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On Acer Laptop Keys change Characters

Question: On Acer Laptop Keys change Characters

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

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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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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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Hi, I am new here, pretty new everywhere really. Am an old man who just discovered all this fun with computers. I have an Acer laptop and the media button work fine with windows media player (vista) but i run winamp player and would like to be able to re-assign the keys to run this. Can this be done. I don't mind digging about inside...media buttons are those on the side of the keyboard. Does anyone have an idea of where the functions for this are stored. Of course guess i also have to find out what happens when i press 'play' for example. Its not urgent just playing with stuff.thanksbob

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I have not been one to ask for help to get my PC out of trouble and I am new to this forum. I have built a handful or two of PC's over the years. I have a Dell Inspiron 9100 laptop which started having random video issues such as (video traces and random pixel change) then I noticed random characters flickering or appearing on the text in my BIOS (even with my harddrive removed).

I am not completely familiar with character mapping and if this could be a VIDEO CARD issue, but I suspected it was a BIOS VIRUS. SInce I could not flash the BIOS without having Power connected AND a good battery in the unit, I shelled out 100.00 bucks to buy a new battery. I flashed the BIOS to the latest ver but I am still having the same problem. I have seen video failures before but not like this. I performed a bootscan with AVAST afterwords but no dice. As far as I know the only hardware "virus's can effect" are the HD and BIOS?
Once again while I am looking at a page in the BIOS, I see letters being replaced by other characters and the longer I am on that page it becomes unreadable. (Sounds like a Virus to me)
OR could it just be I need to replace the VIDEO card?

Dell Inspiron 9100 laptop
64 Mb ATI Mobility Radeon 9700
Windows XP and 7

THANKS FOR ANY HELP
xxxx
 

Answer:Dell Inspiron 9100 laptop - video tracing - characters change at random

Welcome to TechSpot! Your thread is better suited to the Windows OS or Hardware forum, so I m going to ask the moderator to move it. I hope you subscribed to the thread because we don't email the reply.

If I had to give you a quick answer, I's suggest replacing the video card.
 

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Hi,

I have a strange problem and I can't find solution on internet. My 2 years old son was watching cartoons on my Laptop, he got excited and start hitting buttons on the keyboard. Some letters and numbers stooped working even arrows too...no sure what to do?

I have restated the laptop took off battery and did so many things What should I do?
please help

Thanks for your help

Answer:Laptop Keyboard main keys not working on Acer laptop

Welcome to the Seven Forums.

It is not hard to replace the keyboard.

See these search results for pricing and "hot to" videos.

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My ACER lap top some of the keys not operating. please expline.

Answer:some keys are not working on Acer laptop

Boot to the Windows 7 dvd and see if you can use the tools to access command line. Then test keyboard. 1/3 of highway deaths are caused by drunks. The rest are by people who can't drive any better than a drunk.

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Hi guys.

I need a new tab key and a 'U' key for my laptop (Acer Aspire 5630).

Where can i gety these from and can you buy them individually? ? ?

Many thanks.

Gaz.
 

Answer:Replacement keys for laptop (Acer)? ? ?

Typically you can't replace keys individually, but you can replace the keyboard (typically). Cost is usually $10~30 but that depends on the model.

Example:

http://cgi.ebay.com/NEW-Keyboard-fo...4098885QQihZ020QQcategoryZ31568QQcmdZViewItem

That was just from a google search for "Acer Aspire 5630 replacement keyboard".
 

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As of the moment, I am typing with the help of an onscreen keyboard.  I couldn?t point out exactly what precipitated this problem since it was working fine a day before. The keys that stopped working are: 1 3 -   [second row]q, t, u, p, ] \    [third row]Caps lock, s, d, g, h, j   [fourth row]m, right shift    [fifth row]upper key [sixth row] I?ve tried every possible method to troubleshoot the problem (restarting it, removing the battery, updating drivers, re?installing drivers, resetting the laptop) but none of it work.I?d appreciate if you could help me out. Thanks!

Answer:Most of the keys on my Acer E5-471 laptop keyboard...

[email protected]  further proof, check with a USB keyboard, if it is a problem of PC (software) or keyboard (hardware) being hardware will have to change the keyboard, if software must reset the computer to see if the problem is solved or update the BIOS. Regards.

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As of the moment, I am typing with the help of an onscreen keyboard.  I couldn?t point out exactly what precipitated this problem since it was working fine a day before. The keys that stopped working are: 1 3 -   [second row]q, t, u, p, ] \    [third row]Caps lock, s, d, g, h, j   [fourth row]m, right shift    [fifth row]upper key [sixth row] I?ve tried every possible method to troubleshoot the problem (restarting it, removing the battery, updating drivers, re?installing drivers, resetting the laptop) but none of it work.I?d appreciate if you could help me out. Thanks!

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hi i have acer laptop. in my laptop enter and backspace, up and down and right left keys are not working. pls guide me

Answer:Keys are not working on my Acer laptop

... I suggest you (click >>) remove the keyboard, use a toothbrush on the "contact" point on the ribbon cable just below the yellow arrow click here, sometimes they oxidize.... removal then just refitting has been known to cure!... if not new keyboard should be cheap enough..... Posting is provided "AS IS" with no warrantieshttp://img402.imageshack.us/img402/...Grrrr... ...im

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my functional keys are not working. so i cnt use it

Answer:Win 7 Acer laptop function keys not working

Do a system restore.Reinstall drivers from mfg. website.You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.

