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Keyboard lock on the Num Lock and it won't move. I can not use the keyboard

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Just hit shoft 5 times and it'll turn on/off keyboard lock. trust me i use it to screw with mom all the time.

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Unlock number lock


On a laptop, the "Num Lock" key has a function slightly different than the one it performs on full-d desktop keyboards. Activating "Num Lock" on a laptop usually transforms a set of central keys, including many letters, into number keys, allowing typists used to entering numbers on a keypad to type efficiently. While on desktop keyboards "Num Lock" usually has a dedicated key, on laptops it often shares a key with another function on MacBooks, for example, it shares the "F6" key and you must hold down the "Shift" or "Fn" key to activate it.

Look for the "Num Lock" key on your laptop's keyboard. This is usually near the top of the keyboard. If the key says nothing on it except "Num Lock" if that's the only function the key performs you can just press it to activate the lock; a light will probably go on somewhere to indicate that "Num Lock" is on. If the key has multiple functions, you'll have to hold down a different key while pressing it. Hold down "Shift" and press "Num Lock" if the writing saying "Num Lock" appears above some other writing on the key, the way various symbols appear above the numbers on the keyboard's number row. Hold down "Fn" and press "Num Lock" if the writing saying "Num Lock" appears in a different color often light blue that's shared by the "Fn" key.

Feb 28, 2013 | Acer Aspire Computers & Internet

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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
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows-xp/help/on-screen-keyboard

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.

Feb 16, 2013 | Computers & Internet

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My numeral key are not working[123456789 right side of key bord]


Step 1:
On some laptops it may be difficult to locate and activate the "Num Lock" key. Depending on the laptop, it may be hidden as a function where you have to press two keys. Most of the time, a laptop keyboard is just like a full desktop computer keyboard and it has a "Num Lock" key on it. Most people do not realize the "Num Lock" key is on their laptop keyboard because it barely serves a purpose without a full numeric keypad.

Press the "Num Lock" key on the laptop at the top, right of the keyboard. Press the "Num Lock" key and the "Fn" key simultaneously if the above does not work. Press "Fn" and "F11" simultaneously on the keyboard to activate the "Num Lock" function. Some laptops, like Toshiba, do have a "Num Lock" key. The shortcut for G3 Mac laptops it is "F5," and on G4 Mac laptops it is "F6."

Feb 07, 2013 | Computers & Internet

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I cleaned my keyboard while turned on and now I cannot get my number pad to work, which buttons did I accidentally push to get to turn off and how can I get them back on.


Based on your description of the problem you're experiencing, it sounds like you most likely pressed the "NUM LOCK" key. If NUM LOCK was activated before you cleaned the keyboard and was accidentally pressed during cleaning, this key press would deactivate NUM LOCK, causing the number pad to stop responding. To reverse this, simply press NUM LOCK again. The NUM LOCK button is located right above the "7" key on the number pad (see picture below).

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Alternatively, since the setting determining whether NUM LOCK is activated when your computer is started is stored on your hard drive, you can try restarting the computer to revert back to an active NUM LOCK. Be sure to try this in case the first solution above does not work.

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Sep 06, 2011 | Maxi Switch Silitek SK 6000 Keyboard

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My number pad won`t work on my keyboard


Hi there!

Make sure that the num lock light indicator is on otherwise press Num Lock.

If it still fails, I believe you have a defective keyboard. If it is under the warranty, call the manufacturer's support.

Hope this helps!

May 08, 2010 | Logitech 967437-0403 Keyboard

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My asus keyboard is writing some keys as letters and others as numbers - tried restarting and no change (I am using a USB one now)


Hi,

It sounds like you have your Num lock on. To disable the Num Lock either just hit the Num Lock key (its usually on the top right hand side of the keyboard) or hold down Fn and then hit the Num Lock key.


If you need more assistance please post back.


Regards.

Jan 06, 2010 | ASUS 90-A4C1K1000 Keyboard

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Typing numbers instead of letters


Your keyboard has "extra" keys:
* print-screen / system-request
* scroll-lock
* pause / break
* num lock

Press that "num lock" key.
For a laptop keyboard, you may have to hold down the 'FN' key,
at the same time that you press "num lock", to enable/disable this function.

Jan 02, 2010 | Gateway 7001433 Keyboard

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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.

Sep 20, 2009 | Compaq Keyboard

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Number 9 inside a lock symbol on the keyboard and computer unresponsive


press num lock /num LK/scroll Lk.Find any of those key on your keyboard.it solve your problem.If .in Dell Latitude D600 the num lock/num Lk/scroll Lk is above F11 key.

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Jun 10, 2009 | Dell 0Y3740 Keyboard

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