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Old 06-12-2007, 05:18 PM   #1
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Hi! Its been a long time!
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Was helping fix a friends comp earlier! Using msn's remote assistance thingy! Anyway when came off it her keyboard is doing funny things! When presses p it comes up 4! a t gives 6! All i done was acess control panel! Whats gone wrong!?
Many thanks in advance! please help!
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Old 06-12-2007, 06:03 PM   #2
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Don't know if its this or not but try going into control panel, regional and languages , then see if your keyboard is set to your region as if it is set to a different one you keys Will be different e.g I'm from the UK but if my keyboard is set to united states then when i press certain keys they are the wrong symbols when on the screen.
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have you tried restarting her computer?
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Try system restore in START MENU, ACCESSORIES, SYSTEM TOOLS restore your computer to an earlier date.
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Old 06-12-2007, 06:48 PM   #5
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Default Re: Keyboard doing strange things!

Um I don't know if this can be the case, but on my laptop whenever I turn num lock on, it gives me numbers instead of letters, since I do not have one of those num pads.

Or not.

What was the computer's original problem? What are you trying to fix?
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Default Re: Keyboard doing strange things!

that would actually be function lock, thelis.
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Old 06-12-2007, 06:56 PM   #7
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Oh really juice... not for my laptop. You can check it out:
Sony VAIO SZ-480.

Of course you wouldn't know anything about laptops newer than 15 years.
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thelis, my laptop, which was manufactured in may of 2006 has a function lock. i doubt that "older" laptops, such as 15 year old laptops, would even have a function key, let alone function lock.
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go into the bios of the computer, and find the setting that specifys having num lock on upon system boot. it should be set to disable.
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Juiceranch9,

Here is a 15 year old computer:


You can clearly see a function lock.

I win.
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