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The@sign my key board works apart from the@ sign could you help please

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I had the same problem. When I pressed shift and that comma key I got a " instead of a @.

I looked to see what on the leyboard you normally press to get a " and that's the number 2 key.

Tried pressing shift and the 2 key and hey presto, I got a @.

So it looks like @ and " have swapped places.

So shift and 2 for a @!

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So the "2" key works, just not the "@" key? That's strange... If you've got a keyboard that requires drivers, (Such as the logitech, fellowes, or microsoft) you can try reinstalling the keyboard drivers.

If that doesn't work, and you don't want to spend $5 on a new keyboard, you can use "Character Map" for the minimum of times that you would actually use the @ button.

In XP:
It should be Under "System Tools" in your start menu under "Accessories"

In Vista:
Just click "Start" and type "Character Map" (without the quotes) and press enter

When the program comes up click on the "@" symbol and press "Select" then whenever you need to put an "@" symbol in your screen, instead of pressing Shift+2 you press Ctrl+V.

That's the best work around if the driver thing doesn't work.


Posted on Oct 24, 2008

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    Well I could have told you how to physically solder your keyboard back together, but considering it costs about $5 for a new keyboard my option was the best work around until you replace it.

    Thanks for trying? Just because the answer isn't "Press F3 and your @ key will work" (You didn't get an easy answer because there isn't one) there's no reason to ruins people feedback ratings.


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