This is absolutely ridiculous. I'm experiencing the same issue on my 9570, and I have the 1.5 version of the BIOS (released October 5).
The problem is least noticeable on the laptop's native keyboard (which makes sense because that's what they're testing on
It's more noticeable on external keyboards. I've tried two different keyboards, and they both have the same problem (of varying degrees).
There is an option in the BIOS to set a description under "maintenance asset tag". Try typing in this to see if you still get the missing key problems. Don't set it though, as once set you cannot change it again. If the problem persists it must be hardware, if it gone it must be the Windows operating system or drivers.
I am looking for a new laptop to replace my old one and I have this particular model in focus. Before becoming an owner, I thought to do some research regarding what to expect from it.
Most users are complaining about the keyboard, which skips keys. After reading this thread and doing some research on the issue, it seems like it is software related and not hardware, because other laptop brands have it as well.
I have a Dell Latitude E series at my workplace. The keyboard does not bother me, however after reading this thread, I wanted to see if I can reproduce the issue on it, just to see if it is software related and I might have successfully managed to make it skip keys by adjusting some Windows OS settings, but further confirmation is needed. Therefore, I ask for further verification on the issue.
Based on the statements, written in this forum thread, that some users did not experience the problem in Linux, just in Windows also on USB Keyboards, I ask you, to please try to adjust the following settings in Windows and leave a comment as feedback:
Case Windows 10:
- please go to settings->ease of access->click keyboard-> turn the Filter Keys feature OFF. (The Filter Keys option ignores brief or repeated keystrokes and changes keyboard repeat rates)
Case Windows 7:
- control panel->keyboard-> in the first tab you will see 2 options: 1. Repeat delay and 2. Repeat rate. Please play with these settings to see if it fixes the issue for you.
On my Windows 7 Dell Latitude E series after setting the keyboard option called “Repeat delay” to max Long and “Repeat rate” to slowest slow, I tested it by typing 10 times, fast, the A letter and I got only 8 As displayed in notepad, therefor I got 2 skips. Setting it to fast I got no skips.
Please test and leave feedback in this thread, maybe the settings that come with some Windows preinstalled Dell laptops are not adjusted for fast typing or it is just a typing preference.
It looks like this keyboard bug has been fixed with the BIOS 1.5.
I installed the BIOS 1.5 and I don't have any skipping keys any more even with the Panel self refresh option in Intel graphics settings set to enabled.
I just purchased a dell precision 5530 refurbished.
And as I am typing this post, it is presing 3 over and over by itself, randomly, as I type.
Sometimes, its good for hours, but then itll start doing it constantly.
Everything is up to date.
I am using a wired keyboard through usb. and a wireless/wired mouse on another usb.
With an external monitor through hdmi.
Please help? or else I will return.
I will note that it is ALWAYS 3.
and If I press shift, it seems like it makes it worse?? (just a guess based on the frequency of the problem when I press shift.).