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Keyboard is off?

So I was playing around with my keyboard and it seems like i might have pressed a key on mistake that turned my keyboard off... When I try to replug it the numlock and other lights will flash but the keyboard sill won't work

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If it's a PS/2 keyboard (round connector, about the diameter of a pencil, check to see if you're plugging it into the keyboard port. It's easy to plug it into the mouse port by mistake.

Another thing to try is to turn off the PC, plug the keyboard in, and turn back on so it will initialize on bootup.

If it's USB, it should be recognized immediately if the keyboard is functional.

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My keyboard typing multiple letters

Keyboards on Windows computers can repeat letters when key press sensitivity is too high. This problem can be rectified by adjusting your keyboard\'s repeat frequency. Once this is lowered, key presses will occur slower and you will not have the letters repeated instantly.

Click"Start," then "Control Panel." Click "Hardware and Sound," followed by "Keyboard." Move the "Repeat delay" slider further to the left below the "Character repeat" option. The further left the slider moves, the longer the delay will be before a character repeats.
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Gather your supplies. There are commercial kits available, but a can of compressed air, a lint-free cloth or wipes, mild dishwashing liquid, and a vacuum cleaner with a soft brush are all you really need for a basic cleaning. After turning off your computer and unplugging your keyboard, gently shake the keyboard upside down over some newspaper to dislodge loose crumbs and particles. Use the can of compressed air to blow a stream of air between the keys. Repeat Step 2. Dampen a lint-free cloth with a diluted solution of dishwashing liquid and water to wipe down the keys. Use the vacuum cleaner brush attachment to suck away any remaining dirt or debris. If you have a membrane-type keyboard (it doesn\'t have a spring under each key) and the keys are truly grungy, you can remove the keys with a small screwdriver and use cotton swabs and 90% isopropyl alcohol to get it sparkling clean
If you are still feeling industrious, next you can tackle cleaning your mouse Of course, if cleaning your keyboard seems a truly undesirable task, you can always buy one for around $20.

Hope this helps.

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How do you get into the bios

When you first start your computer, it will go to the computer manufacturer 'splash screen'. (Manufacturer logo)

At the bottom of this screen tells you the key, or keys to press, to enter BIOS Setup.

This window of opportunity goes by real f-a-s-t.
The best method is to find what key, or keys need to be pressed, to enter BIOS Setup.

Then as SOON AS YOU PRESS THE POWER ON BUTTON, start tapping in 2 second intervals, on that key, or keys.
This way you won't go past the window of opportunity.

{ You may hear a beep, or beeps, as you tap on the key/s. This is a Stuck key Error Code, and is nothing to worry about }

There are many different keys used to enter BIOS Setup, for a computer. (Desktop or laptop)

This may help,

1) When in BIOS Setup you can no longer use the mouse. You have to use the Keyboard.

2) At the bottom of every screen in BIOS Setup, is listed a navigation guide. It is Not labeled Navigation Guide.
This tells you how to get around. (Navigate around)

3) Use the appropriate key on the Keyboard, to highlight the area you wish to go into, and then the specific parameter you wish to change.
Then press the Enter key.

4) Unless you Save Changes, it will be like you have just looked around, and done nothing.

5) Look at the parameters already set. You may wish to write them down. IF, you make a mistake in the BIOS Setup utility, you can go back, and set the parameters back to the way they were.

Also in the navigation guide to the right, it usually tells you what key to press to go back to the factory default settings.

For additional questions please post in a Comment.

{ If you want more than generic information, you have to at least post the computer manufacturer name, and Model Number, in a Comment }


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You need to look for a key tthat says FN, should be on the bottom left , of the keyboard , you must have one , if not tell me your computer make and model , and I will advise futher .......Good luck Roy

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The quickest way is to press the left shift and ctrl keys simultaneously and that will switch it back to the english keyboard.

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Ok, here ya go.

Start-->Control Panel-->Clock, Language and Region,-->Change keyboards or other input methods

Once the window pops up...

Change Keyboards -->Advance key settings-->Now select "press the CAPS lock key" option

Hit apply and OK.

If this works, don't forget the "fixya" rating! Let me know okay?

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On my logitech keyboard Y-BH52 my back slash, comma, forward slash and bracket keys are typing in what looks to be french characters such as A's with accents on them...if you could provide any assistance...

hmmm it seems by mistake you have changed your key-board layout to french language.
  • Hold down Alt and press Shift. (Alt+Shift). Check the result by pressing thoes keys. If its back to original means you have installed both English/French both and can toggle pressing Alt+Shift.
  • Otherwise goto Start -> Control Panel -> Regional And Language Option.
  • Click on Language Tab, then Details button.
  • Now in settings tab you can see the languages installed on your system. You can remove un-wanted or/and select a default languages which you want.

Please post your feed-back

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