Hey people I have just recently purchased an Advent ERT2250 Laptop and the function (fn) key seems to be constantly on. This means i have to hold the fn key down so i am able to use some of the keys on the keyboard properly, if i dont hold the fn key down then other characters appear in its place, for example; the mjkluio keys appear as 0123456 unless fn is held down. I know it's supposed to be the other way around but it seems locked in this state. I have tried a format and put XP on the laptop but its still the same. I have checked the BIOS for any settings on the keyboard but none are listed. It was working fine earlier on and i cant think of anything i've done that would've changed this setting. Is there a certain command that switches the function key on/off like ctrl + alt + ? etc. Any help is more than appreciated.
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Huh thats interesting. Have you tried turning it upside down and lightly taping the area to see if it becomes unstuck?
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I now have a usable keyboard. I used to have to hook up another keyboard to be able to type. Now I won't have to - thank you!!! ** :-) **
Thanks for the feedback, Karen.
Glad you finally got it sorted out! :)
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