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Discussion in 'General Microsoft Certifications' started by iain14, Aug 1, 2007.

  1. iain14

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    I need some help, my friend has a laptop I"BM Thinkpad R40e Type 2684" the problem he is having is that the FN button seems to be stuck or in other words when you press the letter j the number 1 appears, i have tryied different ways of using like the fn and num lock and it's not working.

    please help.
     
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  2. dmarsh

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    Is numlock on ? Is the numlock light on ?

    First thing to do is to determine that, try turning it numlock off.
    Does the numlock key work? Is it stuck ?
    What happens when you use the Windows On Screen Keyboard ?
    Is it turned on by default in the BIOS ? etc

    Is you friend happy to use his £1000 lappy as a calculator ? :biggrin

    If there are physical keys broken or the keyboard controller chip has blown he might need a new keyboard but this is unlikely.
    Does he wanna cough up for a new keyboard, is it in warranty ? Its a pretty easy job and keyboards are fairly cheep so if it is no biggie,
    I replaced my laptop keyboard only the other month.
     
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  3. BosonMichael
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    Sounds like NumLock is on.

    To see if the Fn key is really stuck, try pressing another key that is mapped to the Fn key, like screen brightness up/down or volume up/down, or wireless on/off, to see what happens if you press those keys without hitting Fn. If pressing those keys make typed characters appear rather than activating the function, your Fn key is not stuck.
     
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  4. iain14

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    i have tryied the num lock and it makes no difference, i notice when he logged on first the password he typed was ok and not affected but soon as he types anything else its back to the old 1 insted of the j, the worst thing is his name begins with a j.
     
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  5. BosonMichael
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    On many laptop computers, the NumLock function is also controlled by a Fn key combination. If so, you are using the Fn key when pressing NumLock, right?
     
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  6. Sparky
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    The r50e has light at the bottom of the screen that tells you if the num lock is on.

    hold down shift+numlk to switch it off.
     
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