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Left keypad inoperable - mostly

I've had more Compaq Presario PC for 13 months. A couple of months ago, I noticed that the right-hand numeric pad did not produce any digits in MSWord ro Excel. The numlock works and depressing the 5 produces the equivalent of a right mouse click menu. I can't seem to find anything to address this problem and restore functionality to those keys. I think I remember correctly that they used to work, so I thought perhaps someone hit one of those function keys and deactivated it. The tech support guy at the store thinks the kybd is shorted out and to get another. I'm still under warranty, so I could exchange for free. I'm running Windows XP. The keybd is a PS2 and a post-type connection to the back of the tower.

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  • chitra Nov 03, 2007

    Left keypad inoperable

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Already solved it, but thanx anyway.  It turned out that it was a setting problem.  So, a quick couple of clicks and it's as good as new.

Posted on Oct 23, 2007

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I would get a new one and go from there. Why play around with it?

Posted on Oct 23, 2007

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