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Q: dead keys on keyboard

Hi Guys

Whist I was using notepad at home to write something I found that the following keys on my laptop are dead r, u,y, 2,4,and 0. virtually all the computing I have done in the last few days is general browsing for television listings and email. I use use notepad for wordprocessing beacuse its quick.

I have only tested out the lowercase alphabet and the set of numbers, but not the full set. I am using another computer from a different location to type this posting. My keyboard is a standard Sony laptop qwerty keyboard.

I have a Sony Vaio laptop, WinXP Pro, 512Mb RAM. I have checked for viruses, fierwall and ran spybot and the laptop appears to be clean. I rebooted with a restore point from a couple of days ago when I know everything was working and it still made no difference this morning. The keys are still dead. I cannot check the keys with an external keyboard to compare becasue I do not have a spare one. I will try to get one.

In the meantime if anyone has suggestions it would be most welcome.

May I add I was helped out by you guys ony a few days ago when my external USB hardrive suddenly became inactive and the problem was solved by a 'USB drive cleanup'

Many thanks in advance.


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Preferred Solution: dead keys on keyboard

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I have an HP DV9700T laptop. Is there a tech that reads this forum?
My (9 O L . ) buttons are dead on my laptop.
I ordered a new one & installed it. I still have the same problen.
A friend told me it may be a component (chip, diode, or resistor) on the MB that died.

There must be a tech that knows what controls these keys.

Any help, Please??

A:dead keys on laptop keyboard

Have you tried an external keyboard? This will test whether your problem is with the keyboard, keyboard connector, or keyboard controller. Let us know how you get on.

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So I've been asked to give my Mom a hand with her laptop. It's a Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 13, though the website seems to drop or parenthesize the IdeaPad part of that, running a 64 bit version of Windows 8.1

Two keys aren't working, the F12/increase screen brightness key and the PrintScreen key. (This is why we just discovered it, no idea when the error cropped up.) I've found workarounds for all of the things the keys do - brightness can be adjusted in Power Options, and the F12 and PrintScreen functions can both be duplicated using the on screen keyboard function. But they're kinda annoying and cumbersome, and the error may be symptomatic of a larger problem.

I've tried rebooting the computer and cleaning the keyboard thus far, to no avail (though it is using one of these stupid new chiclet keyboard styles, which makes popping off keys and cleaning the actually functional part of the keyboard impossible through the normal, convenient method I've used in the past.)

The keyboard was replaced relatively recently, and I will be getting in touch with the gentleman who handled that when his store is open tomorrow. I'll also be checking with the official tech support people at Lenovo, but I find this and other fora are usually much better at cutting through that ploddingly systematic approach that big tech support divisions use and finding the real problem in a reasonable timeframe. If either of these resources pays off, I'll post the solution here as well.

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My keyboards f, p, and 4 keys on the keyboard have died. Sometimes they work if I mess with the registry but that seems to be a temporary fix. But since sometimes they work and sometimes they don't I'm thinking it's a software problem. I've tried to uninstall driver and reinstall, I've tried to update it, I've tried regedit fixes, nothing seems to work long term. If they work and I restart my laptop they die again. NEED someone that can get the keyboard up and running again without error! Please help!

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My Computer Specs:

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 8, 64 bit
Processor: AMD E-300 APU with Radeon(tm) HD Graphics, AMD64 Family 20 Model 2 Stepping 0
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 3682 Mb
Graphics Card: AMD Radeon HD 6310, 384 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 280501 MB, Free - 244332 MB; D: Total - 23953 MB, Free - 2893 MB;
Motherboard: Hewlett-Packard, 188B
Antivirus: AVG Internet Security 2014, Updated and Enabled
The notebook that is having the problem is an HP 2000-2b19WM

When i turn on the notebook it would ask me to log in but none of the keys would work so i would have to press the button that allows me to go back to where i can choose log into another users account. Then i would click on my account
at which time all the keys on the keyboard would work except 5, 6, b, n, and the delete key. I reinstalled the keybaords software but that did not make the keys work. I looked online and on this website for solutions to the problem but none of the 4 or 5 solutions that i read about worked for my problem. I finally wiped the hard drive and reinstalled windows 8 but the problem is still there. I wondered if something got under the keys of the keybaord themselves so i took a couple off and looked and there was nothing. I pressed the keys while their cover was off and it still did not work. If the solution you tell me works for me, tell me how come wiping the drive and then reinstalling Windows 8 did not fix the problem. I googled my... Read more

