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My NUM LOCK doesn't work after the motherboard has been replaced....it's an acer 7720

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  • sewalstad Jun 14, 2008

    It's a laptop computer...and on the acer support page...it is common in this computer and 3 other acers for the num lock keys not to work after the motherboard has been replaced.....but I still have warrenty on it, so I will be making the 5 hour trip to the nearest best buy and have them fix it....but thank you for your time, I appreciate it! It's just not the num lock it's the whole 10 key side (the numbers, the +,-,*,/,enter, pageup...etc,etc...). But thank you for trying....

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Have you tried a different keyboard? to ensure that it is infact not just the keyboard having a broken key? as the num lock feature has little to nothing as i would see it to do with *********** board? its a standard keyboard thing.. i guess there could be a bios setting? but i would say try that keyboard on a different computer then try another keyboard on your computer? and then let me know - thanks nate

Posted on Jun 13, 2008

  • Nathan Ayers
    Nathan Ayers Jun 13, 2008

    it some how blocked out "the motherboard". thats a first.

  • Nathan Ayers
    Nathan Ayers Jun 14, 2008

    well then why did you put it under pc desktops and you give me a thanks for trying. should have a thanks for wasting my time. next time itd be better to identify everything that you stated on your second comment.

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