Wednesday, April 23rd 2008
He3*!  have 0y n40 36c2 6n, and  can’t t4rn 5t 6ff.

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Transalation:  Haven’t been blogging since I had that ‘number lock’ thing on and couldn’t get it off. I hoped that if I typed ‘Help, I have my num lock on and can’t turn it off’  into google, that someone would have provided a helpful bloggy tip to the so afflicted. But no. So I decided I would be that kind person, should I ever determine how to escape.  Turning on and off the computer did not work. Pushing shift + all the function keys did not work, or ALT + function keys.  Anyway.  It’s one of those at the top of the keyboard.  Helpful, huh?  Seth-2yr likes to remove my keys, and sometimes they get found and put back on in new places so I’m pretty sure that the key that ACTUALLY works to solve this on my computer is not the key that it should be.  Whatever.

No one else will probably ever have need to google such a post as this, but here it is anyway. The Good Samaritan post for geniuses like me who can’t figure out their num lock.  You’re welcome.  Have a lovely day.  You’ve overdosed on numbers and surely are frustrated with them by now. Enjoy an extra vowel or two.

Updated: Y’all, be sure to check comment section. There are LOADS of people just like you every day who find this post, and add their own tips on how to fix this.

~hm

159 Comments on “He3*! have 0y n40 36c2 6n, and can’t t4rn 5t 6ff.”

1
Jeana
April 23rd, 2008
6:56 am

You truly are a service to the community.

2
Morgan
May 4th, 2008
6:37 pm

HA! THANK YOU SO MUCH for the help!
I tried everything, then tried typing 36c2 into Google, and your blog came up. It’s the Scr Lk button that you have to push, by the way (^^)

3
Annabelle
May 7th, 2008
8:40 pm

LOL

4
Tim
May 22nd, 2008
1:26 pm

Can’t thank you enough.

5
t
June 28th, 2008
4:09 am

I cannot believe this happened………thanks for all your help. glad to have the n40bers g6ne when 5 ty*e!!!!! I felt stupid. good site.

btw……..it is the scroll lk key causing you trouble.

6
chimino
August 15th, 2008
1:53 pm

LOOOOL no comments…u won’t believe i found this post on google because of this number lock Lol thkx a lot for the Src link tip :P

7
E00a
November 6th, 2008
8:42 am

Than2 y64!

8
Emma
November 6th, 2008
8:45 am

phew! the bloody cat walked all over my keyboard and put the number lock on…all fixed now!

Much Thanks!!

9
Jennifer
December 30th, 2008
5:57 pm

Oh my God! I thought something horrible was wrong with the computer. All fixed now. Thank you!

10
Tammie
January 2nd, 2009
10:58 am

Haha my cat walked on my keyboard too!

Thankyou so much :D

11
Meg
January 4th, 2009
11:03 pm

Don’t ever delete this blog entry. Everything works fine now! Thanks so much!

12
Bo
May 1st, 2009
12:17 pm

You are a live saver. What a lucky search.

13
Dragonite286
May 7th, 2009
4:26 am

I actually found this by accident, I was messing with alt code and left num lock on and thought it would be funny to try to type ‘how can i fix this’ and found this…

14
Sibia
May 11th, 2009
6:12 am

i spent 2 full days wondering what was wrong with my laptop until my search brought up this entry. everything is perfect now. Thank you.

15
stef
May 12th, 2009
2:21 am

s6 whats the answer 5 cant get 5t h6w d6 5 f5x 5t

16
05ss w66* w66*
June 11th, 2009
8:52 pm

What 5f y64 3a*t6* d6esn’t have scr633 36c2+ 05ne d6esn’t beca4se 5ts a 3a*t6*! *3ease he3*

What if yourlaptop doesn’t have scroll lock, my on\one doesn’t because its a laptop! please help

17
Laura
July 20th, 2009
4:19 am

My cat walked on my laptop and pressed some keys but i never would have guessed it was numb lock! thanks so much for this post like 2 posts only came up on google! :O

18
Ann
September 1st, 2009
3:00 am

B3ess y64r heart.

