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Most laptop keyboards have a key marked "FN" or "fn". This is just another shift key, like the shift, control, and alt keys. If the instructions say something like "Press fn+F1" then press and hold the fn key, press and release the F1 key, then release the fn key. Exactly the same type of procedure as when the instructions say something like "Press Control+P".
On a laptop, the "Num Lock" key has a function slightly different than the one it performs on full-d desktop keyboards. Activating "Num Lock" on a laptop usually transforms a set of central keys, including many letters, into number keys, allowing typists used to entering numbers on a keypad to type efficiently. While on desktop keyboards "Num Lock" usually has a dedicated key, on laptops it often shares a key with another function on MacBooks, for example, it shares the "F6" key and you must hold down the "Shift" or "Fn" key to activate it.
Look for the "Num Lock" key on your laptop's keyboard. This is usually near the top of the keyboard. If the key says nothing on it except "Num Lock" if that's the only function the key performs you can just press it to activate the lock; a light will probably go on somewhere to indicate that "Num Lock" is on. If the key has multiple functions, you'll have to hold down a different key while pressing it. Hold down "Shift" and press "Num Lock" if the writing saying "Num Lock" appears above some other writing on the key, the way various symbols appear above the numbers on the keyboard's number row. Hold down "Fn" and press "Num Lock" if the writing saying "Num Lock" appears in a different color often light blue that's shared by the "Fn" key.
The keyboard has a feature (and associated button) called F-Lock. By
default, when the computer boots, F-Lock is turned on. In the F-Lock
mode, rather than sending the standard key commands for the function
keys, the keyboard sends special alternate commands (like print for F7 and save
for F8) that are configured in the iTouch program. In order to force
the keyboard to send the standard function key commands, you must TURN
OFF F-Lock by pressing the F-Lock button! Oh, and by the way, there are
no indicator lights on the keyboard, and the F-Lock button is an always
up momentary button - just like the keys on the keyboard, so there is
no way to tell what state it is in, other than by pressing it and then
pressing an F key to see what happens!
This should solve your problem. Just turn off the F-Lock Mode. Hope this helps if it does please leave a comment or a vote. Thanks JHH
It sounds like you have your Num lock on. To disable the Num Lock either just hit the Num Lock key (its usually on the top right hand side of the keyboard) or hold down Fn and then hit the Num Lock key.
have you made sure that the keys are not stuck, if not lift up the key slightly, NOT so it comes off but then try type. it could be a problem with the motherboard, but i think it is a problem from a "driver" being corrupt. please contact me if you need more assistance
If you are using windows XP kindly follow these steps
click start>>All Programmes>>Accessories>>Accessibility>>On-Screen keyboard>>click OK>>A keyboard will appear>Using the mouse press the num lock key on that on screen keyboard and close that keyboard num lock is on now.