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Keyboard on Sony Vaio laptop types the wrong symbol/letter etc.

Question: Keyboard on Sony Vaio laptop types the wrong symbol/letter etc.

Hi everyone, my laptop's keyboard recently started behaving oddly, e.g. when I try to type the letter 'p' a '*' appears. Same also true for the '/' key, when I press it a '+' appears.

This is probably something very simple, but I can't figure out what I've done. Numlock is off, stick keys are off and the language is set to my own. I'm using Windows 7 and it's a Sony Vaio laptop.

Many thanks in advance 😊

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Answer: Keyboard on Sony Vaio laptop types the wrong symbol/letter etc.

Hold down the FN key and press Numlock key.
If this just started happening, then do a system restore to a time before this happened. You can also use an external USB Keyboard or the on screen keyboard and see if that has the same effect,
You can also go to the Sony Vaio drivers page Sony eSupport - Drivers & Software Updates - Select a Model and download the updated Touchpad and Chipset driver for your model.

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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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Hi everyone, newbie here. Sorry if I've posted this in the wrong spot. I joined this forum to get help with another problem but after reading the posting instructions I'd better do some homework before getting into that little mess I've made .

In the meantime, I've pulled out an inherited (but brand new) laptop and there is a glitch in the keyboard.

The @ key types " and vice versa.

Because the laptop was probably bought 1 to 3 years ago (and I don't know where from), I won't bother trying to fix it under warranty.

Any ideas please?

Many thanks in advance.

Answer:laptop keyboard types wrong symbols

You possibly have English UK/English U.S. problem.

On Task Bar where it say EN, right click and Settings
(if not there, Control Panel - Region and Language - Keyboards and Languages - Change Keyboards)
Click Add - Find the appropriate keyboard in the list.
Change Default input language above to new language you have added
Remove the old one below box (Installed Services)

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My laptop keyboard suddenly stopped working.
I have restored back to factory settings and when the computer boots up the keyboard works fine.
The keyboard works and allows me to put my password in,but then once its booted the keyboard stops working,or so I thought,I have now realised that it does work but I have to keep my finger on each key for approx 3seconds for it to type.
Any help would be much appreciated

Answer:Sony VAIO laptop keyboard

First job is to enable the on screen keyboard and have a short cut to it handy

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I have an issue with the keys on my new Sony Vaio... I had surgery on my right hand, and the tendon is permanently weak... so for me the keys are too firm, working on it is painful. (I had no problem with my old Toshiba, which had a spring-keyboard.)

Is there a way to loosen the keys?

Answer:Sony Vaio laptop keyboard

I very much doubt it. But many laptops have a jack for an external keyboard. If you could find one you liked, even a wireless one, you could use that instead. Wireless would allow you to really manipulate the placement and angle for the most comfortable access.

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How can I turn off a sony vaio using the keyboard?

Answer:How can you turn off a sony vaio laptop using the keyboard

Can you better explain what you're wanting to do?

If you're referring to a "hard shutdown", press in and hold in the power button for 4 - 5 seconds until it powers off, then release the power button.


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Hello everyone, I have a Sony Vaio VPCEH14FM which has been overheating as of late. I have tried to figure out a way to take off the keyboard and clean the fan a bit but so far I have not seen any information on how to do it. Any advice on the matter would be greatly appreciated. Thank you for your help.

Answer:Sony Vaio laptop taking off keyboard.

This should help enter link description here

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Recently I had a friend who spilled water twice (yes, not once but twice) on her Sony VAIO PCG-FRV25 laptop. Now, the enter key and "O" key does not function at all. Does that mean something's wrong with the keyboard and I should replace it? I sure don't want to buy a replacement keyboard that costs up to $100 and not be able to fix the problem. Thanks!

Answer:Sony Vaio Laptop Keyboard Replacement?

If we assume that the water damaged the keyboard and you want the keyboard to work, the best thing to do would get a replacement. You could order one from Sony, or you could look on eBay to see if anyone is selling parts that would work. (If you try that, see if you can find out from Sony what the part number is for the keyboard and if there are any procedures for replacing the keyboard. These will make it easier for you if you are looking for a used part from eBay).

If you want to use the computer for now, see if you can connect a PS/2 or a USB keyboard to the laptop. I know that hamper's the laptop's portability, but assuming they work, it'll get you by until you can come up with a better solution.

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I have the Gateway NE56R12u 15.6-Inch Laptop
OS: Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1

A few drops of water was spilled onto my keyboard (I don't think the water got down into the laptop... as far as I could tell the water landed on top of the keys, but I could be wrong) and when I went to clean it, I didn't think ahead and turn it off before cleaning up the spill. So many keys were pressed and now the keyboard is not functioning correctly. When I press the majority of the keys, they will either add other letters/symbols, or they will trigger Windows shortcuts.

As an example..
B = "B (it also brings up the right click menu) (this will also bring up this: € symbol as well as times)
O = 7i7o0
L = *L{YK

M = HM

k= yk*

j = brings up googlechrome downloads

i = takes curser to the start of the text

The space key types b ' and brings up the right click menu.

7 brings up the "open file" shortcut

and so on

Some keys are working properly: a c d e f g q r s t v w x z

I browsed google a little to see if anyone else has had this problem. A big fix was pressing the FN button and the NumLock at the same time. That didn't work. Which, I doubted it would since my laptop has a full keyboard.

Is it possible that it's stuck on some sort of sticky keys or toggle keys setting?

I don't know if this is a software or a hardware issue, but using the onscreen or an exter... Read more

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I joined this board because I am a bit lost.

I have a Sony Vaio Laptop PCG-GR390 that my 2-1/2 year old son had all to himself for 3 minutes. To make a long story short (yes, kiddie Home Depot tools were involved!!!), I now have to replace the keyboard and keyboard cover. Here's the problem: I'm a pretty handy guy who has done lots of repairs on computers of varying degrees of difficulty, yet I can't for the life of me figure out how to get the old parts out/off without snapping something or going at every screw on the unit. Can someone please give me some very detailed help? I have found numerous sites giving details and showing pictures of other Sony's, just not my model.

I thank all that can help in advance.

Answer:Sony Vaio Laptop PCG-GR390 keyboard replacement help.

I don't recommend doing this one yourself. Take it to the shop.

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I have just got my self a Sony VAIO 850 series. When ever I use Microsoft Office or Works and try and press the letter k I get "spell check is complete". This only happens in Works/Word/eXEL. The k works fine in other types of programmes. There are further problems with the letter u and l. When using Works the letter 2 brings up the help pages. If I use the virtual desk top keyboard from Accessablity there is no problems. Any ideas please as its driving me crazy. Someone suggested a possible hotkey has been set up maybe in the registry or such like. I cannot find any hotkeys set up within the programmes themself. Any Ideas as how to check this and remove. Regards David

Answer:Solved: Keyboard problem with Sony Vaio laptop

If you just got it like you said, take it back. Why suffer the problem with a brand new & expensive machine?

Other thought to check is "sticky" keys setting being turned on?

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Hey. Hoping for home much needed help!

