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Question: Keyboard adds characters on certain keys

I just bought this computer and noticed when I use the laptop's keyboard it is adding characters when I hit certain keys such as the question mark |? or the percent sign T% or quote <"When I use the wireless keyboard there is no problem. It's a Standard PS/2 using English US.Why am I getting these extra characters|? Thank you.

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Hello, thanks for any help. My "3edc" keys are typing incorrect characters. They display different items each time I press the keys. I replaced the keyboard and it solved the problem for a few weeks, then the same problem returned. I do not have the original Windows CD. Moderator note: Log removed and topic moved BACK to Windows 7. In this topic: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic424863.html member was told that the problem is not malware related and instructed to post in the Windows 7 forum OR External Hardware. ~ OB

Answer:Keyboard keys "3edc" typing incorrect characters

Hello,
What characters are being displayed when you type those keys example: 3=$ e=^

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Hi

I have a Sony Vaio VGN-CR363. Since last evening, I'm facing a problem with the four arrow keys. They type strange characters.

The up key ends up tying "oig". The down key ends up typing a backslash. RIght key types "LJH" and left key types ",mn". This is happening in all the applications - office, notepad, browser, etc. It's the same characters every time, not some random characters. For example, if I turn the Num Lock on, the "oig" becomes "65g".

All other keys are working absolutely fine. Only these four keys are an issue. These also work fine for 2-3 mins in between suddenly, and then go back to their erratic but predictable ways!!

I tried uninstalling the driver and then reinstalling, cleaning the keyboard (the keys are absolutely in shape visually). As a heavy user of Office, I am finding it impossible to handle this even for a day...

Please help with a solution/ suggestion....
 

Answer:Keyboard problem - arrow keys type junk characters

In our experience with the Vaio keyboards, you have reached the time when a replacment NEW keyboard is the best option.
Sometimes, turning the keyboard upside down and giving it a thorough cleaning with difluoroethane gas such as Dust Off (a lot of it) will take care of it... but not often.
 

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When I press certain keys, multiple characters appear. when I press the h key I get "h6"when I press the - I get "  '-  " And, there are others.  It began one morning with 3 characters appearing when I typed the "x".  since x is the first character of my signon, i had to use the screen touchpad to be able to signon to the computer. The problem abated but many characters still give me a weird result. Has anyone seen this?  Any ideas on the solution?  I have only had this Laptop 4 months. 

Answer:z400 keyboard problem - multiple characters appear when certain keys are pressed.

hi JWPesante,
 
Can you try to boot the machine in Safe Mode and observe if the issue persists (this is to isolate any possible software that might be interferrng with the keyboard). If this works fine without the additional keys appearing, perform a clean boot and observe in normal mode.
 
If you encounter the same problem in Safe Mode then you most likely have a malfunctioning keyboard. I recommend you contact Lenovo and report the issue.
 
Telephone number: 1-877-453-6686
Hours of operation: 24 hours a day  / 7 days a week
 
 
Regards

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I know this issue has been reported in other network blogs but no one ever seems to have an answer except onefellow who states he found a driver on the support.lenovo.com site but his link doesn't work!  Simply put, underWindows 7/64-bit (and booting DOS which I tried too), the left and right shift keys on my Lenovo Ideapad Y510produce odd characters like {}'s and |'s when pressed.  Yes I have actually replaced the keyboard, both old and newproduce this issue.  This seems like a BIOS issue somehow, smart keyboard.  I inherited this unit from one of ourusers, I know it originally ran a pre-installed Vist 32bit installation but had WIn7 when I got it.  I have reinstalledWindows 7 and obtained  compatible card reader and ACPI drivers and added the ATK hot keys drivers before and after I had this issue (that I recall).  Is this a special BIOS behaviour for the shift keys that there is a special Windows keyboard driver to handle? The unit is running the latest BIOS from the support website (I re-burned it just in case). The system works perfectly in every other way, would be ashame to toss it just over this one issue. Thanks.

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I'm trying to use Outlook 2013 with my live calendar. It works pretty good syncing...But I've run into a problem that can't be explained - Or - I can't figure out. Some of the event names get changed. It may change the event named "💧Check Water" to "💧����Check Wat " It may drop part of the name & then add these "����"

Now, if I use the native Win 10 email client or on the web (outlook.com) they stay fine until I start using my Outlook 2013 desktop client. It appears to slowly change the events & it mostly appears to be reoccurring events. What I mean by slowly is it looks perfectly right at first in Outlook 2013...But as time goes by it starts changing the names. I have some events that reoccur & start way back over a year ago & will go all the way back to the source, the initial one.

Any Thoughts On This?

Answer:Outlook Desktop Adds Strange Characters/Changes Name of Event

No thoughts on this one?
Ill add a little it more information... Outlook 2013 is connecting to outlook.com calendars. I haven't tried this with any other service.

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I'm trying to use Outlook 2013 with my live calendar. It works pretty good syncing...But I've run into a problem that can't be explained - Or - I can't figure out. Some of the event names get changed. It may change the event named "💧Check Water" to "💧����Check Wat " It may drop part of the name & then add these "����"

Now, if I use the native Win 10 email client or on the web (outlook.com) they stay fine until I start using my Outlook 2013 desktop client. It appears to slowly change the events & it mostly appears to be reoccurring events. What I mean by slowly is it looks perfectly right at first in Outlook 2013...But as time goes by it starts changing the names. I have some events that reoccur & start way back over a year ago & will go all the way back to the source, the initial one.

Any Thoughts On This?

Answer:Outlook Desktop Adds Strange Characters/Changes Name of Event

No thoughts on this one?
Ill add a little it more information... Outlook 2013 is connecting to outlook.com calendars. I haven't tried this with any other service.

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hi all,

I have an issue where a users copy of outlook 2000 adds the symbol into the spaces between paragraphs and sometimes in the middle of words.

It is an intermittant fault but I am unable to find any thing through google about it. does anyone know of a resolution?
 

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I can log in to XP like normal on my laptop, but once I'm logged in the keys on the keyboard are all over the place. An M is an O a C is a 6. Anyone ever heard of this poblem and how to fix????

Answer:Keyboard characters don't type proper characters

well u probably messed up the keyboard mapping when u formated windows and the only way to change it back is to reformat again
search TF i answered something like this befor!

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Hello,bb Something happened to my Thinkpad Edge this morning.  Keys - especially the e now show up as p.  The sign from the F4 button pops up odd times on the screen  - I don't even know what it is.  Also the little camera icon from the F5 button shows up on the screen, then the sound icon will pop up.  Then the keys will change again.  I CAN'T GPT ANYTHING \;DONP!!! Thanks!

