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scroll/number lock key unable to turn off

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#1 zigida


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Posted 01 January 2010 - 04:26 PM

The Cat did it. Stepped on the compaq laptop keyboard -now I can not turn off the scroll/numbers lock key. I have tried several restarts and escape keys etc. I have to use another username on the laptop as only mine has been affected with the locked key. Sounds simple but is a terrible nightmare of numbers and symbols along with letters. Windows XP Media center. presario vista compatible 2006? compaq
sorry if this is in the wrong forum-but it is not internal or external ?
Thank you for your patience -yes you may laugh now as I am clueless. Zigida

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#2 hamluis



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Posted 01 January 2010 - 05:46 PM

New/different keyboard.


Sorry, read too fast...you have a laptop :thumbsup:.

Edited by hamluis, 01 January 2010 - 05:47 PM.

#3 garmanma


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Posted 01 January 2010 - 05:46 PM

More likely than not, the Numlock key is damaged or stuck
You can try lifting up/removing the key, but you need to be careful
I'll look for directions. Someone else might also post them
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