Laptop keyboards can be replaced. I gota new one off ebay for 20 bucks for an HP model. The HP website describes 90% of their procedure, but left out the details for the flat ribbon connector, the most intricate part of the job. Anyway, I was lucky.
Laptop repairs can be pretty expensive!!
A friend of mine had keyboard problems(Toshiba Satellite) - n he got himself a USB external keyboard!..works well 'cos he doesn't need to carry it around much!... easy shortcut!!
Laptops have the facility to use certain keys as a "Numeric Keypad", similar to the separate keypad on a PC's keyboard. This is done by enabling the "Num Lock" which, in a laptop, will be a combination of the Function (Fn) key and one of the "F" keys.
The keys that are producing numbers instead of letters should actually have the numbers marked on them, probably in the same colour as the "Fn" key.
Just find the key combination to toggle "Num Lock" on/off and you'll be back to normal
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