A:Some keys on my keyboard are not working while other times no keys on my keyboard wor

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Hello there. Yesterday, I bought the Ideapad 310-15isk, and it's phenomenal in many aspects. However, I'm a bit bothered by the extensive keyboard this laptop has, most importantly, the pagination commands on the arrow keys. I've been meaning to find a solution to disable those and just make them work on the Numpad since it's really bothersome to type on and then go all the way back because of the return pagination key. Is there any solution for this to unbind those commands only on the arrow keys?

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Several days ago I noticed that these keys were having difficulty in responding when they were struck. Sometimes I had to press hard on the keys to get them to work until eventually they stop responding. I am wondering if it's a hardware or software problem. I used an external keyboard as well as the onscreen keyboard and they work fine. So should I replace the keyboard???......

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This is an odd issue that I have not found anyone else having. I am not sure as to the cause of it. 

Basically, when I press certain pairs of keys, the computer acts as though another key is being pressed as well. 
Some examples:
q+s: qws
w+d: wed
r+y: ryu
k+u: kui
l+i: lio

There are others, as well as ones with 3 keys triggering a fourth. They follow no general pattern (although wd, qs, ku, and li are the same pattern
on the keyboard, that pattern doesn't cause a similar response on other keys, like ef, rg, th, yj, etc.)

This problem has persisted as long as I have had this laptop. I got it used on Amazon. It said that, in terms of condition, it just had a few minor
scratches and such, which is accurate. 

This occurs every time the keys are pressed at the same time (in fact, while typing this, I was constantly having to correct typos such as "everyu",
"lioke",  and "whiole".)

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My Dell Inspirion 3148 (Intel i3) laptop's certain keys are not functioning, I have updated all the drivers now what can be done?
performed all steps as asked by agent here....

but still the issue

A:Dell Inspirion 3148 keyboard (left side keys like 1, Q, A, Z, Caps Lock) keys are not functioning)

I'm assuming you have windows 10 on the system.....
I'd suggest you check Sticky keys in control panel. You might have mistakenly turn it on.
At the left bottom of taskbar, right click windows icon, click on Control Panel, Ease Of Access, and then Change How Your Keyboard Works. If there's a check mark in box - Turn on Sticky keys) then uncheck it and click Apply.

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Brightness key ( F2 and F3) key stopped working suddenlyI am using the HP 15-af114AU Notebook (AMD A8 Processor) . Operating on Windows 10 -64 bit Its been just 2 weeks I bought. The brightness key i,e, f2 and f3 were working then after some days i noticed it wasn't working ,I tried doing it manually through the brightness option on the settings ,still it wasn't changing.From the time i have bought this notebook i have downloaded only  SKYPE, Chrome and few THEMES for google Chrome.All the other funtion keys are working except these .Please help me with this issue. 

A:Brightness control keys (Function keys) on the keyboard stop...

Hi, Try the following. Download the AMD HD Graphics installer on the following link and save it to your Downloads folder. http://ftp.hp.com/pub/softpaq/sp74501-75000/sp74716.exe When done, open your Downloads folder, right click the AMD Graphics installer and select 'Run as Administrator' to start the installation. When this has completed, shutdown the notebook. Unplug the AC Adapter and then remove the battery.  Hold down the Power button for 30 seconds.  Re-insert the battery and plug in the AC Adapter. Tap away at the esc key as you start the notebook to launch the Start-up Menu and then select f10 to enter the bios menu.  Press f9 to load the defaults ( this is sometimes f5, but the menu at the bottom will show the correct key ), use the arrow keys to select 'Yes' and hit enter.  Press f10 to save the setting and again use the arrow keys to select 'Yes' and hit enter. Start the notebook and let Windows fully load for a few minutes before checking. Regards, DP-K

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Hey guys,

I'm having a really big problem with my keyboard. I'm running windows 7. The problem started about four days ago, I've searched for various ways to solve this problem but I couldn't find any.

