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My advent laptop has no num lock and when i type i have to hold down the 'fn' key ? i need to find a solution for this asap :)

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Use the FN Lock this will aloow you to release the FN key, but all the FN functions will be active. Do you NOT have a Num lock or is it not working?

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On a laptop, the "Num Lock" key has a function slightly different than the one it performs on full-d desktop keyboards. Activating "Num Lock" on a laptop usually transforms a set of central keys, including many letters, into number keys, allowing typists used to entering numbers on a keypad to type efficiently. While on desktop keyboards "Num Lock" usually has a dedicated key, on laptops it often shares a key with another function on MacBooks, for example, it shares the "F6" key and you must hold down the "Shift" or "Fn" key to activate it.

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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.
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I am having to hold down fn to get my keyboard to properly type letters i pressed num lock and it still isn't fixed.


go to start menue>
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single click on num lock key.
ur problem is solved.

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