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Paper Tape
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Registered: ‎04-26-2011
Location: USA
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W500 Fn Key Stopped Working



Out of absolutely nowhere, the Fn key doesn't do anything.


Running Windows 7, 64 bit.


I just reinstalled the Lenovo Hotkey driver and then restarted (as instructed), but it still doesn't work.


What should I try?  The physical componants of the key look fine, everything underneath the key looks the way it should and it presses like any other key does.


Thanks in advance for any help!!!

Former Employee
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Registered: ‎04-10-2011
Location: Malaysia
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Re: W500 Fn Key Stopped Working

hey Sakkath,

could you uninstall the Hotkey driver first, restart the system then go to

download the software, install, restart and then try again.

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Former Administrator
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Registered: ‎11-19-2007
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Re: W500 Fn Key Stopped Working




Serge1410's suggestion to uninstall hotkey drivers, then reinstall will probably get you fixed up.   You may also want to go ahead and update the power manager as well.  Many of the onscreen functions - brightness, sound, depend on power manager as well.


There are also a few KB articles on hot keys in the community knowledge base - you might check and see if any of them might apply in your case if our other suggestions haven't sorted it out for you.


Please keep us posted!


Best regards,



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