If you look closely at the numeric keypad, you will see there are also cursor positioning labels (Home, Page Up, Up Arrow, etc.) Way back in the '80's, the keyboard did not have the cursor keypads that now lie between the typewriter keypad and the numeric, and the numeric doubled as the cursor keypad. The NumLock key was the way to signal the computer which labels on the numeric keypad you were intending to use -- Numeric or Cursor. Why is it still around? Tradition! Hope that helps.
1. Laptop without number lock/alt codes?
you should have a key on your keyboard called num lock. press it and the letters on your keyboard become numbers. They should be labeled with small numbers but if they are not: J=1 K=2 L=3 U=4 I=5 O=6 &=8 (=9 )=0 On a laptop the same function is performed using the function key Fn pressed at the same time as the previous keys. Check your owners manual for confirmation
2. Where is the Number Lock key on the Dell Inspiron N4110 Laptop?
ankit, Unfortunately, the numlock and scroll lock keys are not present in the Inspiron N4110 / N4120 / 14R systems. Thank You, Dell-Jesse L Dell Social Media and Communities
3. I dont have a number lock on my laptop?
Hold Fn key, Press F11. Voila!!
4. What is the purpose of the Number Lock button on computer keyboards?
It changes the values returned by the num pad. It is very useful for rapidly scanning through text with the num lock disabled
5. How do you turn the number lock on and off a Toshiba laptop?
If you can not find the numlock key on your keyboard - which if you have not already you probably wo not , since most laptop keyboards are so basic they do not have one - you can always use your onscreen keyboard. To access your on-screen keyboard, just go to Start > All Programs > Accessories > Accessibility > On-Screen Keyboard. See if you can then find the 'nlk' key.
6. The number lock on my Samsonite Suitcase is playing foul. Is there any mechanism to unlock it?
I do not know of a mechanism, but a tool that might work is a jackhammer!
7. How do I get the Number lock key to be on during startup?
You will probably have to go into the BIOS settings to get the Num Lock to stay on. If you are not familiar with doing this you should ask a knowledgeable friend, since BIOS settings could get a little tricky. Good Luck!
8. Where is my number lock key on my keyboard?
It will say "Num Lock"
9. How do you change a 3 number lock combination?
try this one i hope it help
10. How do you turn off number lock?
Have you tried the numbers lock key? That is usually the first place to start
11. I forgot the number for number lock on my Aristocrat Suitcase. How should I open it?
If it's brand new, it's probably set for 000, 000. You are supposed to personalize it yourself after purchase. If this fails, you will have to go through the 999 possible combinations. About a half-hour's work. Consider it something to do while commercials are running on TV. Have fun!
12. HELP ME! What is the difference between a 'PIN NUMBER', a 'LOCK CODE', and a 'PUK NUMBER'?
That happens when the PIN code is entered incorrectly numerous amounts of times. Call your service provider, give them your name, and your phone number and they should have the PUK number. No, you do not have to bring it to the store. A PIN number is a Personal Identification Number, it could have multiple uses depending on the phone. A PUK lock can be fixed by using the top paragraph.
13. How to turn off the number lock key?
you just have enabled the numeric keypad. find the key "Num LK" on your keyboard. normally it is inline with the F keys on the right. to disable press and hold Fn key Num LK key. you can do the same if you want to enable the numeric keypad again.
14. I am locked out of my samsonite suitcase with 3 number lock,000 doesnt work nor code I entered,help please!?
You do not say if the lock is fitted to the suitcase, or if it is a "freestyle" lock.... If you have fitted (i.e. replaced) the original samsonite lock, check your work. It could be that something has slid out of place and sealed the lock. If you have replaced the old lock with another samsonite one, I would suggest saving your time, and call the nearest Samsonite distributor to see if they have something akin to a "master key" which may get you out of trouble. If the new lock is TSA approved, you may be able to get help from a department store, if they have the overriding tool which these locks depend upon. Other than that, try and find a friendly locksmith or keycutter who may be able to either break the lock, disassemble it or otherwise let you in. Good luck and happy travelling!