Some of the lettr keys on my laptop have numbers on them, the letters u,i, and o have the numbers 4,5, and 6. when i hit the keys i get the numbers instead of the letters. I have tryed to fix but nothing has worked sos far. Can you help me please.
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You may have hit a certain combination of keys on your Gateway laptop and turned on the NumLock function accidentally. The result is that the rectangle of keys from the 7 key down to the question mark key have become a number-entry keypad. Worse, Gateway manuals don't discuss this function.
Hold down the "Fn" key on the bottom row of the keyboard, and press the "NumLk" key. Type the letters UIO. If they come out as numbers, move on to the next step. Hold down the "Fn" key and press the "F11" key. Type the letters UIO. If they come out as numbers, move on to the next step. Hold down the "Fn" key and press the F11 key and "Scroll Lk" key simultaneously. Type the letters UIO. If they come out as numbers, move on to the next step. Hold down the "Fn" key and press the "F9" key. Type the letters UIO. If they come out as numbers, move on to the next step. Hold down the "Fn" key and press the "Scroll Lk" key. Type the letters UIO. They should come up as letters. If none of these help, then it's probably a keyboard malfunction and you'll need to get it repaired.
NUMBER LOCK You have press the NumLk key (number lock) and this changes the right hand keys to a number pad. Press the NumLk key (also doubles as the ScrLk key to toggle the Number lock). it is near the F12 function key. When the NumLk has been enabled a LED light is turn on to indicate this function has been selected. Press the NumLk key again to turn off the Number Lock.
You more then likely have the number lock on look for a key that has a num lock(or numlk) on it if its a laptop it is more then like the letter key that has numbers on them. look for a key on the lower left hand side of the key board that has fn on it hold that key down and then press the key that has num lock or num lk on it and that should fix the problem.
Would these be keys that can also be used to enter numbers? do they have numbers on them as well as letters ? If so I'm thinking that there is some sort of Num. Lock activated (perhaps via an FN key ?) Can you tell us more about the laptop, make and model ?