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yikes it seems as if the keyboard themselves are damaged and need of replacement though you maybe able to use a USB plugged keyboard (or PS/2 keyboard if supported) but it does seem those keyboards are ruined

Gateway 2520915... | Answered on Mar 14, 2017


Same keyboard, same problem for almost 2 years now, and just now figured out how to fix it!! Try a simple left ctrl-shift, your language tab up top will switch between US English/Canadian English/Canadian multilingual, or whatever you set it for. I occasionally want the alternate characters applied, so now I can switch back and forth easily. You may need to set the language tab to your preferred settings. Hope this helps!

Gateway 2520915... | Answered on Feb 18, 2015


The driver will not fix the problem, as this is a mechanical problem. I had the same problem and was able to fix it. Instructions with pictures can be found at: http://lotus.kick-***.net/keyboard

Here are the instructions without the pictures:

I had a problem with my Gateway keyboard where whenver I pressed the left shift key, it type a pipe | (verticle line) character. This is the same character that is above the back slash character . I searched the internet and people were suggesting reloading drivers and apparently Gateway was suggesting a destructive reload of the hard drive. That's absolutely rediculous.
After some research, I determined that on some European style keyboards, the backslash/pipe key is between the left shift and the "Z" key. So, I removed the left shift key to experiment. The key simply pops off by sticking a screwdriver under it. (It is not necessary for you to do this).

When I used a little screwdriver to press on the center of the plastic (red arrow) I would get a proper shift key. However, when I pressed to the right (green arrow), I would get the backslash character. If I pushed at the red and green arrow together, I would get the pipe character.

Ah-hah! I determined the problem. The inside of the keyboard is a "universal" type and can be used with U.S. or Europeon keyboard layouts. For whatever reason, the left shift key was hitting both dots under the key. (The dots are visible in the pictures below.)
To resolve the problem, it is necessary to disassemble the keyboard. On the bottom of the keyboard is a bunch of screws. Remove all of the screws. If you have any rubber feet, there is probably screws under the rubber feet. The feet are just held on by sticky taope, so they peel right off.

Once all of the screws are removed the top and bottom halves seperate easily. The circuits stay in the bottom half of the keyboard, so set the top half of the keyboard to the side. The red arrow marks where the left shift key presses down.

Pull back the top layer and you will see the flexible circuits. These are also made up of multiple layers. When a key is pressed it pushes these layers together to complete the switch circuit. The red arrow marks the shift key. The green arrow marks the backslahs/pipe key for European style keyboards. The blue arrow is yet another key that is not used on U.S. keyboards.

Pull back the first layer of the switch circuit to expose the space between the circuit layers.

Place a small piece of electrical tape on the extra backslash/pipe circuit connection as marked by the red arrow.

Now simply reassemble the keyboard and that weird pipe character will never accidentally show up again.

Gateway 2520915... | Answered on Jan 16, 2015


Open a document and type the passwords you are trying into it. This is to verify that the keyboard keys you are using actually work.

Gateway 2520915... | Answered on Jul 01, 2014


When you are in Gmail on the web click the "More" button and you will find the Forward option. Here is a picture of the "More" dropdown button, it is the one shown circled in red below.
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Gateway 2520915... | Answered on May 01, 2014


Sounds like you have turned on the NUM LOCK on the laptop keyboard. If you look closely you will see the numbers on those keys (maybe in a different colour).

You need to turn off NUM LOCK again. On the laptop I'm looking at, this is done by pressing Fn and END together, but the key should be marked with NUM LOCK as well.

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Gateway 2520915... | Answered on Apr 23, 2014


They key is on your keyboard and you don't need to use the Fn key.
As an alternative run osk.exe (On_Sreen Keyboard)

Gateway 2520915... | Answered on Apr 22, 2014


Could have died a noble death. Try plugging in a usb keyboard. If that works stay with it because laptop parts are expensive and the repairs are labor intensive.

Gateway 2520915... | Answered on Feb 23, 2014


If your operating system is working correctly and you said you just installed it, you need to replace the keyboard it's defective.

Gateway 2520915... | Answered on Dec 13, 2013


Buzzing usually means one of two things: you have a bad CD/DVD in the CD/DVD drive (which would not usually interfere with booting up so that's probably not it in this case) or you have a bad hard disk. Try putting your Windows installation CD into the CD drive and booting from that. If the computer boots successfully, you have a bad hard disk. In that case, you will probably have to get a new drive and take the old one to a pro to recover any important data.

Gateway 2520915... | Answered on Dec 12, 2013


Try using the other shift key. If that works, then you most likely have a dirty or defective keyboard.
Does the number 2 work? Does your shift key product uppercase letters (does it work with other keys?)
If you are having problems with a flaky keyboard, it's pretty inexpensive to replace it and reduce your stress.

Gateway 2520915... | Answered on Nov 05, 2013


The reason these beeps are happening is because there might be a key that is slightly depressed enough to where its registering keystrokes. Move your fingers all over the keyboard and see if you the beeps stop after you do that. If it still is going on then that means your keyboard is bad and will need to be replaced.

Gateway 2520915... | Answered on Oct 03, 2013


Keyboard language problem using shift keys (getting blue letters)
-On taskbark, click keyboard icon...
  • RightClick turn off AUTOADJUST
  • LeftClick change to US language

Gateway 2520915... | Answered on Sep 18, 2013

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