The issue is that randomly, my keyboard will stop typing keys and every time I hit a key, instead of typing a key, it would act as if I was hitting a shortcut. Such as, when it happens i hit the "F" key and the tools options come up. This happens on every windows even on MSN messenger, I hit my keys and it hits shortcut keys for the window I'm on.

I would be using my computer for a while and the keys would work fine but then a little later, somethings 30 minutes sometimes an hour or two, randomly they turn into shortcut keys. Every key i hit, I tried a new keyboard but it seems to happen also. I don't get the issue, I've scanned fully using malwareBytes, MCAffee, and Advanced system pro, but it's still happening. It's really frustrating and annoying when it does happen. I've turned my keyboard off and on, re sync'd. I'm starting to lean more towards it being a virus or something that messed with my settings somehow.

Malwayre Bytes did find something while scanning

files\Spigot\wtxpcom\components\widgitoolbarff.dll (Adware.WidgiToolbar) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.

I'm really stumped here, I haven't tried un-installing my keyboard & re installing it but Idk what good t... Read more

A:Keyboard keys randomly turn into shortcut keys

I would also like to add that, when this occurs. I have to restart my computer for the keyboard to work correctly. It's wireless & I've tried a wired keyboard also, it's the same issue.

Also when this happens, while on the internet. Every time I click a link or the internet like "home" "news" anything at all on the internet even an image, it won't go to it but instead it will download the data into my computer... It's very strange & I'm completely stumped on what to do. Or to even search this on google for other similar issues, I don't even know how I would go around to search that. Or what I would type in the search bar. This happens with both Firefox & google chrome. Even outside the internet in just my desktop, it's impossible to type even on notepad.

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They do  come  and go sometimes. After I sprayed some air to try to clear dust and crumbs it worked for a lil while but then started back. I do still see dust and will keep cleaning. Sometimes the keys are slow to respond or not work at all. It was working fine til a couple days ago. I even reinstalled the operating systems and still doing this. All the rest of the keys work fine except for a few in that row. I dont know if it was a update that caused this or a hardware problem but id like to get it working right agaln.

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Hi Forum,
I have a bit of a problem on my hands. I used the remote assistance tool on windows xp to help my mother fix her laptop in australia, but for some reason she can no longer type properly! Wheatever she typed came out randomly in our msn conversation and any other applications! It is only the right hand keys affected. I did not even change anything during the remote assistance, I only opened the device manager to look at the hardware profile and then dissconnected so we could talk. What could this be and how can i resolve it??
Thanks for your replys

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On my All-in-One, the C and D keys are dead when using either Shift key - they work with the Caps Lock down but not with shift keys. I have tried 3 different keyboards, and tried using different USB ports - no difference. 

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I am using a Razer Arctosa keyboard on my desktop computer running Win7 (keyboard is approx 2 years old).

I am experiencing the following (recently, and sometimes it occasionally goes back to normal):

Pressing "w" registers "w4"
Pressing "W" (shift + w) registers "W$"
Pressing "4" registers "w4"
Pressing "$" (shift + 4) registers "W$"
(As if "w" and "4" are linked; occasionally it registers as "4w")

Pressing "u" registers "u" and F5.
(which means when I am typing and press the "u" it refreshes my page... this is the second time I am writing this...)

Pressing the Windows key registers NumLock toggle.

Pressing "7" registers "/7"

This is all of the weird ones I have noticed. All other keys seem normal.
As I type this it has done the above, but now it is back to normal. Cannot find a pattern when it decides to change from crap to normal. It is back to crap again.
This is the 4th day since it started and the computer has been restarted/shutdown various times.
I have also checked for malware and it is all clear.
The most recent keyboard drivers have been downloaded and installed, but did not fix it.
No liquids have been spilled.
Have searched the web and have not encountered a solution (or someone with the exact kind of problem).
Anyone has any idea of a fix or what may be affecting it?

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A:Keyboard: some keys registering 2 keys

Pretty much every time I see this it's due to something spilled on the keyboard that has damaged it or just a keyboard that has failed.

Test it on another computer, if it does the same thing then it needs to be replaced. On the other computer don't load any drivers or software for it just plug it in and wait for Windows to install it's drivers for it and test it.

