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Feynt
01-08-2012, 01:25 AM
So I'm trying to use Blender and all the camera presets are by default on the numpad keys (1, 3, and 7 are axis aligned cameras by default). Apparently though, my G74S is feeding the standard 1-9 keys instead of proper "numpad 1", "numpad 3" and so on key codes. Is there some setting I'm missing, or did ASUS cheap out on this?

BrodyBoy
01-08-2012, 01:52 AM
Correct...it's not a standard numerical keypad. I don't think they went "cheap," just dumb.

dstrakele
01-08-2012, 01:54 AM
You can 'upgrade' the G74 keypad number keys to numpad keys by flashing BIOS 202 or later. See the OP in the "Drivers, Apps, and How-to's" thread for the latest BIOS. Be sure to follow the instructions at the bottom of the post to increase the odds of a successful flash. Otherwise, your laptop may be rendered unusable and headed back to ASUS to get fixed.

You'll note the NumLock key will be locked ON when you fire up after the flash.

Feynt
01-08-2012, 02:34 AM
Yes, I had read about the numlock issue. I don't really care about that, I use the numbers so much more often than the additional navigation keys. Thanks for the input.