I replaced my keyboard for my laptop (VAIO SVF15) now that I've replaced it and triple checked I've plugged everything back in my laptop won't boot. It will show lights on the front if I push the power button but to no avail will it start and now I'm completely stumped for ideas. I've tried plugging old keyboard back in, incase that was the issue but same problem.

I have some photos of my laptop if anyone can see anything wrong, I'm willing to try everything, my laptop is my life!

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I am looking for hints how to remove/replace the keyboard for Sony Vaio laptop, model VGN-FS840/W (or PCG-7G2L). If you have any experience with the procedure, please help. I contacted Sony but they would not help.

Any assistance would be greatly appreciated.

Answer:Sony Vaio Laptop Keyboard Removal Instruction

Sorry, went to the sony site & could find how to change hard drive, add memory, but not keyboard. You may want to try a wireless keyboard/mouse?

Unless you want to try pulling apart your laptop.

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Sony VAIO VGN-NR330e laptop.

I cleaned the keyboard right before installing Windows 7 on it. Now, the keyboard is acting very strange. I don't know if cleaning it messed up something sensitive and now the hardware itself is shot, or if it's a driver, or a flat out compatibility issue with Windows 7.

I tend to believe it is not the hardware itself, as when I pop off the problem keys and put them back on, they respond normally. But only to a light touch, not if you hold it depressed.

Then again, even when I get the entire keyboard responding and typing what it should, it is completely messed up all over again upon restart. What on earth???

Answer:Sony VAIO VGN-NR330e laptop keyboard acting weird...

What did you use to clean it?

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Cannot type in Email address because keystroke for AT symbol will not type into address i.e. john.smith AT types in as john.smth" Also do know how to access Symbols Characters as back up

Answer:Unable to type Email address Keyboard types not AT symbol

1. It's considered bad manners to ask the same question more than once.2. Check that your keyboard layout matches the keyboard you are using.

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Does anyone know how to change the drive letter of the Memory stick in Windwos 2000?

Answer:Sony VAIO PCV-LX800 Memory Stick Drive Letter

Changing drive letters in Win2k

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Hi guys,

I hav a brand new Sony Vaio E-Series which is 2 months old. It runs Windows 7 Home Premuim edition. I deleted the Recovery partiotion and re-partioned c: drive into 3 drives - c:, d: and e:

Everything was fine for 2 months. Suddenly today when i boot, i got the BOOTMGR is missing Error.

I put in a Windows 7 installation dvd and tried to fix the startup. But it didnt help.. When i tried to explore command prompt and system restore options.. I noticed a wierd thing..

The drive assignment has been modified. My Windows partition which was originally c: is now shown as e:. And my original e: is being shown as c:.

So, If I manage to change the drive assignments, the problem should be fixed. But how can I do it? In command prompt or using Windows recovery options?

Thanks for all your help and guidance...

Answer:BOOTMGR is missing Error on brand new Sony Vaio - Drive letter issue

Attached is a screenshot of bcdedit command..
Any help would be greatly appretiated..

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Strangely when i installed a second XP OS on my comp (on a seperate partition), my keyboard buttons have gone bonkers. The '@' button is replaced with the 'quotes' button and the 'pound' sign has gone missing.Any solutions thank you????

Answer:Wrong symbol on keyboard button!!!

Hi, while running your new instal go to Start>Control Panel>Regional&Language ..... set all to English(UK), also while in Control Panel check in Keyboard. Restart and all should be ok.

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i hit some key on my Sony Vaio and it's making a 'u' a 4 and a "k" a 2, for example.  The far left light next to the Caps lock is lit.  Help!

Answer:Sony Vaio -- hit the wrong key

look for the key probably in the top right corner..."Num LK" that is what you it again it will solve your problem.

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yesterday me and my mate were fixing his pc and decided to use the onboard recovery program that sony provide to return the laptop to factory state.

During doing this it said "Failed to read the image file becuase a stream reading error occured. recover your your pc again". so we did this 4 times each time it said the same and was stuck at 13%. So being 11:00pm at night we decided to call it a night and come back to it the next day. WELL this where the fun begins, we started it up and found it says "Error loading operating system". SO we rang sony and we described are problem that basicly the included recovery consol has ****ed it up.

My mate spent an hour on the phone to ask if we could have some xp discs sent out so my mate can get on with course work (he backed it up but has now no pc to run it). Sony say they will send us the dics for £53 . And considering all my laptops came with discs to reinstall windows. I dont see why we have to pay for a disc when a recovery partition hasnt done the job that it was meant to do.

Basicly where do we stand, have they got a right to charge us? (they did offer to send it away but its a job we can do in a day and not 10)

Also i have 2 xp home discs we can use but im not sure if were allowed by warrenty and by microsofts rules. Can we use another copy of xp home to install on the sony laptop using the laptops cd key without voiding the warenty?

Thanks for any help, Matt

Answer:Sony vaio all gone wrong

Yes, they do have the right to charge you! they are not obliged to send you the disk!

I would imagen that it would be ok to install XP home on the PC, as you do have a valid CD-Key on the laptop I donot se a problem with doing that, as you have paid for the serial.

as for the warenty, I belive that the warenty only apllies to hardware, and since the laptop is running XP Home anyway, you are effectivly doing nothing more than using the revovery console.

The only thing is, I would possible refraing from deleting the "Recover Drive" partition during windows setup as this MAY void the warenty (but I am unsure)


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yes it happens in safe mode also

Answer:my laptop auto types letter q

Try ( borrow ) an USB keyboard.

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hi i dunno if anyone knows why or what i can do about it but when i press the @ key on my keyboard this appears " and when i press the " key this appears @, also when i shift press number 3 the pound sign will not come up instead i get this #



Answer:keyboard types wrong

Your regional settings on your keyboard have changed. Open Control Panel and go to the Regional and Language icon to change to your correct country settings.

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I have a Sony Vaio E14. Model No. SVE14A3C5E
It runs Windows 8.1.
I can't get past the VAIO loading screen when starting up but can get to the Assist mode when starting up. I have turned it off and on many times.
Anyone know what I need to do?

Answer:Sony VAIO laptop stuck on VAIO loading screen

I don't know your laptop or Windows 8 but from experience I would say your probably have a corrupt driver. Have you tried booting in Safe Mode? I understand this is not as easy as it used to be but see i.e. click here

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A few days ago my Sony TR3 XP SP1 portable began jumbling or mistyping characters entered from the keyboard. It does this in all text areas (Word, shortcut names, file names, messages, dialog forms, etc. The errors ae not random, for instance "5" is always substituted fo "i" - although I have not checked this from session to session. Any solutions or suggestions on how I can correct this problem, or how it might have befallen me would be helpful.
TIA, fallingrock.

Answer:Keyboard Types Wrong Characters

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Windows XP laptop. Some charachters work, others type nothing and the rest type the wrong charachters. I reinstalled the keyboard twice, through the control panel and through the device driver, rebooted it both times and ran checkdsk fom the command prompt and nothing changed. What else can I do?

Answer:Keyboard types wrong charachters

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

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

Under general tab:

HID Keyboard device

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

Under Driver Tab:

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

Answer:Keyboard types wrong characters.

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

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Hello- After repairing my screen, Averatec returned my 5110P.Upon
return it has a keyboard problem. Averatec tells me that even though
the warranty ran out while in thier possession they cannot help me.

