"Jim" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> I have a Sony VAIO laptop (model PCG-FXA49). Like most notebooks, it has
> a "numeric keypad" built into the regular keyboard. This allows you to
> use the
> keys on the keyboard as
> if you're entering lots of numeric data.
> On most laptops, you press the "FN" key and another key to toggle the
> keypad on or off. Well, not on this one. I cannot figure out how to
> toggle OFF this feature to save my life. I CAN press the "FN" key and a
> number key at the same time in order to temporarily type a letter instead
> of a number but as soon as I release the FN key, the numeric pad is
> After an exhaustive Google on the subject, I've given up. I know it's
> something very, simple that I'm overlooking but I'm lost.
> So, does anyone have a VAIO who can tell me how to disable this stupid
> numeric pad?
That's true of most laptops, according to the manual that should have come
with your laptop you have to depress the Num Lock key to activate the
numeric keypad. I would suspect that the Num Lock light is on on your
laptop and you should press the Num Lock key to turn it off.