+ key.  It returns a scan code of 63 most of the time - a
large number like 53382 infrequently, and 66 rarely - by rarely I mean
1/15 times.

I tried a new keyboard and I am using the supposedly newest BIOS.  I
called Acer and they told me it was a keyboard problem even though I
told them over and over it wasn't.

Seems to be the keyboard controller (kbc) but I would really like to
find a way to fix it rather than mapping a different key to enter.

Anyone know of a greater revision BIOS than A29?  Any way to flash the
kbc - I see it has a version number in BIOS too.  Any other ideas on
how to overcome this problem and make the enter key work - hardware or
software based?

Re: Keyboard Scan Code Problems - Another Acer

nomorespameventhoughthejapanesespamgivesmeachuckle wrote:
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Try just removing the kb from device manager, and rebooting.  Sometimes
this works miracles.


Re: Keyboard Scan Code Problems - Another Acer

Quaoar wrote:
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It's not a Windows problem.  This happens in BIOS setup and in Linux.

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