Laptop Keyboard Problems

  alfredgerald 18:42 04 Jan 2009
Locked

Several of the keys on the top row of the keyboard are giving a dual number or letter at the same time. e.g. tab is 1, Caps Lock is 2, 2 is caps lock, 5 gives 5 and t. Have checked regional settings and restored. No luck any thoughts?

  woodchip 18:59 04 Jan 2009

You may be using Number Lock try fn key plus Number lock key

  alfredgerald 19:06 04 Jan 2009

No luck

  Technotiger 19:14 04 Jan 2009

My guess, a faulty keyboard. You could probably get a replacement keyboard.

  alfredgerald 19:21 04 Jan 2009

Is that possible for a laptop? Would it be cheaper to by a new laptop

  Technotiger 19:31 04 Jan 2009

Yes it is possible, much cheaper than buying a new laptop - what make/model is your laptop?

  alfredgerald 19:33 04 Jan 2009

When I press number 9 in Word I get Spellcheck which is equal to F7. The computer is a Dell/Inspiron 1300

  woodchip 19:36 04 Jan 2009

If you only use it in the house buy a PS/2 Keyboard. or there are some small ones in Maplins

  Technotiger 19:37 04 Jan 2009
  woodchip 19:39 04 Jan 2009

click here
You could also use a USB one

  alfredgerald 08:52 05 Jan 2009

If I purchase a replacement USB keyboard for the laptop:-
a, Is it plug and play?
b, Do they need drivers?
c, Will it disable the built in keyboard?

This thread is now locked and can not be replied to.

Elsewhere on IDG sites

OnePlus 5 review

See the work of famous artists playing with toys

iPad Pro 10.5in (2017) review

Comment faire une capture d’écran sur un Mac ?