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Fev28
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HP Pavilion dv6 - Num Lock

Hi

I have an HP Pavilion dv63090si running Windows 7 x64. I use a number of diacriticals and diphthongs and usually use the ASCII or ANSI values of those characters. I do not have a Num Lock key evident on this keyboard, and neither are any letter keys designated as number keys to be used with the fn key (as I have used in previous laptops).  How on earth does one get these characters into text documents?  There is a Lock (requires a password or finger scan to continue) key but there does not appear to be a Scroll Lock / Num Lock key either.

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Fev

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erico
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Re: HP Pavilion dv6 - Num Lock

Hi,

 


Fev28 wrote:

Hi

I have an HP Pavilion dv63090si running Windows 7 x64. I use a number of diacriticals and diphthongs and usually use the ASCII or ANSI values of those characters. I do not have a Num Lock key evident on this keyboard, and neither are any letter keys designated as number keys to be used with the fn key (as I have used in previous laptops).  How on earth does one get these characters into text documents?  There is a Lock (requires a password or finger scan to continue) key but there does not appear to be a Scroll Lock / Num Lock key either.

Thanks

Fev


 

Here is a link to your notebook's suport pages.

That Lock key is the quicklock security key.

The only access I see to numbers on your notebook are the numbers keys. There is no number pad as there are on other dv6 Entertainment series notebooks. Your keyboard according to the manual is the following image.dv.PNG

 

Other dv6 series notebooks are like this one

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erico



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Re: HP Pavilion dv6 - Num Lock

Hi

What is the solution to typing extended characters in a text document? Do we have to resort to the Character Map now to get characters such as ± instead of simply typing Alt 0181? Surely there must be a better solution to this bizarre situation. Does anyone have a solution to how we can type ASCII or ANSI codes into text docs with this ridiculous keyboard situation?

Thanks

Fev

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Re: HP Pavilion dv6 - Num Lock

HI,

One solution would be to use the on screen keyboard that is present in Windows 7.

The Microsoft Accessibility website has details on how to access the on screen keyboard.

 

 

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erico



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Re: HP Pavilion dv6 - Num Lock

Hi

I am trying to use this method now.

  1. I have the On screen keyboard open. I have chosen to reply to your post. My cursor is flashing on the line below 3.
  2. The Num Lock is on, on the On screen keyboard.
  3. I press and hold the Alt key down on my laptop keyboard, while I select the following code: 0177 on the on screen keyboard and release the Alt key.  This is the result:

 

No result at all.

This does however work on my desktop computer using the on screen keyboard, but I have no need to do this on the desktop computer because it has a Num Lock anyway.

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Fev

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Re: HP Pavilion dv6 - Num Lock

Not on the laptop keyboard. Try the Alt on the on-screen keyboard.

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erico



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Re: HP Pavilion dv6 - Num Lock

Hi

2 problems when pressing Alt on the onscreen keyboard, while keying in the ASCII value

  1. How do you keep the mouse pointer on the alt key (to hold it down) and then use the mouse pointer to select the values?
  2. If you click Alt and then the value and repeat this for all 4 digits, you then get a character per digit

Please give clearer instructions as I am at my wits end with this issue.

Thanks

Heather

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Re: HP Pavilion dv6 - Num Lock

Thw On-screen keyboard has an options key.

Tap it and you can turn on a number keypad and it will appear.  Press numlock.  

You will have to practice with it. I was able to use Alt+0181 and enabled µ to appear in notepad. It is tricky but it does worw. My Toshiba notebook is like your HP. It has no numlock. :smileywink:

 

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Re: HP Pavilion dv6 - Num Lock

Hi Erico

I truly am grateful that you are persistent in helping me. I have turned the numlock on, on the onscreen keyboard. The issue is with the Alt key.  I haven't been able to find out how to set "sticky keys" on an onscreen keyboard, I can either set it to a click or a mouse over option, that was why I resorted to holding it down on the laptop keyboard. On the HP laptop, I believe that an arbitrary decision was made to remove the numlock facility without any thought for how ASCII code could be entered from the keyboard. It would appear that Character map will have to be used, or various other little apps that are available on the Net eg Allchars.

Thanks again for your patience

Fev

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Re: HP Pavilion dv6 - Num Lock

Hi,
Please write your notebook product number (p/n). You'll find it at the bottom of the laptop on a sticker.

Resource:
How to Locate the Notebook product number (p/n)

 

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