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Keyboard is typing numbers instead of letters? (NUM LOCK IS NOT ON)

Question: Keyboard is typing numbers instead of letters? (NUM LOCK IS NOT ON)

when i hit letters in my applications, it says im hitting numbers, and even when i hit the numbers on my keyboard, it starts going "1,2,3,4,5" ect. just from hitting 1 number. for instance when i go on youtube and hit 1 on a video player, its supposed to keep taking me to a certain part of the video, but it just keeps going forward until it restarts and then goes through again. also when i play minecraft and i try changing my settings, if i want to set "move left" to "a" it says i it number 1!?!? i know a good bit about computers, but this is just BAFFLING me, i have looked ALL OVER this website and all of the people that had this problem just had there NUM lock on, and i cant use any applications while this problem is going on, so please, anyone, help me out

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Answer: Keyboard is typing numbers instead of letters? (NUM LOCK IS NOT ON)

If this is a laptop see if this helps.

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

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

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I have THINK PAD X40 that is a few years old.  I was working away today and all of a sudden the key board is typing numbers instead of the letters.  I am using the alpha keyboard - not the numbers.  I tried everything I can think of but nothing I have tried has worked to turn the numbers off so I can't even sign on because my password is coming up numbers instead of letter!  Can anyone out there help me? 


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Answer:X40: keyboard typing numbers instead of letters

Press shift + scrlk (above F11). 

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There a a few keys on my Thinkpad that type numbers and not letters. They are located on the right hand side. This just started for some reason. I'm sure there is a keystroke that must have been entered by mistake. Any thoughts ?

Answer:Why is my keyboard typing numbers and not letters

You've apparently turned on the number pad on your keyboard. Press Fn+NmLk keys to toggle it off.

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Yesterday the computer was fine, but today the some of the keys on the keyboard are typing numbers and letters at the same time.
For example, when I type "a" it shows up as "a1". These are the keys its doing that on:
a1 d3 f4 8i j7 k8 l9 9o 0p 1q 4r s2 7u 2w 
I've tried:
Ctrl + Shft,
updating the driver
System Resore from a week ago
booting in safe mode (still had the same problem)
running a scan from Microsoft Securtiy Essentials (Came up clean)
Can anyone help? I haven't spilled anything on it

Answer:Keyboard typing numbers and letters at same time.

That can be a sign that your keyboard has failed.Now I have to ask this (there is a reason I ask but will go into more detail if the answer is yes)Do you happen to have Xfinity/Comcast as your internet provider?

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has anyone had a problem with your keyboard typing
random letters and numbers when you try to type? If so
do you know what causes it or how to fix it? thanks!

Answer:keyboard typing random letters and numbers

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Seems to only affect the right portion of the keyboard. SP2 Sony Vaio PCG-R505EL

Answer:[SOLVED] keyboard typing numbers instead of letters

hi welcome to TSF

sounds like the numlock is enabled.

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My computer detects my keyboard and the tab, space, enter and back buttons work fine but the rest stopped working, I've tried another keyboard and it did the same thing. the main issue is that I cant type my password on the login screen in windows 10. I also cant access the bios since numbers and F-keys don't work as well.

Answer:My keyboard stopped typing letters or numbers

Have you tried a wired PS-2 keyboard (the old type with the circular plug)

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I have an IBM laptop that is typing numbers instead of letters on the keyboard.
I am running windows XP on the laptop.
I had an external keyboard attached to the laptop and it works fine.
Things I have tried:
turning off the number lock
disabling macros


Answer:IBM Laptop keyboard typing numbers instead of letters

Hello! I had the same problem! The "Num Lk" key activates the numeric keyboard (blue characters). The "Fn" (Function Key) will turn it off, or vice-versa (can't remeber exactly)! Anways, just press the "num lk" and the "fn" key and it should return to normal!

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My Pavilion laptop intermittently types double letters.  I'm running windows 8.1 and the unit is about 6 weeks old.  It has done this eever since I got it.  I've look at other links to problems similar and checked the double key rate.  Also I've pluged in a generic keyboard and it appears not to do it.  Any specific suggestions?Thanks

Answer:keyboard intermittently typing double letters and numbers

Hi Jimfh, Thank you for visiting the HP Support Forums and Welcome. I have read your thread on your HP Pavilion Notebook  and keyboard issues. Here is a link to uninstall the keyboard. Restart the computer after uninstalling, it should reinstall automatically. If this does not help, what you can do, is use the following link to create yourself a case number, then call and it may help speed up the call process: Step 1. Open link: Step 2. Enter Product number or select to auto detectStep 3. Scroll down to "Still need help? Complete the form to select your contact options"Step 4. Scroll down and click on: HP contact options - click on Get phone number Case number and phone number appear.They will be happy to assist you immediately. Let me know how this goes. Thanks.

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My friend is having a keyboard problem on his laptop. Basically words a read with numbers in between. Examples include:

o9o9h e3r4m
no9thi8ng he3lp0e3d
no9thng hap0p0e3ni8ng

Any help gratefully appreciated.

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this is what happens when I press the period key: .56-mvxzc
the l key repetitively: l7l79ljl7l79l7l7sad
the o key: oqe or orwqe depending on how long I hold it downm


Answer:laptop keyboard typing weird letters/numbers

Hi and Welcome to TSF!

Do you have a secondary keyboard to try?

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Hi everyone ! My yoga 500 has this very annoying issue since yesterday (after an update on i-tunes, I don't know if this is related...): - Anything I type on the physical keyboard appears "s" letter, even if I type on the numbers or enter- I restarted many times- The screen keyboard works ok- I can't even log in when I start from the keyboard, I have to switch to tablet mode and use the screen keyboard- I started fresh with a clean installation of Windows as suggested in Windows 10 recovery advanced startup   > didn't help- I checked the language of the keyboard, that is OK-There is no Nmlock key on my keyboard, but I tried a few Shift/Alt combinations proposed on the web forums> didn't help Does anyone had the same issue ?I looked for the solution on this forum but couldn't find, hope I don't repost anything already discussed and apologies if that was the case. I am writing this form a different notebook and hope I can get help from experts ! Have a great day

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HelloWe have an issue where our users of the Lenovo Yoga type in Word or Excel.Whilst typing a sentence users have reported a series of sevens (7777777777) appearing like that randomly throughout.  Sometimes random letters too.  This sequence does not stop until you press Enter. You have to constantly keep deleting and restarting a sentence. This happens when using an external USB keyboard and monitor.  Our Yogas do not have NUMLOCK function on the laptop itself.  Any help solving this mystery would be appreciated! thank you

Answer:Keyboard randomly inserts numbers/letters whilst typing

Hi Redr,
Welcome to Lenovo Community!
As per the query we understood that you are facing the issue with mistyping the letters on your Lenovo Yoga.

Please let us know is the system is Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga or Lenovo Ideapad Yoga?
Check with booting the system into safe mode and check if the issue persists in that also.
Check with uninstalling all keyboard adapters from device manager.

Hope this helps!
Best regards,
Hemanth Kumar

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Hello all! So I looked around the forums for an answer before I posted, and I found a topic that was about this same problem. The person finally solved the problem by system restoring their laptop to before September 19th. I did this and disabled automatic update installation, and I was fine. Then yesterday my dad was using my laptop to look something up. Apparently he thought it would be "helpful" to install any updates I had, and he updated my laptop before he gave it back. Today the problem came back, where I'll be typing and my keyboard will decide to give me numbers instead of letters. I tried another system restore, but it didn't list any days before the beginning of October as options, no matter how hard I looked, so I can't possibly restore to before September 19th. Is there any way I can get rid of this problem, or did my dad just ruin my laptop?

