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Keyboard is locked into Fn mode and doesn't type letters on the right side

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Re: Keyboard is locked into Fn mode and doesn't type...

You need to press FN and NumLk together (NumLk on some laptop keyboards is either F11 or F12)

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Re: Keyboard is locked into Fn mode and doesn't type...

Interesting that I have one laptop/external keyboard combination that separates the numlock function, i.e. I can use the number pad on the external and the letters on the laptop easily, and I have a new laptop/external combo where the numlock works in sync. I sure prefer to have numlock work separately. I've tried using 0,1, and 2 on the registry (and restarting), but no luck

Posted on Nov 10, 2008

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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:

  1. Click Start c01311982.gif , and type region into the Start Search field.
  2. Select the Keyboards and Languages tab.
  3. Click Change Keyboards .
    A Text Services and Input Languages window opens.
    Figure 3: Change Keyboard button
  4. Click Add .
    Figure 4: Add button
  5. Select the keyboard(s) you want to use and click OK .
    Figure 5: Add input language: US Dvorak keyboard selected.
    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.
    Figure 6: Keyboard tray icon
  6. From the Text Services and Input Languages window, select the new keyboard in the list and click Move up until it is first in the list. This makes it the default keyboard.
    Figure 7: Move up button
  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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SOURCE: my grandaughter was pushing buttons on my laptop

Look closely at the keys on your keyboard.
There's one key that enables/disables "NUMBER PAD" mode.
Press that key.

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My laptop is only typing the numbers that appear on the letter keys. For example when I hit the letter J, it types a number 1. When I hit the letter k key, it types a 2, etc. How do I get it to go back...

Usually you have to hold the "Fn" key to get to these. Look for a "NumLock" key to turn this off. You may need to use the "Fn" key to select numlock.

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please check for a the ( Fn) key which is found next to the left side ctrl marked by a blue colour. cleck to see if this is jammed as only by holding the fn key down will the alphabets change to numerical. If the fault is persisting again open your keyboards settings and check for default settings. Also try to reinstall the drivers or else restore you computer to an earlier good restore point by clicking on control panel, select back up /restore. I hope this clears your fault. Good day.

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It sounds like you have the num lock switched on, most laptop keyboards are too small to have a separate numeric keypad so use the letter keys on the right side of the keyboard for this. (you should note numbers as well as the expected letters on the face of these keys).

To turn off the num lock, hold down the Fn key and press Ins. (located top right of the keyboard).

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Hi, I've got 2 eeepcs, with identical problems,

When the RH side of the keboard types numbers instead of letters then the Num Lock (number lock) key has been pressed.
Press the Num Lock Key again to return to letters again, usually this is usually done by pressing the Fn key plus and probably the Scroll keys, this key will be also marked NumLk, and there will be a LED light that will indicate when the number lock is on.

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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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ok in the keyboard there is fn right. Hold FN+Number lock (num lk) then it should transfer back to letters

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The problem could be that you have the Fn key on the lower left side of the keyboard remains depressed. Also try switching off the Num Lock . That should solve the problem.

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