Question about Acer Aspire 5100 Notebook

1 Answer

Fn key wont turn off

I have an acer aspire 5100. it was hooked up to a pc keyboard. now that its not, the Fn key wont shut off. i keep getting the blue symbol on the key instead of the letter. HELP!!!!

Posted by on

  • napalees Oct 02, 2008

    the same problem. I get 5 insted i, 6 for o, * for p and so on. I can also get letters, but only when Fn pressed. Sound and back light control works fine


×

1 Answer

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

    Mayor:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 2 times.

  • Contributor
  • 1 Answer

OK, I've found a soliution! :) I've been diging the internet and many people are having the same problem, so it is a common problem however the soliution is very simple (in my case). The thing is that laptops does not has a saparated Num Pad, and numbers can be found on keys under F1-F12 row or/and (active with Fn key) on alphabetic keys uiopjkl;m/ and so on. But if there is a NumLk key on your keyboard, you can lock the Num Pad on alphabetic keys. Then you have to hold Fn key pressed to write letters.  Find the NumLk key and try to turn off the Num Pad :)
On my laptop (Acer extensa 5120) NumLk key is on F11 and active when Fn is depressed.
Hope this wil help :)

Posted on Oct 02, 2008

1 Suggested Answer

Sutibun
  • 186 Answers

SOURCE: Fn key wont turn off

Numlock

Posted on Oct 02, 2008

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

I have an Acer AspireOne D255 computer and the keypad only types numbers. Im using the On-screen keyboard. HELP!


Did you turn on your numlock key? try pressing FN + numlock key maybe this what is causing your problem.

Sep 06, 2011 | Acer Aspire 5100 Notebook

1 Answer

How do I darken my screen ..it is to bright - acer -aspire 5100. Where is the Fn key located on the keyboard?


Hi
Fn key at the bottom left between the Ctrl and Winkey
To adjust the brightness, hold the Fn key and press the cursor key - down darker, brighter up

Sep 20, 2010 | Acer Aspire 5100 Notebook

1 Answer

My pc notebook turns on i hear everything running, only thing is my screen wont come on.


try pressing and holding both the "FN" button and either the F5 key at the top of the keyboard or F6... if that dont work you may need a need screen

Sep 11, 2010 | Acer Aspire 5100-5022 Notebook

1 Answer

How do you brighten the screen on an acer aspire 5100


Hold down the FN key whilst pressing one of the F1-F10 keys usualy a symbol with a sun and an arrow pointing up for increasing brightness and sun and arrow down for decreasing brightness but remember to hold down the FN key (usualy botton left of keyboard in blue)


Hope this helps

Apr 19, 2010 | Acer Aspire 5100 Notebook

1 Answer

When I try to lower the volume on my Acer Aspire 5517 it doesn't change the sound....I actually want to mute it at times...am I doing something wrong?


use the Fn(function key on the left side of the keyboard. While holding Fn hold the down arrow to turn the volume down.

Oct 27, 2009 | Acer Aspire 5100 Notebook

1 Answer

Keyboard and mouse pad on my laptop. Acer 5100 vista


On an Acer, the Fn key plus F7 will turn the touchpad on and off.
Try that to see if it works.

Mar 22, 2009 | Acer Aspire 5100 Notebook

1 Answer

Keyboard not working


is this a windows login password or a boot password

you should have Fn key on keyboard
and another coloured key to correspond for turning on keyboard press Fn and the other key simultaneously
Could be fn f3 keys
if you just bought you may find it in your manual
please let me know if you still need help
if you have a switch above scroll pad you may have shut that off but all models don't come with that option

Feb 14, 2009 | Acer Aspire 5500 5570-2609 Laptop

1 Answer

The keyboard does not work and the mouse


Pressing the Fn key with the F7 key turn the touchpad on and off.

I was having the same issue with my tochpad and spent 4 hours taking apart and putting back together my 5100.

My touchpad now works like normal...

Hope this helps.

Oct 31, 2007 | Acer Aspire 5100 Notebook

Not finding what you are looking for?
Acer Aspire 5100 Notebook Logo

1,629 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Acer PC Laptops Experts

Les Dickinson
Les Dickinson

Level 3 Expert

18297 Answers

Brian Sullivan
Brian Sullivan

Level 3 Expert

27725 Answers

Henk de Ruiter
Henk de Ruiter

Level 2 Expert

78 Answers

Are you an Acer PC Laptop Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...