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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: f-theodorou@ti.com).

thanks

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Hi frth,

I think you didn't install the application called the "DELL QUICKSET UTILITY" that's why you haven't been seeing the onscreen indicators at all.

You can install the application using the Drivers and Resource CD of your laptop. Or if you don't have the discs then you can download the file at this location:

http://support.dell.com/support/downloads/driverslist.aspx?c=us&l=en&s=gen&os=WW1&osl=en&catid=&impid=&SystemID=WRK_NBK_PNT_P4_M60

Look under the category of APPLICATIONS then under that you should the Dell Application -Quickset, download and install it. And that should fix your issue.

Hope this helps!

Peace! :)

Posted on Oct 20, 2008

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