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Q: Function Keys not working on Ideapad Y580 after up...

Hi,I upgraded my Ideapad Y580 to windows 8 and now I can't get the function key combination to turn on my wireless hardware.

Yash Manivannan

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A: Function Keys not working on Ideapad Y580 after up...

Please install lenovo energy management of windows 7 and then press fn+f5. The one of windows 8 does not work properly.

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A:IdeaPad U410- Numeric keys not working

Hi Murtuza,
Welcome to Lenovo Forums.
Does this problem occur on external keyboards? If doesn't, then there is a good chance that you would to get a new keyboard. Or try to reseat the keyboard connector or maybe clean it with some cotton buds to see whether that helps.
Click on Start --> Control Panel --> Ease of Access --> Ease of Access Center
Click on "Change how your keyboard works" --> Under Control the mouse with the  Keyboard
Uncheck the check box "Turn ON Mouse Keys" --> Click on OK. 
You can also refer to this thread.
Let us know how you get on.
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A:Adding an mSATA SSD to a Y580 ideapad

 If your old HD is still operating, you should be able to clone it using the steps shown below.   Be warned that you must clone the whole drive, including all the hidden partitions, and can only resize the Windows Partition or the OKR recovery will not work, so the new m.2 SSD must be large enough to hold the entire contents of all the partitions of your existing HD drive.    Use Windows Drive Manager to view the sizes of the other parititons on your HD> If you need to make room, back up all your data and then delete from the current OS drive partition before cloning. Read this thread as well, it points out some important rules that must be followed when cloning so thaat OKR will work afterwards. Hope that helps, and good luck
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A:Ideapad Y580 sound cutting out

One suggestion..... have you tried uninstalling the audio driver, reboot the computer and then install a fresh copy of the driver.  If the previous driver installation was faulty, installing the latest driver may have not corrected the problem.
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A:Dust removal in Ideapad Y580

hi marshchen,
Welcome to Lenovo Community Forums!
That application can only minimized collection of dust in the Exhaust system of your Laptop.
    Since the process of the vents is to get air fom the outside to pass through the heatsink . Dust collection cannot really be avoided.
   One symptom of a fan and vent dust is that when the vents blow very hot and minimal air and the laptop is heating up more than usual.
A yearly cleaning would be ok.
  You can refer to the Maintenance Manual of this model on how to open the cover and get to the heat sink.
You might also want to refresh and apply new Thermal paste to the Heat sink.
Just be careful on the plastic parts and also wear an anti static starp. If you're not comfortable doing this, You can opt to have a repair center do this.
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A:Function Keys not working

First thing to try would be upgrading your keyboard drivers. If not, what make and model is your laptop? It may have an F-Lock function that has somehow turned on and needs to be disabled.
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A:function keys not working

See if this setting makes a difference:
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A:Function keys not working

Should have added Inspiron 1564 Windows & and IE9.  It is not the actual function keys but the HOT keys.
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A:Function Keys not working

Hi sudsy,
Did you try going to the Asus support site and reinstalling the function keys drivers? Posting the complete model would also help.
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The online chat seems doing right by checking video driver, ACPI and BIOS.If one of those components was not right, the brightness control (fn+f7/f8) will not function properly. Since they dont know what you or other software have done, the easy way is to recommend you to do HP system recovery.HP system Recovery with factory installed feature will determine either you have software or hardware issue easily. If the recovery dont help then 100% you have hardware issue. My suggestion is to follow what HP support steps.
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A:FN + Function keys are not working

Hi, You may need to reinstall HP Quick Launch Buttons - the installer can be found on the link below. After the installation has completed, restart the notebook. Regards, DP-K
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A:Function keys not working

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A:Lenovo Ideapad Y580 - Keyboard Issue

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A:T440p some Function keys not working

Welcome to Lenovo Community Forums!
I?m sorry to hear that a few function keys of your Lenovo ThinkPad T440p is not working properly.
First of all, try reinstalling the hotkey integration features and power management driver.
Check if the keys are working in different applications. Some keys such as the function keys F1 through F12 will not work with every program. An easy way to test this is to open notepad or other word processing program and trying the key. Try getting into safe mode and see if the keys work. Remove the key from the keyboard and clean it. In some situations dirt, hair, dust, etc. can obstruct keys causing them not to work.
Please try to get into BIOS mode and see if the keyboard is working there.
1. If you are able to use the keyboard in BIOS, it could be a software issue. I would recommend in that case to do a System Restore which will revert the settings in your system to a previous time.
2. If keyboard doesn?t respond in BIOS as well, I strongly suggest you to contact our technical support for assistance.
Click here to open a link where you can select the country and get the exact contact support number. I?m sure they will be a great help.
Best Regards,

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Hi Dang

Every new notebook with preinstalled original recovery image (operating system) has preinstalled right drivers, tools and utilities so I?m really wondering you cannot use function keys.
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You can try to fix it installing Toshiba system driver and Toshiba function key utility but my opinion is that you should, if possible, reinstall OS using HDD recovery option. After doing this notebook will have ?factory settings? again and everything should be OK again.
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I have installed the Middleton Bios third party bios and was wondering if anyone came accross the same problem.
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here is what is going on;....
*thinklight does not work Fn+Pgup
*seems like none of the combinations using the Fn key are operatable.
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Does anyone else have these problems, and if so, what to do?
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I may have to go  back to the Lenovo Bios.
any help would be appriciated.
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A:T61 some function keys not working after installin...

rreinman wrote:hello,I have installed the Middleton Bios third party bios and was wondering if anyone came accross the same problem.I have installed it because I will be installing the 2.6 processor, and installing 8gigs of ram in my (i guess) is what is going on;.... *thinklight does not work Fn+Pgup*seems like none of the combinations using the Fn key are operatable.* Ctrl/Alt/Delete does not work either.    I've installed the middleton bios over 200 times and never had any problems like this, but I'm wondering if you installed the version with Fn/Ctrl swap which is designed to change the functions of these keys. Try using the Ctrl key instead of the Fn key, if that works then the only problem is that you installed the wrong middleton bios. It is distributed with both versions. Considering that all the problems you list include using either the Fn or Ctrl key, I'd say this is your likely your problem.   

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Try this: press alt+ctrl+fn
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A:IdeaPad Y580 - "Energy Management" killed my batte...

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I was told it has to be water damage

Not true. In fact, water in the keyboard normally does not cause permanent damage. That is, once the water dries, all works again - most of the time. But that does depend on many variables - type of keyboard membrane, how much water, if just water (no sugars or cream, for example), and how much dust, dirt, oily hair/dander, cigarette smoke, cookie crumbs, etc. are under the keys when the water was spilled. The greater damage generally comes when the water works it way through the keyboard and into the computer's electronics.

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>untill it stops working in the near future (next day or so!!!!).

The Fn buttons are controlled by Flash Card Support Utility?
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A:function keys

hi, welcome to TSF

it could be a combination with the numlock key and shift key or the fn key. or it could just be the numlock key itself. you can go here and get the user manual it should tell you how to use the keyboard.
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Hi sigurd, welcome to sevenforums - the place to be,

have you looked at this tutorial?
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There is probably a utility from Toshiba that needs to be installed, along with these,

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Do you have another keyboard that you can plug into that laptop? Doing that will let you pare down the possibilities.
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Still no Response, Anyone?
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did you try keytweak?
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A:Reversing the function keys

Hi, Yes, I've been using F1-F12 keys daily for the last 35 years or so but luckily I always use external keyboards when using laptops (on or off docking stations). You may not be able to swap but disable. Please use the following article: Regards.
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