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Fn lock somehow is on on my DESKTOP with NO Fn button on the keyboard. My letters are typing Numbers....how do i turn this off??? WITHOUT using an Fn number????

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try To download the latest drivers for the keyboard that you are using, visit the following Microsoft hardware Web site: 
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If the issue occurs again, connect the keyboard to a different computer. If the keyboard functions correctly on a different computer, the port to which the keyboard was connected on the original computer may be damaged. If this is the case, contact your computer manufacturer to inquire about how to repair or replace the damaged port.
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Posted on Oct 04, 2008

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SOURCE: Keyboard Stuck in Function (Fn) Mode

To unlock number lock (numlk):

Depend on comp, but try pressing (at same time)
fn + f11
or
fn + Scroll/numlk (next to f12)
or
f12 + Scroll
or
f12 + Scroll + fn
or
ctrl + Shift + Scroll

or in BIOS there is a numlk option

Posted on Oct 24, 2008

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SOURCE: I can't type numbers using my numbers pad.

have you tried shift and num lock

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SOURCE: locked keyboard buttons

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:

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  2. Select the Keyboards and Languages tab.
  3. Click Change Keyboards .
    A Text Services and Input Languages window opens.
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  4. Click Add .
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  5. Select the keyboard(s) you want to use and click OK .
    Figure 5: Add input language: US Dvorak keyboard selected.
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    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.
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  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.
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  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: keyboard keys that have purple numbers are locked. Can't type.

Your "Num Lock" is on.
Look for the num lock key (it's similar to the "caps lock" key in function)
If the "num lock" is blue, you may have to hold a blue "fn" key when you press num lock

There's is probably a light at the top of the keyboard that'll tell you when num lock is on.

Posted on Sep 20, 2009

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