Answer:Wrong characters from some keys

Hello Lup,
 
http://forums.lenovo.com/t5/IdeaPad-Y-and-U-series-Laptops/IdeaPad-Z470-unexpected-characters-on-som...





Justin Kirton

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WHEN I TYPE ON THE KEYS: U,I,O,P,J,K,L,M THE SECONDARY CHARACTERS ON THOSE KEYS APPEAR. HERES A SAMPLING OF WHAT THE TEXT LOOKS LIKE WHEN I TYPE THIS STATEMENT BELOW: THE KEYBOARD TYPES WEIRD LETTERS AND CHARACTERS (this is what it whould say) HERE'S WHAT IT REALLY TYPES. THE 2EYB6ARD TY*ES WE5RD 3etters AND CHARACTERS

Answer:Typing certain keys other characters appear i

control panel/region and language/keyboardsi hate computers!but cant help myself....

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Ok....My (at) key is showing " instead of the at sign, and the key next to it is displaying instead of the tic tac toe sign, anyone know how to fix this?
 

Answer:Keys displaying wrong characters

This happens generally after a drink has been spilled on the keyboard. Just go buy another keyboard
 

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hi, i'm hoping some can help, i have a satellite m70 (french model but with uk windows) and when i type special character keys something completely different comes up on screen, such as ';' key gives me ',' and when i do shift i should get '.' but instead i get'<' come up.

I have tried changes the windows setting but it makes no difference.

can anyone plz help?

Answer:Toshiba Satellite M70: different characters come up if I hit some keys

Hi

Can you please tell me which input language you want to use? If you want to use the same like symbols at the keyboard set French as input language, but if you want to use English input language you must be familiar with UK keyboard layout.

Please check this older User`s manuals (Satellite P10) and there you can find chapter called ?Keyboard layouts

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When striking certain keys i.e. 'delete',. 'back arrow', etc., the program inserts other letters and symbols. One key even starts another program. How to fix it?

Answer:Keys insert other characters & symbols

What is the computer make and model? If it is an IBM/Lenovo laptop, hold down the Shift+ ScrLK (NumLCK) key

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I have an IBM t30 stuck in an odd mode. Shift+2 produces " instead of @ symbol,Shift+' produces @ instead of "Shift+3 produces instead of hash symbol can someone out there advise? thanks 













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Answer:ibm t30 some keys+shift outout different characters

Welcome, Let me ask you if the strange symbols are the hidden characters shown on some keyboard keys suchas typing 'J' reveals (hidden) 1, 'K' reveals 2, 'L' reveals '3'.. If this happens, then you should look up here... http://forums.lenovo.com/lnv/board/message?board.id=T_Series_Thinkpads&message.id=12658&query.id=128... Let us know... cheers, Aris  





If you fool me once, shame on you...If you fool me twice, shame on me!

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Hi, I bought a Lenovo Essential G580 on 15th May 2013. Everything was working perfectly until yesterday when my keyboard started to type random characters. I had just put my laptop to sleep on the night of 20th July 2013 and when I switched on the laptop on the evening of 21st July 2013 the keyboard started typing random stuff. There has been no spillage on the laptop as its safely covered on my table and I am the only one living in my room. Also to make sure its not because of a software glitch, I tried the following: 1. Restarted the system multiple times2. Went to an earlier System restore point. (Tried 5 different one's)3. Refreshed the system4. Took a backup and Formatted the whole hard disk and reinstalled Windows.5. Switched off the laptop for the night and tried switching it on today morning. None of the above helped. So obviously it is not a software problem. (FYI: The Onscreen Keyboard just works fine) A few example stuff which I get when I press the keys: CAPS Lock: WX (When I press Caps lock key it types WX along with it so the pattern goes like this: WXwxWXwxWXwx and so on if you keep pressing caps lock)q: When I press q its types a tab with qwm: its types yum instead of mw: works like caps lock key. Turns on Caps and types WX too.x: same as wBackspace: Backspace deletes one character and along with that presses the enter key too The keys in the middle row i.e.. asdfghjkl are all working fine. The problem seems to be with t... Read more

Answer:Lenovo Essential G580 Keyboard Malfunctioning (Keyboard typing unnecessary characters)

hi bijoy3d,
 
Welcome to the Forums.
 
What you can try is to reseat the keyboard ribbon (see page 49-51 of the hardware maintenance manual). If that doesn't work, there's really something wrong with the physical keyboard and you need to contact lenovo support for service.
 
 
Best regards,
neokenchi

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Answer:Yoga 2 Pro Keyboard continuously floods characters in the keyboard buffer

I have this same problem but with my Y510p. It floods the 'Q' character.
 
The only solution which seems possible is a keyboard replacement (unless the connecting port is damaged, which is highly unlikely). I have ordered a keyboard and it is on the way.
 
As for your scenario, I would say that if you friend is going to be in US for more than 2 months then it is fine to send it with him for repairs. You could also order a keyboard online and replace it yourself (I ordered on ebay).
Check your manual on lenovo website for supported keyboard part number.
 
Tip -
To disable a malfunctioning keyboard like yours, you can either disconnect it physically (like you did)
OR
You can go into Control Panel > Device Manager > Keyboards
Select the laptop keyboard and manually install a wrong keyboard driver.
This way the keyboard wont be recognized and wont work.

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Hi! I'm using Win7 in portuguese (pt-PT) and the calculator has some some keys with strange symbols in them. So, instead of the backspace arrow, there's a rectangle, and the "x" was replaced by a square. In scientific mode it's even worse.



I've already restored windows fonts through the control panel. I've renamed the calc.exe.mui and nothing. I've even tried downloading an english version posted in these forums, but it didn't work. Even the language remained the same.

Any thoughts on this?

Thanks in advance.

Answer:Calculator displaying wrong characters in keys.

i see the difference.
did you make any changes to your computer recently? you could try a System Restore to a date that you did.

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HP 15-ac122ds Laptop. Certain keys were typing multiple characters. I think my keyboard needed to be replaced, but I figured I would try some trouble shooting suggestions posted in an article by HP. I chose the wrong suggestion to try. Which was my fault, "un-install keyboard drive and restart computer." My computer never restarted! I have a black screen after "restarting" and without the keyboard working, I have no idea how to proceed.  Any work arounds?   

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Suddenly as of this morning multiple keys on my laptop type their own key but also other characters. It mostly is just additional symbols rather than letters and tends to be the characters next door which they type.

