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The drivers may need updating and/or the keyboard selection was done incorrectly. Try to insert an EXTERNAL USB keyboard into the computer and if you have Normal Operations when typing on that keyboard; the problem is you keypad on the laptop. These can be replaced rather cheap $20-30.
There is no numlock key. The reason for that is because there is not a dedicated number pad like on most desktop keyboards. the numlock key specifies using the numbers on the pad, or the arrows and alternate functions of the keypad.
Best price i could find for you is at a site called AttBatt.com. Here's a link to the page with your battery: Compaq Presario V5201 battery. The price at the time i'm writing this is $80.99 US with free shipping within the United States. Best of luck with your computer!
If I'm not wrong you're using windows XP right ??? IF so no other choice cause the firmware of your hardware is design for Vista.Actually if in the case I said, then what you can really do is downgrade your firmware by downloading the old version from the othe model.But again if you want to use Vista...again problem.
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.