Found 2nd Dec 2014
Hopefully someone can help as Im getting nowhere with google. I seem to have done something to my laptop so that I can't type any of the symbols in the top left corner of the keyboard buttons. I have to use the caps lock button for capitals rather than the shortcut and the most annoying is that I can't type the at sign. Google searches are talking about the num lock or scroll buttons but I don't seem to have them on my laptop [HP Pavilion g6-1176sa]. Any ideas

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No idea what OS but it sounds like you shift key is disabled. Probably sticky keys, look for the disabled sign in windows control panel I think its there

i had a similar problem and posted a question which was answered but i can't find it any more.

it was something to do with pressing the F11 button i think. One of those F buttons.

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Thanks kester. Ive checked and sticky keys is turned off. Does seem that its the shift keys that aren't working

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mutley1

found it.try … found it.try thishttp://www.hotukdeals.com/misc/help-with-laptop-keyboard-1347963



Thanks but only problem is that i don't have a num lock key. Well nothing that says num lock anyway unless its a symbol

on my samsung it was a symbol of a padlock on the F11 and F12 keys. I can't remember whether I pressed the F11 or the F12 key for num lock.

have you got any padlock symbol on your keyboard Fn keys?

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Nope no padlock sign

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Thanks everyone for your help. I've contacted HP and they say it sounds like a hardware failure and I need to replace the keyboard

ckcla

Thanks everyone for your help. I've contacted HP and they say it sounds … Thanks everyone for your help. I've contacted HP and they say it sounds like a hardware failure and I need to replace the keyboard



i was going to post this last night but hukd site went down! if it does not work then you could buy a wireless keyboard instead of replacing the laptop keyboard. they only cost about £12 - £15 for a decent one.

a colleague of mine had the same problem with his HP laptop keyboard and resorted to using the onscreen keyboard. apparently a known fault with HP.

h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/…313

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Thanks Mutley1
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