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Keypad problem: abcdefgh51230n6*qrst4vwxyz

My daughter ran her hands over a lot of keys quickly and now my keyboard does not work properly, here is what happen when I try to type the alphabet:


can it be fixed?

a big thank you

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  • Karine1979 Feb 28, 2008

    I called IBM and it was fixed by simply pressing numlock and shift!

  • Anonymous May 21, 2009

    I had the same problem, and it was the num lock, so a huge thanks too!

  • lccpvidasol
    lccpvidasol Oct 27, 2012

    tanks help same problem karine 1979

  • katherinedaw
    katherinedaw Jan 26, 2014

    i had the same problem what i found fixed it was to hold the power off button for a min

  • reji shaji
    reji shaji Mar 15, 2014

    i had the same problem, and i put the numberlock off ; the problem went away.. thanks for sharing...


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I pressed the number lock and the problem went away.
Thanks for sharing your solution.

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I had the same problem of keypad... i thought it's it is solved by the solution given above... by just pressing fn+NumLkthaks a lot...

Posted on Apr 12, 2012

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    Bikash Kumar Feb 07, 2016

    reaaly it helped pressing fn + nums lock a more number of times....By the way thank you a lot....Khushbu Goyal


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Depends what type of keyboard it is. Try giving it a good shake.

or banging it on the botttom.

Might be worth prising the keys off and vacuuming underneith them

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Obg deu certo mesmoooo

Posted on Aug 17, 2012

For me it was the num lock key indeed! thanks! i thought i had a virus!

Posted on Nov 08, 2008

Its the numblock key, I just did that

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  • ywest5 Jan 08, 2011

    WOW I couldn't believe someone else had the same problem as me !! Thank you for your help it was the number lock but I have a labtop and I had a had time finding the number lock key I had to push the scroll key which is the number lock key but first I had to push a key that has the letters Fn on it in the bottom left hand corner. Thank you so much for your help!!!

  • harsha Aug 07, 2012

    Ooops, its unbelivable for me...i was so upset for last 5 days as my 10 month kid made dis hustle for me on my keyboard, my BIG THANKS to you, my problm solved easily with NUMLOK

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    Barbara Ives Quincy Sep 02, 2012

    i cant find the num lock key


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