One key on laptop keyboard not working correctly

mayH Posts 2 Registration date Thursday January 10, 2013 Status Member Last seen January 15, 2013 - Updated on Sep 20, 2019 at 02:36 AM
 hanna - Mar 30, 2017 at 06:01 PM

Could someone please help me

Normally my delete key has a full stop above it which requires me to use a shift key to get the full stop to work. However, at present when I press the delete key, I get a full stop and I have to use the shift key to get delete.

I do not know how to fix this and would appreciate any advice on this issue.

Thanking you in advance for any advice received.

System Configuration: Windows 7 / Firefox 18.0

5 responses

Zohaib R Posts 2368 Registration date Sunday September 23, 2012 Status Member Last seen December 13, 2018 69
Jan 15, 2013 at 04:00 AM
Hi mayH,

I assume the problem is with the "Del" key on the Numeric Keypad of the keyboard. Normally for you to get a full stop printed on screen using this key, "Num Lock" should be on. Kindly check if the Num Lock is on. If the "Num Lock" is off, this key will act as a "Delete" key only.

Do reply with result.
it is often the simple things that can bug the HELL out of us,as when you touch a key (Num Lock) by accident,and everything goes Pear shaped?...WELL all I can say is THANK CHRIST for GOOGLE,and people like YOU Zohaib R
Thanks Same here. Thank you Zohaib.
Me too. Thanks
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