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12-23-2011

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Function keys only works at random times after BIOS update

2011-12-23, 3:08 AM

Hi there,

 

I've been using my thinkpad Edge (not sure about model number, Serial is 0301-CTO) 15" core i5 and I've been having trouble with the function keys since last BIOS update.

 

I know for sure this is not a windows issue since I have installed linux too, and the combination of function keys to use multimedia controls, for example, stopped working in both windows 7 and OpenSuSE Linux.

 

The wierd thing is that after the update the keys worked for a while and then stopped working and suddenly the other day they worked again but after a reboot they stopped working.

 

Do you know if there is any chance to downgrade the BIOS so I can have this functionality back? I've been reading a lot of threads here about this same problem and most people comment that one should update the BIOS but I already did that and had no luck, I have BIOS version 2.01/2.20

 

Any advice on this would be great. Thanks in advance!

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Re: Function keys only works at random times after BIOS update

2011-12-23, 4:04 AM
There are available BIOS downgrades on the support page.

Does it happen with a pattern?

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Re: Function keys only works at random times after BIOS update

2011-12-23, 4:20 AM

Ummm not really about a pattern. Nothing was done in between but reboots so I'm not sure. Anyway, will have a look at the support page to try to downgrade the BIOS and see if that fix this, thanks for your answer!

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