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Keyboard locked My 10 key locks when I am using a wireless connection and I can't use the computer unless I attach a keyboard which is not always convenient

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Replace it. Keyboards are cheap and easy to replace.

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  2. Step 2 Save all open programs using your mouse. Use your mouse to restart your computer. This will only work if your computer isn't frozen. If your mouse doesn't move, press the power button on your Dell until the computer turns off. Press it again to restart. If the issue was lack of memory or a locked program, this will unlock your keyboard. Continue to Step 3 if the keyboard is still locked.
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  5. Step 5 Reconnect the power adapter or AC cord. Start your computer.
  6. Step 6 If your keyboard is still locked on a Dell desktop, disconnect the keyboard. Restart your computer and reconnect the keyboard after the system boots. Allow your operating system to recognize and reinstall the keyboard.

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Not a big problem...

You probably have an external keyboard attached to the laptop at some point yes?

Easiest way to fix is attach an external keyboard and disable # lock.

Or on your keyboard.. use the FN key and hold it while you press the key on your laptop that has NUM or # on it. Look at the lights on the laptop to see if NUM LOCK is enable.

best wishes.

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