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The number row & first row of letters are typing letters & numbers at the same time. Arrow keys are also not working. I have checked keyboard settings, language settings, "num lock" & various "fn" & other key combinations. I have uninstalled & reinstalled keyboard driver. I have reset  BIOS to defualt settings. I have factory reset entire laptop as last resort. Nothing has worked. No spills or sprays on laptop. Th8is 8is h9o2w 8it ty0p3es b3ef9o4r3e *I d3el3et3e all th3e n7umb3e4rs. HELP!  

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This is killing me.
When in word documents or typing in browsers, my laptop keyboard is perfectly fine, but when I'm in a game or certain other programs (like typing in Pandora, the internet radio) my keyboard (all the numbers, letters, and punctuation keys), when hit, will display numbers. No matter what key is pressed the first press gives me a "1," the next a "2," and so forth until "0" which is when it goes back to "1." I can't play anything and have to copy paste into Pandora's typing field. Oddly, when I hit CTRL-V to paste it still registers. CTRL-random number would not paste, so something is (I think) changing my letters into numbers after the letter registers.
I tried to do all the Num-lock and scroll-lock stuff but it didn't work.
AVG Free's scheduled scan turned up nothing.
I'm currently scanning with Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and Spybot S&D. Unhackme says there is no Trojan on my computer.
I temporarily fixed the problem previously with a system restore, but it did not last.
Someone please help!

Answer:Keyboard only typing numbers in sequence, num lock OFF

UPDATE: There doesn't seem to be any virus or malicious files.
I searched and found a guy with a similar problem, but there was no solution...

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When I 1st boot up, any of my numbers keys or letter keys type only numbers.  No matter what key I hit 1st, the number 1 appears.  The 2nd keystroke, no matter what key I hit types the number 2.  This keeps on going until when I hit the 10th keystroke, 0 appears.  On the 11th keystroke 1 appears again and the whole sequence starts over.  If I hit the shift key, then I get [email protected]#$%^&*() and it starts all over again.  I can turn the Numeric Lock and Caps Lock on and off - the green light lights up when tuned on, goes off when turned off. The weird thing I discovered is if I hibernate the computer by either closing the lid or pushing the Fn and F4 (hibernate) key, then wake it up after a few seconds, the keyboard is back to working normal. Any ideas on what might be going on? Thanks!


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Answer:Keyboard Typing Only Numbers - Numeric Lock Is Off

I cannot say I have heard of this issue before (I'm not even sure which model/machine type of ThinkPad you are using) but I am wondering if the problem might be due to an external USB device like a keyboard being plugged into the computer.  If you start the ThinkPad without any other USB devices plugged in, does that make any difference?
Does the problem occur if you log in as a different user, or boot from a Linux Live CD?
Aryeh Goretsky

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HiAs mentioned above.. My notebook started typing weirdly and my caps lock key used to have a white LED light indicator but its not showing suddenly.. (the caps lock key is still functioning)As for the other parts of the keyboard.. when i type ' l ' the letter ' l3 ' would come out.. When i type ' i ' the letter 'oi' would appear.. It is typing joined letters randomly.. Typing ' o ' would be hitting enter and O at the same time.. I've tried almost all the suggestion in the forum but its still not working for me.. caps LED still not working and keyboard still typing weirdly  I even formatted the whole notebook totally without recovery and downloaded the latest software from HP.. Still not working..  Any suggestions? Would it be a hardware issue?  Thank you for taking your time to look into my problemPS: my laptop is in super duper good condition  cheersivan  

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I have a new Dell Inspiron 580 with Win 7 Home. Everything was great until about a week ago.

When playing games, all my keyboard inputs come out as numbers, and they are not the same numbers, they cycle 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,0,1... (I press 'a' and 1 comes up, press it again or any other key and 2 comes up, again, 3 and so on) This makes it impossible to do online crosswords or move in any game that uses the wasd keys. The keys all work fine in office, explorer, or any place that just wants text.

This is a desktop not a laptop so the numlock isn't the problem. I have swapped keyboards, updated drivers, turned off accessibility features, checked keyboard language setting, and nothing helps.

The only thing that I changed on the computer around when this problem started was changing anti-virus software, the 30 day McAffe trial was over so I uninstalled it and installed Norton Security Suite, which may be the problem, but I can't go back now.

Has anyone heard of a problem like this with Norton, Win 7, or anywhere?

I suspect Nortons anti-key-logger is messing things up, but i haven't found any way to turn it off or settings to change.

Any help or suggestions would be appreciated.

Answer:typing letters come out as numbers

uninstall Norton for testing purposes?
especially if you suspect it, why not remove it from the picture to verify?

possible solution?

I figured it out! You need to go to Start>Run then type in msconfig, then you go to startup and check GID Desktop Application and restarts, BAM, it will work fine.Click to expand...

This issue is caused by a software called GuardedID software, please follow the steps provided below to prevent the application from Starting up or you may remove the application if you want to.Click to expand...

If you're running Windows 7 operating system and you've installed the standard free security offering from Comcast called "Constant Guard", you don't have a problem with your numlock button. Instead, you have run straight into a serious bug in Constant Guard. This "security" software intercepts all keystrokes with built-in key logging software. If you're typing into a website or office product like Word, you won't see any trouble at all. But if you're typing into a game or other application that uses DirectX or tries to access the keyboard output via a pathway that is not processed correctly by Constant Guard, you'll instead get random numbers every time you press a character key repeatedly. (a different number every time you press &qu... Read more

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I had this problem last year and had to scrape my hard drive . When I type on the right side of the keyboard . My l turns into a 3 ,my o turns into a 6 ,my k is a 2 and so on . I can't find this problem anywhere on the net . Please help I don't want to reload .
Thank you .

Answer:Typing numbers instead of letters

Welcome to TSF.

This question should not be posted here. It will be moved.

I think it's probably the keyboard layout. Try going to Start->Settings->Control Panel and double click on Regional and Language Options. Make sure the Regional Options tab is set to English. Then go to the Languages tab and click on Details button. Make sure that the Keyboard has US under it.

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 Hi guysi bought my lappy 06 and not long after purchase i encountered this problem however it corrected itself. I checked the numlock thats not on and so here iam posting again to see if anyone can help me with this prob againcheers ness_2

Answer:Typing numbers instead of letters

Check in the BIOS to see if numbers mode is set to on for the keypad.

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My Ideapad Z710 is doing the following; When I type a "z" I get "1z", When I type a "x" I get "2x", When I type a "c" I get "3c", When I type a "v" I get "4v" and so on all the way across the bottom row of keys. This happens randomly.  It will go away if I reboot but then comes back. What the heck is causing this and how to fix it??Thanks,Dave  

Answer:Help! Z710 is typing numbers before letters

Hi Dmohring,
Welcome to Lenovo Community!
As per the query we understood that you are facing a issue with keypad .
Please check in on screen keyboard for the issue.
Also please change the keyboard layout to US English and check for the issue.
Also try to boot to safe mode and check for the issue. If still the issue persist then please visit the service center for further assistance.
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.
Hope this helps! Do post us back for further queries.
Best regards,

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I have a  Chrome notebook, justtoday when I attempt to log on I noticed I get the letter accomaopanied by a number with each letter. How do I fix this probles of nukbers abd letrrs typing simultaneously?

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whenever I press the NUM LOCK key, I get numbers when I press certain letters such as j, k, l, m, n etc. It is a pain to have to turn the NUM LOCK off, just to have access to the whole range of letters. Is there anyway to have the NUM LOCK key ONLY affect the number keys?I have tried pressing the Function key with the NUM Lock, the Shift key & Num Lock, Ctrl Key & Num Lock, ALT key & NUM Lock - but no joy. I have also tried all kinds of combinations of the above without success. The model of my computer is HP Pavillion dv 9500 laptop and there are no numbers on the keys. Any other suggestions or help is really appreciated ?

