On my other computer, just recently, while some keys produce the correct letter or number, others produce the wrong character. I think I have unwittingly engaged a feature similar to "Caps Lock", but I can not clear it or return to normal.Do you recognize this?
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Re: Problem with keyboard or input of certain keys
Hi.. is that a bi-lingual keyboard that you purchased? If so, what model? If that's a toshiba laptop w/ a bi-lingual keyboard, press the left (shift+ctrl) buttons for 10-15secs then release it. You should be able to bring back the normal function of your keyboard. If your having problems pressing the "n" key and it replaces it with a number on the screen when you type it, it's most likely that you enabled the "num lock" function of your keyboard, on Toshiba press FN+F11, on Dell FN+F11 also i think, it may differ on other models, sometimes FN+ Print Screen or Pause (above F11).
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Are you sure you're typing all the letters correctly? Look closely at B and 8, G and 6, etc. Product keys do not contain 1, I, O, or 0.
Are you using the correct Windows 7 key? A key for XP or Vista will not work with Windows 7. A Home Premium key will not work with Ultimate, etc.
Note: Make sure you are not installing windows on more computers then allowed.
Call Microsoft Using the Manual Phone Activation
If you have trouble activating Windows 7 you can call Microsoft to activate by doing the following:
1. With Windows running click Start, then in the Search box type: slui.exe 4
2. Press Enter on your Keyboard
3. Select your Country.
4. Select the Phone Activation option, then call the number given and hold for a real person.
From your description I must assume that if all other keyboard functions and keys work properly then the keyboard is faulty. For the number keys to print the upper case characters shown on those keys requires a shift key to be depressed or stuck. If all other keys work properly, replace the keyboard. Otherwise look for a stuck shift key. I have found keyboards for sale on Ebay.
Certain models of HP desktop computer come with an "Internet Keyboard" packaged in with the other equipment. This Internet Keyboard differs from a regular keyboard in that it has a series of buttons along the sides that allow you to do things like open your Web browser with the tap of a button. You can reassign the actions to these keys and reprogram it away from its default settings using your Control Panel.
Click "Start." Click "Control Panel." Click "Keyboard." Click the "Hardware" tab, then click the "Properties" button. Click the listing for the Internet keyboard key you want to change. In the "Target" box, select the program you want that key to open. Click "Apply." The specified key will now open the specified program. Repeat this step for all of the other keys on your Internet keyboard that you want to configure. http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows7/Keyboard-shortcuts
Compaq Presario computers provide users with a row of
function keys for added keyboard functionality. Function keys can serve a dual
purpose as well.
Function keys are located at the top of Compaq Presario
By learning how function keys work on a Compaq Presario you
can take advantage of time saving keyboard shortcuts.Purpose
Use function keys to access menus, save changes and create
Various applications, including Microsoft Office, allow you
to select a function key as a shortcut key for running specific tasks. These
settings are usually found under the Tools, Settings or File menu.
Each Compaq Presario computer has twelve function keys.
The most common used keys are "F2,"
"F8," "F10" and "F12."
The first three are used mainly to access and use the Compaq
BIOS. "F12" is used to access a set of run from options during the
How to Access
Access function keys on a Compaq Presario by pressing any
of the keys on the top row of the keyboard. Access the key's dual purpose by
first pressing the "Fn" key located on the bottom row of keys.
Use function keys as shortcut keys by pressing them anytime
while in the desired application. Remember, you must set them as shortcut keys
Note that some programs may already have certain function
keys set as shortcuts.
Open menus and view the shortcut keys beside each menu item
before setting your own shortcuts.
Each function key has a dual use. Press "Fn" plus
the desired function key for the key's other use.
Below each function number is a small picture within a
square or rectangle.
This dictates the dual use. "F1" opens help and
support. "F2" serves as a printer shortcut.
Open your homepage by pressing "F3."
If you use dual monitors, switch between monitors by using
"F4." "F5" puts your computer in stand-by mode.
Quickly lock your computer by pressing "F6."
"F7" and "F8" adjust the screen's contrast.
Play and pause your music in Windows Media Player or other
default media player by using "F9."
Press "F10" to stop playing media. Skip ahead or
rewind media by using "F11" and "F12."
Other "Fn" Keys
In addition to function keys, the "Fn" key is also
provides other keys with a dual use.
Any key with a small square on the key has a dual purpose
such as the "scroll," "insert" and "delete"
Since laptop keyboards have no number pads, certain keys
serve as the number pad by pressing the "Fn" key.
Hi Welcome to Fixya!
Obviously after the steps that you just did, its not a software issue.. Even though the Q key is not stuck physically, it could be a problem with the keyboard connections inside the computer..
And its really a bad thing that the warranty already expired because you will not be eligible for free hardware support.
The least thing you could do is have a local technician take a look on your netbook. They can open the keyboard for you and take a look for any malfunction on the keys or if its with the inside connections of the keyboard.
Hope this could help!
try using either of these apparently they are universal keys for xp or xp pro i have not tried any so i cant gaurantee that they will work but i no that you can buy a coa on Ebay for $15 or Oztion.com for $5.50 aus hope this helps don
simple keypad contain problem,check it ask the place of purchase,because inside the connection may be changed or the layer of keypad bottom always touched the point other thing the keypad bottom a layer is not seated correctly...
you can use the online keyboard all you need to do is type in the 8 digits account details in the top panel using your computer keyboard then type in your password with the online keyboard which you have chosen this must be atleast 5 letters and 1 number
myself i made a word document with the account numbers then just copy and paste them into the top panel then type my password using the on screen keyboard this way keyloggers cant get my account number
hope this helps
you might want to go to start then control panel and go to keyboard and check the settings and make sure there are set correctly. If that is not the problem you might want to check the drivers and update them by going to start then right click on my computer and go to properties then click on device manager and look for the keyboard section click on the + sign and expand the section select the keyboard and right click and then select update driver.
there is a feature on your computer to switch between "insert" which inserts words at the point of your cursor, without being destructive to other text, and "overwrite" mode, which replaces current words/text with what you type. in Microsoft Word or other word processing programs, you can see a small symbol representing either "INS or OVR" in the bottom status bar. to switch between these modes, press the "Insert" key on your keyboard (also labeled "Ins" on some keyboards), this toggles the insert/overwrite mode back and forth. Good luck!