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Keyboard don-t show the correct symbols

Example> To get @, I have to touch shift plus ''
If I touch shift and colon, I get instead this >
I mean, the special keyboards signs don-t work properly, like ! @ #$%¨&*()_+).
I have to figure out what combination gives me the symbol I want.
This happen when I put my Internationa l and regional settings as Brazilian, as I write in Portuguese from Brazil and need some special letters, as é, ç, ecc.

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  • m_sgarbi Feb 13, 2009

    Thank you guys, but neither solutions solved. I am sure it is not a physical problem, like dirty keys, because it happens with all the numbers and functions keys. I had the same problem since I bought my laptop. I don-t have a localized keyboard, the one I use is the original and I dont want to use other than that. When I make combinations with the language& Regional settings, I get few keys correct but most of them don-t respond *(as you can see while I am typing... >/* *it was supposed to be a sad face....(

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You may try bellow
1) put a USB keyboard if it works ok means keyboard manager IC chips ok, go next
2) take away laptop keyboard and pull out KB cable and clean the pins then plug back to test if stil error,
3) your KB some keys shortage inside by dirty or damped, try to clean or dry KB keys using hair dryer and brush, not fixed
final you might change your KB.

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    Frank Zhang Feb 10, 2009

    any help for you please send a feedback thanks

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    Frank Zhang Feb 12, 2009

    is this helpful please feedback thanks

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    Frank Zhang Feb 13, 2009

    you may try more to make sure the trouble from hardware or software:

    1) go to bios setup input number at date, it is ok so no hardware error

    2) windows reginal language setting not 100% match your keyboard model, check install right international language

    3) windows system file damage you need to restore or reinstall it

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Your keyboard setting in Control panel regional and language options is probably set to US International.
This option allow you to create every special character using combined keys see this page for MS instruction>
If you have a localized keybord (Portuguise, Brazilian or else) you can get the symbol corresponding with keys if you configure the exact keyboard instead of US international.
Of course for same language you can configure multiple keybord.
You can also use for every language the On screen Keyboard you get in Start/program/accessories/ accessibility

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