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    Keyboard displays wrong characters

    Keyboard displays the wrong characters? I'm experiencing problems as some of my symbols and characters display in a different place? I understand that this is normally a common error whereby the keyboard is setup incorrectly and, in the UK the keyboard uses the US keyboard settings

    I understand that this would normally be quite easy to sort out via Control Panel - Date, Time, Language and Regional Options/Regional Settings etc. Unfortunately my settings appear to be correct and after resetting them the keyboard still displays the wrong characters and now I don't know what to do to resolve this problem.

    Any advice would be gratefully received.


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    Super Moderator RetiredGeek's Avatar
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    Do you have another keyboard you can use to make sure the error isn't in the kbd itself?
    I'd highly suggest this as a first step as you can play with settings all day and if the kbd is kaput it won't mean a thing.
    Any spills lately?
    Have you blown the kbd with compressed air to clean out debris?
    Have you tried the kbd on another computer?

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    Super Moderator BATcher's Avatar
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    Could you give some examples of:
    engraved character on the keyboard --- what it produces wrongly on the screen in (say) NOTEPAD.

    Also, are you located in the UK and using a UK keyboard?
    What version of Windows are you using?

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