Here is the problem-

u types j
\ types nothing
d types x
f types nothing
g types v
j types u
x types f
v types g

Here are my attempted fixes-

1. NUM lock is off
2. HKEY_USERS/Default/Control panel/Keyboard has proper values
3. Updated drivers
4. Deleted/reinstalled drivers
5. Completly reinstalled OS (xp Pro) with start up disks

My Keyboard properties reads:

Japanese PS/2 Keyboard (106/109 Key)
Device type: Keyboards
Manufacturer: (Standard Keyboards)
Location: Plugged into Keyboard

If I go to Start/All Programs/Accessories/Accessibility/On-Screen
Keyboard, the on-screen keyboard types properly

The physical keyboard types the same whether in DOS or windows

I don't have an external keyboard, so I haven't tried that yet.

I believe the "Japanese" refers to manufacturer and not Language
because, I belive I have seen that keyboard for sale in systems that
are targeting english consumers.

I would greatly appreciate any suggestions. Thanks much,

Answer:Keyboard Types Wrong Letters

Have you tried updating the driver?

If that doesn't work, you could try remapping your keyboard with a program called KeyTweak(

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Hi there,

I was working on a paper on my desktop when suddenly my e button and 5 button lost proper functionality.
Whenever I press the "e" button, it types 1e instead, and pressing the "5" button types y5. Holding either button down gives you 1eeeeeeeeeeeeeeee or y5555555555555, but pressing them repeatedly gives 1e1e1e or y5y5y5 for example.
This does not happen when I use the on-screen keyboard, as then e and 5 type normally by pressing the buttons with my mouse. I looked into language options and nothing has changed; I only have the US Keyboard. This typing happens in Windows Word, in Chrome, in start search and even command prompt. Also have Kaspersky running and I don't seem to have a virus. I have no idea why this suddenly started happening, but I'd like it go away ASAP so I can write my paper instead of it looking like som1ething lik1e this.

Any help would be appreciated!
EDIT: Okay, the problem went away by restarting my computer. But in case anybody knows why this happened, and to prevent it in the future, I'm sure people would like to know the answer (if there is one).

Answer:Keyboard types wrong character (not language issue)

Hi if it happens again try another keyboard. Could be the current one could be going bad.

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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 was in the middle of typing and suddenly none of the keys work properly. Most of them won't type anything and the rest are jumbled. "c" will print "-", n will be 7, ";" will be the "page up" key etc.
I've reinstalled the keyboard drivers but no success. language/region settings are US as always. no idea why it's suddenly scrambled.

keyboard is microsoft wireless multimedia keyboard 1.0A. batteries are fine. XP system.

Please help. this is really causing a ton of trouble. I'm using software kboard to type this.

Answer:Keyboard suddenly types wrong letters/don't work

any ideas?

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I have an HP EliteBook8570p for several years. It has a full qwerty keyboard plus a separate number keyboard on the right of the qwerty keyboard. Just this week the keyboard function changed. Normally pressing the Number lock key (when lit) caused the number keyboard to type numbers instead of the direction arrows and home/end/pg up/ pg dn functions when the num lk was off. This was fine and it worked like this since new. Now pressing the Number lock key causes keys on the qwerty keyboard to type numbers. The u,I,o,j,k,l keys now type 4,5,6,1,2,3. It was not like this before.I was always able to type letters on the qwerty keyboard and numbers on the smaller number keyboard while the num lk key was selected and its light was on.I compared drivers and keyboard setting to another identical computer and they are the same. The other computer works the way I describe at the start.Also Function/Prnt Screen no longer copies the screen.Any ideas? Any help? Please and thank you

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Help an old hippie out

Answer:New dell 1500. Keyboard types wrong letters .

Since new and under warranty, why not contact Dell? They should be able to help you and determine if it's just something as simple as having the wrong keyboard selected in language options or a hardware problem. If the hardware is the problem, they should fix or replace it.

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I have been having with my keyboard Tecra A2;

when I type the key "e" I get this: 10:06 PM 7/27/2007;

when I type the key "a" I get 1za 1za 1za;

when I type "z" I get 1za 1ZA 1za and so on,

some keys are fine and I get the right letter. I already checked Regional settings and everything it is fine; I updated my BIOS and I did not work; I used CD's recovery and I did not work.
I went to Device manager and uninstalled keyboard driver and nothing; I reformatted my HDD drive and nothing; I have noticed that when I went to the BIOS and y tried to enable "FN" and I could not enable or disable; it is disable by default;
I tried FN+ F11 or F10 and I did nto work. What could it be?

Any help? Has anyone had the same problem?

Answer:Keyboard types wrong and weird characters on Tecra A2


sounds like a serious hardware problem. You can try the following to check if just the internal keyboard is making some trouble or your machine is malfunctioning: just connect a external keyboard (ps2 or usb) and check if you got the same error.

But nowadays you should bring your machine to a local authorized service partner for a hardware checkup because I think that your keyboard is defective and the hardware components of your machine should be checked.

Here?s a link to find the nearest local service point:

Good luck

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I plugged an external usb keyboard into my Asus netbook (along with a bigger monitor) for home use. Now, the netbook keyboard doesn't work properly. When I type "i" a "5" appears. When I type a capitol "I" (i.e., shift i), nothing appears. I'm using an external keyboard at home, but really don't want to take it traveling.Any ideas?

Answer:Asus netbook keyboard types wrong character

Your numlock is set and it is displaying the embedded number pad,

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When using the keyboard on my Sony Vaio laptop, when the "P" key is pressed, it shows as an asterisk. How do I fix this??
Thanks for any help.


Answer:Sony Vaio keyboard HELP!

Okay, an update.....on the keyboard under the P key is a little *. Every key on the keyboard that has a number or symbol on it is working this way. Seems to be the right hand side. I obviously hit a key to make it do this. Can someone tell me how to fix this?

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Question: Sony Vaio Keyboard

Earlier today, in the middle of typing a search into Google, my keyboard suddenly started acting funny. At first, it stopped typing. Then pressing a single key resulted in several incorrect letters showing up at once. Pressing some keys will pop up folders (My Documents, etc.).

Thinking it was a key sticking, I turned off the computer and pressed each key a few times. When I turned it back on nothing had changed. I double checked that my drivers were all updated and ran a virus scan just to make sure that nothing was infected, but I still can't figure out what the issue is.

Any ideas?

Answer:Sony Vaio Keyboard

Laptop or Desktop?

If a desktop, have you tried another keyboard?

