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Old 07-17-2007, 11:16 AM   #1
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My laptop keeps typing numbers as opposed to letters on certain keys.

I have run my antivirus programme and it is clear ? I am running Windows XP.

Any ideas as to what to do? I have checked the languages and all seems ok there. I have run my spyware and privacy guardian. All reports clear.

Basically, I am now stuck as to what else to try........

Hope someone can help.

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Old 07-17-2007, 11:26 AM   #2
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There is a function key + another key to turn off number lock on your keyboard. If you give us the make and model we can tell you which keys turn off this funtion.

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It is a Sony Vaio notebook PCG-8A3M

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Under one of the f keys it should say numlk or have a picture of a 1 with a square around it. Hold down the FN key and hit this key and it should give you your keys back.
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Thanks ..

yeah it was actually the Function key 'Fn' which was pressed in combination with the 'Num Lock' key and because of that this problem occurred.. After turning the key off everything has again started working fine :) :)
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Thank You That Helped Me Also. Regards Steve
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Old 05-07-2009, 03:17 PM   #7
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hey i have the same problem with my samsung nc10 notebook its typing the numbers instead of the letter on the key so i have to press fn to get it to type what letter its supposed to be.
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I have the same problem with my HP Pavilion dv5000, can anyone tell me which keys I can use to solve it....?
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I have a Toshiba Satellite laptop and I have the same problem. I can not find the number lock key thoough. Please help.
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Hi for the samsung try FN F11,for the hp it should fn + num lock,for the toshiba try FN F11
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My sister have the same problem with a Gateway laptop, and she is abroad..is it also Fn F11?
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