i have IBM R52 laptom and i was able to use both shift keys properly, but by mistake i pressed few buttons and both the shift keys are not working now.
I am sure that keys are ok w.r.t. hardware point of view.
Could you please suggest how can i activate the shift key.
Start -> Settings -> Control Panel -> Accessibility Options. The default panel that comes up will in fact be for the keyboard options. There you can turn off whatever happened to have been turned on. While you're there for each of the three options, press Settings, and uncheck Use Shortcut. Now Windows will no longer misinterpret your random keystrokes.
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I found that if you hold down both left and right shift key at the same
time (did this for several seconds), it somehow solved the problem.
Hopefully that fixed the issue. Also, go to control panel, click on
accessibility options..in the keyboard tab, click on the settings
buttons for sticky keys, filter keys and toggle keys and deselect the
option to use shortcut..hopefully this will help you
Please try to deactivate the Fn (function) key. That will help you get rid of your problem. Press Fn key + Numlock key once and try again. You can also try pressing the Fn key once and type letters in any word processor program with the key combination everytime you press the Fn key once. E.g. open the notepad, press Fn once and after that press ) with Shift.
if you are refering to the blue letters or alphabets which are present on the keyboard. HP designs keyboard with a billingual layout in some Notebook models.
The HP "Blue" keys are indeed the "French" input keys or other language keys.
How to use the Blue Symbols or keys on a HP Notebook:
We can activate them by pressing Ctrl+fn+right Shift.To deactivate, press Ctrl+fn+right Shift twice, i.e. Ctrl+fn+right Shift then let go off Shift while still holding Ctrl and fn, then press Shift again.
When you press Ctrl+Fn+Right Shift it will switch to the the billigual layout. That means the blue characters become prioritie.
For example, if you are in the billingual layout, when you press shift+6 you will get a '?' but not the '^' sign.
During the boot at the THINKPAD SCREEN press the Thinkvantage key ( Blue button ) it will launch rescue and recovery and allow you to reboot factory. This only works if you did not corrupted/deleted the rescue and recovery hidden partition on the HDD.
Otherwise you will need the rescue and recovery CD to proceed. IBM/Lenovo support should be able to provide you the CD, give them a call.
thanks and have a nice day
On the Thinkpad T30, the number lock key can be turned on or off by pressing the shift-key and the scroll-lock key. The scroll lock button is found at the top of the keyboard between the PrtSc button and the Pause button.
You should see the light with the arrow and the number 1 inside (just above the F7 key) turn on and off when you press this.
On most IBM laptops, in order to turn numlock on/off, you must press Shift + Scroll Lock. You can tell if numlock is on at-a-glance because a symbol that looks like an arrow pointing up with a "1" in its center is illuminated on the status light display located near the power button.