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Alt key pulled off

One of my alt keys was completely pulled off and the little plastic bits inside came apart. Nothing appears to be broken but I don't know how to reassemble it. Anyone has experience with that?

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Well, it could snap back on, or the little metal springy thing has to be in place first. try gently popping ANOTHER key and seeing how it is held on...

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GB Pound Sign


If you have a desktop with a qwerty keyboard, try this
Press the Num Lock key (Num Lock light comes on )
Hold down the 'Alt' key and type 156 on the Numeric keypad ,release the Alt key and the pound sign should appear.
If that doesn't work,
Hold down the 'Alt' key and type 0163 on the Numeric keypad ,release the Alt key and the pound sign should appear.

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Typing shortcuts keys for BlackBerry

These shortcuts keys can be used when typing text in Blackberry:

  • If you want to type the alternate character on a key, hold the Alt key and press the character key.
  • For an accented or special character, hold the letter key and roll the trackball left or right. Click a selected character.
  • To type a symbol, press the Symbol key. To view more symbols, press the Symbol key again. Type the letter that appears below the symbol to insert the corresponding symbol.
  • To insert a period (.), press the Space key twice. The next letter is capitalized.
  • To capitalize a letter, hold the letter key until the capitalized letter appears.
  • To turn NUM lock on, hold the Shift key and press the Alt key.
  • To turn NUM lock off, press the Alt key.
  • To insert an at sign (@) or a period (.) in an email address field, press the Space key.
  • To type a number in a number field, press a number key. You do not need to press the Alt key.
  • In order to type a number in a password field, hold the Alt key and press the number key.
  • To type a letter in a number field, hold the Alt key and use the multi-tap input method to insert the letter.
  • If you are typing input languages, hold the Alt key and press the Enter key. Select a language, then release the Alt key.
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Typing shortcuts keys for BlackBerry

These shortcuts keys can be used when typing text in Blackberry:

  • If you want to type the alternate character on a key, hold the Alt key and press the character key.
  • For an accented or special character, hold the letter key and roll the trackball left or right. Click a selected character.
  • To type a symbol, press the Symbol key. To view more symbols, press the Symbol key again. Type the letter that appears below the symbol to insert the corresponding symbol.
  • To insert a period (.), press the Space key twice. The next letter is capitalized.
  • To capitalize a letter, hold the letter key until the capitalized letter appears.
  • To turn NUM lock on, hold the Shift key and press the Alt key.
  • To turn NUM lock off, press the Alt key.
  • To insert an at sign (@) or a period (.) in an email address field, press the Space key.
  • To type a number in a number field, press a number key. You do not need to press the Alt key.
  • In order to type a number in a password field, hold the Alt key and press the number key.
  • To type a letter in a number field, hold the Alt key and use the multi-tap input method to insert the letter.
  • If you are typing input languages, hold the Alt key and press the Enter key. Select a language, then release the Alt key.

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How to get the sterling pound symbol in K120 logitech keyboard


Entering the following keystroke combination will result in the Pound Sterling sign being displayed:
While holding down the ALT key, enter 0163 (ALT+0163).

This is known ASCII Code. (Pronounced Ask-key.)
A complete list of all 256 character codes is available at http://www.ascii-code.com/ .
All manner of Latin-based characters are available. Check it out.
To use any ASCII Code, choose the "HTML Number" and substitute "ALT+0" for "&#".
In this case, the HTML Number is &#163, therefore when entering text, type ALT+0163 (NOTE: "ALT+" means "While holding down the ALT key, press and release each of the four digits in sequence, then release the ALT key.)

Hope this helps.

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How to use accents when writing in Spanish in a Dell Precision m4500 laptop?


On Windows XP
  1. Log On
  2. Click the Start button
  3. Click on Control Panel
  4. Click Regional and Language Options - a new window will pop up
  5. Click the Languages tab
  6. Click on the Details button
  7. Click the Add button - a new window will pop up
  8. Select United States-International (keyboard layout menu)
  9. Click OK
  10. Click Apply
  11. Read the instructions for "Using the U.S. - International Keyboard" below.
Note: You will now have a keyboard icon on the taskbar (usually on the right side). To switch between keyboard layouts click the keyboard icon on the task bar and choose which layout you want to use. Changing the keyboard layout will only affect the log on profile used. No other users will be affected.

