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Keyboard problem My nephew did smth wrong, now I cannot write the letters " U,I,O,J,K,L,..." when I try to ... 1-2-3-4-5-6- .... appears Altgr - shift - strg buttons did not solve ..... please help .... !

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  • nahm Jul 28, 2008

    I just got my IBM T40 Notebook. I created a logging password. I was told to restart the machine for changes to take effect. afterter restarting, in typing my password, I realized that keys j, k, l, m, u, i, o, and p give these #s 1,2,3,0,4,5,6, and * respectively. Now I can not log on my laptop. Please help me.



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Owelcome to fixya

a laptop has a fn key hit fn+numlk

this should turn numlock off

if this does not help let me know

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