Qwerty Keyboard Problem

  FinsGrandad 21:03 19 Nov 2009

My friends Toshiba NB100 Mini Laptop has gone haywire, he has discovered that he cannot type any letters from the middle section of the keyboard but for some reason or another he can type the letter A, this has become such a nuisance as he is trying to connect on his wireless connection but unfortunately cannot type in the full Network Key. Does anyone have any idea what may have happened, any help would be very much appreciated.

  johnnyrocker 21:08 19 Nov 2009

sounds to me like maybe dropped and a cracked board?


  Graphicool1 17:05 20 Nov 2009

You don't say what OS it is. If it's WinXP it has an on–screen keyboard built in. To access the keyboard, go to
Click 'Run' and at the prompt type...
The keyboard will open on your computer screen. it features three typing modes you can use it to type data:

Clicking mode, you click the on–screen keys

Scanning mode, you press a hot key or use a switch–input device to type highlighted characters

Hovering mode, you use a mouse or joystick to point to a key, which is then typed

To make a shortcut icon on your desktop to the on–screen keyboard:

Right–click the desktop.

Point to New, and then click Shortcut.

Type osk
Click Next

Type a name for the shortcut, and then click Finish.

That's it! When you need it, the shortcut to the on–screen keyboard utility is right on your desktop.

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 17:22 20 Nov 2009

Uninstall and reinstall keyboard drivers to see if it cures the problem

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