19
Mustafa
October 26th, 2009
12:39 am

Thanks so much for such an informative page.
MMMMM

20
jos
November 3rd, 2009
12:20 pm

dough thanks this is awsome

21
dave
November 18th, 2009
7:31 pm

I really didn’t know what to do !! you saved my brain. thank you

22
Robert
November 24th, 2009
2:09 am

g4ys 5 have a 2ey 6n 0y c60*4ter that says “n40ber 36c2″ b4t 5t a3s6 says “screen 36c2″ and n6th5ng ha**ens when 5 h5t 5t. *3ease he3*

23
Robert
November 24th, 2009
2:12 am

ok i got it to work guys. you gotta hold shift and then hit the scrlk/numlk button.

24
Sarahxx
November 24th, 2009
10:59 am

Yesssssss! Just sussed it out. If none of the above work, try the Fn button and NumLk on your laptop!!

25
fnlockonlol
December 7th, 2009
8:20 am

THANK YOU SO MUCH!!! I didnt expect typing that into google would work ^_^

26
hellsbells
December 13th, 2009
7:07 pm

stupid nobbs thanks guys

27
Megan
December 18th, 2009
1:31 am

Kelsey… this is truly hilarious.

I am totally saving this. My cat is always up here when I’m at the computer.

:)

28
Ellie xx
December 18th, 2009
3:54 pm

Sarah!!! Number 24!!! Thankyou!!! I’M SOOO HAPPY! I thought my laptop would never be cured!! None of the rest above work!!! I’m totally loving this site noww!!!

29
Kaien
January 7th, 2010
3:56 am

THANKYOU So much you saved my rp

30
katie
January 11th, 2010
3:18 am

thank u so much my 1yr old thought it was funny pressing the keys on my laptop and i had no idea how to get the number lock off, so thank u greatly!

31
Debbie
January 13th, 2010
8:10 am

NUMBER 24!
thankyou soooo much!

32
Jamie
January 30th, 2010
10:29 am

Robert, thank you SO MUCH!!!! The shift addition was what I needed to see. Mine was from my cat walking on my keyboard. WHEW!!!!

33
shermaine
February 3rd, 2010
6:22 pm

THANK YOU SOO MUCH! I’ve been trying to figure this out for hours now, & then i went on google and looked it up with the numbers & all & found this! THANK YOU! :D Mine worked by pressing the Num Lk at the top row of my laptop’s keyboard btw.

34
H633y
February 5th, 2010
1:57 pm

0y 6ne st533 d6esnt w6r2 can s60e 6ne he3- 0e -3easeee

35
Holly
February 5th, 2010
2:00 pm

Thank you number 24 , you are my life saver !!!!!!!!

36
lacey
February 6th, 2010
2:06 pm

omg thank you soo much i had this roblem just naw + proppa got scare but i pressed Fn+Ins on my laptop and it came back :) haah all this just because my little labrador puppy walked on my laptop ;)

37
RM
February 7th, 2010
6:36 pm

Thankyou so much :) All I had to do was click my “Num Lk” Button!

38
CMerie
February 9th, 2010
2:47 pm

Hilarious! This is probably one of your most popular posts now! ;-)

39
Rose
February 12th, 2010
12:49 pm

N40ber 36c2 5s 6n, h6w d6 5 t4rn 5t 6ff/

Numbers lock is on, how do I tun it off?

So cool that I typed this in and found this blog :)

Ok on my acer lap top I had to push and hold the “Fn” button on the bottom left side while also pushing the “NumLk” key

40
Jack Worton
February 14th, 2010
9:30 am

LEGEND!!

41
Jacque
February 16th, 2010
8:11 pm

thank u so much! My 2 kids were pressing all of the buttons & I was going crazy trying to figure it out.
Cheers :)

42
JC
February 17th, 2010
7:54 pm

Thanks #24 – like an idiot I was trying to press the letters “F” and “N” + the number lock key. If anyone else is as foolish as me – look on the bottom of the keyboard for the “FN” button and hold that down and press the number lock button “F11″ on my laptop. I’m back in business – thanks a lot !!

