Sometimes restarting your computer can solve many problems. In such a situation, it should be done in this way:
- Disconnect the keyboard from the system unit;
- Will re-launch it;
- And in the process, connect the keyboard itself.
While it’s worth being honest, the chance it works is extremely risky.
Change of position
If no damage was found to the wires, there is one more thing to make sure. Maybe the numbers on the top of the keyboard do not work because of the port, in which the same device is connected?
If, after reconnecting to all connectors of the computer, the situation has risen, then you should try the additional option. Try connecting to a second device. If this did not work, then you should think about changing the damaged thing.
Question to the cord
If in the process of work many or even all of the keys have stopped working, then it is worth checking the cord that connects the keyboard to the system unit. First of all, it is important to check the connecting element coming out of the device itself. Inspect it carefully and make sure there is no external damage caused by kinking.
Also walk the entire length of the wire. It is worth paying attention to whether there are cracks or other visible damage somewhere. Make sure that the wires do not eat your pet (if any).
The reason that the numbers on the top do not work on the keyboard may be contamination with various debris. For example, a crumb from food. The first thing to do is to turn the device over and shake it well, so that the remnants of debris that have gotten into the space between the keys fall out.
You can also try carefully removing the button caps and cleaning the surface with a brush. But this must be done with extreme caution. Otherwise, there is a high probability that you will only make things worse.
The numbers above on the keyboard do not work: reasons and remedies
System unit and its components. Complex enough equipment, in the work of which it is better not to interfere unnecessarily, so as not to lead to the occurrence of any error. However, you need to be less careful with computer components. Especially with such as input devices.
The material will discuss the reasons why the numbers above do not work on the keyboard, as well as what to do if this happened.
Why is this happening?
Quite often, the buttons on the keyboard can fail. This can be due to a variety of reasons. And not all of them depend on the user.
The culprit of the malfunction may be details such as:
- Dead batteries on a keyboard that works via a USB adapter or Bluetooth.
- Another prerequisite may be a damaged connector to which the equipment is connected.
- It may also happen that the keyboard does not work after cleaning. This is explained by the fact that the user may not have completely put the keys back on. Or completely damaged the mechanical part of Some buttons.
In short, there are a lot of options. Let’s now figure out how to fix such an unenviable situation.
Lack of drivers
Sometimes the numbers at the top of the keyboard do not work due to outdated or missing drivers. This problem is solved in two ways. The first one is quite simple:
- On the Internet, go to the keyboard manufacturer’s website;
- Go to the page with downloading drivers;
- Select your device from the list and download the software.
However, not all peripheral components have their own sites (for example, if the manufacturer is unknown).
Then the drivers for the keyboard can be updated or installed in the second way:
- Launch the search box by clicking on the corresponding icon in the start menu bar;
- In the search bar, enter the phrase “Device Manager” and run the Found standard application;
- In the list that opens, find your keyboard among the connected devices;
- Right click on its logo and select the driver update function.
How to type characters on the keyboard
We all thought at least once how to print, for example, an original smiley or make the folder name invisible. There are tables with which you can learn to print additional characters. Such characters are called “special”, and the commands themselves are Alt-codes and are designated as AltX, where X is a number in decimal notation.
By using the numeric keypad while holding down the Alt key, you can type characters such as:
- © (Alt0169)
- ☼ (Alt15)
- ♪ (Alt13)
- And also write invisible folder name (Alt0160).
Numeric keypad not working on Linux
In Ubuntu, the buttons on the Numpad are used in combination with the CtrlAlt keys to control the active windows. The ShiftNumLock key combination disables mouse emulation, after which you can use the number pad.
On the computer
Keyboards for personal computers are usually larger than those for laptops. Accordingly, manufacturers distribute the free space in such a way that the user is as comfortable as possible with all the keys. Therefore, the numeric keypad is often allocated to a separate sector.
Keyboard for personal computer
In the photo, all the keys of the additional keyboard (on the right) are highlighted in a separate group. In the upper left corner of this group is the NumLock button (location may vary for different models). Pressing it turns on the numeric keypad.
Enable numeric keypad
When NumLock is off, the keys will behave differently. So, under the numbers 8, 4, 6 and 2 arrows are drawn. This means that these keys will work as normal directional buttons (which are located to the left of the number pad).
Number keys 8, 6, 4, 2 act as directional buttons when NumLock is off
The number keys 7, 9, 1, 3, 0 and “,” can be used as Home, PgUp, PgDown, End, Insert, Delete buttons
So, enabling / disabling NumLock does NOT completely disable the side keyboard, but change the purpose of some keys.
Numeric keypad on computer and laptop
The number pad is located on the right side of the keyboard, but it is not available on some models. It contains numbers, as well as symbols that are used in the calculator (addition, subtraction, multiplication, division).
What is Numeric keypad
Numeric keypad, Numpad or numeric keypad. this is the section on the keyboard that contains the case and is used for faster right-handed number entry and for Special characters.
It should be noted that the numbers are in reverse order than on the phone keypad.
In the so-called stripped-down (compact) and in some game versions, the digital block is absent to reduce the size.
The number pad is on the right side of the keyboard
The indicator light does not light up after pressing the NumLock button
There is a possibility that the keyboard is defective. Plug in another keyboard and try again. If the button still DOES NOT light up. the problem may be missing or not updated drivers.
