I bought the wrong laptop keyboard(stupid amazon tricked me!). They do not have the correct one as a replacement any more.

The new one has 4 more pins on the connector BUT they are all connected together. I cut them out and was able to connect the keyboard to the lap top.

The keys work except they are all wrong. I guess because the matrix is different. I need a way to map the scancodes in windows so I can use this keyboard. (It would be nice to have a very low level way to do this so it won't screw up programs that use the low level scan codes).

Any ideas? At this point I just need to use the keyboard to work well enough to do basic tasks.

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    you don't think it would be easier to get the right keyboard, even if it means getting it from somewhere else? – Bon Gart Apr 16 '13 at 23:15
  • @BonGart You are acting like you are saying something important... Do you really think that you're the only one smart enough to come up with that kind of conclusion? – uiy Apr 18 '13 at 17:04

When this happened to me, I downloaded autohotkey - (http://www.autohotkey.com) Very easy to remap SHIFT+3 for £ etc ...

  • Does it work with programs that read by scan codes? (like some games) – uiy Apr 16 '13 at 21:38
  • I have no idea. Autohotkey does quite a few things. Try it. – JohnnyVegas Apr 17 '13 at 17:17

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