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Dell Laptop - Keyboard "Fn" is causing problems!

I can't sign in to use my Dell Laptop. It seems that the blue "Fn" is activated. When I sign in I get the blue numbers vs. letters. How do I inactivate the "Fn". Help?

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I think it is not the Fn key but the NumLock that is activated. Look for the key labeled NumLk , this is the number lock. Also check if the light on the notbook with a number (usually number 1) is on. If it is on, yo must deactivate the numlock by pressing it again. It works in toggle mode. Sometimes the numlock is activated together with the shift key, sometimes with the function key.

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On my Dell, I have to press Shift and Num Lock, that solved it for me!

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Posted on Feb 28, 2011

What worked for me was to press and hold the Num Lk key FIRST and while holding it down, press the blue Function key. This allowed me repeatedly to switch back and forth. Doing the reverse did not work for me.

Posted on Oct 31, 2008

MY FN BUTTON IS REMOVED..HOW DO I PUT IT BACK!!

Posted on Oct 13, 2008

Hold down fn and press num lock represented on your keyboard as Num Lk it worked for me

Posted on Jun 29, 2008

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