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IdeaPad Z470 - unexpected characters on some keys while typing

Question

I just bought an IdeaPad Z470 and I just found out that when you press the @ key it writes " and when you press " the @ sign apears.. it mean that the keys have been interchanged

 

I am using windows 7 ultimate as my OS.

Answer

 

Check the keyboard language settings in Windows - this is the most likely cause.  Windows may be configured for a language keyboard other than the one your system was built with.

 

Follow these steps to make the change

 

  • Open Windows Start Menu
  • Select Control Panel
  • Select Region and Language
  • Select Change Keyboard
  • Select Keyboard and Languages tab
  • Click the Change Keyboard button

 

Check the keyboard / language listed and add or remove to configure with the correct keyboard.

 

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