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pinkbrit12
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Registered: ‎05-18-2010
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MAJOR Keyboard problems: numbers and symbols instead of letters

Overnight my keyboard decided to become unpredictable. When I type letter keys, numbers and symbols appear. This is what it commonly looks like (without the spaces): ' ' 5 / ' 5 /   And the slashes go in the other direction.

 

The only numbers I get are 5 and 0-zero and the symbols are / ? '

 

Often in Word "find and replace" pops up. While typing on the internet, a single backspace erases everything and sometimes typing a single key goes on and on and on.

 

My keyboard is set to english and my number lock is NOT on. Keyboard has been cleaned out. Can anyone help me?

 

Sometimes everything is fine for a little while and then everything goes haywire.

 

(I am typing this on a different notebook)

 

Please help me. I am a college student with lots of papers to write!!!

 

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kamatr
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Registered: ‎07-21-2010
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Re: MAJOR Keyboard problems: numbers and symbols instead of letters

Perform a hard reset on the Notebook. To perform a hard reset, follow the steps below.

 

  1. Unplug the AC adapter from the notebook PC.
  2. Remove the battery from the notebook battery compartment.
  3. Disconnect any external devices or peripherals connected to the notebook. Press and hold down the power button for about 15 seconds
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pinkbrit12
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Re: MAJOR Keyboard problems: numbers and symbols instead of letters

This\-\ didn’t work. Any other ideas? `5` `I’m so` b`ummed- out and I ha`5ve- no id6ae wwwhat\ to do. ~Now `some- k\\eeeeeys` w`o’n’`ty\pe at allllllllllllllllll`5

 

 

I hope y`555555555555555555555555555555ou ` c`an5 rea-d this!

 

I thi`nk my `c\ompputer-\ `5has\ a `demo`n.

 

T`5ha\nks for trying.

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kamatr
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Re: MAJOR Keyboard problems: numbers and symbols instead of letters

Could you please be a little specific about the product number or complete model number of your notebook ?

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pinkbrit12
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Re: MAJOR Keyboard problems: numbers and symbols instead of letters

Yes, of course. I am now on another laptop. Mine is the HP Pavillion DV4-1431us

 

p/n- NU995UA#ABA

 

Thank you so much!!

 

 

 

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