OT. Laptop keyboard

Submitted: Sunday, Feb 01, 2009 at 14:54
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Can someone help me with problem on my laptop keyboard?
When I type the letters that have characters in the top right side of key, that is the character that comes up
ie. U=4 I=5 etc
Have I locked a key in somewhere
I normally have an external keyboard plugged in as my chubby fingers struggle with laptop LOL
Cheers Ray
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Reply By: Member - Linda M (VIC) - Sunday, Feb 01, 2009 at 15:00

Sunday, Feb 01, 2009 at 15:00
Try hitting your 'Num Lock' key, Ray. That's all I can think of.

good luck

Linda
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Follow Up By: Member - Poppy (QLD) - Sunday, Feb 01, 2009 at 15:06

Sunday, Feb 01, 2009 at 15:06
Thanks Linda, already tried that and no luck
Cheers Ray
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Follow Up By: Member - Graham H (QLD) - Sunday, Feb 01, 2009 at 15:35

Sunday, Feb 01, 2009 at 15:35
Hold down Fn and press Num lk at the same time works on mine.





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Follow Up By: Member - Poppy (QLD) - Sunday, Feb 01, 2009 at 16:00

Sunday, Feb 01, 2009 at 16:00
A big thanks Graham
You were spot on, I am a bit of a gumby when it comes to computers
Think it's got something to do with the year I was born LOL
Cheers Ray
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Follow Up By: Member - Graham H (QLD) - Sunday, Feb 01, 2009 at 17:03

Sunday, Feb 01, 2009 at 17:03
If its the year u were born I probably beat you.

The blue command keys only work if you hold down Fn and then use them.

Just like copy and paste is Ctrl C and Ctrl V


Cheers it only tkes about 12 years to get on top of it then thye change everything.
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Reply By: MrBitchi (QLD) - Sunday, Feb 01, 2009 at 15:04

Sunday, Feb 01, 2009 at 15:04
Could also be a faulty keyboard. Recently replaced one on a Dell with a similar problem. Can sometimes get replacements from ebay for fraction of OEM cost.
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Follow Up By: Member - Poppy (QLD) - Sunday, Feb 01, 2009 at 15:09

Sunday, Feb 01, 2009 at 15:09
Hi John
Will see if someone can come up with an answer, and wondering how you replace a keyboard on a laptop?
Cheers Ray
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Follow Up By: MrBitchi (QLD) - Sunday, Feb 01, 2009 at 17:34

Sunday, Feb 01, 2009 at 17:34
See that you've got an answer, but it's not too difficult to remove the keyboard. They're all different but instructions can be readily found on the net.
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Reply By: equinox - Sunday, Feb 01, 2009 at 15:11

Sunday, Feb 01, 2009 at 15:11
Try holding FN (next to the left CTRL) then F11



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Follow Up By: Member - Poppy (QLD) - Sunday, Feb 01, 2009 at 15:24

Sunday, Feb 01, 2009 at 15:24
Tried that and all it does is turn volume down
Cheers Ray
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Reply By: Boobook2 - Sunday, Feb 01, 2009 at 15:58

Sunday, Feb 01, 2009 at 15:58
You have definitely pressed "num Lock"

You will also see j = 1, k = 2, m = 0 etc.

Try Fn Num lock, shift num lock etc etc

Are you sure you aren't thinking of caps lock when you say you tried it?



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Follow Up By: Member - Poppy (QLD) - Sunday, Feb 01, 2009 at 17:10

Sunday, Feb 01, 2009 at 17:10
All sorted now Boobook2
I just didn't press Fn as well
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Reply By: TassieD - Sunday, Feb 01, 2009 at 16:00

Sunday, Feb 01, 2009 at 16:00
Try the Alt key and numlock.
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Reply By: Rhys - Sunday, Feb 01, 2009 at 16:06

Sunday, Feb 01, 2009 at 16:06
Check in your settings that you haven't changed the layout of your keyboard from qwerty to something else my Mum has done this twice and it took it ages to work it out the first time, Rhys.
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Reply By: WayneD - Monday, Feb 02, 2009 at 09:52

Monday, Feb 02, 2009 at 09:52
Remeber when computers were a little larger!!

In September 1956 IBM launched the 305 RAMAC, the first computer with a hard disk drive (HDD). The HDD weighed over a ton and stored 5MB of data.
Start appreciating your 4 GB memory stick!
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