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Keyboard Fn key

I have aspire 5630
some keys act as if the Fn key is pressed
it is not jammed i checked and another proof is that some other keys work normally and i have to press Fn to get them to do their other functions -such as lower volume-
it's really annoying because all the following keys do not work normally
instead when i press them i get


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Re: keyboard Fn key

Try hooking up and external key board see if that works ok, and if it does you may want to try to find a new or used key board for your laptop. The key board may be shot, It should be fairly easy to change to a new board, Hopefully That will help you diag. the problem..

Posted on Jan 06, 2008

Re: keyboard Fn key

I have just managed to solve the problem I think. Try using the Fn key to turn off the number lock -- Hold down "Fn" and tap "F11". It seems number lock is on by default in some situations!
I found that pressing F12 & the Num lock / Scroll lock key beside it toggles the FN lock on and off on my laptop.
Hope that's helpful as it was driving me nuts for a while

Posted on Feb 10, 2008

Re: keyboard Fn key

If yo have scrol lock turn it of, it worked for me

Posted on Feb 10, 2008

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Re: keyboard Fn key

I have an Acer TravelMate 5720 that was running Windows XP.

I replaced the hard drive and installed Windows 7 Pro.

Now the built-in keyboard has Fn enabled when it boots.
The number keys are active in the middle of the keyboard (J,K,L, etc)
But pressing Fn-F11 changes the number keys into arrow/home/end/pgup/pgdn keys!

An external keyboard works properly.

I put the old XP hard drive in again and everything works great.

Posted on Jan 29, 2010

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did you spill some thing on the key board before???
try to see if there is something stuck under neath the keys.
other than that you need ot replace the keyboard.

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