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I have an acer aspire 5610z laptop and have a problem with the shortcut keys down the right side of the keyboard, they control volume, play/pause, stop etc. The problem is they have stopped working and I can't figure out how to configure them again. The laptop has been sent away for repair and reformatted and I'm not sure whether the keys just haven't been assigned yet or if they haven't been connected inside the laptop. Just wondering if anyone could help me try to configure these keys? Thanks

Answer:Problem with Acer Aspire Laptop keys

Don't know about the 5610 but you could see if it has under all programs - Launch Manager which should set which quick launch button does what.

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Hello,
Is it possible to quickly change the function key default on the XPS 15 laptop ? Actually, I know you can switch from function keys to multimedia keys by modifying the BIOS settings or by using the "Windows Mobility Center" but it's not really convenient : when I want to do the switch, I need to first press the shortcut to the mobility center, then change the combo box to either multimedia or function.  
Is there a way to assign a shortcut for this operation ? For example, by using the "Dell Instant Launch Manager" to run a command line so as to be able to do the switch by a single key press ?
Thanks.
 
 
 

Answer:How to *quickly* change Fn keys default on XPS 15 laptop ?

Hi,
See the 3 hot backlit hot keys on top of the keyboard?
Use the first on the left, then select the right end option that correspond to toggle the function back and forth from Multimedia to Function keys
Or you can also get to this menu with Window Key + X
MEC

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I have an Acer aspire 5755G and some of the keys have stopped working (6,8 and 9 of the top row number keys). Very occasionally they might start working again for a few minutes, or if i start tapping them hard they may start to work for a bit. But in general they don't work at all.

I plugged in a usb keyboard and all of the keys work, so I am assuming this is a mechanical problem.

I am going to attempt to replace the keyboard myself as i managed to find one video, its in a diff language but I think I can see how he does it Thay th?o s?a l?p b?n ph?m Acer Aspire 5755G keyboard replacement fix assembly guide - YouTube

However I thought before i go ahead I would ask on here is there anything else you suggest i do which might fix it. I assuming there is no way this can be a problem in the os/bios and its definitely hardware related?

I don't have any warranty left either

Thanks

Answer:Keys not working - Laptop - Acer Aspire 5755G

Hello Robwan,

Usually, if just a few keys stop working... it's a bad keyboard. This happens a lot with Gaming Computers, due to the heavy use of certain keys.

If an external keyboard works, I'd consider replacing the onboard keyboard. You can also test using the on-screen keyboard, as well.

http://laptoppartstore.weebly.com/re...-keyboard.html

A new keyboard can be purchased on ebay or keyboard.com

Hope this helps,
John

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I am using an external bluetooth keyboard now and those keys work using it. I have also replaced the keyboard on the laptop but the Keys WAZS still do not work, any suggestions on how I could fix this? Cheers!

Answer:Acer Aspire One 532h Laptop Keyboard Keys W A Z S ...

Have you tried to clean the contacts on the KB ribbon cable connector on the MB by removing/reinserting the ribbon a half-dozen or so times? Jack E/NJ 

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So recently I turned on my computer (Acer Aspire V5 122-P) and went to change the brightness. And using the FN keys and changing the brightness returns the same value rather than chaning it. The other FN keys such as Volume +/- and turning adaptars on and off still work. It is just the brightness keys. I would like a fix as I need long battery life and this is causing exsessive battery drain. (I would also prefer not to do anything too dangerous as I use it everyday for College as the unit is still in Warenty) Looking around the internet I am thinking it is a Graphics issue but move this if its in the wrong thread.
This is so frustating
(I have tryied turning it off and on again to no avail)

Answer:FN keys on laptop respond but dont change brightness

Have you looked in Control Panel, Power Options for the different settings when using battery or plugged in? Battery settings usually will dim the display and may throttle down the CPU speed to conserve the charge.

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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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So I am having trouble with this toogle key thing. I turned in on by mistake a few weeks ago (great mistake). Probelm is from then onwards, when ever I turn it off it activates again after I restart my computer. 
I looked online and read that I have to change the "sign- in settings'' so that It doesn't turn on my toogle keys whenever I restart my laptop. I did thta hoping it would fix the issue, however it is still happening.
After I reset everything (ease of access + sing in settings) and restart my laptop it turns everything on again. It even resets my sing in settings so that y tootgle keys turn on afater restart (even though I change it everytime). 
I am now out of solutions and HATE THE ANNOYING TOOGLE KEY SOUND. I really just want help disabling it for good. can anyone help?

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Have an Acer travelmate 240 laptop, want to increase the VGA ram from 16mb to 64mbCant see a setting in the bios or in windowsAny ideas please

Answer:Change VGA RAM value on Acer Laptop

As far as I can see the bios won't allow you to do so. A 'very quick' glance at the manual doesn't mention anything about it. click here

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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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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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I have a Gateway m-1625. I just got it yesterday from tiger direct on a refurbished sale. Much to my dissapointment two of the keys seem to be messed up.. Whenever I press the "t" the computer enters in "tn" instead of just "t".. Does this sound like a hardware problem? or a software problem? If its the latter I would rather fix it myself than take it back for a new one.. But, if its a hardware problem I'm going to take it back. Any input would be great! Thanks in advance =)

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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Hi guys :)I've done the usual google search and found nothing .... Does anyone know ... or know where there are instructions for changing the internal DVD drive in my laptop please?Cheers,Garry.

