Hi, I have a Toshiba A305-S6872 since yesterday the fn+f5 key combination are not working...it seems that all other fn keys are fine just the f5 doesn't work. I don't know why this happened but is there a specific driver which I can download and resolve this problem?? If so then pls let me know I really don't know what to do and I am ready to follow any necessary instructions to follow...
a 6ya Technician can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repair professionals here in the US. click here to Talk to a Technician (only for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need. Goodluck!
- If you need clarification, ask it in the comment box above.
- Better answers use proper spelling and grammar.
- Provide details, support with references or personal experience.
Tell us some more! Your answer needs to include more details to help people.You can't post answers that contain an email address.Please enter a valid email address.The email address entered is already associated to an account.Login to postPlease use English characters only.
Tip: The max point reward for answering a question is 15.
1. Press the Fn key with the (usually) blue icon that looks like two monitors. That's usually Fn/F5.. That could help if the keys were pressed before and the video was redirected to an external monitor.
2. The ribbon cable from the motherboard to the monitor came loose, or wasn't inserted during the replacement.
You can switch to anexternal monitor by two methods.1. Connect the externalmonitor to the laptop's video port, power up the external monitor first and thelaptop. The video information will automatically switch to the externalmonitor.2. If you power up thelaptop first then you can switch the video output to the external monitor bypressing the Fn key and one of the Function keys, depending upon your make andmodel laptop. You can also toggle between the external monitor or both LCDscreen plus the external monitor or back to LCD screen only by pressing the Fnkey plus one of the function key. Here is a list of keycombinations for some of the laptops :-IBM ThinkPad = Fn + F7HP and Compaq = Fn + F4Toshiba = Fn + F5Dell = Fn + F8
You can turn ON the WLAN in two ways. The most common way is by flipping the physical WLAN switch ON. The switch is usually located at the front side of the computer (look below the light indicators at the bottom of the touchpad or at the left / right / side of the computer. On some computers, they're above the keyboard.
If that won't work, you might wanna try a combination of function key (Fn+ wireless key). For Toshiba laptops it's Fn+F8, and for Lenovo it's Fn+F5, Dell and HP usually uses Fn+F2 but every brand has a different combination so check the F1 up to F12 keys for the wireless symbol.
go into the BIOS settings and tell it to use the LCD/Monitor as a display.
press fn key+(F5 or F7 or F8) 1x or 2x or 3x.....
Fn key combination. The Fn key is located
at the lower left of the keyboard, normally between the CTRL and the ALT
key. Toshiba uses Fn-F5 to toggle between the laptop LCD and an external
display. IBM or Lenovo uses FN-F7, Acer varies with the model, using Fn-F5,
Fn-F3, Fn-F8, Sony Fn-F7, Dell Fn-F8, HP or Compaq, Fn-F4. There are variations
with the age of the laptop and not all manufacturers have standardized on
a key combo across the whole range, but you can usually figure it out from
the little graphics on the function keys that line the top of the keyboard.