HP laptop Main Keyboard Typing Numbers

Hewlett-packard / PAVILLION DV9000
July 20, 2010 at 00:19:40
Specs: Windows Vista
For starters: I am running an HP Pavillion dv9000 with Windows Vista Home Premium (SP2). This is the laptop with a 17" monitor and number keypad on the right-hand side.

I was sitting at the airport happily typing my little fingers off when I got carried away and out of nowhere I was getting numbers on my normal keypad. With some troubleshooting, I figured out two things:
1. The numbers and symbols appearing in place of my letters are those of the number pad, just rearranged on my keybaord
2. They are only present when I have NumLock enganged.
3. I cannot get it to stop.
4. I REALLY REALLY REALLY want it to stop.

Okay, so that was 4 things. Sue me.

I have read through probably over a hundred threads with the same problem as mine, and all of them say the same thing (or some derivation thereof): Press fn+num lock or fn+shift+numlock and you'll be all fixed up. cheers! So, I've tried those, along with shift+f11, ctrl+f11, ctrl+shift+f11, shift+num lock, etc, etc. I have even tried it going from the NumLock engaged and disengaged (the little light was on when I did the sequence, no dice, so I tried when the little light was off, no dice)

I found a thread on this site (http://www.computing.net/answers/hardware/hp-laptop-typing-numbers-instead-of-letters/55730.html) from Rayburn where he and Jav01 have the exact same problem on the exact same machine, no resolution though.


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July 20, 2010 at 00:23:47
CORRECTION: Pavillion dv9700 Notebook PC (not 9000). The label on the frame around the screen says 9000, the system info says 9700 (go figure).

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July 20, 2010 at 05:30:42
Why not consult your manual for accurate help?

Go to the link below and choose your exact model or enter the service tag. Then download the manual.


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