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Hi, friedns,
I have a problem about my computer's keyboard. Some of characters such as _,+,-,=,{,},[],",", cannot be entered by using keyboard. I am very annoyed about it. Can you all help me to solve this problems??
Thanks

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by:Lee W, MVP
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First, you entered this question twice.  You might want to delete one.

Second, have you tried another keyboard?  Did you spill anything on the keyboard?  I have heard you can clean them by disconnecting them and soaking them in water for a few hours then take it out and let it dry thoroughly (say for the next 2 or 3 days.  BUT, I've never tried this would suggest it only as a last resort.

Is there a problem with your shift key (most of the symbols you entered are entered with the shift key).  Does the other shift key work?  When you try entering + for example, do you get = instead?

If you run Windows 98 or 95 or can get a DOS disk, boot to a DOS prompt and try them in DOS.

Disconnect and reconnect the keyboard.

Is the keyboard plugged into the mouse port by mistake?

Trying another keyboard will tell you if the keyboard is likely to be the cause of the problem or not.  If a new keyboard does the same thing, and it happens in DOS, then your motherboard's keyboard connector may be damaged.  If so, you need to either get a USB keyboard (should work) OR buy a new motherboard.
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by:SysExpert
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In addition, have you checked the control panel - accessability- Turn off all the options- sticky keys etc.

I hope this helps !
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by:tandy
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Hi,

I posted to the first instance of this question.
I stated what leew suggested about a dirty. Dirt or Dust under the keys(or a spill) sounds like a possibilty seeing as the key combinations are adjacent...

If dust a can of compressed air could do the trick.  alos on the keyboards I have seen the keys come off quite easy
to clean underneth..just note where they go back :).



Good luck..Again :>

tandy
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