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LCD/External Monitro I am trying to use an external monitor with my laptop for a presentation - but I have a small problem - my fn+ LCD key will not work after I upgraded over to XP pro -- I have the new bios update but no 3 1/2 floopy is there a way around this fix.

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    am trying to use an external monitor with my laptop for a presentation - but I have a small problem - my fn+ LCD key will not work after I upgraded over to XP pro -- I have the new bios update but no 3 1/2 floopy is there a way around this fix.

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Check on bios if there is an option where the fn key is enable and disabled.

I am not sure what you mean with 3 1/2 floopy ...

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