Keyboard tying numbers instead of letters [Solved/Closed]

Dylan.dahl - Oct 13, 2010 at 01:55 AM - Latest reply:  ukkusila vamsi krishna
- Jul 14, 2016 at 01:45 PM
My lenovo running the 64bit version of windows 7 has been typing numbers instead of letters. Until recently it was only occurring on one of the games I have on my computer but recently it started happening on wordpad, microsoft word and that stickypad application. The problem also goes away for about a week or so when I restore my hard drive but it still comes back, I have also tried not installing any updates and it still comes back. Ive tried calling tech support for lenovo and the only advice they could offer me was to turn off windows updater updater entirely which caused me a lot of problems. Also when ever I type a letter like a the computer will make a number 1, then when I press any other letter key such as the letter j it will make a letter 2 and if I went back to type another a it will make the letter 3. Any other advice or solutions would be greatly appreciated!
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MrSprinkles6 54 Posts Thursday May 15, 2008Registration dateContributorStatus October 14, 2010 Last seen - Oct 13, 2010 at 06:36 AM
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Sometimes, the problem might simply be coming up from your Num Lock keys. There are many who believe that laptops do not have any Num Lock key but they are wrong.

Getting it turned off is simple. Start by powering the laptop. While getting to the Logon Windows screen, press the Fn + Num Lock button and get the laptop turned off by pressing the power button.

Congrats, you are done! The next time you turn your PC on, the num lock will be off and you will no more experiencing this trouble.

Thank you, MrSprinkles6 16

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whenever I press the letter l from my keypad it gives me the number 0 and when I press the letter l it gives me 2
thanks you saved my life :)
GXF 1 Posts Tuesday September 2, 2014Registration date September 2, 2014 Last seen - Sep 2, 2014 at 06:31 PM
My Lenovo does the same but only stars typing numbers instead of letters after it is on for a while
it sits idle or I fold the screen down. It will let me log back on the only types numbers.
Rebooting fixes it. temperamentally.
It was my Num lock key thanks guys!
Thanks! It worked!:)
onea97 611 Posts Thursday May 14, 2009Registration date November 3, 2010 Last seen - Oct 13, 2010 at 05:07 AM
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Hey there,

Please carry out a scan to check out whether the problem is not resulting from a virus or trojan infection.

Thanks in advance.
cha_mps 445 Posts Friday August 20, 2010Registration date October 31, 2010 Last seen - Oct 13, 2010 at 07:03 AM
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Hi there,

The Num Lock function should have been activated mistakenly and please try the method provided by MrSprinkles. Otherwise try Fn+F11 key.

Ambucias 55102 Posts Monday February 1, 2010Registration dateModeratorStatus September 24, 2018 Last seen - Oct 13, 2010 at 05:32 AM
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Further to Onea's advice, there are frequent problems reported on this forum similar as yours which are due to hardware failure which can only be repaired by a in the flesh technician.

Thank you
It works..thanku..
ukkusila vamsi krishna - Jul 14, 2016 at 01:45 PM
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Simple Trick Press "fn+end" key or "fn+num lk" Key. it will work.