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Vaio Laptop Function keys aren't working.

Q: Vaio Laptop Function keys aren't working.

Hey all i keys aren't Laptop Vaio Function working. got one more problem with my Vaio After i reinstalled Windows XP Pro don t have original sony Vaio Laptop Function keys aren't working. recovery cd the function keys stopped working I mean ones to change brightness of the screen volume switch to external monitor The ones that can be accessed by pressing quot Fn quot key I m not talking about those dedicated keys that aren t on the keyboard I did downloaded ALL drivers that were on sony drivers page but function keys are still inoperable I looked in BIOS and there was option to switch between different modes of Fn It said that if Function keys aren t working i might Vaio Laptop Function keys aren't working. want to switch between those and see whichever will work I tried switching restarted pc every time but Fn keys still aren t working It s Sony Vaio VGN-FS Pentium M Centrino mb ram http esupport sony com perl swu-list pl teType OriginalI quot m thinking about getting Sony Recover CD and reinstalling windows perhaps it has some hidden drivers for quot Fn quot Any other ideas Any help or advice will be greatly appreciated Thanks

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A: Vaio Laptop Function keys aren't working.

Go to BIOS and check with factory defaults. and reboot the laptop
then check with the function keys, and check wiht F8 key also, if it works then problem lies with the OS
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after a fresh install of windows xp on this sony vaio laptop the Fn keys to enable video output to an external video source seems to be dis-abled, anyone know where i can get the software to put back into windows? i have been to look for drivers but all i see is the sony dll utility driver and the service driver of some sort still no Fn keys seem to work

can anyone help please?

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anyone know how to resolve please?
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Recently I had some trouble with a virus My AVG deleted all of the effected files and since with the help of SweetTech in the malware forum my computer is clean again However I think a few of the files that were deleted were in charge of the blue keys which among other things allowed me to change the screen brightness zoom in and out change screen Laptop Function on Vaio Sony virus keys clean disabled after up to a monitor or tv and sleep the computer However some of the functions where you have to press Fn for do work like Scr Lk and a few other keys I do have a list of Function keys disabled after virus clean up on Sony Vaio Laptop all of the files that were deleted I m not sure if these functions are the Function keys disabled after virus clean up on Sony Vaio Laptop only things not working but they are standing out at the Function keys disabled after virus clean up on Sony Vaio Laptop moment Here are all of the files that were deleted that had Sony related file names there were more deleted files if anyone needs to see them Maybe someone can tell me if one of these would cause me the described problem and if there is any way to remedy c Program Files Sony VAIO Event Service VESMgr exe c Program Files Common Files Sony Shared WMPlugIn SonicStageMonitoring exe c Program Files Common Files Sony Shared VAIO Entertainment Platform VzCdb VzCdbSvc exe c Program Files Common Files Sony Shared VAIO Entertainment Platform VCSW VCSW exe c Program Files Common Files Sony Shared VAIO Entertainment Platform VzCdb VzFw exe c Program Files Common Files Sony Shared WMPlugIn SonicStageMonitoring exe c Program Files Sony VAIO Event Service VESMgr exe c Program Files Common Files Sony Shared VAIO Entertainment Platform VCSW VCSW exe Thanks in advance for any help Flea
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I installed a fresh copy of Windows 7 64bit on an ASUS X50IJ laptop.
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I cannot seem to get them to work no matter what I do, I would appreciate any help, thank you
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I own a VGNCR-35G/L Sony Vaio Laptop. Installed Win7 Ultimate x64 a few days back. Did a clean install since i wanted to get rid of viruses in case any.

But on doing so i've not been able to get the Fn keys to work and so havent been able to reset the brightness in my laptop.

I've tried installing all the Vista drivers especially
1) sony ddl utils
2) VAIO event service
3) shared library

Did anyone have this issue and solve it.
Any help would be great!


A:Fn keys not working in VGNCR-35G Sony Vaio Laptop

Did you look on the Sony web site for Windows 7 x64 drivers?
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Having searched for a solution I followed the instructions for ensuring the Human Interface Device Access was set to Automatic and Started.

However, these functions still do not work. They were working fine about a week ago so I am wondering if the latest Windows update has something to do with this?

A:Sound & Internet function keys not working - Medion laptop (P6624)

Welcome to the forums AuntyJean!

That's entirely possible I guess. Have you tried updating any drivers for any of the hardware affected? Medion's download page is here , you might want to check MEDION UK - Downloads
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I want to fix my functions keys for sound, briteness in VAIO VGN-NR260E with windows 7, 4-5 years old laptop. Any suggestions would be helpful.
I downloaded SOAVES-70192615-US.exe from the Sony help site, installed it and rebooted but the function keys don't work.


A:Fix for function keys of VAIO

I've requested that this new thread be merged with your other thread and that your other thread be reopened, since it involves the same display issue.


