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When I type numbers are being displayed instead of letters. I was told that my FN key may be stuck, but I can't seem to find the FN key.

Where is the FN key on my HP mini laptop?

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  • latasha_spla May 27, 2009

    Thank you but what I'm finding is I have to press te fn button after each letter. Wha do I do now?

  • latasha_spla May 27, 2009

    LOL!!! Thank you,

    I did what you suggested above and it locked me out of my pc. IT was the F6 key but it wouldn't allow me to press that so I could get back in & I the numbers are still coming up. I guess you say....what a mess.... LOL!!!



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The FN key is the key just to the left of the HP key. It says Fn

Posted on May 27, 2009

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    Art Ellison May 27, 2009

    Oh--You press the Fn key and, I think, the F11 key (anyway, one of the special function keys that actually performs the locking of the Fn key). I think most laptops use the Fn plus the Special function11, that's why I suggested it.
    The easiest way is to open a notepad document and try the various combinations. Because the keys are so small, the icon that is printed on them sometimes is not really clear.

  • Art Ellison
    Art Ellison May 27, 2009

    If all else fails, throw it against the wall! At least that's what I want to do sometimes.
    Usually a reboot or, to clear the memory, unplug it and remove the battery and restart usually works.
    Don't you just hate it when that happens?



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