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Hi, thanx for ur time in reading this. My laptop keyboard suddenly stopped working, some number keys an some character keys not working. But my biggest problem is the letters, you see:a = aqs = swd = def = frj = juk = kil = loetc.And i checked there is no dust or anything under the keyboard! PLEASE HELP!

A:How to fix HP G61 keyboard? some keys not working some keys ...

Hi, Try the following. Shut down the notebook, unplug the AC Adapter and then remove the battery.  Hold  down the Power button for 30 seconds.  Re-insert the battery and plug in the AC Adapter. Tap away at the esc key as you start the notebook to launch the Start-up Menu and then select f10 to enter the bios menu.  Press f5 to load the defaults ( this is sometimes f9, but the menu at the bottom will show the correct key ), use the arrow keys to select 'Yes' and hit enter.  Press f10 to save the setting and again use the arrow keys to select 'Yes' and hit enter. Regards, DP-K

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As I wrote in the title, my Shift and Alt keys stopped working for keyboard shortcuts. However, the Shift key still works when capitalizing letters.

I've been dealing with this problem off/on for the past two weeks and haven't been able to figure it out. I've gone into Ease of Access features and turned on/off all of the available options (Mouse Keys, Sticky Keys, Toggle Keys, Filter Keys). I've pressed Shift for 8 seconds, and pressed it 5 times, and still haven't been able to correct it.

Thank you in advance for any help offered.

Possibly helpful additional information:
I've got a Spanish/Latin American keyboard layout installed in addition to the US English keyboard layout. I toggle back and forth with Left Alt + Shift (which is how I noticed my Shift key stopped working).
I play a game whose controls rely on a lot of Shift key pressing and holding.

A:Keyboard - Shift & Alt keys stopped working for keyboard shortcuts

When was the last time you used a can of air cleaner on the keyboard? If it isn't from contact wear often keyboards tend to get loaded up with dust and debris!

One example of that is having any snacks onhand around a pc where little bits get passed along from your fingers onto and under the keys themselves. Keyboards are known to get loaded up fast with any foods present!

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My AJP laptop keyboard is dead. Recently INS said the controlling chip is gone and fixed it. It is gone again in about 6weeks. Is there a reason why this keeps breaking down?

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Hi guys, Something really strange started happening two days ago. Out of the blue the following keys stopped working: GHBackspaceWindows [email protected]' The laptop is a couple of years old and a bit dusty, so I took it to the local shop to get the keyboard replaced and cleaned. Seemed to be working fine when I left the shop. Then, a little while ago the space key and P stopped. Five minutes later they started working again but ctrl stopped and N is temperamental. I haven't spilt anything on it or knocked it. Any ideas what's going on?

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I have a Dell M1330 Laptop that has served me quite well for several years. I just replaced the keyboard the other day and everything is working fine, except that the new keyboard has a slightly different layout than the old keyboard did. For example, with the new keyboard all the F1, F2, F3, etc.. keys have function secondaries on them like multimedia, brightness, antennae toggle, and so on. My old keyboard didnt have most of these and so when I attempt to use them on the new keyboard they simply do not work. In fact when I use function keys as if I still had my old keyboard installed the functions work, which means it is the software interpretation of the keys that I need to change. Does anybody know how I can fix this so that the keys of the new keyboard and functions match what the keys actually say?

Another thing to add is that some of the new function keys on the new laptop such as antennae toggle were not on my last keyboard at all because they are softkeys on the case of my computer, and I am not sure a function like that would be able to be added to the keyboard mapping at all, but I'm not sure.

Also, I would prefer to not install third party software to accomplish this, even if it means I need to delve into the registry manually. Can anybody help??

A:New laptop keyboard has different layout, keys function like old keyboard? Help! (:

You might try holding the 'fn' key while you tap the fnumber key.

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I had a problem with my laptop which is certain key on my keyboard is not functioning. The weird is, it happened without a reason. because after I shutdown doing my work when I turn it on again, I discovered my "s", "d", "g", "h", "\", "m", " left shift", "caps lock" and "~" key did not work at all. I try taking the key off, cleaning underneath, but nothing seems to be working. After that I try to use usb keyboard and it seems the key can be entered. So I thought my hardware is the problem. than I replace into the new one, but still having the same problem. I already waste my money buying new keyboard. Does any one happen to know what sort of problem this is and how I would go about fixing it? Is it related to the registry. My laptop is Acer aspire 4740G, ram 4GB, processor i3 2.4GHz. I hope someone can help me to solve this problem.

