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Key board is not typing

The keyboard trys to type, but cant the num lock button beeps, but nothing else happens

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Re: Key board is not typing

Hi there.

Try going to the BIOS and testing the keyboard there to see what happens. You do this by tapping the F10 key at start up when you see the HP INVENT splash screen. (The key may be different just keep an eye on the screen and it will say Fx for setup), try using the up and down arrows here. If it works then it probably just a windows problem, reinstalling the drivers should fix that, if not, or you're not able to get to the BIOS, try a different keyboard and see what happens. If the external works but the internal keyboard fails to function, you maybe looking at a hardware problem from what you are describing. Let me know what happens and we'll go from there! :-)

Posted on Nov 30, 2007

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My HP Pavilion dv5-1004 nr when I type any letters it it just types numbers numerical. Ex. I type COMPUTER I get 12345678 Num loc is NOT on I have tried numerous version of the num lk..

For laptops that don't have a Num Lock key on the Key board, go to

You can pull up an onscreen KB that does have a Num Lock key and mouse click it....fixit
To open On-Screen Keyboard using your keyboard
  1. Display the Start menu by pressing Ctrl+Esc (or the Windows logo key). Move to All Programs by pressing P. Move to Accessories by pressing the Down Arrow key and then Enter. Press Enter again to move to Accessibility. Move to On-Screen Keyboard by pressing the Down Arrow key and then Enter.

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In my key board m button tyed show 0 why

You probably have Number-lock active, test and see; u = 4, i = 5, o = 6, j = 1, k = 2 and l = 3.

On the bottom left of your keyboard you should find a key marked Fn. On the top right of your keyboard you should find a key marked Num LK. While pressing the Fn key, press the Num LK key once. this should unlock the number keys and allow you to type letters again.

Good luck ;)

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Hi There. Not sure what key i've gone and pressed. The majority of the letters/numbers on my keyboard all work in first hand english but some of the keys where i have an option with a smaller blue number...

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I am having to hold down fn to get my keyboard to properly type letters i pressed num lock and it still isn't fixed.

go to start menue>
all programes>acccessories>accessibility
then on "screen keyboard"
there you will see the numlock button hilighted.
single click on num lock key.
ur problem is solved.

dont forget to vote

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