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Re: laptop key cannot function and some appear...
Have you made sure that the keys are not stuck, if not lift up the key slightly, NOT so it comes off but then try type. it could be a problem with the motherboard, but i think it is a problem from a "driver" being corrupt. please contact me if you need more assistance
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The NumLk key has been pressed and locks these keys to type numbers instead of letters. The NumLk key is usually located above the F10, F11 function keys and there is a LED that lights up when the NumLk is selected and a LED light also lights up when the Caps lock key is pressed.
Check to be sure your "Number Lock" or "Function Lock" keys aren't lit. These can lock out certain parts of your keyboard. If either of these is lit, press them to unlock the locked portion of your keyboard. These can be found at the top right on a laptop and between the number pad and main keys on a desktop keyboard.
Save all open programs using your mouse. Use your mouse to restart your computer. This will only work if your computer isn't frozen. If your mouse doesn't move, press the power button on your Dell until the computer turns off. Press it again to restart. If the issue was lack of memory or a locked program, this will unlock your keyboard. Continue to Step 3 if the keyboard is still locked.
Shut down your computer using your mouse or power button. Don't restart. Unplug your Dell.
Remove the battery if you're using a laptop by turning the laptop over and sliding the battery release latch. Slide the battery out and replace after one minute. For desktops, disconnect the keyboard from the desktop. Reconnect after one or two minutes.
Reconnect the power adapter or AC cord. Start your computer.
If your keyboard is still locked on a Dell desktop, disconnect the keyboard. Restart your computer and reconnect the keyboard after the system boots. Allow your operating system to recognize and reinstall the keyboard
look along the "F" key row for the NumLk or picture of the number 1 in a square. then hold down the Fn key on the lower left of the board. press the "F" key that corresponds to it and this will disable it.
Is this a laptop? Some laptops will allow you to use these keys as the number pad/arrow pad as well in a certain mode. You will likely be able to turn off with a combination of the FN key plus one of keys F1-F12 (the function key will perform the action shown as a symbol on these keys).
If none of the symbols seems to indicate this mode. Try each combination and test to see which combination sets your keyboard mode back to normal.
You may have activated a shortcut key on your keyboard such as the Fn (function) key. It looks like this
Fn and usually situated on the bottom left hand side of your keyboard near the left hand cntrl button.
Some function keys when pressed once remain on. Once they are on they can cause different symbols to appear in place of the normal keyboard ones. If you press your Fn key again and then try typing on the keyboard once again it may help fix your problem.
That means that you turned on the numlock on the laptop keyboard, On an acer if im not mistaken you have to press one of the function keys to deactivate it. Look for the icon with NUM on it and press it. if that does not work you may have to press FN then that icon.