Having problems with your Dell Inspiron 1501 Notebook ?

Must hold function key down.

\015 I have a Dell Vostro 1000 that has recently started acting up. To use keys u, i, o, p, j, etc (keys with function options) it is requiring that you hold the Fn key down for normal use.... I tried the Fn + NumLock solution but that did not solve the issue either.\015

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Hmm...first, is your "scroll lock" key lit up? if it is, you activated the number key pad for your laptop. if fn + scroll lock doesn't work, try re-installing the operating system (xp or vista) although it may be a pain :(
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