For example:
1) typing 'p' gives 'p['
2) typing '0' gives '0-'
3) typing '-' gives '0-' also
4) typing '.' gives './'
5) typing '/' gives './' also
6) typing ';' gives ';''
7) and vice versa
Also num pad is not working!

So in short it's like a number of adjacent keys have become fused to each other.

I have tested this and it occurs in all programs and windows. On screen keyboard works fine though.

I have so far uninstalled the device driver rebooted and let it reinstall - changed nothing.

Can anybody help?
Thanks
Henry

Answer:Laptop keys also typing adjacent characters

Do you have another keyboard you can plug in and try? That will tell you if it's the keyboard (problem will not show with replacement) or the keyboard-to-PC interface (problem will persist with replacement). If you don't have an extra yourself, maybe you can borrow one from a friend /family/colleague/neighbor...?
HTH,
--Ed--

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I'm running win7Machine is an Acer Aspire.    For no reason My keyboard will develop one key (shift, enter or what ever )It will create it's own character. Not happening right now (go figure) or I'd show it.It's a real pain in the chat room because hopebot says you have strike one because it'sa different language. Any help would be appriciated TIA    

Answer:On Acer Laptop Keys change Characters

Have you tried using a USB keyboard to see if it happens as well with another keyboard? The keypad on the laptop may be flawed causing this problem. Testing to see if the problem goes away with a USB keyboard attached when typing on USB keyboard would show whether its an issue with system or keypad of the laptop.

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Answer:Gateway keys enter multiple characters..

This would be a hardware problem from what I can tell. You can try to reseat the keyboard but that can be a pain for something I don't think will actually work. Best to just send it back. I'm not big on refurbed laptops, only 90 days warranty and they've been used and repaired before.

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My Computer Specs:

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 8, 64 bit
Processor: AMD E-300 APU with Radeon(tm) HD Graphics, AMD64 Family 20 Model 2 Stepping 0
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 3682 Mb
Graphics Card: AMD Radeon HD 6310, 384 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 280501 MB, Free - 244332 MB; D: Total - 23953 MB, Free - 2893 MB;
Motherboard: Hewlett-Packard, 188B
Antivirus: AVG Internet Security 2014, Updated and Enabled
The notebook that is having the problem is an HP 2000-2b19WM

When i turn on the notebook it would ask me to log in but none of the keys would work so i would have to press the button that allows me to go back to where i can choose log into another users account. Then i would click on my account
at which time all the keys on the keyboard would work except 5, 6, b, n, and the delete key. I reinstalled the keybaords software but that did not make the keys work. I looked online and on this website for solutions to the problem but none of the 4 or 5 solutions that i read about worked for my problem. I finally wiped the hard drive and reinstalled windows 8 but the problem is still there. I wondered if something got under the keys of the keybaord themselves so i took a couple off and looked and there was nothing. I pressed the keys while their cover was off and it still did not work. If the solution you tell me works for me, tell me how come wiping the drive and then reinstalling Windows 8 did not fix the problem. I googled my... Read more

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I have just purchased a P100 to find that some key strike characters are not assigned to the correct keys. How can this be corrected?

Answer:Characters are not assigned to the correct keys on Satellite P100

In control panel ---> regional and Language options ---> advanced settings ---> code page conversion tables
there you can select the unicode standards for your system. Common fault, you own a "U.S. keyboard" but have assigned "English (United Kingdom)"

If this won't fix your problem, come back here to search for a different reason.

Regards

electrochain

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I just need to know how to do a O with a slash through it, ive tried everything, searched everything and nothing works.

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Have a dell vostro 200, win 7 ultimate.  Usb mouse works fine, but usb keyboard does not.  I can't type anything from it,  but I can get into safe mode with f8.  In safe mode also, the keyboard doesn't work for typed input.  What's going on

Answer:usb mouse works fine, usb keyboard fn keys and arrow keys work but cant type

Have you tried a different keyboard to see if its the system or the keyboard?

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Hello there. Yesterday, I bought the Ideapad 310-15isk, and it's phenomenal in many aspects. However, I'm a bit bothered by the extensive keyboard this laptop has, most importantly, the pagination commands on the arrow keys. I've been meaning to find a solution to disable those and just make them work on the Numpad since it's really bothersome to type on and then go all the way back because of the return pagination key. Is there any solution for this to unbind those commands only on the arrow keys?

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Several days ago I noticed that these keys were having difficulty in responding when they were struck. Sometimes I had to press hard on the keys to get them to work until eventually they stop responding. I am wondering if it's a hardware or software problem. I used an external keyboard as well as the onscreen keyboard and they work fine. So should I replace the keyboard???......

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This is an odd issue that I have not found anyone else having. I am not sure as to the cause of it. 

Basically, when I press certain pairs of keys, the computer acts as though another key is being pressed as well. 
Some examples:
q+s: qws
w+d: wed
r+y: ryu
k+u: kui
l+i: lio

There are others, as well as ones with 3 keys triggering a fourth. They follow no general pattern (although wd, qs, ku, and li are the same pattern
on the keyboard, that pattern doesn't cause a similar response on other keys, like ef, rg, th, yj, etc.)

This problem has persisted as long as I have had this laptop. I got it used on Amazon. It said that, in terms of condition, it just had a few minor
scratches and such, which is accurate. 

This occurs every time the keys are pressed at the same time (in fact, while typing this, I was constantly having to correct typos such as "everyu",
"lioke",  and "whiole".)

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thinkpad keyboard problem - some keys generate multiple keys when pressed For example, "t" generates "tr", "y" generates "yu", "backspace" generates "backspace" plus "IBM access connections", "m" generates "mn" and "n" generates "mn".  Not all keys are wrong.  For what it's worth, the odd behaviour started shortly after a trip to Miami in which I had a meeting at a cafe in which we were undercover but it was pouring cats and dogs - it was like having a meeting in a sauna - so I am wondering if the high humidity could have caused the behaviour. I tried replacing the keyboard but the new keyboard has the same problem.   The machine in question is a Thinkpad T23 running Windows XP Pro Any help would be appreciated as I am now in Los Angeles using a borrowed Mac! :-) 

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My Dell Inspirion 3148 (Intel i3) laptop's certain keys are not functioning, I have updated all the drivers now what can be done?
performed all steps as asked by agent here....

but still the issue

Answer:Dell Inspirion 3148 keyboard (left side keys like 1, Q, A, Z, Caps Lock) keys are not functioning)

I'm assuming you have windows 10 on the system.....
I'd suggest you check Sticky keys in control panel. You might have mistakenly turn it on.
At the left bottom of taskbar, right click windows icon, click on Control Panel, Ease Of Access, and then Change How Your Keyboard Works. If there's a check mark in box - Turn on Sticky keys) then uncheck it and click Apply.

