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New problem with keyboard

Today my space bar types only "b's" and sometimes the k key will type 4's and the l will type 5's

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Is this problem occuring on a laptop keyboard?
--If this problem is occuring on a laptop keyboard, then it's possible that cleaning will help with the problem. Use canned air and/or a lint free cloth damp with dilluted (10%) isoprophyl alchohol. make sure it's completely dry before plugging it back in. Also ensure that your "function" key isn't stuck or locked and causing the problem.

--If the problem is with a desktop keyboard, then one possible cause would be key-mapping software (depending on your model of keyboard, some higher end allow for the keys to be re-mapped to a new value), make sure thatyou don't have any such software enabled on your system. Otherwise, you could try cleaning to fix the problem but it's unlikely that it would help. If nothing above helps your only real easy solution is to buy a new keyboard for your system.

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A key falling off of a keyboard might be an annoyance, but it is not a reason to buy a new keyboard. Regardless of which key falls off, it can be replaced fairly easily. Although the method of replacing typical letter keys is a little different than replacing the space bar, replacing either of these types of keys can be done in a few minutes.

Carefully pry the key from the keyboard next to the key that has fallen off. This key can easily be pried by sliding a flat-head screwdriver underneath it and popping the key out. Be careful to make sure the key retainer underneath the key stays in place, especially if the key retainer has also fallen off the key you are attempting to fix. Look closely at the key retainer underneath the key that was just removed. Notice there is a notch in each corner of the key designed to hold the key in place. Place the key retainer back into place if it has fallen off the key you are trying to fix. Make sure it is positioned exactly as the key retainer next to it is. Put the key on top of the key retainer. Use your index finger to firmly push straight down on the key to lock the key back into place. Do the same to the key that was taken off to view the other key retainer. b> Replacing the Space Bar b> Turn the space bar upside down and use a flat-head screwdriver to separate the retainer from the back of the space bar key. Place the retainer into its place on the keyboard. The retainer will hook into small hooks on the left and right sides. The small metal bar from the retainer should line the bottom of the area where the space bar will be placed. Put the space bar back into the place where it belongs. Spread the ring finger, middle finger and index finger across the space bar, and push firmly until the key snaps into place. Put the space bar key back in place and gently press on it with fingers until it snaps back in place.

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All you have to do is hit the "Insert" button on your keyboard. Hitting it once will set your type settings so that new text will be inserted instead of overwriting existing text. Hitting it again will toggle it back.

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Footer manual formatting


In Microsoft Excel, it is easier than in Word for formatting. On the Customise Footer page, use the A for formatting. Use the # for Page No and the double + for total no of pages. If you want the footer to show Page 3 of 5 Pages, this is what you have to do:
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Press the FN+NumLock key - you have probably switch on NumLock???

If not, then the keyboard cable has probably come loose.
Look for some way to remove the keyboard. Sometimes a screw from underneath, sometimes two or three small catches at front of keyboard (small gaps in metal plate in front of space bar). Sometimes top plastic bar above keyboard slides sideways.

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