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@ key not working

I cant get my @ key to work on my mini dell inspirion as i dont know what keys to press. i got it uo here by using character map.

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  • afta Jan 15, 2009

    the photos to replace the keyboard wont open and would be VERY HELPFUL!

  • Anonymous Apr 04, 2009

    my at dous not work look """

  • ashley_94 Apr 25, 2009

    i cannot get my @ key to work on my dell inspiron mini and do not know what to do please can you tell me how to use it!!

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I have the same issue, and found what should be the ' @ ' key has been programmed with ' " ' in its place ' @ ' can now be found using shift and the number 2 key, what would normally be ' " '. I was having to copy and paste in @ for ages before I realised as the screen's so tiny I couldn't see that """""!

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Dell Inspiron 9100 3.2 gig. I was having the same problem with @ and the quotation mark. I thought it was a keyboard problem and needed to buy a new one, but this is not always the case. I began to experiment by first going to "Regional "Languages" in control panel then chose "United Kingdom" and "United States" and voila it got fixed. Now when I press "shift" and "2" I get the @. and when I press "shfit" and "the apostrophe" key I get the "quotation mark." Problem solved! So before buying a keyboard try changing the options for the English language

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  • marcus millard Nov 01, 2012

    Dell Inspiron 9100 3.2 gig. I was having the same problem with @ and the quotation mark. I thought it was a keyboard problem and needed to buy a new one, but this is not always the case. I began to experiment by first going to "Regional "Languages" in control panel then chose "United Kingdom" and "United States" and voila it got fixed. Now when I press "shift" and "2" I get the @. and when I press "shfit" and "the apostrophe" key I get the "quotation mark." Problem solved! So before buying a keyboard try changing the options for the English language

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Juat press shift and the number 2 at top right of keyboard

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The most likely problem is the keyboard. You can try to have the keyboard connector reseated. If that doesn’t work, you’ll need to have the keyboard replaced. If you want to try to do this yourself, here’s the procedure:

Remove the AC power and Battery.
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Open the LCD open.
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Insert a small flat head screwdriver into the notch provided on the left end of the keyboard bezel to pry it up from the chassis.

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Lift and remove the keyboard bezel from the chassis.

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Lift to disconnect the indicator cable and release the connection from the system board.

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Remove the ketboard bezel from the chassis. _________________________________________________________________________________
Remove the screws that secure the ke@ key not working - picture_059.jpghassis.
picture_059.jpg _________________________________________________________________________________@ key not working - picture_061.jpgntly lift the keyboard up.

picture_061.jpg ________________________________________________________________________@ key not working - picture_062.jpg> Lightly lift the keyboard toward the LCD.
picture_062.jpg _________________________________________________________________________________@ key not working - picture_063.jpgt to disconnect the keyboard cable up and then remove the keyboard.
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Reverse the previous steps to replace the keyboard.

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