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Old 10-27-2005, 04:12 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Keyboard typing wrong letters

Most of the letters come out ok, but some of the keys writes wrong letters e.g. key with letter 'I' gives '5', 'O' gives '6', etc. And it's not the problem of keyboard layout, it's U.S. English and never been changed to another one. Problem persist in each application including command prompt. OS is XP Pro. Norton didn't detect any virus. Anyone has a clue?

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try chaging the keyboard layout to UK English

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Old 10-27-2005, 10:19 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Did you spill some coffee in it? Is is USB or ps2?
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Old 10-27-2005, 10:20 AM   #4 (permalink)
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This happened to one of my KB's after I spilled some soda on it...
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Old 10-27-2005, 12:25 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Sounds like a faulty keyboard.
Every key on a keyboard corresponds to a number eg: the letter 'A' translates to 65, then your computer see's 65, and knows that that is a 'A'.
Sounds like your keyboard is giving the wrong numbers.
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Old 10-27-2005, 03:07 PM   #6 (permalink)
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time to get a new keyboard, they are cheap, unless an OEM version like HP uses or Compaq uses. I picked up a kb at comp usa for about $10. usb or ps2
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Old 10-27-2005, 05:30 PM   #7 (permalink)
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it sounds like the keyboard is thinking it's a laptop keyboad, and the numlock is turned on.

is this a laptop?

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