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Keyboard inputs different to what I type.

Hi All, Need help to fix a problem. Wasting loads of money and time trying to repair myself however I not getting anywhere. The issue is I entering A and it being entered as C. It getting really frustrating and just want to be able to use my own PC at home rather than got out and use other peoples. Any tips would be useful. Thank you Karen.

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Are these the only keys that are interchanged? if so you can use a flat screw driver to pup out the keys and re-seat them... otherwise it's more cost effective to buy a new one.

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