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The function key, labeled "Fn" and located in the lower-left corner of your keyboard, is a useful feature. By pressing "Fn" along with one of the numbered function keys at the top of the keyboard (F1 through F12), you can adjust your screen brightness, enable and disable your touchpad or wireless modem, lock your computer and complete a variety of other tasks. These keys will not work if the "Fn" key is not pressed along with them. While the "Fn" key itself does not turn on and off, there are settings that can make it behave differently, or seem to be disabled.
Click "Start," then "All programs" or "Programs," then "Toshiba." Select "Utilities," then "Accessibility." Place a checkmark in the box to make sure the "Fn" key will work whether you press it simultaneously with the F1 through F12 keys or immediately before pressing those keys. Customize the other options on the screen, then click "OK." Test your "Fn" key. One of the easiest ways to do this is by pressing "Fn" and "Esc" at the same time. This toggles the sound on your computer on and off, and will show a speaker icon on your screen if it works. Press "Fn" and "Num lock" at the same time if the "Fn" key still does not work. Use the "F11" key if your laptop has no "Num Lock" key. Test the "Fn" key again, using the same method as in Step 4. Locate a licensed repair technician if the key still is not working. A hardware issue may be at fault. Hope this helps.
Are you talking about the colored icons on the function keys such as the wireless, the brightness of the screen and the volume of speakers? If so, you have to Press and Hold the FN Function key at the lower left portion of the keyboard then hit the function key that you want.
Notice that the color of the FN key matches the color of the function you want on the function key. Anytime you see that, you have to Press and Hold the FN key.
Some systems might have the task with a square around it on the function key. In that case you would Press and Hold the key at the lower left portion of the keyboard that has the square on it.
There are a couple of reasons that a laptop screen could blank our. The first is that many laptops have the ability to output video to an external monitor or projector, such as for video presentations. In order to save battery life, there is a function key combination that can be used to blank the laptop screen. Most laptops have these "functions" on the F1-F12 keys in blue and there is an "fn" key that must be used with them to activate the function. Look for a key that has a blue "square" with vertical lines on either side of it. This is the Monitor function key. Press and hole the "fn" key, then press the Monitor function key. See if the screen returns. A corrupted video driver could also be the problem. Do you have any display when booting up? If so, try using the F8 key to get to SAFE Mode. If you have a display there, check and see if there are any problems with the video driver, or just reload the driver. The third possibility is the the LCD's backlighting source may have failed. IF this is the case, you probably have an older laptop and replacement is usually cheaper and more cost effective than repair.
but if you want to use tha additional features of function key like save, load, close and many more then you can get the software directly from official website of sony. alternativel you can download hotkeycontrol xp by which you can reconfigure you keyboard to add extra feature and options
As far I know FN keys are related with specific motherboard drivers.
Thoshiba recovery cd/dvd during restore/re-install, loads all toshiba drivers and utilities for operating fn keys.
If the operative system loaded in the laptop is no OEM then you will have this problem, and in order to fix it you must:
First install the operative system (clean install)
Second install: chipset drivers. This drivers instructs the operative system how to detect specific hardware. Must be installed in first order.
Third: install drivers (ethernet card, audio, video controller, toshiba utilities, etc). At this point verify all FN keys ( check display settings, stand by/ hybernation, etc).
four: Load all software needed (microsoft office, etc).
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.
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:-