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The keypad on my acer laptop types the 2nd function on the keys wen i type! so i have to hold down the Fn key in order to type the normal letters on the keys. cant seem to turn it off.

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Press the NumLK key and while holding press the blue Fn key then release both keys.By doing this you have now disable the 2nd funtion keys and your keyboard should funcion as normal.

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Try pressing the Fn, F12, and NumLock keys simultaneously. This should release the Fn lock.

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