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VAIO Notebook Fn Keyboard not working

I just found out recently that my Fn key does not work. All the keys that i can use for sound, lighting, monitor, sleep and scr Lk cant be used. Didnt know what happened... Tnx!

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Re: VAIO Notebook Fn Keyboard not working

Check under your "processes" in the Windows Taskmanager and see if you can find anything listed that starts with "hk" like "hkserv", "hksrv" or "hkcmd" .. That would be your hotkeys, if they were working. :) This means the driver for your hotkeys is missing or corrupt. Now, go to this site here: and enter all your info (like model number, ...), then you'll be able to download the proper hotkey driver for your model Vaio. write back if it worked. regards, Tom

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