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The keyboard keys are not operating as labelled. eg to get @ on the page I have to type " on the keyboard. How do I correct this please?

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  • Lalit Varadpande
    Lalit Varadpande May 11, 2010

    are u pressing the fn key while trying to use the labelled key?

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Drlalitv, I really doubt a desktop keyboard has a fn key.

adrian, this is caused by the incorrect keyboard language setting. Just go into the control panel, click on regional and language options, then select the proper english language that corresponds to your keyboard....for instance if the @ is above the 2 on your keyboard, select the united states option.

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This equipment generates, uses, and can radiate radio frequency energy and if not installed and used in accordance
with the instruction manual, may cause interference to radio communications. It has been tested and found to
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Contents
Chapter Page
1. Specifications 2
2. Introduction 3
3. Installation 3
4. Technical notes 3
5. Part Numbers and Accessories 4

1. Specifications Compatible with:
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Size:
4.0” x 2.4” x 1.0”
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1 lbs.
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Ultra Spec Cables, Inc. warrants all hardware and components of the Type 5C Keyboard to USB Adapter,
with proper installation and normal use, for one year from the date of purchase.
During the warranty period, Ultra Spec Cables, Inc. will, at its option, either repair or replace hardware and
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