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My keyboard is stuck on a uper case that maes me have to hold down the fn key while i am typing How do i turn this off ??

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  • kinlevi Jun 25, 2008

    this is not a cap lock problem if you know the Armada e500 there is a key at the bottom of the key bord on the left the fist key and when this upper case is on you can hold this key down to type

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If the caps lock is not working you need to replace the keyboard. Assuming you know what the caps lock key is and does. If you don't respond and I'll explain it.

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