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johnnybob

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keyboard problems
« on: July 24, 2006, 11:27:05 AM »
my keyboard is reading itself wrong.
ab  +cü  efghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz

123´4567890

it has extra things:
 c+ for c.  
´ in front of 3
and the back space does not work.  It reverts to e.
dü for d.
wierd....
any ideas?
John :-?

Crafty

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Re: keyboard problems
« Reply #1 on: July 24, 2006, 11:32:13 AM »
Sounds like its time to get a new keyboard. Can you try another keyboard?? Before you get another one, uninstall the one you have in Device manager then make sure it is plugged in at the back in the right slot. Have you maybe spilt somthing on it? still if not this is how they normally show themselves to go bad.
« Last Edit: July 24, 2006, 11:33:21 AM by Crafty »

GX1_Man

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Re: keyboard problems
« Reply #2 on: July 24, 2006, 06:42:45 PM »
Don't plug or unplug a PS/2 keyboard while the computer is on!  ;)

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Re: keyboard problems
« Reply #3 on: July 24, 2006, 10:21:52 PM »
My first guess would be that your language settings got screwed up, remapping your keyboard.  Look in the Control Panel for "Regional Settings".

Oh, and I plug and unplug PS2 keyboards all the time, with no (apparent) ill effects.   :P  ;D
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johnnybob

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Re: keyboard problems
« Reply #4 on: July 25, 2006, 02:00:41 AM »
It's a notebook! :-?

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Re: keyboard problems
« Reply #5 on: July 25, 2006, 02:04:20 AM »
You can always try an external keyboard.  But check out my suggestion.
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GX1_Man

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Re: keyboard problems
« Reply #6 on: July 25, 2006, 04:09:35 AM »
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Oh, and I plug and unplug PS2 keyboards all the time, with no (apparent) ill effects.   :P  ;D

That's what I like about you Rob. You live on the edge.  :o :o :o :o
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GX1_Man

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Re: keyboard problems
« Reply #7 on: July 25, 2006, 04:10:48 AM »
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It's a notebook! :-?

Ah, thanks for including all of the pertinent information in the first post.  ::)

You may need a keyboard replacement.

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« Reply #8 on: July 25, 2006, 04:26:32 AM »
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That's what I like about ou Rob. You live on the edge.  :o :o :o :o
Quite.  Did I mention where I'm putting the plugs?
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johnnybob

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Re: keyboard problems
« Reply #9 on: July 25, 2006, 06:27:43 AM »
Still no luck!  reads false.  How do I replace a notebook keyboard?
 ::) ::) ::) ::)

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Re: keyboard problems
« Reply #10 on: July 25, 2006, 06:37:18 AM »
With great difficulty, in some cases!  Opening up a laptop is not at all like opening up a desktop PC.  You would benefit greatly from the engineer's manual and a good dose of psychic ability.  A seasoned engineer wouldn't have a problem, but a casual DIY-er should steer clear.  Only you know what category you fit into.

Second hand replacement keyboards are perennially available on eBay, but beware.  The fault could be with the motherboard, rather than the keyboard - and that is harder and more expensive to replace.  If in doubt, contact your local laptop repair shop.
« Last Edit: July 25, 2006, 07:42:12 AM by robpomeroy »
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johnnybob

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Re: keyboard problems
« Reply #11 on: July 25, 2006, 07:18:48 AM »
thanks alot.....I thought so! :-X