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clone1008
Blue Screen Again
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Fn+Space not working Windows 8 clean install Z500 Touch

I just installed a new SSD in my Z500 Touch and did a Windows 8 clean install. Everything seems to be working fine except the Fn+Space feature to turn on and off the back lit keyboard. The keyboard is now constantly lit up and i can't seem to turn it off. It will go on and off if I close the lid but I can't manually turn it off. Any suggestions?

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Re: Fn+Space not working Windows 8 clean install Z500 Touch

hi clone1008,

 

Thank you for using Lenovo Community Forums!

 

    You might need to check the Lenovo Energy Management as this software that controls the Fn+space and other function keys.

              This is the version for your computer,

 

Lenovo Energy Management for Microsoft Windows 8 (64-bit)

Try resetting your BIOS to default settings as well.

 

Hope this helps,

Cheers!

 



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clone1008
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Re: Fn+Space not working Windows 8 clean install Z500 Touch

I already had the correct version of Energy Management installed but I tried again and it didn't help. I also tried resetting bios but it didn't help either. Is there somewhere in the Energy Management program that I can see if there is a problem?

clone1008
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Re: Fn+Space not working Windows 8 clean install Z500 Touch

I am pulling my hair out trying to figure this out. Here is something else that seems odd. When I go into BIOS settings, any thing I select that needs a Fn + key works ( F10, F5, F6...etc.) So I know it's working just not in Windows 8. It worked when I first recieved the computer though. Any help guys?

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Re: Fn+Space not working Windows 8 clean install Z500 Touch

hi clone1008,

 

 Did the FN+Space Worked when you were inside BIOS utility?

 

Solid Cruver

Thanks,



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clone1008
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Re: Fn+Space not working Windows 8 clean install Z500 Touch

I just went and tested it....no it doesn't work in bios either.....should it?

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Re: Fn+Space not working Windows 8 clean install Z500 Touch

 
Your Issue I would say is Hardware
You can call support for this matter since you're still within warranty
or
If you're comfortable with this you can
try to reseat the connection of the keyboard to your Mainboard
You can try checking this Manual in re-seating the connection.
Hardware Maintenance Manual - IdeaPad Z&P Series
lenovo_z_p_series_hmm_v1.0.pdf
45.7MB
 
It should be on page 37 of 121,
 
Just be careful in the process, because any damage may not be covered in warranty.
 
Hope this helps,
Cheers!
 
 



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shahabedin
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Re: Fn+Space not working Windows 8 clean install Z500 Touch

i have this issue, at time i opened laptob box FN+space didn't worked , google in internet explain to me the indian release hasn't key board back light how can i understand?
my system : Z500 with out touch
my os : windows 8-x64
and i re instal key board and so on .
please help me ?

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