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Brightness key ( F2 and F3) key stopped working suddenlyI am using the HP 15-af114AU Notebook (AMD A8 Processor) . Operating on Windows 10 -64 bit Its been just 2 weeks I bought. The brightness key i,e, f2 and f3 were working then after some days i noticed it wasn't working ,I tried doing it manually through the brightness option on the settings ,still it wasn't changing.From the time i have bought this notebook i have downloaded only  SKYPE, Chrome and few THEMES for google Chrome.All the other funtion keys are working except these .Please help me with this issue. 

Answer:Brightness control keys (Function keys) on the keyboard stop...

Hi, Try the following. Download the AMD HD Graphics installer on the following link and save it to your Downloads folder. http://ftp.hp.com/pub/softpaq/sp74501-75000/sp74716.exe When done, open your Downloads folder, right click the AMD Graphics installer and select 'Run as Administrator' to start the installation. When this has completed, shutdown the notebook. Unplug the AC Adapter and then remove the battery.  Hold down the Power button for 30 seconds.  Re-insert the battery and plug in the AC Adapter. Tap away at the esc key as you start the notebook to launch the Start-up Menu and then select f10 to enter the bios menu.  Press f9 to load the defaults ( this is sometimes f5, but the menu at the bottom will show the correct key ), use the arrow keys to select 'Yes' and hit enter.  Press f10 to save the setting and again use the arrow keys to select 'Yes' and hit enter. Start the notebook and let Windows fully load for a few minutes before checking. Regards, DP-K

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Answer:hp Pavillion g4- 1117ddx keyboard repeat keys, non working keys.

Does the same problem happen with an external USB keyboard?

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Sometimes after using my laptop for some time, windows adds 2 unwanted keyboard layouts: English(UK) and HE3.
I contacted the microsoft help desk and they didn't help me with anything. I don't know what to do. I always remove them but they keep coming back.

Answer:Windows automatically adds keyboard layouts

You could try the suggestions on click here

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Hello,

I am using Windows 8.1. I have added only two keyboard layouts English and Georgian, but Russian language automatically add in list, removing it is temporary and adds again after restart, How can I disable this? (I have set Russian language for Non-Unicode programs).

Thanks.

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Hey guys,

I'm having a really big problem with my keyboard. I'm running windows 7. The problem started about four days ago, I've searched for various ways to solve this problem but I couldn't find any.

The issue is that randomly, my keyboard will stop typing keys and every time I hit a key, instead of typing a key, it would act as if I was hitting a shortcut. Such as, when it happens i hit the "F" key and the tools options come up. This happens on every windows even on MSN messenger, I hit my keys and it hits shortcut keys for the window I'm on.

I would be using my computer for a while and the keys would work fine but then a little later, somethings 30 minutes sometimes an hour or two, randomly they turn into shortcut keys. Every key i hit, I tried a new keyboard but it seems to happen also. I don't get the issue, I've scanned fully using malwareBytes, MCAffee, and Advanced system pro, but it's still happening. It's really frustrating and annoying when it does happen. I've turned my keyboard off and on, re sync'd. I'm starting to lean more towards it being a virus or something that messed with my settings somehow.

Malwayre Bytes did find something while scanning

files\Spigot\wtxpcom\components\widgitoolbarff.dll (Adware.WidgiToolbar) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.

I'm really stumped here, I haven't tried un-installing my keyboard & re installing it but Idk what good t... Read more

Answer:Keyboard keys randomly turn into shortcut keys

I would also like to add that, when this occurs. I have to restart my computer for the keyboard to work correctly. It's wireless & I've tried a wired keyboard also, it's the same issue.

Also when this happens, while on the internet. Every time I click a link or the internet like "home" "news" anything at all on the internet even an image, it won't go to it but instead it will download the data into my computer... It's very strange & I'm completely stumped on what to do. Or to even search this on google for other similar issues, I don't even know how I would go around to search that. Or what I would type in the search bar. This happens with both Firefox & google chrome. Even outside the internet in just my desktop, it's impossible to type even on notepad.

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Hi,my keyboard keys     -    _     are working no more and the arrow keys are not working normally. Sometimes the cursor doesn't move with arrow key navigation, or it runs 2 digits when I hit it one time or it moves only after ~50 hits the first time.  My warranty expired 5 days ago, nice job Lenovo  =(/&%($)="&%  Does somebody have any idea or is the only way to change my keyboard? I know how to do that but this can't be true, I paid 1300? for this %Z()$""%) Ideapad.I used it rarely, never got contact with fluids or dirt. I'm having these issues in safe mode and BIOS too, so this seemed to be a hardware issue. Did anyone have experienced similar issues? regardsJogibaer

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They do  come  and go sometimes. After I sprayed some air to try to clear dust and crumbs it worked for a lil while but then started back. I do still see dust and will keep cleaning. Sometimes the keys are slow to respond or not work at all. It was working fine til a couple days ago. I even reinstalled the operating systems and still doing this. All the rest of the keys work fine except for a few in that row. I dont know if it was a update that caused this or a hardware problem but id like to get it working right agaln.

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I have had a PC rebuilt following a crash. Some of the keyboard characters are wrong:- Shift/" displays @, Shift/@ displays ", and Shift displays # BUT this only appears to be in Microsoft Outlook!Windows is set to UK in Regional Settings. Microsoft Word and Excel both behave properly - with all the keys typing correctly.Where now?Fruity

Answer:Keyboard Characters

Check the KB set up once more in all the usual places.Control Panel, make sure you really are set to UKOut look may have to be re installed and check the English versionYou are displaying USA keyboard which is defaultso you have either missed a setting or one has crept bak after you clicked for English[UK]

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Newbie question,
I need to use a character from my keyboard, the button I need to use has 3 characters on it, pressing it produces "`", holding shift and pressing the button produces "", how do I get the third character on this button?
Thanks for any help.

Answer:Keyboard characters

Hold down Alt Gr and press the key

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Hi

My keyboard now displays @ when I press shift/double quotes and the opposite when I press shift/at sign.

Where do I go to check what keyboard options have been set up during the upgrade.

Thanks

Daniel

Answer:Wrong characters with keyboard

daniellouwrens said:

Hi

My keyboard now displays @ when I press shift/double quotes and the opposite when I press shift/at sign.

