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Anonymous
a b $ Windows 7
May 31, 2010 6:34:58 PM

Hello,
After a system repair on m/s 7 the keyboard when pressing y/u/i/p I get 4/5/6/* can anyone help

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a b $ Windows 7
May 31, 2010 6:42:57 PM

Is this a laptop we are talking about? If so it sounds like your Fn key is active.
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Anonymous
a b $ Windows 7
May 31, 2010 8:55:56 PM

could u explain the cause of FN key and how to rectify
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a b $ Windows 7
June 1, 2010 4:40:03 AM

The Fn key will turn the I and O keys to a Ten-Key pat which is located on the right of the regular keyboard.

what kind of computer is it?
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June 2, 2010 11:35:00 PM

As an example:

http://g-ecx.images-amazon.com/images/G/01/askville/488...

if you notice on the bottom of the u/i/o/p keys, and some underneath those, they have the number 4/5/6/*, these "function keys" are often used in laptops that don't have a number pad like a full sized desktop keyboard will.

Often on the keyboard itself is a "function Key" often signified by a "Fn" on the key, pressing it will enable/disable the keypad ability. So if you're receiving that 4/5/6 when pressing a u/i/o, see if you have a key with "Fn" on it, if so try giving it a press and repeating the u/i/o.
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December 30, 2011 3:37:22 AM

just press the function key(FN) with the numlck or just press FN+Shift+Numluck thats it....your keyoard laptop will now function normally
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October 31, 2012 6:43:14 AM

dassox said:
As an example:

...these "function keys" are often used in laptops that don't have a number pad like a full sized desktop keyboard will.

Often on the keyboard itself is a "function Key" often signified by a "Fn" on the key, pressing it will enable/disable the keypad ability. So if you're receiving that 4/5/6 when pressing a u/i/o, see if you have a key with "Fn" on it, if so try giving it a press and repeating the u/i/o.


:bounce:  Just wanted to say THANKS A BUNCH for posting this simple 'FIX'. I used to think I knew a thing or 2 about computers, but some of these functions I've just never discovered and thought the new wireless keyboard was to blame. I needed to simultaneously press Fn/Shift/NumLock on the laptop or just unlock the NumLock on the wireless keyboard. Now I know it was my own ignorance. Thanks again. :hello: 
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