Here is the support site for the Sony VAIO VGN-NR260E laptop.

If you click the "Manuals, Specs & Warranty" tab, there is a link to the on-line user's guide.

It's in PDF format, so you need to have Adobe Reader or some other PDF reader installed in order to open and view it.

Page 27 provides the list of the function keys.

Pressing Fn + F6 increases the display brightness.

Pressing Fn + F5 decreases the display brightness.

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I have just done a clean install of Windows 7 on my Vaio VGN TZ16GN. Most things are working well now however I am stuck on getting the function keys (screen brightness and volume control) to work, and the internal microphone isn't working (with Skype or speech recognition) either. Any suggestions?

Initally both the camera and mousepad were not working correctly either however updating the drivers (vista ones) from the Sony-Asia website solved this.

Thanks in advance. I have been browsing this forum a lot and have appreciated all the help and support.

A:Vaio function keys and microphone

Hi Encey,
I think it must be drivers too. Try to find 32 or 64 bit drivers (which one your win 7 is).
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hi everyone,,,,
I bought a new sony vaio laptop and its model is VPCEH25EN. I have installed windows 7 ultimate 64 bit, after installing it, installed the drivers which i found in the site So my problem is that my function keys are not working. So could anyone tell where can i get the drivers for function keys. I will be very greatful if anybody helps me out.

A:sony vaio function keys driver

Sony is very good about putting ALL the drivers needed for all the hardware on their site.

So the driver for the function keys is there. But depending on the model there can be as many as 40 or more installer files!

It took me all evening to download them all, burn a DVD with them and then install them to restore custom hardware functionality after I also wiped and installed a clean Win7. (Of course I left off the bloatware )

So it's surely on the site if you go to the section for your exact model. The only hard part may be that the driver will not say "Function Keys Driver" but will have some compeltely cryptic name like "HWInstaller2"

I would DL everything and install everything but the obvious bloatware. At some point you will find your keys magically start working... (I'm sorry that I don't remember the name of the exact file that got my keys working, but if your laptop was a different model than mine then the driver may be different too)
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A:F2 F3 F4..... Keys aren't working


Do I understand correctly that those keys are not detected correctly at all?
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A:Some keyboard keys aren't working

Quote: Originally Posted by Obviousczech

Have plugged in two different usb keyboards and the same buttons don't work. Delete, return, num3, num6, num9 backspace. don't work. I have run virus scanner, and malwarebytes antispyware, reinstalled drivers and reinstalled keyboard software. Both brands of keyboards are different and find that both have same issues means its windows. The two keyboards i have I have tried in different usb ports and the brands are Logitech G11 gamming keyboard and some no name gel rollup keyboard.

They both USB, wireless, Bluetooth, or PS2?
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A:Number keys aren't working

Hi, See if you can log on via the on screen keyboard - at the sign in screen, click the Ease of Access icon ( lower right corner ) and select On-Screen Keyboard. Regards, DP-K
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A:keys aren't working correctly(Using on screen keyboard)

Sounds like it could be a mechanical fault Keyboards work as a matrix of switches and if there is a problem with the interconnections it can sometimes cause apparently random failures such as yours. If you were getting the wrong characters I would suspect a software issue, (which of cause it still may be),

My best advice is to see if you can find a local Tech that gives free estimates for repairs and let them diagnose it for you, if you were dealing with a desktop it would be a simple swap out of the keyboard but laptops are not that easy to either get at the keyboard to check/change or to pick up a keyboard for testing.
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A:Dim function keys not working

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:function keys not working

See if this setting makes a difference:
Reversing Function keys on P75-A7200 Windows 8 - TOSHIBA FORUMS
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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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I would really like to remove vista ultimate and replace it with vista home premium .This os is running perfectly on my other sony laptop .Can you advise if this is feasible and ,if so , how do I go about it ?
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A:Function keys not working

If the laptop has a recovery partition, you can revert the OS back to the factory default OS. Or, the laptop may come with Recovery disks. You can also buy the Recovery disks from the manufacturer sometimes.
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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

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

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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Laptop keyboards don't last forever. It may be time for a replacement
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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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Would there be drivers or something else needed to get this keyboard to work on the new computer?


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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.
Have you noticed some problem with certain keys or with al F keys?

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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A:Function keys stopped working

Try this: press alt+ctrl+fn
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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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Hi I am new to Windows 7, I just upgraded my Windows Vista Business x64 to Windows 7 Professional x64

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I tried the this option and it did not work:
Run: Msconfig
Startup: and i cant find the "HKserv or HKserve.exe"

and i also tried:

Run: services.msc
Services (Local): i cant find the "Vaio Event Service"

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please help me thanks

A:Help! FN keys not working on my Vaio VGN-Z36GD/J

Update the software and/or driver from the Sony Support Downloads webpage for your model.
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So, yesterday, I wanted to turn battery care off and I couldn't. I had to install a series of drivers and components for it to turn off. It finally worked somehow.
Somewhere in the middle of doing that, the FN keys stopped working. I have the VAIO Event services and it's currently started. Still nothing.
I have a Sony VAIO VPCEB32FM with Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit.
If you can help, that'd be great because I tend to use FN quite a lot.
Also, I think one of the services or drivers caused a slight black-screen delay after the welcome screen.
Update: The volume one works, but it doesn't show the little popup when I turn the volume up/down/mute. The other ones still don't work such as brightness, zoom, etc.

