Laptop keyboard giving wrong characters (28259 Views)
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uicehole
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Member Since: ‎12-22-2011
Message 11 of 31 (25,132 Views)

Re: Laptop keyboard giving wrong characters

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Fat fingers is the root of this problem:smileywink:.  CTRL-Shift toggles between normal and flaked out keyboard.  Pressing the two keys together should get your keyboard back to normal (or to krazykez). 

 

ALT-Shift may also do this.

Honor Student
valstay
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Member Since: ‎02-08-2012
Message 12 of 31 (24,796 Views)

Re: Laptop keyboard giving wrong characters

I was typing on my keyboard and all of the sudden I pressed the 'n' key and got nh7

NOW when...

pressing 2 gets 2/6

pressing 6 gets 2

pressing 4 gets 74

pressing 0 gets 7

pressing g gets bg

pressing h gets nh

pressing b get bg4

pressing 1 turns on cap lock

pressing the wireless prints a 9

perssing the speaker turns off the wireless

Is there anything I can do to stop this?

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valstay
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Member Since: ‎02-08-2012
Message 13 of 31 (24,794 Views)

Re: Laptop keyboard giving wrong characters

Thanks we tried both and it didn't take it back to normal...any other thoughts?

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jessoz
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Member Since: ‎09-18-2011
Message 14 of 31 (24,720 Views)

Re: Laptop keyboard giving wrong characters

Hi,

I've been trying to find answers to my annoying HP laptop keyboard issues as well, and I stumbled on your question. I was directed to this website. It will help with your question.

 http://www.pctips.smittystips.com/v_special_characters_laptop_keyboard.php  

 

some of it was useful to my situation, but what I was happy to read was how to access those blue characters on some of the keys! You press and hold CTRL+Shift + the question mark key (as an example), and you'll either get the question mark or the é. Press CTRL+Shift again, and your keyboard returns to normal. Finally, I found out how to access those blue keys!

 

I believe my keyboard hardware is wrong, and that`s why I can`t do other things that I`m having problems with...

but, I think this page might help you.

Honor Student
haradeep
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Member Since: ‎01-09-2011
Message 15 of 31 (24,476 Views)

Re: Laptop keyboard giving wrong characters

Thank you worked for me. 

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jessoz
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Member Since: ‎09-18-2011
Message 16 of 31 (24,466 Views)

Re: Laptop keyboard giving wrong characters

Glad I could help someone else with this issue.

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U1
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Member Since: ‎04-12-2012
Message 17 of 31 (24,381 Views)

Re: Laptop keyboard giving wrong characters

My HP probook 4510s keybaord is giving me wrong commands,when typing G key gives me T,how do i fix this

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FaIx
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Member Since: ‎03-17-2013
Message 18 of 31 (20,970 Views)

Re: Laptop keyboard giving wrong characters

my pro book 4540 s has same issue with some main characters like "or " "hash " 

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lepanto
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Member Since: ‎04-30-2013
Message 19 of 31 (19,516 Views)

Re: Laptop keyboard giving wrong characters

Hi everyone, maybe someone can help me with some problems re my keyboard. Right shift key types an i on pressing, left shiFt key types a comma on pressing, left and right arrows are not functioning. sometimes a capital letter iS typed without pressing caps lock.

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AttackofZaq
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Member Since: ‎10-09-2012
Message 20 of 31 (19,500 Views)

Re: Laptop keyboard giving wrong characters

Hello lepanto.  I understand your keyboard is not typing the correct characters.

Verify that you have the correct keyboard layout selected by following the steps in this Microsoft article.

Let me know the result and have a wonderful day.

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