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keyboard screwing up

Discussion in 'Windows & Other Software' started by joemorris86, 13 Apr 2006.

  1. joemorris86


    Joined: 30 Jan 2005

    Posts: 467

    my keyboard is acting very strange, half the keys are outputting the wrong letters/numbers. i can only type if i hold down the fn key on my laptop.

    does anyone know how i can fix this? maybe its a virus.

    for an example, i will type my post again without holding fn.

    0y 2eyb6ard 5s act5ng very strange, ha3f the 2eys are 64t-4tt5ng the wr6ng 3etters/n40bers. 5 can 6n3y ty-e 5f 5 h63d d6wn the fn 2ey 6n 0y 3a-t6-
  2. marc2003


    Joined: 6 Feb 2004

    Posts: 20,217

    Location: England

    try booting into safe mode and see if it happens there?
  3. joemorris86


    Joined: 30 Jan 2005

    Posts: 467

    Still does it in safe mode :(
  4. BigBoy


    Joined: 19 Oct 2002

    Posts: 6,216

    Location: Bath

    turn off the numlock on the keyboard and all will be fixed.

    usualy press the Fn+Numlock key to turn it off
  5. Ev0


    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 13,912

    aye looks like numlock
  6. marc_howarth


    Joined: 29 Jul 2005

    Posts: 445

    Location: Matlock

    was just going to suggest that, my sister had this exact problem becuase the laptop has no indication of wether numlock is on or not!
  7. joemorris86


    Joined: 30 Jan 2005

    Posts: 467

    thanks guys. problem fixed :)