Answer:HP laptop typing numbers instead of letters !

The is no way for selectively turn on NUM lock as you are asking. You shall just have to keep using the num lock button every time you want to use the numbers. or just use the top line of the keyboard for the numbers.

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Every now and then my HP laptop which is running Windows 7 will start typing numbers instead of letters. If I turn off num lock the problem resolves itself but then my number pad is useless. I can't find any combination of keys that permanently corrects this issue so I have to do a system restore. Any ideas?

Answer:HP laptop typing numbers instead of letters !

Hello there,Shift + NumLockorFN + Scrolletc etc .. I guess it changes by laptop model.

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Hello all!  This is my first post to the forums... I wanted to just call tech support but they didn't seem to want to talk to me unless I tried every other imaginable way to fix my problem (even though I'm going off to college in a few days and need this fixed now).   But anyway! So I've noticed that when I play any flash games, if I have to type on my keyboard, the letters all type numbers.  Aka, when it asks me to type in my name for the high score, instead of Sarah I'll get something like 35294.  Sometimes this will also happen when I'm typing on AIM... but when I delete all the numbers and try again magically it works.  This does NOT happen when I'm playing flash games and I cannot seem to avoid the problem.  Also, each letter doesn't seem to represent one number.  If I type aaaaaa, I'll get something like 456789 (the number increases with every hit).  It is a real issue because some games I can't even play because you have to hit the B button to attack, but it doesn't register that I'm hitting B. Also, I can't log on unless I have just turned the computer on.  Meaning, say I leave it and the laptop goes into sleep mode, if I wake it up and try to type in my password, it refuses to register that I'm typing in the correct password and I have to  use Veriface loggin to get on my comptuer.  This is very troublesome because Veriface doesn't work the best, so sometimes I just have to restart the co... Read more

Answer:G550 laptop typing in numbers instead of letters

Start your Windows in secure mode and try the keyboard.

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Dear All: I am wondering if I have a virus. My keyboarrdrd isttyping extra letters and numbers etc... I wwill not edit so you can see whatat it dooes.. II i wonder ifi hav irus. I am running SuperAntiSpyware now, and trying to update my Malwarebytes. I am using ann internet conneection f from the hotel across the streeet aand was told thhhat (i will edit now for your sake)... it is poor security. I am concerned. Can you giive me advice in th emeantimee? Like shouuld I not log into any accounts until I get this fixed? Kim

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My laptop keeps typing numbers as opposed to letters in certain applications. Hope someone can help. Its crazy making.
Its an ACER Aspire 5253

Answer:[SOLVED] laptop keeps typing numbers insteaof letters

Hi Sjacobso welcome to TSF,

Did you install anything recently like constant guard? if so uninstall it.

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I thought I would share my recent adventure with a 3000 N500 I have. The laptop was special ordered with Xp Pro on it. I uninstalled and installed Ubuntu, worked great. At some point my wife spilled some soda onto the page up and down keys, resutling in those keys not working. Recently I purchased her another latop and decided to reinstall Windows Xp Pro on the N500 for use with some camera software I have. I decided to go ahead and order another keyboard from Amazon, for 21 bucks. I wiped the drive and used an OEM Xp Pro to reinstall windows. I was having some issues with sound and modem drivers and decided to go ahead and install SP3 on it to help out with the high def install of drivers. That worked great, but when I recieved the new keyboard Tuesday and install it, I noticed that some dual number letter keys were inputting numbers. I googled and was brought here where a number of posters stated several programs might be the cause. I searched and these programs WERE'NT installed on this, due to a clean install of OEM windows. This took me back to suare one, why. I'm very proficiant in PC's having built many custom machines and assisted others in repair. I decided to test the keyboard by using an flash drive with Linux on it. The keyboard worked like a champ, so that narrowed the issue to windows pr software inside it. Booting back to windows I started thinking that possibly an update inside SP3. I removed SP3 and rebooted and the keyboard worked great, no errors.... Read more

Answer:Lenovo N500 keyboard/ numbers instead of letters/with new keyboard installed/Resolved!!

I forgot to mention, this conflict DOESN'T effect an external usb keyboard, just the installed keyboard. I will monitor this thread for awhile and will assist if possible, thanks.

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Windows 10
Start - Settings - Ease of Access - Keyboard

Everything here is off. If i turn on the On-Screen Keyboard no keys are Highlighted (indicating they are depressed/stuck )
When I use the hard keyboard and sometimes even the onscreen keyboard its as if either Ctrl, Alt Win or something are pressed down as it just types shortcuts.

-H- typed into chrome browser address bar via onscreen keyboard types as normal
-H- typed into chrome browser address bar via hard keyboard brings up -Chrome://history- But now also on the onscreen keyboard Ctrl is Highlighted.
I click on the onscreen keyboard to deactivate the now highlighted Ctrl button and try again. Now things are different, as now both the onscreen keyboard and the hard keyboard both bring up ?Chrome://history- when -H- is typed ( Shift is not depressed )

This seems to randomly cycle one min onscreen keyboard works fine, next the keyboard works fine or they either work or none of the work rendering the computer useless.

I cant help feel it?s a software issue but im no pro and I don?t have an additional external keyboard to try but as the onscreen and hard keyboard work ok for a while sometimes I assume something is up and that?s what brought me here.

Hopefully this is clear enough to be understood and to help others who may have the same issue.

Thank you so much for your time.

In -Device Manger ? Keyboards-
The keyboard driver is dated 2006 so tried to update the driver but s... Read more

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in the desktop ie and the url bar of the metro ie the keyboard numbers row doesn't work, every key in that row just repeatedly types the most recently pressed key that isn't in that row. I can type numbers with the number pad on the side of the keyboard but not symbols like @,#,$ and the rest. sometimes I write something into another program and copy and paste, but some websites don't let you do that. so how do you get the numbers row on the keyboard to work?

Answer:keyboard numbers row not typing in ie

Just taking a wild stab in the dark here as I don't use IE but have you checked your keyboard settings on the bottom of your screen (that ENG button on the lower right on the Task Bar)? Mine got mysteriously changed to French Canada the other day and I couldn't use my number row.

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Now that I've downloaded Windows 10, every time I try to find something and/or ask a question, my keyboard letter characters come out as numbers. Is there a setting I can change? I have a Lenovo G550.

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it will do this with all keys, I have to minimize the browser then bring it back up and it will work until the next time it happens, what can I do to fix it

Answer:keyboard types numbers instead of letters

Does each key type a specific number or is it all random?

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My computer keyboard types numbers instead of letters when 'Num Lock' is on.  The Num Lock selection used to only affect the ten key calculator on the right, but now it also affects the alpha characters. How do I turn off the numbers on the alpha side of the keyboard?

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I need help please,
When I turn on the numlock button and try to type, my keyboard start typing numbers instead of letters. I tried all types of solutions but no luck.
I even replaced the keyboard but still the same issue.
Please help,
I have new hp motherboard dv9225us, win7 ultimate sp1, 2 gig ram, 2 ghz.
Thank you all.

Answer:keyboard types numbers instead of letters

Hi welcome to TSF

do you have constant guard or guarded id installed on your computer?

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My son has just phoned me 'cos his laptop for some reason has a problem.
Keys such as K which also have the number 2 will only show the number, not the letter. I'm working 200 miles away from him at the moment so how can he put this right please? He's only just in double figures so he's rather worried about this.
He says he's not changed any settings but it's possible that something could have been changed by accident of course.
Thanks for any help...


