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    Default Emachines e525 keyboard problem..

    hmm..
    hi, right I've got this e525 laptop here and it has a strange keyboard problem...

    it will not type the likes of...

    !"£$%^&*():@<>? etc..?..

    the rest of the characters work fine which makes me think it's not hardware.. I've reinstalled keyboard drivers (launch manager) set the keyboard to UK etc but with no luck....

    any ideas folks please? as I don't have a replacement keyboard to try..

    Vista Home Basic

    many thanks in advance

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    Default Re: Emachines e525 keyboard problem..

    Try booting a linux live distro, Pupply or DSL for example as they are a small download.
    If it works under one of them then it's a config issue in Windows and not hardware.

    You've not got the Num Lock switch on have you?
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    Default Re: Emachines e525 keyboard problem..

    do you get caps when you use shift ?

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    Default Re: Emachines e525 keyboard problem..

    thanks for replies.. don't think numberlock is on, sure i've tried that but.. I'll try when I get home later..


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    Default Re: Emachines e525 keyboard problem..

    ok.. no CAPS when using shift keys...
    next up linux distro..

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    Default Re: Emachines e525 keyboard problem..

    what happens with usb keyboard?

    no spillage?
    worn out keys?
    if you got it 2nd hand or you are repairing it for someone.have thay had it apart & damaged the ribbon cable on the keyboard?

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    Default Re: Emachines e525 keyboard problem..

    what happens with usb keyboard?

    no spillage?
    worn out keys?
    if you got it 2nd hand or you are repairing it for someone.have thay had it apart & damaged the ribbon cable on the keyboard?

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    Default Re: Emachines e525 keyboard problem..

    If it's just the shift it'll be the keyboard, if there's 4or5 not working it'll be a track.

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    Default Re: Emachines e525 keyboard problem..

    okey cokey.. keys 4 & 5 working so..

    booted to pupply live cd.. still no luck with the characters.. guess this means new keyboard eh?

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    Default Re: Emachines e525 keyboard problem..

    edit: I will try usb keyboard tonight..

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    Default Re: Emachines e525 keyboard problem..

    usb keyboard fine!.. so must need replacement kb..

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