The problem of pressing one key on the keyboard multiple characters
Sometimes, while typing from the keyboard, a situation arises when keys stick and several characters are typed at once. And the problem is not that you press the keys for too long. The whole point is in the keyboard response settings.
To change these parameters, you must manually enter the word “keyboard” in the search bar in the start menu. A new window will appear in front of your eyes, when you open it, you should correctly adjust the delay rate of entering a repeated character.
From now on, you will not worry about why the keyboard on the computer does not work correctly.
How to disable
Disabling the numeric keys on the right side keyboard (or on the letter key for some laptops) is done in the same way as enabling. Let’s briefly describe the required actions:
- If you have a side keyboard, pressing the NumLock key will disable it (more precisely, switch to another functionality, as we indicated above).
- If you have a side keyboard, look for the numbers on the letter keys. In order to disable these numbers (switch them to letters), you need to press a key combination, which may differ for different laptop models. Usually this is the Fn button [some function key].
What is Num Lock responsible for?
Num Lock or “Numeric Lock” (translated as “fixing numbers”) allows you to use the number keys, those on the right of the keyboard. That is, if you press the Num Lock key and the indicator in the upper right of the keyboard lights up, then the numbers of the case will work when you click on them.
If you press again, and the indicator goes out, the keys 2,4,6,8 will work as arrows down, left, right, up. And also you will launch the cursor control system, including the Home, PgUp, End, PgDn keys. But with all this, the number keys when pressed will NOT work like numbers.
There are similar comments on the On-Screen Keyboard, because there are numbers on the right there.
Why numbers don’t work on the keyboard
The numeric keypad, which is the main part of the keyboard, is a very handy tool for typing numbers quickly. But, from time to time, users are faced with the fact that it stops working. In this article we will tell you why the numbers do not work on the keyboard and what to do to solve this problem.
Case numbers do not work due to disabled Num Lock
There is a Num Lock key in the upper left corner of the numeric keypad. It can be used to turn the numeric register on and off on the numeric keypad. Just above the Num Lock key there is an indicator with the same name. If the indicator is on, it means that Num Lock is on and the numeric keypad is typing numbers, otherwise the numeric keypad works as arrows and controls the cursor. The picture below shows the location of the Num Lock key and its indicator.
Therefore, if the numbers on your keyboard, which are located to the right of the main part of the keyboard, do not work, then most likely the problem is that you have Num Lock turned off. To fix this, press the Num Lock key and check the indicator, it should light up. After that, check the operation of the keys on the numeric keypad, if this was the problem, then they should start working in normal mode.
It should be noted that in some cases the location of the Num Lock key may differ from what is shown above. It is found on laptop and gaming keyboards. Also, in some cases, Num Lock can be combined with another key, for example, with the F11 key, as in the picture below. In this case, in order to press Num Lock, you need to use the Fn-NumLock key combination.
If the keyboard is compact, the name of the key itself may be abbreviated. Therefore, DO NOT be surprised if you see NumLK or NmLk. This is the same key, only with a shortened name.
Case numbers don’t work due to Windows settings
If the Num Lock key is enabled, but the numbers still do not work, then the problem may be in the incorrect settings of the Windows operating system. The fact is that the “Control Panel” has an option that allows you to control the mouse pointer using the numeric keypad. If this option is enabled, then you cannot enter numbers using the numeric keypad.
In order to check this option go to the “Control Panel”. In Windows 10, you need to press the Windows-R key combination and execute the command “control”.
In the “Control Panel” you need to open the section “Accessibility”.
And then the subsection “Center of Special Opportunities”.
In the “Accessibility Center” section, you need to scroll down the page and go to “Simplify the work with the mouse”.
Here you need to turn off the option “Enable pointer control from the keyboard” and save the settings using the “Apply” button.
After that, check the operation of the numeric keypad, if this was the problem, then the keys should work.
The numeric keypad can be disabled. This is the most common reason why the right numbers on the keyboard do not work.
To enable the numeric keypad, find the num lk (NumLock) key and click on it. This way you will be able to use numbers on your keyboard case.
If the number keyboard does not work on a laptop, then try pressing the Fn Num lk key.
Why don’t the numbers on the keyboard work? (Decision)
As you may know, the right side of the numeric keypad is called the “numeric keypad”. It allows you to quickly and conveniently type numbers, multiply, divide and perform other mathematical operations. But what to do if the numbers on the keyboard do not work?
Don’t worry, the solution to this problem is very simple. Next, we will consider two reasons why the numbers on the keyboard do not work.
Also the right side of the numeric keypad may NOT work due to incorrect settings. over, in this case all keypad digits do not work except 5. To solve this problem, follow these steps:
Right click on Start and click on “Control Panel”.
You can also left-click on Start and type on the keyboard the text “control panel”, then click on the Corresponding section to go to it.
In the “Control Panel” window, click on “Accessibility”.
Then go to the “Accessibility Center”,
Scroll down a bit and click on “Make the keyboard easier to use”.
You will see a section that says, “Control the mouse with the keyboard.” In this section of the window, you need to uncheck the box next to the inscription “Enable pointer control from the keyboard”.
Click the “OK” button at the bottom of the window.
Done! Two simple solutions to the problem when the right numbers on the keyboard do not work.
Be aware that if you have a keyboard hardware failure, you will need to take your laptop or desktop keyboard to a service center.
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