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Keyboard problem with keys

Especially the @ and £ keys do not display there does not appear to be a keyboard lock key that I can see at all? can you assist please

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What is "FN" key


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".

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Unlock number lock


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.

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My Acer key board can not display the at sign above TWO key shows inverted commas instead and the hash sign above THREE shows a Pound sign? Please assist


Hold down the ALT(ernate) GR(aphic) key -- to the right of the SPACE BAR on your keyboard.
Press the '2' key.
Release the '2' key.
Release the ALT GR key.
Does an '@' display?

Check that you are using the "American English" keyboard mapping.
Control Panel -> Regional options.

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My key board with Dell Latitude laptop key board is not working. I purchased MK 250 wireless key board and conneted to TV for display The functional key for selecting the monitor is not there on the new...


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

Dec 04, 2010 | HP DC170B Keyboard

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My asus keyboard is writing some keys as letters and others as numbers - tried restarting and no change (I am using a USB one now)


Hi,

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.


If you need more assistance please post back.


Regards.

Jan 06, 2010 | ASUS 90-A4C1K1000 Keyboard

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When I hit the 'l' key, the number 3 appears.


press shift + num lock and see if works. you should have a green led under the display. when press SHIFT + NUM LOCK , the green led state should change

Jul 19, 2009 | IBM Thinkpad 560 Series Laptop 20h4241...

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Laptop key cannot function and some appear continuously


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

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Cannot unlock Keyboard Scroll lock - EX110


Found this little bomb shell after about 30mins of looking for an answer.

http://logitech-en-amr.custhelp.com/cgi-bin/logitech_en_amr.cfg/php/enduser/std_adp.php?p_faqid=9220

To toggle your scroll lock key:
  1. Click on the Windows Start button.
  2. Select Run.
  3. Type 'OSK' in the dialog box.


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  4. Click on OK.
  5. The Microsoft on-screen keyboard will open. Notice that the slk, or scroll lock, key (located in the top row of the on-screen keyboard as shown below) is turned on.

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  6. Click on slk (in the top row of the on-screen keyboard). This will toggle the state of the scroll lock key. Notice that the scroll lock key is no longer outlined in red. Scroll lock is now off.

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NOTE: If you have installed SetPoint (Logitech’s Mouse and Keyboard software) the confirmation message Scroll Lock Off will also be displayed for about 2 seconds on your monitor.

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Yipee!!!


Aug 21, 2008 | Logitech Cordless Desktop EX110

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I have an hp510 laptop and do not know how to turn off the numeric lock to enble me to use the numbers on the querty keyboard. Can you assist please


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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.

May 25, 2008 | HP Computers & Internet

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