Keys type double sometimes, words jump up into previous text [Closed]

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I am having a lot of trouble with the keyboard. Many times the key that is hit once will print not one letter, but two or more. I touch them lightly and do not hold the key down. Also, when typing a paragraph and pause for a second, then resume typing, the text will jump up somewhere in the paragraph and not where I was typing. I am an author and this is running me crazy. I have not had this computer very long and it is refurbished. I needed a lot of power and speed, so this was all I could afford. It has 8GB RAM and 1 TB hard Drive.

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Greetings Jayne,

Are you talking about a laptop keyboard or a desktop keyboard ?

P.S. What did you teach ?
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It is a relatively new Dell Inspiron with 8MB RAM and 1TB Hard drive. After I posted, I tried to answer your question, and all of the keys started typing a different letter than I pressed. I am on another laptop now, an Acer Aspire(I have four). I bought the new one because I am a writer now and also because I have a huge file on Ancestry.com I am working on. Although I taught fifth grade for a couple of years and seventh grade English for three, I spent the rest of my career teaching Gifted and Talented children, mostly in elementary, but three years in middle school. I enjoyed it very much.
As for the Google thing, I am so mad I may just take it off my computer and switch to something else.
PS My book was released on Amazon last September as a Kindle ebook. It is doing pretty well and is ranked 345 in Cozy Mysteries, although it is not a Cozy. It is more like Janet Evanovich and John Grisham mixed together. The title is The Charm Bracelet Murder and it will be free on May 27 only, as it is my birthday!
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Hello

Sorry for the late reply, I had to logout.

Concerning your erratic laptop keyboard, it's a frequent issue with laptops due to a circuit problem. Only a qualified technician can repair. You laptop may be still under warranty.

Good luck

P.S. The Charm Bracelet Murder sounds interesting.

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