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Category: Hardware
Type: Question
Author: Clark Orcus
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Why the light of my Caps Lock is not working? Even when my caps lock is on, the light on my keyboard does not glow.

As a result, I cannot be sure of my caps lock being on or off. Unless I type.

Is there anyway to fix it or should I buy a new keyboard?

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# Comment Id: 51180

If you are using a wireless keyboard, try to change the battery from it. If it is a wired keyboard, you will need to access the system key commands like the num lock, scroll lock and print screen. You need to turn the F Lock on. Clicking on the F Lock will turn the lights on or off.

See for the keyboard status lights. Use the On Screen Display (OSD) option. Just download the software depending on what brand you are using. And once it is installed, click the Start menu and search for your keyboard settings. Double-click on the lights that you want to change under the Reassign a Key Wizard. Clear the key name status and untick to Disable the On-Screen Display check box. Or tick it to enable it and click Finish.

# Comment Id: 51196

If you mean the light on the keyboard, then it’s worth checking the hardware. There can be issues with the LED hardware.

If you mean the onscreen indicator and you have a dell laptop, go to the Programs menu and look for a dell quick set. Click it and your on screen indicators will return. 

You can give a try to this app which I found very useful. It is called Traystatus.

This tiny app is known as TrayStatus

Link to the app: http://www.binaryfortress.com/TrayStatus/

It has many features like: NUM Lock status, Caps Lock status etc.. Worth giving a try. TrayStatus can show information like num lock status, Caps lock status in your taskbar's notification area.

Alternatively,

You can use the accessibility features of Windows to audibly notify you when you've pressed the Caps Lock key. Here are the steps:

Click Start, go to Control Panel. Click Ease of Access > Select “Change how your keyboard works” from Ease of Access Center. Click the Check Box for Turn on Toggle Keys. Click Apply. Click OK.

The Toggle Keys feature if turned on will beep whenever the Caps Lock, NUM lock or the Scroll Lock keys are pressed.

# Comment Id: 53418

The tiny app you have suggested calling TrayStatus is a gift from heaven. It's very convenient to use! My malfunctioning keyboard should be replaced soon though. Thank you everyone.