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When I try and type into Internet Explorer (or Google Chrome and Firefox) I don?t get the letter or symbol that I type. 
For instance when I typed ?a? I got ?r? on screen and similarly ?w? gave ?t? and ?m? gave ?y?. 
I then typed ?a? again and got ?u? on screen.  When I kept 
hitting ?a? I got ?u, I, o, [? which is of course part of a progression along a querty keyboard!
When I type into a ?Word? document the problem does not occur nor does it when I type into an email.
Things that I have tried:

I have run a full scan of my anti-virus software, Zone Alarm (which is up to date.)I have scanned with Spybot, which found a whole load of things that I treated.I have scanned with Malwarebytes but it did not pick up anything.I have run my registry software ?Regzooka?
None of these actions have cured the problem.  What can I do to correct this?
I have Windows 7 with all of the latest updates downloaded.
IE version 11.0.9600.17041.  Update version 11.0.7

Answer:Keyboard types all the wrong letters etc. in Internet Explorer and other browsers

1. close all open IE Windows.
2. Start>Programs>Accessories>system tools>Internet Explorer (noaddons)
this will start IE in noAddons....
If the problem disappears when running in no addons mode then it is being caused by one or more of your addons...since your other browsers are affected it is probably being caused by an addon that is common to all of your browsers...
Use the Tools>Manage Addons menu from IE to disable your Toolbar and BHO addons one at a time (restarting IE each time to see if disabling an addon fixes the issue)
Start>Control Panel>Action Center>Internet - will list any known malware or incompatible addons.
Start>Control Panel>Internet Options>Advanced tab, uncheck "enable third-party browser extensions".... restart IE for the full changes to take effect.
Start>Windows Update...... examine your optional updates lists for any driver updates (for your keyboard) and apply and install them.
You have a number of anti-virus programs installed on your computer...
You only need one.... having multiple av products installed will slow your computer and may cause errors....
Spybot S&D is not suitable for Win7 and higher... it uses black lists for url's and slows down the web browser considerable.
The AV products that you have installed are probably free versions, that do not have up-to-date malware lists... Consider purchasing a license from the AV vendor or
for more information about computer s... Read more

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I have a problem with keyboard.
If i push right alt (alt gr) I get "cc" (polish c with ' ). What i should do? :/

Answer:Wrong keyboard letter on Satellite A200-1CR

For me it looks more like a keyboard problem as wrong keyboard language settings but to be sure you should check if your use the right keyboard layout settings.

Check this and then come back and report the results

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Hi there,

I am using a Sony PD 170 DV camcorder hooked up via 4 pin firewire to a Sony Vaio laptop. I am also using Avid Composer video editing software. The problem is that I can see the video from Avid in the viewfinder but it freezes in the viewfinder even though it is playing on the computer. This is preventing me from outputting a project. Do I need a driver for this camera?


Answer:Sony PD 170 Camcorder & Sony Vaio Laptop

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Hey guys it's me again. I need some help fixing a Keyboard on my Sony Vaio VGN-FS775P/H. When i go to type it some of the letters seem have gotten mixed up and now are turned it into numbers. So just as an example if i press all of the keys on the top of my desktop this is what it would say


and this is an example of what comes up on my Vaio


i can't seem to find the drivers online for the keyboard either so if someone could give me some serious help that would be amazing!!!!!!!! '

Thanks ,

Answer:Sony Vaio Keyboard problem??

turn off numlock.

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i have all the designated screws removed and still something holding it? i want to add some memory to my sons is located under this keyboard any help?

Answer:keyboard removal on sony vaio pcg xg 19?

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My keyboard will not operate on my Sony vaio VGN-AR since I loaded 10 from Vista.

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I have a sony vaio pcg-k13 that I need to replace a keyboard on. I already have the keyboard, but i'm not sure how the keyboard hood removes. I can't find any screws on the bottom of the unit that I think would be for the hood...does it just pop off? Please help! I don't want to make things worse..


Answer:Sony Vaio PCG-K13 keyboard problem

I too have a Sony K series laptop and wish to get inside in order to get get all the dust out - I assume this is the reason for steadily increasing fan noise over the past year. I've undone all the screws with arrows, and the top plastics come loose however there appears to be soemthing holding it in place in the centre. I expect you have experienced this. I too cannot see any screws for the keyboard hood, and whilst it does feel loose, there are indentations on the keyboard side which
I suspect you are expected to use to prise it off. But is it a question of brute force? I do not want to be the one to find out and risk breaking anything! I have taken a few keys off the keyboard to try and find a screw; however it was in vein, there are no screws where it appears to be held in place.

Do you think unsticking the rubber pads at the four corners of the screen, which I strongly suspect will yeild screws to take the plastics of the screen apart, will help?

Please let me know if you have any progress in this matter.

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I have a sony vaio pcg-881r laptop with a bad keyboard and for the life of me cannot figure out how to remove it to get the part number off of it to get a replacement. Short of bulling it which I don't want to do and break something has anybody else had to replace these boards? I checked sony's site but they don't give instructions like Dell or others do, or if they do I can't find it. Any help is appreciated.

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I have a Sony Vaio VGN-NR430E and last night my keyboard went crazy. The FN keys have been pushing them selfs ( sound and brightness ) going up and down. Random keys pushing them selfs over and over. As if I were holding them down. I uninstalled the keyboard driver and let windows refind it ( no help ) . Scanned for virus's none were found by avast. Ran regcure ( did not help ). Plugged in a usb keyboard and it works fine but defeats the fact that the computer is a laptop ya know. I really would love any and all advice. The computer is not even a month out of the box BTW. Sony is going to be sending me a on site tech to replace the keyboard, just waiting for the call back from them. But the fact that the computer is so new makes me wonder if it's just a fluke or if there are known problems with vaio keyboards / Computers, And if I should just take it back and get something else or what.

Thanx in advance for all the advice


Answer:Sony Vaio Keyboard Trouble Please Help

The keyboard and the touchpad behave strangely on my PCG-FX501 series VAIO. (might be similar),K=1399,Sxi=14,Case=obj(2706)

Or just wait for the replacement keyboard

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I lost video on my Sony Vaio laptop. I removed the keyboard to make sure the ribbon was connected properly. It wasn't so I reseat the ribbon. I was able to get the video back but now I CAN'T USE THE KEYBOARD. It is pretty tough inserting the ribbon into the connector but I feel it is a secure fit. Anyone have any ideas or experience with this issue?

Four year old Sony Vaio laptop, model PCG 7A2L.



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Simple question: where can I find a replacement keyboard for the new Sony Vaio F-series laptop?

Background: I find myself in Germany at the moment and it turns out it's very hard to get a laptop with the normal qwerty keyboard here. So the new laptop I will be getting soon will have the German keyboard. What I would like to do is to replace this one with the one I want (the US or at least the UK keyboard).

I've seen several sites that sell keyboards for older laptops, but what about a brand new one?

Answer:Sony Vaio replacement keyboard

Try HERE. They may be able to get it for you.

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I am having a strange issue with a Sony netbook (VPCM12M1E) in that the keyboard seems to have a mind of its own, it used to be an intermittent issue but is more prevalent now. The issue is that if I try to type it enters the letters in capitals, if I press CapsLock it goes back to lower case letters. If I use the numbers, ie. 1234567890 they come out as !"£$%^&*(), whatever I do with CapsLock or NumLock. If I try \,./ I get |<>? However if I boot into safe mode it all seems to work fine.
So far I have restored back to factory, reloaded the drivers for the keyboard and pulled my hair out and there isn't too much left now. Have any of you guys any words of wisdom for me

Answer:Sony Vaio keyboard issue

The replacement keyboards are not expensive. Try a new keyboard. Other than this, the motherboard may be the cause

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My Sony PC is running Windows 8.1 - Model is SVL2412M1EB
When starting up the PC a start screen appears which requires a keyboard input (like pressing the Esc key) to take me to the Windows log-in screen.
This suddenly stopped working and I am now stuck on that initial screen and cannot get any further. I have checked and replaced the batteries in the keyboard and the mouse but no change.
I have also tried plugging in a USB keyboard and that didn't respond either.
Everything else seems to be working fine and Windows seems to continue loading but I cannot access anything as the screen is stuck on the initial image.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
PS The keyboard antenna light flashes orange (which I think it did before too) but the mouse doesn't light up at all

Answer:Sony Vaio all-in-one, keyboard not responding

Do your mouse and keyboard need to have the wireless connection re-set? I'm not sure how this is done with your model. Some models work by turning off the mouse then holding the central wheel down whilst switching it back on, holding it in front of the screen. Similarly for the keyboard but pressing the right control key while pressing the on button.
Have you tried restoring to a previous period in time when everything worked ok?

