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Lenovo laptop not all keys work

Not sure of model no.........i have to hold down the function Fn key to get all my keys to work, if i dont i get numbers instead.

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  • neetu_e Mar 10, 2009

    i get the numbers insted of keys
    the keys which are working with fn key

  • Anonymous Apr 01, 2014

    Hello, disable touch pad from function key not working. When you go into the options of the touch pad control panel and turn it off from there, it is off. Buttons "FN" and "F6" work. I Installing drivers. What can I do? Work with windows 7.

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Take off NumLock

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