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What Fn Key enables the keyboard to type letters instead of #s

I haven't used this laptop in ages and The keys with the purple lettering are typing numbers instead of needed letters. Help! Please let me know which function key I use to restore the keyboard to letters only?

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  • wendytarzian Jan 13, 2009

    Very helpful thanks - now I need to figure out how to get a few keys to work again-

  • niftynuts May 24, 2009

    What function key enables the keyboard to type letters instead #'s on the designated keys?

  • Anonymous Mar 19, 2014

    hard to type at times, keys have to be struck more than once

  • Anonymous Mar 27, 2014

    Different letters and numbers type

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Use fn key plus numlk key

Posted on Jan 13, 2009

  • dm14741 Jan 14, 2009

    Explain futher,what are the keys u ned to work?

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