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    When i try to press the pound sign ie (ctrl + 4), I get '#'.

    What should i do?
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    Switch the key's around

    Nah seriously check you've got the right keyboard country layout thing, goto control panel, then keyboard
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    change your keyboard layout back to uk english
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    and press shift and 4 not control and 4 :p:
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    isnt it shift and 3? shift and 4 gives you the $ sign.
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    (Original post by Baron)
    and press shift and 4 not control and 4 :p:
    and press shift and 3, not shift and 4 :p:²
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    (Original post by elpaw)
    change your keyboard layout back to uk english
    Where can i actually change this?
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    (Original post by TheWolf)
    Where can i actually change this?
    control panel -> regional and language options -> languages -> details
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    control pannel/regional and language settings. then change regional options to UK. a language bar should appear on the taskbar, in which you can change keyboard settings
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    Thanks guys.
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    Mine is even worse. I can't use the CTRL key when I want to save (i.e. CTRL+S is to save in Word). What should I do?
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    (Original post by trev)
    Mine is even worse. I can't use the CTRL key when I want to save (i.e. CTRL+S is to save in Word). What should I do?
    do both control keys not work?
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    (Original post by elpaw)
    and press shift and 3, not shift and 4 :p:²
    lol thats well funny, I can't believe i noticed the control button instead of the shift but didnt notice the wrong number :rolleyes:
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    (Original post by elpaw)
    do both control keys not work?
    Nope.
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    (Original post by trev)
    Mine is even worse. I can't use the CTRL key when I want to save (i.e. CTRL+S is to save in Word). What should I do?
    Puh, thats nothing, I once tried to wash a keyboard of mine, then plugged it in before it was completely dry. Result was I had to live without the punctuation mark and some other keys until I got a new one. Moral of the story: Next time you wash your keyboard use the hairdrier on it afterwards :p:
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    (Original post by Jonatan)
    Puh, thats nothing, I once tried to wash a keyboard of mine, then plugged it in before it was completely dry. Result was I had to live without the punctuation mark and some other keys until I got a new one. Moral of the story: Next time you wash your keyboard use the hairdrier on it afterwards :p:
    Actually the moral of the story is don't wash your keyboard. lol. You're lucky it worked at all.

    Trev, do the control keys only not work in word?
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    (Original post by Moncal)
    Actually the moral of the story is don't wash your keyboard. lol. You're lucky it worked at all.

    Trev, do the control keys only not work in word?
    It's perfectly fine to wash your keyboard with a dishwasher. Just make sure it is completely dry before you use it. Oh and, make sure the water is not hot enough to deform the plastic... Although I would love to see a photo of a heat deformed keyboard.
Updated: January 4, 2005
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