Dell Inspiron 1501 Laptop

By zoey73
Jan 12, 2010
  1. The right side of the keyboard only shows the keys in the <function mode. Letters m,j,k,l,;,u,i,o,p,/, and 0 all show up as if the function key is locked on. What should i do?

    I have no idea how this turned on and I can't get it turned off! Please help.
  2. raybay

    raybay TS Evangelist Posts: 7,241   +9

    You may have to replace the keyboard.
    What operating system. What connectin. On what were you working when the change occurred.

    You might try turning the computer upside down with the screen open flat, and use a can of Dust Office to clean out all the debris embedded under the keys. That often works. Do not just untreated compressed air.
  3. zoey73

    zoey73 TS Rookie Topic Starter


    i can still type on the keyboard but have to hold the Fn key in order to type the regular keys.

    My kitten stepped on the keyboard when I was working on it and must have turned something on.

    I am operating in Vista.
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