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My friend's Sony Vaio laptop is giving keyboard errors - substituting the incorrect characters when typing.

For example if I type the name "George" it comes out "Ge6rge".

When I connected an external keyboard it worked fine.
I know that there are ways to re-map keyboard keys. But if that was what was going on here, wouldn't it also affect the external keyboard?


Answer:Sony Vaio keyboard errors

Any help here:

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I have looked to no avail for a case keyboard combo for my sony vaio tap 11. The keyboard that comes with the PC is just not very good and mine is starting to not a charge for any time at all. And if a case keyboard combo exists it would make the whole thing feel a little more like a laptop (one unit versus trying to sit on sofa and hold a separate keyboard and tablet) and still give me the flexibility of being able to use it just as a tablet.
Nothing probably exists for this but woohoo if it does.

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I need to replace my keyboard on my Sony PCG-FRV37 and I am unable to open the case. I have removed all of the screws that I see but it seems to be getting caught in the middle and back. I do not see anything that could be catching it.

Answer:Keyboard Replacement on Sony Vaio PCG-FRV37

This is what you got right...
Welcome to TechSpot with your first posting..!

On the bottom of the case there should be screws that say {k} that's for the keyboard to be removed.

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Need help with the keyboard. When typing in the middle of typing it jumps back a sentence and/or paragraph. Its kinda annoying. Can anyone help me!!! PLEASE!!

Answer:Keyboard problems with a Sony Vaio vgn-fs980

Does your keyboard have one of those little eraser things in the middle of the keyboard? If so, any chance that your hitting it by mistake while you type?

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I have a 5-year old sony Vaio laptop PCG-F707All the original software was wiped in a clean install of Windows XP home edition. The original software disks are lost.It works fine, but all the special keyboard functions on function keys don't work.Is there anywhere I can get software to reinstall these keyboards functions?

Answer:Sony Vaio extended keyboard functions

If you register with Club Vaio click here you can access the Sony forums and may be able to some help.Mike

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Ok done a search of my keyboard problem and not found thesame as mine. I am using a Sony Vaio 24inch touch screen all in one pc Model number SVL24115FGB the keyboard Model isVGP-WKB12 – same model as the one in the link below

After five months of use the keyboard space bar was notworking on one side, so I rang Sony up and they said to bring it in, they sentme a replacement keyboard and I followed the instructions to a tee as toconnecting it to my pc but to no avail.

· Checked that drivers where up to date and theyare (so it says)

· Typed in model number to download drivers forthe keyboard (just in case windows was lying to me) but its saying model is nolonger available (from Sony site – for both pc and keyboard)

· Checked to see that the blue tooth devices wherelisted on my computer as up till I sent the keyboard away all had been workingas regards to connection - nothing was listed there?

· Went to add a device (manually) this did notwork despite keyboard been detectable (according to instructions)

· Went to check that battery’s where charged fullybefore I put them in (suggested cause as to why they sometimes don’t connect oninstructions – put batteries in charger over night till I got a green light as Ihad not used them for a while, and tried again, still not working)

The pc still has the 64 bit Windows 7 Home premium OS on it,that came with it,... Read more

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Hi, how are you.
My name is Mark, and I have some 5 year-old Sony Vaio PCG-K33 which recently fall onto my hands.
This laptop has a problem. It´s in its keyboard.
Several keys do not work. The D, F, etc, etc ....
The funny thing, is that I initially thought it was a keyboard problem, and ordered a new one.
When this one came, I set it up, and surprise! The same old problem.
So, does anyone have an idea on what this might be causing this? I installed new drivers for the laptop, but no positive answer. So, does someone has some experience on this?
It´s a Sony Vaio PCG-K33(9S1L) ...

I´ll appreciate any guiding answers...

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Been searching on laptop and online for hours now and just can't find out how to make this work.

Get advice like: go to control panel and select 'mouse and keyboard' but that isn't an option.

There is just nothing that helps me, yet all the reviews of the laptop seem to mention the backlit keyboard so it must exist.

I think I'm going mad...please help me.

Answer:Sony Vaio Fit 15E - can't activate keyboard backlight

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While using the Vaio desktop I got a message saying that the keyboard battery level was critical. I changed the batteries and whilst doing this the computer re-booted so I guess I must have pressed some keys at the same time.Now the keyboard will not work at all. Have I caused an overload or a fuse to go? I have tried re-booting the desktop, then pressing the ´connect´button on the desktop and the keyborad but it will not work. the wireless mouse still functions ok though. Any ideas please?Thanks


Try uninstalling any software related to the keyboard, reboot the system. and re-install the software.

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Hello.I have a Sony Vaio laptop which obviously has an embedded (or integrated if you like) keyboard. The problem with it is that when I type it either types a completely diferent key or some of the keys do not work. For example when I hit 'A' there is no input (response) but when I press 1, 2, 3, 4.. keys they do function quite normally.I am currently using a USB keyboard which is rather painstaking.I will be gleeful if you could help.

Answer:SONY VAIO Integrated Keyboard Problem

Did you pour something on your keyboard like water or something? This happens to me once a customer here accidentally pours syrup on the keyboard. When i go back and test the keyboard it types different keys that i don't know example is when i press "a" a different key will come out. So my only solution to that problem is buy another keyboard. Or, you can have it repaired.

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Can anyone please give me some guidance on how to replace this keyboard? I have 8 keys on the right side of the keyboard which display the incorrect digit when I press them. The new keyboard is on order but I have no idea how to open this laptop up. Thanks!!

Answer:Sony Vaio VGN-A250 keyboard replacement


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Okay, so my sister's Sony Vaio VGN-NR120E has a damaged keyboard.
I found a place to buy the part (ebay, various other sites, etc. all sell them...) but for the life of me, I cannot figure out how the heck to get the keyboard off of the thing to replace it.

Has anyone replaced a keyboard on a Sony Vaio VGN-NR series before or knows how to do it? I'm fairly confident in my abilities but I want to avoid dismantling parts of the computer I don't need to, so any insight on how it's fastened on there would help.

Answer:Sony Vaio VGN-NR series keyboard replacement


sony laptops use (like most do) very small clips at the top of the keyboard, usually 3 or 4 of them along with screws from the bottom,, finding which screws is a trial, unlike Dell who mark the screws (k) for keyboard, (p) for palmrest etc etc.

