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Typing in jibberish when i type a letter

It started printing jibberish one day when I was working on it. I would type a sentence/letter and it typed in Greek. Help.

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  • Anonymous Feb 25, 2009

    Pressing the keys do not get the appropriate letters to type. For example, pressing H gives an F, etc.

  • capitant Feb 25, 2009

    You press any letter and you get some other letter - I.ve tried everything - this just started.

  • t a jack Nov 29, 2011

    This did not work. Any other suggestions?

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Hold down the CODE key and the "L" key (says 'lang' underneath the "L")

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