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cleo715
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 07, 2007 9:36 pm    Post subject: Laptop keyboard writes numbers instead of some letters
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I was cleaning my laptop's keyboard (with the laptop ON) just superficially,
when I finished I tried to write but the words did not compose properly, for
examlpe, if I want to write the word "keyboard", this would come up "k3y5+rd"
(not exactly in that succesion but you know what I mean). What could be the
problem? and most importantly: How can i fix it?
I already tried all the troubleshooting that the keyboard function on the
control panel offers. Besides my keyboard is built-in (menaning NOT USB
connected). I already restarted it, changed the language, checked for
updates, unistalled-reinstalled the controlers and the problem persists.

I hope (and think) it's not such a big issue since all I did was press all
the keys lightly, but I'd really appreciate your answers; since this
condition deems my laptop as unusable Sad

Thanks!
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GreenieLeBrun
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 08, 2007 6:24 am    Post subject: Re: Laptop keyboard writes numbers instead of some letters [Login to view extended thread Info.]
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cleo715 wrote:
> I was cleaning my laptop's keyboard (with the laptop ON) just
> superficially, when I finished I tried to write but the words did not
> compose properly, for examlpe, if I want to write the word
> "keyboard", this would come up "k3y5+rd" (not exactly in that
> succesion but you know what I mean). What could be the problem? and
> most importantly: How can i fix it?
> I already tried all the troubleshooting that the keyboard function on
> the control panel offers. Besides my keyboard is built-in (menaning
> NOT USB connected). I already restarted it, changed the language,
> checked for updates, unistalled-reinstalled the controlers and the
> problem persists.
>
> I hope (and think) it's not such a big issue since all I did was
> press all the keys lightly, but I'd really appreciate your answers;
> since this condition deems my laptop as unusable Sad
>
> Thanks!

Sounds like you have turned the numeric keyboard on. You dont mention the
make or model of your laptop but look up the documentation that came with
it, you will probably have to hold down the Fn key and tap another (possible
F11) to turn the overlay off.
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Shenan Stanley
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 09, 2007 3:39 am    Post subject: Re: Laptop keyboard writes numbers instead of some letters [Login to view extended thread Info.]
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cleo715 wrote:
> I was cleaning my laptop's keyboard (with the laptop ON) just
> superficially, when I finished I tried to write but the words did
> not compose properly, for examlpe, if I want to write the word
> "keyboard", this would come up "k3y5+rd" (not exactly in that
> succesion but you know what I mean). What could be the problem? and
> most importantly: How can i fix it?
> I already tried all the troubleshooting that the keyboard function
> on the control panel offers. Besides my keyboard is built-in
> (menaning NOT USB connected). I already restarted it, changed the
> language, checked for updates, unistalled-reinstalled the
> controlers and the problem persists.
>
> I hope (and think) it's not such a big issue since all I did was
> press all the keys lightly, but I'd really appreciate your answers;
> since this condition deems my laptop as unusable Sad

Numlock Key On.

Either you got some liquid in there and it is temporarily shorting things
out, permanently shorting things out or you need to turn numlock off. A lot
of laptop keyboard require some Fn+somekey combination to do this and/or you
could go into the system BIOS and make sure it is not on at startup.

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