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Function Key Issue

Whenever I type a key that has a function command associated with it, the function key command is executed as if the "Fn" key was pressed down. When pressing the "Fn" key and then pressing the same key, it acts as if the "Fn" key is not pressed down. I've replaced the keyboard but to no avail. I have searched the Acer support site for a keyboard driver but could not find one, also I would use the recovery disks that I created when I bought the notebook but as I'm sure you've guessed, I have lost them:( Any advice or direction on what driver I need and where I can find it, or is a Motherboard problem? I'm positive that it has had no water damage so I am baffled at this one....

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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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I'm wondering if you have a function lock key. Try turning on numlock and scrolllock while typing. Either that or you could use system restore and possibly the integrated diagnostics of the laptop to see if the issue is hardware or software related (hardware would show up in diagnostics) for you to contact Acer. Usually one goes to them by pressing and holding the Fn key (ironically) and pressing the power button, or by selecting it from a boot menu (by pressing F2, F8, f12, or whatever key it is on boot up.

I would suggest for the mean time, just taking the key off and holding it down using tape. Or you could press the key a few times if it's causing trouble, or press and hold it (if that is what causes the Fn lock, I'm sure it exists for a 'good' purpose but have never actually used it). I might experiment with this one :P. Definately sounds absolutely not like water damage :P

Hope this helps, stay spicy and happy lappying :)

Posted on Dec 16, 2008

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Use air compressed can to clean under and around key (if issue could be mechanical)

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