Answer:How to change laptop DVD Acer 9303WSMi

Have you looked here click here or here click here perhaps they are of similar construction to your model.

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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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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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Two questions:

1. This first one is a question about what two registry keys do. HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE > SYSTEM > CurrentControlSet > services > Tcpip > Parameters > DNSRegisteredAdapters > *Corresponding NIC*. What are the Flags, and RegisteredSinceBoot
keys? What do they do?
2. I attempt to change the values of these keys. They go back to their original values if I restart, log in, or run ipconfig /registerdns. 

Here is some background. I am on an IT engineering, and I have been looking into a DNS issue we have had for quite some time. The issue is that our AD DNS server records do not update for about half of our machines. We have timestamps dating back a couple of
months (I know, I know, scavenge. The team in charge of that is in the process of getting that set). I have been looking into a multitude of things to ensure all computers' DNS records update. 

In my testing, I have checked several machines and notice that those keys mentioned above have the values of- flags = 2, and registeredsinceboot = 1. On the computers that aren't updating their values are 0. I have attempted to change to 2 and 1 on a computer
that isn't updating, but the values always revert back to 0. 

Perhaps the issue we are seeing isn't related at all to the keys presented, but if you can help me identify the purpose of these keys, and how to save the values if changed, that would be greatly appreciated. At least for testing purpose. 

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I am unable to adjust the brightness of my laptop [Acer Aspire E 15 (E5-573G-3100)] since it was lastly opened and checked for errors by Acer Customer Service Personnel 3 days ago. Since that day, whenever the laptop is started, a DOS screen comes up and shows Realtek PCE family controller....something like this, and then it shows "MEDIA CABLE NOT FOUND, CHECK CABLE", and then the DOS screen disappears and the laptop boots properly to desktop. I have tried updating the display driver from the device manager by going through one of the dicussions in Acer Community, but it doesn't work. Fn+Left/Right key combination is pressed, the brightness adjust switch shows up on screen, but it does't go either high or low. When i try it with mouse it goes up or down but the brightness of the screen doesn't change. Give me a solution.

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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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My laptop came with an acer desktop theme, but it won't let me change the theme at all. It says "this theme can't be applied to the desktop". I guess acer doesn't want me to change the theme, but is there anyway to get around this?

Thanks

Answer:can't change the desktop theme of my acer aspire laptop

How are you "applying" the desktop picture?

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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've read through the manual and there is no reference to the green characters on the keyboard, only the blue Fn characters.  I've tried every combination of Shift, Ctrl, Fn and Alt that I can think of to access these characters with no result.  HELP!!

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I've read through the manual and there is no reference to the green characters on the keyboard, only the blue Fn characters.  I've tried every combination of Shift, Ctrl, Fn and Alt that I can think of to access these characters with no result.  HELP!!

Answer:How do I access the green characters on my Acer ES...

Go to Control panel/ Region and change it to French and you will probably be able to access those keys.You probably have it set to English. It's bilingual. 

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I am monitoring a computer remotely with a logging program. The user is aware of it. The native language of the user uses a different alphabet. The remote computer would not communicate with the computer monitoring software server because the characters are non-ascii. The remote user has cooperated by changing the computer name and user name to ascii (English language) characters, although a non-English name is still being logged to the remote monitoring server, and, hence, it cannot begin logging as it doesn't speak Russian! I believe that this may be because the remote computer administrator name was originally non-ascii (foreign). When I go to Users at the control panel, however, the administrator is called (the now-changed, English ascii name) and Administrator. Maybe there is another administrator on the computer who is not showing up, or some other identifier still sending out a non-ascii name. Are there suggestions or experience with such a case out there........and, a step-by-step solution for resolving the disparity by positively re-identifying this remote computer? HELP. Please.

Answer:non-ascii characters and admin name change

There can be many places where a russian character name could appear. You should search through your register, check the host name, check the computer name, etc

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Hi,

I know this is an English forum but I am still trying my luck here, I am asking pertaining to a chinese-based music player called "TT Player" (千千静听)

If you are using this programe you may have experience displaying characters that looks like "????" I have checked the code and it seemed to show them as Unicode. Formerly I am able to display the characters in the lyrics view perfectly until I delete the Eastern Language support and then re-install it does not solve the problem. Any information will be appreciated. Thanks.

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I have text that is typed between () to be blue and if text that is typed between {} to be purple and all other text would be black in a range of cells.I'm sure it's done under conditional formatinng but I don't know how.

