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bigdan 11-07-2005 02:35 PM

characters mixed
 
im on a friends laptop. since yesterday for some reason pressing certain keys makes different characters pop up. for eg if i press 'p' i get a * if i press 'u' i get a 4. this is not the case for all the keys, just the ones on the keyboard that actually have these letters written under them. pressing the 'Fn' key stops this problem but only while its pressed. im holding the fn key with my left hand in order to type this with my right hand.
plz help!
thanks
Dan

SHAWN 11-07-2005 02:37 PM

You need to press "fn" and another key. Its a shortcut but I cannot remember the other key. Let me see if I can find it.

bla!! 11-07-2005 02:37 PM

Turn off the NumLock on the laptop.

Juice Daddy 11-07-2005 02:38 PM

I assume your talking about a laptop?

did you recently install any new software, or hardware?

when did it start doing this??

bigdan 11-07-2005 02:40 PM

wow you guys reply FAST! yup the numlock did it. thanks guys!

SHAWN 11-07-2005 02:44 PM

NUMLOCK didnt solve it for me when i had that problem. Glad it worked for you


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