Windows 10: keyboard problems with new computer Solved

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  1.    30 Jan 2016 #1

    keyboard problems with new computer


    Hi, I just bought a new laptop today, Acer Aspire V13 but I can't complete the start up etc because I can't use the @ symbol ( shift 2) , I get the symbol ". I have tried all of the function keys in fact every key on the board but nothing helps. Please can someone help me??? I am using my old, but reliable laptop to sen this message.
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  2. Posts : 2,554
    Windows 10 Home x64: 1607 Redstone (1) Build 14393.198
       30 Jan 2016 #2

    have you tried shift the one above CTRL as that one also will bring up the@ sign
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  3.    30 Jan 2016 #3

    I've never had a problem like yours... but you can try a couple of things to at least get the @ symbol.

    If you need the @ to login, notice on the login screen three icons in the right lower corner, the center one opens the Onscreen Keyboard.

    Or if you are past the login screen, just type Onscreen Keyboard in the search box on the task bar.

    Since it is a brand new computer you should call Acer for more help.
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  4.    30 Jan 2016 #4

    hTconeM9user said: View Post
    have you tried shift the one above CTRL as that one also will bring up the@ sign
    Thank you for the reply. Yes I have tried shift + 2 since that is how anyone would normally get the @ symbol, but on the Aspire, NOT! I can't find any solution on the keyboard.....................
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    64bit Win 10 Pro ver 1703 Build 15063.608
       30 Jan 2016 #5

    Looks like the region and language settings were not correctly setup for your laptop. If the onscreen keyboard isn't working you might find that the @ symbol is where the " symbol is (possibly 2 keys to the right of letter L) and it will need the shift key to activate it.

    Once you are logged in you can then correctly set up the region and language settings.
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  6.    30 Jan 2016 #6

    Bumpkin said: View Post
    I've never had a problem like yours... but you can try a couple of things to at least get the @ symbol.

    If you need the @ to login, notice on the login screen three icons in the right lower corner, the center one opens the Onscreen Keyboard.

    Or if you are past the login screen, just type Onscreen Keyboard in the search box on the task bar.

    Since it is a brand new computer you should call Acer for more help.
    Thanks, I'll certainly try the first two options. With regard to contacting Acer, I will certainly do that, but they are only available mon-friday and patience is NOT my strong point, hence my post on this forum.
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  7.    30 Jan 2016 #7

    Check out post #4 by philc43 . I was about to suggest checking if you are using the correct keyboard layout, but phillc43 got here first!


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    Windows 10 Home x64: 1607 Redstone (1) Build 14393.198
       30 Jan 2016 #8

    Try this press shift and " together and see if @ comes up
    As you clicked @ and got "
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  9.    30 Jan 2016 #9

    budding student said: View Post
    Thanks, I'll certainly try the first two options. With regard to contacting Acer, I will certainly do that, but they are only available mon-friday and patience is NOT my strong point, hence my post on this forum.
    I totally understand the way you feel.. I'm the same when it comes to things like this. Is the store where you got the laptop open tomorrow or soon. If so take it back and see if they can help out.
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  10.    30 Jan 2016 #10

    keyboard problems with new computer


    hTconeM9user said: View Post
    Try this press shift and " together and see if @ comes up
    As you clicked @ and got "
    THIS WORKS!!!!!!!!!!!! so now I can access the @ symbol, but is there a way to reset the keyboard so that the symbols are back where they should be?????

    Thank you to everyone who has replied so far, I really appreciate your help!
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