When i try turning the laptop on.. the caps lock light comes on. and the other padlock light.. just them 2.. i tried every thing on the keyboard but its asif the keyboard isnt working.. iv tried turning it off and on and that doesnt help. the 2 lights just come on and its like the hole computer is locked.. help??
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Hi, Are you able to access the BIOS Menu before the Keyboard Locks up? If not, then try getting hold of a USB Keyboard and plugging that in, hopefully this will atleast allow you to get into the BIOS. Then if your able to get into the BIOS, You'll want to Reset th Laptop to the Default (Factory) Settings. This will then put the Laptop back to the Original Config State in which you purchased it. If your still stuck, then there's not much else you can really do without having the additional keyboard to plug in, as even if you use the Recovery Disc to try and reload the keyboards drivers, that still requires you to use the keyboard itself in order to set the BIOS up so that it Boots from you CD/DVD Drive First. If after all that. and you restart your Laptop to find the keyboard is not working, then I'd phone HP if I were you (If it's still under warranty of course) and get the problem fixed.
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while its off try holding down the function key and the microsoft key and the B button and press the power button and hold all of them down for 5 secs that will get u into the bios look around in there be careful set it for default settings maybe even test battery in bios thats just 1 thing the next step would require a couple small purchases to eliminate the easy things let me know if you want also take out you cd drive gently while laptop is off all the way off not hibernate let me knowl
The number 1, in a padlock, means "Number Lock". If your computer has a numberpad, this is fine. If it doesn't, it means that the letter keys to the right will act as numbers (often printed on the keytop in a blue colour).
The icon that looks like a stack of pancakes is the one for the hard disk drive and the indicator with the icon flickers or lights whenever there is hard disk activity. The reading / writing of large files will cause the hard disk drive activity indicator to light almost steadily until the file reads / writes have completed. There are two icons that look like little padlocks. One has the character 1 and the other has letter A. The padlock icon with the 1 in the middle is the indicator for NumLk or Numeric Keypad lock. Pressing the Fn key and the key with NumLk on it turns the Numeric Keypad on and off. When it is on, pressing the keys for UIOJKL will enter 456123 facilitating entry of numbers with the keys arranged as a keypad along with the top row of keys 789. Finally, the padlock icon with the A in the middle is the Caps Lock indicator which lights when the Caps Lock key is pressed allowing subsequent presses of letter keys to be capitals without having to press the shift key. Pressing Caps Lock a second time turns off the Caps Lock. Similarly, a second press of Fn and NumLk turns off the NumLk.
if there is no indication light that the unit is powered up replace the power cord and charger. if this still does not work Contact Dell directly or visit there website for more info. Hope this helps :)
The padlock lights are for numlock,caps lock, and scroll lock. The fact that two are flashing may indicate problems with keyboard. One thing you can also try is playing a music CD - if it plays it is probably your lcd inverter. 1. Make sure no keys are stuck on the keyboard - look carefully. 2. If that doesn't do it then try to get an external keyboard - I think you will need a USB as that model has no PS2 plug. Plug the keyboard in before starting and see if it will override the internal kbd. 3. Have you tried to access BIOS using the F2 key right after powering on? Let me know what you find. JC
Please plug also the power cord to the power source then wait for 10 - 20 minutes to charge the battery of your laptop then after the said time given above please turn on the laptop and see if your laptop is working now. Else if it is not then try to contact computer technician and let that person check the problem of your laptop Most of the problem causes of software and hardware.
Solution#1: Accidentally pressing Sft+Numlock key combination will activate & inactivates ten key pad. (You'll see light enabled in padlock symbol with a number in it [i.e.beside ALL CAPS symbol on your lap monitor]).
Use: "ShiftKey+NumLock" (NumbLock Key: 2nd panel from Top right on keyboard)