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Inspiron N5110 Windows Mobility Center Problem

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Hi,

 

Can someone help me to give advice as my new laptop bugging me with the letter "x" keeps on typing automatically and it is really

annoying? Actually the problem came first on the windows mobility cente,r it always popping out when the laptop was being move

a bit. It was really annoying even i did not touch the button for windows mobility center. So i tried to find in the internet some solution,

i found and try by disabling it by windows regisry and the new problem arise which was the typing automatically of letter "x" which was

really irritating.

 

Appreciate your reply on this matter.

 

 

 

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Re: Inspiron N5110 Windows Mobility Center Problem

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I would first check to see if you have the problem using an external keyboard.  Just plug in an external USB keyboard and start using it, do you notice the problem with the X's.  If so then there is some program or application on your system causing the problem.  Think back to when the problem first started and see if there were any new programs or updates installed at the time.  If the problem started after you performed the registry hack then there may well be the problem with the Xs.  If possible you may want to run system restore if you have any restore points saved before performing the registry hack.

If you don’t have the problem with the external keyboard, then it may well be that the X key itself is stuck.  We can look into replacing the keyboard. Shoot me a private message with the service tag of your computer, your name, your location, your shipping and email address and your phone number and I will see what can be done.

TB

Specialize in Laptops, Mobile Devices
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bilderberg
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Re: Inspiron N5110 Windows Mobility Center Problem

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Hi Terry,

Actually, even before there is kind of this problem with windows mobility center that once you have bump slightly the laptop then it suddenly pop out, that is why i wanted the windows mobility center to be totally disable or better to uninstall but i do not know how to do.

Thanks

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Re: Inspiron N5110 Windows Mobility Center Problem

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Windows Mobility is pretty much a part of Windows 7 now.  I am not familiar with any registry hacks that will get rid of it. I take it the problem happens even when using an external keyboard?

TB

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bilderberg
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Re: Inspiron N5110 Windows Mobility Center Problem

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Hi Terry,

Thanks for the advice, but i hope i can still manage to find the solution to the problem because i felt frustated because it was a new laptop then suddenly this kind of problem exist.

I hope any one who experience it share at this forum.

Thanks

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Re: Inspiron N5110 Windows Mobility Center Problem

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If you feel it is a defective keyboard, shoot me a private message with the service tag of the notebook, your name, your location, your shipping and email addresses and your phone and I will be happy to research any service options available.

TB

Specialize in Laptops, Mobile Devices
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navsug
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Re: Inspiron N5110 Windows Mobility Center Problem

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This is a  hardware problem. If you press the windows key and the X key simultaneously, it launches the WMC. That is the X connection. I think it may be  the WMC button is faulty. In my case it is more than annoying, it is taking about 10 minutes to type this. If I can find out how to disable the actual key, I will. When you disabled the WMC function, you probably got a lot more X's. If I have to send the unit in for an  extended period, that is not a good solution for me.

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Re: Inspiron N5110 Windows Mobility Center Problem

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I too am having the same issue.  The Windows Mobility Center keeps popping up and I get x's when trying to type any messages.  So annoying and Dell Support had me restore computer to a previous date and it did not resolve the issue.  I am desperate for a solution as well.  Laptop is just over 4 months old.

 

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Re: Inspiron N5110 Windows Mobility Center Problem

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For all of you that are still dealing with this problem here are a couple tests to determine if it is failed hardware.  Try safemode, start the system while tapping F8 and choose safemode, logon and see if the problem continues.  If you keep getting X's even though you haven't touched the key then you probably have a defective keyboard.

You can also try diagnostics, start the system holding down the FN key or by tapping F12, allow the basic tests to complete, and then when prompted choose hardware diagnostics, select custom tests and keyboard test.  Typically the test will flash keys and will error out when it doesn't detect that the key is being pressed.  

Try an external keyboard, don't touch the keyboard on the notebook at all, and type using the external keyboard.  If the problem goes away using the external keyboard it certainly implies a defective keyboard.

If you do determine that it is failed hardware then I certainly suggest replacing the keyboard.

TB

Specialize in Laptops, Mobile Devices
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navsug
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Re: Inspiron N5110 Windows Mobility Center Problem

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I don't know if this helps but I had the problem and finally got Dell to send a serviceman.

I watched him  take the system apart as  he replaced the keyboard and motherboard.

I asked him which component was defective he thought it was the motherboard. He said the

 keyboard had nothing to do with it. That if it were not the motherboard it would be an issue

with the palm rest However he replaced the keyboard because the factory sent it. The

problem was fixed but because he replaced both components all I can report is what he

told me. However since I saw the system taken apart, I can tell you what he said made sense.

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