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Offline Gillg

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Rows and rows of 4s
« on: Saturday 03 November 18 16:42 GMT (UK) »
Help, please!  My laptop seems to have gone mad and is printing an endless stream of 4s. At the moment it is resting and I can type, but I fear this may happen again.  Any suggestions as to how I can stop this?
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Re: Rows and rows of 4s
« Reply #1 on: Saturday 03 November 18 16:51 GMT (UK) »
Is there something stuck in your keyboard or possibly the 4/r key has given up the ghost.

If it starts again, hold down the shift key and see if it produces sows and rows of rs.

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Re: Rows and rows of 4s
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Re: Rows and rows of 4s
« Reply #3 on: Saturday 03 November 18 17:26 GMT (UK) »
Maybe it's my fault for nibbling biscuits as I type!  Actually I do suddenly seem to be free from the 444... printing at the moment.  Perhaps I have somehow freed the key, but I'll look at the various remedies now.  Thank you for the links, Hallmark, and for your suggestions, Ray T.
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FAIREY/FAIRY/FAREY/FEARY, LAWSON, CHURCH, BENSON, HALSTEAD from Easton, Ellington, Eynesbury, Gt Catworth, Huntingdon, Spaldwick, Hunts;  Burnley, Lancs;  New Zealand, Australia & US.

HURST, BOLTON,  BUTTERWORTH, ADAMSON, WILD, MCIVOR from Milnrow, Newhey, Oldham & Rochdale, Lancs.

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Re: Rows and rows of 4s
« Reply #4 on: Saturday 03 November 18 17:29 GMT (UK) »
Ray T
Tried holding down the shift key, but nothing happened. Fingers crossed, maybe it has cleared itself.  Thanks. :)
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HURST, BOLTON,  BUTTERWORTH, ADAMSON, WILD, MCIVOR from Milnrow, Newhey, Oldham & Rochdale, Lancs.

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Re: Rows and rows of 4s
« Reply #5 on: Saturday 03 November 18 17:31 GMT (UK) »
Just put it in a case and put it in car standing laptop one end when you're driving somewhere.....  Bumps on road become useful!   ;D

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Re: Rows and rows of 4s
« Reply #6 on: Saturday 03 November 18 17:56 GMT (UK) »
Gillg,  it seems that you cleared the problem, but did you mean that you're getting the numbers appearing on your screen or printing to a printer? Also Hoovering the keyboard or blasting it with compressed air is also likely to help. Also just turning the keyboard and/or laptop over and giving it a good shake should help. You might even have enough leftovers for tomorrow's lunch.

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Re: Rows and rows of 4s
« Reply #7 on: Sunday 04 November 18 12:16 GMT (UK) »
The endless rows of 4 just showed on the screen.  Haven't tried printing yet.  Anyway, a judicious use of my little pastry brush seems to have done the trick for now, though I'll bear in mind the various solutions offered.  I did find the one which suggested taking off the individual tiles rather alarming :o. Thanks, everyone.
Census information is Crown Copyright, from www.nationalarchives.gov.uk

FAIREY/FAIRY/FAREY/FEARY, LAWSON, CHURCH, BENSON, HALSTEAD from Easton, Ellington, Eynesbury, Gt Catworth, Huntingdon, Spaldwick, Hunts;  Burnley, Lancs;  New Zealand, Australia & US.

HURST, BOLTON,  BUTTERWORTH, ADAMSON, WILD, MCIVOR from Milnrow, Newhey, Oldham & Rochdale, Lancs.

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Re: Rows and rows of 4s
« Reply #8 on: Sunday 04 November 18 12:37 GMT (UK) »
After a career in IT, now retired, I never knew the secret of the pastry brush.

Off Topic, I often wonder if you could do DNA tests on the whole family by swabbing the grime off the mouse...

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Loughborough and Loughbrough, (London, Hull, Pirton, Durham & Hartlepool);
Watson, (Bedlington, Jarrow & Hartlepool);
Ballard & Glassop (E. London); 
Leggett (Corton, Scarborough, Hartlepool); 
Young, Adamson & Wilson, (Hartlepool). 

I use GRAMPS v5.0 software. 

My ancestors are probably turning in their graves, not that I can actually find any of them.