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The @ key not working

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Volvoman352, Dec 15, 2011.

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  1. Volvoman352

    Volvoman352 Thread Starter

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    Hi I have a Dell Latitude C400 and i have loaded up Windows XP Professional on it but the @ key decided not to work however the ' key works fine along with all other keys anyone can help :D
     
  2. Elvandil

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    Sounds like you need a new keyboard. It is not a software problem. Or use Alt+(6,4) - hold the Alt key and type 6 then 4 on numpad.
     
  3. SUEOHIO

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    That computer model was made in 2001.You have to decide if you want to spend the money putting in a new keyboard on a computer that old.Keyboards arent real expensive to replace but maybe you can use an external keyboard in the meantime until you can replace the keyboard if you so choose.Or since its xp it does have an onscreen keyboard feature you can use also.Some times a keyboard going bad can mean something else is about to go.I thought all i was going to need was a new keyboard on one of my laptops.Unfortunately it wasnt just the keyboard it was the motherboard that was going bad.
     
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    Assuming you're in the UK (where the @ and ' are on the same key ;)) there is a used US version of the keyboard on Ebay.co.uk for £9.99 free P&P

    I see it's got a built in 'joynipple' - that can up the price.

    You need to hold down left Alt then Fn together and press O (=6) then U (=4) to use Evandil's fix.
     
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