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Dell LAPTOP Keyboard Problem

February 2, 2008 at 00:21:24
Specs: Win XP, 650 / 128 MB Ram

I have a Dell Latitude. My problem is whenever i try to enter some text in editors like Notepad or MS Word the keys on the right side of the keyboard gets automatically enabled for Fn key (which is generally in Blue Colour) and because of this i am not able to type the keys M,K,L,J O,I,P these keys are coming as Numerals 1,2,3 etc i hv to hold the Fn key (normally to the right of ctrl key in my laptop) and then press the above keys to get those characters. how to disable the Fn key so that my keyboard works normally like anyother laptop.

Thanks in advance.
JB


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#1
February 2, 2008 at 11:38:49

Try looking in the user manual for your model. There may be a way of setting something so the Fn key is off by default rather than on, or visa versa.

If this an an older much used laptop, your problem may be because of a sticking key or keys, and usually the only way to fix that is to get a replacement keyboard module.

Most laptops that have a single PS/2 port have one that is wired such that either a PS/2 mouse or a PS/2 keyboard can be connected to it.
You can make do with a regular keyboard plugged into your PS/2 port, if you have one, to do most things. If you are using a PS/2 connected mouse, you can get a standard Y cord wiring adapter you can connect to the single PS/2 port and use both the mouse and the keyboard.


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#2
February 2, 2008 at 15:14:13

With Dell system, www.support.dell.com is always the best place to start..by entering your ST number.

Function F4 should turn fix your problem, depending on the model. If not, there is an option in the BIOS as well.

You could also look here:
http://support.dell.com/support/top...

While the system is booting, Function F5 will show you a list of keyboard functions available for your series.

Life's more painless for the brainless.


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#3
February 7, 2008 at 01:57:04

Thanks a ton guys. One of your suggestions really worked and my laptop is back in action.

Thanks again
JB


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#4
February 7, 2008 at 06:39:50

"One of your suggestions really worked..."

Which one?


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#5
February 11, 2008 at 00:01:17

I tried various options. The one shown by the Dell Website as suggested by Jenniffer worked for me finally.

Thks anyway
JB


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#6
February 11, 2008 at 06:43:38

F4 and F5 work on your model?

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#7
February 22, 2008 at 09:56:12

Even now the while the machine is booting it asks for this "Press fn+X key to return to normal system running mode" if i press Fn+X then it works fine. can you tell me why this message comes and how to avoid it?


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