Answer:How do I change text color between certain characters

A few assumptions were made here:1 - You used the phrase "range of cells". I assumed that the range is Column A. I'm probably wrong, but as written, that is where the code will look for the data.2 - There are mulitple shades of blues and purples that can be chosen. I chose ColorIndex 5 as the Blue and ColorIndex 29 as the Purple. I can show you a quick way to determine the ColorIndex numbers for some other colors if you need me to.3 - I assume that you do not have any instances of a set of parentheses contained within a set of braces or vice-versus. If you do, you may see inconsistant results. Let me know if that is an issue.With that said, I belive that this code will accomplish your goal.
Option Explicit

Sub ColorMyWords()
Dim lastRw, nxtRw, nxtChr, nxtPara, nxtBrac
Dim paraCnt, bracCnt, openPara, closePara, openBrac, closeBrac

'Determine last Row with data in Column A
lastRw = Range("A" & Rows.Count).End(xlUp).Row

'Reset all text to black - Uncomment to use
'Range("A1:A" & lastRw).Font.ColorIndex = xlAutomatic

'Loop through each cell in Column A
For nxtRw = 1 To lastRw

'Determine number of Open Parenthesis and Open Braces in cell
For nxtChr = 1 To Len(Range("A" & nxtRw))
If Mid(Range("A" & nxtRw), nxtChr, 1) = "(" Then paraCnt = paraCnt + 1
If Mid(Range("A" & nxtRw), nxtChr, 1) = "{" Then bracCnt = bracCnt + 1
Next

'Find each set of Parentheses and color contained text Blue (5)
For nxtPara = 1 To paraCnt
openPara = InStr(openPara + ... Read more

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Hi! I have problem with my keybord characters. when I push u button I get 4 and push o button I get 6.......The keybords Num Lock is also "ON" and I can not turn it off.How do I fix the problem.

Answer:Acer keyboard characters mismatch problems

peterx, tried another KB? They're pretty cheaply made and failure's pretty common. Once you've ruled that in/out, my thoughts go to drivers and other things, but I'd start there.HTH.Ed in Texas.

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I have an Acer s7-391. I have an issue with the keyboard repeating characters. I have seen that mentioned in other threads here but there was no topic dedicated to it so I figured I would start one. Typing on the s7 is a nightmare. Characters are repeated dozens of times in just a few paragraphs of typing. I chatted with Acer and their solution was a full system restore with no guarantee that it will fix anything. Unfortunately, that would take hours of my time since I would then need to set up my machine again after, reinstall all programs, etc. Does anyone else have this issue and, if so, did a full system restore resolve it? If not, any other ideas? The other option is to send it in for service but then I am without my laptop for who knows how long. PS: I had an issue with wifi dropping but that was fixed with the driver update.  

Answer:Acer s7 keyboard issue with repeating characters

I don't have this issue with mine so I suggest you send your leptop to service, probably for keyboard replacement. I am writing this reply with S7-391 and well, no repeating characters here...

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I'm using Publisher 2003. Need to stop the program automatically changing hyphens to dashes. Did it once before but had to reinstall program so it has started happening againTIAKeith

Answer:Preventing automatic change characters Office

This may help you - click here

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I have 100 + files that all start with the same four characters that I wish to rename.  This would be a two second command line operation in DOS with wildcards, but my file names are 30 - 50 characters long.  Only the first four characters are
the same in every file name and I want to preserve the remaining characters as they are now.  How can I do this in Windows other than manually changing them one by one?
Brad
Windows XP Pro (32), Vista Business (64), 7 Pro (64)

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I work in an office with several workstations. When I open a file from one of the work stations, the font is changed and the apostrophe is converted to an equal sign. The files work with no problem on all other computer workstations. All systems are running Windows XP Professional. Any suggestions?
 

Answer:Font and characters change in Windows XP Prof. 2000

Welcome to TSG....

If this is an office environment and company computers the question I have are you an IT person with the company? I ask this for two reasons If you are an IT person this means you have the permissions to work on these machines.

If you are not in the IT department it means you do not have the permissions to work on these machines or the network and for the safety of the network and your job I would suggest take this requset to an IT person that is authorized by the compny to do this work.
 

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Hello, my new Acer Aspire Notebook has my IE homepage stuck to global.acer.com and I can't change it through any of the IE options (Use Blank, Use Current, or typing it in manually - I'm trying to set it to Google).

I went to this page to solve the problem: http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;q320159 (Home page setting changes unexpectedly, or you cannot change your home page setting).

As per Microsoft's instructions, I tried changing the "Start Page" value in "HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main," but I got the following error: "Cannot edit Start Page: Error writing the value's new contents." There was no "Default_Page_URL" entry in there.

I was able to change the "Default_Page_URL" value to "Google.com" under "HKEY_ LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main" and the "Start Page" value in there was already set to "http://www.microsoft.com/isapi/redir.dll?prd={SUB_PRD}&clcid={SUB_CLSID}&pver={SUB_PVER}&ar=home"

The "Default_Page_URL" and "Start Page" entries don't exist in the "HKEY_USERS\Default\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main" key.

Lastly, the "HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Control Panel" subkey doesn't exist either.

I would appreciate any help you could give me, thanks!
 

Answer:Can't Change Internet Explorer Homepage (global.acer.com) on Acer Aspire Notebook

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Hello.
How can I change "Change Between Keyboard Input Languages" keys? By default it is "Alt+Shift" and I like to change it.

Thank you.

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Hi

When I try to download a file from Internet explorer it replacec the white space with underscores and double quotation with weired characters. How can I avoid this. while downloading I want my original file name. Any Ideas please tell me.



thanks in advance,

Answer:replaces special characters with weired characters on download from internet explorer

When you download it are you hitting save or run? (I reccomend save BTW)

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I have some japanese songs in my collection. Some of it are in Japanese characters and they display as boxes.

