Keyboard troubles, everything has changed places, please help...

@dana234 (2116)
Spain
August 10, 2008 2:52pm CST
All the signs have changed all over sudden from their original place to somewhere else. The point is where the exclamation mark was, can't find the percent or Dollar sign. Everything was ok yesterday, I clean the keyboard about once a week, I really don't know what happened. I'm writing with the help of Code Page Turkey, using the Alt tab and typing in the number on the right side of the keyboard. It works, but it's slow an d a bit unnerving. Have any of you ever had a similar problem or do you know what I could do to get my keyboard working again? Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
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@hotviper (129)
• Philippines
10 Aug 08
1. maybe your keyboard wire is grounded, try to fix the twisting of the wire 2. maybe the sensor beneath the keys had been wet bec. of the liquid your using cleaning it. try blow drying it may. 3. If you remove the keys when cleaning it, you must have jumbled the keys after putting it back, draw on a paper your keyboard and get the right key/position etc. and re-position it, hope this helps
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@dana234 (2116)
• Spain
10 Aug 08
I never use liquid to clean the keyboard. Just a small vacuum cleaner specially designed for computers. It's always worked up to now. Must admit that I've never opened the board or removed the keys. Too worried I'd damage the keys. Thanks for all this useful info.
@hotviper (129)
• Philippines
10 Aug 08
before buying a new one, does your keyboard have a ps/2 connector or a usb? i experience some usb-related problem with some of my devices if i interchange it. if its on usb and you can remember its old position it best to connect it there
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@dana234 (2116)
• Spain
10 Aug 08
It's a Ps connector. I've checked if I was stupid enough to plug it into the wrong place, but that's not the case. I've read on a web page that too much cleaning can damage the keys? I don't know if I should open it and see if any keys are loose or just let it be and buy a new keyboard.
• Philippines
10 Aug 08
Maybe it's the end of the service life of your keyboard. Try to have a new one especially if it's more than 2 years already.
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@dana234 (2116)
• Spain
10 Aug 08
Well, it is a bit older than 2 years, but I've only been using it for about a year. It's been packed in it's box up to then, because it belonged to a spare computer we didn't use. I've installed it 12 months ago because it's easier to use than the one that came with my computer.