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Special keyboard keys not working.

Calculator, email, search, connect, help, volume up/down, mute buttons all stopped working on my keyboard. Only the sleep button works of the special keys across the top of it. Keyboard is a Compaq, PN 5187-5023. Hope you can help.

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  • smithraiders Nov 18, 2008

    how do i get the volumn keys working

  • Anonymous Mar 16, 2014

    where's the sleep button on keyboard compaq laptop

  • Anonymous Mar 21, 2014

    volume button does not work on keyboard

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You need install or reinstall the driver software that came with the computer this keyboard was supplied with. Windows itself doesn't know what those keys do.

If you are still using that computer and you haven't erased the original factory software, the drivers should be in a directory somewhere on the hard drive. Compaq usually has a folder called "compaq" on the root (that is, it should be c:\compaq) and a folder in that called "drivers". This isn't always true, but the drivers you need should be in a similar folder somewhere.

If you don't have the drivers on the disk, you can download them from the HP/Compaq website, but you'll have to have the computer model number.

Posted on Dec 06, 2008

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