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Carl Graffham
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Calling ZXCVM,.#

Ok lads and lasses.  I got me a problem which shuah has me beaten!

OS is Windows Vista.
Basic programmes and is used mainly by one person surfing ebay and face book.  (I am not a user of either of those!)

She came to me because she could not log into her ebay account.

I found....

Pressing the right shift key while in WordPad prints ZXCVM,.#
Pressing the left shift key while in WordPad prints ty][TY][
Pressing the Alt key while in Wordpad prints GH’
Alt Gr prints BN/
Ctrl Right key gives ZXCVM,.#
Ctrl Left key gives ’56=

In Ebay login only (as far as I can test) typing in the first half of a 13 letter password results in the browser address bar being cleared and the login in window showing "invalid user name or password entered"

Login to AOL Email using the same user name and password gives no problem and login is successful.

In AOL Email, using the shift keys results in upper case letters as it should, no sign of those weird character combinations.

The Computer is used only by one person (so she says) and is a fairly new desktop.

I believe the make is Acer.

Wireless mouse and keyboard.
Keyboard is set to English (UK) as is the "Regional and Language" setting.

I think this is a good one.......

Bob, Murray et al.....

Any ideas please!

Carl

More infor can be got if you tell me what you would like to know about the PC and what is on it.
 

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Hi Carl,

I read about a problem such as this with an XO Keyboard.  It was all about stuck keys.

This is a manufacturers fault; it is usually a problem of ineffective insulation between the two conductive membranes.

The lady may have to invoke her warranty.

Another thought is Hotkeys.  Go into Word and select Tools then Customize then at the bottom of the box click Keyboard.  This will show you if any Hotkeys have been allocated.
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Bob Draper
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Hi Carl, Could be faulty keyboard as Murray says, I once spilt some coca cola on a keyboard and got similar problems. Have you tried another keyboard?? It also seems odd that you can logon  to one and not ebay, 13 letters seems a lot for a password, it could be wrong,
have you tried clicking on where I have arrowed in the attachment when on ebay???

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Regards Bob..... my desktop pc now win8.1 / my laptop o/s win7 / wifes laptop win 8.1
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Carl Graffham
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Ah........HEM!

Great input gentlemen, and very fast response, thank you both very much.

The young lady concerned (my next door neighbour), with typical female attitude, became impatient for an answer something like 6 minutes after I posted this,

You’ve guessed it!!!!

She went out and bought a £4.50 PS2 keyboard from Argos, then rang my doorbell because she didn’t know where to plug it in.

*&%$$##%!!

So in I went, and found that the pins were bent, so it wouldn’t go in, soooooooo....

I whipped back to my house, picked up an ancient PS2 I have laying around for emergencies, and plugged it in.

It works!!

No problems at all, so it must have been her keyboard gorn wrong all of a sudden like.

All I can say is thank you both for your prompt replies, which, of course was your suggested solution, and can add only

BLIDDY WOMEN!!!

Carl

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Bob Draper
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Carl,
Glad it is solved, I bet she spilt liquid on it the same as I did  

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Regards Bob..... my desktop pc now win8.1 / my laptop o/s win7 / wifes laptop win 8.1
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