Once you find out which screws they are get a credit card or similar and slide it across the top of the keyboard between the top and the case, you will feel the clips, use another card to gently lift the keyboard at the same time, be careful once done as their is a ribbon cable on a plug that connects to the motherboard, a gentle pull should pull it out if its a molex type, or else it may be a lift up the black bar type and slide the cable out, or slide a little lug on either side up (to the side etc) to remove the cable.

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Hello all,My sister has been having problems with her Vaio VGN-AR21M keyboard in that the multimedia keys are hot all the time. The u=4, i=5, o=6, j=1, k=2, l=3, and so to type normally using the keyboard you need to hold the function fn key down! I'm sure there is an easy solution for this, so if someone could help we would be really grateful.

Answer:Sony Vaio VGN-AR21M Keyboard Problem

Press the Number Lock key (Num Lk)

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Hi, I am trying to save old documents from a friend's Sony Vaio VGC-RC110G prior to disposing of it. It starts up using my Dell Monitor, but will not recognize any of the 2 USB keyboards or 3 USB mice I have tried (all confirmed working on another computer). Each time I have made a change to mouse or keyboard, I have restarted by holding down the power button. Tried all the USB ports with same result. Any ideas?


Answer:Sony Vaio VGC-RC110G Won't Recognize USB Keyboard or Mouse

Meant to add that the Vaio is running XP Media Center Edition.

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I hate to ask for help with something like this but , ofcourse.... I lost the drivers cd , Sony's site was no help to me, nor was Yahoo or Google, and I really need these drivers bad.

Its a Sony Vaio Infrared (wireless) keyboard and mouse, when the install box comes up its called an eHome?
But anyway the confusion only starts there since the drivers are supposedly country specific:

The reciever:
Sony Infrared Reciever
Made in the Phillipines
0000497770 (unknown #)

The Keyboard:
Sony Keyboard
Model VGP-WKB2
P/N may be 147914211 (and/or S/N 2909351 ,
they have them next to eachother)
ITE Accessory E 97600-b (?)
Canada 210 (?)
Made in China

The Mouse:
P/N 179682471
Canada 210
Made in China

Ive searched hard for these and I cant believe theyre not just sitting there. Its Sony! They seem to be turning into Bums...... so for anyones effort, Im more than willing to trade some great graphics work for finding these for me. Signature, Logo, Photo Editing, anything I can help you with and Thanks in advance.

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Dear All, I am a technical idiot so I would be grateful for any advice about an issue that has been occurring intermittently for about eighteen months now. It only relates to when I am online, not when I am offline working on a Word doc. Using certain keys results in very irritating and strange effects. If I use '1' a new page is opened up for ''. The number five wipes everything out (hence the reason I have used the word 'five' here rather than actually use that numeric key). '3' sometimes shoots me down to the bottom of the page. Using the letter 'p' in lower case results in a 'Developer Tools' box flashing up at me (but this does not occur if I use an uPPer case P). The back delete key (near the toP RH corner of the keyboard) will only delete one letter at a time, rather than keeP deleting when it is held down, as it should. I do not have any locks on (eg number or caPital lock). When this has occurred before it seems to last a few days and then cure itself. It is then okay for a few weeks but then starts all over again. I am getting ready to throw the damn thing out of the window - PLEASE HELP! Thank you.

Answer:Keyboard issues re: Sony Vaio model PCG - 61311M

When you have a webpage open try pressing F12 to close Developer Tools and see if it still does it.
For more info do a Google search, copy & paste the following:
keyboard shortcut open 'Developer Tools' box

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Hi and thanks in advance!
As the title suggests, the keyboard of my Vaio isn't working.
I'm pretty sure that it isn't a hardware problem, as the keyboard started functioning for a day.
Any ideas?

Answer:Sony Vaio E Series VPCEH25EN Keyboard not working

Hi there .. When did this first happen ? What do you mean by >> [ I'm pretty sure that it isn't a hardware problem, as the keyboard started functioning for a day.] .. Have you tried a restore point before the issue happened

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Anyone have detailed instructions for removing and replacing the keyboard and touchpad on a Sony Vaio VGN-ZA570G? It seems that the keyboard hood is tight and I do not want to break anything. Special instructions for removing?
Star Tek

Answer:Sony Vaio PCG-9W1L remove keyboard and touchpad

Check instructions at this link:

Not the same model number but it may work.

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I have a 4 year old Sony Vaio. Recently I installed an Adobe Acrobat Update which automatically downloaded McAfee Anti Virus. I de-installed that and the laptop wouldn't turn off subsequently so I did a successful start-up repair.

Since the start-up repair the keyboard cursor is intermittently jumping all over the place. It is not confined to any particularly key on the keyboard:- it will jump back a sentence; it will highlight a sentence; it will delete something by jumping to the undo button.

I have not had this problem before. I really do not want to use a mouse as I prefer the touchpad

Answer:Sony Vaio - Keyboard cursor moving all over screen after repair

Do a System Restore to a point before the problem began, if necessary from System Recovery Options on the Win7 disk or System Repair Disk

If this is the original factory install then I'd seriously consider doing a Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7 since the factory install is the worst possible install of Win7 one can have, larded with bloatware and duplicate utilities which interfere with better versions built into Win7.

At the minimum I'd Clean Up Factory Bloatware especially turning off all Startup items in msconfig except your AV which ideally should be one of the free lightweight ones like MSE or free Panda.

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I was using a thread on this Microsoft Support to fix my cd rom drive as it wasn't showing up on My Computer, I'd done it before and it worked perfectly fine
I went on the registry subkey:
And deleted 'upperfilters' as per instruction, however there was no 'lowerfilters'
After this I restarted my laptop to see if it worked and my touchpad and keyboard wouldn't work!
I've had to borrow a friends USB mouse but have no keyboard (currently on my iPhone)
I've had to go onto a guest account on my laptop as I am unable to type in my password on my administrator account
Any way I can fix this with just the USB mouse?!

Answer:Touchpad and Keyboard on Sony Vaio 'failed to start (Code 10)'

This is going to sound like suggesting that you close the gate after the horse has left the corral, but any time you make any changes in the Registry you should back it up first with software like ERUNT.  Then if there is a problem you can revert it to the preveous working condition.
Please post the make and model of this computer?
Do you have a installation disc for your version of Windows Vista?  If not, do know someone who can loan you a disc of the same version and bit type?

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bought a laptop in hk, and cant seem to remeber how to change the settings on the keyboard, ie change $ to pound sign and make other changes to make it feel like a uk spec keyboard. i had previously managed to do this but lost all settings when i system restored my c drive. i know there is a way but how!??cheers

Answer:hong kong keyboard on sony vaio - need pound sign

You can just hold down the Alt key and type 0163 on the numeric pad for a £ The changes for the keyboard layout depend on whether you va 98/ME or XP - but you may get other less desirable changes along with the £ change.

