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June 10, 2014 1:27:19 PM

My Laptop keyboard is typing the wrong characters. For example when I hit "q" it types "Q0 a"; exactly like that. Is there any way to fix it. I've attached another keyboard to it and that works fine. I have an Asus laptop running Windows 8.

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June 10, 2014 1:38:13 PM

This might have been caused by changing your language.
On the taskbar right next to the time it should show your language set it to ENG INTL.
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November 15, 2014 7:04:41 PM

bajansmurfette said:
My Laptop keyboard is typing the wrong characters. For example when I hit "q" it types "Q0 a"; exactly like that. Is there any way to fix it. I've attached another keyboard to it and that works fine. I have an Asus laptop running Windows 8.


I am having the same issue. did you ever find the cause?
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January 18, 2015 8:59:47 AM

Make sure the NumLok is off. Mine was doing that and I kept looking for answers here which is why I found your question.... last time it was something with the fn key being pressed down with f9 I think it was but that wasn't working.... duh...simple as turning numlok off.
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May 2, 2015 7:09:47 AM

I've spent lots of time trying to solve a similar issue on Lenovo x201i, and eventually I did, but I don't know what helped exactly in the end. I used to get "gt" when I typed "t" etc. When I connected external keyboard, it worked, but I need the built in keyboard to work

The last thing I did before it started working was downloading this tool from Lenovo website:
http://support.lenovo.com/us/en/products/laptops-and-ne... and running it. It configures some "enhanced keyboard". Even though I don't have any "enhanced" keyboard, I have a ususal one, after running through all steps in the tool, the keyboard started working as expected

Other things I did but they didn't help (or maybe a combination of them did help in the end):
1. Removed keyboard through "Device manager", added it again.
2. Removed all input languages (I had 6, left only English).
3. Update antivirus (avast), checked the whole system, no viruses found
4. Downloaded "Microsoft Security Scanner", checked the system with it, no viruses found
5. Changed windows location, language settings to english
6. Tried updating the system (Windows 8), which I couldn't do because some permissions in the system are screwed up
7. Turning on/off numlock/scroll lock (didn't help)
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May 28, 2015 3:26:34 AM

Gianns said:
Kerrie61 said:
Make sure the NumLok is off. Mine was doing that and I kept looking for answers here which is why I found your question.... last time it was something with the fn key being pressed down with f9 I think it was but that wasn't working.... duh...simple as turning numlok off.



oh thanks man!!!!... what kind of motherfucker had this stupid idea to put this fucking combo screwing up the keaboard????
I almost broke the laptop until I saw your post... fn+numlock .... I would surelly had guest that was it!!



thank u, becoz of this problem last time i have changed my laptop keyboard spending money, but this time, got the solution without spending thank u somuch
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June 15, 2015 8:22:00 AM

Kerrie61 said:
Make sure the NumLok is off. Mine was doing that and I kept looking for answers here which is why I found your question.... last time it was something with the fn key being pressed down with f9 I think it was but that wasn't working.... duh...simple as turning numlok off.


You are a superstar. I have been cursed with the same problem for months now, having to use a bluetooth additional keyboard, ever since I put a game on my laptop for my young son. I have removed keyboard drivers, changed languages and keyboard layout settings in Windows all without success. Pressed the numlock key and bingo. Unbelievable. I also have a ASUS laptop. Maybe there is a connection here.
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June 30, 2015 2:29:34 PM

LightningStriker said:
This might have been caused by changing your language.
On the taskbar right next to the time it should show your language set it to ENG INTL.


Ernewein said:
bajansmurfette said:
My Laptop keyboard is typing the wrong characters. For example when I hit "q" it types "Q0 a"; exactly like that. Is there any way to fix it. I've attached another keyboard to it and that works fine. I have an Asus laptop running Windows 8.


I am having the same issue. did you ever find the cause?



WHEN I TYPE "B" "BG" WILL APPEAR
WHILE "N", "NH" WILL APPEAR AND SPACE BAR , " E" WILL APPEAR

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October 5, 2015 1:06:04 AM

bajansmurfette said:
My Laptop keyboard is typing the wrong characters. For example when I hit "q" it types "Q0 a"; exactly like that. Is there any way to fix it. I've attached another keyboard to it and that works fine. I have an Asus laptop running Windows 8.


Try restoring the system settings to an earlier date.. I recently changed my laptop keyboard and since then i've been facing such problems then and there. System restore came handy to me. I even tried uninstalling keyboard driver, Nothing worked except the system restore.
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October 18, 2015 8:09:53 PM

Maricar Palacio said:
LightningStriker said:
This might have been caused by changing your language.
On the taskbar right next to the time it should show your language set it to ENG INTL.


Ernewein said:
bajansmurfette said:
My Laptop keyboard is typing the wrong characters. For example when I hit "q" it types "Q0 a"; exactly like that. Is there any way to fix it. I've attached another keyboard to it and that works fine. I have an Asus laptop running Windows 8.


I am having the same issue. did you ever find the cause?



WHEN I TYPE "B" "BG" WILL APPEAR
WHILE "N", "NH" WILL APPEAR AND SPACE BAR , " E" WILL APPEAR



DID YOU SOLVE IT? Cause I have the exact same thing

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November 19, 2015 6:02:16 PM

Kerrie61 said:
Make sure the NumLok is off. Mine was doing that and I kept looking for answers here which is why I found your question.... last time it was something with the fn key being pressed down with f9 I think it was but that wasn't working.... duh...simple as turning numlok off.


