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@nd function on keus

Hi, I use a VAIO VGN FS315E, during usage some keys when depressed display the wrong character and in some cases letters displays numbers. Do you guys know what could have led to this and how to diactivate it? However i discovered that when i hold down the "Fn" key while typing, the right characters are displayed.

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Re: @nd function on keus

It seems like numlock is set to on. Check if the numlock light (near the power button) is on. If it is hold down the FN key and press "NM Lock" at the same time? Or it might be press FN key and then NM Lock after. You will see a light go off. Try typing again to see if you get the correct letters.

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Re: @nd function on keus

It appears that the function key is stuck on. try an external keyboard. if the external keyboard has the same problem its an issue with windows but if not you could be looking at a replacement keyboard. hope this helps Peter

Posted on Mar 28, 2007

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