Question about Microsoft Basic Keyboard 1.0A PS/2 KEMIBA
Hi, Typical keyboard problems such as this can be attributed to dust and other foreign material that get lodged in between the contact switch of each key. Since the repair cost sometimes exceed the cost of a new keyboard, it may be to your advantage to simply purchase a replacement (that is of course if the errors outweighs the use). A trick you can try is lengthen the time between repetitive keystrokes (but this will apply to all the keys not only ' and ~). This is done in your BIOS (assuming this feature is available with your motherboard). On powerup, press del or the key designed to enter the BIOS setup. See if you have the option to control your "Typematic Rate Setting" and select enable, in the "Typematic Delay:, select 500 or higher. Save and reboot. Hope this works for you. Good luck and kind regards.
Posted on Aug 24, 2007
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Question: "Some letters on my keyboard result in the wrong character. This problem showed up weeks after purchase. Initially it was working fine".
You've done unbelievably well to type an error-free, letter-perfect question, despite the character confusion.
This is a very strange problem to have on a desktop keyboard (Dynex Keyboard and Mouse), since the way to achieve the above sentence as you have written it, is to use the Fn and NumLk keys, on a laptop keyboard, to enable buttons with multiple functions to print their alternative characters designated to them.
Desktop keyboards do not usually have Fn keys and the NumLk key on a desktop keyboard locks and unlocks the Number Pad on the right of the keyboard, which usually has no alternative letter values on its keys.
Solution: Press and hold the Fn (Function) key on your keyboard > press the NumLk (Number Lock) key (usually F10, F11 or F12) > release both keys > test keys J, K, L, U, I, O etc. again.
That should resolve your problem.
I hope this helps.
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