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Try another keyboard if that dont work you keyboard controller in the computer is gone out and the motherboard would need to be replaced. Keyboards are not hit and miss they work or they do not work in this case is a easy soluton try another keyboard I hope this helps you.

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How do I enable a compaq laptop's keys


Compaq Presario computers provide users with a row of function keys for added keyboard functionality. Function keys can serve a dual purpose as well.
Function keys are located at the top of Compaq Presario keyboards.
By learning how function keys work on a Compaq Presario you can take advantage of time saving keyboard shortcuts.Purpose
Use function keys to access menus, save changes and create shortcut keys.
Various applications, including Microsoft Office, allow you to select a function key as a shortcut key for running specific tasks. These settings are usually found under the Tools, Settings or File menu.
Each Compaq Presario computer has twelve function keys.
The most common used keys are "F2," "F8," "F10" and "F12."
The first three are used mainly to access and use the Compaq BIOS. "F12" is used to access a set of run from options during the boot process.

How to Access
Access function keys on a Compaq Presario by pressing any of the keys on the top row of the keyboard. Access the key's dual purpose by first pressing the "Fn" key located on the bottom row of keys.
Use function keys as shortcut keys by pressing them anytime while in the desired application. Remember, you must set them as shortcut keys first.
Note that some programs may already have certain function keys set as shortcuts.
Open menus and view the shortcut keys beside each menu item before setting your own shortcuts.


Dual Uses Each function key has a dual use. Press "Fn" plus the desired function key for the key's other use.
Below each function number is a small picture within a square or rectangle.
This dictates the dual use. "F1" opens help and support. "F2" serves as a printer shortcut.
Open your homepage by pressing "F3."
If you use dual monitors, switch between monitors by using "F4." "F5" puts your computer in stand-by mode.
Quickly lock your computer by pressing "F6." "F7" and "F8" adjust the screen's contrast.
Play and pause your music in Windows Media Player or other default media player by using "F9."
Press "F10" to stop playing media. Skip ahead or rewind media by using "F11" and "F12."

Other "Fn" Keys

In addition to function keys, the "Fn" key is also provides other keys with a dual use.
Any key with a small square on the key has a dual purpose such as the "scroll," "insert" and "delete" buttons.
Since laptop keyboards have no number pads, certain keys serve as the number pad by pressing the "Fn" key.



Jan 08, 2012 | Compaq Computers & Internet

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Need to find list/definitions of "function Keys"


Please open this LINK, scroll down to page no. 2-5 i.e. the section with "To use the Function Hot Keys Fn". There you'll find the details about the functional function keys of your compaq. It seems your function key i.e. Fn key is activated, to deactivate, press and hold down the Fn key while you tap the Numlock key once.

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Feb 26, 2011 | Compaq Computers & Internet

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How do i use my special features buttons, the ones in blue, do i use the FN button to access them? pls help, as i would like to use them when i type in portuguese.


The [FN] key is the function key for accessing special features that are pre programmed into the key board. I am not sure if they will assist you in typing portuguese as most deal with brightness, monitor selection, cd start and stop and such, at least on my key board they do. Typically the functions they provide are indicated by symbols that are boxed or circled on the normal keys.

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Keying numbers instead of letters whun num lock on


Check 2nd Function keys. The problem you describe is normally a Fn +numlock keystroke on most systems

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Shift key mal function


Your problem is very superior. it is hard ware problem. take this to the hardware shope. otherwise you can use external key board. this is good and simple way. thank you

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Numper pad usase on compaq persario Note book PC


You need to get into your SETUP routine and enable NUMPAD function

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Key board functions


the backward slash is under the question mark key

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Compaq v2000 function key not working?


To check system board, connect external keyboard and see if all keys function normally. If the external works OK, check connections on laptop keyboard, making sure contacts are clean and fully seated in the ZIF socket If the external fails to function properly it is the system board. LINK check page 66 of 238

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Compaq Presario 2500 PC NoteBook


they is a fn key and a video like symbol on the top keys press that

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