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@ key the @ key is on the number 2 key can i change this without taking the keyboard to bits ???

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If i understand you correctly, you want the @ symbol linked to a different keyboard command than shift-2?

you could try the tradekeys program, link is:,4149,19645,00.asp

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When I press @ key the " is printed and vice versa.

Hello, to fix this you have to choose the correct layout for your keyboard,

1. Open Control panel
2. Goto Clock, language and region, click change keyboards or other input
3. Click Change keyboard
4. Click add
5. Now examine your keyboard: if the @ is above the number 2 choose english, united states default
6. If the " is above the number 2 choose english united kingdom
7. Click ok
8. Now click the arrow under default input language and select the layout you want to use
9. Click apply and ok

Jul 12, 2011 | Computers & Internet

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Hi my keyboard has a problem my @ sign only works the number 2 key and the icon on the number 2 key only works on the @ key

In Windows, open the Control Panel, select Regional Language Options (in Vista this under Clock, Language, & Region). Select the Languages tab. In XP, click on details and set your keyboard to English (UK) (in vista, click on Change Keyboards). This should get the correct output for your keyboard.

Mar 04, 2011 | Belkin (F8E832-BNDL) (DBF8E832BNDL)...

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My keys are either not ttttttttttttttyping at aall or do like the t above. More pressure on keys helps.

I assume you have windows.
open start menu
all programs
ease of access (also called accessibility on xp)
select on-screen keyboard
its a bit slow but it will get you by until you can fix the problem or get a new keyboard. below are three possible alternative solutions:
1. If it is a wireless keyboard then try to change the channel its a little button on the bottom of the keyboard.
2. If its a wireless keyboard change the batteries.
3. If the above two solutions do not help then either carefully take apart the keyboard and clean everything (if you suspect something was spilled on the keyboard) or if its just an old keyboard then the contacts need cleaning they look like little round rubber dots on the bottom of the keys mashing little grid like symbols on the clear plastic sheets. I usually clean the clear plastic symbol parts with a rubber pencil eraser very gently and the black dots below the keys i clean with just a paper towel. I don't use cleaning solutions and try and keep it all dry. remember less scrubbing is more. Look at the unused keys like z to see how they are supposed to look. and good luck. but its easier just to buy a new one.

Aug 24, 2010 | Logitech Computers & Internet

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How do u use the @ symbol on the keyboard

The @ symbol and the number 2 key share the key.
To select the @ symbol - hold the SHIFT key and then press the number 2 key.
If you are not getting the @ symbol then most likely your keyboard was not or changes from the US keyboard.
If this is the case there would be other wrong symbols on your keyboard.

Jun 18, 2010 | Gateway 2520915 Keyboard

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Hi, I have an Acer 5920 laptop and the right arrow key has come off. I have the key, and the 2 bits of plastic that act as a retaining clip how do the clips fit? I can see that one clips into the key at...

Do not use glue! These keyboard caps just press fit onto the keyboard. Line it up and push straight down. The arrow facing in the right direction should give you the right alignment. If the key does not stay on, you must replace the keyboard as it would be missing the attachment point that would keep it on the base. Without seeing it in person, it is hard to say. I am not sure I understand what you mean by the key is locked to the keyboard?

Dec 14, 2009 | Acer NSK8458AN Keyboard

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that means that the keyboard has been set to a different language. On my screen at the bottom right hand is a little keyboard icon and when i click on it it lets me scroll through US English, Canadian French and Canadian Multilingual Standard. If the keyboard is set to the Canadian French option (or whatever other option that is available on your keyboard in red characters) the number two button changes function.

May 22, 2008 | Acer NSK8458AN Keyboard

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hello kasijo

if you have xp or vista. try here

How to change keyboard language in Windows


Apr 05, 2008 | Computers & Internet

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Not all keys on keyboard work properly

Not likely, if the regular alphabet and numbers don't work then there is something sticky spilled under the keys.
you can remove the back and the membrane and wipe it clean. takes a bit of work.

Feb 20, 2008 | Fellowes 59493 Keyboard

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