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Old 08-11-2010, 04:22 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey. Every time i press the num lock to use the numeric keypad, i have to turn it back off as it causes letters to type numbers on the screen. 456*123-0+ instead of poiujkl;m/
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do you have another keyboard you could try to rule out the possibility of a bad keyboard. also is it a stander key board or a gaming or custom keyboard.
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Get a Key Pad


Is this on a laptop, or a mini-keyboard?
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Sorry, should have specified. It's a HP DV9000 laptop.
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Did this happen after any specific occasions? Like after you installed a new program or any changes to the system? Or was it noticed from when you first used your laptop?
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Umm, that's a norm for laptops. You NEED to turn the cap lock off when not using the numeric pad. Those keys have 2 different configurations, one when the num lock is on, one when its off.
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Umm, that's a norm for laptops. You NEED to turn the cap lock off when not using the numeric pad. Those keys have 2 different configurations, one when the num lock is on, one when its off.
He didn't mention anything about the caps lock key or am I missing something?
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Typo. num-lock
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Num lock doesn't work the same way with a regular keyboard? On my laptop, I don't have the number pad separate, so it's either switching my 'letter' area into a number pad using the function key to activate, which would make my letters to numbers. In his case however, it has a separate number pad section, so Num Lock not suppose to affect the letters on the keyboard. Correct me if I'm wrong though, not to familiar with those stuff.
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It's Function + num lock that keeps it on the number pad. I did this by mistake several times. What he is talking about, I am not sure.
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