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Function is not turning off

I used an external usb keyboard, and after disconecting it from the laptop, when I try to use laptop's keybord, it will display the function or numbers from the butons. ei: O,P will display 8,9
It will display the letters if I hold the Fn button down and type

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  • Anonymous Mar 22, 2009

    after i disconnected the usb keyboard from my laptop acer 6935 the keyboard stays on a different mode...all my function keys are active.

  • Tash Sep 28, 2013

    thanks a ton guys!

  • Tash Sep 28, 2013

    oops wrong section... lol

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Try holding down the function key and hitting the numlock or scroll lock key, this is usually how you engage or disengage the laptops function keys on the keyboard . Most laptops have a light that will turn on and off when you do this, indicating that the funtion keys are in use.

Posted on Nov 03, 2009

  • Tash Sep 28, 2013

    wow i'm so happy my keyboard works again... silly kids lol

  • Tash Sep 28, 2013

    thanks a ton!! :)

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