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(Toshiba Satelite 640 w/ Win 8.1 Pro x64)

So this is the problem. I have a dell monitor at an apartment and a samsung tv at another house. I move my laptop back and forth.

I left the settings for the Dell monitor and had it as "Make this my main display" where the built in display is extended desktop.

I plug the Samsung TV in and b/c of the settings and the resolution of the Dell it does not support that resolution. So I can't open the "Screen Resolution" page because it thinks it is putting it on the TV which is blank. I can't see where the mouse is to move it over. If you unplug the monitor to move it over to the built-in it no longer gives you options to the 2nd monitor settings to change the "make my main display" back to built-in while you adjust the resolution for the 2nd display.

See what I mean? How can I Move a window that is on a 2nd screen not showing back to the part of the extended desktop that is?

A:How can I get a window off a dead 2nd screen? Hot Keys?

nm, Ctrl + Alt + F3 for anyone who maybe ever needs this!

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I have a Dell 7737 laptop and from time to time it develops a firmware glitch where random keys stop working for both BIOS Setup and Operating Systems. After such thing happens neither shutdown (Full shutdown / Fast Boot disabled) nor restart get the keyboard back to a normal state. At this point the only workarround is to disconnect the AC power cord and then either drain the battery or physically remove it.
This laptop's battery cover is not designed for daily removal and it is starting to get loose because of this BIOS bug.
I am running BIOS version A14 but this bug was present since I purchased the laptop with BIOS version A07. Sometimes I cannot even type my password because the random keys that stop working match those it uses.
Please Dell could you provide a BIOS hotfix for this annoying issue? 

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Hello to all,
I have been scouring the internet looking for answers to this. Maybe someone else out there can help. I have 13 VGN-BX760 laptops. I have started upgrading them from XP to Win 7 x64. Evrything works fine except for the Shift keys! Neither of them work at all. (actually, the first one worked fine for about 3 months) I have tried new keyboards, nope. I have tried all of the filters and sticky keys tricks, nope. I have called Sony and they say there is no known issue. I find that hard to beleive since it has already happened to 2 of them. Shift keys work perfectly on an external keyboard, so I know it's not the OS.


A:Vaio VGN-BX760 shift keys dead

Have you tried reseating the ribbon cable from the keyboard to the motherboard?

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I was doing some tech support for my mom regarding screen captures and discovered the print screen key (and eventually the F12 key as well) is not working, on an otherwise fully functional keyboard.  The laptop in question is a Yoga13 running Windows 8.1 (Yes, it survived the forced Windows 10 update era) It will be needed tomorrow, so I didn't want to do anything drastic just yet; I've rebooted the computer and cleaned the keyboard as much as possible (those chiclet style keys don't pop off the way old style keys did, so cleaning under them is problematic).  No effect. I've found workarounds for all of the features assigned to these keys - the onscreen keyboard handles the normal F12 and PrintScreen functions, and Power Options allows for brightness adjustments independent of the F12's special function (which is good, because I cranked the brightness way down testing the keyboard - F11 works just fine), but we'd rather not have to deal with these solutions long term. We had the keyboard replaced at a reputable computer repair shop a while back - I'll be getting in touch with the proprietor there tomorrow, and I've already made a post on TechSupportForum.  I'll keep you posted on what I try based on their advice.

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HP Pavilion dv7-6b32us Entertainment laptop.
Intel Core i7, Windows 7 Home Edition 64 bit, IE 9

Keyboard fine in morning. In afternoon the following keys were dead: J K L ; and enter.
They do work on USB keyboard.
I've run Spybot and Avast. No problems
Checked drivers. Have most recent. Unstalled drivers and rebooted.
Cleaned under these keys.
The enter key next to number pad does work.
I'm not an expert computer person but am open to any potential fix that I can accomplish.

A:Laptop Specific Keys J K L ; and Enter are Dead

Boot to advanced boot options->repair computer->command prompt (or any option where you can type). Do J K L work there?