43
Nicole
February 18th, 2010
7:42 pm

OMG TY TY SO MUCH FN + SCROLL LOCK WORKS

44
Nicole
February 18th, 2010
7:43 pm

THANK U SO MUCH PRESSING FN + SCROLL LOCK WORKS ^_^

45
amanda
February 19th, 2010
4:01 am

Thankyou so much this is a great idea am so happy you decided to post this :) and the FN button worked a treat after 2 hours of me turning my computer on and off i should have just googled it :)

46
stephanie
February 21st, 2010
4:09 pm

thanks so much for the person who told me how to unlock it on an acer laptop…..great

47
omg.
February 24th, 2010
5:00 pm

THANK YOU!

48
BornStar
February 28th, 2010
2:34 pm

This help was invaluable. The switch happened when a microsoft tech was fooling around with my computer on a remote . . . but the regular techs at microsoft don’t have the fix! You all saved my bacon . . . May the good fairies of cyberspacia come to your rescue everafter . . .

49
Leslie
March 6th, 2010
3:37 pm

Oh my gosh, thank you. Never letting the cat get near my keyboard again!!! And happy to be able to type this!!

50
SANNAA
March 22nd, 2010
12:36 pm

HE3** 0E *3EASEEE! 5 BEG Y64 0Y 05CR6S6FT N40BERS CHANGED D6NT N6 WHAT A FN B4TT6N 6R SCR633 36C2 B4TT6N 6F ANYTH5NG *3EASE HE3* 0E N6W 0Y 054CR6S6FT HAS 36C2ED 5TSE3F AS WE33 *3EASE HE3* 0E A.S.A.*

51
Kelsey
March 22nd, 2010
1:25 pm

oh dear. SANNAA, I will try to get someone smarter than I am to decode and will send help asap.

FYI, “someone smarter than I am” is my sister or my mother. Whoever responds first.

52

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53
LaLa
March 22nd, 2010
1:37 pm

Oooooh no. Don’t look at me. I’m bookmarking this post so that I don’t ever have to hurt my brain looking for ways to unlock the scary number codes when they invade my laptop. All I got out of poor Sannaa’s message was “Please help” (although in my head, because of the number code, I hear a pitiful little voice saying “Peese hep! Peese hep!”). I’m sending positive thoughts and feeling otherwise fairly useless.

54
Joy
March 28th, 2010
9:53 pm

Sannaa’s message decoded:
“Help me pleaseee! I beg you my microsoft numbers changed dont no what a fn button or scroll lock button of anything please help me now my microsoft has locked itself as well please help me A.S.A.P.”

I don’t know if I can help you, though, Sanna. Are you using a laptop? Are you using an external keyboard with it? Do you have keys labelled with any of the following: “fn” or “Scr Lk” or “Num Lk” or “Ins”?

Give us more info and maybe somebody can help you.

55
nanase
April 3rd, 2010
6:27 pm

*ease he3*… 5 have an 5b0 c60*4ter th5n2*ad 3a*t6*. n6th5ng sa5d ab6ve has w6r2ed. 5′ve been try5ng t6 t4rn 5t 6ff f6r h64rs. D6es any6ne 2n6w what e3se 5 can d6

56
Jaffacake
April 6th, 2010
1:39 pm

Many many thanks for your help in putting on the blog I thought my husband has broke the computer by practicing his computer course. lol
Held Fn ans ins Num LK on my e system. brilliant.

57
SANNAA
April 20th, 2010
12:37 pm

u no i had a heart attack wen this happened i had 2 use the slow laptop instead and i just went craqzy!! thankyou so much for this blog! its likee google understood me lLOL nywais 4 me scrll lok etc dint work annd for the laptop all u have to do is that there is a butoin next to ctrl called fn whidch is beside the windows button and the alt button and press AT THE SAME TIME for scroll numm lock on your top right hand corner of laptop next to insert and delete.
is seems myna when the problem is fixed but wen it isnt it really can casue trouble. thankyou again for this bloggggg i can now right mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm without it bein 00000000000000000000 LOL xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

58
Tan5a
April 27th, 2010
2:54 am

He3*!!
Scr633 n40 32 b4tt6n st4c2 and cann6t t4rn 5t 6ff.
sad th5ng 5s 5 2n6w wh5ch b4tt6n 5t 5s b4t cann6t 2nd f4nct56n t6 t4rn 5t 6ff. B4tt6n 5s 35t 4*.
Have tr5ed ctr3, a3t, a3t gr and sh5ft.
Need 2nd f4nct56n.
He3*!!
Any 5deas+

Tan5a
‘s5gh’

59
Tan5a
April 27th, 2010
2:59 am

Sh643d 0ent56n that 5 d5d try t6 *4sh the scr633 b4tt6n – n6 d5d n6t w6r2.
Any 06re 5deas+

He3*!!

