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This could be a few things. First uninstall the drivers for the key board from the device manager, then reboot. The machine will find and reinstall the drivers. If the problem persists, then check and clean the connection on the keyboard, and clean the keyboard itself. At this point, if you still have the problem, your only option is to replace the keyboard.

Posted on Jun 26, 2008

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When i am typing @ cant instead @ the letter is " please help


The keyboard is set up wrongly or the laptop isn't one set up for your country.
If you get " when typing @ try typing SHIFT and 2 for the @ symbol.
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Did you check your layout options ? Go to control panel, then regional options, then Input, then select the right layout.
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My dell laptop types numbers instead of letters on some keys without pressing fn key


HI,
If you Are writing numbers instead of letters when you press the keyboard of your laptop and you must hold down the Function key (Fn) to write normally.

This is due to the fact that the digital lock is activated. To solve this, simply press the Fn+Numlk or depending of the model, press the button or Fn + Shift +Numlk

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The keys are not synchronised properly. The @ key and the " are typing each others symbol. ie I have to press shift 2 to get the @ symbol and vice versa.


you are using a usa keyboard.
if you want to use the uk keyboard layout change the regional settings, go to languages and there is an option to change the keyboard.
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On my dell mini when i press shift and the @ key a " comes up instead but when i press shift and 2 the @ comes up, can this be changed round?


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Shift-3 does prints # instead of Btisih pound


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Simply change my keyboard from typing numbers instead of letters..I.e. I'm trying to type yonkers and it gives me y6...I know it is a simple F6 or F2 function but I forget. Its been a while since I u


You need to press the NUM Lock key.
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sir if u wants to type the special characters then press the shift key before pressing that button.

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I think it is not the Fn key but the NumLock that is activated. Look for the key labeled NumLk , this is the number lock. Also check if the light on the notbook with a number (usually number 1) is on. If it is on, yo must deactivate the numlock by pressing it again. It works in toggle mode. Sometimes the numlock is activated together with the shift key, sometimes with the function key.

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