Problem with function-key with Acer/Samsung laptop

I have an ACER laptop model TM4152LMI with Windows XP installed.

The problem is the function key acts as if it is being held down, therefore
a section of the keypad turns into a number pad. I have had the same problem with another Samsung laptop, and fixed it with a format, however this seemed a little overkill for solving the problem, I just got frustrated.

The keypad works as normal if you hold down the function key, as if its role has been reversed. It seems to be the same as the scenario of holding down shift as oppose to hitting caps-lock, however there doesn't seem to be a 'caps-lock equivalent' for this situation.

The problem started after adding a ps2 keyboard to the system, and then removing it. The frustrating part is the laptops keypad works the way it should with the ps2 keyboard plugged in (but this defeats the purpose :) ).

I have tried plugging the keyboard back in, rebooting, removing it, rebooting again, etc, to no effect.

As far as I can tell this is a windows problem, I was just wondering if there was a nice easy fix for it. (ie, just a simple key combo to disable it)

Thanks in advance :)
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  1. Okay, figured it out. It was Fn + NumLock.

    Knew it had to be easy :)
  2. yer a life saver. I've had this problem for a while. Wasn't a big deal since I have a back up wireless keyboard, but using the installed keyboard was a pain. It works now...yay!
  3. I solved the same problem with the Fn key for an Acer Laptop, just PRESSING Fn + NumLk. Thanks to the community ! I am smiling againg. ;) Traian
  4. thank you!! i just knew that i must have pressed something wrong! this was very helpful!
  5. My boss was almost killing me for letting the keys disturb her....thank you guys
  6. Thanks so much. This has been driving me crazy for the past two days. I can finally log back in!
  7. wow, this is so awesome completely irritated that I couldn't figure it out. Now I am happy! Thank you!
  8. I have the same problem, but I don't have NumLock onmy keyboard...no number pad. Is there an alternative to fix the issue? Very annoying.
  9. Thanks Man.... I was STUCKED... ;) ;)
  10. thank you
    solved a headache
  11. Hi, I have an Acer travelmate 5742 and wish to disable my fn key, fn+NumLock doesn't work for me, is there another combination or method that can be used?
  12. Gracias! Thanks.
  13. didnt open my lapy for few days thinking that the key got stuck :( ..
    so happy now :) .. thanks a ton :) :) ..
    it was "Fn + NumLk"..
  14. belugajane said:
    thank you!! i just knew that i must have pressed something wrong! this was very helpful!
  15. bowdo said:
    I have an ACER laptop model TM4152LMI with Windows XP installed.

    The problem is the function key acts as if it is being held down, therefore
    a section of the keypad turns into a number pad. I have had the same problem with another Samsung laptop, and fixed it with a format, however this seemed a little overkill for solving the problem, I just got frustrated.

    The keypad works as normal if you hold down the function key, as if its role has been reversed. It seems to be the same as the scenario of holding down shift as oppose to hitting caps-lock, however there doesn't seem to be a 'caps-lock equivalent' for this situation.

    The problem started after adding a ps2 keyboard to the system, and then removing it. The frustrating part is the laptops keypad works the way it should with the ps2 keyboard plugged in (but this defeats the purpose :) ).

    I have tried plugging the keyboard back in, rebooting, removing it, rebooting again, etc, to no effect.

    As far as I can tell this is a windows problem, I was just wondering if there was a nice easy fix for it. (ie, just a simple key combo to disable it)

    Thanks in advance :)
  16. If you're using a Samsung Nvidia Optimus laptop, there is a "Fn Lock" key... I JUST noticed it as I tried to find help!
  17. Okay, figured it out. It was Fn + NumLock.

    Thank you! You helped me. I have had the same prob for months aah.

    Ty
  18. thanks a lot i already solved my problem in my laptop
  19. bowdo said:
    Okay, figured it out. It was Fn + NumLock.

    Knew it had to be easy :)


    yess it works with acr aspier 4738g
  20. bowdo said:
    Okay, figured it out. It was Fn + NumLock.

    Knew it had to be easy :)


    Thanks a lot bowdo! i had this problem for a while now... and kinda feel like going to the service center already.
    But you save me... heheh. Thanks
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