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When using the keyboard on b2200,keys are incorrect,tbrings t4

When using the keyboard and striking "t", a "t4" comes up,,,,when using caps lock a "4 " comes up, but if I continue holding down the button the T works normally and when hitting "caps lock" it switches from caps to lower case.

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  • bustem Nov 30, 2008

    i have tried that and it seems to make no difference,but i have found out that by turning off then on seems to work for a while. Also, is it possible that the keyboard underneath is dirty or that there are some key setups that have made it change?




  • twoup265 Jan 25, 2009

    I have the same problem with a Dell Vostro 1500 laptop. this has started in the last two days and I have noticed that it disappears when the computer is turned off and then started againg and the problem starts again after hibernating.

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I have had this problem before the keyboard in this model does this ofter dirt and crumbs have gotten into the keyboard. For me the laptop was under warranty and had the keyboard replaced. most-likely you will have to replace the keyboard. You can try to remove the keyboard from the laptop, hold the keyboard upside down and using a can of air to blow out the dirt.

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Try "Num Lock" key.

Posted on Nov 27, 2008

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    Chester Harvards Nov 30, 2008

    If you hold the "Shift" key for such long, it will cause some similar problem when you type words in the document.



    Otherwise you have to update BIOS from Dell web.

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b> b> b> Disable the Caps Lock Key in Windows Your computer's Caps Lock key has likely only collected dust since you first brought the machine home. The Caps Lock key is beneficial if you want to type a long string of words entirely in capital letters, but this form of typing is not needed often. Consider disabling your Caps Lock key if you do not need it, or if you are tired of hitting the key accidentally while rapidly typing.
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Disable the Caps Lock Key on a Computer The Caps Lock is an easy key to hit by accident, and often the user does not realize it immediately. When this mistake occurs, usually you must correct some text errors and your time is wasted. If you think the Caps Lock key is more of an aggravation than it is good, follow these steps to disable your Caps Lock key. Click on "Start" and select "Run". Type "regedit" into the textbox and hit "OK". This command will open the "Registry Editor" window. Select "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control". Double click on "Keyboard Layout" to open the folder. Open the "Edit" menu and choose "New" then "Binary Value". A new file will appear on the right side of your screen with the file name highlighted. Type "Scancode Map" for the new file name. Double click to open and type in "00000000 00000000 0200000000 003A00 00000000" into the Value data box. Hit the "OK" button. Close the "Registry Editor" by selecting "Exit" from the "File" menu. Restart your computer for the change to go into effect and enjoy life without the Caps Lock Key.

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