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Dell Lattitude e6520 numlock issue

by metamedia / November 15, 2012 3:01 AM PST

Dell Lattitude e6520 64
WIN 7 Pro 64

I am unable to activate the Num Key pad. It is a dedicated numeric keypad(not embedded).

I cannot locate anywhere online etc the function (Fn) keystroke combination that toggles the keypad. I did find this issue discussed for e6410...but I don't know if that num keypad is embedded...

(please seed below) I've tried good. I've gone into the BIOS and confirmed "Numerical Keypad enabled"

Any suggestions?


F2 key during POST to get into BIOS.
F12 Boot device menu.
Fn + F1 Sleep/Hiberate per power management settings.
Fn + F2 Switch battery charger on/off.
Fn + F3 DCP Power Manager Battery Status.
Fn + F4 Switch Num Lk on/off.
Fn + F5 Switch Scroll Lock on/off.
Fn + F7 Launches DCP(Dell Control Point).
Fn + F8 Switch between laptop screen and external display.
Fn + D Switch display off/on. Helps save the battery without shutting machine down.
Fn + Z Reset fan temperature table and sensor.
Fn + ? keyboard illumination off/on.
Fn + ? Switch Display Ambient Light Sensor off/on (brightness varies with ambient lighting).

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Did it ever work?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 15, 2012 3:07 AM PST

And is this the OS that Dell shipped with it?

There may be more questions but if it never worked, it's a warranty issue.

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Link only.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 15, 2012 3:13 AM PST
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Issue solved...
by metamedia / November 15, 2012 3:14 AM PST

There is a very small very unobtrusive key on the keypad with a padlock icon...duh...could not see it in the the morning light everything seems to make better sense :-0...

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