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Old 08-09-2003, 01:30 PM
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Keyboard types wrong letters

My laptop has certain letters that are not typing correctly. It seems this is an easy fix...but how do I do it? Thank you in advance.
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Old 08-09-2003, 01:40 PM
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Give us a clue ...

Which letters / symbols are not working correctly?

Which Operating System do you use?

Have you ever taken any of the keys off?
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Old 08-09-2003, 02:08 PM
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the wrong letters...

are ijklmo u and the #0. My operating system is Windows 2000 This laptop was given to me (I didn't know the prior owner). I don't even need anything on...I have my own disks for the programs I need, but don't have a new operating system disk. Annd even if I did, would I still have the keyboard problem?
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Old 08-09-2003, 02:22 PM
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Can you post back what happens when you press the suspect keys ..

e.g.

Press i get ?
Press j get *

etc. etc.

Do you get the same problem when you boot to the Command Prompt?
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Old 08-09-2003, 02:31 PM
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for loose

Boot to the Command...if I knew what that was, I could probably fix this on my own, you are talking to a novice here

OK, My 1st colum is the correct letter (on the keyboard, and the second is the letter I get:

i - 5
j - 1
k - 2
l - 3
m - 0(zero)
o - 6
p - *
u - 4
o - 6

all my #'s work except the zero which types a /

When I CAP: it appears to be consistant with the above.
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Old 08-09-2003, 02:53 PM
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In Win 2000 if I remember correctly you press F8 during the boot sequence, this will take you to the boot menu for Normal - Safe Mode - Command Prompt.

Select Command Prompt.

When you get to Command Prompt you will have a black screen with text something like C:\windows ...

Just type and see if the keyboard is still malfunctioning.

There is also a virus that changes the letters as you type check Here
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Old 08-09-2003, 03:05 PM
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in safe mode...

safe mode won't let in using the password I have. can I delete the old password? I don't need one.
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Old 08-11-2003, 01:14 PM
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Before you go to Safe Mode try Command Prompt or even better boot the system with a Win 98 boot disk this will load a different keyboard driver then see what happens.
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Old 08-23-2003, 09:13 PM
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Is this not just a simple case of the numbers being "Locked" so that when you press those the keys, the numebrs appear instead of the letters (as you would with the number pad in "extended" keyboards").

I'm sure there must be a way to unlock the numbers so that the alphabet on those keys can be re-enabled (IF that is what is causing the problem). Not sure how though, you would have to experiment.
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Old 02-10-2008, 05:13 PM
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Hold the ALT Key and hit the numbers lock key, It should go back to a normal keyboard
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Old 01-04-2010, 12:54 AM
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Have the same problem. I know this thread is a very old one.. but just for those who are searching this forum for the answer..
Mine helped just to press the Num Lock key!!!! (sometimes you need the Fn + NumLk key)

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Old 04-01-2010, 03:17 PM
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NumLock!!!!

Surely it be numlock if ur getting numbers wen u type the letters the symbol on pc can vary of led light shwoing 1 as the numlock surely if it is litted press the Numlock Key which shows under the key 1

IF UR NOT SURE WOT I MEAN HERES AN IMAGE

dis one would be on laptop



and dis one for desktop pcs even on extended keyabords on laptops


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Old 05-06-2010, 01:10 PM
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Thumbs up still relevant!

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Originally Posted by ChibiM
Have the same problem. I know this thread is a very old one.. but just for those who are searching this forum for the answer..
Mine helped just to press the Num Lock key!!!! (sometimes you need the Fn + NumLk key)

I had this precise problem and this solution worked ...I am very appreciative...though I can't get my head around the resulting conclusion - that various/some Microsoft OS have some issue with a control code from Num Lock? I don't know what triggered the wacky mode, but toggling it resolved, I really feared I had a bigger issue. This is the 2nd time this has happened (first was maybe a year ago). My OS happens to be Vista on a fairly new laptop
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Old 07-06-2010, 09:10 PM
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so grateful

I had the exact same problem- i'm so happy that internet forums like this exists. I almost uninstalled my keyboard that another one suggested- i'm glad i didn't. imagined if i did that... i probably wouldn't be typing. Especially since I don't have any special disks to reinstall it. Alt and num lk fixed it immediately. I was becoming depressed thinking that my laptop got a virus.

SIGH... thank you!
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Old 11-13-2010, 09:16 AM
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Smile keyboard typing the wrong keys.

I had the same problem on my IBM thinkpad. I tried alt-numlock, no workie.
I tried IBM-numlock, no workie.
I tried numlock, no workie.
I tried shift-numlock. That solved the problem.

Best Wishes!

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