My computer types the 5 key on its own.

Asked by Melissa

When I type it looks like this. t5h5555i555s555555555555555555555 and I have to backspace it all I never press the five key at all it does it on its own. It only happens the first 10-20 minutes I use the computer then stops later but it does it every time. What can I do to make it stop?
as a reply to a question yes i only have ubuntu.

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Fran├žois Tissandier (baloo) said :

You have only Ubuntu on the computer? Or another system (Windows XP / Vista / 7)? If you do, do you have the same problem on this other system?

If you have the same problem on both system, your keyboard has probably a problem and should be changed or cleaned.
If you don't have Windows on this computer, here is what you can try to make sure it's an hardware problem:
use a LiveCD or liveUSB Ubuntu to start the computer. Then check if you have the same problem. If you do, you know it's not software but hardware.

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Melissa (mmishler) said :

I only have ubuntu.

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inashdeen (inashdeen) said :

have you tested with alive cd??
does the same problem persist????

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