Question about Compaq Armada 7400 Series Replacement 204278-001 Keyboard

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Keyboard i don't know what it is that i press, but every so often the ? key instead has a capital E with an accent over it (the keys also have blue symbols on them). How do i get rid of that? my laptop manual does not include instructions on this. restarting the computer works but i know that there is another way using the keyboard because i have accidentally fixed it...i just have no idea how i did. what do i do????

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Where are you what country,? (matters for language and keyboards)
wow, compaq relic day' from the PENTIUM 2 days,a relic !
no exact PC stated, the full model number. just a series
no OS stated, XP? what?
possible wrong can be 3 things,

  1. bad keyboard.
  2. (or wrong kbd for you country)
  3. or unstated windows set to wrong country;

first off the 7400 has many sub models stated on your service tag
page3
https://www.manualslib.com/manual/926638/Compaq-Armada-7400-Series.html?page=3#manual

for example 7400-6300
there is even a code for the many keyboards used world wide.
page 4 states
Euro symbol provided on Europe/Middle East/Africa keyboards
this old pc even has 1 USB jack on the rear
try a USB KEYBOARD there yet> see if it works ok?
that be first thing Id have done, to see if its hardware or software issue.

this pc came with O/S ,win95 , win98 or NT
you never said what? OS

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SOURCE: Some wrong symbls on some keys!?

did u hit teh fn key to change it back

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i reinstall all the driver of my vista laptop drive especially bios and restart my computer and this solve my problem.

Posted on Feb 13, 2008

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SOURCE: FN key

(FuNction key) A keyboard key that works like a shift key to activate the second function on a dual-purpose key, typically found on laptops to reduce keyboard size. It is different than the function keys F1, F2, etc. It is also a real nuisance when the PageUp and PageDn keys are placed on the Up and Down Arrow keys and have to be activated by pressing the Fn key.

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I don't know what all the symbols mean on my new laptop. How do I find out what they all mean?

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Short cut keys for Blackberry phone,storm,curve,pearl.bold


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