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Replace the Keyboard. keyboards are cheap LOL

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Keyboard not functioning


It may be a fault in the keyboard driver or in the keyboard itself. However if the character you need is not available on the keyboard directly it is possible to get any character by using the ASCII char code entry method. First off search the internet for a ASCII character number associating table (for a chart I like best, check here http://michaelgoerz.net/blog/2008/09/ascii-table/ascii.gif) now on this chart you have to use common fonts (IE: Ariel, times new roman, ect.) because some of the TTF fonts do not have all the characters in them available.
Now to practice using the characters, load Notepad and find the character you want to display from the chart (note: the number like 000d and 00h actually means 000 decimal and 00 hexadecimal, only use the number with the "d" after it with this method), on Notepad, after you pick out the character you want to display, press and hold the ALT key, and on your keypad (on most keyboards it is on the right side and resembles a calculator type keypad) while holding the ALT key down enter the number of the character you want to display (do not include the "d", only the number) then release the ALT key and that character should display for you in Notepad. Almost all standard fonts has the regular characters and some has the extended characters, you will have to check to see if the font uses them by trial and error. this method is a long lost forgotten means of putting characters into your documents which does not have keys on a standard keyboard (most standard keyboards only have 101 keys so this is the only way of using all the 255 character available in common fonts).
This is a built in function of all computers that uses Microsoft OS's and even DOS, HDOS, EDOS, (well all the DOS's), and you can use them anywhere you can type anything from your keyboard, (emails, letters, databases, spread sheets, etc.) if you can type from the keyboard to any program you can use these characters in this manner.
I hope this help you out!

Aug 15, 2013 | E-Machines eMachines Desktop PC

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Some letter key is not working on keyboard???


if any of the key on the keyboard is not working, you can use an alternate for time being. This is regarding ASCII. There are ASCII codes for every character on the keyboard. A - 65,B - 66........... So on a - 97, b - 98...........So on
Use these codes by pressing and holding Alt key on the keyboard. In order to type b character. Press and hold Alt key and type 66 from the numpad at the right side of the keyboard.

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Asus CS5111 keyboard stopped working


Try taking the batteries out of the mouse and let the receiver find the keyboard first, then once the keyboard is found put batteries back in mouse and let the receiver find the mouse.

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Hi i have a medion MIM2120 laptop and when i turn it on all i get is the screen saying press f2 to enter system set up. But if i press f2 nothing happens i have changed the keyboard and used a usb keyboard...


it could be ur hardrive. mite have missing file that are vital to te computers opperating system. insert a rercovery disk (asuming u have one) and repair the opperating system

Nov 05, 2009 | Computers & Internet

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I have a TE-2000 cash register and find the instruction manual very complicated. Could you please advise on how to programme a logo message, commercial message and bottom message. Thanks in advance.


Turn your key to PGM enter 2 subtotal enter 0132 and press subtotal now you enter your 21 or 24 characters for the first line and press CA or the lower right hand button. Now enter 0232 and press subtotal and again enter characters and press CA or the lower right hand button.
Follow this for 4 lines and when all done press Subtotal.
I believe the register you have will show you the characters on the keyboard and just use those to make your logo.

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Emachines Keyboard Model No. KB0511


Here you go:
Enter
The computer brings the cursor to the beginning of the next line. This key can also be pressed
to open a program after you have HILIGHTED* it. It will execute a command.
Shift ▲ Hold the shift key down and press the letter key you want to make a CAPITAL letter.
This key is also used to type the charters at the
top of some keys. Eg: Shift + 1 = ! or Shift + 2 = @
Caps Lock
Makes all letters CAPITAL letters. When the Caps Lock key is pushed, a light will
show up on the upper right corner of your keyboard
next to the capital “A”. When caps lock is turned on it remains on until you press the Caps Lock key
again. When you press the Shift key when
Caps Lock is on, a lower case letter will be produced.
Space This key places one space every time it is pressed. (The long, unlabeled key at the
bottom center of your keyboard).
←Backspace Deletes the character to the left of the cursor each time you press it. (If you hold it
down it will continue to delete so be careful).
Delete Deletes the character to the right of the cursor each time you press it.
Home Brings you to the beginning of the line the cursor is on.
End Brings you to the end of the line the cursor is on.
Esc Located in the upper right corner of your keyboard. Cancels an incomplete command;
it will also close an open menu.
Moves the cursor to the left one space each time it is pushed; does not delete the
character.
Moves the cursor up one line each time it is pushed; does not delete the character.
Moves the cursor to the right one space each time it is pushed; does not delete the
character.
Moves the cursor down one line each time it is pushed; does not delete the character.
Insert Deletes the character to the right of the cursor and replaces it with whatever is typed on
the keyboard.
↔Tab Moves the cursor to the tab marks and between columns.
Shift + print screen Prints what is on your computer screen.
Highlight (to select) To make the item stand out. To choose or select it.
? *When an icon is highlighted (left click the mouse button one time while the cursor is pointing at
the icon), the program has been chosen and the name of the icon will change color. When this has
happened, you may press the Enter key to open the program.
? *To highlight a character or characters, move the cursor, using your mouse or the arrow keys, to
the left of the item you wish to select. Press the left mouse button and hold it down while you
move the mouse to the right. Let go of the left mouse button and your item(s) should be
highlighted. Then you can choose what you want to do to the selected item(s) e.g. bold, underline,
delete, italicize, etc.
“Drag and drop” Move the cursor to the item, click the left mouse button and hold it down.
Move the mouse, while holding down the left
mouse button, to the location you want to move the item. Let go of the left
mouse button.
Cursor - The arrow on your screen. The mouse is used to move the cursor.
Let me know if this helped

Jan 02, 2009 | E-Machines eMachines Desktop PC

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System turns on however hard drive will not cycle nor will mouse or key board activate


Turn power off and unplug power from computer.
Unplug printers,backup drives and speakers.
Open case and unplug power supply from the board.
plug power cord back in press the power button.
Of course nothing will happen.
unplug power cord again.
plug power supply back into the board.
plug power cord backup and press power switch.
If nothing happens unplug power cord again.
pull out your memory sticks and plug cord back in and press power button.
Of course not much will happen.
But really something is happening to your computer so continue.
Pull power cord and replace memory sticks.
replace power cord and press power switch.
Continue this pulling out pci cards one at a time until you find out what the problem might be.
Try different keyboards and mice too.
Good Luck

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I have purchased a Microsoft Wireless Optical Desktop 700 (Keyboard & mouse). I have plugged the wireless receiver in, and get a flashing green light when I press the button on the front. The green...


When you say you pressed the connect buttons on both the keyboard and mouse, do you mean you pressed the connect button on the receiver, and then you pressed the connect buttons on the mouse and keyboard? If not, then that's what you have to do. The 30 seconds of blinking on the receiver is normal, as it gives you time to find and press the buttons on the mouse and keyboard.

I hope this helps, and good luck!

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Keyboard functions


Go to control panel on start menu.You may have to click Classic View. Click Regional and Language options. Click middle tab at the top called Languages. Click the Details button. Click Add and select the English UK option from the drop down list. Apply and Ok.

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