WikiWirral its great, register, enjoy and welcome.
Forum Stats
12455 Members
65 Forums
73754 Topics
996980 Posts
60 posts in the last 24hrs
Max Online: 7831 @ 8th Apr 2013 4:18pm
Who's Online - Click Me
69 registered (alan128, 14 invisible), 1422 Guests and 205 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Social Media : Follow Us


(Views 7days)This Weeks Most Read
Games for children 1147
Submarine Disaster 432
Fitting bathroom lights need help 420
Anyone read this ? 308
Bath Lifts 216
Great Mystery Of Our Time 170
Charity fishing match 138
Are there any doctors or nurses on here. 128
Likely Lad Rodney Dies 122
Murderer walks free 115
New General Forums
Great Mystery Of Our Time
by Spellbinder
Yesterday at 02:19 PM
Brexit bill
by casper
20th Nov 2017 7:33pm
Telephone Caller Alert - they are NOT BT BROADBAND
by Laraine
17th Nov 2017 6:04pm
Are you a Mathematician ?
by granny
15th Nov 2017 8:59am
New Wirral History
Downloadable oldwirral pdfs
by derekdwc
9th Oct 2017 12:26pm
Forum Tips
Photo Gallery Forums
clipper yachts arriving for round the world race
Azamara,silouette and balmoral this mornig
Topic Replies
Murderer walks free
by _Ste_
Today at 07:36 PM
Submarine Disaster
by venice
Today at 05:48 PM
David Cassidy
by starakita
Today at 05:25 PM
Wheelbarrow wanted
by zigzagwanderer
Today at 02:03 PM
Lenovo H30-50 Slim Line Fast PC
by markyport
Today at 12:50 PM
Likely Lad Rodney Dies
by Dilly
Today at 09:16 AM
Extending dining table with six chairs
by kazaroo
Yesterday at 09:21 PM
Fitting bathroom lights need help
by diggingdeeper
Yesterday at 04:35 PM
What is your Daily Exercise ?
by granny
20th Nov 2017 10:11pm
November
M Tu W Th F Sa Su
1 2 3 4 5
6 7 8 9 10 11 12
13 14 15 16 17 18 19
20 21 22 23 24 25 26
27 28 29 30
Recent Posts : What's On ?
The Lanterns at Chester Zoo
by granny
16th Nov 2017 1:05pm
bonfire night
by snowhite
3rd Nov 2017 5:40pm
Topic Options
Rate This Topic
#501542 - 13th Apr 2011 10:19am Problem with Shift Keys
PaulWirral
Unregistered


I have a Compaq Presario cq61 laptop that I use at work. Oddly the shift keys are playing up.

On the left shift key it won't make the letters z,x,c,v,m into upper case but will make the rest of keys into upper case.

The right shift key won't make q,w,e,r,u,i,o,p into capital letters but the rest of the keys are fine.

Strange.

Thoughts?

I am thinking I may need to replace the keyboard pad but can't seem to find a replacemenmt on the net (AE0P6E00410).

Top
Google Ads
#501547 - 13th Apr 2011 10:28am Re: Problem with Shift Keys [Re: ]
MrBrightside Offline
Wise One

Registered: 12th Mar 2010
Posts: 805
Loc: Prenton
sounds like the PCB on the keyboard it self. I have that problem , changed the keyboard wham bam thank you mam.
_________________________
It's 106 miles to Chicago, we got a full tank of gas, half a pack of cigarettes, it's dark, and we're wearing sunglasses

Top
#501565 - 13th Apr 2011 10:51am Re: Problem with Shift Keys [Re: ]
MattLFC Offline
Wiki Master

Registered: 14th Aug 2004
Posts: 22315
Loc: Moreton/Beirut/Mobile
Theres loads on the bay - http://shop.ebay.co.uk/?_from=R40&_t...-All-Categories

Keyboard usually take a few minutes to swap and are held by 1 screw and a few retaining clips, so should be fairly straightforward.

Tis always worth taking the keyboard off and giving the data ribbon contacts a clean, though it does sound like a dead keyboard. Can you boot into a utility like command prompt in the windows repair utility ior alternatively a bootdisc with a cmd or DOS/Linux option, to verify its not a software related issue.

smile

Top
#501568 - 13th Apr 2011 11:05am Re: Problem with Shift Keys [Re: ]
diggingdeeper Offline

Wiki Master

Registered: 9th Jul 2008
Posts: 10808
Loc: Birkenhead
I'm not so sure with laptops, but with desktops, it is not the keyboard that capitilises the characters - all the keyboard does is send out key-up and key-down messages for each key.

