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TheMagic89
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T430 function keys not working

This applies to both our T430's and our X230's on Windows 7 x86 SP1

 

We've downloaded all of the latest drivers from the Lenovo site (after realising that the Update Tool doesn't bring down everything up to date).

 

The OEM image out of the box works fine, pressing Fn+F3,F4, etc. performs the corresponding actions such as locking the screen, launching wifi, etc. But, when we apply a blank Windows image and install the drivers ourselves, not all of the hotkeys work.

 

The hotkeys that work are F4 (sleep), F7 (screen select), F8 & F9 (brightness) and F10, F11 & F12 (media keys)

The hotkeys that don't work are F3 (lock screen), F5 (wifi), F6 (communications) and the small hotkey button next to the mute button (in the OEM image, that launches the Lenovo control panel).

 

I've looked around the forums and come up with this install order, which still doesn't seem to work:

 

Chipset Driver
AMT Driver
Intel RST
Card Reader
Audio Driver
Camera Driver
Bluetooth
USB 3
Touchpad Driver
WLAN Driver
Fingerprint software

Power Manager

Hotkey Software
Wifi Driver

Access Connections
Comm. Utility

Active Protection
Solution Center

RapidBoot
Graphics Drivers (Intel & Nvdidia)
WiDi

 

Any help would be appreciated!

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Re: T430 function keys not working

Hi TheMagic89,

As suggested in other thread, you are missing power management driver. Since you are using 3rd party OS so you will lost one key recovery function. In windows environment, you can use ThinkVantage button (the black one next to volume) to call out Lenovo Solution Center application after installation.

ThinkPad Power Management driver for Windows 7 (32-bit, 64-bit), Vista (32-bit, 64-bit), XP (32-bit, 64-bit) - ThinkPad
http://support.lenovo.com/en_US/downloads/detail.page?LegacyDocID=MIGR-4GXPEG

Lenovo Solution Center
http://support.lenovo.com/en_US/downloads/detail.page?LegacyDocID=MIGR-61432#lsc

Fred
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TheMagic89
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Re: T430 function keys not working

thanks for the reply.

is the power management driver not the same as the software?

also, what order should that be put into the build?

thanks in advance
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Re: T430 function keys not working

Hi TheMagic89,

Power Management driver supports basic power management feature like sleep or hibernation. Power Manager is program to provide further feature like customise power plan, display battery info and even preset the behaviour of charging battery. There's no official procedure for installation sequence, but personally i would install chipset -> power management driver, then other programs.

Fred
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TheMagic89
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Re: T430 function keys not working

After the first attempt, it worked perfectly.

I'll carry on testing to ensure it's working correctly, thanks for your help, appreciate it!
TheMagic89
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Re: T430 function keys not working

I'm happy to report that the above almost works... the Fn+F6 combination for Comms Utility works, albeit after a long wait of about 30 seconds or so. But, the Fn+F4 (sleep) no longer works.

Very weird!

willie2012
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Re: T430 function keys not working

my E535 function key F8 not working when I was trying to install virtual PC.  Eventually I used Fn+Shift+F8 to work.

philbernie
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Re: T430 function keys not working

make sure you reinstall the ultranav driver.

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