N/APosted on - 04/09/2015
Hello, I want to type numerical letters and any other symbols without typing different keys. For this I always use ‘FN’ key . But suddenly the ‘FN’ key was settled so I can’t type any word like ‘p’, ’o’, ‘e’. Then, how can I reset the ‘FN’ key. Actually I am trying to restart my laptop and nothing find positive. How to recover from this? Thank You
Problem with ‘FN’ key in my laptop
Happy to support you!
The non-functioning “Fn” key is an issue that one may randomly face. Most of the times, reason is either a minor physical damage due to misuse or over use or a change of computer settings which the user is unaware of.
Anyway, first of all, make sure if the “num lock” is turned off in your key board as it may also block the functionality of some of the keys.
Also if you can remember when it stopped the functionality, it is possible to try a system restore to a date before the issue.
Turn on the on-screen key board and check whether its Fn key is ok. (Also you can use the on-screen key board in the meantime of getting the problem solved.) If yes, click Start | Run (or press Win key+R). Then type SFC/SCANNOW command and press Enter to do a system file fix or a restore, if any issue is present.
Even it can be a malware that causes the issue. So, try doing a full system scan.
After all these steps, if the keyboard’s Fn key is still not functioning, you most likely have a bad keyboard & better to try a repair install.
If you provide more information, we would be able to support you further.