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Fn key problem with Gateway notebook

My Gateway notebook thinks that the Fn key is pressed when it is not, and it thinks the Fn key is not pressed when it is. Take the “k” key ,for example. This key also has a blue colored “2” on it, meaning I am supposed to get a “2” if I hold down the Fn key. Just the opposite occurs. If I do not hold down the Fn key, I get a “2”. If I do hold down the Fn key, I get a “k”. The fact that pressing or not pressing the Fn key changes the behavior of the “k” key, makes me think the Fn key is not stuck. It also does not look or feel stuck.

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Hey there, this is an easy fix, just press the num lock key:) let me know if for some reason that doesn't work

Posted on Jun 26, 2009

  • dave schwefel Oct 13, 2011

    thanks dude, I was stumped. Dave - with a durabook, Oct 12th. Thanks.

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    darkova123 Feb 16, 2014

    when i activate numlock i get numbers when i disactivate it,i get nothing, i only get the letters whhen i hold fn key to, plz help



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