Tan5a
‘b5gger s5gh’

60
Tan5a
April 27th, 2010
2:59 am

Sh643d 0ent56n that 5 d5d try t6 *4sh the scr633 b4tt6n – n6 d5d n6t w6r2.
Any 06re 5deas+

He3*!!

Tan5a
‘b5gger s5gh’

61
Tan5a
April 27th, 2010
3:00 am

Sh643d 0ent56n that 5 d5d try t6 *4sh the scr633 b4tt6n – n6 d5d n6t w6r2.
Any 06re 5deas+

Tan5a
‘b5gger s5gh’

62
Tania
April 27th, 2010
3:11 am

Hey!!
what do you know!

It only took me 6 min to work it out with your help!
Thank you.

This is what I did for those of you who read every blog and still were clueless as I was (I won’t be suprised if I am alone in this – ha ha) but here goes.

I have a Presario laptop.
My scroll lock button/ num lk button is on a 2nd function.
To access the 2nd function ‘FN’ button on my laptop is located at the second from bottom left (next to left ‘cntrl’ key).

***Hold down the ‘fn’ button and press the highlighted scroll/num lk key to disarm.***

A good indication of the number lock button being a second function button (as in you need to press the ‘fn’ button to access these functions) are when they are bracketed. *triple sigh – I am feeling so clever (not)*

Brilliant site! It saved me hours of trying to find where I store the manual (probably left it in another country to boot) and hours of reading. Thank you Holy mama!

Tania
*quadrupal sigh*

63
Barbara
May 4th, 2010
12:32 pm

Obviously different computers have different settings so don’t get give up. This blog gave me a starting point to try and figure out which combination of keys to get my computer free.

On the hp EliteBook 8440p and hold down the ctrl alt then hit scroll/numlk key and you’ll be free.

Thanks for creating this blog otherwise I wouldn’t have had a clue where to start.

64
Angela
May 11th, 2010
1:11 pm

Thank so much for this. My baby whacked all the buttons and i thought OMG it’s wrecked!! I typed how to fix in google and had a good laugh at all the posts and the fact that i could actually figure out what was suppose to be written lol.

Thanks Sarah no24 worked for me x

65
Aquetta Stiger
May 15th, 2010
5:34 pm

So I tried everything on this blog but nothing worked but I decided to give it one more try before I gave up. Just go to start, program, accessories, on-screen keyboard and push the numlock button there and that solves the prob well it did for me anyway! thank god…….

66
Julia
May 16th, 2010
6:11 am

Thank-you – today you are my angel!

67
Taylor
May 18th, 2010
7:15 pm

Thanks for the blog and thank you commentors! “fn” button plus the num lk key worked like a charm. Cheers

68
tia M
May 24th, 2010
12:01 am

okay, so i have a laptop and you have 2 press the FN button, and for everyone that couldnt find tat button (like me) its by your space bar on the left. its in a square.

69
Meredith
June 6th, 2010
4:54 am

ok if, like me, none of the above worked, try shift F11 or ctrl F11 or alt gr F11 — one of them worked on my laptop but I don’t know which because I tried all of them one after another! x

70
D Alex
June 15th, 2010
1:05 pm

thank you!!!! 3 year old attacked my laptop; this worked!

Alt + Num Lk.

71
Raphael
June 20th, 2010
3:55 pm

Thank you so much! You really are helping so many people, you’ve basically saved several lives! Sleep happily! :D

72
Nikki
June 22nd, 2010
7:19 am

THANK YOU!! Tried every thing but number lock…

73
Richart
July 4th, 2010
6:54 pm

OMG i luuuvee u :) haha..:P

74
liz
July 18th, 2010
9:30 am

Rose you are a life saver. I have spent the last three hours turning the computer on and off getting very frustrated so thank you thank you thank you.

75
Hantu bungkus
July 27th, 2010
3:58 am

can s60e6ne te33 0e h6w t6 s63ve th5s *r6b3e0+
*3ease….5 need t6 d6 0y ass5gn0ents….

