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Keyboard does not function

Most of keys do not function on keyboard

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  • java85 Jan 01, 2009

    I recently bought an HP 530 laptop.

    Obviously they gave me Windows Vista, the first thing I did was to change to Windows XP.


    When I had vista I could use all the FN buttons, like volume-/+, brightness-/+, mute, sleepmode, lock computer, browser etc... 

    Now that I have xp and already installed the drivers from hp official website, it doesnt work.

    Please Help me.



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Is this a laptop or desktop?

For desktops you will need to replace the keyboard.

For laptops you can hook up an external keyboard or replace the built in keyboard.

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Plug a USB keyboard into the USB port on your laptop if you have recently used an external keyboard with the laptop.

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