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30-Jul-2004, 08:50 AM #1
Question Stupid Fn key on my laptop!!!
hi please could you help me! im using a laptop at work and have somehow managed to lock my Fn key! now when i type it comes out like this;
helle everyone in the world = he336 every6ne 5n the w6r3d
is there a key command to unlock it?
thanks
p.s im on windows xp proffesional
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30-Jul-2004, 09:11 AM #2
I don't have a laptop to try this on, but if it's like most modifier keys in Windows, you can simply hold the Fn key down for 5-7 seconds to "lock" or "unlock" it, that works for the windows and alt keys as well.

Let me know if that helps.
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30-Jul-2004, 09:19 AM #3
thanks 4 ur help but it dosent seem 2 hav changed ne thing. ne other suggestions?
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30-Jul-2004, 10:04 AM #4
Try pressing CTRL and the function key together.

Also try SHIFT and function key together.



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31-Jul-2004, 10:54 PM #5
It will be the Fn key plus one of the function keys at the top. It should be marked.
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31-Jul-2004, 11:57 PM #6
Sounds like you need to release your num locks..

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01-Aug-2004, 03:31 AM #7
You can lock your FN Key on like some one said like thay saod you need to press Fn and possiable one of the F Keys at the very top. What make is the Laptop and we may be able to help you on your way.
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01-Aug-2004, 06:01 AM #8
On an IBM 600E Thinkpad its: Shift + Scroll lock
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01-Aug-2004, 08:24 AM #9
I've also found that a good hammer will often help to unlock any key that is locked


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01-Aug-2004, 09:39 AM #10
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I've also found that a good hammer will often help to unlock any key that is locked


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Do you mean an FBH ?
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06-Aug-2004, 11:53 AM #11
sorry i havent replied
sorry i havent replied
i fixed it by randomly pressing the fn key and other keys it turned out to be the fn key plus the num lock key although i only found this out after many attempts and the thought of a hammer crossed my mind many times...
thanx for all ur help
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17-Jun-2005, 06:49 AM #12
the Fn key..
I have an compaq laptop, i also encountered that problem, and all that you have to do is hold the Fn key then pressed Num lk key. hope that will help..
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