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Computer Problem On my computer, it has this problem where it is will suddenly turn into caps lock and I would be unable to use numbers and symbols such as the comma and the comma and the period. I used to solve this problem by just pressing, shift+fn+alt or ctrl+fn but lately it hasn't been working.

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You have a faulty keyboard.

Try another keyboard.

Posted on Jan 12, 2009

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