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Laptop keyboard is keying irratic numbers and letters

1 in a box has appeared on my laptop display and incorrect keys are appearing.

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  • Ben Wabnick
    Ben Wabnick May 11, 2010

    Hit the Num Lk key and it should go away and the keys will work properly.






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Hi there.
Just hit the NumLock key on the top right hand side of the keyboard and it should return to normal.

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Posted on May 27, 2009

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