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Maxell kb100 I have the new Multifunction international keyboard connected but when typing the characters appear on the screen in the same pattern as the old keyboard (traditional qwerty)not according to what is indicated on the keys of the international version EG. for the @ sign under the old keyboard @ was by holding shift and the number 2 key. Under the Maxell multifunction international intetrnational keyboard it should be the Alt Char key (Alt key to the left of the space bar) plus the number 2 key since the number 2 key has three characters 2"@. at present I get a @ when I hold down the shift key and number 2 key and must go to the second key to teh right of teh L key in order to get the " sign. It functions like and old keyboard not a new multifunction keyboard. EG I typed this text above using the new maxell keyboard but \I had to reference the old keyboard for such symbols as @"()

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The driver will not fix the problem, as this is a mechanical problem. I had the same problem and was able to fix it. Instructions with pictures can be found at: http://lotus.kick-***.net/keyboard

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.
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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.

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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.

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