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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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HP DV9700, t9300, Nvidia 8600, 4GB, Crucial C300 128GB SSD
HP ENVY 17t Touch,i7-5500u,16GB, 256 GB SSD (on loan)
HP Photosmart 6520
HP Touchpad, HP Chromebook 11
Custom i7-5930k, X99, 16GB 2800 MHz DDR4, Intel 750 PCI-E SSD, (2)Samsung EVO 840 SSD, Corsair HX650, EVGA GTX 760TI
Windows 8.1 UEFI mode
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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 DV9700, t9300, Nvidia 8600, 4GB, Crucial C300 128GB SSD
HP ENVY 17t Touch,i7-5500u,16GB, 256 GB SSD (on loan)
HP Photosmart 6520
HP Touchpad, HP Chromebook 11
Custom i7-5930k, X99, 16GB 2800 MHz DDR4, Intel 750 PCI-E SSD, (2)Samsung EVO 840 SSD, Corsair HX650, EVGA GTX 760TI
Windows 8.1 UEFI mode
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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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Is your keyboard set to caps lock?  Caps lock will lock out some of the function keys.

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HP DV9700, t9300, Nvidia 8600, 4GB, Crucial C300 128GB SSD
HP ENVY 17t Touch,i7-5500u,16GB, 256 GB SSD (on loan)
HP Photosmart 6520
HP Touchpad, HP Chromebook 11
Custom i7-5930k, X99, 16GB 2800 MHz DDR4, Intel 750 PCI-E SSD, (2)Samsung EVO 840 SSD, Corsair HX650, EVGA GTX 760TI
Windows 8.1 UEFI mode
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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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PLEASE HELP.  MY KEYBOARD IS STUCK WITH CAPS LOCK ON.  THANKS.

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