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Prt Sc button not working

I just got this computer (G71) a couple weeks ago.  I tried taking a screen capture the normal way, the Prt Sc button, then pasting into word.  However, I'd press the Prt Sc button & I don't have the ability to past into word!  The paste option is grayed out, & Ctrl V doesn't work, either.  Help!

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I am having the same problem with my new laptop, I thought it might be because I was not used to the new OP. When I was looking for information on it I found your post so I guess I'm not the only one with the problem and it is probably not due to the OP. I hope someone can help soon because I need it for a online class.

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Re: Prt Sc button not working

HP laptop info - See the key that has "fn" on it? See how it has a box around it? That is the Function key. Holding it down and pressing any of the other keys that have a box around them activates the secondary function of that key. So, in order to Print Screen, hold down the FN key and hit the Insert key.

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pantlesspenguin wrote:

I just got this computer (G71) a couple weeks ago.  I tried taking a screen capture the normal way, the Prt Sc button, then pasting into word.  However, I'd press the Prt Sc button & I don't have the ability to past into word!  The paste option is grayed out, & Ctrl V doesn't work, either.  Help!


 

Try holding the Ctrl key and then tapping the PrtScr key and then Ctrl-V to WordPad..  You can verify that a keyboard problem exists by plugging in a usb keyboard and trying the PrtScr routine.

 

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erico

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