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atticus_lai
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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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Big_Dave
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Re: Wireless Keyboard FN key locked

What model HP PC are you using?

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HP e9280t, i7-960, 12GB, Vertex 3 120, ATI 4850
HP DV9700, t9300, Nvidia 8600, 4GB, Crucial C300 128GB SSD
HP Photosmart Premium C309G, HP Photosmart 6520
HP Touchpad
Custom i7-4770k,Z-87, 8GB, Vertex 3 SSD, Samsung EVO SSD, Corsair HX650,GTX 760
Custom i7-4790k,Z-97, 16GB, Vertex 3 SSD, Plextor M.2 SSD, Samsung EVO SSD, Corsair HX650, GTX 660TI
Windows 7/8 UEFI/Legacy mode, MBR/GPT
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atticus_lai
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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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Big_Dave
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Re: Wireless Keyboard FN key locked

Review these articles.

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HP e9280t, i7-960, 12GB, Vertex 3 120, ATI 4850
HP DV9700, t9300, Nvidia 8600, 4GB, Crucial C300 128GB SSD
HP Photosmart Premium C309G, HP Photosmart 6520
HP Touchpad
Custom i7-4770k,Z-87, 8GB, Vertex 3 SSD, Samsung EVO SSD, Corsair HX650,GTX 760
Custom i7-4790k,Z-97, 16GB, Vertex 3 SSD, Plextor M.2 SSD, Samsung EVO SSD, Corsair HX650, GTX 660TI
Windows 7/8 UEFI/Legacy mode, MBR/GPT
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atticus_lai
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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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Big_Dave
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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 e9280t, i7-960, 12GB, Vertex 3 120, ATI 4850
HP DV9700, t9300, Nvidia 8600, 4GB, Crucial C300 128GB SSD
HP Photosmart Premium C309G, HP Photosmart 6520
HP Touchpad
Custom i7-4770k,Z-87, 8GB, Vertex 3 SSD, Samsung EVO SSD, Corsair HX650,GTX 760
Custom i7-4790k,Z-97, 16GB, Vertex 3 SSD, Plextor M.2 SSD, Samsung EVO SSD, Corsair HX650, GTX 660TI
Windows 7/8 UEFI/Legacy mode, MBR/GPT
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atticus_lai
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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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LORENE
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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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