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Keyboard error keys in keyboard functions wrongly

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    if i press j it shows 1

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How is it functioning wrongly? Do you have it in numlock? Try pushing the numlock key. If it is something other than that please let us know.

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Third function keyboard


The purpose of a laptop's function key is to activate the secondary function of any dual-purpose key.

The function key can accidentally be locked into place if you hit the wrong combination of keys so that all of the keys only perform their secondary function.

The exact process for unlocking the function key will vary depending on the make and model of your laptop and whether you have recently used an external keyboard.

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Check the manual that came with your laptop and locate the section on the function of each keyboard key.

Open a Web browser and navigate to the support section of the laptop manufacturer's website if you do not have the manual that originally came with your laptop.

Use the drop-down menus on the support page to choose the specific product line and then model of your laptop.
2

Click on the "Product Support" link and then navigate to the "Manuals" section of the page. Click on the link to open a PDF version of the manual for your laptop.

Browse down to the section about the functions of the keyboard keys.
3

Find the sequence of keys you need to press to unlock the function key on your laptop.
Press and hold the function key on the keyboard and then press the other keys required to unlock it.
4

Try using the most standard keyboard combinations if you don't have the manual or it does not give any information about the function key.

Press the function key and then the shift key and see if it successfully unlocks the function key. Attempt using the other standard keys in conjunction with the function key, such as the "F11," "F12" and "Ctrl" keys.
5

Plug a USB keyboard into the USB port on your laptop if you have recently used an external keyboard with the laptop.

Check the light above the "Numlock" key on the external keyboard and see if it is turned on. Press the key and make sure the light is turned off and then remove the keyboard to unlock the function key.

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Nov 26, 2013 | Acer Computers & Internet

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How to function Fn


Step 1:
The purpose of a laptop's function key is to activate the secondary function of any dual-purpose key. The function key can accidentally be locked into place if you hit the wrong combination of keys so that all of the keys only perform their secondary function. The exact process for unlocking the function key will vary depending on the make and model of your laptop and whether you have recently used an external keyboard.

Check the manual that came with your laptop and locate the section on the function of each keyboard key. Open a Web browser and navigate to the support section of the laptop manufacturer's website if you do not have the manual that originally came with your laptop. Use the drop-down menus on the support page to choose the specific product line and then model of your laptop. Click on the "Product Support" link and then navigate to the "Manuals" section of the page. Click on the link to open a PDF version of the manual for your laptop. Browse down to the section about the functions of the keyboard keys. Find the sequence of keys you need to press to unlock the function key on your laptop. Press and hold the function key on the keyboard and then press the other keys required to unlock it. Try using the most standard keyboard combinations if you don't have the manual or it does not give any information about the function key. Press the function key and then the shift key and see if it successfully unlocks the function key. Attempt using the other standard keys in conjunction with the function key, such as the "F11," "F12" and "Ctrl" keys. Plug a USB keyboard into the USB port on your laptop if you have recently used an external keyboard with the laptop. Check the light above the "Numlock" key on the external keyboard and see if it is turned on. Press the key and make sure the light is turned off and then remove the keyboard to unlock the function key.
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Feb 15, 2013 | Gateway NV52L06u Laptop PC

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Hi wa33ban2hart

Question: "Some letters on my keyboard result in the wrong character. This problem showed up weeks after purchase. Initially it was working fine".

You've done unbelievably well to type an error-free, letter-perfect question, despite the character confusion.

This is a very strange problem to have on a desktop keyboard (Dynex Keyboard and Mouse), since the way to achieve the above sentence as you have written it, is to use the Fn and NumLk keys, on a laptop keyboard, to enable buttons with multiple functions to print their alternative characters designated to them.

Desktop keyboards do not usually have Fn keys and the NumLk key on a desktop keyboard locks and unlocks the Number Pad on the right of the keyboard, which usually has no alternative letter values on its keys.

Solution: Press and hold the Fn (Function) key on your keyboard > press the NumLk (Number Lock) key (usually F10, F11 or F12) > release both keys > test keys J, K, L, U, I, O etc. again.

That should resolve your problem.

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Sep 11, 2011 | Dynex Keyboard and Mouse

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The keyboard is recognised by the computer and more or less functions as it should, however various keys do not seem to function, for example the enter key and backspace key have no effect when pressed. ...


Hello,

The 'Enter' and 'Backspace' are two of the most essential keys on a keyboard. It is highly unlikely that they would fail due to a software or driver problem.

It really sounds like the keyboard is actually defective.

I suggest you try plugging it in to another computer. If the same keys are failing the keyboard is defective.

Hope this helps.

Jul 04, 2011 | Microsoft Wired Keyboard 600

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Keys not functioning properly. Typing wrong sybols


You can reseat your keyboard's cable. You will need the manual of your computer to do this. If reseating the cable will not work then you may have to get it replaced.

May 11, 2010 | Acer NSK8458AN Keyboard

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Receive a drive one \error not found message


The keyboard has a feature (and associated button) called F-Lock. By default, when the computer boots, F-Lock is turned on. In the F-Lock mode, rather than sending the standard key commands for the function keys, the keyboard sends special alternate commands (like print for F7 and save for F8) that are configured in the iTouch program. In order to force the keyboard to send the standard function key commands, you must TURN OFF F-Lock by pressing the F-Lock button! Oh, and by the way, there are no indicator lights on the keyboard, and the F-Lock button is an always up momentary button - just like the keys on the keyboard, so there is no way to tell what state it is in, other than by pressing it and then pressing an F key to see what happens!

Dec 23, 2009 | Dell Dimension 4700 PC Desktop

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Keys not working on keyboard r t f g v b


I finally solved the problem. In HP laptops some keys of the keyboard have two functions. I had accidentally change the function of those keys while cleaning the keyboard with a paint brush. So, I solved the problem by trial and error, pressing on the alt key, while pressing another key. I think it was the alt and the k, but i'm not sure. While pressing these two keys a light in the keyboard flashed and it made a sound, and the problem was solved.

Oct 24, 2009 | Micro Innovations KB985W Keyboard

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My keyboard is a mess when almost all the keys


They may have removed the keys to clean the keyboard and placed them back in the wrong spot.
Check the keys against another beyboard and see if the keys have been placed in the wrong spot.
Take it back to the people/company that did the work and tell then the keyboard is not working properly.

Jul 12, 2009 | Toshiba Satellite L305-S5907 Laptop

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Scrambled keyboard


Is it giving you numbers and symbols? do this: Press and hold the function key fn while pressing the num lock key num lk . This will deactivate the integrated keyboard/numeric keypad, and the keys will respond normally.
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