Answer:Solved: Keyboard. Numbers not letters.

The Num Lock is on? I know some laptops have a keystroke to lock the "number pad" on the laptop keyboard.

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Consequtive numbers appear instead of letters. Using Acer netbook Win 7.

A workaround is by selecting a language in the multi language bar I use; however, when moving to a new text box the keyboard returns to enter numbers instead of letters and selecting a language in the language bar is required again.

This problem exists when using the browsers. MS Word seems not to have the problem. I did not try other applications.

Answer:keyboard enters numbers instead of letters

check maybe u press the nmlck...

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certain letters and numbers won't work on keyboard

Answer:certain letters and numbers won't work on keyboard

Did you think about trying a different keyboard?Hang up and live.

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I have a Dell Dimension 3000 computer with the Dell keyboard that came with it. I've had it for almost 5 years. The past few weeks, I've had problems with the keyboard not inputting the letters I type. I'll type a sentence or 2 and look up to see only 1/2 of the first sentence is there.
This mostly happens when I'm posting on online forums. It has yet to happen when I'm working in Word.

Any ideas anyone?

Windows XP Home Edition

Answer:Keyboard not typing all the letters

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Preface: I'm a computer tech of 13 years, and I've not seen a problem like this, nor can I figure out a way to successfully search for a similar problem online, so I figured I'd try here.

I've got a computer on our network that is displaying a unique symptom. When you type anything, it appears as a series of incrementing numbers from 0 to 9 and repeating. This happens when pressing any letter or number keys. The only key that appears to work is the tilde/backapostrophe (~`). Also interesting is that pressing Shift + any key gives you the symbol appropriate for pressing shift and that number.

So, for example, if I were to type:

This is a test! >> !234 56 7 [email protected]
AaaaaaAAA >> $56789)[email protected]
qwertyuiopasdfghjkl; >> 34567890123456789012


The computer had a malware infection prior to this, including the WinAntivirus 2010 infection, as well as a rootkit infection that Gmer's tool located and "successfully" removed.

I don't think this is being caused by an infection, as MBAM and SAS are both showing the system as completely clean. I've tried a PS2 and USB keyboard, both which give the same result. Rkill doesn't show anything running in the background that shouldn't be, and for all other purposes, the computer is working perfectly.

Any ideas here?

Answer:Keyboard is typing consecutive numbers...!

I do not have a fix at this moment for this one but can recommend a work around.

Open Start>Run type osk.exe to access the on screen keyboard.

Maybe someone else around here has experienced this issue and will have a fix but for now if this PC is really needed to function this is one work around.

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I have sought a solution for this problem for a few weeks and cannot find one.

My notebook is an HP Pavilion dv9005ca Laptop (17in. screen) and has a separate numeric keypad. Running Windows XP SP2 with all patches.

The keys: M,JKL,UIO produce numeric characters (0 to 6) when the num lock key is on and the correct characters when it is off (some other keys on that side of the keyboard produce symbols found on the numeric keypad).

Following HP support suggestion at [url not allowed:-( ] I have tried the Fn + num lock combination but this does nothing.

When I first boot up the characters are normal until the num lock key is toggled.

At some point a while ago when entering text I believe I inadvertently pressed a combination of keys that caused this problem.

I hope someone can help.

Answer:Keyboard Produces Numbers Instead of Letters in Windows XP

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Hey, I have an HP Pavilion Dv6 Laptop. It runs Windows 7. My laptop keyboard suddenly one day started malfunctioning. It didn't get wet, nor did I ever remove any of the keys. Just randomly some keys started having extra letters added. Here are some examples:

When I type: I get:
g gt5
t gt5
5 gt5
h hy6
y hy6
6 hy6
' '[-
[ '[-
- '[-

Help!!!! My backspace button also doesn't work, it deletes one space but replaces it with a backslash so i have to go back and use my keypad "delete" button to get rid of unwanted letters in my messages

Answer:Keyboard types Extra Letters/Numbers

Hi jc1691, welcome to TSF

is the laptop under warranty? hook up a usb keyboard does it do the same thing or work correctly. another thing you can try is uninstalling the keyboard in device manager and restart laptop will load keyboard when restarted.

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Hi, when hitting the letter keys on my keyboard, numbers show up. I am currently using an external keyboard to type this post.  Following I will type, "help, my lenovo keyboard has issues" but with my laptop keyboard to emphasize the issue at hand. "he3*, 0y 3en6v6 2eyb6ard has 5ss4es" Has anyone dealt with this issue and know how to resolve it? Thank you, rdpchef


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Answer:Y530 Keyboard letters output numbers!

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I have a HP laptop keyboard that isn't responding correctly. It displays a "1q 2w 3e 4r 7u 8i 9o 0p" on the screen when the respective letter is typed. I undestand how the "Fn" key and the "Num Lock" key works but this is not the issue. Any advice to remedy this would be appreciated. I've had this laptop for 18 months and it just started doing this. I can't seem to find anyone on the internet that is having the exact same problem. They only have what appears to be a similar issue but not this exact number letter combination.

Answer:HP laptop keyboard responds as numbers and letters

Have you tried using a USB external keyboard?

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If you open Mozilla or Explorer in order to search for something on the Internet, the keyboard only types Numbers.

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Hi guys, can anybody help? Last July the keyboard on my NB100 developed a fault. The keys U,I,O,J,K,L and M when pressed gave the numbers 0,1,2,3,4,5,6.
As it was still under warranty I sent it back to be repaired. Everything was fine until today, when it has started to do the same thing.
I have checked that UK Keyboard is selected ( I have even installed the United Kingdom International keyboard software) and I have updated the BIOS. All to no avail. I have checked for virus's and spyware, there is none.
As the Netbook is now out of warranty I don't want the expense of another repair.

Anyone any idea what the problem could be?

Thanks Guys

Answer:NB100 Keyboard Problem-Numbers instead of Letters!

Hi, those keys are mapped to Numbers when Numlock is turned on. Turning off the Numlock will revert it back to letters. Have a look in the Users Manual if you can't find the Numlock key, I think you need to hold down the Fn key and press another key.

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This seems to happen at random times and I cant get rid of it unless I restart the PC, which is what makes me think this is a software, not a hardware problem because my keyboard should be fine really. This only started happening a few weeks after I had made a fresh installation of Windows 7 (previously used XP).

Basically the problem: All of a sudden a random number of keys that are supposed to type letters type random numbers instead. The number of letter keys afflicted on average is probably around 10-30% of the total keys. Which keys are afflicted and what numbers they produce is random.

So when i type "This sucks" I might get instead "th5s 4u34s". Also functions bound to Q in a video game will not function when I actually pres Q in case it would produce a number while typing.

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I got myself a Scorpion K9 two weeks ago and it was working perfectly. Yesterday it just suddenly began to type in wrong letters, such as "X" is now "GX", "K" is now "LD". The number "1" is now my shutdown button.

Things that I've tried:

Pressing FN+NUMLCK.
Removing my keyboard drivers.
Simple restart of the pc.
Sytem restore.

Please can you help me out?

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O.K., i have tried numerous keyboards but they all do the same thing to me. like on myspace, i will be typing a letter and i look up at the scren and 5-10 letters are missing???

if anyone has any ideas please reply

Answer:Need help-keyboard skips letters when typing

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Hi, my daughter informed me that her computer has been typing the letter "R" instead of the letter "doubleU".....get it? Anyray.....i instructed her to change keyboards....tried three and still typing incorrectly....any suggestions? Can't log in properly to make any changes because her passrord requires this messed up letter and her account is the administrator account.