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I am working on a sony vaio vgc-rb40 in which the mouse and keyboard don't work. I have tried the ps2 ports and the usb in both legacy and 2.0 the computer sees the new device and installs it in usb but it still does not work. no keyboard or mouse in safe mode but it does work in the bios and both the keyboard and mouse worked when in desperation a ran a bit defender rescue cd just to see if by chance is was malware. The computer other wise boots and seems to run perfectly it just has no input devices what so ever. The one strange thing it does is 2 quick beeps at post but I cant figure out if that is normal for a vaio or not, all the codes I see for a vaio are multiples of 3 beeps so I think it is just the post beep but I am not sure. Thank you for any help

Answer:sony vaio vgc-rb40 mouse and keyboard dead after updates last week

Since when do you have this problem? And what did you install/uninstall/change settings that can cause this?

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Hi. For a while now I've been having thi<<<<s issue with my laptop that it is almost endlessly spamming the 'less than' (or 'more than' if I hold down shift) symbol. In the few weeks I've had this issue, it has seemingly just been> getting worse all the time. It used to not happen as often, and it used to go away by holding down any other button but>even that rarely works anymore. Right now (and this usually works), it's not happening while pressing down Ctrl key, but as soon as I release it, it goes off again.

It's also good to note that the button itself also does not work. No matter if the symbol is being spammed or not, nothing happens when I press the button.
I'm also quite certain that this is not an issue with the button being unclean or stuck or anything. While I haven't been able to safely remove all the parts of the button, I have removed the cap and cleaned it all thoroughly wit>h pressurized air. Also, I used SharpKeys in order to attempt to turn off the button, but also does not work. I could not turn the symbol from spamming regardless of what I turned off from the list, and when I used the 'type key' function and waited until the symbol started spamming again, I did get a code, but when I tried to shut it down, the program simply said that the key is not identified.

When I start up, it has started to do this very quick clicking noise for a few seconds. Someone online a... Read more

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Hi, during a house move the USB keyboard plugged into the Sony Vaio Laptop had a whole lot of keys depressed for some time, no idea what keys or what combination happened but as a result I can no longer enter a single number & caps lock has an inverted effect. I'm stuck at password login so cant get in as I have an alphanumeric password. With no numbers, means no assess

All keyboards are affected - I have tried using the laptop keyboard itself, the USB keyboard & now the onscreen keyboard but all have the following issues:
- When [Caps Lock] is on, all letters are in lower case.
- When [Caps Lock] is off, all letters are in Upper case
- The number pad does not work at all - whether [NumLk] is on or off - hitting any number button has no impact or key strike on all keyboards
- Even the numbers above the letters do not work - whether [NumLk] is on or off i.e. I always get "@" when I hit the "2" button regardless of number lock on or off or using Shift or any other combination

I've tried various combinations to correct this but cant find the right one. All help appreciated.
Thks Barbs

Answer:Solved: Sony Vaio Keyboard issue - CAPs inverted & numbers not working

Check the laptop's keyboard to make sure it doesn't have any stuck keys as they will override any USB keyboards plugged in.

Have you tried Safe Mode or Startup Repair:
Test to see if the keyboard works in either mode. It may have switched keyboard layouts to another layout or language. If it works in the Startup Repair try System Restore. If it doesn't work re-check the internal laptop keyboard or even remove/disconnect it from the laptop and try a good USB keyboard.

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I have recently purchased a Sony Vaio Laptop with wifi support that is inbuilt or onboard. I already have a Asus P5E3 Deluxe motherboard at my home with ram 2 gb, 9800 gtx card and a quad core processor. Now, I connect this pc with a broadband connection at home running 1mbps speed. This motherboard also has a wifi onboard connection. What I am trying to do is setup this wifi connection so that my laptop can also connect to the internet wirelessly. For this I have installed the wifi driver of Asus (something called Asus WiFi-AP @n software) and configured it with giving it a proper connection name and a password. I have successfully done all the wifi network setup wizard on the pc and it is working well. Now the problem is that, my laptop is able to find this wifi connection but after sometime it gives an error saying to troubleshoot network connection and the wifi network disappears from the laptop and again i have to search for this wifi network and the cycle continues. Similarly, when I am trying to connect my Nokia e90 mobile phone with the pc via wifi, my phone is able to pickup the wifi connection and sometimes it is able to connect to the internet and I am also able to browse different websites but sometimes it gives me a gateway time out error. So, can anyone tell me how can i connect my sony vaio laptop to the internet wirelessly by using the Asus P5E3 Deluxe WiFi-AP @n connection? Also if possible, then please let me know how to connect my phone as well, which i... Read more

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I'm not sure whether the processor fan on my Sony Vaio laptop is switching on or not, the case gets very hot.

Is there some way to force it to switch on? Perhaps a setting to tell the PC to turn it on at a lower temperature?

Answer:Sony Vaio Laptop Fan

Usually its temperature controlled, but most laptops run the fan briefly at the beginning of the boot process. If that is not happening, perhaps it needs replacement.

There is no setting that I am aware of to force it.

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Question: Sony Vaio Laptop

My Sony VAIO laptop will only run in Safe Mode and BIOS. I have installed every possible OS on the planet including it's own restore disks. I have done every thing I can think of shy of new RAM and CPU and HD to figure out why it does this. Please Help !!

Answer:Sony Vaio Laptop

Hi there!

If it runs in Safe Mode, then it's most likely caused by a software or driver issue.

In safe mode
Check "Selective Startup"
UN-CHECK "process config.sys file" (if there)
UN-CHECK "process autoexec.bat file" (if there)
UN-CHECK "Load Startup Group Items"

click apply, then OK or Close
reboot and see!

If there's a specific error message, please post it here!

Good Luck!


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Question: sony vaio laptop

HiJust got this today -a sony vaio vgn-bx396vp- and I don't know what I'm supposed to do with the dvd player attachment that came with it!! I assume I'm supposed to stick it somewhere but I can't see where.Any advice please?thanks

Answer:sony vaio laptop

Its the multi function bay you need. read page 72 of the instructions also page 38..for the instructions. click here

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Question: Sony Vaio Laptop

Ive just bought a Sony Viao laptop of ebay, and the display is messed up. The picture is small in the middle of the screen even when the computer is booting up, the actual picture is aboul half the size of the screen. ow do i get the screen to fit the entire screen - lol that makes sense.

J. Knight

Answer:Sony Vaio Laptop

Sounds like the power invertor for the display is dying..(common problem in notebooks) If so, your need a replacement screen invertor for that model notebook, and someone capable of replacing it.. They can commonly be found on ebay..

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Question: Sony Vaio laptop

I've just been given a Sony Vaio PCG-R505JSK. I've been informed this is a US model so does anybody knowa) is the UK equivalent the same or how do I find outb) when it comes to buying a battery, what should I be looking for?c) same as b), but for a docking stationd) Will any external usb cd/dvd drive work with it?Thanks in advance

Answer:Sony Vaio laptop

1. The keyboard is probably different to the UK version e.g. it won't have £ sign on it. You will be able to change the region in Regional Options in Control Panel but have to compare it to a UK one to find out where all the symbols etc. are.2. click here may be able to supply a battery. A google search will bring up other suppliers.3. Again try the one at 2. or google for others. Sony have their own site at click here4. Not sure what version of USB it has. I would think most would work but you might have to fit a PCMCIA/Cardbus USB 2.0 card to exploit the full potential try click here for this.

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Question: Sony Vaio Laptop?