Where do I go to check what keyboard options have been set up during the upgrade.

Thanks

Daniel



No problem, I have found it.

Click on the Language bar and the options of Language and keyboard come up, they had been changed.

Cheers

Daniel

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I have a B50-30 and sometimes it doesn't acknowledge keystrokes from my USB keyboard. I have used the keyboard with a laptop and tried a different keyboard with the desktop. the problem is only evident on the desktop regardless of us keyboard (i am using the onscreen keyboard to type this). The USB board will work for a while and then start missing characters, typically vowels (!). I have checked the ease of access options and everything is turned off including filter keys. It is particularly bad at the moment, but might work for days at a time.

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Hi everyone, I have a Lenovo ideapad S210. I'm running Windows 8, on the machine. When I fire up even the most basic application like note pad I have problems with certain keys on the key board tildaforward slashhash willnot print to any application? Is this a security feature?Can I enable them some how? Really looking forward to finding out how to get the =m working as gusybox is unusable! A. 

Answer:Characters Disabled on Keyboard

So the answer is to upgrade the Bios to > V15.  

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When I type the @ character I get " and when I type " I get @ No other Keys are giving trouble. How can I correct this? Don't say reverse the keystrokes!!

Answer:Keyboard reversing characters

Somehow you have got you language set to American.Depending on the OS find contro panal / languages and alter the default to English UK and the keyboard to English UK, apply and save.

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when i attempt to sign on to msn messenger , most of the letters i type dont appaer and the ones that do have accents on them. In the passowrd(which is **** obviously) , i type what i think is my password but it comes up sayingthe password you have typed in contains invalid characters.Any help would be much appreciated.

Answer:Wierd keyboard characters

I thought your computer wasn't working click here

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I have a need to frequently type FRACTION (1/4, 1/2, 3/4) characters. Are these available on a Dell Inspiron 1520 Laptop Keyboard?
I am using Vista SP2
Thanks
Ted
 

Answer:Extra keyboard characters

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Hi, this is my first post to this forum. I am The Excel Addict. I have a website http://www.TheExcelAddict.com where I share tips and tricks for using Microsoft Excel. But sometimes, outside of Excel I need to go looking for HELP.For the past couple of months my computer has been acting strange. When I am typing away, it can happen in any program (Outlook, Excel, Word, TextPad, etc...), everything is working fine, but then my keyboard starts producing odd characters. For example, when I try to type a " (double quote), I get a blank, when I type a greater than sign (>) I get an apostrophe (') and most other non-alphanumeric characters result in the same behavior. If I close the program and reopen it, everything works OK for a while (maybe 10-15 minutes) and then the strange characters start appearing again when I type. I restart the program, and everything will work fine for another little while.It is very difficult to get anything done on my computer that requires typing. Updating my website is a nightmare. So far I've resisted smashing my computer to bits. Has any one else experienced this problem? Any suggestions?I am using WinXP Professional and have McAffe antivirus running.The Excel Addict

Answer:Strange Keyboard Characters

Quick options:
1. Reseat the keyboard connector.
2. Replace the keyboard.

Let us know what happens

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press a and b appear each char reflects othermapping shows correctfor give typing

Answer:Keyboard, characters mixed up

Does it work properly in safe mode?
What is new or different since the last time everything worked properly (ie, new hw, new sw, virus, error, etc)?

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When using special characters eg. - alt 0232 works on my PC but not on my laptop.Can anybody please tell me what I'm doing wrong - is it something to do with the lack of number pad?

Answer:Special keyboard characters

You have to use the number pad. On your laptop you may have a NumLock key which will activate the numbered keypad - for example on mine with NumLock on J=1, K=2, L=3 (the numbers should be marked on the keys).

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hello,,i'm new here. and i'm here because i have problem with my laptopi'm using windows xp home edition sp3i cant type some character with my keyboard. they're: b;v;5;,; and also i cant type T using shift+t..the way i write this to you is using on screen keyboard.i doubt it as hardware problems. since i experienced it twice before. at 1st i handle it with avast free. 2nd with smadav. and now nothing of em works even i scan in safe mode. i did use avira too and it's the same not worked. now i'm using avg free.but it always stall.i also have problem to get in to safe mode using F8. the way i get in safe mode is using msconfig.this is the log file:Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 11:48:05 PM, on 4/19/2010Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Roxio\BackOnTrack\Instant Restore\BOTService.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgchsvx.exeC:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgrsx.exeC:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgcsrvx.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:�... Read more

Answer:can't type characters with keyboard.

hey guys now i got my problem solved!!since i posted what did i do was:- scan in normal mode with avg free 9 --> nothing found- cleanup with microsoft scanner online --> some temporary files cleanednone of them solved it but this one,- uninstalled avg then installed avast -->after avast just installed it turned to blue screen which caused boot my laptop- scan with avast in normal mode (now)--> got some problems move to chest in my external hard driveet viola..it solved now..actually i'm still worry that this malware (i suspect) will attack me again in near future like before. so i wish anyone can help me to get rid of this thing. HELP! or any advice to keep me in this state safe is worth enough. thanks.here is my latest log:Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 3:31:33 AM, on 4/21/2010Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Roxio\BackOnTrack\Instant Restore\BOTService.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast5\AvastSvc.exeC:\WINDOWS�... Read more

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i have tried scanning for viruses, cleaned and all i know but its still not responding
 

Answer:some key characters are not working on my keyboard

If its a desktop, then simply replace the keyboard. You can get keyboards from most online retailers nowadays, and some are very cheap!!

If youve tried that, move it to a different port (if its USB).
 

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Whenever I type certain characters another character will pop up with it. For example, I try to type "L" and when I'm not using the onscreen keyboard it types as ";L". There are several different keys this is happening to but it is not happening with every key. This just started about 30 minutes ago. I cleaned my keyboard and it started malfunctioning about 10 minutes after Happens to thw following characters I've found l =;lp=poo=poa= select all and several more 

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I have a text file which contains non standard keyboard characters, '' for instance. The text file is very large, is there a way or a utility to help me find such characters.Thanks in advance for any help provided.

Answer:Non Standard Keyboard Characters

click here I keep this bookmarked and have committed the frequent ones I use to memory.

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Can anyone recommend a PS2 wired multimedia keyboard where the characters have not woen off or gone dull.I`m using a Genius slimstar at the moment but the characters are wearing off and it`s less than a year old.On previous keyboard the letters faded.I don`t mind spending a bit more if I know it will last longer.