On Windows7, they display correctly without installing/setting anything.

I tried adding a Japanese language pack which does nothing. There's no download for the pack. It says it's not available.

thanks!
 

Answer:[WIN8] how do I display filenames using multibyte characters (Japanese characters)?

mrjayviper said:


On Windows7, they display correctly without installing/setting anything.Click to expand...

What's the problem then?
 

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Hi all,

I am currently facing a really annoying problem.

I'm taking Spanish 003 this semester, and most of our work is done online or must be typed. I'm used to using the ALT+#### codes on my desktop PC, but this laptop keyboard is a completely different animal, and it's really wearing on my nerves.

The first problem is that if I use Fn+Alt to achieve the same thing with the number pad, it'll do the functions for both the accented character and the arrow key. For instance, if I want to type out the word for 'lesson', it appears as 'lecc?i', and in any browser, it'll completely screw things up because Alt+1 on the number pad with the num lock off is the left arrow key, and that'll back it up a page. Switching the number lock on and off is not practical, since that's like 8 keystrokes per accented character.

Anyone know a freeware program that'll aid in the input of accented characters?

Answer:Accented characters on a laptop

This one is not free, but does have a 30 day free trial. I liked it enough to spend 20 dollars.
Good Luck!

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Question: change keys?

quick question - if someone currently as a pirated copy of 7 Ultimate x64 and dont pass windows WAT, can they keep the OS installed and pass WAT if they buy a proper registered ultimate x64 key?

Know what I mean? (sorry if Im vague, im just in a bit of a rush).

I'm trying to see if my co-worker needs to re-install the whole OS or just change keys and re-update everything.
Thanks all,

Answer:change keys?

It should give you the option to make it legal by buying a key from MS, but depending on where you got the copy from, a reinstall might be best.

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Question: Change FN Keys

Hello, I'm new to this forum and I would like to have some help switching key functions when using the FN button on my laptop (Toshiba Satellite C855). For example, to change my brightness, I simply just press F2 or F3, but to use F2 and F3, I have to hold FN. And when I try to close tabs on a browser, I would have to hold FN, press Ctrl or Alt and press F4. I'm a gamer and reaching down to FN and to press one of the F's while focusing is harder than tapping the key. If anyone can help me, I would appreciate very much!

Answer:Change FN Keys

Check your Bios Settings, there should be an option for the FN (Function) Key, just change it to the opposite.

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when im playing a game pressing f1 or f2-f12  it will open help,brightness, keyboard brightness,sound, voume etc... everytime im going to play some games i have to press fn+f1 >.> if i dont press fn it will open help support my defaultf1-helpf2-brightnessf3-brightnessf4-displayetc..what i want is fn+f1-helpfn+f2-brightnessetc... 

Answer:How to change f1-f12 keys?

Hi,You can do this from Bios. Here is link to HP support page showing you how to do this: https://support.hp.com/rs-en/document/c02035108 Let me know if you need further help,David

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(I figured there might be a thread on this already, but I couldn't find one. I couldn't find a helpful source anywhere else, but I'm not sure where I'd look.)
I want to know how to change what the function keys across the top of the keyboard do. Mostly, I'm just sick of accidentally bumping F1 and having to wait for a help file to open. But if there's a way to link them to more useful things, that would be awesome. I only ever use about three of them usually.

Thanks!

Answer:How do I change what the F-keys do?

The Windows Server 2003 Resource Kit Tools contains the following:Remapkey.exe: Remap Windows Keyboard LayoutIt should work on XP.http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details...;displaylang=en

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i have a Packard Bell laptop running on windows 8 (it's designed for this OS)
now my problem is that the F keys are assigned for really stupid things and i was wondering is it possible to change them ?
remember Windows 8
i tried searching before asking about this but i didn't find anything
 

Answer:How to Change F Keys

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Trying to help my stepmom.  On her Acer Aspire, above the keys u,i,o,p are the characters 4,5,6,*.  Apparently, she has turned these characters on.  How do I turn them off?  Help, please.  I would be very grateful!

Answer:Acer Aspire 1, above the keys u,i,o,p?

It seems that your Number Lock got enabled. You can disable it by following the steps below and see if that helps:1. Press and hold the Function (Fn) key and press the F11 key once.2. Check if the characters are getting typed properly now. The following link can be helpful:http://acer.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/3181/~/how-do-i-enabled-or-disable-number-lock-on-m...

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Some keys are not working in my Acer V5-561G.Kindly do needful to solve this issue at earliest. Thanks & regards,Hitesh.

Answer:Need help in Some keys are not working in my Acer ...

hnpdxb,
 
You can either purchase and replace the keyboard yourself or contact the Acer technical support in your area for options.

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From time to time I get characters that are blacked out on my screen.  I took this laptop to Best Buy Geek Squad 2 weeks ago.  Said it was fixed.  While I was there the same thing happened again.  So Geek Squad sent it to KY for repair.  Got it back yesterday and today I'm trying to set it up and again, its doing the same thing. Anybody else having the same issues?  I have several print screens if you have to see them.