Does anyone know anything about sony vaio notebooks. I am looking at the sony vaio k37

Does anyone know of any problems with this laptop or sony vaios in general? Does anyone think its a good decision? I am an engineering major so i need one that can handle CADD and other software. I also use alkot of photoshop, flash, and html projects. Please let me know what you think.


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A guy i know wants to sell a Sony Vaio PCG-818 laptop, with everything i need tu hook it up.
It has a pentium2, and is in mint working and physical condition. So my question is what are these bringing in these days dollar wise?

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Hi there, I have a Sony Vaio A197VP click hereYou cant really see from the picture but one of those buttons just above the keyboard has a picture of a magnifying glass on it and when pressed it toggles between resoultions 1280 x 768 (the one I use almost all the time) and 1600 x 1200. Can anyone tell me if there is a way to change the resolutions it toggles between? I would like it to toggle between 1280 x 768 and 1024 x 768 (which I use to play a snooker game I quite like!!)Thanks a lot, any suggestions would be great and much appreciated.Using Win XP Pro

Answer:Help with a Sony Vaio laptop please.

It is probably not a windows option but there may be a program on you laptop setup by sony to configure the keys.Or may be in the BIOSHotKeys :-Hotkeyz click hereAstatix Launcher click hereThese progs can be used to reconfigure keys.

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Question: Sony Vaio laptop

I had to do new install from desktop disk to Sony laptop,now I do not have wireless options. Where can I get driver downloads for Sony ? Windows XP disk

Answer:Sony Vaio laptop

What is the exact model for this laptop. We may be able to find it for you on google and link here.

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Question: Laptop SONY vaio

Hi everyone,
Need a little help please from you experts out there!!!! my partners SONY vaio laptop has died I think, it will not boot up just a black screen, when you press the on button the "light" lights up as if its going to boot but then the fan kicks in and just shuts off, I have tried doing F8 at the start but still nothing.
Has it just passed over to the big laptop world or can it be repaired without me going to a repair shop and getting ripped off because they could fob me off with anything.
Hope someone can help me please
Thanks in advance

Answer:Laptop SONY vaio

What is the model of this Vaio, and roughly how old is it ?
Do you get to see the BIOS screen when it starts - that's the one that says Sony Vaio or somesuch all over it - or do you not get any screen at all ?  If you do get the BIOS screen have a look and see what key it says for 'Setup'. This is usually either 'F2' or 'Delete' but it does vary. Then re-boot and press that key. If you saw the BIOS screen, this should now take you into the BIOS itself. The trackpad doesn't work in here, you need to use the arrow keys to move around. Move along the top line to 'Exit' and press 'Enter'. this will bring up a screen which among other options says 'Restore defaults and exit'. Select this one - with the arrow keys - then press 'Enter' again. This guarrantees that at least you have the system defaults set. The system will now try to re-boot. If it does, great. If not . . .
If this laptop is over three years old the battery may have died and I have known cases where a dead battery stopped a laptop starting even though plugged into the mains. Try taking the battery out and starting it just with the mains charger plugged in.
Post back and let us know how you get on with this. It may be that this Vaio is heading for its final reward but there is no doubt data on the hard drive that you may well want to recover which is not an overly difficult task.
Chris Cosgrove

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I have a Sony Vaio laptop.
When I turn it on, the fan spins but shuts down after a few seconds, then never starts up again. It only spins at startup.
Anyone got any tips?

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The fan on a laptop will run for a few seconds until the temperature monitoring software loads, then it only runs when it gets hot enough.

Unless the laptop is overheating, you don't have a problem?

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Hello Everyone,I've got a Sony Vaio VGN-FE11S with 1GB RAM and want to upgrade. The Sony site is fairly helpful and says the followingMemory Type SO-DIMM - 533Mhz (DDR2) which is helpful enough. I've found something to that specification on Dabs. However when I click to buy RAN from the Sony shop (too expensive), the ram that they try to sell me is the same but is 667mhz.I therefore have 2 questions...Can I buy the faster 667mhz and it still work? Can I get any faster than this?Also the maximum memory is 2GB, and I have 2 slots. Would I be better off buying 2 1GB, or 1 2GB and having a spare slot? It's the same price either way.Thanks in advance.

Answer:What RAM to Buy for Sony Vaio Laptop

click here and run the scan, can't recommend them highly enough

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Hi all. I've got this Sony Vaio laptop that I'm trying to get it to work. A friend of mine said he used it for parts, so it is missing a few hardware pieces. However, I am having problems getting it to run.

It is missing a hard drive, and the RAM pieces.

When I plug it in, the power icon works, shows a green light.

The product name is VPCF136FM, the model is PCG-81115L.

When I turn the machine on, screen doesn't turn on. It just stays black, I can hear the GPU fan turn on (It takes about 15 seconds for the GPU fan to even turn on), but no matter how long I leave the laptop on, the screen just stays black, it does nothing. I was thinking maybe the GPU was taken out, but I later learned the graphics card is basically embedded into the motherboard, so you can't remove it.

Anyone know why the screen isn't working? Or should I just throw it in the trash?

Sorry if this is in the wrong section.

Answer:Need Help With Sony Vaio Laptop

Without RAM it will never run. You MUST have at least one RAM module.

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Question: Sony Vaio Laptop

I need a new power cord for my laptop. Does anyone no where I might find one? The model is VPCEB15FX. Sony store does not have them now.

Answer:Sony Vaio Laptop

You don't mention where you are located. Here are some possible sources for the Sony part and claimed equivalents in the USA:,k:VPCEB15FX+charger

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Does anybody know where I can find a service manual for a Sony Vaio PCG-FR720 Notebook? I wanna take a look at the guts.

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Start here
In the 3rd section, I can input Vaio, the PCG-FR series but there is no 720 (probably because US is selected and you are in another country).

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I have a sony vaio laptop (bought it 2nd hand ) have had it about two years and it was about 1 - 1.5 years when I bought it. It badly overheats - and the dc jack (mains socket) is now loose. I have had a quote of £100 (£85 + £15 pickup/return) for these repairs - which I was willing to go with (the man found that the mother board has been burnt and would need replacing for another £100. I can't remember the model number of the laptop Its a 'PCsomething...8jlm' (i think!)- but it has a 17" screen and is a 2.6 gig (processor?) Details on laptop - with repair man !. Based on these sketchy details, can anyone advise me whether they think my machine is worth the spend, cos I said to the man I could probably buy another for not much more, he said yes, but it would not be a vaio. Indian guy - very genuine. Wondered to have a go at fixing it myself and buying the parts - I reckon a lot of the price is on labour - and I have a welding kit - but I read somewhere that this sort of thing is not for the faint hearted!..anyone got any advice on whether I should get this fixed?

Answer:sony vaio laptop - fix or not fix

buying a scrapper off ebay and canibalising it?

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does anyone have any idea where I can get a replacement power jack for a sony vaio laptop that is 5 years old or so. I mainly use it to browse the web, and check email, (buying a new one seems impractical) and currently the power cord won't register as connected. I checked the solder points on the power jack and everything looks good. No cracks or anything. If you hold the tip of the power cord into the jack extremely tight, it will atleast flash the lights like it detects the connection. Anyone have any other thoughts?



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