Hello, I have an IBM Thinkpad laptop and get numbers instead of characters on some ok the keys. a 2 on the K 5 on the I and so on. I have tried unlocking the FN key using the suggested key combination on this forum but with no luck. Does anyone know what else I can try?
IF ANYONE HAVE THESE TYPE OF KEYBOARD PROBLEM THEN JUST GOTO START->PROGRAM->ACCESSORIES->ACCESSIBILITY->ON SCREE KEYBOARD AND CLICK ON NUM BUTTON LEFT HAND SIDE OF THAT ON SCREEN KEYBOARD(MEANS TURN OFF THAT NUM LOCK OPTION).
THIS IS A SIMPLE AND BEST WAY TO SOLVE ALL TYPES OF LAPTOP OR PC.
This problem is solved by pressing "fn" and "num lk scroll" keys down together, not "Caps lock" instead of "fn". Try both, you will see. i gues S/he was pressing the keys ramdomly and the problem got solved un aware!! the light next to the "num lk scroll" should be off for the keyboard to work normally. If the light is "on" then the "fn" key is active and locks the functions on the keys eg. "U" becomes "4" instead coz there are on the same key. I>5, O>6 and so on. those sre the chracters that are circled on the same key. to enable and disable those characters, do as mensioned above.
dude, as what mous said, just make sure u turn on the numlock.. (fn + scroll/numlk) after it was turned on, you can now use the numbers intended for the" Fn" function (numeric keypad) without pressing and holding it.. with this, now you can hold alt and press the numeric keypad numbers for the symbols you want..