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Paper Tape
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Registered: ‎04-27-2016
Location: AU
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T530 F1 key not working in Windows 10 and cannot enter BIOS with F1 during boot

F1 key does not appear to be working on a T530. All other keys (including other function keys) are ok.  In Windows 10 (in word processor for example) F1 does not work while other functions keys are ok.  Ran the Lenovo keyboard diagnostic tool which found no problem.   Ran the online keyboard testing tool ( ... all keys (including other Fn keys) register in the tool except F1. 

I attempted to use F1 to enter BIOS setup during boot ... it failed ... but I can interrupt boot uisng F2 or F12.

Any suggestions?    

Retired Support Specialist
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Registered: ‎12-24-2015
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Re: T530 F1 key not working in Windows 10 and cannot enter BIOS with F1 during boot

Welcome to the Forums Rika! 


Since you are using windows 10 operating system, to access your BIOS on windows 10, you can follow these steps.


  1. Click the Start menu and select Settings.
  2. Select Update and Security.
  3. Click Recovery.
  4. Under Advanced start up, click Restart now.
  5. Select Troubleshoot.
  6. Choose advanced options.
  7. Select UEFI Firmware Settings.
  8. Click Restart to restart the system and enter UEFI (BIOS).


You can also refer this LINK for more details.


Let us know if it helps.




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