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Fn key on laptopn is locked

by sharpwitz / November 25, 2005 7:19 AM PST

I did something on the Toshiba Laptop of mine and now I am locked on the FN key.

So when i type "J" the number 1 appears.
when i type "K" the number 2 appears.

I have to press Fn+shift+J to get the "J"

This pretty much happens to me on all the other keys as well.

HELP!!!! Thanks.

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Same problem
by mrkhlp / November 25, 2005 7:50 AM PST

I have not had time to research this but the samething happened to my dell laptop. I do know it is a windows problem because all the keys function fine before windows loads. Any way the way I fixed it is I did a system restore to a few days before the problerm and all is right and has been since I just don't know what trigered it to start.


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Fn + F11
by linkit / November 25, 2005 11:22 AM PST

I would go to and look in the manual for your model number to find the key combination that works. That being said, try Fn + F11.

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regarding the fn+f11
by silverblood70 / May 18, 2013 5:00 PM PDT
In reply to: Fn + F11

just a quick thank you for the info on f11 removing my locked fn key on my Toshiba laptop, your awesome!! was getting sick of using the onscreen keyboard lol

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NUMLOCK appears to be turned on.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 25, 2005 11:32 AM PST

Turn off NUMLOCK or type XP NUMLOCK to discover how to set BOOT.INI or elsewhere to NUMLOCK=OFF.


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Good call
by mrkhlp / November 26, 2005 5:41 AM PST

I just tried it on the Dell and your right Bob! I wasn't aware the num lock key effected the function key but it does.


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(NT) (NT)
by Graeme Catt / December 17, 2005 4:17 PM PST
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