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My laptop keyboard has the blue numbers instead of the regular letters--how do i get it back to normal+ i do not know where the num lock key is on my latitude e5500

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You may have clicked on the "function key" click on ths key and the numlock key and you should be back to normal

Posted on Oct 07, 2010

  • farmgirl4848 Jun 20, 2011

    how about telling us where the function key is and the numlock key is

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Medion notebook typing normally. getting numbers instead of letters


Examine your keyboard to ensure your "Number Lock" key is not activated.

This activation is indicated by the key being lit up.


If the key is activated, press it to deactivate the lock.

The number lock key will deactivate an entire segment of your keyboard


Start, click Run, and type regedit to open the Windows registry editor.

In the registry, open the below folders.

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Within the keyboard folder, you should have a string value named "InitialKeyboardIndicators" with a value of 0, 1, or 2. Below is the explanation of each of these values.

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Hi!
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Sounds like the keyboard is in NUM LOCK mode

They keys map like this:

7 8 9 = 7 8 9
u i o = 4 5 6
j k l = 1 2 3
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Look for the NUM LOCK key on your keyboard.

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There is a blue key usually you have to hit FN then that key maybe the f4??
another quick fix is to connect a regular keyboard to the laptop and simply hit the num lock key

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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.

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Hi,
Your number lock is on, look on the top right of the keyboard for a key marked "Num Lock" (can sometimes be coloured blue), hit that key once and your keyboard will return to normal.



Regards.

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Hi,
You have your Num Lock on, look for the Num Lock key (should be located in the top right of the keyboard) press that key and your keyboard will return to normal.
Sometimes you have to hold down Fn or shift when you press the Num Lock key.



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Let Number key stay off then you could use normal 1234567890 that is between QWERTYUIOP and F1-F12

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You need to press the NUM Lock key.
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