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Number lock when booting and using password with letter o in it keyboard works fine,after booting in any application, word, notepad, etc the letter p comes up as * lettter o as 6 etc.have tried everything I can think of. same result. However when unit is connecter to docking station with external keyboard both keyboard work fine. Any ideas, all help is greatly appreciatedLarry

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Re: number lock

The laptop is switching numlock on, you need to disable this in the laptops BIOS

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