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Function keys dont work

Special function keys esc-F8 will not respond to the FN+ task... they will however work assigned regular function...(eg F5 will refresh page just fine) Toshiba Satellite 5005-S504 PC Notebook I have tried every thing I can imagine to do short of giving the lappy flying lessons out the door!

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  • texas_jade_a Dec 02, 2008

    Ok thanks but I dont know how to even get into the bios to start... and second I can hit the fn + f11 and that turns on my 10key number pad so I assume the fn key is not disabled it is just the controls that go along with the fn key that I cant seem to get to work eg...esc= mute or f6 f7 brightness up and down or f1=lock, none of these work

  • pices_k Dec 24, 2008

    i have toshiba harman/kardon 5005-s504 but the problem is my function key doesn't work i mean i can not increse decrease brightness and volume by using fn key

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Go BIOS and check if the FN key be disabled.

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