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I vaccumed my keyboard and now it wont connect to internet. It is a dell keyboard. There is a padlovk symbol with A lit up. No fn key

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You should go to Control Panel
Click Network connections
Right click Local Area connection - Activate is Disabled
Right click Internet Connections - same, Activate is Disables
If everyting activated and still you don't have connection please comment, maybe can think on some otrhe options

Posted on Apr 30, 2015

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    DeeAnn Carter Apr 30, 2015

    My two options are internet options or network and sharing. The network and aharing takes me to screen that says iwner to internet (not connected). So i click on connect and it goes to broadband connection. i click connwct put in email and password (att uverse). Then it says failed. Ive done diagnose... and it doesnt find anything. It was work8ng fine until I cleaned my keyboard. I feel like if I new how to turn it off and on with a certain key it would fix it. I cant find anything that doesnt ask for a fn key. I dont have a fn key.

  • DeeAnn Carter
    DeeAnn Carter Apr 30, 2015

    Plug was out of the wall....fixed it! Sorry!



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OK, I've found a soliution! :) I've been diging the internet and many people are having the same problem, so it is a common problem however the soliution is very simple (in my case). The thing is that laptops does not has a saparated Num Pad, and numbers can be found on keys under F1-F12 row or/and (active with Fn key) on alphabetic keys uiopjkl;m/ and so on. But if there is a NumLk key on your keyboard, you can lock the Num Pad on alphabetic keys. Then you have to hold Fn key pressed to write letters.  Find the NumLk key and try to turn off the Num Pad :)
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hit shift and "Num Lk" at the same time. Num Lk is abov the F11 button on some Dell keyboards.

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Shut down your computer, remove AC power, remove the battery for about a minute. Put the battery back in, hold the power button for 30 seconds. This should reset it.

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