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Laptop acting like shift key continuously held down. system is brand new out of the box.

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Try ataching another keyboard using a USB port. If you can get the other keyboard to work right you need to get the keyboard replaced.

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How can i unlock my keyboard


Recognize that you have a locked keyboard.

If your PC computer is not responding to keystrokes or is responding very slowly, you could have a locked keyboard.


Use your mouse to move the pointer over the "Start" button.

Use the left-click button to bring up the "Start" pop-up menu.


Position the pointer over "Settings" and use the left-click button to select. T

hen select "Control Panel." On some versions of PC operating systems, you can select "Control Panel" directly from the "Start" menu.


Select "Accessibility Options" to bring up another menu, then select "Keyboard."

You'll see three options that have check boxes.


Make sure each check box does not have a check mark in it.

The three options are "StickeyKeys," "FilterKeys" and "ToggleKeys."

Note that these options can become checked if the keyboard operator has repeatedly depressed the "Shift" key in rapid succession--or if the "Shift" key is held down for longer than eight seconds.


If the keyboard is still not responding, the problem could be that the computer has lost communication with the keyboard.

Turn off the computer.


Disconnect the power supply.

Remove and then reconnect the keyboard cable, then reconnect the power supply.


Turn the computer on.

This will reboot the computer, allowing it to recognize the keyboard.


hope this helps



Oct 03, 2012 | eMachines PC Desktops

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Keyboard shortcuts for Microsoft Windows XP, Vista, 7 and Microsoft Office


Windows

Windows Key+E
This shortcut allows you to open Windows Explorer with one quick keystroke.

Alt+Tab
This allows you to easily toggle back and forth between all the windows you have open. You can also use this to switch between windows in the same program, making multitasking real easy.

Windows key+Tab
This lets you scroll the items on the taskbar, and in Vista, it starts Flip 3D for a fun graphical spin on the same idea.

Alt+F4
This shortcut is a quick way to close a window in any program without using your mouse to hit the X in the upper-right corner.

Windows Key+M
This allows you to minimize all of your open windows, leaving just the desktop left exposed. To restore the windows, hit Windows key+Shift+M. Another quick way to do this is Windows key+D, which shows your desktop; to restore, just repeat the same keystroke.

Ctrl+Drag
There are many ways to copy a file, but this just might be the easiest. All you have to do is click on the file, hold, and drag it into its desired location. This works the same as another handy shortcut, Ctrl+C.

Windows Key+U+U
This is the shortcut for quickly shutting down Windows by hitting the Windows key (don't hold it down), hitting U to reach the shutdown menu, and then hitting U again to shut down.

Windows Key+Pause
This is a quick way to get to the Systems Properties menu.

Shift+Delete
If you want to delete a file-and you don't want to deal with it later in the Recycle Bin-this is the way to go. Just be absolutely sure that this is a file you won't want back!

To bypass the Autorun when inserting a CD
Hold Shift While Inserting the CD.


Microsoft Office

Ctrl+U, Ctrl+B, Ctrl+I
Used to snap to underline, bold, and italicize without the mouse if you press Ctrl+U (underlining), Ctrl+B (bolding), or Ctrl+I (italicizing).

Shift + Arrow Keys
Holding shift and pressing one of the arrow keys will highlight text in Word (or a group of Excel cells) without the mouse, selecting in the direction the arrow points.

Ctrl+Z, Ctrl+Y
Undo an action by hitting Ctrl+Z; if you change your mind, Ctrl+Y will redo the undo.

Microsoft Office - Excel

F1
Opens a help task pane

F1 + Ctrl
Opens or closes the help window
F2
To edit the text in the active cell
F2 + Shift
To write a comment in the active cell

F2 + Alt
Opens the save as dialog box

F3 + Shift
Opens the insert dialog box

F3 + Ctrl
Opens the define name dialog box

F3 + Shift + Ctrl
Opens the create name dialog box

F4
To redo the last command

F4 + Ctrl
To close the workbook window

F4 + Alt
To close the excel program

F5
Opens the Goto dialog box

F5 + Ctrl
brings back to the first level of workbook

F6
To shift between help taskbar and the excel window

F6 + Shift
To goto the previous square in the open worksheet

F6 + Ctrl
If more than one workbook is open to switch between them

F7
To open spelling correction window

F7 + Ctrl
When workbook window is not maximised it will move the window

F8
To activate / deactivate extended mode

F9
Will calculate all the worksheets in all open workbooks

F9 + Shift
Will calculate the active worksheet

F9 + Ctrl
To Minimise the workbook window

F10
Will select the menu bar

F10 + Ctrl
To open minimised window

F11
Will create a chart using the current range

F11 + Shift
To select a new worksheet

F11 + Alt
To switch between visual basic editor and the worksheet

F11 + Alt + Shift
Opens microsoft script editor

F12
Opens save as dialog box

F12 + Shift
Saves the active workbook

F12 + Ctrl
To open the Open dialog box

F12 + Ctrl + Shift
Opens the print dialog box

on Jan 01, 2011 | PC Desktops

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I held down the 'shift' key too long and now the keyboard restricts the backspace key to one space and wil not alow me to type the same character twice. Se what i am talking about?


Sticky keys I hate that too

hit shift 5 times it will bring up a box
ok to keep sticky keys
cancel to turn off sticky keys

hit cancel.

Good luck!

Oct 27, 2009 | Gateway Profile 4 All In One (MPN...

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We have just installed a new Epson wireless printer TX610 and now the keyboards won't work. We have a desktop keyboard attached to the laptop simply for practicality. We can't reach the laptop keyboard...


sure. this is very common. sticky keys is an accessability option used for disabled persons who cannont use multiple buttons. it is deactivated by pressing shift 5 times. hope this helps. please rate me and thanks for choosing enterprise computing solutions.

Sep 30, 2009 | E-Machines eMachines Desktop PC

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My new gateway laptop fan runs continuously. it


Why do you think it is a problem? It is perfectly normal for laptops to get hot. That is the reason coolpads were invented. If you have a waterbed available, try using the laptop while it is sitting directly on the mattress. The water acts like a giant heat sink and the computer will stay much cooler.

Jun 25, 2009 | Gateway GT5404 PC Desktop

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Transposed keys


You can remap the keys but honestly if you just got it I would return it in case there are other problems you haven't noticed yet.  

Dec 31, 2008 | Acer PC Desktops

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Keyboard buttons clicks before typing


Sounds like he may have turned on the "Sticky Keys", to turn this off , tap the shift key 5 times....should take care of it!

Oct 01, 2008 | Dell Dimension 3000 PC Desktop

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How to replace keys on laptop


By using a butter knife or something similar, put knife under one of the corners of the key to be removed, carefully pry up on the key, the key will "pop" up and away from the laptop. The key is held in place by 2 clips on the under side of it. When replacing with a new one, just take new key and push down until both clips engages on the edges of the new key.

Jun 27, 2008 | PC Desktops

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Alternate keys on HP Keyboard


Activate:

Ctrl + fn + right shift key

Deactivate:

Ctrl + fn + right shift key twice

so hold ctrl + fn + right shift key then release the right shift key but keep holding the ctrl + fn keys down then push the right shift key again and that should deactivate it

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