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Embedded numeric keypad

I have a Acer Aspire 3610 laptop, that I cannot get the embedded numeric keypad to switch off. If I want to use the letters I need to hold the blue Fn key, otherwise the blue numbers on the top right of the keys show up instead. I have tried turning number lock on but then nothing shows up?

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Re: Embedded numeric keypad

To toggle the embedded numberic keypad Hold down the blue Fn (function) key and press NumLk. 

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Re: Embedded numeric keypad

Take it to the nearest repair shop where they will switch the key off because if you continue using it like that one of these days it may create a short circuit in your machine. 

Posted on Oct 24, 2007

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How can i lock the keypad?

Hi Eliza,
Enabling and disabling the embedded numeric keypad
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The "problem" is simply that there is a persistent toggle. If you press "Num Lk" (I've also seen it labeled "Pad Lk" for numeric Pad) it turns on the blue keys, and inverts the meaning of the "Fn" key - it's a way to use that embedded numeric keypad without having to hold down the "Fn" key the entire time.
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Press the Fn+Num Lk hotkeys to:

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turns off).

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You have turned on the Number Lock. This enables the number keypad that is embedded in the main keyboard. There is set of three lights to the right of the power button; the middle one indicates when the Num Lock is on or off on the keyboard. To toggle this on or off press and together. The key is between the and the at the lower left of the keyboard.

The user's manual is here: .

I hope this helps.

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Your computer is in keypad mode. To check, turn off your Num Lock. On my system that disables the embedded keypad. To fix, go into setup (usually F1, F2 or delete when booting). Somewhere you should find a setting for using the embedded keypad. Mine has two options, Fn Key Only and By Num Lock. Yours may be different. One activates the embedded keypad, which you are seeing. Try the other setting.

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My function key is on and i cant figure out how to turn it off


To use the embedded keypad

After pressing Fn+F8 to activate the numeric keypad, you must press the Lock key
(in the top row of the keyboard) to turn number lock on or off.
When number lock is on:
• Keys change to the numeric or arithmetic designations printed on the right side of the
keys in the numeric keypad area.
• The Num Lock status indicator is lit.
• To turn off the embedded keypad, press Fn+F8 again.

For further reference of usage of Function keys, check the HP manual:

Page number: 30/141



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