I ran the hijack are the results:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 4:36:23 PM, on 4/11/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\HP\HP Software Update\HPWuSchd.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\Owner\Application Data\Real\Update\setup\setup.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\rnathchk.exe
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\Program Files\Zone Labs\ZoneAlarm\zlclient.exe
C:\Program Files\AIM6\aim6.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\OFFICE11\WINWORD.EXE
C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\HijackThis\HijackThis.exe

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I have an hp laptop and my keyboard is being acting very weird. When pressing almost all the keys, i get a group of letters. For example, when pressing "v" i get "bgv". some of them stopped responding at all. I used to get "1qa" when pressing "q", but now it doesnt even respong. Also, the on-screen keyboard shows that both shifts are pressed.

Can anyone help me with this?

Answer:Keyboard is typing several letters instead of one needed

Try an external (USB) keyboard
If that works without issue, then it sounds as though your laptop keyboard is faulty (dust or moisture)
You could try blowing it out with high compressed air (compressed air cans can be purchased from many electronic or computer tech stores)
But you may need to replace the faulty keyboard

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Hi guys,

I just bought a new optical keyboard and mouse (made by kensington and quite cheap). The mouse is fine, but I've got problems with the keyboard. I realised that I was having trouble typing in passwords and things as it was doing strange things, so I decided to test it out in notepad. I realised that although certain keys are typing fine (mainly the outside ones), some of the inside ones are doing very odd things. e.g. the 'y' key shuts down my computer, the 'n' or 'm' key seems to type about 3 different letters and it goes on, certain keys open up new windows, and other functions in windows start happening, and I can't figure out why. Any ideas?


Answer:keyboard typing random letters etc.

do you have any of the key locks / mum lock set ?

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This has been happening every other day for me recently where I will be typing and my keyboard will randomly start typing the wrong letters or pressing certain keys will open the menu bar, but my computer to sleep or just type completely random letters. I've googled it once before and found that I should change the settings in control panel > regional and language settings which worked for me once but lately it doesn't.

I've even purposely added a foreign language and then re added my normal one (UK) but hasn't helped, it was already on the proper settings anyway. The last two times it has happened was on the night and left my keyboard unplugged, the next day I plugged my keyboard back into the tower while the computer was still loading up and it has been working fine now and did the same again last night. I don't know why it does this? Also google suggested a FN key but my keyboard doesn't have one.

Answer:My keyboard keeps typing wrong letters every now and then

Hello welcome to TSF! Have you tried another keyboard?

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I am running Windows XP and I have a Logitech Internet Keyboard. For some reason it has changed over to American layout (@ is on Key 2 and # is on Key 3). The Language set-up on the computer is United Kingdon English and everything seems OK but there is no option under Keyboard in the Control Panel to change language! It is shown as Easy Internet Keyboard. Any assistance appreciated

Answer:Keyboard typing American letters

Control panel, Regional language options, languages tab,

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why is my keyboard typing small letters when caps lock is on and vice versa

Answer:why is my keyboard typing small letters when

Try / borrow another keyboard or clean it. Use a usb device if needed.Cleaning your PC Keyboard Laptop/Notebook Keyboard

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My mother's computer started having issues with the keyboard, recently. I'll say it how i see it, but obviously, i might be missing something.

When typing the letter q on the keyboard, "qt" comes up. w and e are fine, r types "re". This happens with two different keyboards. I brought by my (this) keyboard, and it worked fine, but i only tried for a minute. On her computer, i tried both a ps2 and usb keyboard (native for both, no adapters).

Right now, if i try to login, when i click on a user, it fills in the password field (as if there was a stuck key) and tells me the caps lock is on. Capslock button does turn it off, but it did not look like backspace was doing anything. The bios did not complain of a stuck button. Safe mode (i happened to try with networking) has the same issue. No issue using the keyboard before windows loads.

Using teamviewer from my computer to hers is tough. I can hit capslock with sometimes works, keys sometimes work and sometimes don't, if it types in two letters, i can use the mouse to highlight one (to overwrite) when continuing. With a lot of effort and time i can login. Clicking icons on the desktop does not work, from the start menu does.

I tried hitting the helper menu to get the on screen keyboard for logging on. The first time i tried, it came up and worked. Now the button doesn't do anything.

I went into Device Manager (early on, when i could still do things) and deleted the keyboard. It made me reboot, but didn't se... Read more

Answer:Keyboard typing wrong letters

Just tried again via TeamViewer. I can delete in the password field, but it acts as if there is a stuck key. (This is different than the last time i tried.) The form with the option for the on screen keyboard now does come up, but the keyboard is an empty frame and the mouse cursor (while over the frame) shows the circle of waiting.

This is weird. It's like Schrodinger's cat or something. The problem changes every time i look at it!

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My keyboard sometimes keys the wrong letters like when i hit the s key it types xs. Also sometimes when i hit the a key it turns the caps lock on. I just want to know what the heck is wrong with it.

Answer:my keyboard keeps typing the wrong letters

i have the same problem can someone help

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I bought this computer a week ago and am using the keyboard and mouse that came with it. The keyboard has started to type a letter multiple times even though the key is only pressed once.......  Does anybody have any ideas why this is happening please ?

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Have a Dell xps 400 computer and my keyboard is typing numbers instead of letters. changed keyboard from Dell to Logitech but its still the same.
Can anyone help.

P. S. Did a system resoter to 31 Aug but still no change.

Answer:[SOLVED] Keyboard typing letters

Do you have Num Lock on?

Is it all the keys?


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Most of the letters come out ok, but some of the keys writes wrong letters e.g. key with letter 'I' gives '5', 'O' gives '6', etc. And it's not the problem of keyboard layout, it's U.S. English and never been changed to another one. Problem persist in each application including command prompt. OS is XP Pro. Norton didn't detect any virus. Anyone has a clue?

Answer:Keyboard typing wrong letters

try chaging the keyboard layout to UK English

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When I am typing on my keyboard that came with my computer, it misses letters.  I type on several other keyboards and they all work fine so I don't think it is my touch.  Had this for 3 months now and Best Buy refuses to take care of the problem for me.  Can anybody help me?

Answer:Keyboard misses letters when typing

Hello @BCTVK, I understand that you are having issues with your touch keyboard missing letters when typing on your HP  ENVY 23. I would be happy to assist you, but first I would encourage you to post your product number for your computer. I am linking an HP Support document below that will show you how to find your product number. As with this I can provide you with accurate information.How Do I Find My Model Number or Product Number?Please re-post with the requested information and I would be happy to provide you with assistance. Thank you for posting on the HP Forums. Have a great day!

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my keyboard is typing " instead of @ when hitting shift and 2

Answer:HP laptop Main Keyboard Typing Numbers

You should have a language bar, either somewhere on the screen or minimised next to the tray icons.- Right click on it and select settings. It should show the keyboard set up currently used by your computer (probably set to UK).- Click on 'add..' then select the country/keyboard set up you want, in this case english (USA) - US- Make sure the one you want as default is at the top of the list by selecting it and clicking 'move up'This should solve your problem.

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I am trying to reinstall Windows XP on a HP ze4560us laptop. The computer was badly corrupted with a virus. I have reformatted the hard drive and flashed the BIOS. Now when I do to reinstall the Windows XP operating system disk, I am unable to type in the product code. The keyboard lets me type letters but it doesn't let me type numbers. It gives me symbols instead of the numbers. Can anyone help? I am about to throw the computer out the window.

Answer:Keyboard error typing symbols instead of numbers

Did you try holding down the shift key?

Occasionally if you are holding down a button when turning on electronics, it will switch which way it works. I haven't seen that often in keyboards, but that may be what is happening.

