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Windows 7: The "L" key isn't working and its part of my password


15 Apr 2011   #1

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The "L" key isn't working and its part of my password

I can't access the laptop without that letter since its part of the password. This is my mom's laptop and i'm using it only because i have yet to replace my dc port on mine. She is the only user on her laptop and i have no clue how to access it without a password. Is there a way that I can bypass this?


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15 Apr 2011   #2
whs
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You can use the on-screen keyboard. It is in Start > All Programs > Accessories > Ease of Access. That works good.
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15 Apr 2011   #3

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The L doesnt work on that either.
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15 Apr 2011   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Did you by chance install the wrong keyboard layout?
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15 Apr 2011   #5
whs
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Hmm, that is really strange.

Quote:
Did you by chance install the wrong keyboard layout?
That is another possibilty. Also, maybe the num lock is on. Do you get any character on the L ??
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15 Apr 2011   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

any chance you could borrow a usb keyboard from a friend maybe ?
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15 Apr 2011   #7
whs
Microsoft MVP

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by PooMan UK View Post
any chance you could borrow a usb keyboard from a friend maybe ?
I doubt that this would work. If the on-board keyboard does not work, the letter itself is set to another value. I think the num lock plays an act on him.
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15 Apr 2011   #8

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Try holding the ALT key and typing:

Capital L: 76
Lower case l: 108

NOTE: Use the numeric keypad- the numbers at the top of the keyboard won't work

Good Luck!
For a complete list of ALT-key Codes, go to: alt codes
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15 Apr 2011   #9

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Minotar View Post
Did you by chance install the wrong keyboard layout?
No. The laptop was working perfectly fine until out of nowhere the entire keyboard stopped working. Then earlier today the keyboard started to work when some updates were added to the laptop. The i tried putting in the password and it wouldnt work and i discovered it was because the L wasnt working.
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15 Apr 2011   #10

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by rap33042 View Post
Try holding the ALT key and typing:

Capital L: 76
Lower case l: 108

NOTE: Use the numeric keypad- the numbers at the top of the keyboard won't work

Good Luck!
For a complete list of ALT-key Codes, go to: alt codes
I got so happy when i read this until i realized i only have the numbers on top of the keyboard
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