Have you checked the input language settings (unlikely to be this but worth a nosey) ....

Start - Settings - Control Panel - Keyboard - Regional & Language - Languages - Details - Default input language.

Also after that try the keyboard driver ....

Start - settings - control panel - system - hardware - device manager - keyboards ...... select whatever keyboard there then .... driver - update driver.

On the above make sure you press the "apply" button to any changes.
_________________________
In a time of universal deceit - telling the truth is a revolutionary act. George Orwell

When the debate is lost, slander becomes the tool of the loser. Socrates

Top
#501589 - 13th Apr 2011 11:39am Re: Problem with Shift Keys [Re: diggingdeeper]
PaulWirral
Unregistered


Originally Posted By: diggingdeeper
I'm not so sure with laptops, but with desktops, it is not the keyboard that capitilises the characters - all the keyboard does is send out key-up and key-down messages for each key.

Have you checked the input language settings (unlikely to be this but worth a nosey) ....

Start - Settings - Control Panel - Keyboard - Regional & Language - Languages - Details - Default input language.

Also after that try the keyboard driver ....

Start - settings - control panel - system - hardware - device manager - keyboards ...... select whatever keyboard there then .... driver - update driver.

On the above make sure you press the "apply" button to any changes.


cheers dd for replying...

I tried all those settings when the issue first occurred but nothing seem to repair the problem. Odd thing was, for a moment, some keys did go upper case so it could be intermittent.

Top
#501592 - 13th Apr 2011 11:44am Re: Problem with Shift Keys [Re: MattLFC]
PaulWirral
Unregistered


Originally Posted By: MattLFC
Theres loads on the bay - http://shop.ebay.co.uk/?_from=R40&_t...-All-Categories

Keyboard usually take a few minutes to swap and are held by 1 screw and a few retaining clips, so should be fairly straightforward.

Tis always worth taking the keyboard off and giving the data ribbon contacts a clean, though it does sound like a dead keyboard. Can you boot into a utility like command prompt in the windows repair utility ior alternatively a bootdisc with a cmd or DOS/Linux option, to verify its not a software related issue.

smile


cheers mate for answering.

I saw those on ebay but thought they did not match the model number on this laptop and was put off with it saying "US". I take it then they are fine to swap it with the faulty one?

I took the back off the laptop last night and cleaned the back of the keyboard as well as check the ribbon. All seemed fine. I plugged in another (usb) keyboard into the laptop to see if thats ok - all was fine.

Top
#501639 - 13th Apr 2011 12:35pm Re: Problem with Shift Keys [Re: ]
MattLFC Offline
Wiki Master

Registered: 14th Aug 2004
Posts: 22315
Loc: Moreton/Beirut/Mobile
Sounds like the keyboard then.

There are some UK boards on that ebay link, but tbh, on a bespoke keyboard with the same number of keys, usually a US and a UK are a case of changing over a couple of keys so the icon corresponds correctly to the driver. If they are US-International keyboards, they will actually have all the characters used in the UK anyway.

My HTC Universal was a Movistar jobby, and as a result had a Spanish keyboard layout - all the characters were there, even the , but they were not in exactly the same place as the UK variant (though on bespoke, non-standard, keyboards, it makes little difference).

Top
#501646 - 13th Apr 2011 12:43pm Re: Problem with Shift Keys [Re: ]
diggingdeeper Offline

Wiki Master

Registered: 9th Jul 2008
Posts: 10808
Loc: Birkenhead
Try washing it under a tap and shaking it under water - there is nothing dis-solvable on them.

Obviously give it a good shake and let it dry before using it again. You can speed drying up by warming it, but not much above body temperature because some glues are heat sensitive.
_________________________
In a time of universal deceit - telling the truth is a revolutionary act. George Orwell

When the debate is lost, slander becomes the tool of the loser. Socrates

Top
#501712 - 13th Apr 2011 2:06pm Re: Problem with Shift Keys [Re: MattLFC]
PaulWirral
Unregistered


Originally Posted By: MattLFC
Sounds like the keyboard then.

There are some UK boards on that ebay link, but tbh, on a bespoke keyboard with the same number of keys, usually a US and a UK are a case of changing over a couple of keys so the icon corresponds correctly to the driver. If they are US-International keyboards, they will actually have all the characters used in the UK anyway.