Thanks - fn+numlock worked for my Acer 6920. Almost bought a new laptop because of this brilliant 'feature'.
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January 5, 2016 12:46:31 AM

Happened when I plugged USB keyboard into my netbook, the netbook installed the new keyboard drivers. After unplugging the USB keyboard, the netbook installed keyboard drivers again and this is where things went wrong.
My solution was to restore to the time before plugging in the USB keyboard.
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January 26, 2016 6:56:25 PM

Press the function button then at the same time press f2
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February 6, 2016 6:14:55 PM

Maricar Palacio said:
LightningStriker said:
This might have been caused by changing your language.
On the taskbar right next to the time it should show your language set it to ENG INTL.


Ernewein said:
bajansmurfette said:
My Laptop keyboard is typing the wrong characters. For example when I hit "q" it types "Q0 a"; exactly like that. Is there any way to fix it. I've attached another keyboard to it and that works fine. I have an Asus laptop running Windows 8.


I am having the same issue. did you ever find the cause?



WHEN I TYPE "B" "BG" WILL APPEAR
WHILE "N", "NH" WILL APPEAR AND SPACE BAR , " E" WILL APPEAR



I have the same problem too. When I press d it become /f. When press escape it become ...enter. and many other keyboard key typing error. Have u solve the problem? Can u help me??

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February 6, 2016 6:17:21 PM

When I go to comand prompt through windows 8 advance startup. It have the same problem even in safe mode. I have reset the keyboard driver. Still the same. Anyone knows how to fix?
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February 7, 2016 7:16:42 PM

How do I know my numlock is turning on? My keyboard problem include backspace key and enter key too. U have this problem too?
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March 17, 2016 9:22:03 AM

Ernewein said:
bajansmurfette said:
My Laptop keyboard is typing the wrong characters. For example when I hit "q" it types "Q0 a"; exactly like that. Is there any way to fix it. I've attached another keyboard to it and that works fine. I have an Asus laptop running Windows 8.


I am having the same issue. did you ever find the cause?


I was having the same problem and have tested the above mentioned solution which successfully solved the problem for me.
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March 19, 2016 6:44:12 AM

Having the problem of @ symbol showing up as " . When I try to type " nothing shows up on screen. This is happening on a msi VR 603 running Windows Vista. Tried the num lock, fn function. Language set up too. Nothing is helping. Can anyone help?
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March 19, 2016 7:01:35 AM

Hi, try this combination, hold shift and Alt Car (on the right side of the space bar), after push the number 2 on the top row. Depending of the layout of your keyboard you should see the @ character.
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June 2, 2016 3:45:20 AM

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Thnis is whnat my keygboard does!

It'/s a Gigbagbyte Force K7 It'/s like a laptop Keygboard it evehn hnas fn

Thnis hnas hnappehned twice gbefore ihn thne past, I dohn'/t khnow hnow I fixed it,

Whnat gbothners me is - '/ - Is a codihng methnod used to make Word'/s appear as Word's (A coder will khnow whnat thnis meahns)
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June 2, 2016 4:30:15 AM

For keyboard issues, you may try this

Go to >> Control Panel >> Clock, Language, and Region>> Language.
you should see like this




I hope this help you. if not, you can download Language Packs from microsoft website
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June 2, 2016 6:14:47 AM

wendell2016 said:
For keyboard issues, you may try this

Go to >> Control Panel >> Clock, Language, and Region>> Language.
you should see like this




I hope this help you. if not, you can download Language Packs from microsoft website



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HNowever, It doeshn'/t explaihn whny thnis keygboard hnas hnad thne same error twice gbefore, Ahnd it wehnt away, Is thnere ahnothner solutiohn maygbe@?
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July 11, 2016 5:46:55 PM

LightningStriker said:
This might have been caused by changing your language.
On the taskbar right next to the time it should show your language set it to ENG INTL.


Thank you!
Due to wrist injury (tendinosis), I use Hacker's Keyboard, Jump VNC (remote control), a Nexus 10, and Autohotkey.
A fist pronation hits remapped keys on the ends of the tablet.
I was trying to figure out which program was the problem.
Assuming Input Indicator system icon is on in Windows 10, it should show something like ENG US in the bottom right.

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July 25, 2016 2:22:00 AM

tnx mAN YOU save my day,i click fn+numlock my laptop keyboard are back to normal tnx so much to you..
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August 7, 2016 11:04:44 AM

Okay mine had a different issue and after trying all your suggestions I remembered that there were two types of keyboards, qwerty (what we use) and Dvorak. Now for some reason mine was on qwerty by default but my keyboard was typing as if it were Dvorak. The way I fixed is is I right clicked on the "EN" button on the language bar, selected "settings" and on top I selected english dvorak as my default input language. Then I selected qwerty again and it fixed it. (if I didn't explain it good enough ask me)
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August 30, 2016 6:08:29 AM

LightningStriker said:
This might have been caused by changing your language.
On the taskbar right next to the time it should show your language set it to ENG INTL.


Thank you for solving my problem! This has happened before, but I don't remember the solution being as easy as what you posted. You Rock.

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February 1, 2017 10:15:13 AM

Best Solution...

Press fn+Numlock Key
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April 15, 2017 9:42:18 AM

We changed language to ENG INTL and it was fixed (after trying lots of things!
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