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10 key numbers on laptop will not shut off unless i hold th fn

Gateway laptop, built in 10 key is on and we are not sure how to turn it off

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Have you tried pressing Number Lock? The key may be labeled "Num Lock". If the Number Lock key is labeled with a different color than the letter keys, you may have to hold the corresponding colored key (like Fn or something) while pressing the Num Lock key.

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