New Keyboard Problem

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by Alex_is_Axel, Aug 12, 2003.

  1. Alex_is_Axel

    Alex_is_Axel .:: FTPAlex ::.

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    Goodafternoon everyone,

    I have just bought my mum a new keyboard but it only has a 88 key layout with 3 hot keys. When i press on the "i" key, it comes up with "5" on the screen. This is not the only time this has happened. I bought her another keyboard not so long ago which also has a lower key layout count than deafult and when i pressed on "l", it comes up with "9io". Both these keyboards are USB connected. Is there a reason why it is messing up like this? Do i need to change some settings on Windows XP Pro? Thank you for your help and time

    sincerly Alex :cool:
     
  2. sboulema

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    get a screwdriver and change the keys from the 5 and the i :p

    or check the control panel-> keybaord and try a few different lay-outs...
     
  3. Alex_is_Axel

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    i went into the keyboard properties in the control panel and found nothing relating to layouts :( Anything else i could try?

    Alex :cool:
     
  4. chris

    chris Free to Fly

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    The keyboard layout is in the language settings i think, i can remember setting it when i installed xp the other night
     
  5. sboulema

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    control panel -> language settings -> Language tab -> Details button

    there are the keyboard lay-outs. translated from dutch so it maybe called different but its the globe icon and then the second tab and then the first button.
     
  6. Alex_is_Axel

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    ok i looked around there and i didnt see anything that could help me specify amount of keys.. i remember seeing something like this on the old windows somewhere. any other idea's? :(

    Thank you for all your help

    Alex :cool:
     
  7. Taurus

    Taurus hardware monkey

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    88 keys, so that means the number pad is integrated with the letter keys, correct? you don't have numlock on, do you?

    ignore me if this elementary to you.
     
  8. Alex_is_Axel

    Alex_is_Axel .:: FTPAlex ::.

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    LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL!

    Ok it works now, well, i went into the room where the keyboard was on and the keyboard was working fine (i just woken up). I dont remember seeing the numberlock light on before tho :confused: . Oh well nevermind lol, amazing how small things help hehe. That could of been the explaination... i feel like a right dumba** now :eek:

    Thank you for your help everyone :D

    Alex :cool:
     
  9. sboulema

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    lol funny problem :p
    glad its fixed now :)
     
  10. Alex_is_Axel

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    lol yea :p

    Thank you for your help everyone once again :) most greatful :D

    Alex :cool:

    P.S Silly Keyboards these days :p
     
  11. Taurus

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    haha! that's funny. i was afraid for getting flamed for suggesting the simple numlock thing.
    :p