Hi, i,m haveing a problem with my gateway key board. i have an old out dated gateway key board. everything was working fine earlier today now the number keys and the caps light wont work or the scroll locks button light wont work. or any of the number keys on the key board wont work. i think i pushed some kind of button on the top of the key board thats not makeing anything work.and none of the capital letters aren,t working either now. what should i do?
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Are you saying that everything worked under Vista? As far as I know this keyboard has not had an up to date driver since Windows 2000. When you do not run the driver the scroller and the top row of buttons will not work but the other features will work.
When you do run the old driver the scroller will work, the some of the top buttons can be assigned to other functions but some cannot. Also, when the driver is running the forward and back buttons only work for Internet Explorer.
Hi, I'm guessing you have tried using both the left shift and the right shift?.
if one works and the other doesnt I'd say the keyboards stuffed.
If its a funky multimedia keyboard there perhaps may be some key/button to enable/disable shift and or special characters, but I have never seen a keyboard like that.
Do all the numbers and alpha characters work, its just to sybols about 1 to 10?.
This is a wireless keyboard?
Maybe reset the keyboard, normally the base unit and the bottom of the kboard and mouse have a reset/reconnect button, worth a try but I suspect it wont help.
Trying new batteries probably wont help either but probably worth a try.
Failing that, I'd plug in an old usb/ps2 keyboard into your pc and see if that works OK (you'll need to reboot first if its a ps2 keyboard), just to rule out any strange software issues.
All that said however, I suspect you may be looking at a new keyboard.
I do think its worth trying the above first though.
I had this exact same problem and believe me, I flipped out too. I took mine into Best Buy though because it was only 5 days old and the guy from the Geek Squad showed me that there are the touch buttons above the keyboard and the one with the square box with the finger pointing to it actually locks the touchpad just so if you are using another mouse, it will not interfere. So try hitting that button and see if that works.
u have to become an engineer of ur keyboard, if u not than give it to nearest shop for reopairing or u have to just open ur key board & clean it by cloth(the dust has been occur inside in ur key board) if problem occurs than just reinstall ur driver