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My problem is with the keyboard. I seem to have locked the keys somehow. How do i get the keyboard to work properly again for lowe caser typing? I'm not sure what to press to do so. My acer laptop is acer aspire 5600 series.

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Greetings,

Look for the Caps Lock key and press it once, try typing again.

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Posted on Jul 03, 2008

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When I type on my keyboard on my computer numbers are popping up instead of letters


Press the Start key + R.

type osk in that box and hit enter

On this keyboard, try toggling numlock scrolllock and capslock a few times.

Also, try this too: Fn+Numlk or depending of the model, press the button or Fn + Shift +Numlk


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Try this. Press the Start key + R. type osk in that box and hit enter On this keyboard, try toggling numlock scrolllock and capslock a few times

or

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.

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\
Control Panel\
Keyboard\

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.

0 = Num Lock is turned OFF after the logon.
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