76
Neha
July 27th, 2010
8:50 pm

LOL you’re a lifesaver once again!!! i was just about to freak out when i randomly typed this on google. thanks for saving me time ;)

and for those still struggling, fn (a key on the keyboard…for my lappy it’s a button saying Fn in blue color and it’s at the bottom of the keyboard) + Numlock or NumLk (which is on the top of my keyboard) does the trick. Some of you guys might just have to press numlock button.

77
Mathias (sweden)
July 28th, 2010
10:19 am

Than2 y64 very 04ch! :)

78
Robin
August 13th, 2010
7:59 am

Wow ! I cant believe I keyed that in to Google andf ound you . THANKS A MILLION. On my lenovo its the FN button and delete. Thanks again! I dont feel so bad knowing I’m not the only one.

79
Katherine
September 3rd, 2010
6:24 pm

You saved the day! Thanks!!

80
Bever3y 6rr5s6n
September 4th, 2010
8:38 am

can’t f5nd 5t ….. he3*

81
Bever3y 6rr5s6n
September 4th, 2010
8:40 am

d6n’t have n4036c2 6n 0y 3a*t6*

82
Natalie
September 29th, 2010
8:28 pm

THANK YOU!!!!:)

83
Kate
October 2nd, 2010
6:08 am

OMG, thank you soooo much, i just got my new laptop after 1 day i was spazzing with the keys tying ahijdikuhjenwl.hnds, when i was board , and thank god 4 you!!!! <3

84
Sarah
October 2nd, 2010
7:49 pm

OMG This totally saved me! I have eight write up’s due for a class on Monday, and did not think I was going to be able to type anything! My son must have smacked it on when he was hitting the computer screen… Thank you!

85
S*ENCER
October 11th, 2010
3:00 pm

A33 THEESE ST533 D6NT W6R2 60G!

86
kirsti
October 27th, 2010
4:20 pm

thank you.! shift and num lock worked

87
Bridget
October 30th, 2010
6:42 pm

Thank you…thank you, thank you………my dog landed on my laptop and I thought he broke it….I was freaking out…and then I realized it was all the blue keys coming up…and thought how the heck do I get that off……. I had no clue so I googled….and there you were…THANKS!

88
martin
October 31st, 2010
11:08 am

haha, thanks for this – stupid cat knows exactly what button to press!! :-)

89
gemma
November 18th, 2010
5:14 am

thank you 65!
i have a samsung notebook. well i think thats what its called. one of the realy small ones anyway. and in tried every key on my keyboard and nothing worked there was nothing in brackets and half the keys seemed to be missing than a normal laptop so i tried number 65′s on screen laptop and wahoo it is done.,
mine was start, all programs, accesories then accesobility and thereit was but the keys you want is under NLK.

90
anon
November 19th, 2010
2:37 pm

OMG THANK YOU
Seriously, you just saved my life. You, and the commenter who said to try Fn + Num lock together. I love you.
(see, I can *say* that now I’ve got the L and O keys working, and all the others. I’m maybe slightly overexcited about this.)

:D

91
Joey Brown
November 22nd, 2010
10:08 pm

Thank you so much!!! I am so grateful you posted this blog entry. For me it was the fn and scroll key pressed together that fixed the problem.

92
Cookie
November 26th, 2010
9:32 pm

Haha thx God I found this blog. In my laptop it was fn + num lk

93
S4rendra S5nha
December 3rd, 2010
10:38 pm

5 a0 n6t ab3e t6 b36c2 scr633n40 b4tt6n

94
MMM
December 13th, 2010
6:56 pm

OMG YESS!!!!! IT WORKED I WAS CLAPPING MY HANDS NON STOP THANK YOU SOOOOO MUCH!!!!

95
Berend
December 20th, 2010
11:38 am

Thanx!

96
3ane
January 12th, 2011
6:44 pm

n6th5ng sa5d ab6ve w6r2ed

97
Jack
February 1st, 2011
6:19 pm

Omg this was so damn helpful. Thanks a bunch random blogger <3

98
Alex
February 17th, 2011
12:38 pm

OMG, thank you!!! You saved my brain cells:)

99
Kasi
February 17th, 2011
11:04 pm

Thank you guys. I typed n40ber 2eys 36c2ed into google and found this site. For what it’s worth, I have an IBM thinkpad and the shift + numlock/scrlk worked for me! I *never* would have figured out the combo of buttons my 2yr came up with on my own! Thanks again!

