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rpedlow99
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ibm t30 some keys+shift outout different characters

I have an IBM t30 stuck in an odd mode.

 

Shift+2 produces " instead of @ symbol,

Shift+' produces @ instead of "

Shift+3 produces £ instead of hash symbol

 

can someone out there advise?

 

thanks 

ares_tz
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Re: ibm t30 some keys+shift outout different characters

Welcome,

 

Let me ask you if the strange symbols are the hidden characters shown on some keyboard keys such

as typing 'J' reveals (hidden) 1, 'K' reveals 2, 'L' reveals '3'..

 

If this happens, then you should look up here...

 

http://forums.lenovo.com/lnv/board/message?board.id=T_Series_Thinkpads&message.id=12658&query.id=128...

 

Let us know...

 

cheers,

 

Aris 

 

If you fool me once, shame on you...
If you fool me twice, shame on me!
rpedlow99
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Re: ibm t30 some keys+shift outout different characters

No it is not that issue. Those keys are normally behaved.

if I hold the shift key & press 2 to get an @ symbol I get ".

If I hold shift and press ' I get " #.

Its strange.

 

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Re: ibm t30 some keys+shift outout different characters

Nothing odd about it, it's the UK keyboard setting....that was loaded as default when the OS was installed, but you should be able to modify it.

 

Which OS are you running? 

Cheers,

George




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rpedlow99
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Re: ibm t30 some keys+shift outout different characters

THe OS is Windows XP - SP3.

It was not behaving this way previously and something has changed.

Any suggestions on how to fix it most welcome.

 

Thanks

Rob

rpedlow99
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Re: ibm t30 some keys+shift outout different characters

Thanks this gave me the clue I needed. Problem solved.