I have to press keys for a long time (keyboard long press)

Not open for further replies.


Aug 28, 2016
When I use a key I have to wait 3 secs (yes, I counted) for whatever letter or number to appear on screen. I know that the computer knows I am using the keyboard because if I press numlock for long enough, I get the message that you get when you press the numlock key for 5 seconds. I have checked the control panel, and my settings in ease of control all checks out (I have everything off, including filter keys). I know as a matter of fact that, although I've only had this problem since this morning, it is unrelated to any setting changes, because I've done a system restore to 2 days back.
Try this..

1. Uninstall the keyboard driver.
2. Reboot the computer (yes without installing a new driver just yet).
3. When the computer restarts, it should look to install a new driver all on its own.

See if this resolves it. If not, you may want to plug in an external keyboard to see if that has the same problem. If it doesn't, then your laptops keyboard may have loose wiring inside. You can check (unless it is under warranty, then have the manufacturer look at it).

Worst case, if none of the above works, you need a new keyboard for the laptop
Not open for further replies.
Thread starter Similar threads Forum Replies Date
danielxfx Laptop Tech Support 1
D Laptop Tech Support 1
R Laptop Tech Support 1
J Laptop Tech Support 1
R Laptop Tech Support 1
C Laptop Tech Support 1
D Laptop Tech Support 1
K Laptop Tech Support 1
T Laptop Tech Support 1
V Laptop Tech Support 3
X Laptop Tech Support 3
R Laptop Tech Support 1
D Laptop Tech Support 4
P Laptop Tech Support 4
T Laptop Tech Support 3
M Laptop Tech Support 1
N Laptop Tech Support 3
H Laptop Tech Support 1
S Laptop Tech Support 2
D Laptop Tech Support 1
Similar threads
Question My laptop keyboard is typing square brackets when I press R T I simultaneously
Keyboard spamming buttons when keep pressed a key
Solved! Both my HP laptop and Logitech wireless keyboard have the same keys not functioning properly, unless presses with another key
Solved! When i want to write any capital word with pressing my keyboard left shift button it doesn't write the capital word why?
Solved! Keyboard key not working without pressing shift
Laptop keyboard presses enter+"L" when I press "L" key and "-." when I press the "." key-.
Acer Asprice V Nitro - Screen only stays on when i press the keyboard
Solved! Certain laptop keyboard keys don't work without pressing shift
Keyboard registers on key release and not on press.
Asus N751JK turns on after power cable pluged (without button pressed)
h9ow d9o i fix this pr9oblem when i press "9o" it will put a 9 bef9ore it, even when i press 9 it happens and my ctrl and shif
Laptop Keyboard pressing random keys
Screen highlights when I press "space bar" on my Laptop
My key board wont use every letter, if i press L it will lock or E opens computer, virtual and usb keyboards do the same thing
My laptop built in keyboard for Toshiba sat types 6y when i press 6 4r when i press 4 and (space) 0 when i hit spacebar
My laptop presses arrow key ( down) automatically
After pressing Fn key keyboard is not working
my laptop keyboard keeps trying random letters when I press certain keys window 8
Asus Laptop Keyboard pressing own keys and not typing the correct letter
when i press x or s my keyboard writes both xs at once , how can i .solve this?