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I spent quite a while troubleshooting a problem in a program I'm working in, only to realize that Lenovo forces you to press the Fn key, before you can use the F keys the way other computers use them without the Fn key. Is there a way to reverse this behavior? I went into the Control Panel and got the Keyboard window, but didn't see any way to configure this. Can I change this behavior?



ThinkPad Edge E555, AMD A10-7300 1.9 GHz quad core, 8 gigs RAM

Answer:Change the way F keys work

I saw this. I'll give it a shot and see if this solves it.https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/ThinkPad-11e-Windows-E-and-Edge/Fn-Fx-remapping/m-p/229450#M424  



ThinkPad Edge E555, AMD A10-7300 1.9 GHz quad core, 8 gigs RAM

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I spent quite a while troubleshooting a problem in a program I'm working in, only to realize that Lenovo forces you to press the Fn key, before you can use the F keys the way other computers use them without the Fn key. Is there a way to reverse this behavior? I went into the Control Panel and got the Keyboard window, but didn't see any way to configure this. Can I change this behavior?





ThinkPad Edge E555, AMD A10-7300 1.9 GHz quad core, 8 gigs RAM

Answer:Change the way F keys work

I saw this. I'll give it a shot and see if this solves it.https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/ThinkPad-11e-Windows-E-and-Edge/Fn-Fx-remapping/m-p/229450#M424  





ThinkPad Edge E555, AMD A10-7300 1.9 GHz quad core, 8 gigs RAM

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Somehow, windows made the ctrl key to be the keyboard shortcut of "mute" (in windows). I tried changing this using the "Microsoft Internet Keyboard" software, but had no luck.

Can anyone please help me?

btw, my keyboard is the standard Microsoft Internet Keyboard and I'm running Windows XP Professional SP1.
 

Answer:Change Shortcut keys

yogo said:

Somehow, windows made the ctrl key to be the keyboard shortcut of "mute" (in windows). I tried changing this using the "Microsoft Internet Keyboard" software, but had no luck.

Can anyone please help me?

btw, my keyboard is the standard Microsoft Internet Keyboard and I'm running Windows XP Professional SP1.Click to expand...

Hi Yogo,

You could give this free keyboard mapping utility a shot:

http://webpages.charter.net/krumsick/

(Website includes screenshots)

Note however, that I have never used this utility, so I cannot vouch for it....

In other words, use at your own risk.

Hope it helps!

Columbo
 

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Toshiba Laptop Satellite L755, Windows 7 Home... 32bit. And NO I am not talking about the Fn keys (They work fine). I went to eco settings and lowered brightness to no avail. I have restarted my computer after doing so and still no dice. It "says" (via bar) that it's dimmer but it's obvious that it's not. Please help... my eyes are burning...

Answer:I can't change the brightness (not fn keys)

Welcome to the Seven Forums
I have a different laptop and if I go to Control Panel > Power Options I have a slider at the bottom to control that.
Jerry

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Hi!

Im wondering how to turn off the one press function key thingy.
For example, if I want to close a program i have to press the keys FN+ALT+F4.
I would wish that to be just ALT+F4.

Answer:How to change Function keys from FN+ALT to ALT only

Hi

I think the Toshiba Accessibility utility should be helpful.
The tool allows you to use the Fn key to create a hot key combination with one of the functions keys without pressing the two key simultaneously as us usually required.
Using the Accessibility lets you make the Fn key a sticky key meaning you can press it once, release it and then press a function key to activate the hotkey function.

? To use Toshiba accessibility click Start, Toshiba Accessibility (in search type accessibility)
? Check the box Use FN Sticky Key
? Put a check mark next to the desired option
? Click OK

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Hi 
I have Dell Inspirion 13 7000 - with per-installed win 10 home.
I bought Win 10 Pro that i must install on the laptop - but during installation of PRO verrsion it activates the home version and doesn't allows me to change the product key.
How to change the product key - i think it is somewhere in the bios / uefi firmware ?
how can i install my WIN 10 PRO on this laptop.
BR

Answer:change win product keys

After all day making a hundreds of installations i have found this: create a file named PID.txt
answers.microsoft.com/.../a271067b-d655-4b46-8b52-b3f191b9370c
disabling secure boot
making MBR UEFI usb
adding this PID file
finally success.

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Good morning I have the hp pavilion x2 10-n101nv , the F keys function as the selection key functions ie sation light increase light and on but if I press the fn becoming F1 F2 F3 f4, how do I change

Answer:how can change the function keys

Hi, You can change the default action as follows. Shut down the notebook.  Tap away at the esc key as you start the notebook to enter the Start-up Menu.  Select the Bios option ( f10 ), then make the change shown in the document on the following link. http://h20564.www2.hp.com/hpsc/doc/public/display?docId=emr_na-c02035108&DocLang=en&docLocale=en_US&... Regards, DP-K

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Something happend yesterday(I'm not sure, but maybe I uninstall a driver) and then keys: S, D, G, H, M, \, CAPS-LOCK, Up-arrow stopped working. I found an opinion that the problem could be connected with a webcam device which is an internal multi-protocol usb device which is not only the webcam but also keyboard. And it is said that the solution is to disable autosuspend for this device, but the following steps are for ubuntu and I am using win10. I'm sure that the problem is not because the keyboard is broken. Help me, please!

Answer:Keys problem Acer V3-571g

Have you tried 'system restore'?