If possible, try using a usb keyboard. Your keyboard may be damaged.

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I have an Acer Chromebook and recently spilled some water on it.  In my panic, I quickly wiped down the keyboard and all was still well and working.  I noticed then that whenever I tried to type anything, completely different letters or numbers or random symbols would show up.  I'm guessing that as I wiped down the keys and pressed them down at once, it did something to change the keyboard.  And to add to this problem, I can't even sign into my laptop as it's password protected, and I can't type my password in correctly.  Is this something that I can fix myself easily? 

Answer:Keyboard types wrong letters, numbers, symbols, et...

Hi linscrawf,
Here is an article with 2 ways of performing a powerwash before signing into Chrome.
This should reset the device (removing any unsaved data) and any potential settings or key combo's that you may have it.
It still requires some keystrokes, but they shouldn't also intiate other keystrokes. If they are, or after performing the powerwash you still have this issue it would likely indicate that the liquid spill is affecting the circuity below and multiple keystrokes are being detected.
I hope this helps,Cory

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I have a new 11e laptop, 3rd Generation. Everything was working good. All of a sudden, the keyboard when typing only the middle row letters of "a,s,d,f, j, k, l, ;" a number will be added in front or to the back of the letter. All other keys are typing fine. I have checked for anything NumLock that could be related to causing this. Nothing in BIOS Set. Checked keyboard settings - the correct language is set. I tried to press FN+F11 and nothing. I turned on the online keyboard and clicked on NumLock there and turned it off, that did not fix it. I attached an external keyboard, that types fine. Turned on and off num lock, that did not fix it. I did a restore back to a date before it happened, that did not fix it. I just reimaged the laptop and that did not fix it. Any suggestions would be much appreciated!

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Hi...I have an Acer AO255 functions well aside from a problem with some numbers (4,6,8,0) and some letters (p and a capital V) that do not work...also number 6 is constantly in a connected state (not physically depressed but typing away in any space available)`s not the leyboard itself that needs changing but something inside that I figure is somehow stuck and causing a constant connection of the number 6...the other letters and numbers that are not working are at times intermittently working but in the main not !

It is not the keyboard itself that is malfuntioning as the number 6 is merrily typing away even when the keyboard is disconnected...anybody have any ideas as to what could be causing this please ?

The Acer itself works`s just this key/number thing...I don`t use it now as I have other laptops to use but when I have used it,it`s easy enough to browse etc...but you can imagine the difficulty when needing to type ! ...I have a feeling a connection is stuck but don`t know what or where to look to check.


Answer:Acer AO255...keyboard letters and numbers won`t function.

I'd bet the keyboard itself is defective.

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I have had my del laptop for about a year and a half. everything has ben fine, but earlier today, my cat walked acros the keybaord, and now, as you may be able to se, it won't alowe me to type double leters or even backspace. i've given up trying to corect my typing so i apologize for the erors. i did some research and found some people with similar prolbems, but they were al with newer laptops. ive never had this problem before and i am prety sure it's the result of my cat probably hiting a key or something. regardles, i do not know how to fix it. i cant scrol using the aros, type properly, or even backspace. i can't even highr my volume. can anyone help me?

Answer:laptop keyboard not typing double letters or

First try System restore to any date before the incident (preferably a few days or a week). If that does not work, uninstall the keyboard in device manager and restart, that should allow windows to reinstall the drivers. The cat probably hit a strange combination of keys like ctrl+Shift+something else and you could look all day and not find the options to correct it directly. One of these should help. In the future, put the system into sleep if you walk away for a few minutes (or close the lid), Hibernate if for longer, and shut down for hours or overnight.You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.

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I was wandering if anyone can help me out.
My laptop keeps typing extra letters.

So when I am typing let's say the word dogg. "dog" I am frustrated
Can someone tell me if I need to send this back to the shop or is their something I can try to fix the problem.

Thhis is an example line I am not such a bad speller.
This is just howw my laptop is typing please help me because I am pulling my hair out.


I am running windows 8.1

Answer:Satellite C50-A-1DV - keyboard typing multiple letters

Connect the external USB keyboard and check if the same ?double letters? issue would appear using such external USB keyboard.

If the double letters symptoms will not appear using external keyboard, then the internal notebook keyboard must be faulty.

This would mean that the internal keyboard must be replaced to fix the issue.
But if the double letter will appear even using the external keyboard, then the keyboard controller (part of the motherboard) could be affected.

Not quite sure if this could be fixed by BIOS update but in case your BIOS is not up to date, try to update the BIOS.

Otherwise I would recommend you to contact Toshiba authorized service provider for an check.

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Well about a week ago my laptop keyboard started to act funny when I tired to backspace random signs, or random actions would happen, when I tried to use the space bar it wouldn't give me a space it might give me a d or a / or c, n and when I pressed enter it wouldn't work either then a few days ago the letters started not to work either. They all started to do random things like H might disconnect my Internet or it might Brighton the screen and I have tried every single thing I read about and nothing sometimes my keyboard works perfectly fine and sometimes it gets crazy, I scanned my laptop to see if it was a virus but nothing, I looked to see if it was the keyboard not working but the computer said that the devise was working perfectly fine. I have a Dell Inspiron M5010 Windows Home Premium 7 I have also pretty much uninstalled basically everything I didn't need or use on my laptop that I have downloaded to see if it might have been one of those but it wasn't. I really need help. Thank you
\,so me ttP[YPING /LOOKSlalittlelike /tgisi]/k /iTBgetsannotingafterbawhileno.spacewo[]rokingno[[]]-.-

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I am about to embark on writing a few french (and German) letters on my computer at home which has as you can expect a British keyboard. Is there any way that I can change the language over to French or German standards so that it picks up and recommends where words and accents should go without me having to "insert symbol" or do strange letter contributions? Does this make sense?Or do I need to buy a French and German keyboard to get the accents in?Thanks!

Answer:Typing French letters on a British keyboard

You need to load the French and German Spell checkers. Type as normal then do a spell check and point the spellchecker to the relevant language. It will change them for you.

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My laptop keeps typing numbers as opposed to letters on certain keys.

I have run my antivirus programme and it is clear ? I am running Windows XP.

Any ideas as to what to do? I have checked the languages and all seems ok there. I have run my spyware and privacy guardian. All reports clear.

Basically, I am now stuck as to what else to try........

Hope someone can help.

Answer:Keyboard typing numers, not letters on certain keys


Many laptop keyboards have a section which can be used for numeric data entry only.

These keys are normally just a block of the main QWERTY keyboard and accessed by using a Function key.

You have probably got the keyboard into this "mode"



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Hi, i have just recently re installed windows, when i reinstalled it i realised some of the buttons arnt typing what they are ment to, How do i get this so they are back to normal, thanks

Answer:KeyBoard Buttons are typing the wrong letters

Did you set your keyboard language to US or UK.
Go into the control panel and click Regional and Language Options, click the Languages tab, click Details button, then check in the box to make sure English (United Kingdom) and under Keyboard you have United Kingdom. If this is what you prefer.

