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Laptop keyboard not working by Reaper on 12-04-2007 at 12:28 AM
My house mate's laptop keyboard has spazzed out.
RE: Laptop keyboard not working by djdannyp on 12-04-2007 at 01:22 AM
is there a "Function Lock" button on the keyboard or something like that
RE: Laptop keyboard not working by Adeptus on 12-04-2007 at 01:23 AM
quote:Hardware problem. Take it to be fixed (hopefully under warranty). Use an external (USB) keyboard if she needs to get off any personal information first.
RE: Laptop keyboard not working by Reaper on 12-04-2007 at 01:25 AM
quote:Is it likely to be a hardware problem over anything else then?
RE: Laptop keyboard not working by albert on 12-04-2007 at 01:28 AM
If the keyboard was only "screwing around" one the O.S. has loaded, it could be a software issue.
Yet, since it seems to not even respond to the up/down arrows keys on the bootloader, it confirms it is a hardware problem.
(At leasts I think that's what Adeptus means, let him confirm).
RE: Laptop keyboard not working by djdannyp on 12-04-2007 at 01:41 AM
Like I said, is there an F-Lock or Function lock button?
RE: Laptop keyboard not working by Adeptus on 12-04-2007 at 04:04 AM
The stuck Fn / F-Lock issue should be considered, but it sounds to me there are keys affected that do not typically change their function depending on that. Check it, but I have a feeling that won't be the problem here.
As for software issues, I can't even imagine what kind of a Windows problem would cause that, and the fact the boot menu is affected suggests it is not. At that point, Windows native drivers have not even been loaded. You can boot some Linux LiveCD if you want to test it completely different environment, but I wouldn't consider that necessary.
RE: Laptop keyboard not working by rav0 on 12-04-2007 at 05:17 AM
Is the proper keyboard layout set?
RE: Laptop keyboard not working by Reaper on 12-05-2007 at 01:57 AM
There is no function lock key on the keyboard.
quote:Yes it is.
RE: Laptop keyboard not working by sandy433 on 08-02-2011 at 06:18 AM
I have a sony laptop and when i type keys "uiop" it displays as 7890 and when i press 0 it showing /, but all the other keys are working fine. Could anyone please help me out with this problem?
RE: Laptop keyboard not working by CookieRevised on 08-02-2011 at 07:13 AM
quote:I would be extremely surprised if it does not have one! It is usually located on the left bottom side, indicated with "Fn".
quote:That is something else than you told before. This new fact makes the whole discussion above mute.
Can you be very specific in what keys work, what keys are replaced by other keys, and what keys do not work at all? Also describe exactly when they don't work for each key (eg: do they work on the POST screen where you need to enter F1 or the likes to get into the BIOS, or arrow keys to select a menu item -> thus all this happens _before_ Windows starts up!)
Also can you give the exact and complete model and brand number of the laptop?
quote:turn off NumLock.
This button is usually located in the top right corner. To activate/deactivate NumLock you sometimes need to press the NumLock key in combination with a 'Fn' key (usually located bottom left corner). See your laptop manual for exact location.
You can also set the initial NumLock state off when you boot up Windows by setting the following registry key to 0: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Keyboard\InitialKeyboardIndicators
RE: RE: Laptop keyboard not working by greenrhino5 on 09-11-2011 at 12:10 PM
There is a little insignificant button between the mousepad and space bar. This is an off/on switch for the keyboard!
RE: Laptop keyboard not working by ptcg on 03-20-2012 at 04:08 PM
This issue is normally a 'NumLock ON' issue. When your laptop keyboard is in NumLock ON mode, it responds as though the Fn Key is depressed and so all of the keyboard responses for the Fn combinations are default... i.e. the number pad that coincides with the right side of the alpa keys, all of the Function keys at the top and any others with Fn Combos.
RE: Laptop keyboard not working by CookieRevised on 03-20-2012 at 06:47 PM
PS: Most of what you've said has already been said in this old thread though...
quote:I have never seen a setup where, if NumLock is on, all the keys which have a secondary/tertiary function in combination with the 'Fn' key wont function anymore in combination with the 'Fn' key. The Numlock state should not interfear with the 'Fn' function key; it wouldn't make much sense. But maybe something crazy like that exists, dunno... but I highly doubt it...
quote:Other than that I had already suggested that a year ago in this thread, I would hardly call it "most common".
On the contrary, I dare to claim that the most common setup is that the NumLock is the primary function of that key, not the secondary or tertiary function (in combination with the 'Fn' key).