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Well my advent 5401 laptop sometimes turns on scroll lock on its own so i cant use half the keyboard unless i turn scroll lock off its not a major problem but if some1 knows if i might be pressing a button without realising because normally you have to use a function key combo so i dont think it could be that

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Check your bios and see if there's anything related to the scroll lock. I've seen that happen in the past and the solution was simply in the bios.

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Hi,

It would be uncommon for a laptop not to have a function key, Fn. This would be normally located somewhere bottom left of the keyboard often after the CTRL key and/or before the Windows key. Further, it is often required to press the Fn key + F? key where the F? would be one of the F keys with the small monitor icon.

Hope this be of initial help/idea. Pls post back how things turned up or should you need additional information. Good luck and kind regards. Thank you for using FixYa.

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  1. Boot up the computer into the setup
  2. Press 'ALT' and 'F' at the same time
  3. Turn 'NUM LOCK', 'SCROLL LOCK' and 'CAPS LOCK' on. (Make sure the lights on the keyboard are on.)
  4. Press 'ALT' and 'P' at the same time. The bios should now be reset to the factory settings.
Hope my info solves your problem.....
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Is itunes the only program that won't burn discs? Try WMP. Also you can actually authorize up to 5 computers for your iTunes account so as long as you do that you wont lose your stuff

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