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Wireless Keyboard FN key locked

Hi,

 

I bought my HP Pavillion Elite PC a while ago abd has been using the HP wireless keyboard and mouse that comes with it. Recently my wife did some key combination and now the some keys on the keyboard produced two characters. For example, typing "k" will produce "ik", typing "s" will produce "ws". It's driving me nuts! I discover that if I press and hold the FN key, the keys will behave normally. I suspect somehow the FN key is locked.

 

I have search the net for hours, tried various combo like FN+NumLk, FN+F11, etc ... it doesn't solve the problem.

 

HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

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Re: Wireless Keyboard FN key locked

What model HP PC are you using?

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Re: Wireless Keyboard FN key locked

I'm using the HP Pavillion Elite HPE, model AY704AA-AB4-HPE-188d (copied from dxdiag).

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Re: Wireless Keyboard FN key locked

Review these articles.

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HP ENVY 17T-u100, i7-7500U, NVIDIA 940MX, 16GB, 512GB m.2 SSD
HP Photosmart 6520, HP Deskjet 1112
HP Touchpad, HP Chromebook 11
Custom i7-4790k, Z97, 16GB 2400 MHz DDR3, Intel 750 PCI-E SSD, (2)Samsung EVO 840 SSD, Corsair HX650, GTX 980TI, Corsair H75 water cooler
Windows 10 Pro in UEFI mode - production system
Windows 7 and 8 in UEFI mode - test systems
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Re: Wireless Keyboard FN key locked

Thanks for the link. However I have read through the articles, and it did not mention anything about unlocking the FN key. I just need to know what is the key combo to unlock FN key, which I suspect is the problem.

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Re: Wireless Keyboard FN key locked

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Is your keyboard set to caps lock?  Caps lock will lock out some of the function keys.

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HP ENVY 17T-u100, i7-7500U, NVIDIA 940MX, 16GB, 512GB m.2 SSD
HP Photosmart 6520, HP Deskjet 1112
HP Touchpad, HP Chromebook 11
Custom i7-4790k, Z97, 16GB 2400 MHz DDR3, Intel 750 PCI-E SSD, (2)Samsung EVO 840 SSD, Corsair HX650, GTX 980TI, Corsair H75 water cooler
Windows 10 Pro in UEFI mode - production system
Windows 7 and 8 in UEFI mode - test systems
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Re: Wireless Keyboard FN key locked

the keyboard is not set to cap lock. I mean, I have tried enabling cap-lock, disable it, enabling num lock, disabling it, etc. I still think it is because the FN key is locked and i don't know how to unlock it. Isnt there some kind of key combo to unlock the HP wireless keyboard's FN key?

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Re: Wireless Keyboard FN key locked

PLEASE HELP.  MY KEYBOARD IS STUCK WITH CAPS LOCK ON.  THANKS.

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