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Ok guys I am totally stumped here my daughter has managed to get hold of my comp for a minute and somehow messed with my kb. Now certain keys dont work. For example a lower kase k will work but an upper case k wont also a semi colon will work but not a full colon. As well as a few others. I have checked my keyboard settings, language, locale, other keyboards etc and even tried reinstalling drivers with no success. Any clues on how to sort this

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post #2 of 18
Try holding down both shift keys at the same time. I remember we used to have a similar problem when my sister would use my parents pc. If you held down those two shift keys at the same time it would return the keyboard to "normal." I think they are called the shift keys when that happens. Its when the shift key is held down for 8 seconds.
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post #3 of 18
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No luck but thatnks for trying to help out thumb.gif
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post #4 of 18
Which OS are you using?
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post #5 of 18
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Windows 7, Have been using it for a good 2 years at least
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post #6 of 18
Ok, Try Clicking Start → Control Panel → Ease of Access → Change how your keyboard works. Then under make it easier to type, make sure none of those boxes are checked. If they are uncheck them.
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post #7 of 18
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None of those are checked thumb.gif
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post #8 of 18
Shoot. Unfortunately I am out of ideas then. Sorry. Someone should be able to help you out here soon. Best of luck!
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post #9 of 18
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Thanks, I hope so this has been bothering me for about a week now. Take it easy and thanks for trying to help out biggrin.gif
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post #10 of 18
Do yourself (and the people trying to help) a favor and run through a process of elimination:

1) Test this keyboard in a non-windows environment (using the same computer and input ports) and see if the issue persists.
If it doesn't, it is a software issue within windows. If it DOES persist, you have a hardware issue. Proceed to test another port (if possible).

2) If the keyboard now works, the previous port is damaged. avoid it if possible.
If this did NOT work, proceed to another computer.

3) If this worked, something funky is going on with your MOBO. Unfortunately I can't really offer more insight than that.
If this did NOT work, the keyboard has hardware damage -OR- if the keyboard has onboard memory, it needs to be cleared.


Report back after testing or if you have questions.
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