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19 key Numeric keypad with 2 usb ports

I have plugged in the keypad to my laptop using the usb port. When I hit the numbers key while in MS Word Doc I don't see any keys apear on my screen however if I hit the minus, plus, *, etc. buttons those will register. I found that if i press and hold down the . and type the numbers will appear on the screen. Can you tell me how 2 get it off this setting? I enter payroll on my lap top and felt it would be easier and faster if I had this numeric key pad however this setting is not working for me.

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  • Anonymous Mar 16, 2014

    1237890 all work on this external keypad. 456 and 000 don't. Neither does the enter key. The odd thing is that yesterday all the numbers worked (enter still didn't). And the first time I plugged it in today, 456 worked, but 123 didn't. Any ideas why? Thank you!



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You better consult your hardware manual.

If there is no manual Try checking your regional language selection in control panel. Check your MS word configuration go to: Tools > Options Check your settings for keyboard or input device.

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Hold down the "Fn" blue key on your keyboard and the "F4" key at the same time. My "Fn" (function) key is next to the Ctrl key at the lower left hand side of my laptop keyboard. This will put numlocks on your keyboard. This is different than the numlock on the 10 key. Tha needs to be on as well. This made the Targus 10 key work for me. It's pluged into a USB port in my laptop. I hope this helps.

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