100
Melissa
February 25th, 2011
9:45 pm

Thank you!!! I held down the shift and Num Lk key and it worked great! Thanks again!!!!

101
Conradin
March 22nd, 2011
7:18 pm

Lolz, I just had this too! I use Linux, so at the first login, it would seem my keyboard worked fine. then, after, it would start the BS. I tapped the num lock and it didnt do a damn thing, but after reading this, I pressed a bit harder on the key, and wiggled it a bit, then the thing seemed to let loose. Thanks for this blog, as you know what i was able to type!

102
Shannon
March 27th, 2011
4:58 pm

You just saved me!! I have tried everything to get this num lock unstuck. even system restore. I stumbled across your post through google
n40 36c2 st4c2
Thank you sooooooo much. WHat a relief. (:

103
Lisa
April 2nd, 2011
8:01 pm

THANKS!!! You are a life saver!!!

104
brenna
April 5th, 2011
11:48 pm

Thank you!!!! Saved the day!

105
Jose
April 6th, 2011
10:57 am

Thank You so much, this definately had me baffed!
Fn and num lock worked for me :p

106
Audrey
May 1st, 2011
4:55 pm

THANK YOU.
I’ve been wandering around with a separate keyboard so that I could type!
Free at last!

107
Stephanie
May 2nd, 2011
3:46 pm

Thanks!!!!!

108
gabe
May 12th, 2011
8:57 am

press Fn and the number lock work dam cat thanks for this blog cause i was getting no help

109
mary westover
May 24th, 2011
2:13 pm

omg. I was an inch from tossing this out the window. I used the “fn” key. Never thought of that. I’m so happy now.

110
Cara
June 20th, 2011
2:48 am

THANK YOU SO MUCH! AHHHHH! YOU ARE THE BEST!
I typed my question in using the number lock, and this popped out! must be the cat that walked over the keyboard:) thanks so much!

111
Katieee
July 6th, 2011
4:54 am

omg! thanks so much!! I knew i had to push shift and num lock but it wouldnt work! Fn and num lock did tho :) :):)

112
nick
July 9th, 2011
8:05 pm

Thank you so much. My computer doesn’t have a numlock key that is labeled a such. FN+F11 worked. Like so many other people, I was driven to find your blog due to the errant perambulations of a cat.

113
R6s5e
July 10th, 2011
11:23 am

60g! He3-! what d6 d6/!/!
what 5s the scr633 36c2 b4tt6n/

114
Ata
July 22nd, 2011
8:44 am

Thank you very much for the post. After finding answer to this problem, i tried turning off my NumLk key but it wouldn’t turn off.

Finally, thanks to Roberts answer, I tried pressing Shift+NumLk. And it worked. Thanks once again.

115
Matt
July 30th, 2011
12:18 am

Oh my goodness…thank you so much for this. Of course I like everyone else typed that nonsense into google and found your site! You deserve a nice lunch or something from all of us!

And for the record…my laptop numock key is really silly…it’s literally the number 1 inside of the padlock icon. FN+that key = win. Who would have thought it’d be so damn literal (number inside a lock…doh!).

THANK YOU! 5 6we y64 s6 04ch!

116
Jessica
September 4th, 2011
6:44 am

i dont know how i did it, but thank god for this blog!
my laptop recently went in to be fixed and i thought something else was wrong with it now xD thank you!

117
Ana
September 12th, 2011
4:40 pm

My 1yr old was slapping my keyboard and put on the number lock haha i have been freaking out all day and your post saved me :D thank you!!!

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Eva
September 14th, 2011
9:43 am

omg thank you for saving me haha ;$

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Jenn
October 9th, 2011
7:30 am

OMG!!! Thank you thank you thank you morgan for saying it was the scroll link button!!!! I was about to cry…typed in number lock in a variation of numbers/letters and this was the first link thank goodness!!!!

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Jeremy
October 14th, 2011
6:45 pm

Thank You! My 19month old got a moment at my computer when my back was turned and I didn’t know what to do.