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I cannot get the 'alt mouse' keys to change back to number keys on right of keyboard??
 

Answer:ACER SK-9621 number keys

look for a key labelled NumLock
 

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Whenever i try to type something like I or O it would come up as a 5 or 6
5t w643d 3662 s60eth5ng 352e th5s
Translation- It would look something like this
I read somewhere about holding the FN key, and when i do hold it and press the letter I it would come up, otherwise it would be a 5.

Any suggestions?
 

Answer:Laptop keyboard displaying wrong characters

Turn number lock off
 

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On my other laptop, the one that is giving me a problem, I uninstalled Avast antivirus and restarted the laptop but no characters are showing as I try to type my log in password. Tried Safe mode nothing doing. Tried ctrl+alt+delete nothing is happening.

Please help
 

Answer:Unable to login to laptop, can't type characters

If you have a USB keyboard available, try using it for the time being.
Probably just the cable of built-in keyboard needs reseating.
 

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Hi,suddenly the laptop started typing wrong words. I checked keyboard layout, it was English US. I even tried Ctrl + Shift and Alt + Shift, but nothing is happening. If I type small letters it types Capital letters, sometimes the same type numbers....if I type 1,2,3,4 it types !,@,#,$ respectively. Even though Numslock is also on.Even I tried external USB keyboard in the laptop, it is the same problem. At last, even I formatted the laptop and installed windows 7 again, same problem.

Answer:laptop keyboard types wrong characters

sounds like your shift key is stuck..i hate computers!but cant help myself....

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I have a HP Compaq NC8000 notebook that Suddenly started typing multiple characters and the touch pad stopped working. The E key types e3 the R key types rf etc. I bought another keyboard and still have the same problem. Nothing has ever been spilled on the laptop, I have ran virus and adware programs and nothing shows up.I do not have a usb keyboard to try,
Everything else works on the laptop perfectly.
 

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I have an old Dell inspiron e1505 laptop. When the login screen appears I am unable to login because my keyboard is typing incorrect characters.
 

Answer:Keyboard on laptop typing incorrect characters

HI, and welcome to TSG...

You may have the Num lock on. Its located at the top-right of the keyboard above the F11 key. If it is on, there should be one of the four indicator lights illuminated to the left of the power button. The first on, actually.

Good luck..
 

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What keys must I combine or press to see the special characters on my laptop. I am looking for the Euro & Spanish n

Thanks
 

Answer:Solved: HP dv7-1247cl Laptop Special Characters

http://www.starr.net/is/type/altnum.htm
.
 

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is it possible to change an audio output with hot keys?

for eg to play music through my headphones i use my xfi elite sound card and when i use my hifi speakers i use my onboard cards spdif out,

to do this at the moment i have to go into playback devices and change default play back device, is there a way i can use say ctrl+alt+Q to do this?

Answer:change audio channel with hot keys?

This has been asked before and I don't recall anyone posting a way to do it. May be, but not that I remember. Have you tried doing a google search for this?

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Hello all, My problem is that when I hit certain keys such as "cap lock" or "num lock" my display changes colors for a split second. This only recently happened & is quite annoying when typing. No new hardware or software has been installed recently. Any ideas? Thanks. Mikhron
 

Answer:certain keys change my display colors

Hey everyone, I have solved my own problem regarding the above. I went into Accessibility Options in the Contol Panel& disabled Toggle keys& Sound sentry, possibly some conflict there. Display seems to be fine for now,, knock wood! Thanks for your time. Regards, Mikhron
 

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I wounder if it is possible to change the keyboard. I just got this computer but I wold like to change the keyboard to a swedish keyboard. Is this possible? and how much would it approxemately cost?

Answer:Is it possibe to change the keys on my keyboard???

Hi tootoo,

the easiest way to check it out is contacting a Toshiba Service Partner in Sweden.

Normally they have keycaps available!

Go to https://eu.computers.toshiba-europe.com - Support & Download - Find an authorized Service Partner

There are all Service Partners across Europe, also Sweden!

Bye Pete

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Hello.

I have a Satellite C55-C-1U1.

I want to know if it's possible to change brightness using F2-F3 keys, without pressing the FN key.
I have Windows 8.1, 64 bit.

Thank you.

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I would like to change/disable the function keys on my XPS 13.  All Google searches I've seen indicate that you can do this via a BIOS setting, but the EFI BIOS in my laptop has no entries for changing the function keys.  Is there another way?

Answer:XPS 13 9343 change function keys

OK, finally figured this out... posting here so hopefully it helps someone else.
All my research on this indicated I had to change a BIOS setting under the "System Configuration" section.  Evidently this option has moved, at least on the A07 BIOS on my XPS 13 9343.  The option you need to change is now under "POST behavior".  Select "FN Lock Options" and ensure that "FN Lock is checked (it should be... it's the default) and then ensure that "Lock Mode Enable/Secondary" is selected.  That's the one that turns off the "media" keys.  Enjoy.  :)

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Greetings.
I want Explorer to show an icon for an USB-stick rather than the default icon which is the icon for a harddrive. I found a nice USB-stick icon in the Windows-file C:\system32\DDORes.dll #2389, and I found a way to get it into Explorer via Brink's guide, but ONLY for a specific Drive-letter (f.i. "Q:").
I would like to have Explorer show the USB-stick icon nomatter the drive-letter, if it is an USB-stick. If it is a HDD or a SSD or a DVD, then it should keep the default icons like it does now.

