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Honor Student
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Member Since: ‎09-03-2010
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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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Member Since: ‎07-17-2009
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Re: Wireless Keyboard FN key locked

What model HP PC are you using?

HP laptop 17t u100,
HP Photosmart 6520 and HP Deskjet 1112
Custom 1151 socket Z270 Intel i7-7700k @4,600 Mhz, 16GB Corsair 3000 Mhz dimms
Corsair H75 water cooler, Corsair CS 650M power supply
RAID 0 (dual Samsung 960 EVO m.2 240GB) boot system
Dual Samsung 840 EVO SSDs 500GB data storage, Intel 750 PCIe SSD 400GB
MSI NVIDIA GTX 980TI 6GB
ASUS ROG PG279q @144 MHz
Windows 10 and Windows 8.1 Pro x64 in UEFI mode
Honor Student
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Member Since: ‎09-03-2010
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Re: Wireless Keyboard FN key locked

I'm using the HP Pavillion Elite HPE, model AY704AA-AB4-HPE-188d (copied from dxdiag).

Provost
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Member Since: ‎07-17-2009
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Re: Wireless Keyboard FN key locked

Review these articles.

HP laptop 17t u100,
HP Photosmart 6520 and HP Deskjet 1112
Custom 1151 socket Z270 Intel i7-7700k @4,600 Mhz, 16GB Corsair 3000 Mhz dimms
Corsair H75 water cooler, Corsair CS 650M power supply
RAID 0 (dual Samsung 960 EVO m.2 240GB) boot system
Dual Samsung 840 EVO SSDs 500GB data storage, Intel 750 PCIe SSD 400GB
MSI NVIDIA GTX 980TI 6GB
ASUS ROG PG279q @144 MHz
Windows 10 and Windows 8.1 Pro x64 in UEFI mode
Honor Student
Posts: 4
Member Since: ‎09-03-2010
Message 5 of 8 (3,901 Views)

Re: Wireless Keyboard FN key locked

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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Member Since: ‎07-17-2009
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Re: Wireless Keyboard FN key locked

[ Edited ]

Is your keyboard set to caps lock?  Caps lock will lock out some of the function keys.

HP laptop 17t u100,
HP Photosmart 6520 and HP Deskjet 1112
Custom 1151 socket Z270 Intel i7-7700k @4,600 Mhz, 16GB Corsair 3000 Mhz dimms
Corsair H75 water cooler, Corsair CS 650M power supply
RAID 0 (dual Samsung 960 EVO m.2 240GB) boot system
Dual Samsung 840 EVO SSDs 500GB data storage, Intel 750 PCIe SSD 400GB
MSI NVIDIA GTX 980TI 6GB
ASUS ROG PG279q @144 MHz
Windows 10 and Windows 8.1 Pro x64 in UEFI mode
Honor Student
Posts: 4
Member Since: ‎09-03-2010
Message 7 of 8 (3,884 Views)

Re: Wireless Keyboard FN key locked

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?

Student
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Member Since: ‎01-28-2011
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Re: Wireless Keyboard FN key locked

PLEASE HELP.  MY KEYBOARD IS STUCK WITH CAPS LOCK ON.  THANKS.

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