Laptop keyboard issue

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  1. Jeremy.B

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    Maybe someone more tech-savvy than I can help me out. I just bought one of those felxible keyboards for school and work when I travel with my laptop. I love it. However, just at home I don't need it, and here is the problem. When I unplugged it to just use the built in keyboard on the laptop, half the keyboard works, the other types random numbers (i.e. j=2, k=3, etc). Weird. I shut down the computer and let it rest, and it still did not help it upon restart. I am sure there is a very simple solution; can someone run it by me?
    Thanks!
     
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    Somehow, I think you have the laptop keyboard set to work as a number pad. Is Y=4, and I=6?

    Don't know how to turn it off, but it that's the case, I'd bet the solution is in the control panel.
     
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    u=4
    i=5
    p=6

    Yep. I busted around on the control panel, no luck...
     
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    Ok, on my laptop, I turn it on and off by holding Fn and the Num Lock key (which is also Scroll Lock). Maybe something like that?
     
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    Ahhhh.....that is it! Thanks B - you are a gentleman and a scholar...
     
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    This is also the first time I have ever solved a computer problem.

    I'm so overcome with emotion, I'm going to go write a poem about it.
     
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    And while you do that, I will post every few minutes about the buttons I push and the updates I do on my computer, you know, to keep everyone up to date on my computer repairs...

    I'm also very disturbed that I missed the whole function keys + number lock on the laptop...
     

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