An example: I have 2 SSD 1 HDD and 1 bluray. My first available driveletter is G:, so I want letters from G: and forward to show up an icon for an USB-stick, if that is what I am connecting. If I connect an USB HDD, then it should remain a HDD-icon. Is this possible?

Answer:How to change drive-icon for USB-keys? Is it possible?

Hello Burgurne,

If you like, you could use an option in the tutorial below to change the icon of the USB HDD. OPTION ONE may be best for this though.

Drive Icon - Change - Windows 7 Help Forums

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Hello everyone I'm new here :)

I have a stupid big problem which is whenever I try to click the function keys in Programs, Games, etc.. it doesn't work for that program or game it just does what's on them!

For an example when I click on F10 or F9 it changes the volume, and when I click on F2 and F3 they change the brightness of the screen!!! And F5 doesn?t refresh!!! That?s it they do nothing else at all, how can I change that to their old original ways like in Windows Vista and XP!!!

I'm not sure if the problem is with Windows or Toshiba Laptop, I have a Toshiba Satellite Windows 8.

Pleaaaaaaaaase someone help! This is urgent.

Answer:How to change the Function Keys functionality?

You can change it to work in ?standard? mode.
To do this open Toshiba desktop Assist > System settings > Keyboard and change Function keys mode to ?Standard F1-F12 mode?.

After restart check it again.

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Hello, is this possible?

Thank you
 

Answer:?- How to Change Windows Shortcut Keys

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Title pretty much says it all.

If you have Win 7 OEM Pro installed and also have a legit key for Win 7 Retail Pro, can you change to Retail without a reinstall, by just changing keys.

What's the procedure? Phone call to MS? Formal deactivation?

Answer:OEM Pro to Retail Pro without a reinstall; just change keys. Possible?

You should be able to just change the key at Control Panel>System. It may activate online or you may need to do the phone call to assure the robot that only one copy (if that's all that came with the license, e.g. isn't MSDN) is installed. This gives MS activation permission to deactivate on any other previous PC it was installed upon and replace that with the present hardware signature represented by the series of numbers.

Only if it is retail Upgrade version would you need to do the quick Option 3 workaround in Clean Install with a Upgrade Windows 7 Version

If the link is not present to Change Product Key then you can use SLMgr Commands and Options

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Greetings.
I want Explorer to show an icon for an USB-stick rather than the default icon which is the icon for a harddrive. I found a nice USB-stick icon in the Windows-file C:\system32\DDORes.dll #2389, and I found a way to get it into Explorer via Brink's guide, but ONLY for a specific Drive-letter (f.i. "Q:").
I would like to have Explorer show the USB-stick icon nomatter the drive-letter, if it is an USB-stick. If it is a HDD or a SSD or a DVD, then it should keep the default icons like it does now.

An example: I have 2 SSD 1 HDD and 1 bluray. My first available driveletter is G:, so I want letters from G: and forward to show up an icon for an USB-stick, if that is what I am connecting. If I connect an USB HDD, then it should remain a HDD-icon. Is this possible?

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I created a shortcut for once of my ATI catalyst software profiles. I put the profiles on my desktop, and manually created shorcuts. The shortcuts disappared. I created them again, but some how, I created a shortcut for the #2 on my number keypad, so every time I type a 2 my screen resolution changes. This is very annoying:crybaby. How do I fix this?
 

Answer:How do I change global shortuct keys?

The problem resolved itself when I restarted my pc.
 

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Hi, I have recently been given the "Prince of Persia; The Two Thrones" game. Since having got used to playing the Tomb Raider games I am programmed into using the arrow keys (up, down, left and right) for moving around. The Prince of Persia is moved around using the W, A, S, D keys, and I would like to know if anyone has played this game and can tell me if it's possible to change this in the Options section. The game does say that these are the default keys which makes me wonder if I can in fact change them.Regards cowgirl66

Answer:Can I change keys in Prince of Persia

click hereshould give you the option to change in "options" from main menu...

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Okay im not asking about the bios thing that everybody might think im asking, that i use fn functions with or wh pressing the fn key. Before this one i had lenovo laptop and the f3 was turning my display off and it was really usefull,not like this stupid function that i have now, that would never ever use. P.S. Okay hp i am REALLY dissapointed from the HP SUPPORT. So forums are the only places i can ask questions about my hp products??? Thats insane. Most big companies even have online chats. I mean ok i will but the main account i had i tried to pick username and whatever i tried to pick and click submit,it just kept refreshing the page! I was stuck for a lot of time so i made another account and clicked im from usa and it worked........................come on hp, pull yourself together..

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The Function Keys on my P870 laptop are dual action keys. You have to press the FN key at the same time as the Function Key, F1, F2, etc. In particular I use the F2 key a lot but having to use 2 hands (unless you have extremely long fingers) to operate the Function Keys is driving me crazy.

Any suggestions?

Answer:Re: How to change usage of Function Keys?

If you use Win8 open Desktop assist > System settings > Keyboard and change ?Function Keys mode?.
Change it to ?Special function mode? restart notebook and test how it works.

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