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So what's happening is occasionally, while I'm typing, it repeats letters, as if the keyboard temporarily locks up. (Sometimes, but it's rare because I usually type continuously, it just stops me from pressing keys for a bit.) It's like "Hello my naaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa..."
And what's weird is it only happens after I pressed any of the lock keys before (disabling doesn't fix it.)
I'm using a keyboard connected directly to my PC, with up to date drivers.

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My next door neighbour just gave me his laptop to have a look at, an HP Pavillion DV6000, which his baby has managed to 're-adjust'
Apparently his baby was bashing away on the keyboard and now when it is switched on all keyboard lights come on, the laptop makes 3 very loud and intrusive beeps (beeeeep....beep.beep) and the screen is completely dead, no flickers, no nothing.

Any idea what the problem could be and how to resolve it?

A:HP Laptop screen dead after child hammered keys

Have you tried opening it to see if any of the connections are loose?

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The title may sound a bit odd, but here's my problem (I tried searching the internet, with no result):

I'm creating my own ancient greek layout, but I can't get the dead keys to work. Alt Gr normally works, but not with the dead keys.

´ + α should give ά, but instead, pressing ' once returns ´´ (i.e. 2 accents), and pressing a afterwards has no effect (besides adding an α). Why is this?

Furthermore, pressing AltGr+' should return the dead key ῀, but instead, it does nothing. Pressing a afterwards just returns an α.

I hope you can help me out.

A:Creating new layout: dead keys do not work, but return double diacritic

go to Control panel | then Region and Language | "keyboards and Languages" tab | "change keyboards" | "add" | then add one of the Greek options or the "United States- International" |
then a little keyboard looking thing will pop-up in the taskbar to allow you to change the imput language

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Hi there,

My laptop is becoming unusable due to constant freezing, blue screens, etc.
Also, my qwerty row of keys frequently stops working, although "t" and "y" keys always work.
I had some problems a while back and had help here via combofix, gmer, etc. Problems were fixed back then.

Also, I have limited internet access this week, so please be patient with my late replies.
Thank you so much for the help.

Not sure if this will help, but this is my latest gmer log:

GMER - http://www.gmer.net
Rootkit scan 2011-02-13 18:53:50
Windows 5.1.2600 Service Pack 3 Harddisk0\DR0 -> \Device\Ide\IdeDeviceP0T0L0-3 Hitachi_HTS721080G9SA00 rev.MC4OC10H
Running: 9rsfdthh.exe; Driver: C:\DOCUME~1\MARCOS~1.CIS\LOCALS~1\Temp\uflcikow.sys
---- System - GMER 1.0.15 ----

SSDT Lbd.sys (Boot Driver/Lavasoft AB) ZwCreateKey [0xF785387E]
SSDT Lbd.sys (Boot Driver/Lavasoft AB) ZwSetValueKey [0xF7853BFE]

---- Devices - GMER 1.0.15 ----

AttachedDevice \Driver\Tcpip \Device\Ip avgtdix.sys (AVG Network connection watcher/AVG Technologies CZ, s.r.o.)
AttachedDevice \Driver\Kbdclass \Device\KeyboardCl... Read more

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Hi, Any help will be possible. I have a Toshiba Satellite C55-A5302, and some of my keys on the keyboard doesn't work. What can i do to fix this issue? I have a windows 8 operating sys.

A:Some Keys work and some keys on my keyboard doesn't work

This is not a software problem.
Your keyboard needs to be replaced. You can get another one from Ebay. Toshiba Satellite C55-A5302 keyboard | eBay Here is a video explaining how to replace it:

You Tube

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Hi, Any help will be possible. I have a Toshiba Satellite C55-A5302, and some of my keys on the keyboard doesn't work. What can i do to fix this issue? I have a windows 8 operating sys.

A:Some Keys work and some keys on my keyboard doesn't work

This is not a software problem.
Your keyboard needs to be replaced. You can get another one from Ebay. Toshiba Satellite C55-A5302 keyboard | eBay Here is a video explaining how to replace it:

You Tube

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OK So i'm using a macbook pro, but I'm dual booting in windows 7, By default the Function keys do things like turn the brightness up and down etc. to simply use the Function keys as actual keys I have to hold down the FN key and press it. How do i reverse this in windows 7?

A:Keyboard F keys help.

it's not in windows, there may be an option in your BIOS.....

