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Help when i press u/i/o/p/j/k/l/m. numbers or symbols come up instead unless i hold down fn. what have i done wrong as you can tell i am a novice

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    had the same problem - thank you!! Easy when you know how eh, was tearing my hair out!

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Everyone has to learn! Don't worry. Your NUM lock is one. You should see a light on the computer that looks like a little lock with a number in it (typically the number 9). If that's on, the number keypad in the center of your keyboard will act like a ten-key keypad that you see on the right side of large keyboards. Just hit the Num Lock button on the top right of your keyboard to turn it off.

Let us know how it turns out or if you have any more trouble. Keep learning! It's your best asset.

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Thanks ..... all the right.....

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