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Default keyboard - 10-29-2008, 08:22 PM

has anyone had issue with the Keyboard?

namely the [ ] { } |\ These characters are located in blue on the second line of keys they are Fn keys of u i o p - =

mine do not work. the FN key works for brightness and other controls on the top row of keys. Fn works for the arrow keys at the bottom row.

the ~ `keys do not work either they being Fn keys with q w.

Dell just sent me a new keyboard and it made no difference. Before i go much further does anyone else have this problem is there something turned off that i need to know about.

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Default Re: keyboard - 10-29-2008, 09:58 PM

No problem here all those keys combinations work fine for me.

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Default Re: keyboard - 10-30-2008, 03:58 PM

I worked on the mini for over 4 hours with Dell support. We erased the hard drive and replaced windows. we installed a new keyboard. i still can;t get the characters [ ] { } \ | or ~ ` they are sending a box today to take the unit back to look at it. I hope they can send me one that works. They said that they would also reinstall the Apple programs that they installed to make my computer work with my airport extreme router. they said there would be no charge. I wish i could learn to do this my self cause there are many reasons to want to make reinstalls my self.

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Default Re: keyboard - 10-30-2008, 04:01 PM

Seems like a strange problem, the UK keyboard interestingly has the square brackets as separate keys [ ]


Perhaps somehow you got hold of that driver?

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