19 November 2010

To rongs don mak a rigt

When our desktop computer died around this time last year, Greg and I bought matching Advent Roma laptops. They were fairy cheap in price (but then we were buying two) and I liked the look and feel of it. However I quickly made a discovery which I should have known if I'd read the reviews of other customers beforehand. For some reason, whatever you type on the keyboard, the letters you read on screen don't bear any relation. It would appear that the keys do not engage with what is below to make an impact. So I end up with loads of typos and have to redo it over and over again. If there are double letters (such as letter or running) in a word only one gets typed. It is a real pain having to constantly correct what I have typed in a long paragraph. Even worse is when a password gets rejected because the wrong letters have been entered. Do that three times on some sites and you have to re-register! Arrgh! I keep Greg's one at my mother's house now, so I am never free from the problem. SoI do apologis to anyone who ets a coment from me on ther blog because I do not men to type int h wrong ting, honestly. It's this blimin keyboard.........

14 comments:

Retiredandcrazy said...

I no wot u meen. at lest i tink i doo

Furtheron said...

buy a cheap keyboard under a tenner and plug that in - I generally used to always use a plug in keyboard with my old work laptop as I hated the cramped keypad and missed the number pad.

Eliza said...

That must be so annoying. I like Furtherons suggestion.

Nota Bene said...

I shouldn't laugh...but I will - we bought Advents once that were so bad that I got upset enough to get through to PC World's MD. I dropped into the conversation that The Boy's godfather was the technology correspondent of a national newspaper. I can't tell you how quickly everything got sorted!

Bst ov luk

Tunbridge Wells Dad said...

Dear Alcoholic Daze

Fantastic blog. I have recently returned to the blogging forum after a year off - now back as Tunbridge Wells Dad (was Dulwich Dad) - feel free to pop over and check out the blog when you havev a moment

Warm regards
Tunbridge Wells Dad x

HyperCRYPTICal said...

Hi Addy,

My keyboard does the same at times - but only when I'm writing emails. I can't quite figure that out!

Anna:o]

Nechtan said...

Hi Addy,

I had a laptop like that once. Great spec but put together shoddily. It is highly frustrating. If you don't mind setting up an area for yourself then I agree with Furtheron and getting a cheap external keyboard to plug in.

All the best

Nechtan

Spencer Park said...

I manage to make the typos all on my own. Perhaps, if I had an Advent it would resolve my typos!

aims said...

I'm with the others - get another and plug it in. It can't hurt can it?

Aren't there enough frustrating things already in the world without another?

Flowerpot said...

That would make me go beserk! Another keyboard sounds a very sensible idea!

Crystal Jigsaw said...

LOL - I had an Advent Laptop and have recently sold it. I hope the buyer hasn't read this post!!

CJ xx

Strawberry Jam Anne said...

How irritating Addy - it would drive me mad I think but I can see the funny side too. Furtheron's suggestion sounds good. A x

AnyEdge said...

For the password problem: write your password in a field where you can see the letters, and then cut and paste!

Alcoholic Daze (ADDY) said...

Many thanks for your comments. A separate keyboard seems to be the answer.