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My keyboard i was making a cup of teaand my cat decided to walk across my laptop keyboard and now... it types with the little numbers above the letters like the L now types with a 3. 352e th5s ''like this'' i can type with normal letters if i hold down function 'Fn' button but this is really awkward constantly... PLEASE HELP

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Did the font somehow get changed? or possibly View...Character encoding...then change it to unicode, or western???? Dunno...

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If you've spilt tea down your laptop you could have shorted something out.

You could try a new keyboard, or take out your old one and see if you can clean it up a bit, and try and clean the tea from inside.

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