Fn+f2 / fn+f10 / volume up/down: icon not shown on screen
I have a dell M60 laptop, when I press fn+f2 (antenna on/off), the icon showing the antenna is on/off is not shown on the screen, but the function is working anyway (i.e., I can connect/disconnect from wireless), but I don't see on the screen in which state I am. same with fn+up/dn (volume), no icon, so I don't know at what level the volume is. for fn+f10 (eject), it doesn't work at all.
any help someone? (I'm new on this site, my email @ is: firstname.lastname@example.org).
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Fn+F1 Suspend switch
Fn+F2 WLAN switch
Fn+F2 Bluetooth switch
Fn+F3 Access to the E-mail
Fn+F4 Access to the Internet
Fn+F5 Brightness down
Fn+F6 Brightness up
Fn+F7 LCD on/off
Fn+F8 LCD/CRT switch display
Fn+F9 TouchPad Lock
Fn+F10 Volume on/mute
Fn+F11 Volume down
Fn+F12 Volume up
Fn+Space Power 4Gear eXtreme
Fn+V Camera capture
Fn+A Light Sensor
1. Press the Fn key and while holding it down, press the F8 key momentarily to toggle muting of the speaker. An icon of the speaker appears at the bottom middle of the screen showing muting on or off.
2. After making sure the muting is off (no slash symbol on the speaker icon), press and hold Fn again.
3. With Fn pressed, press the key with the upward triangle and speaker symbol to increase volume which is shown at the bottom middle of the screen by the green lettering & vertical bars Volume ''''''''''''
4. With Fn pressed, press the key with the downward triangle and speaker symbol to decrease volume which is shown at the bottom middle of the screen by the green lettering & vertical bars Volume '''
most dell laptops use Fn+F2 or Fn+F10 key yo turn on wireless. Fn is located in the left bottom and is usually blue. hold this button and while holding it press ether F2 or F10 one and then release it and then release Fn. it should show notification on screen that wireless got turned on but not always. try one and then try internet and then try another. you might want to try repair option after each of buttons you press so if you press Fn+F2 give it like 30 seconds and if no internet you can do right click on the wireless icon b the clock and click repair or troubleshoot. Here is also link that has some other laptops including different models. http://forums.speedguide.net/showthread.php?t=214308
I can make most of them out
Fn+F1 Toggles the External VGA port
Fn+F2 Toggles Wireless on and off
Fn+F3 Battery Meter
Fn+F4 Brightness Decrease
Fn+F5 Brightness Increase
Fn+F8 Volume Decrease
Fn+F9 Volume Increase
Fn+F10 Print Screen
Usually, if there is no HARD SWITCH for wifi, there is an equivalent keyboard key combination to turn wifi radio receiver ON. Look at your laptop's Function Keys: F1, F2, ... F12. Among them there is an icon for WIFI, something that looks like an antenna with wave signals. Now press and hold the FN key and press that function key with the wifi icon. Example, if the wifi icon appears at F10, then press FN + F10 to turn your wifi ON or OFF.
Most systems today you can enter the BIOS with pressing F2 at boot. Some use F1, F10 or Del to enter setup (It should be on the screen at boot which key to enter setup) Once in BIOS navigate to the wireless device and see if it is Enabled
You can also look at the Function Keys, as most portables have a Fn + functin key combination to enable wireless (look for a radio tower Icon on a Fn Key, With Dell it is Fn+F2 not sure on HPs)
Hi, Right-click on the taskbar and click Properties. Click the Notification Area tab and make sure Volume is ticked in the list. Now uncheck the Hide Inactive Icons box and press Apply. It should be there now.
At the left of your power button, past the word PRECISION, there is a
slot for a screwdriver. With the screen fully open, use that slot to
remove the power and volume buttons. At the other end of the stip you
removed will be the connector that connects the buttons to the
motherboard. Reconnect it better. I had this problem too.