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The fn key has been activated by default

My laptop Keboard is not working properly.By default the Function key is activated and when i am pressing the function key then its working like noraml keybord.] Problem like: - I want to press k then its coming 2 but when i am pressing k with Fn key then k is coming... I am using Acer Travelmate 2420,,,,,So,plz tel me how to solve this problem..

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You need to restart (to enter in BIOS) your computer to change this.
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If you post exact type of laptop i can see what bios you have, but you can look for yourself for it.

If a bios screen (may be unknown to you) appear then find Function Key Behavior select Multimedia Key First or Function Key First.

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In my Toshiba, there is an overlaid numeric pad that can be activated by pressing Fn +F11. Once the sequence is pressed the F11 key led remains lit, and the overlay active. Pressing the F11 key restores the normal keyboard. Fn+Num Lock does not do anything.
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The fn key is the function key. I am sure that helps a ton. The fn key works like a shift key, changing the buttons marked fn, like volume, screen brightness, etc. The use is that you press and hold the function key, and press teh function button and then release both.
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If you Are writing numbers instead of letters when you press the keyboard of your laptop and you must hold down the Function key (Fn) to write normally.

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Hope This Helps
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