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FN button function appears to be 'stuck' on

I can't get any keyboard buttons to work unless they have a blue FN function and it is this function that it actions. Previously working fine??? PLease help!! Thanks, Alan

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Update bios will solve the issue.

Posted on Oct 10, 2007

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Re: FN button function appears to be 'stuck' on

This would appear to the case of the button actuates the FN function is stuck down. Have you tried repeatedly pressing to to free it to try pressing it as if you need FN and perhaps the normal will work -which will then indicate a further line of enquiry

Posted on Sep 27, 2007

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