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Windows 7: keyboard lights

29 Jan 2011   #1
flogit

windows 7 home premium 64bit
 
 
keyboard lights

Hi,Just joined this forums.Not long had this laptop its a compaq presario CQ61.Windows 7.Its woking well just a small question been looking through the user manual but no luck,What it is on the top right side of keyboard just above the page up key there ia a small whit light and beside the light it says ''ALTEC LANSING''.Then below just above space bar there is another white light.
can anyone please tell me what they are for do they light up for a warning of some description or other.
Thanks in advance.


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29 Jan 2011   #2
linnemeyerhere

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

flogit, Welcome to SF. Sorry I looked all over the web for some details and it's not looking good for full details on this model. I watched two lame video's and all I can guess is could this be the numbers lock indicator? You should have a manual which you can download or it may be hiding in the machine as a file, could be time for a complete read ! Good Luck.
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29 Jan 2011   #3
alphanumeric
Microsoft MVP

Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center 64 bit
 
 

''ALTEC LANSING'' I believe are speaker manufactures. If I had to guess that light indicates the status of your onboard sound. The light is probably off if the onboard sound is muted or turned off. Look for a symbol next to the light to try and tell what its for. I just recently got called to help a friend with a new laptop. Her wireless wasn't working. It turns out she inadvertently turned it off by hitting a key on her keyboard. Laptops don't have a full size keyboard and some keys may have up to 3 or more functions depending on what other hot key you press. Anyway, laptops will have keyboard keys to disable your wireless adapter, onboard sound, etc, so you can save battery power. The various lights tell you if said device is on or off. Sometimes they just change color. The symbols next to the light are meant to tell you what its for but some of them are not obvious. You'll just have to go thought the owners manual.
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29 Jan 2011   #4
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Don't worry about those lights. There are no "warning lights" on laptop keyboards. Just status indicators. For the rest see above.
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01 Feb 2011   #5
flogit

windows 7 home premium 64bit
 
 

Hi thanks all for info the answer was the number lock light.
Thanks all.
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01 Feb 2011   #6
linnemeyerhere

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

Cheers flogit ! Glad you sorted it out and what a good guess on my part.....lol !
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