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Hi,I lost my delete key due to someone's fault and I need to replace it. What I need is the plastic key, it still has the retainer clip and the rubber cup. I checked several websites but only found it in one of them which cost about $8. Also how much is an average key worth? I have a Lenovo Thinkpad X1, Product ID 1293RU6.Thanks in advance.

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Hi,Some of the keys on my keyboard have stopped working. They are 1,3,u,p,t,q,- and j as far as I can tell. It started the other day, then they came back for a few days and now they have gone again. I have not spilled anything on the laptop and nothing has changed apart from a new internet router as one died, The first time it happened was when I started using the new router so not sure if that did anything.It is not the filter keys as I have tried that and i starts from first logging on as my password contains some of those.Please help! I can't afford an expensive fix as I am disabled and this is my lifeblood! I am having to use the on screen keyboard to fill in the gaps

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Ever since I downloaded Windows 10 my keyboard up and down keys will not function nor will the mouse function on the up and down track on the extreme right of the screen. Please advise Thanks

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Hey everybody. I am having a problem with my keys on my toshiba laptop. i want to be able to press more than 2 buttons at a time. When i press 2 buttons at a time every other button locks up and i cant press it. How can i be able to press more than 2 buttons at a time?

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Computer keyboard on my ASUS Notebook X5EAE . System Windows 10
Suddenly the @ symbol has swopped position with the " symbol and also the # symbol has been replaced with the\ symbol The pound symbol when pressed now shows the #. I have pressed all the keys and cannot find a pound symbol. Any help would be very much appreciated. Thanks

A:Keyboard keys

I'm guessing you are in the UK? The octothorpe (#) is alternatively called the pound sign over here. Can you check to see what language it's set to?
Click the Start menu and select Settings.
Select Time & language.
Click Region & language in the left column.
Under Languages click the language you want as default and click Set as default.


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I started using my computer today, and suddenly, I can't use most of my keys. I can only use the alphanumberic keys, and the numberpad keys. The function keys, +/- on the main keyboard area, and the insert, home, del, end, page up/down don't work anymore. Can someone help me with this please? Thanks.

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It is rather hard to type seeing that I have to copy and paste all E's, 3's, D's, anD, C's from plaCEs on my ComputEr. ThEsE kEys on my kEyboarD Don't work... Any hElp?


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In my Windows 7 Laptop some keys like A S W E P L M are not working normally by holding with shift key ..... Tell me how to make that correct

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Hi everyone, i have recently brough a new laptop but i have a problem with the keys when i @ it puts in speech marks when i press the speech marks key it puts in @

Can anyone help me?

Thanks in advance.

A:Keyboard Keys

Make sure your regional and language options are set for your area and keyboard. You may have a US keyboard set.

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I upgraded from win 8 to win 8.1 pro in lenovo. Somehow the @ and " keys have got interchanged. What could be the possible reasons.


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I have a Dell Dimension 9100 with Windows XP and Service Pack 3. On my wireless keyboard there are 5 buttons along the top left of the keyboard that are marked; BACK/ FORWARD/STOP/REFRESH/HOME. On the top right of the Keyboard there are 3 more buttons marked; MAIL/MY COMPUTER/CALCULATOR.
Also on the right side above the numbers pad is a volume control. These features have stopped working and I cannot figure out how to re energize them.I checked with Dell and there is not a program or driver to download to get these features working again. Any suggestions would be appreciated

A:Hot Keys on Keyboard

Those keys are collectively known as Multimedia Keys.
If they do not require additional software my guess is the keyboard is faulty.

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Some buttons are not working correctly. Onscreen keyboard keys and keyboard keys do not match.Keys like @,~,",\ are wrongly printed and displayed .

A:keyboard keys

Hi, It sounds like you have the wrong keyboard layout set - ie Uk keyboard layout for a US keyboard or vice versa. If you have more than one keyboard layout set in Windows 10, you can toggle between them by holding down the Ctrl Key and pressing the Shift key Alternatively, you can change the layout for your keyboard as described on the link below. Change Keyboard Layout - Windows 8 & 10 Regards, DP-K

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I would like to know how to deactivate the primal funtion of the f1 to f11 keys on my computer, currently it worsk for volume, brithness and music options.  I would like to know how to make them regular keys. I hope this was clear enough, thank you

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