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Well about a week ago my laptop keyboard started to act funny when I tired to backspace random signs, or random actions would happen, when I tried to use the space bar it wouldn't give me a space it might give me a d or a / or c, n and when I pressed enter it wouldn't work either then a few days ago the letters started not to work either. They all started to do random things like H might disconnect my Internet or it might Brighton the screen and I have tried every single thing I read about and nothing sometimes my keyboard works perfectly fine and sometimes it gets crazy, I scanned my laptop to see if it was a virus but nothing, I looked to see if it was the keyboard not working but the computer said that the devise was working perfectly fine. I have a Dell Inspiron M5010 Windows Home Premium 7 I have also pretty much uninstalled basically everything I didn't need or use on my laptop that I have downloaded to see if it might have been one of those but it wasn't. I really need help. Thank you
\,so me ttP[YPING /LOOKSlalittlelike /tgisi]/k /iTBgetsannotingafterbawhileno.spacewo[]rokingno[[]]-.-

Answer:keyboard on laptop typing wrong letters

That is most likely a virus, you need to run a full scan with your antivirus and make sure it isn't compromised. I would also recommend you move this to the malware forum, then you will get it touch with people that are certified to help you with this.

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I've watched several videos and read many suggestions. Tried them all but to no avail.
After converting to Windows 10, my keyboard won't stop clicking, even after using
the OSK option to turn off clicking. REAL ANNOYING! Also, when I type in Cortana,
all I get is numbers. Seems to be OK otherwise. Any help is good help. Thanks.


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my mother has a Toshiba Equium, and has just phoned to say that its stopped typing the letters "s", "d" and "g" - does anyone have any ideas why this would happen?

Thanks, Clare

Answer:Re: Equium's keyboard has suddenly stopped typing some letters


Looks like a keyboard malfunction...
In my opinion you should contact the ASP technician in order to replace the keyboard.
The point is that it?s not possible to replace the single buttons... of course you can replace the key caps but nit the full button...

Therefore a keyboard replacement would be necessary in order to solve this problem.

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Ok, so I had Windows XP Home Edition Service Pack 2, but I wanted Professional because I heard it takes advantage of the dual core thing when Home doesn't, so I installed Windows XP Professional Media Center Edition 2005 and then upgraded to Service Pack 2. I didn't do anything on the computer before upgrading to Service pack 2, except register the computer and things, which I found out my problem. When entering my Email, instead of the @ sign coming up, the " sign came up.. here is a list of the keys that shouldn't be coming out when the button(s) is/are pressed(Note, I have an American Keyboard and an American copy of Windows):

Shift+'[email protected]
Not this / but the other slash=#
Shift+Not this / but the other slash=~

Is there anything known to fix this? Because this is getting very annoying, and I just want my keyboard to be normal lol.

Any help would be greatly appreciated
Thanks in advance,
-Mr. Waffles

Answer:Keyboard buttons are typing wrong letters/symbols

Can anyone help me with this problem please?

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Hello. I have just received my Y700 a couple weeks ago and have noticed that while im typing it intermittently types double letters. It iis not all the time, but as you can see it just happened. It happens more when i am typing full words and sentences quickly, and not while trying one letter at at time trying to provokke it to happen. I had hoped after all windows updates were finished it would fix itself. it is getting quite annoying to have to correct everything I type. It is a brand new laptop so not to happy about this. Has anyone else with this laptop experienced this? I have updated all the drivers and seems to happen in any program i have tried.  If anyone has any insight to whether this is a hardware problem or some sort of software/driver problem, please let me know.  thanks

Answer:Y700 keyboard intermittently typing double letters...

This is happening to me, too, and it's driving me crazy. All drivers are up to date and it happens no matter what program I use. It does not seem to be restricted to any particular key or keys. Please let me know if you figure it out!

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Windows 10
Start - Settings - Ease of Access - Keyboard

Everything here is off. If i turn on the On-Screen Keyboard no keys are Highlighted (indicating they are depressed/stuck )
When I use the hard keyboard and sometimes even the onscreen keyboard its as if either Ctrl, Alt Win or something are pressed down as it just types shortcuts.

-H- typed into chrome browser address bar via onscreen keyboard types as normal
-H- typed into chrome browser address bar via hard keyboard brings up -Chrome://history- But now also on the onscreen keyboard Ctrl is Highlighted.
I click on the onscreen keyboard to deactivate the now highlighted Ctrl button and try again. Now things are different, as now both the onscreen keyboard and the hard keyboard both bring up ?Chrome://history- when -H- is typed ( Shift is not depressed )

This seems to randomly cycle one min onscreen keyboard works fine, next the keyboard works fine or they either work or none of the work rendering the computer useless.

I cant help feel it?s a software issue but im no pro and I don?t have an additional external keyboard to try but as the onscreen and hard keyboard work ok for a while sometimes I assume something is up and that?s what brought me here.

Hopefully this is clear enough to be understood and to help others who may have the same issue.

Thank you so much for your time.

In -Device Manger ? Keyboards-
The keyboard driver is dated 2006 so tried to update the driver but says I have t... Read more

Answer:Keyboard opening shortcuts instead of typing letters ( soft&

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My Satellite C55-B803 laptop keyboard has started typing double letters all of a sudden.

When I press "a" it comes as "aa"and when I press backspace both "aa"are gone. On screen keyboard works fine. I have tried all possible keyboard and changing keyboard settings also.

Pls do help ..

Answer:Keyboard on my Satellite C55-B803 is typing double letters

Does the same issue happen if you would use external USB keyboard?

If external USB keyboard would work properly, the double letters problem is related to the internal keyboard malfunction.
Then there is just one solution: keyboard replacement.

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I recently bought an L750D-14R laptop and it has problems with the keyboard completely skipping letters when typing.

If I type any faster than the pace of 1 finger on each hand then I may as well give up typing altogether.
Has anyone else had a similar problem and if so is there a fix?

Answer:Satellite L750D-14R - Keyboard misses letters when typing


Yes, I know such issue.
As far as I know this has been fixed by BIOS update?

Check the Toshiba European driver page and download the latest BIOS for your notebook model.
Update the BIOS and check how it works.

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I have 2 problems and would love to hear your thoughts. (Bold)
Before couple weeks ago, my mouse started to act weird, like it stops moving for couple second and I hear the sound of a new device plugged in then it goes back to work, afterwards ... it stopped going back, a restart was a must for it to continue working EVEN THO the mouse lights were still on.

In few days, the keyboard of the laptop it self (built in) stopped typing some letters (back-space, enter, D, I), I've booted into a portable OS and the keys weren't working too, I assume it's hardware problem.

I went and bought new mouse and an external keyboard, the same USB problem that happened with the old mouse happened, I thought it could be some drivers or some software interupting, I formatted my PC and the problem still persists! BUT I do not remember the USB disconnecting or any sort when the windows was FRESH and not connected to the internet (were some drivers could be installed through windows itself).

Laptop is N53SN ASUS Laptop.

- Built-in keyboard: any thoughts? And what shall I do about it? Replace or is there something I can do other than replacing?
- USB disconnection, the lights still work on both keyboard and the mouse when they disconnect, I have disabled the "Power management setting" that makes the PC turn off the USB ports for power-saving.

Thanks, and sorry if I missed any needed information, it's my first topic.

Answer:USB ports disconnecting / Keyboard stopped typing some letters

Hello and welcome Killer mate no need to get a new KB yet a few more specs would be handy though mate.

Now assuming you haven't tried them out have you downloaded the drivers for either the external KB - presuming again it is a specified manufacturer or the inbuilt KB?

For the machine drivers they are here
ASUSTeK Computer Inc. -Support- Drivers and Download N53SN

As a matter of interest how old is the machine?

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Brand new Laptop, Windows 7, 4GB RAM, etc

Just restored it to factory condition again but to no avail.

Whenever I use the up down etc arrows, it makes letters and numbers come up, not on every key stroke but on say every second. Also the number pad tends to spit out the wrong numbers as well intermittently also, in word, excel and some other programs. The correct keyboard is chosen. The down arrow tends to make <k> come up whilst the right arrow makes a <l> come up Left arrow is <h> and up arrow seems ok.

