apple keyboard number pad doesnt work

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by faumble, Jun 11, 2008.

  1. faumble macrumors regular

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    Help! My applekeyboard number pad doesnt work on windows via bootcamp (works fine on osx 10.5.3), I have the latest firmware for the keyboard on macos and have checked the software update on windows but nothing fixes it, what can I do?
    thanks in advance
     
  2. Siron macrumors 6502

    Siron

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    Hit the "Clear" key (it's the same as the NumLock key on a PC keyboard).
     
  3. flyinmac macrumors 68030

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    Confirmed. That's what you need to do. Even on my Microsoft keyboard I have to hit the numlock key to use the numeric keypad as a number pad.

    On PC's, there is a setting in the BIOS to set the numlock to be either on or off at startup. Since Apple doesn't use a BIOS, there's no way to toggle this to be the default.
     
  4. faumble thread starter macrumors regular

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    thanks :)
    this should be on somewhere, maybe on the bootcamp manual or faq!
     
  5. tonyC4L macrumors newbie

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    Wow, I can't believe the solution to this problem was so simple. I never would have thought of that.
     

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