Keyboard is typing numbers instead of letters

mudge - Updated on Dec 20, 2018 at 10:00 AM
 b0b - Dec 8, 2019 at 03:03 PM

My IBM Thinkpad's keyboard is typing numbers instead of letters: > u,i,o,pj,k,l & m.

It has the function to do this as the numbers are also on the keys as well as the letters. Can anyone help to put this right for me?

System Configuration: Windows XP Internet Explorer 8.0

2 replies

xpcman Posts 19532 Registration date Wednesday October 8, 2008 Status Contributor Last seen June 15, 2019 1,830
Updated on Dec 20, 2018 at 10:01 AM

You have enabled the NumLock function of your keyboard.

Find the NumLck key (normally on the top row of keys) and press Fn (Function) and NumLck at the same time. That will toggle OFF the numLock setting.

Good Luck!
this worked for me! thanks. Guess I shouldnot have let a two year old fiddle with the keyboard!!
LeriNatchios Posts 1 Registration date Tuesday May 14, 2013 Status Member Last seen May 14, 2013
May 14, 2013 at 12:46 AM
Thank you very much, It really helps me and save me. Again Thank you.
Aug 4, 2013 at 09:01 PM
Boss just bought a new keyboard becoz no one in the office knows how to press fn +num lk ... lol
Kidd Mitchell
Dec 30, 2013 at 04:33 PM
It worked!!!!! im so happy, thnx.
thanx so much! took Virgin an hour and a half to fix it last time thanx to you couple seconds!