Answer:Keyboard characters worn

I think most Genius' stuff is aimed at the budget end of the market. Stick to a known good make that do better keyboards & you should be OK. I would buy either Logitech / Microsoft, but not from their budget range. Perhaps 15 or over for Logitech click here / And 20 or over for Microsoft click here. Compare prices with other places, & try to read as many reviews before purchasing. I prefer wired keyboards as the signal rarely/never fails.I have an 8-year old Logitech Internet Navigator wired keyboard (click here) where none of the characters are beginning to wear off, or even getting dull. I purchased it secondhand(!) at the time, & it has had several hours of daily use, including playing games for at least 20% of that time. The trouble is they are not available to buy atm. G

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when i type @(above2), I get " symbol and vice versa.Also when i type # I get symbol. My system is HCL (20 days old) and has a licensed Windows XP , Office 2003and anti virus(AVG). please resolve. The HCL guys have asked me to reinstall the OS, which i think is absurd!
 

Answer:Keyboard characters interchanged

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I have a B50-30 and sometimes it doesn't acknowledge keystrokes from my USB keyboard.
 
I have used the keyboard with a laptop and tried a different keyboard with the desktop. the problem is only evident on the desktop regardless of us keyboard (i am using the onscreen keyboard to type this).
 
The USB board will work for a while and then start missing characters, typically vowels (!). I have checked the ease of access options and everything is turned off including filter keys.
 
It is particularly bad at the moment, but might work for days at a time.
 
Mod:  edited Subject line to add system type

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I've got one of these Logitech mouse/keyboard wireless combis. Last night the keyboard started playing up. Hitting either the T or V keys types both characters. Its the same with C or E and N and U. Other keys cause windows to open, among other random happenings. Rather annoying as some of these characters are in my log on password. If I did not have the Wacom on screen keyboard at startup I would have been up the creek. Running Vista Home Premium. I have changed batteries, and tonight I will try it with a bog-standard keyboard. if this is ok I suppose its time to ditch the Logitech and get a new one. Just wandered if anyone had any ideas.

Answer:Keyboard typing two characters

After a good coffee spill, mopped rinsed and wiped away from a veteran Cherry keyboard, the same double key standards applied. Fortunately this keyboard can be dismantled to the point where separate laminations could be thoroughly dried.But then a veteran like you would notice the wet splash ...... wouldn't you???

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It's one of those days. Neighbour's daughter has Dell laptop W7. Mose keys work normally, but Shift produces a forward slash. Return returns, but inputs a Hash as well. > produces nothing.I've checked regional and Language, there is only the standard English UK keyboard.I guess one of the kids at school has done something, but I'm baffled!

Answer:Keyboard - strange characters

Without wishing to sound alarmist, has she spilt any liquids on her keyboard? My daughter did the same with her Acer and had exactly the same key input problems with very similar results as to what you are seeing when the keys are pressed.My daughter's laptop is away for repair at the moment, but it looks as if she will need a new keypad as a result of her spilling her tea (milk+2sugar)s. There are threads on here with some good advice, but I wasn't articulate enough to warrant any dismantling or cleaning.Aitch

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Hi - I'm using Vista Business.

When using an office program, certain characters do not show up correctly. For instance the '@' symbol (shift+2) shows up as quotes.

Here's the strange part. I can type normally in notepad. This suggests that there's a setting in Office??

In either case, I tried changing Vista's language settings by right clicking the taskbar -> toolbars but the 'languages' toolbar does not appear. In other words, i don't have any other languages installed.

Anyone have any ideas how to fix this? Any help would be appreciated!

Thanks

Answer:Wrong Keyboard Characters

Shift+2 for quotes is UK (maybe others)

I have just had a look in Excel and you can change the language for office (excel in this case)

Excel options --> Popular Tab --> Language settings --> Primary editing Language

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Hi folks

When I try to type the AT symbol for emails I am getting " instead :cry

I would really appreciate any help with this.

Hope you are all well.

I am running XP PRO

Thanks for reading this.
 

Answer:Problem with characters on keyboard

Flyingaddict said:





Hi folks

When I try to type the AT symbol for emails I am getting " instead :cry

I would really appreciate any help with this.

Hope you are all well.

I am running XP PRO

Thanks for reading this.Click to expand...

Hi Flyingaddict , you might push numlock button , check it !! :wave
 

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Hi all. I have found that the @ and " characters have interchanged their locations on the keyboard. i'm using XP Home and have the same problem with the new keyboard I have installed as the old one. A driver re-install has had no effect. Help!

Answer:Keyboard characters reversed

Go into Control Panel and open the Keyboard properties and change to settings back to English

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A closed friend of mine brought a Win8 laptop (Acer) last week. She ran into 2 problems which I have some problems helping her to resolve.

1/ The laptop (Win8) was setup using her Microsoft account which used her email account... She has an existing skype account using her gmail address. When she tried to access skype on the new computer, preinstall skype wants her to merge the existing skype (with gmail) account with her Microsoft account (which uses her ISP email address). She does not want to do that and wants her existing gmail skype account. Is the only way out is to uninstall the preinstalled skype in the new laptop and reinstall skype again? This way, she can use the existing skype account associated with her gmail.

2/ On the new laptop, the special characters like ~, !, @, #. $. %. ^ (i.e. those keys with dual characters) are stuck at some strange characters which she cannot get out of. These keys when strike display those funny European characters. (My friend is in Canada and when she setup her laptop, she chose English Canada). Is the keyboard defective or the language chosen during setup was incorrect? Note, when I remote in, the control panel clearly stated the language used is English Canada.

Thanks in advance.

Answer:Skype and keyboard characters

1. Reinstall and Install Skype but use the desktop version.

2. Is the PC fully updated to Windows 8.1 Update 1 + All windows updates?

See if installing the newest keyboard driver helps.

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Hi guys and galsMy keyboard has decided to play silly buggers.The ampersand and quote marks have swapped places,the pound sign has completely disappeared and comes out as a hash sign and the hashsign comes out as a long vertical line.There are other changes as well although no letters are effected.I have checked my keyboard settings and they appear to be correct as I am using a windows 101 keyboard set to american english.I don't suspect the keyboard itself as a spare one behaves exactly the same.grateful for any advice Pootie

Answer:confused keyboard characters

.I think you need to set the keyboard to British English.Peter.

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[I'm new here, if I've posted this in the wrong forum, I'm sorry!]Somehow, my keyboard (a Gateway FX laptop, American layout, Windows Vista Home Premium SP2, 32-bit), whenever I type ", ', `, ~ or ^ and a vowel, it comes out with a letter with an accent, such as '+a=? or ^+u=?.  It suddenly started doing this, out of the blue.  My questions are:1) Is it possible to switch off/on this setup?2) Is it possible to add new characters to be inserted when a letter combination is typed?Thank you.

