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    Thumbs up [RESOLVED] Keyboard Layout Issue with Thinkpad

    I received the following e-mail from someone I know. I know I've solved this before, but I can't remember. Does anyone know?

    When I take my laptop out of the dock it reverts to the funky alternate keypad numbers working on the letters for example, M becomes zero, etc.
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    Try Shift + ScrLk.

    Not sure about stopping it happening in the first place though, sorry - must be in the IBM software somewhere I'd imagine.

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    Sounds like you have "numlock" on. And no, that's not an insult. It's a setting that allows you to run the number keypad on a laptop keyboard using designated letter keys.

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    Yeah, but why would the numlock only be engage only when the machine is disconnected from the dock?
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    Good question. Maybe when the machine gets pulled out of the dock, the button gets hit by mistake? Does IBM say anything about the issue?

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    Tried the BIOS setup?

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    Exclamation Help! Thinkpad keyboard issues!

    This thinkpad was given to me by a friend and I am on the road with it for the first time, and I cannot get the regular alphabet back. It is using alternate keys - the calculator number set-up which alternates some of the letter keys. For instance, I type a "u" and get a 4. I don't know my commands well for this machine and tried the shift + scroll-lock mentioned below. It did not work. Also, I am able to turn num lock off and on but this does not affect the alternate settings.

    Any ideas? I am on a deadline and need this machine. I am sending this to you from the hotel's business center and it is costing me a fortune!

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    Does this help?
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    Have you tried the "Fn" key combinations? I used to have a T42 a while back and the way to enable/disable the number-pad feature was something like Fn+Numberlock. I can't recall exactly, but it DEFINATELY had to do with the Fn key.
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    solution

    I had the same problem and was driving me crazy.
    shift and the numberlock/scroll lock

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    Thanks MuFu, Shift + ScrLk worked for me and i'm typing using the same keyboards, hardly minutes ago i had this problem..

    Thanks again for the post & the reply..

    cheers, Murali..

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