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I need help with my Chromebook, please: keyboard is messed up!

Types random weird characters

When I try to input my password to unlock it, it types the weird characters from one key and then a bunch of sixes at infinity (by itself, after I typed 1 key!)

It types randomly a five and an apostrophy instead of my chosen le`5 (that!) letter.

I cannot use the five or the six: they minimize my screen into a desktop that displays all of my windows. Also kicks me out of my tab, but not before going several back browser strokes, by itself, enraging me when I search for the work tab I was on.

Also a US pops up. But when I went to settings, keyboard, it's all normal, I am on US, not international lingo.

It's a nightmare. Can you please help me restore without a powerwash, please?

How it happened:
Randomly, I'm typing, prob hit the wrong keys, and all of a sudden, pop up says "Keyboard shortcuts have been changed slash bar" Happens all the fkn time. I ignore it, it's fine. Types normal. Reboot. back to normal.

This time, it messed it all up.

I have no apps. I didn't DL anything. I didn't catch a virus. I don't go to questionable sites nor phishing, didn't click weird links.

What I tried:

Rebooted several times, with power key. Full reboot.
Went to settings, accessibility, shortcuts, keyboard, it's all normal
I watched YT vids
I spent several hours googling
I called mfr & Geek Squad: they both want dough to tell me how to restore it.


PS: I have tons of files in my downloads. My Drive is full. I have like 4 other drives, don't even know websites or passwords, LOL and they're full too. So I can't do a powerwash, don't want to. Also the EC reset might wipe out my files (temp files) Don't want to do that. This stupid CBook ports don't recognize my external drives or anything I plug into it, so can't save my stuff for free on HD.

Thanks for any input. It shouldn't be that complicated to fix. I just read that typing CTRL & space bar should restore back to US but it's already US. I tried that ,didn't do work. I rebooted. Same thing.

Sorry for being long-\`5 winded.

It randomly types apostrophy number `5 whenever I type letter T or K and most of the time it does not. However, when it does, it kicks me out and I can't do any work.

My password is password

Re: I need help with my Chromebook, please: keyboard is messed up!

Nimda did it

Re: I need help with my Chromebook, please: keyboard is messed up!

Anybody a keyboard or chromebook whiz kid, here?

My password is password

Re: I need help with my Chromebook, please: keyboard is messed up!

I mean… I can't even get Xmassy avatars or anything!

My password is password

Re: I need help with my Chromebook, please: keyboard is messed up!

Insurgent, is that you? Doggy?

So you were serious when you type that about Nimda?

My password is password

Re: I need help with my Chromebook, please: keyboard is messed up!

Nah that /. wasn't me… I was just kidding with my post to Christina because a couple people here have stated nimda fucks with their devices

Re: I need help with my Chromebook, please: keyboard is messed up!

is the chromebook nearing the 5 year mark? mine was working fine, and then next day it started doing weird stuff like resetting settings and not performing well. then it simply died. chromebooks have a 5 year lifespan. or they did 4 years ago.
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