Thanks!!!!!

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Dianne Guido
October 15th, 2011
12:04 am

Thank you, thank you, thank you a million times over. I tried everything and spent hours looking for a cure to my “broken” new laptop. You cannot image the relief when I found your website and a simple solution like the Num Lk/Scr Lk key did the trick. You truly are a life saver!

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Claire
October 19th, 2011
8:39 am

Ha! Can’t believe this – glad I’m not the only complete idiot out there!
Fn Num Lk worked a treat for me. Bloody cat went to sleep on the keyboard! Thanks to all. x

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Eric
October 20th, 2011
8:23 pm

I’m glad I didn’t get snagged by this at work and look like a fool, especially since I’m in the IT department! For my Toshiba laptop, the solution was pressing the FN + NUM LOCK key combination. Thanks.

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Eileen
November 5th, 2011
1:56 pm

thank you, thank you, thank yoy. a milllion times–thankyou.
I had the same problem. I typed a message into google and your website came up with the answer. thanks again.

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Jody Deegan
November 7th, 2011
4:05 pm

Thank you sooooo much! Naughty beagle causing me bother too! On a netbook F11 is the number lock key but don’t forget to press ‘FN’ too. Good luck!

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Tehsin
November 16th, 2011
2:10 pm

God Bless You!

For me it was the (Fn) Key plus SysRq/Syst./PrtSc

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PW
November 23rd, 2011
7:48 am

it was shift scrlck for me on my junky old t42.

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joni
December 5th, 2011
5:57 pm

Thank you so much. I was working on a paper for grad school- 30% of my grade, and numbers started coming up. You are a GodSend!

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Fiona
December 10th, 2011
12:37 am

THANK YOU SO MUCH…. it was the dog!!!

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becky
December 11th, 2011
11:27 am

This comment is amazing….just happened to me, its Fn + F11 on a samsung laptop!!!
You’re a lifesaver

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IanInk
December 12th, 2011
2:25 am

Thanks for the info, mine was a cat related incodent too :D

For those still unsure:

hold down FUNCTION key + NumLock
Function is usually Fn, Number Lock is usually NumLk either F11 at the top of the keyboard or over in your extra number keys to the right.

You might get a little lock symbol turn up locking or unlocking, now try typing!

Hope that helps ;)

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Jessica
December 12th, 2011
9:35 pm

Thanks guys!!! Typing wonderfully now.

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nathan
December 13th, 2011
1:54 am

LOL ur a friggin genious! i just tried the”n40 36c2 5s 6n and w6nt t4rn 6ff” coz i knew i wasnt the only person to have this problem and decide to ask for help like that. anyway yah it was [fn + num lk] thank you everyone for the hint.

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T6n5
December 17th, 2011
4:46 pm

th5s 5snt w6r25ng f6r 0e as y64 can te33 !! HE3* ! *3ease s60e6ne -+ 5 th5n2 5ts ca4se 6f the 3a*t6* 5ts 25nd5 st4ffed

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1ess5ca...
December 29th, 2011
12:46 pm

s6….0y n4036c2 5s n6t 14st 6n, 5t 5s st4c2… 5 d6nt 2n6w 5f y64 w533 4nderstand th5s “sadface”

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silly mummy
January 5th, 2012
10:35 am

thank you!! im not alone
fn numlk worked a treat xx

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i
January 20th, 2012
9:35 pm

I reached this website because number lock was pressed and the keys weren’t functioning properly. Getting numbers instead of letters! I pressed fn f8(num lk) and it worked. Thank you to the helpful posters here. Good luck!

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Danielle
February 4th, 2012
12:09 am

Agree with all above! Wonderful idea!

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binny j
February 10th, 2012
1:00 am

5 a0 n6t ab3e t6 tye the character 5n 0* 3a*t6* 6r des2t6*.
he** 0e 0y n4036c2 5s 6n 2eyb6ard 5ss4e.

So welcome even i stuck in this situation where numlock is on and not able to work on my laptop…

Solution :- The solution for this is NUMLOCK is ON on your system..
you need to turn it off thats it…. combination may be different in different computer or laptop. Look your key board you find Numlk or somthing you can try Fn button +Numlk or shift+Numlk.

