One of the key-tops (the '2') on the numeric keypad has come off. I can't spot anything that is broken, but haven't been able to find a procedure that puts it back on to stay. I've tried installing the white under-clips then pressing the cover in place-- no go. I've tried leaving the under-clips attached to the key cover and then manipulating the key top assembly into place-- no go.
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Re: Reinstalling a key cover
I know these can be a bit frustrating, but you're just going to have to keep working with it untill it snaps in properly. Unfortunately there is no diagram for these, if you're unsure that you have it together right, I suggest taking another key off to see exactly how it goes together.
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1.Hold Fn (bottom left corner key on your keyboard beside "Ctrl") and press F11 key once (or find symbol that looks like "lock with number 1 inside" )
2. Find key on your keyboard called "NumLock" and press once.
your laptop should have a blue FN key (Function) that will work in conjunction with other blue keys on teh keyboard. most laptops this is located in the lower left, next to the ctrl key. Look to the right top on your keyboard for a one labeled numlk. hold down teh left FN key and tap the right num lk key and you just turned off the numbers lock.
There is another option that is a little more intense - if interested let me know that laptop type you have.
After pressing Fn+F8 to activate the numeric keypad, you must press the Lock key (in the top row of the keyboard) to turn number lock on or off. When number lock is on: • Keys change to the numeric or arithmetic designations printed on the right side of the keys in the numeric keypad area. • The Num Lock status indicator is lit. • To turn off the embedded keypad, press Fn+F8 again.
For further reference of usage of Function keys, check the HP manual:
The Numeral Lock mode is turned on by pressing the key named "NUM LOCK" which is usually located on the top of the number keypad (on far right side of keyboard).
However, laptop keyboards are different. Most laptops do not have a separate numeral keypad set. Those laptops usually use a blue (or other color-coded) "Fn" key, on the bottom left. You must press that Fn key at the same time as the "Num Lock" key of same colr. Then a light comes on to indicate the mode change, and some alpha-numeric keys on the keyboard now become your numeral keypad. On mine, it is 789, UIO (456), JKL (123) and M (which is zero).
If this is too confusing, you can plug in a cheap full size desktop keyboard, using the USB or PS2 port on your laptop. That is what I prefer, because the funky integrated dual-key deal interferes with all the touch-typing I learned 37 years ago.