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F and M keys reassigned after using Function-F5 on my Acer Aspire laptop

Every time after using function F5 to switch to an external display, several keys on the keyboard are reassigned. The F-key and M-key are two for sure that begin performing functions other than typing "f" and "m" after using Function-F5. I can't figure out what is causing this.

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I'm wondering if you have a function lock key. Try turning on numlock and scrolllock while typing. Either that or you could use system restore and possibly the integrated diagnostics of the laptop to see if the issue is hardware or software related (hardware would show up in diagnostics) for you to contact Acer. Usually one goes to them by pressing and holding the Fn key (ironically) and pressing the power button, or by selecting it from a boot menu (by pressing F2, F8, f12, or whatever key it is on boot up.

I would suggest for the mean time, just taking the key off and holding it down using tape. Or you could press the key a few times if it's causing trouble, or press and hold it (if that is what causes the Fn lock, I'm sure it exists for a 'good' purpose but have never actually used it). I might experiment with this one :P. Definately sounds absolutely not like water damage :P

Hope this helps, stay spicy and happy lappying :)

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Press the Num Lock key. The Num Lock indicator light should go out.

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No you need switch,if you use a tiny screw driver you can turn it on with that if its just the plastic peice thats broke.use the screw driver to slide the mechanisam

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