My HTC Universal was a Movistar jobby, and as a result had a Spanish keyboard layout - all the characters were there, even the , but they were not in exactly the same place as the UK variant (though on bespoke, non-standard, keyboards, it makes little difference).


Unfortunately there are slight differences. The left shift button is shorter on mine. This is the closest one to my own

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Keyboard-Compaq-pr...=item3f08ea3170

Most seem to be this type which is not compatible

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/New-US-Keyboard-Co...=item4156f95f45

Cheers for the info Matt. Much appreicated - guided me in the right direction.

Top
#501714 - 13th Apr 2011 2:07pm Re: Problem with Shift Keys [Re: diggingdeeper]
PaulWirral
Unregistered


Originally Posted By: diggingdeeper
Try washing it under a tap and shaking it under water - there is nothing dis-solvable on them.

Obviously give it a good shake and let it dry before using it again. You can speed drying up by warming it, but not much above body temperature because some glues are heat sensitive.


I'll take it with me when I get a shower tonight!!

Top
#502260 - 14th Apr 2011 3:26pm Re: Problem with Shift Keys [Re: ]
Alex85
Unregistered


isometimeshaveaproblemwithmyspacebaritssoannoying!

Top
#507977 - 25th Apr 2011 9:12pm Re: Problem with Shift Keys [Re: ]
ex0__ Offline
Forum Addict

Registered: 25th Apr 2011
Posts: 1337
Loc: 1337
Dunno if you've still got the problem, but remap your caps lock button to shift via the registry and see if that helps? Assuming you're using windows just ignore the instructions for *nix:

http://www.jonlee.ca/remap-capslock-the-most-useless-key/
_________________________
-----
1337

Top

Moderator:  Mark 
Random Wirral Images

Click to View Topic.
Newest Topics
Murderer walks free
by _Ste_
Today at 02:29 PM
David Cassidy
by cools
Today at 09:17 AM
Likely Lad Rodney Dies
by fish5133
Yesterday at 07:43 PM
Submarine Disaster
by diggingdeeper
20th Nov 2017 5:46pm
Fitting bathroom lights need help
by yr20405
17th Nov 2017 11:29pm
For Sale & Free
Wheelbarrow wanted
by zigzagwanderer
Today at 02:03 PM
Lenovo H30-50 Slim Line Fast PC
by markyport
Today at 12:50 PM
Extending dining table with six chairs
by kazaroo
20th Nov 2017 4:46pm
Water Dispenser Cold Cool Machine Cooler
by markyport
19th Nov 2017 4:45pm
where to get cheap carpet
by mickturner
17th Nov 2017 4:24pm
Featured Member
Registered: 21st Oct 2011
Posts: 70
Newest Members
Ria63, Stephen1953, negusmat, wagonwheel82, Norfolk
12455 Registered Users
Today's Birthdays
No Birthdays
New Wirral Info
Fitting bathroom lights need help
by yr20405
17th Nov 2017 11:29pm
Games for children
by granny
17th Nov 2017 1:35am
Bath Lifts
by locomotive
16th Nov 2017 6:22pm
The Lanterns at Chester Zoo
by granny
16th Nov 2017 1:05pm
Travelling Bus and Train Which Tickets?
by fish5133
15th Nov 2017 5:31pm
News : New Topics
Murderer walks free
by _Ste_
Today at 02:29 PM
David Cassidy
by cools
Today at 09:17 AM
Submarine Disaster
by diggingdeeper
20th Nov 2017 5:46pm
Anyone read this ?
by venice
16th Nov 2017 3:22pm
Is this crime against humanity
by granny
13th Nov 2017 4:04pm
New Enthusiast Forums
Likely Lad Rodney Dies
by fish5133
Yesterday at 07:43 PM
Charity fishing match
by paul110180
17th Nov 2017 9:29pm
Are there any doctors or nurses on here.
by granny
16th Nov 2017 11:52pm
Taltalk Broadband Dying
by diggingdeeper
15th Nov 2017 3:40am
Replacement Key Fob casing
by fish5133
14th Nov 2017 7:45pm
(Views 24hrs)Trending Newest Topics
Murderer walks free 115
David Cassidy 108
Wheelbarrow wanted 29
Wirral Sunrise Sunset
Sunrise Wed 7:51am
Sunset Wed 4:05pm
Local Time Wed 8:38pm
WikiWirral Can . . . .