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Keyboard keys that have purple numbers are locked. Can't type.

The keyboard keys that have purple numbers are locked. I am unable to type letters on these keys, only the numbers. How do I unlock? I have a NEC Versa P8210 laptop. I have had to use my desktop computer to send this message? Thanks.

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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.

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Hold th "Fn" key down and press F11 on your keyboard, the light should go off and you should be back to normal.

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Hold the SHIFT & NUMLOCK keys on your laptop and it should fix the problem.
Or on some laptops: Hold Fn + Num Lock

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