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Stupid Fn key on my laptop!!!

Discussion in 'Business Applications' started by helpme!, Jul 30, 2004.

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  1. helpme!

    helpme! Thread Starter

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    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 :eek:
    p.s im on windows xp proffesional
     
  2. sir_zman

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    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.
     
  3. helpme!

    helpme! Thread Starter

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    thanks 4 ur help but it dosent seem 2 hav changed ne thing. ne other suggestions?
     
  4. Rollin_Again

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    Try pressing CTRL and the function key together.

    Also try SHIFT and function key together.



    Rollin
     
  5. kiwiguy

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    It will be the Fn key plus one of the function keys at the top. It should be marked.
     
  6. NewtonW

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    Sounds like you need to release your num locks..

    -Newton
     
  7. Steven715

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    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.
     
  8. xgerryx

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    On an IBM 600E Thinkpad its: Shift + Scroll lock
     
  9. Rollin_Again

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    I've also found that a good hammer will often help to unlock any key that is locked :D


    Rollin
     
  10. xgerryx

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    Do you mean an FBH ?
     
  11. helpme!

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    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
     
  12. json_ramirez

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    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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