I was in more diffecult situation because of this problem my sytem get loacked and i am was not able to put passwork Always its says your password is wrong.. Anyway thank GOD its working fine now

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Genius Samaritan
February 12th, 2012
10:43 am

Thank you!

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gemma
February 13th, 2012
10:57 am

o my god thank you !!! third year student with a computer stuck on num lock not good !!! ow and if its a lenovo computer then its Fn + num lock thankyou so much guys xxx

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Jo
March 2nd, 2012
5:15 pm

ahhhh, thank you. Samsung is Fn + F11…. thats so much better, thank you…

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Jess
March 25th, 2012
7:25 am

Okay, for me it took me ages to work out even though the information is easily displayed. For me, it was just a simple press of the Num Lk key. Don’t hold the keys down!! It doesnt work x

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Sabrina
March 28th, 2012
7:48 am

Thank god for this!!!! My 10month old got a hold of this laptop and I couldn’t get rid of number lock and I did the same as I read the posts kept pressing fn and num lock instead of holding fn then pressing num lock! Thank god! This has defo been bookmarked to save me from a repeat haha

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erik
June 25th, 2012
9:21 pm

On IBM Thinkpad it is ” Shift” “ScrLk”.
Dont panic, dont destroy your computer….!!!!!.:-)

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tabatha
August 18th, 2012
11:12 pm

holy poo thank you, thank you, thank you! i’ve been having to press the fn key to not type numbers for 3 or 4 months now this is such a relief. THANK YOU!

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Jemielyn Calvelo
August 22nd, 2012
2:05 am

I was doing some fiddle-faddle thing at the kitchen and the bad thing is I left my laptop opened at my bed when all of a sudden my 10 months old baby woke up from deep sleep and I didn’t knew for once that he played with it. Anyway, Fn+Scr Lk didn’t work for me. Either Fn+Num Lk. But I found Break+Num Lk useful. Good thing. :)

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Greg
September 15th, 2012
9:46 am

I thank you. I have a thinkpad and I didn’t realize it even had this alternate number pad built in. Just for the hell of it I decided to Google with the think turned on and found your clever post.

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Kristin
November 14th, 2012
7:41 pm

YOU ARE FABULOUS!
I see that this post has been helping people over the years. Well, i had the circumstance of the kitten running over the keyboard. Thanks for helping me out of that pickle!

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Smi
November 20th, 2012
11:31 am

fnc + numlk did the trick. thanks so much

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Chris
November 29th, 2012
4:47 pm

Thanks a lot….. I spent 2 days trying to figure this out !

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Andy
December 6th, 2012
2:03 pm

Cheers love, that was driving me mental. My cat sat on the keyboard and everything turned into numbers lol. You have got him off the hook. I typed ‘he3* me my 2eyb6ard 5s 0a25ng n40bers’ Into facebook but none of my friends knew what I was on about.

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T6dd Z
January 13th, 2013
12:38 pm

5 have d6ne everyth5ng s4ggested ab6ve and 0y n40 32 2ey w533 n6t sh4t 6ff. 5 have an acer as*5re 453/. HE3*!!!

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lin
January 21st, 2013
10:50 pm

THANK YOU SO MUCH!! I AM SO GLAD I DECIDED TO TYPE he3-have-0y-n40-36c2-6n-and-cant-t4rn-5t-6ff into google! Bless you!!

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Rhyan
January 29th, 2013
7:23 pm

Thank you SO MUCH! I was ready to throw this laptop out the freakin’ window! I was getting seriously pissed. Thanks again!

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Gemma Hanham
May 1st, 2013
1:27 pm

omg i love you thankyousomuch hahahah i just had to write an essay whilst holding down the dreaded ‘fn’ button, not fun :L glad i found this post though :D

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funmi
May 12th, 2013
4:10 pm

thanks

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Dawn Melissa
October 4th, 2013
4:16 am

You fixed it, or someone on here did. It was the Fn key for me. I cannot thank you enough for posting this. You, whoever you are, are a great person for doing that. Thank you so much. :) Have a great day. You deserve it. Thanks for taking my frustrations away. :)

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kamila xx
November 15th, 2013
3:15 pm

OMG THANKYOU PEEPS U MADE ME HAPPY XXXXX

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