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Dell Vostro 1500 Owner's Manual: Unexpected Characters

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If you are using a keyboard extension cable, disconnect it and connect the
keyboard directly to the computer.
C
H E C K T H E E X T E R N A L K E Y B O A R D
1 Shut down the computer, wait 1 minute, and then turn it on again.
2 Verify that the numbers, capitals, and scroll lock lights on the keyboard
blink during the boot routine.
3 From the Windows desktop, click Start
Accessories→ Notepad.
4 Type some characters on the external keyboard and verify that they appear
on the display.
If you cannot verify these steps, you may have a defective external
keyboard.
O V E R I F Y T H A T T H E P R O B L E M I S W I T H T H E E X T E R N A L K E Y B O A R D
T
I N T E G R A T E D K E Y B O A R D
1 Shut down the computer.
2 Disconnect the external keyboard.
3 Turn on the computer.
4 From the Windows desktop, click Start
Accessories→ Notepad.
5 Type some characters on the internal keyboard and verify that they appear
on the display.
If the characters appear now, but did not with the external keyboard, you
may have a defective external keyboard. Contact Dell (see "Contacting
Dell" on page 193).
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U N T H E K E Y B O A R D D I A G N O S T I C S T E S T S
Keyboards tests in the Dell Diagnostics (see "Dell Diagnostics" on page 109).
If the tests indicate a defective external keyboard, contact Dell (see
"Contacting Dell" on page 193).

Unexpected characters

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I S A B L E T H E N U M E R I C K E Y P A D
keypad if numbers are displayed instead of letters. Verify that the numbers
lock light is not lit.
Press <Num Lk> to disable the numeric
→ All Programs→
→ All Programs→
Run the PC-AT Compatible
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