I have a Dell inspiron laptop, which have an "integrated" numberpad, that activates when you activate Numlock. I have also purchased a seperat numberpad, which also needs numberpad activated obviously. That arises some problem as I would like to use both the numpad and the letters on my laptops keyboard at the same time. Is there some way I can "deactivate" the numpad integrated into the keyboard on my Dell?
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Trying using the "numlock" key it should undo the Fn hot keys. If your notebook is in hibernate state, using the power-up switch on the notebook will activate you notebook. This will ask you for a password, if you have been using one to logon to you notebook. The FN+F4 or F5 will toggle between a blank screen and a display.
Your dell should pick the TV up as a monitor if you have the VGA cable connected. The vga cable has a blue color on the TV but on the laptop, the color of the port is usally brown or dark in color. Windows should pick up on the new device and enable it. The Dell has an Fn key combination to allow you to toggle through the integrated / external monitor choices that you would have with two monitors active, that being clone both desktops to both monitors, extend the desktop from the laptop to the TV, use only the tv and turn the integrated off, use just the integrated and leave the TV off. The key combination is: Fn + F8
If the numlock key is not working at all, try to tear down your laptop by removing the keyboard itself out from your laptop. But if your hesitating to do that, just simply call DELL technical support for assistance and in a case that the numlock is not totally working at all, then they can able to replace the keyboard or the motherboard, depending on the troubleshooting that could be done. Make sure that your laptop still under warranty coz if not then it is required for you to buy a keyboard that fits for your Inspiron 1505. And if in a case that bad is the motherboard, then it should be replace. Thank you.
Hmm...first, is your "scroll lock" key lit up? if it is, you activated the number key pad for your laptop. if fn + scroll lock doesn't work, try re-installing the operating system (xp or vista) although it may be a pain :(
Unlike previous models, The 1545 has no imbedded Numeric Keypad, so there is no NUMLOCK option.
For numerics, you will have to use the numbers above the QWERTY row.
SCROLL LOCK was also eliminated from the 1545 keyboard (Legacy item, seldom used)
If you need a numeric keypad and/or Scroll Lock, then an external keyboard may be an option.