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Keyboard bug When I press the characters ´ and ~ they show up duplicated. Like this ´´ and ~~. This only happens whith this two buttons. Even when the shift is on. ´´``~~^^, see?

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Re: Keyboard bug

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.

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Hi wa33ban2hart

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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The up button of my keyboard is pressed always.. i can't work. it keeps bugging me.. damn keyboard what should i do?

You should be able to pry the key off the keyboard. If you do a search you can find replacement keys without having to buy a whole new keyboard.

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Keyoboard when pressed shows numbers not letters


this is happening because the keyboard number lock is turned on. To fix this problem, simply press and hold "Fn" button on your keyboard, then press "Num lock" (FN + NUM LOCK).

This will certainly solve the problem.

Good luck.

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Keyboard not registerin any character

Remove the battery of the keyboard if it is not working and install new one and then press connect button from the keyboard side and the receiver side also. connect button is in back side of the keyboard.

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When typing it skips line and acts as if we are using insert button

hope u r using licensed and updated antivirus (i prefer avg/kaspersky)..
check the following with steps:
howevr, did u tried reinstalling the keyboard driver..
or replacing the keyboard with a standby..
remove the mouse n see..
try reinstalling the os..
sometime it happens, if ur ram is faulty..
the last option left is ur main/mother board..
seek professional advice of ur system admin/vendor....

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Screen only displaying keys that are on blue on keyboard

sir if u wants to type the special characters then press the shift key before pressing that button.

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That means that you turned on the numlock on the laptop keyboard, On an acer if im not mistaken you have to press one of the function keys to deactivate it. Look for the icon with NUM on it and press it. if that does not work you may have to press FN then that icon.

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Gateway cordless KR-0401 Keyboard

I had the same problem. I solved it by pressing the connect button on the back of the keyboard and then pressing the connect button on the wireless connection base. The keyboard and the base will sync up again. Should solve your problem.

Jul 19, 2008 | Gateway 2520915 Keyboard

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Gateway keyboard shift key creating special characters when used

This is a mechanical problem. I had the same problem and was able to fix it. Instructions with pictures can be found at:

Here are the instructions without the pictures:

I had a problem with my Gateway keyboard where whenver I pressed the left shift key, it type a pipe | (verticle line) character. This is the same character that is above the back slash character . I searched the internet and people were suggesting reloading drivers and apparently Gateway was suggesting a destructive reload of the hard drive. That's absolutely rediculous.
After some research, I determined that on some European style keyboards, the backslash/pipe key is between the left shift and the "Z" key. So, I removed the left shift key to experiment. The key simply pops off by sticking a screwdriver under it. (It is not necessary for you to do this).

When I used a little screwdriver to press on the center of the plastic (red arrow) I would get a proper shift key. However, when I pressed to the right (green arrow), I would get the backslash character. If I pushed at the red and green arrow together, I would get the pipe character.

Ah-hah! I determined the problem. The inside of the keyboard is a "universal" type and can be used with U.S. or Europeon keyboard layouts. For whatever reason, the left shift key was hitting both dots under the key. (The dots are visible in the pictures below.)
To resolve the problem, it is necessary to disassemble the keyboard. On the bottom of the keyboard is a bunch of screws. Remove all of the screws. If you have any rubber feet, there is probably screws under the rubber feet. The feet are just held on by sticky taope, so they peel right off.

Once all of the screws are removed the top and bottom halves seperate easily. The circuits stay in the bottom half of the keyboard, so set the top half of the keyboard to the side. The red arrow marks where the left shift key presses down.

Pull back the top layer and you will see the flexible circuits. These are also made up of multiple layers. When a key is pressed it pushes these layers together to complete the switch circuit. The red arrow marks the shift key. The green arrow marks the backslahs/pipe key for European style keyboards. The blue arrow is yet another key that is not used on U.S. keyboards.

Pull back the first layer of the switch circuit to expose the space between the circuit layers.

Place a small piece of electrical tape on the extra backslash/pipe circuit connection as marked by the red arrow.

Now simply reassemble the keyboard and that weird pipe character will never accidentally show up again.

Jan 30, 2008 | Gateway 2520915 Keyboard

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