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When composing e mails, symbols are often not what they are shown as on the keypad. For example, shift 6 gives me a question mark and shift colon gives me an e with an accent over it. There are others that are messed up as well. The problem seems to come and go, for no rhyme or reason.

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  • lyle646 May 24, 2011

    system restore worked, couldnt get other idea to work.

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Hi

If your laptop keyboard types wrong characters, it is rather a software issue than an hardware one. This can happen if you accidentally press certain keys on your keyboard, which enable a certain kind of function.
Try the following steps in case your laptop keyboard displays wrong characters:
1.Go to the control panel option
Click ? 'Regional and Language Services' ? 'Languages' ? 'Details' ? 'Key Settings'
2.Select the option 'Switch Between Input Languages' and click on 'Change Key Sequence'
3.Ensure that all the check boxes are unchecked in this window and do the same for 'Switch to...(Keyboard Type)'
4.Click 'Ok' 'Ok' 'Apply' 'Ok'.
This should solve your problem

If not, try to run the SYSTEM RESTORE,
Go to START
Choose ACCESSORIES,
Choose SYSTEM TOOLS
Choose SYSTEM RESTORE
And then choose previous RESTORE DATE THAT YOUR COMPUTER WORKS FINE. If still not restore the correct setting. Try other restore dates.

Please rate and make a comment if you find this solution very helpful and might help others as well. Post more comments if you need more help.

Regards and thank you for using Fixya !

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