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ACER not forthcoming with details of functionality of Fn keys. need to know how to close cove and add either VGA monitor or HGTV as monitor

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U must download ur fun key driver first but in this case u always can add vga monitor it printed in f5

Posted on May 19, 2013

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SOURCE: Acer Aspire 3000 Series Numerical Keyboard/Function Key Problem

if using XP go to my computer, right click>properties>hardware tab>device manager>look down list for keyboard, click '+' sign and highlight your keyboard and right click and select uninstall. Restart the notebook and the keyboard will be installed automatically along with the drivers and should set it back to default.

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SOURCE: Function Key Problem

your keyboard driver may be corrupt, go to my computer, right click>properties>hardware tab>device manager and go down list to keyboards, click '+' sign, right click on your keyboard and select uninstal. Restart your notebook and the keyboard and drivers will be reinstalled automatically and should be as normal, but check for any updated drivers at Sony:- http://www.vaio-link.com/downloads/preinstalled/preinstalled.asp?site=voe_en_GB_cons&m=2303

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SOURCE: Aspire 3000 Keyboard Lag

Try running an Antivirus and Antispyware application.
One of your other programs is interfering. (as it disappeared in safe mode)
Try deleting things out of the Startup in the Start button menu.

Posted on Mar 14, 2008

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SOURCE: Function Key Issue

Your keyboard may have a function key lock (could be up in the right corner) that locks the keys in the Fn mode. Look for that. I have seen this on several keyboards. On some keyboards I've been able to get around this by hitting the print screen, scroll lock, or pause key to unlock it.

Posted on Jan 29, 2009

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SOURCE: green function key locked on acer laptop

Hey, I've just been having this problem. Try pressing CTRL + SHIFT + FN all at the same time. I found out that I had to press them once to turn on the green keys, and then press them twice more to turn it off. I hope that works for you.

Posted on Feb 15, 2010

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