Question about IBM ThinkPad T43p Notebook
This is the only keypad that is guaranteed by Lenovo to do what you want, no BIOS updates needed
If you want to keep using the no-name one then a BIOS update is mandatory and it's not guaranteed it will work even after it - some generic keypads use software hooks that must automatically trigger the Numlock on the main keyboard to function.
This is the latest available BIOS upgrade
Posted on May 27, 2011
Hi I see that you are having issue with the numlock key on oyur T43p Thinkpad machine.
You Mentioned that when you connect the 10-Key keypad it also activates the Numlock on your Laptops keyboard.
You never mentioned the external Number key pad Manufacturer, and is there a driver for it inside the box?
I see that the dilema is that when you conenct the 10key keypad it activates the numlock on the keyboard as you mentioned. you can deactivate that function when the 10key keypad is conencted by pressing down the FN key on your Laptop at the same time hold down the numlock key on the Laptop for at least 2 seconds to disable the numlock on the Laptop for the keys to run in normal mode.
But if you have a driver for the External keyboard then you can probably check if it has the option to enable or disable the numlock separately without changing the settings of your Laptop keyboard.
Then again the only way we do it in Lenovo is to press and hold down FN+numlock this always works for all our customer's.
I hope this helps you with your concern.
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Posted on May 27, 2011
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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.
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.
1 = Disable Num Lock.
2 = Numlock is turned ON after the logon.
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