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11-08-2010 05:46 AM
Hi there. I have recently just bought the hp G62 and I'm pretty happy with it up until i try typing foreign characters. I'm a language student so need to type these characters when I'm doing my essays and as it stands i have to insert a character in a document every time i want to include a foreign character in a word. I know all the codes for ALT + .... but there is no num lock button on this lap top so i can't type them. Does anyone know how to turn the num lock on or easily type foreign letters? Thanks
11-08-2010 07:42 AM
The G62 Series notebook, does not have Embedded numpad on it, hence there is no numlock...Could I could i get the exact model number of your notebook so that I can understand the keyboard it is has been configured with....
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12-26-2010 12:58 PM - last edited on 02-21-2017 09:57 AM by OscarFuentes
Hello All, Here is a link that may provide some information on the Num Lock issue.
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02-12-2011 02:39 PM
Unfortunately, you may have misunderstood the question. The forum link you refer to has the answer "press Fn+Numlock", which is not going to help desperado very much!
In fact, the Presario CQ BIOS has an unstable NumLock function that causes all sorts of issues (on the 4 units I've tried). This seems to occur regardless of the model number or configuration.
In my case, in any application able to show the NumLock status, the Numlock status toggles on and off randomly! I'm hoping a BIOS update may fix this bizarre problem...
@desperado:I got burned by the same thing. Who thought we'd have to carefully check our new laptop to make sure the manufacturer remembered to include a NumLock key and keypad? WTF?
@HP : This lack of a NumLock key and keypad should be CLEARLY marked on ALL the advertising material and product specifications. These laptops are marketed to a particular price point, which includes mid- to-upper-range students, like desperado. That is a formula for problems (as we both now know).
In my case (electronic design), the package I use for development *requires* the asterisk key on the keypad. But when purchasing the CQ42, I didn't even THINK to look to see if the Numlock and keypad had been "left off" the machine!
Luckily, in both desperado's case and mine, we have (clumsy, error-prone, and annoying) work-arounds.
07-01-2013 04:39 PM
hi ... i m using hp g62 and have a same kind of problem....
I have done the following steps to turn on/off numlock
easy and simple way
1>click the start button.
3> there appears ' on screen keyboard'. open that
4>on that 'on screen keyboard' you can find a numlock button at right-bottom corner.
hope this may help you..