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The number and symbols #keys are mixed up also when i type #k this is w]hat I get? please help, ,
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: number lock won't turn on
When enabled, this allows the user to type numbers by pressing the keys on the number pad, rather than having them act as up, down, left, right, page up, end, and so forth.
in bios is where you can set number lock to enable at start up
so restart and enter set up(bios) and change it to lock numbers at start up
if you need more help just let me know
Posted on Oct 23, 2008
It sounds like your keyboard is starting to go. Try plugging a usb keyboard and using that. If your keyboard needs replacing, it may be around $50, but that will depend.
Posted on Mar 18, 2009
have you or anyone spilt liquid on the keyboard?
do you regularly clean your keyboard?
sorry for the obvious questions but you would be suprised how much chaos it could cause....
here are a few checks for you to do (if you can use a usb keyboard)
1) clean your keyboard of moisture, dirt and grime
2) check your antivirus to do a scan to ensure that the keyboard drivers havent been corrupted by a virus
if still the same then:
3)remove the keyboard and look for corrosion on all pins and/or conectors (corrosion will be a greenish/white color)
if corrosion is found then use a solution (cheapest being vinegar) to clean the pins and/or conectors
if still the same then your keyboards driver maybe corrupt, if so then download the driver from dell's driver site and install, after the instilation do a create restore point or back up your drivers (id put them on a dvd r disk myself) and keep them for future reference.
if this doesn't sort out the problem then it's definately a hardware failure, which means fail......
hope you sort the problem out soon....;-)
Posted on Apr 27, 2009
It sounds like the Num Lock is on.
Depending on the make of the laptop there is a few different ways to turn it off.
Either just hit the Num Lock key and see if it goes off, hold down Fn and hit the Num Lock key or hold down the shift key and hit the Num Lock key.
Posted on Sep 22, 2009
On these keyboards, the non colored symbols are typed by holding down the shift key and tapping the symbol. If you want to type the colored key, then you have to hold down the Alt Gr key and tap the colored symbol key.
Posted on Jan 13, 2010
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