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Numlock on HP Envy 17 1050EA
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FatBoyDrift
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Message 21 of 30 (2,672 Views)

Re: Numlock on HP Envy 17 1050EA

I know this is "solved" but I discovered something that was 'causing' this problem for me and my ENVY 17 - it may help somebody searching this thread.

 

Like the people further up this thread I was at a loss as to why my ENVY's numeric keyboard was turning off when there's no NUMLOCK key. In my case it turned out the external USB keyboard I use when I have the laptop in "desk mode" was the culprit. Obviously (in hindsight) if you disconnect an external keyboard that happened to be NUMLOCK=off at the time, you leave the built-in numeric keypad on the ENVY 17 in the same state.

 

Both the "script" solution and the on-screen keyboard solution work just fine for me, and eventually I'll get in the habit of checking for the NUMLOCK light before disconnecting. Strange that the laptop doesn't have a key when there's so much real estate on the 17...

 

FBD

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Brightsire
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Message 22 of 30 (2,623 Views)

Re: Numlock on HP Envy 17 1050EA

Sorry but this doesn't work for me. Numbers on the keypad still doesn't work. Further this is a brand new PC I haven't even installed any programs yet, just got out of the box. :-(

 

Any other suggestions?

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steve76063
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Message 23 of 30 (2,575 Views)

Re: Numlock on HP Envy 17 1050EA

Thank You Thank You Thank you!!! I've tried neus's VBS script and wa84me's On-Screen Keyboard fixes, and they both work with my Envy17!

 

I'm an old-school programmer (I've been doing this almost 30 years!), and I've grown up using the numeric keypad as a cursor pad.  It's been frustrating for me to have to keep editing my code to take out a lot of 22222's and 44444's that I'd inadvertently put in.

 

Now, with the VBS Script, I can turn the missing NumLock on/off whenever I want!  I'm going to find a way to set it to a hotkey so I can toggle it from the keyboard.

 

Thanks guys for saving an old programmer from much frustration!

 

Steve

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LostWitness
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Message 24 of 30 (2,493 Views)

Re: Numlock on HP Envy 17 1050EA

theres an easier way. just get a diff keyboard and plug it in then hit the numlock on that keyboard, it works i just did it for mine.

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rcolwe001
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Message 25 of 30 (2,407 Views)

Re: Numlock on HP Envy 17 1050EA

OMG, dont go through all the hardships. Just use the on-screen keyboard to reactivate the num lock.........

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rcolwe001
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Message 26 of 30 (2,407 Views)

Re: Numlock on HP Envy 17 1050EA

why dont you just use the on screen leyboard to reactivate the num lock?  much easier fix...

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xdaxdb
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Message 27 of 30 (2,160 Views)

Re: Numlock on HP Envy 17 1050EA

On-Screen Keyboard...  Can't believe I didn't think of it.

 

Make sure you click the "options" key which will bring up the screen to enable the number pad which in turn reveilles the NumLock key. 

 

The culprit in my case was VMware server, when I would reboot my virtual machine ( windows 2000 pro ) it would somehow toggle my numlock status.

 

 

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rayah21
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shanedbetz
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Re: Numlock on HP Envy 17 1050EA

Just quit buying HP and start buying Fujitsu. They actually manufacture thier own products.

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piratepride
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Message 30 of 30 (365 Views)

Re: Numlock on HP Envy 17 1050EA

I had the same problem and fixed it this way. press START icon. Type in "on-screen" (without quotes) in the search box. Then select On-Screen keyboard. Click options. Select Turn On Numeric Keypad then OK. A numeric keypad displays onscreen. There is a number lock key on this keypad. Click it. It will beep and you should be able to use the numeric keypad on your PC.

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