Numpad Hotkeys on Asus Laptop

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I have an Asus g73sx and it's a wonderful machine but it seems to be lacking a numpad button. When I am in-game and would like to use numpad 5 as my hotkey to eat food, it just pretends that I am hitting the normal 5 above the letter keys to fire blast. In place of the numlock key is a calculator!

Also, when I try to use the numpad slash and asterik for my mounts, the game registers those keys as num slash and num asterik. So...how does it not register my numbers as num keys?

Thanks for your time / help!
There will be a numlock type button on it, just not obvious (hint, the keys will have more than one character on them, and often a different colour. There will be an activation key, the same colour, to toggle the function).

Let me show you the keyboard...


http://www.notebookcheck.net/typo3temp/pics/77790cc322.jpg
You would probably be better off checking out Asus support to see if there is a button/mode that you are missing to turn on the num lock feature to access the keys on the num pad.

The only thing I can think of...have you tried holding down the fn key when hitting the numbers on the num pad? I know that's the key I have to hit to access my num pad numbers, but I don't have an actual num pad, mine are just a different color on my keyboard.
On the left hand bottom of your keyboard, do you see the key that has the "fn" on it next to the windows key? That is the key that toggles number-pad on and off.
It should be the fn (function key) that is how most laptops are. in your example on my laptop it would be fn + i = num pad 5
I had a similar problem with my laptop. It liked to function as though the Fn key was depressed by default, and you had to press the key to turn it OFF (which, of course, is an idiotic way to have the laptop ship by default). There was a bios setting that I could change to easily swap this behavior, and now it works fine.
09/12/2011 02:05 PMPosted by Moriarty
On the left hand bottom of your keyboard, do you see the key that has the "fn" on it next to the windows key? That is the key that toggles number-pad on and off.


Negative sir.

It appears that the way they make this keyboard is that they have the numbers always in use so that there is no reason to even have a numlock.

That's my theory anyway.

I mean, I can always use the numpad and hit the 5 button for example, but it doesn't register AS a numpad key, just a normal one. Now, to anyone who doesn't need a million hotkeys, this would seem perfectly fine and normal, but not for me!
There has actually been a fix for this posted on the ASUS forums (I have the G74SX, and it worked for me). I think it's on the 3rd or 4th page of this thread:

http://www.asusrog.com/forums/showthread.php?3220-Asus-G74SX-A1-Keypad-Problem&highlight=keypad

Hope that helps!
There has actually been a fix for this posted on the ASUS forums (I have the G74SX, and it worked for me). I think it's on the 3rd or 4th page of this thread:

http://www.asusrog.com/forums/showthread.php?3220-Asus-G74SX-A1-Keypad-Problem&highlight=keypad

Hope that helps!


Wow, thanks a bunch. You're awesome =]
You're welcome, glad I could help! :)

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