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N100 0768-41G keyboard problem " types@ @types" £types# etc all letters upper and lower case and numbers are OK

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  • Paul Lyman
    Paul Lyman Oct 12, 2010

    If all letters upper and lower case and numbers are OK, what's the problem?

  • adam70 Oct 12, 2010

    on this machine none of the terms after control panel relate

  • adam70 Oct 12, 2010

    winXP service pack 3

  • adam70 Oct 12, 2010

    thanks for your help - i'm a bit of a dinasaur and i dont want to do anything unrecoverable!
    thank you i'll print this and go thru it very slowly and carefully.

  • adam70 Oct 12, 2010

    so I think i did it properly.... it shows std microsoft keybd so i deleted and closed and reopened and an icon appeared - found new hardware - shut down and repoen windows, did so and tried but the problem remains. @ works on" and vice versa.
    Have I not done the process properly? Regards A

  • adam70 Oct 12, 2010

    Hi Sheila - thanks for your help. I did the keyboard delete 3 times to no effect. It was my first time you were right, so i learned something today. I couldn't get the problem fixed that way and I noticed a problem with the £ sign as well as the@and then all the other non word keyboard icons were jumbled too.
    I feel so stupid - a very clever software writer jumbled them up when the language settings were conflicting.
    Some settings on language had not been manually altered from us to uk english and for some reason had not changed over automatically on setup.
    When I went in manually to advanced language, I was able to reset to english uk across all the systems and hey presto the keyboard glitch (or smart flashing warning light) was solved.
    Thanks for your help today -I learnt stuff from you- and about my own patience levels and although it was such a silly little thing to put right - I got the buzz of getting there! So thanks again for your help - Adam

  • adam70 Oct 13, 2010

    thanks taran - have solved the problem - the default language setting was changed to uk from us english but for some reason in the advanced language settings the auto select had not changed over. possibly a clever software programmer put the glitch into the keyboard non letter and number icons to alert the user if this fault cropped up. anyway having deleted and uploaded the keyboard to no avail i checked through the set up and the problem came to light.
    regards -adam

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You just need to re-select the correct langauge in your operating system.

For Windows based this is done from the control panel

In control panel select Region and Language and select your country (Going to guess the Uk since you used the pound symbol.)

You may have to select changes in both REGION and keyboard layot but normally just REGION will fix it.

Perform a re-boot after applying the changes.

Bob

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Hi,

There could be a couple of possibilities :-

1. Faulty keyboard
2. IC on the main board

Faulty keyboard is more often a problem. Even though there is no dust and dirt, faulty keyboard may result in all the above said symptoms.If you press a letter key, a symbol might be there. If you press delete key, it might not work. The best option what i follow in my shop is replacement of keyboard. There are certain days when i only replace few keys, but more often if this is a problem with more than 5 keys or with all the keys on the notebook, better to go for a new keyboard.For your laptop, always prefer hard keys as those are more durable than the soft keys.

IC on the notebook is again one of the reasons. This is usually a problem with old laptops, such as 5 to 7 years old. New laptops generally do not have this problem. If laptop IC is at fault, soldering is required to get it fixed.It needs a tech to confirm the faulty IC on the mainboard and then followed by replacement.

Let me know,if needed further assistance.

Hope i helped you.

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Adam,
Please go to Control Panel->System->HW->Device Manager->Keyboard. Here, delete the keyboard, reboot and again reach here and from the Menu select Scan for New HW from Actions. It will reload the drivers for the keyboard.

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  • Rinoo Kumari Oct 12, 2010

    OK. Is this Win7 machine? In that case Please look for something on those lines. Or from Control Panel look for something like Input Devices etc. The idea is to reach the keyboard. Alternatively you can go to Control panel->Admin tools->Computer management->Device Manager. This is also the same place as before. Delete the keyboard and re load the drivers for it.

  • Rinoo Kumari Oct 12, 2010

    I too am using XP and getting the CP-.System channel. Anyway you take to Admin Tools route to do the job.

  • Rinoo Kumari Oct 12, 2010

    Adam,

    Please grant some intelligence to MS Windows. It does such things on its own. This is not unrecoverable. Actually Windows would recover the moment you go to Scan for NEW HW. Basic for Windows. Anyway, take your time. May be this is your first time. I can understand. But do let me know.

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