Answer:Foreign characters on keyboard

Control Panel - Region & Language.

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I recently (w/in last 2 weeks) purchased and received an E545 and after less than 8 hours of use the keyboard is extremely loose on the right hand side, primarily where the number pad sits but also extend into the right side of the alpha keyboard.  By losse, I mean that it doesn't sit well and when you press down on a key in that area of the keyboard, the entire right side of keyboard depresses.  ti's very disconcerting when typing and also extremely loud, which is an issue since I use the machine in meetings to take notes.  
 
I've not seen much in searching, except for threads that are several years old.  I wanted to get some user input before contacting Lenovo, as I'm sure it will be better advice and less of a hassle.
 
Many thanks in advance for any help.
 
Moderator Note; subject edited; system type corrected

Answer:E545 keyboard problem - many keys not working - loose keyboard cable

Hi,
 
Welcome to Lenovo Community Forums!
 
I?m sorry to hear that the entire keyboard of your Lenovo ThinkPad E545 depresses on key presses.
 
From what you have posted, it sounds like a keyboard flex. Keyboard flexing occurs if the board supporting the keys is not rigid or if the design of the keyboard is faulty. For good keyboards, the effect shouldn't be noticeable.
 
If you feel excessive flexing in your keyboard, try to reseat the keyboard. Since your system is under warranty, I would strongly suggest you to take assistance from Lenovo technical support.
 
Click here to open a link where you can select the country and get the exact contact support number. I?m sure they will be a great help.
 
Best Regards,
Mithun.





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I just got a brand new asus computer. Everything is going well then out of no where the p character would only print * Also the 0 prints /
Any help?

Answer:Keyboard printing incorrect characters

G'day blee*ing com*uter, and   to BC !!
 
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KEyboard inputs morE charactErs than it should (thuis is whuat it looks lik - (E) o'pEns nEw window

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When I type some characters the wrong one appears. This is not consistent. It has caused me to get locked out of accounts because wrong passwords are entered. I have tried different keyboards with no success. Drivers are apparently up to date. I am running Windows 7.

Answer:KEYBOARD INPUTTING WRONG CHARACTERS

Control Panel - Regional settings and languages - set to the langauge of your choice (English UK?)
If it keeps changing to English US then delete the option English US

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I have a Dell latitude Cpi A laptop running windows xp and the stock keyboard types wrong letters example: When I press the p key it shows the number 4 on the screen. How do I fix it?

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I bought an M60 for my wife and she has complained that it is constantly skipping characters. I have found the same problem. E.g. typing URLs into internet explorer or composing emails, it will miss characters 10% of the time. I've seen a couple of posting about this in the forums.

Good old Dixons are refusing to refund the purchases as someone called me today to say that she can't see any problem with the keyboard.

Does anyone know a solution to this problem?

Answer:Keyboard issue on M60 (skipping characters)

Everyone who owns a M60 is suffering from this problem. The product should be recalled and this problem should be fixed. I don't think its a firmware issue as external keyboards work fine. Take it back to Dixons, get them to show you another one and make sure they type sentences and not just random keys. Also get them to compare to another notebook.

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My keyboard was working fine and then it start to type the  wrong characters, eg, when I hit the "0" I get "/"  My computer is a Lenovo G530 MT 4446 How can I fix this? Please help!

Answer:Keyboard Typing The Wrong Characters

I have a Yoga 2.  My problem seemed to occur after having problems with Verface. 

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Hello everyone, How can I insert alt+ characters on T430 keyboard? For example, if I wanted to insert en dash on my regular desktop keyboard, I would press alt+0150 (on numeric keyboard). However, I cannot find the right combo on my thinkpad keyboard. Thanks for your help, Srdjan 













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Answer:Alt+ characters on Lenovo T430 keyboard

In order to execute those ASCII/ANSI codes, you must have NumLock on.  The involves the Fn (blue) key.  With it on, you then use alt  = the small numbers located on the lower right coner of keys to the right of the Trackpoint head.  This is not easy.  I prefer to run charmap.exe, minimize it to the task bar, and copy/paste the characters I need. I don't know if the old standard way (Num Lock On, ALT+nnn) would work with an external full keyboard.

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My girlfriend has a keyboard by eMachines whose top row begins with 1, 2, 3, 4, etc. Recently, when she types a "1" it outputs as /, a "2" will give her 1, a "3" will giver her 2, a "4" will give her 3, etc. None of the other rows of keys on the keyboard have this problem.

Let me just begin by saying that I have already tried going into "Regional Settings, etc." but simply can not find the right layout to match my girlfriend's keyboard. All of the layouts I have tried have the number "1" as the second key on the top row, and not the first.

Can anyone help me solve this problem?
 

Answer:Keyboard Layout Does Not Match Characters

The number 1 is the second key on the top row. The first key is the tilde key. ~
 

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My girlfriend has a keyboard by eMachines whose top row begins with 1, 2, 3, 4, etc. Recently, when she types a "1" it outputs as /, a "2" will give her 1, a "3" will giver her 2, a "4" will give her 3, etc. None of the other rows of keys on the keyboard have this problem.

Let me just begin by saying that I have already tried going into "Regional Settings, etc." but simply can not find the right layout to match my girlfriend's keyboard. All of the layouts I have tried have the number "1" as the second key on the top row, and not the first.

Can anyone help me solve this problem?
 

Answer:Keyboard Characters Do Not Match Layout

Please do not create multiple threads for the same problem.
Continue here: http://forums.techguy.org/hardware/844039-keyboard-layout-does-not-match.html
 

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Hi,
I noticed this issue in the past few days. When I press the apostrophe key, the cursor moves but it does not show anything. If I press it again, it will show 2 apostrophe signs and then if I backspace, it might or might not show the first one.
I thought it was an issue with my surface 3 but now I've also seen the same behaviour in my laptop
My laptop also has had the apostrophe and @ keys swapped though I think I know why that is so.
What could the issue be? I've not had time to troubleshoot the issue but maybe someone has an idea?
Both running 10586.420, no insider release

Answer:Keyboard issues with apostrophe and other characters

Are you using a language toolbar?
I've seen weird things happen with language toolbars especially with key mappings.