Windows Vista
  1. Start-->Control Panel-->Clock, Language, Region-->Change Keyboards
  2. New Window: Click the Change Keyboards button
  3. New Window: Click the Add button
  4. Select United States-International keyboard
  5. Click OK
  6. From drop down menu (Default Input Language) select United States International
Using the U.S. - International Keyboard If you followed the above directions carefully, your keyboard will now react slightly differently than it did before. First of all, notice that if you strike the single apostrophe (') key, nothing happens. To type the single apostrophe now, you must strike the single apostrophe key and then strike the space bar. When you strike the spacebar, the apostrophe will appear.
The next thing to note is that the quotes (") key behaves the same way as the apostrophe key. You must first strike the quotes key and then strike the space bar in order to create the (") symbol. These two minor inconveniences are more than made up for by the ease with which you can now type the special characters.
To type the special characters, two keystrokes are required. To type the ?, you need only strike the apostrophe key and then the letter a. The other characters are just as easy:
  • ? = ' + a
  • ? = ' + e
  • ? = ' + i
  • ? = ' + o
  • ? = ' + u
  • ? = ~ + n
  • ? = " + u
To type the special punctuation characters, you need to hold down on the Alt key while you strike the appropriate punctuation mark. On some keyboards, only one of the two Alt keys will work for this.
  • ¡ = Alt (hold down) + !
  • ¿ = Alt (hold down) + ?
Using Cryptic Codes If, for some reason, you don't want to change your keyboard, you can always type in the troublesome cryptic codes. Using this arcane system, the following codes apply:
  • ? = Alt + 0225
  • ? = Alt + 0233
  • ? = Alt + 0237
  • ? = Alt + 0243
  • ? = Alt + 0250
  • ? = Alt + 0241
  • ? = Alt + 0252
  • ¡ = Alt + 0161
  • ¿ Alt + 0191
When using this utterly out-dated system, there are two important things to remember. First, when you type in the numbers, some keyboards require that you use the "numeric keypad" located to the side, rather than the numbers along the top. Second, on some keyboards, only one of the two Alt keys will work for this.

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Uncaught expception


Instructions for unlocking BlackBerry Curve 8520 in UnlockGenie.com
Warning! The Wireless Mode MUST BE OFF before performing the given SIM Unlock instructions in order to avoid causing the device from becoming defective.

How to turn Wireless Mode Off:
1. Scroll to the Airplane Icon (Turn Wireless Off.)
2. Press Select.
3. Wireless Mode will turn off.
How to SIM Unlock the device:
1. Go to the "Options" screen
2. Select the "SIM Card" option
3. Type ALT-MEPD (hold ALT key while typing the 4 Letters, M-E-P-D)
4. Release the ALT key; it should then display a list "SIM, Network, Network Subset, etc..."
5. To select "Network" type ALT-MEPE (since E is the Key that gives 2 when shifted)
6. Release the ALT key, it should then ask for the code
7. Enter the unlock code provided.
Note: In case of difficulties when entering the code please try the alternative instructions below:
Alternative Instructions how to enter the unlock code.
***** You must have a SIM card in your phone to complete these steps. We recommend using the SIM card that your phone is currently working with *****
1. Go to settings
2. Go to options
3. Go to advanced options
4. Go to SIM card
5. Type MEPD (not case sensitive) (you will not see text appear on screen while typing)
6. Does it say Network active? If so your phone is locked
7. Hold the ALT Key while typing in MEPE (not case sensitive) (you will not see text appear on screen while typing)
8. It will say "Enter Network MEP Code, then you type in the 16 digit unlock code, press in the jog dial to confirm
9. Your phone is now unlocked

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Cant get the at button to work even by pressing shift or not,every other key function works.


You may have a bad key, or a key with something under it.
Try this:

Turn the netbook upside down so that the keysj face the floor.
Bang on the back side that way you would to burp a baby.
Then, take a vacuum cleaner and **** out the spaces between the keys.
If this doesn't work, you may have to make an @ symbol manually by using the ALT key. (ALT plus 64). This should work in most Word Processing programs.
  1. Make certain that the Num Lock key has been pressed to activate the numeric key section of the keyboard.
  2. Depress the Alt key.
  3. While the Alt key is depressed, type the proper sequence of numbers (on the numeric keypad) of the ALT code from the table above.
  4. Release the Alt key, and the character will appear.
  5. On a laptop computer, there usually is no numeric keypad. So, instead, depress the Fn (function) key, then the Alt key, then the numerical code sequence. The numbers are on the fronts of certain keyboard keys: M=0, J=1, K=2, L=3, U=4, I=5, O=6, 7=7, 8=8, and 9=9.
http://www.tedmontgomery.com/tutorial/altchrc.html

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How do i make a character that looks like a 7 but vertical portion is straight


The answer is ALT + 191

To obtain an ALT Character:
  1. Make certain that the Num Lock key has been pressed to activate the numeric key section of the keyboard.
  2. Depress the Alt key.
  3. While the Alt key is depressed, type the proper sequence of numbers (on the numeric keypad) of the ALT code from the table above.
  4. Release the Alt key, and the character will appear
Found here... http://www.tedmontgomery.com/tutorial/altchrc.html


You will find all the special characters there.

Thanks,

John C.

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Keys on Casio keyboard pulled up


I have a Casio CT-648, which looks like a smaller version of yours. I had the same problem, and got brave and opened it up. I took off the back, which takes several screws. Once it was opened up, I saw the keyboard was fastened to the frame in sections of keys. I unscrewed the section with the raised key (I believe it was 5 screws), slid the key section toward the front of the keyboard, and was able to get the slides to re-engage with the tab below it. I now have a smooth keyboard.

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Key came off while cleaning. How to replace?


Hey there Randall, the inside of the key should have all the connectors required therefore you should be able to orientate it correctly above and just pop it back in place with some downward force. If this isnt working, try pulling up what may be left in the place where the key was. If you can get something out try reattaching that to the base of the key and then begin placement again. If unable to accomplish this then the plastic connectors have boken and it is time for a new keyboard. Nothing lasts forever. Good luck!

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