Question about Sony VAIO VGN-NR385E Laptop
Just Installed Windows 7 pro 64bit on my machine and the FN keys are not working
GO TO THIS LINK AND DOWNLOAD ITEMS INSIDE TAB NOTEBOOK CONTROL AND UTILITIES AND INSTALL IT AFTER THAT DOWNLOAD Sony Shared Library FROM FOLLOWING LINK.NOW RESTART YOUR LAPTOP EVERYTHING WILL WORK FINE.
Posted on Jan 12, 2014
check under your "processes" in the Windows Taskmanager and see if you can find anything listed that starts with "hk" like "hkserv", "hksrv" or "hkcmd" .. That would be your hotkeys, if they were working. :) This means the driver for your hotkeys is missing or corrupt. Now, go to this site here: http://esupport.sony.com/perl/select-system.pl?PRODTYPE=24&NAVDISP=pc and enter all your info (like model number, ...), then you'll be able to download the proper hotkey driver for your model Vaio. write back if it worked. regards, Tom
Posted on Apr 06, 2007
The solution is as follows, which worked for me:
- Install Windows 7
- let it update all the drivers that it needs to
- Install additional Sony drivers that you need (XP drivers work just fine, but make sure to install them in Administrator mode, so, Run as Administrator), such as camera, fingerprint scanner, etc
- Install the Notebook Control Device Driver (without this the other software does nothing)
- Sony Utilities DLL
- Sony Shared Library
* restart computer *
- Sony Video Shared Library
- SUS (Setting Utility Series)
* restart computer *
- VES (VAIO Event Service)
After this one the Fn keys will start to work. The S1 and S2 keys don't work due to something to do with UAC (but I don't need them anyway)
- VAIO Control Centre (will allow you to change what the S1 and S2 keys do, even though you can't use them :) )
That's it and it worked for me.
Posted on Apr 27, 2009
the function keys doesnt need any extra driver.
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
Posted on Jul 06, 2009
SOURCE: Sticky FN Key problem
Laptop keyboards are notorious for sticking after time due to small particles of dirt or oils from our skin and if you smoke believe it or not smoke from a cigarette is very bad on keyboards and computers in general.
What you can do to try to solve this problem is to get a can of canned air then turn off the laptop and dissconnect the power cord then
get a very small flat tip screw driver and CAREFULLY pry off the faulty key pad then take a q tip and some rubbing alcohol and wipe the area that it connects to .
Now take the canned air and spray down the entire keyboard and let sit for 10 minutes then replace the key pad and then replace the power cord and turn on the laptop and see if this now will work ok
Please keep me posted on how this is going
Best regards Michael
Posted on May 27, 2010
Testimonial: "Man, I'm gonna test this after work... can you mail me? Sony's esupport told me somethings... [email protected] Thanks a lot! All the best."
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