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TL94
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x230 Tablet keyboard issue

Hello, I started a new post because this is a different Error.

 

After I updated my x230t using the recommeneded updates from the website, my keyboard suddenly stopped working.

 

I tried re-installing windows but the error remained.

 

I eventually found the issue being that when I start up the PC, the Fn key is stuck as if its still pressed, even when its not (the key itself isnt stuck).

 

To solve this, I went into Bios and swapped the Fn key with left Ctrl, and now whenever I boot up the PC I plug in an external keyboard and press left Ctrl, this "unsticks" the left Ctrl key (which is physically the Fn key after I swapped them)  and lets me use the computer normally.

 

What could have caused it? is it unrelated to windows seeing as it happened after I clean installed? how do I go about fixing it? and can I contact an offical Lenovo support somewhere online?

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Re: x230 Tablet keyboard issue

I would just replace the keyboard.  This sort of problem is almost always a short in the keyboard.  Used ones are commonly available.  The T430, X230, T530, W530 all use the same keyboard



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TL94
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Re: x230 Tablet keyboard issue

The problem is not in the keyboard, it worked perfectly before the update and suddenly its not working.

 

Also I just asked the Lenovo support guys, and after doing what they told me to and going to Bios -> Load Setup Defaults my PC wont turn on anymore, it just gos staright to Windows and an error on start up, restarting nad it loops.

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Re: x230 Tablet keyboard issue

So im back at square one, clean install of Win 10, current Bios 2.65.

 

Like I said, on start up its as if the Fn button is pressed and I cannot unstuck it, I went into bios and swapped Fn with Ctrl and now when I plug in an external keyboard and press left Ctrl on it, its all fixed.

 

This wasnt a thing until I updated Bios / installed all the drivers and what not when I just got the laptop.

 

Should I just keep going back in Bios versions until its fixed

 

Also could this be a cause of me choosing English/Hebrew languages when I just installed windows on this x230t which is in france?

 

The keyboard is also in france, maybe choosing English / Hebrew setup it changed something?

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Re: x230 Tablet keyboard issue

In the BIOS under config/keyboard and mouse, make sure Fn lock is disabled



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Re: x230 Tablet keyboard issue

It is disabled, I downgraded the Bios to 2.65, still didnt do anything.

What I did figure out is that if I close the laptop (fold it in half and put it into sleep mode) and open it back up it also resets the issue.

After I do that the Fn key (which functions as control) "unsticks" but like in the other situations, its unusable (you can click it but it does nothing).