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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.

Posted on May 17, 2009

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On a laptop, the "Num Lock" key has a function slightly different than the one it performs on full-d desktop keyboards. Activating "Num Lock" on a laptop usually transforms a set of central keys, including many letters, into number keys, allowing typists used to entering numbers on a keypad to type efficiently. While on desktop keyboards "Num Lock" usually has a dedicated key, on laptops it often shares a key with another function on MacBooks, for example, it shares the "F6" key and you must hold down the "Shift" or "Fn" key to activate it.

Look for the "Num Lock" key on your laptop's keyboard. This is usually near the top of the keyboard. If the key says nothing on it except "Num Lock" if that's the only function the key performs you can just press it to activate the lock; a light will probably go on somewhere to indicate that "Num Lock" is on. If the key has multiple functions, you'll have to hold down a different key while pressing it. Hold down "Shift" and press "Num Lock" if the writing saying "Num Lock" appears above some other writing on the key, the way various symbols appear above the numbers on the keyboard's number row. Hold down "Fn" and press "Num Lock" if the writing saying "Num Lock" appears in a different color often light blue that's shared by the "Fn" key.

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Before performing numerous key combinations, try the simple thing of lightly tapping the "FN" or "Num Lock" 5 to 6 times. There may be a small particle of something logged under the key that you can loosen, move, or crush down. Do not bang the keys, just press normally. Next focus on the "Numlock" key which usually located with the "Print Screen" and "Pause" key on the top right of your keyboard. Press the "Numlock" key, then press a scrambled key to see if it's normal. Older model laptops may require you hold down at the same time, the "Ctrl-Shift-Numlock" keys. Newer models may require holding down the "Shift" key and pressing the "Numlock" key. Turn off the Function key with the following combinations. Hold down the "FN" key and hit the "Numlock", Hold down the "FN" key and hit the "Scroll" key and Hold down at the same time "Fn+F12+Num Lock"

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Are you typing on your laptop and notice the text has become illegible? What should be letters, have become numbers or symbols. This odd behavior can probably be explained be peering a little closer at your keyboard. Those little numbers on the keys. These numbers and symbols normally become active when you hold down the function key, usually labeled as the "FN" key. The "FN" key is similar to the Shift key, activating a second function assigned to a key. It can become active seemingly on it's own because a key is locked in the on position.

Before performing numerous key combinations, try the simple thing of lightly tapping the "FN" or "Num Lock" 5 to 6 times. There may be a small particle of something logged under the key that you can loosen, move, or crush down. Do not bang the keys, just press normally. Next focus on the "Numlock" key which usually located with the "Print Screen" and "Pause" key on the top right of your keyboard. Press the "Numlock" key, then press a scrambled key to see if it's normal. Older model laptops may require you hold down at the same time, the "Ctrl-Shift-Numlock" keys. Newer models may require holding down the "Shift" key and pressing the "Numlock" key. Turn off the Function key with the following combinations. Hold down the "FN" key and hit the "Numlock", Hold down the "FN" key and hit the "Scroll" key and Hold down at the same time "Fn+F12+Num Lock"

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Try pressing the FN blue button on your keyboard hold it down and then do the other keys this accesses the blue keys function by holding down the FN key while pressing the blue colored ones. Hopes this assists you. John

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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.
ur problem is solved.

dont forget to vote

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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.

Hope this helps :)
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had the same prob on my laptop which doesn't have a seperate number pad so all I needed to do was to press "Num lock".

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Hit "FN" and the "NUM Lock" key together to unlock it.

I believe thats the combination.

Let me know.

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