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Locked keyboard buttons

My keyboard is locked and when typing i have to press the fn button for normal letters to be typed how do i unlock it How do i unlock the key lock for FN keys when i go to type the letter k it types a 2 when i type the letter u it types 4 and so on

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If the wrong characters appear when you are typing or you are trying to use a keyboard that is different than the one that came with the computer, use the following steps to synchronize Windows to the type of keyboard you have:

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  2. Select the Keyboards and Languages tab.
  3. Click Change Keyboards .
    A Text Services and Input Languages window opens.
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  4. Click Add .
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  5. Select the keyboard(s) you want to use and click OK .
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    The new keyboard is added to the list of available keyboards and a keyboard icon appears on the system tray, allowing you to switch between the keyboard that you want to use with the mouse.

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  7. Click OK . You can now use the new keyboard. If you find that the new keyboard works well and you do not want to use the other keyboard, repeat these steps and Remove the keyboard that you do not want from the General tab of the Text Services and Input Languages window.

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My keyboard is locked ,how do i unluck it

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You need to find the special function key that, when used with the Fn key, locks the Fn function on. On my keyboard it's the F11 key.
Press the Fn key and that key and your keyboard will return to normal.

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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.

This is due to the fact that the digital lock is activated. To solve this, simply press the Fn+Numlk or depending of the model, press the button or Fn + Shift +Numlk

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Locked keyboard buttons


You need to find the special function key that, when used with the Fn key, locks the Fn function on. On my keyboard it's the F11 key.
Press the Fn key and that key and your keyboard will return to normal.

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When I type a letter I i get 5 or 6 not the letter??


You've probably got number lock activated / deactivated. This is especially common if you're using a laptop computer. Look for the "Num Lock" button on your keyboard and try pressing it. If you're using a laptop and the Num Lock button is a different color, you might need to hold another key "Fn", Shift, Cntrl, etc while pressing "Num Lock".

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Depend on comp, but try pressing (at same time)
fn + f11
or
fn + Scroll/numlk (next to f12)
or
f12 + Scroll
or
f12 + Scroll + fn
or
ctrl + Shift + Scroll

or in BIOS there is a numlk option

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