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Ibm thinkpad x4 ultrabase the keyboard letters u i o p j k l m have locked onto numerial - how to turn off please

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Earlier Thinkpads allowed you to change the numlock status by hitting the left shift and 'ScrLk' key simultaneously. Try it.
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"It all depends on the model you have".

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