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KEYS NOT WORKING

I HAVE A EXPLORER 2007 AND THE U,I,O,P,J,K,L,;,M,7,8,9 AND 0 KEY ONLY COME UP PROPERLY WHEN I HOLD DOWN THE FN KEY. HOW DO I GET THEM TO COME UP AS NORMAL WITHOUT HOLDING DOWN THE FN KEY. HELP

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Your laptop has "Numlock" turned on. Press the "NumLk" button at the top of your keyboard and your problem will go away.

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Normally, if you hold down the "Fn" key, you'll get whatever character or function is printed in blue on those keys. So holding down the "Fn" key, you now have a numeric keypad in the middle of your keyboard. Release "Fn" and things are back to normal.
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numlk.jpg To fix it, just find and press the "Num Lk" or "Pad Lk" key again. (Note, sometimes these keys are themselves "Fn" keys, so you may, or may not, need to also hold down the "Fn" key to get the right function.) Often there is an indicator light associated with the setting.

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2) boot up the laptop
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I am having to hold down fn to get my keyboard to properly type letters i pressed num lock and it still isn't fixed.


go to start menue>
all programes>acccessories>accessibility
then on "screen keyboard"
there you will see the numlock button hilighted.
single click on num lock key.
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Hey there, this is an easy fix, just press the num lock key:) let me know if for some reason that doesn't work
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The fn key is normally located on the bottom row of the keyboard.

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