DIY Doctor

Main navigation

Faulty Keyboard or Some Other Problem?

Postby Barrysh » Tue Sep 11, 2018 3:21 pm

Hi, a couple of keys on my pc keyboard have started reversing. Is it a keyboard problem or a software problem. " and @ for example. Hope you can understand that, not very tecky minded. Thanks Barry
Rank: Apprentice
Progress to next rank:
Posts: 16
Joined: Tue Jan 03, 2017 1:44 pm


Simply Build It

Postby chsophi » Tue Nov 06, 2018 11:44 pm

Well, as far as I know, it is a keyboard problem. I had faced the same problem a few months back. The best solution is to get another keyboard or try your keyboard on another PC.

If this is a Keyboard thing, you will know that by changing the keyboard or by using the same keyboard on another PC.

If you find that other Keyboard is doing the same on your pc, or your keyboard is working fine on other PC, then it is a software thing. Once it is confirmed, that it is a software thing, then you can search for the problem on different anti vrius or anti malware forums to find the best solution.

Or you can re-install your OS as well. But the first thing is to make it sure that it is not a keyboard problem.

So try the first solution first.
Rank: Labourer
Progress to next rank:
Posts: 1
Joined: Tue Nov 06, 2018 11:22 pm

Postby pete99 » Tue Nov 20, 2018 5:05 pm

If you're getting quote characters instead of @ signs you've probably inadvertently changed your Windows regional settings. So, not the keyboard, in this case.

If Windows 10:
  • 1. Hit 'Start' button and type 'Region & Language Settings'
  • 2. Under 'Preferred languages' ensure that 'English (United Kingdom)' is the default language.
  • 3. Click the 'English (United Kingdom)' panel, then the 'Options' button that appears and verify that 'United Kingdom QWERTY' is listed / the default. Of not, 'Add a keyboard' and select the UK keyboard.
  • 4. Your keyboard should magically be mended!

Used to be much easier finding the keyboard / regional settings. There's progress for you.


Rank: Labourer
Progress to next rank:
Posts: 2
Joined: Tue Nov 20, 2018 4:14 pm

Postby Dr. Strange » Thu Mar 28, 2019 10:37 pm

Just borrow another keyboard from a friend and try it.
Dr. Strange
Rank: Tradesman
Progress to next rank:
Posts: 24
Joined: Wed Mar 27, 2019 9:31 pm

Display posts from previous
Sort by
Order by

  • DIY How to Project Guides
  • DIY how to tutorial projects and guides - Did you know we have a DIY Projects section? Well, if no, then we certainly do! Within this area of our site have literally hundreds of how-to guides and tutorials that cover a huge range of home improvement tasks. Each page also comes with pictures and a video to make completing those jobs even easier!

  • Related Topics