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IBM T40 Keyboard Question

My dad has an IBM T40 laptop. Somehow he entered a combination of keys and now when he types certain letters he's getting the number associated with the key. What's the keystroke to fix this?

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  • gaw4822 Oct 13, 2008

    I have T43, I tried solution but now my keyboard is totally tying commas when I hit space key and 4 when I hit K. I can't log on. I already rebooted to go back to defaults but it didn't work. I can't use Word at all

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Numlock is the keystroke to fix your problem.

Posted on Oct 14, 2007

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My laptop is vaio VPCW125AA and I have the same problem but since it is a notebook the Scrlk and the Numlk are saparated what can I do , please help

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You have to press the Shift key and the ScrLk key at the same time. The ScrLk key has NumLk written above it in smaller letters.

Posted on Mar 06, 2008

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Can't get past lock code


Laptop computers have the advantage being portable and self-contained, but among their drawbacks is a keyboard without a separate number keypad. While for most applications number keypads are unnecessary, they can be useful for data entry. Laptops sometimes provide a number keypad by giving certain keys double duty, allowing them to enter numbers rather than letters when a "Number Lock" setting is turned on. Number Lock, however, can get turned on accidentally, or enabled by an operating system by default, which can really mess up your typing. If typing "M" ends up displaying a "0" on your screen, Number Lock is probably the problem.

Try to locate the function key. On a T-series ThinkPad, it's in the lower left hand corner. It should be labeled "Fn," and the lettering may be blue, green or red instead of white. If your laptop lacks a "Fn" key, use the "Shift" key for Step 3 below instead. Locate the key labeled with "NmLk". On a T-series ThinkPad it shares a key with "ScrLk" which sits on the very top row between the "PrtSc" and "Pause" keys. On other IBM laptops, the "NmLk" key might share a key with "Delete." While holding down the "Fn" key or the "Shift" key, depending on your model, press the "NmLk" key. This should turn off Number Lock and restore your keyboard to its usual state. Number Lock on an IBM laptop is a "toggle" setting. You can turn Number Lock on by following the same steps.

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How i can enble function key


HP laptops have the ability to lock the blue special function keys on, making numerical data entry easier on laptop models that do not have the room for dedicated numerical keypads. Because the key combination to lock the function keys is so simple, however, it is easy for those who wouldn't normally use this ability to do so accidentally. When the function keys are locked, pressing certain keys will result in numbers being typed rather than letters. Unlock the function keys to alleviate this issue.

Press the "Fn" and "Num Lk" keys on the keyboard simultaneously. The "Number Lock" indicator light should turn off, indicating that the letter keys will once again type letters when pressed. This combination should work on the majority of recent HP laptops. If it does not, try one of the alternate key combinations in this article's remaining steps. Press the "Fn" and "F11" keys simultaneously, then attempt to type a letter. If the combination does not work, continue to the next step. Press the "Fn" and "Scroll Lock" keys simultaneously, then attempt to type a letter. Continue to the next step if this does not work. Press the "Fn," "Scroll Lock" and "F11" keys simultaneously.

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NUMBER LOCK
You have press the NumLk key (number lock) and this changes the right hand keys to a number pad.
Press the NumLk key (also doubles as the ScrLk key to toggle the Number lock). it is near the F12 function key. When the NumLk has been enabled a LED light is turn on to indicate this function has been selected. Press the NumLk key again to turn off the Number Lock.

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HOW Do I Get rid of numbers under the letters on the rt side of the keyboard j,k,l. etc


Try pressing the ScrLk/NumLk key that is above the F11 key.
This will turn off the Number lock.

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Ibm thinkpad keyboard right side is #'s not letters


Hi,
You have accidentally turned on the "Num Lock", all you have to do is hit the Num Lock key to return the keyboard to normal, it is located at the top right hand side of the keyboard.


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With my IBM Thinkpad, I had to hold Shift+ScrLk to turn off Number Lock.

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press the function key (aka) fn down the bottom and the num lock key on the top right of your key board.

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Would these be keys that can also be used to enter numbers? do they have numbers on them as well as letters ?
If so I'm thinking that there is some sort of Num. Lock activated (perhaps via an FN key ?)
Can you tell us more about the laptop, make and model ?

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