I have a Dell Inspiron 9200 Laptop that has all of a sudden decided to go haywire on me. When I start up I get a continuous serenade of beeping that I assume has something to do with a BIOS alarm (??) Then when I try to use my keyboard the "U" key doesn't work (I'm using an external keyboard right now), but it's just the "U" key. Furthermore, the same key will occasionally get a mind of it's own and all of a sudden go "uuuuuuuuuu" in whatever box my cursor happens to be in.
I had this exact same problem a little over a year ago but I can't remember what I did to fix the problem. I seem to remember taking the battery out of my computer and letting it sit over night, however I just took it out for an hour and put it back in and the problem wasn't fixed. I know it cant be serious because I fixed it before, I'm just wondering what is causing it to happen again (over a year later) and what exactly I can do to make it stop.
Compaq Presario CQ5305K-m Intel® Pentium® Dual Core E5300 (2.6 GHz), Windows® 7 Home Premium 64 bit, 2048 MB , Hard drive: 320 Gb, with 18.5 Widescreen
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the beeping is continuous short beeps. I thought if it was the cache memory it would be 11 beeps, but it is definitely more than that.
Yes, the U key does stick periodically, but also sometimes when I push the "I", it types "IU". Very strange. I took the battery out over night and it worked well for me most of the day yesterday but then started doing it again.
If I take the battery out for, say, more than 30 minutes and then put it back in and turn on my computer I won't hear the beeping, but eventually the "U" key will start malfunctioning once again.
okay, I attemped to count the beeps but there are way too many. it is about a series of 15-20, a brief pause and then 2 beeps, then another pause and a series of about 10 I believe. Keyboard still malfunctioning. I think it may have something to do with my CPU. any ideas at all?