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keyboard problems - help!


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specialone

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P)le3ase3 he3lp0 - my ke3ybo9ar4d i8s typ0i8ng li8ke3 thi8s, i8 have3 no9 i8de3a ho9w2 to9 fi8x i8t
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specialone,

Did you spill any liquid on your keyboard? That can often make them do something like what yours is doing. If it's water, then it may very well be okay after it dries. Iif it's something sticky, like soda, it's not going to clear up as easily. Also, is this a laptop, or a regular computer with a separate keyboard?
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better question.....how'd you manage to get the title of your topic correct?
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No I havnt spilt anything! it just went like it. Its a laptop so cant replace keyboard!

Theres a pattern:

q=1
w=2
e3
r4
t is fine
y is fine
u7
i8
o9
p0

and if i press numbers:

q1, w2, e3, r4

please help! its so annoying correcting everything i type!
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please help! its so annoying correcting everything i type!

that too...that's got a bunch of e's and p's and o's but no numbers
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How did you login to is what im wondering...
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i had to register by deleting everything that was wrong - took ages.

Its really annoying.
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Try plugging in a USB keyboard, if it still happens then we know it's your computer's settings.
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Ok i will next time it goes wrong - its fixed itself at the moment, but will go wrong again in a few days!

Thanks for help
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specialone, I'm curious ... how do you know it will go wrong again in a few days?
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Is this a computer that is used by a lot of different people like in a shipping department?
It is strange that the affected keys are almost right in line with the home row just one row higher.
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No its just a personal computer. So not really used that much. Had it about 2 years.
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Its a laptop so cant replace keyboard!

Not true, a new keyboard for a laptop usually costs about $20 from the original manufacturer and generally only has 2 screws holding it into place. Once you remove the cover plastic, its a very simple replacement.
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I had no idea you could do that - thanks may well try that.
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Hi specialone,
You have probably solved the problem of the "mysterious" keyboard behaviour by now but just in case you haven't........
This is a common problem, that puzzles a lot of folks, most often found on laptop computers, where some keys have a dual function and provide a different character if the Function Key is depressed.
Sometimes it is necessary to hold down the Shift and Function key to use the alternative characters.....the alternative characters are often printed on the actual keys of the keyboard but in a different colour.

In a multi user environment its easy for one of the users to hit the Fn (Function) key together with the Insert/Num Lock key by mistake, or if mischievous by nature, deliberately, and that will switch the 15 alternative Numbers/characters on permanently (or until someone reverses the process.)

Your laptop computer hand-book should give you further information.
Regards
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Edited by paws, 28 September 2007 - 03:09 AM.

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