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caps stuck on

January 15, 2005 at 15:06:17
Specs: win xp home sp2, 2.4 intell/256

my freind asked me to help! her caps are stuck on and she cant send emails as the 2 turns into the @ character, i know this isnt very much info to give, but im hoping there might be a simple fix...thankyou

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#1
January 15, 2005 at 15:11:22

A new keyboard?

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#2
January 15, 2005 at 15:15:43

Well, you know, things could be worse. I mean, there is a pretty simple solution to your problem, as is not the case with like 99.99% of the questoins on computing.net. I think Othehill is right, a new keyboard might be of some value. There are pretty cheap at any electronics store...

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#3
January 15, 2005 at 15:19:26

Check your BIOS settings. There should be a way to remove Caps On during POST. Does she have a laptop?

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#4
January 15, 2005 at 18:47:36

yes! ty othehill, why didnt i think of that?ill use that answer for any future probs i have with my puter! just bye a new one....

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#5
January 15, 2005 at 20:28:27

Unless it is some oddball BIOS setting, then either the keyboard is defective, or it's had gunk spilled on it.

Far simpler and more expedient to "bye" another.

Seems like a better suggestion than anything you've managed to come up with

I'm not saying there should be a capital punishment for stupidity, but why don't we just take the safety labels off of everything and let the problem solve itself?


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#6
January 15, 2005 at 22:42:05

I don''t know of any BIOS setting that could cause that problem. The keyboard is an input device. You know the saying, garbage in, garbage out.

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#7
January 15, 2005 at 23:50:04

One of your "Shift" keys is stuck. either physically or electrically. Simplest answer is first answer. replace the keyboard. Power down, unplug it, turn it opside down and bang it on the desk a few times to dislodge the accumulated crud from under the keys. Just remember to disinfect the desktop after. The average toilet seat is cleaner than most keyboards.

Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day.
Teach him to fish and his wife will never forgive you.


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#8
January 16, 2005 at 09:34:08

For sure, caps lock in the BIOS seems pretty darned unlikely


I'm not saying there should be a capital punishment for stupidity, but why don't we just take the safety labels off of everything and let the problem solve itself?


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#9
January 16, 2005 at 10:01:49

Forgive the error in directing you to the BIOS for Caps Lock. I was typing from memory (flawed in this case) and recall some users having problems entering their logon due to NUM Lock being enabled at bootup.

Thanks for the critique.....its nice to see that some of my posts are being read. Like the rest of us I try to help and check in to see that I haven't made any major mistakes with my assistance. After all, none of us is perfect.


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#10
January 16, 2005 at 10:09:08

pt cruiser

I believe that the response that jboy posted was aimed more at the poster with the problem than at trying to demean you personally. After all, there is no sense to letting this person spend endless time looking for a setting that doesn't exist. We ALL give incorrect responses from time to time. I myself appreciate a correction. I would hate to have someone do the wrong thing to thier machine due to a mispost. Don't take the correction personally.


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#11
January 16, 2005 at 11:39:08

No offense taken. I just wanted to acknowledge the error I made. I find myself troubleshooting many systems from various vendors and over time I tend to forget what I saw and where I saw it. I also want to learn from my mistakes.

Thanks!


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#12
January 16, 2005 at 12:03:04

Been there, done that.

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