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My keyboard is typing correctly in Word but types nonsense when I type in either a browser window or in my email. If I type a web address in Chrome, Explorer or Firefox it comes out as random letters, symbols and numbers and the same if I try to type an email in yahoo or gmail. As I say, it is fine typing in Word. Any ideas gratefully received.

PS I have been into Control Panel and made sure regional settings and keyboard setting are for English (UK)
 

Answer:Keyboard Typing Wrong Characters

Is this a laptop and is the "Num Lock" on?
 

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somehow my son changed a setting that will not allow the same key to be pressed unless you delay a bit. it is really a pain if you have double letters or want to space quickly more than once

Answer:keyboard repeat duplicate characters

do a system restore.

- click on the Start Button.
- on the Start Search box, please type System Restore.
The result will be shown just above it, please click on the system restore.
- on the System Restore window, you will have there 2 options. First option is the recommended restore and the Second one is the choose a different restore point.
- you can try the first option, if there is no changes then try the second option.
- after choosing the different restore point it will give you list of restore points.
Put a check mark to a box that says show restore points older than 5 days for more options. It will give you choices up to what point would you want to restore your system to.
- it will ask for a confirmation and it will reboot.

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after updating from XP home to XP pro,when Itype @ I get " and vice versa,several other characters are wrong also.Have looked for other keyboard drivers on the net,one that looked promising would only work if the pc had not been changed from initial configuration.I am not a complete novice but this has got me stumped,any help would be greatly appreciated.
mojon

 

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Hello all, great forum, Ive learnt a lot already

I know enough about computers to log on and get around in word and e mail but thats where my skill ends!

My problem is that mainly when Im in email Im typing but some of the characters wont print on the screen. I know 100% that Ive hit the letter but it doesnt show and the e mail looks like goobledegook. It sometimes happens at other times - like now - but mostly in mail. I use hotmail.

My computer details are in my profile. Dell have changed the laptop keyboard but its still happening. The computer is now 2 years old and well out of any warranty.

Any ideas would be appreciated

Many Thanks

Answer:keyboard misses characters mostly in e mail

have a look in device manager and see if theres any warning signs, especialy under the keyboard ...
start>type device manager>enter>click the + sign next to keyboard...

good luck

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Hi,Have just purchased a new PC & I'm running XP on it, but have noticed a strange, and annoying problem with keyboard. Every time I type an @ symbol it displays a " and vice versa. Any idea what could be causing this & if there is a fix?Thanks in advance.

Answer:Keyboard displaying wrong characters

Assuming you have a standard 'qerty' boardIt has been set to USA configuration.Go to Control Panel/Keyboard and select UK configuration

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Just purchased Tosh. NB200 and found the key board has misplaced characters - for example the @ symbol is found by shift '' and the tilda ~ symbol is found by shift back slash backslash is the hash and the hash symbol key is the pound sign.

Obviously the keyboard is set to an alternative configuration - how the heck do I set it to function as it is marked?

Any help much appreciated.

Kev.

Answer:NB200 - Misplaced characters on keyboard

It's ok - my daughter just arrived home and she changed the keyboard to the "US" mode which is the way it's marked.

Kev.

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Well, my computer is an Acer Aspire PC running on Windows Vista Home Premium, but when I try to type things, my keyboard will type in a completely different symbol. For example, in most programs, instead of an apostrophe, Ill get instead, or if I want to use square brackets, Ill get ^^. It wont happen in Microsoft word, but it will happen when Im on the internet, or using the search function in my computer.

Here's what the Keyboard driver window keeps telling me:

Under general tab:

HID Keyboard device

Device Type: Keyboards
Manufacturer: (Standard keyboards)
Location: on User human interface USB device
Device status: This device is working properly.

Under Driver Tab:

Driver provider: Microsoft
Driver Date: 21/06/2006
Driver version: 6.0.6001.18000
Digital Signer: microsoft windows
If anyone out there could help me, It would be much appreciated! Thanks!
 

Answer:Keyboard types wrong characters.

I am not 100% sure but I had the same sort of issue with Windows XP. My freind sorted it and it was to do with the language that the keyboard is set in. My issue was all the time though and not just certain programs.
 

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Hi. I recently bought an Acer Aspire R14,  On my old desktop I used to play with the special characters all the time, mostly for the Acute symbol  (ALT 130), but now I just can't figure out how to do it on my Acer. can you help please ?  what the trick?  http://tools.oratory.com/altcodes.html thanksstef.













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Answer:Special Characters (Alt Keyboard Sequences) on a A...

If you are referring to , for instance the number 1 next to the letter J,  I have them; they are blue on my keyboard.but in MS words 2016, If I wana write a , and do the ctl alt 1,3,0 with the blue numbers ( the normal white number on top won't do anything )  there a popup window showing up and it doesn't work...  so for web it's clt alt 1,3,0 blue,, and for ms words it's alt x like you said , or  in world, insert, symbol, special caracters...your link was a winner thanks again man stef, Montreal

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I have a logik keyboard for pc and this what my keyboard gives instead

q gives `
w opens 'help' box on whatever programme is open
r gives 5
u gives 6
I gives =
p gives -
g gives b
h gives n
; gives '
' gives /

how can this be solved?
 

Answer:Why is my keyboard typing wrong characters

This might help you out!

How To Fix A Keyboard With Wrong Characters
http://www.wikihow.com/Fix-a-Keyboard-That-Has-the-Wrong-Characters

Good luck and let us all know how the repair job went!
 

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Hi,

I have a brand new Satellite Pro laptop and when typing it misses characters, when i press the character again it works! This is causing me a real problem with work and is slowing me down a great deal.

Can anyone offer any help?

Many thanks,
Crossy

Answer:Satellite Pro - Keyboard keeps missing characters

Hi

What notebook model do you have?

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Hello, Suddenly when pressing characters on my keyboard, it seems that others appear.For Instance, on the J letter symbol, (double hidden 1), I cannot get the J symbol but '1' in return Also on the K symbol (double hidden 2), I get the '2' in return There must be a key that eliminates this function and restores the keyboard to its initialstage.. :smileyindifferent  





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Answer:T30 keyboard layout...other hidden characters appear

I found the solution to my earlier query after looking at the lenovo support and downloads - troubleshooting keyboard issues - Thinkpad (http://www-307.ibm.com/pc/support)  For Microsoft Windows NT and 2000, the NumLock setting may be enabled once. To remove this setting 1.      Logon to the account (if already inside the account, disregard 1)2.      Pres and hold Shift key press NumLock key to disable the setting3.      Press Ctrl - Alt - Delete simultaneously to log off.  Next timeyou log into, the keyboard should work fine  Cheers, Aris  





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