I am baffled, any ideas?

Answer:Satellite L500 - Keyboard issues using arrows creates letters and numbers

Hi whatnani,

If you have already restored the notebook back to factory settings and checked the correct keyboard layout the case is clear ? Your keyboard is malfunctioning and it should be replaced with a new one.

Satellite L500 is a pretty new model so it should be covered by warranty. Just contact an authorized service provider and ask for that: > Support & Downloads > Find an authorized service provider

Good luck! :)

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I have a Satellite C660 laptop. The keys are driving me crazy! They keep sticking, and miss letters I have pressed.
As a touch typist this is very frustrating.

I'm not very PC litterate - so if someone can give me a simple solution I'd really appreciate it.

Answer:Satellite C660 - keyboard issue - missing letters while typing

You know what?
I think I?ve found a solution to your issue?

I checked the Toshiba Knowledge database which you can find on the Toshiba European page and this document could be interesting for you:

*Keyboard Issues with the Satellite/Satellite Pro L670 & C660 Series Notebooks*

Please perform a BIOS Update in order to solve this issue?

Good luck!

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I spilt a drink on my 7 year old notebook and today the G, H and other keys are giving me help commands, spell checks etc instead of simply typing letters! Has anyone ever come across this problem and know what can be done to resolve it? Wondered whether to unistall the driver and then reinstall? Any help is very appreciated.

Answer:Satellite 4080 - keys on keyboard not typing letters, but commands!


Maybe is that a Problem with the contacts from your Keyboard. A possible for that Problem is, contacted your Service Partner in your Country.


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Probably a daft question but what is the function of this key and should it be lit up when you are switched on?I know how to turn it off but can't say I've noticed whether it is always lit up or not or why.

Answer:Keyboard Numbers Lock?

This is normally set in the BIOS, so that the number pad is set as a default.

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When I engage NUM LOCK the keys on the right of the main keyboard also become number keys as well as on the numeric keypad on the right.
I've tried pressing Fn and NUM LOCK at the same time like on a non extended keyboard but this makes no difference.

I've also tried different input languages and keyboard styles.
I can't test with an external keyboard because I don't have one. I've downgraded from vista to XP.
I don't know if this made a difference because I didn't notice this until after the downgrade.

Any ideas?

Answer:Re: Satellite P300-276: keys on right of keyboard become numbers when NUM LOCK


Sorry but I think I don?t understand your issue?
Fact is that if the NUM LOCK is enabled (FN +F11) then the buttons; U, I, O, J, K, L and M become to numbers:
U to 4
I to 5
O to 6
J to 1
K to 2
L to 3
M to 0

If you would press FN + F11 again then the buttons should be set back to letters...

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Factory o/s Vista Home + recovery CD
Faults occurred sometime after installing wireless printer. Computer left unattended. Son heard lots of beeping.
Caps lock worked but text was inverted which also resulted in no numbers. Selecting a file from a list resulted in all files above being selected.
Many things tried, restored to previous point, keyboard checked with MS diagnostic tool OK. Eventually keyboard stopped working (same with external USB keyboard) and it was impossible to restore using Recovery disc.
Paid to have system restored to Factory settings.
Memory and HDD checked and refitted. On final update, no 20 of 27 - bleeping and small Filter Key window appeared and kept on appearing 10/20 times during updating. Still both problems occurred.
Purchased new HDD and Win 7 upgrade
Installed XP pro sp2, could not type numbers in product key
Clean installed Win 7, Caps lock inverted and no numbers with Keyboard, USB keyboard and On-line keyboard. Again all files highlighted.
System Trouble Shooting ? No changes or updated necessary.
System Restore ? Error 0xC0003005
In Safe Mode ? removed Norton leaving MS net 4, MS Silverlight, NVDIA driver.
Wireless mouse works.
Filter Key window appears sometimes.
Action Center ? Richo memory stick controller incompatible, no card reader driver.
Can access msconfig but not mskey or msreg
Lenovo 3000 200n 0769 BWG
TY2BWUK  s/n xxxxxxx 08/02
Win 7 Pro build 7601 sp1    BIOS 68ET35ww (v3... Read more

Answer:200n Keyboard - Caps Lock inverted = no numbers + all files highlighted

Thought I had the problem solved last night. Started up this morning, it still did not work. Two googled posts said remove any other languages and 2nd keyboard attached does not isolate the main keyboard. Control - Language - Change keyboard - no other languages except English, Press Cap Lock selected. - Advance Key settings - Change Key Sequence to Not Assigned.Control - Easy Access - Change Keyboard - All unticked. Today, I removed the keyboard as shown in the service video.  Attached a USB external keyboard. Start up - No Problems.Replaced the keyboard, problems reappeared. It is difficult to imagine that the keyboard is at fault. I did replace the one on my son's 200n as some of the keys stopped working due to over use gaming. I used a American part as it was half the price of a similar UK part.   

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How can I fix my my letters writing numbers and letters-glued s one command?

Some of the things I have done:
I have also done some additional runs with other software, windows update and one more malware-am.
Went through several checks of all my settings as well. I may have missed something of course...
But I have not been able to fix my letters writing numbers and letters-glued as one command like this:
y7, t4
and backspace, shift are running other commands.

I have shifted language keyboards [I found info about that in one of your forums-posts].
I have installed, updated language.

I have no malware or virus anywhere.
Malware, Trojan virus did probably create these problems but the malware-virus are gone but the messed up problems are left.

I think they hacked me through Outlook and remotely through a Cisco router which seems to be attached to my PC, when I run AVAST network, but I can't find it anywhere on my PC nor do I have any router.
Now, can you suggest which forum or thread I can check next to find any solutions to my problems?

Thanks, for any help, truly appreciated.


Answer:How Can I Fix My My Letters Writing Numbers And Letters-glued S One Command?

How can I fix my my letters writing numbers and letters-glued s one command?Click to expand...

If you want help you are going to have to explain what this means.

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I have had this problem for nearly a month. When I type anywhere in IE it does this: "the quick rownfx jumped overthe lazy dg". It works fine in Firefox (but I dont like it) and works fine in Notepad or Wordpad etc. Here is what I have done so far.

Replaced Keyboard. (Gates you owe me $15.)
Gone though the "Add-ons" one by one.
Uninstalled Google Earth.
Uninstalled Itunes.
I spent 2 hours on the phone with Microsoft Tech Support.
They had me turning things on and off and still no solution. (I had plans to go see Jeff Dunham so I had to go. He was great BTW.)

Everything I have searched for has never had a solution.



Answer:skipng leters we typing in intrnet exprer (Skipping Letters In Typing in IE)

Welcome to TSF

Go to Tools/Internet Options/Advanced Tab/ Reset button.

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I'm talking about the keypad at the right end of the keyboard.
When I press some number keys, apps open; if I use the numbers at the top of the keyboard, they work as usual.
I can't find this specific issue anywhere online.
1 opens Google Chrome
4 opens the volume level
7 opens the calculator
2, 3, 5, 6, 8, 9 work normally
Nothing is turned on in "Ease of access center"
I checked Google Chrome, and the 1 key is not set up as a shortcut

How do I stop the numbers keypad from doing this?

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My keyboard is typing letters and numbers when pushing letter keys. I've made sure im on the right mode. You know FN -11 / FN -10. I have a Satellite L300D-11V running Windows vista home premium. Can anyone help?

I have also tried holding down both shift keys for 20seconds and both shift and the alt key for 20secs, but no change. Sticky keys are not on and the keyboard language is set to united kingdom.

Any help would be great,


Answer:Re: Keyboard typing letter and numbers when pushing letter keys


Can you connect the external usb keyboard to check?

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