How to Unlock the Number Lock on IBM Laptop Computers
Laptop computers have the benefit being convenient and independent, but amongst their disadvantages is a keyboard without a separate number keypad. As for most applications number keypads are needless, they can be helpful for data entry. Laptops occasionally give a number keypad by giving certain keys double duty, permitting them to enter numbers instead of letters when a "Number Lock" setting is turned on. Number Lock, though, can get turned on by mistake, or enabled by an operating system by default, which can actually spoil your typing. If typing "M" ends up showing a "0", Number Lock is possibly the problem.
1. Step 1
Attempt to find function key. On a T-series ThinkPad, it's in lower left hand corner. It must be named "Fn," and lettering may be blue, green or red rather than white. If laptop needs a "Fn" key, utilize the "Shift" key for Step 3 below in its place.
2. Step 2
Find the key named with "NmLk". On a T-series ThinkPad it allocates a key with "ScrLk" which placed among "PrtSc" and "Pause" keys. Other IBM laptops, "NmLk" key share a key with "Delete."
3. Step 3
While pressing "Fn" key or "Shift" key based on model, press "NmLk" key. This must turn off Number Lock and restore keyboard to its normal state.
4. Step 4
Num lock on an IBM laptop is a "toggle" set. You can turn it on by using similar steps.