Solved Why one key doesn't work on my toshiba laptop?

October 16, 2014 at 11:14:36
Specs: Windows 8
The key # 2/@ doesn't work on my Toshiba laptop, any ideas, any suggestions?
I haven't used it in about four months, yesterday I tried and couldn't send an email because the @ on my other laptop didn't work.

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#1
October 16, 2014 at 11:26:49
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I'd suggest first trying to clean it out with compressed air. This article may help:

http://www.pcworld.com/article/2025...

Hold ALT, type the numbers, release ALT:

2: Alt+50

@: Alt+64

Those should help in the mean time, or you could use on-screen keyboard:

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/...

Also, you might want to make sure Windows is set to the right location & language, this can cause some funny things to happen with keyboards.

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#2
October 16, 2014 at 12:44:40
Yeah I recall previous postings where the 2/@ key doesn't respond correctly when it's set for the wrong keyboard in regional and language settings. When you hit that key does it respond with a different character or nothing at all?

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#3
October 16, 2014 at 14:11:09
If your regional settings are OK and it is just a faulty key, sometimes tapping the key quite hard about 10 or 15 times (with the computer off) can sometimes clear it, at least for a while.

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#4
October 17, 2014 at 17:06:08
No, doesn't work at all =(

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#5
October 17, 2014 at 17:07:04
Thx, I tried already and didn,t work.

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#6
October 17, 2014 at 17:26:54
If you've tried all the suggestions most likely there is a problem on the keyboard membrane - just dirt if you are lucky. I've managed to repair the desktop ones but for a lappy it is likely to be tricky and require some know how. Replacement might be the only option.

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#8
October 17, 2014 at 17:44:35
On one of the above links it mentions "lubrication". I can endorse that because years ago I produced a "squeaky clean" keyboard. It became fully functional but at speed the keys kept jamming. OK for one finger typists (maybe) but not nice for touch typing. Without lubricant it's best not to use any cleaning fluid on the key sides or the holes through which they pass - either use a dry lint free cloth or leave them be. The most important places to clean are where the actual connections are made.

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