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Keyboard problem After connecting an external keyboard via the USB port, the laptop key board only works properly if the function key is constantly pressed. Can this be resolved without carrying out a system restore?

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It may be easier to do so, and you won't lose any saved work on installed programmes and updates installed since you inserted the keyboard. You could try re installing the keyboard and touch pad drivers and if no change carry out the above.

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Some keys of my msi laptop keyboard are not functioning, like if i hit "M" key, it will type 0 key.


might need cleaning under the key pad,
did it get wet at anytime?
could just be keys sticking.

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Third function keyboard


The purpose of a laptop's function key is to activate the secondary function of any dual-purpose key.

The function key can accidentally be locked into place if you hit the wrong combination of keys so that all of the keys only perform their secondary function.

The exact process for unlocking the function key will vary depending on the make and model of your laptop and whether you have recently used an external keyboard.

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Check the manual that came with your laptop and locate the section on the function of each keyboard key.

Open a Web browser and navigate to the support section of the laptop manufacturer's website if you do not have the manual that originally came with your laptop.

Use the drop-down menus on the support page to choose the specific product line and then model of your laptop.
2

Click on the "Product Support" link and then navigate to the "Manuals" section of the page. Click on the link to open a PDF version of the manual for your laptop.

Browse down to the section about the functions of the keyboard keys.
3

Find the sequence of keys you need to press to unlock the function key on your laptop.
Press and hold the function key on the keyboard and then press the other keys required to unlock it.
4

Try using the most standard keyboard combinations if you don't have the manual or it does not give any information about the function key.

Press the function key and then the shift key and see if it successfully unlocks the function key. Attempt using the other standard keys in conjunction with the function key, such as the "F11," "F12" and "Ctrl" keys.
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Plug a USB keyboard into the USB port on your laptop if you have recently used an external keyboard with the laptop.

Check the light above the "Numlock" key on the external keyboard and see if it is turned on. Press the key and make sure the light is turned off and then remove the keyboard to unlock the function key.

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Nov 26, 2013 | Acer Computers & Internet

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How to function Fn


Step 1:
The purpose of a laptop's function key is to activate the secondary function of any dual-purpose key. The function key can accidentally be locked into place if you hit the wrong combination of keys so that all of the keys only perform their secondary function. The exact process for unlocking the function key will vary depending on the make and model of your laptop and whether you have recently used an external keyboard.

Check the manual that came with your laptop and locate the section on the function of each keyboard key. Open a Web browser and navigate to the support section of the laptop manufacturer's website if you do not have the manual that originally came with your laptop. Use the drop-down menus on the support page to choose the specific product line and then model of your laptop. Click on the "Product Support" link and then navigate to the "Manuals" section of the page. Click on the link to open a PDF version of the manual for your laptop. Browse down to the section about the functions of the keyboard keys. Find the sequence of keys you need to press to unlock the function key on your laptop. Press and hold the function key on the keyboard and then press the other keys required to unlock it. Try using the most standard keyboard combinations if you don't have the manual or it does not give any information about the function key. Press the function key and then the shift key and see if it successfully unlocks the function key. Attempt using the other standard keys in conjunction with the function key, such as the "F11," "F12" and "Ctrl" keys. Plug a USB keyboard into the USB port on your laptop if you have recently used an external keyboard with the laptop. Check the light above the "Numlock" key on the external keyboard and see if it is turned on. Press the key and make sure the light is turned off and then remove the keyboard to unlock the function key.
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My Logitech keyboard MX3200 has stopped working. I changed battery no help. Pushed the connect button - no help Could I have turned it off by accident. I cannot move arround with arrows either.


Try plugging in a USB (a keyboard that connects via USB port) keyboard. If that functions properly then your wireless Logitech keyboard is defective.

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How to re set key board with HP Pallion laptop, some of the keys are not working correct


Hello, The cause of keyboard not properly functioning is dust, if you can open your keyboard and blow out the dust using compressed air or pc vacuum blower .If this does not work then you need to change your keyboard,better still you can get an external usb keyboard and use, it will work. OR GOTO START>ACCESSORIES>EASE OF ACCESS>ON SCREEN KEYBOARD Regards

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Some of the keys in my lenovo laptop 3000 v200 is not working the way it should. Some keys like ''t'' when press comes out like ''tb'' and y as ''yn''. Some keys won't function if I don't press it hard...


The keyboard controller maybe faulty. Connect a PS2 or USB keyboard to see if it functions correctly. If the external keyboard works normally then the laptop keyboard is faulty and can be replaced.
If the external keyboards do not work normally then it is a motherboard problem.

Dec 02, 2009 | Lenovo 3000 V200 Notebook

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Work with an external numeric keyboard


I'm afraid that is not possible. The only way to overcome this is to get a full size USB keyboard and plug it into the laptop's USB port and type using the full size keyboard.

Sep 01, 2009 | IBM ThinkPad R52 Notebook

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Have plugged a MS USB wireless keyboard and mouse into USB port on baby - to use big screen and keyboard. It works well, but when I unplug USB keyboard, the baby's own keyboard won't work properly ie when...


Hello, your numlock keys are ON, find your Num Lock button and press it off.
It can be a 2 button combination like FN(function button) + Num Lock button. Then it should work.
other way is to press numlock on your external keyboard and then disconnect the board. see if it works.

Jun 26, 2009 | Advent 4211c Notebook

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Keyboard or motherboard?


Its your keyboard thats the problem because if it was you mboard or one of the tracks in the circutry is the keyboard connection panel you would have a problem using all the alphabetical keys because they are all connected to the same track.

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Compaq v2000 function key not working?


To check system board, connect external keyboard and see if all keys function normally. If the external works OK, check connections on laptop keyboard, making sure contacts are clean and fully seated in the ZIF socket If the external fails to function properly it is the system board. LINK check page 66 of 238

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