A:FN keys on Sony Vaio not working

Hello CamiKitti and welcome to Seven Forums.

Without knowing which "series of drivers and components" you installed to eventually turn off battery care, it's impossible to offer a definitive fix for your current issues. Try using system restore to roll back your computer to a date/time prior to having the battery care problem. Your Vaio should now be in the same condition as before (unable to turn off battery care) but the Fn keys should be working.

System Restore

Instead of haphazardly installing drivers and components did you attempt to use the diagnostic tools provided through Vaio Care? It works very well to maintain my VPCEB47GM using Sony approved drivers and components when called for. If you don't have Vaio Care installed there's a link in the third blog comment.

Tips & Tricks: What is VAIO Care

If Vaio Care can't solve your battery care issue and if you feel the need to reinstall the drivers and components that led to your Fn key problems, I'd suggest you install just one driver or component at a time. Immediately reboot the Vaio to make sure everything is still working properly. Then install the second driver or component, reboot, check for proper operation. Either everything will install correctly and your computer will still function properly, or you will know exactly which driver or component is messing up.
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A:Laptop function keys

There should be a fn lock on your keyboard somewhere.
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A:Hello everyone...Function Keys for Laptop

Have you tried to install the Vista drivers?
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Hi guys,

Please help with a keyboard problem on my desktop PC....

I have windows 7. I just discovered that some of the function keys on my generic dell usb keyboard (which doesn't have an F lock button) doesn't work. I say some because I only use some of them

F1 - it just beeps every time i hit it
F2 - it just beeps every time i hit it
F5 - it brings up my unikeynt program in the front
F3 - it just beeps every time i hit it
HOWEVER, F11 key does work, toggling between normal and full screen

I tried switching to another generic usb keyboard and have the same problem, so it's probably not keyboard related. I tried the same function keys within MS excel, and they do work as they are intended.

The function keys worked this morning and nothing was installed since then.

thank you
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Your problem may be that you have to press the "fn" key plus the function key, some manufacturers do this.  So to make the F1 work for example, you press and hold the "fn" key, and press the F1 key.
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As you can imagine, very weird. I left it for a little bit while I unpacked and when I came back to it, it seemed to have settled down, but some of the keys had stopped working all together. These include the space bar, the z, the s, the shift key, the left alt key etc. Basically, several on the left side of the space bar. I am having to use a USB keyboard but obviously I would rather not have to.

Does anyone know how to fix it, or should I lug it over to the nearest computer repairs place?

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"Does anyone know how to fix it, or should I lug it over to the nearest computer repairs place?"... Tears contain salt, salt is corrosive. Yes, take it to a repair place and tell them what you told us
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I spilled coffee on my laptop and i cannot log in to windows as the "b" key is in my password and cant get it to work.

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Is there a way i can bypass the log in password in safe mode? to reset the password.

or is there anyhting i can do.


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Replace the keyboard or use a external keyboard.i tried cleaning with mets and nothing.I'm not sure what that (mets) means. Did you pour more liquid into that laptop? Liquids and laptops are a bad idea. Anything that gets into the keyboard will usually end up on the motherboard of the laptop. What make model and country. Here in the USA You can often find a laptop keyboard for $20 US or less.For temporary use or permanent if portability is not needed a USB external keyboard should work.Good LuckRoger
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Try to re-install keyboard drivers as third party apps can interfere

Give some Kudos, if you find my post helpful. #Lenovo-NeverStandStill
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A:Some of my laptop keys are not working

hello raj, This is quite common in laptops well it was with mine.

I found out that the problem was cause by crumbs below the keys. but it is really easy to fix. It could also be caused by the key bracket.

place a flat head screwdriver or your finger nail, at the corner of the key, And apply a little upward pressure they key should pop offf.

Have a look for any crumbs ect, wobble the bracket to see if this helps.

To re-apply they key just place it on top of the bracket and push down until you hear a click.

Let me know if this helpde.
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A:Some keys in my laptop not working

We are just fellow end Users. We can't send out an engineer. You do not give us the model number of your laptop but I sense you are not interested in self-repair. If the project is urgent in the short run I suggest you use an external usb keyboard to get your work done while you wait for HP to respond. Sorry I have no more control over the situation.
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A:certain keys on laptop not working

lol, how old is the laptop? they're designed to last about 2 years then start dying.