From then on I've really looked into the problem. And if you are having problems, read on. The volume still works but without any visual aid to tell you the volume level. To not have them available for download anywhere is appalling. You may have to do this more than once. Click Browse my computer for driver software. So why does the computer think the 'Fn' key is being held down, even when it's not? After you're done with all of this, restart your computer if you haven't already and try your hotkeys out.
Did you install all the drivers, or a specific one for thne function keys to work? I have noticed when I want to use the Function Keys F5 and F6 for brightness and F3 and F4 for volume the do not function at all. Select that on the website using their dropdown menus or such. Install Sony Shared Library from original drivers. If it is enabled, turn it off. Open your browser and go to Sony Vaio Support download site, use the following link: Select your Vaio model from the list and download the Original Utilities Package. Also thinking of heading down to Yodobashi here in osaka with an sd card and trying to find the hk.
I tryed to install them like in Windows 7 where they worked very good. But here, no effect in that, even considering that I tryed 3 times! The Fn keys are supposed to work now. Usually, Function keys stop working after upgrading the system to Windows after the earlier versions or installing the latest updates. If you have any suggestions that would mean I don't have to return the item and dont have to press the Fn key is there any reason why this works? The reason may be incompatible or outdated system drivers. Once downloaded extract the files and install the following in order. So in this time, you press the F1, it will only mute sound instead of opening the help support page.
Only solved this for a clean install with xp, but there is a library and a service you need to install. You may also use troubleshooting in Vaio Care to solve this problem. I even opened up my laptop and cleaned out all the dust that was between the fan and heat-sink. Then be sure below that, that the Service Status says 'Started'. The drivers will be there just not activated on Startup. It is ridiculous that a brand new laptop from Sony should arrive with this problem. I was just curious what are acceptable levels of internal temperatures and are there free resources out there that I can measure on my own laptop? Your Vaio should now be in the same condition as before unable to turn off battery care but the Fn keys should be working.
Did you follow the instructions exactly? This patented repair process uses a database of 25 million components that can replace any damaged or missing file on user's computer. Hi fewkesy007, welcome to Club Vaio. I've installed the utilities recommended in this thread, with all Windows updates, but still no good. So you have to enter the msconfig, go to startup and turn on the Hotkeys, depending on the system there can be a number of driver devices which you need to make sure are started up. Reboot your system if requested. Hi, Thank you for posting in the Microsoft Communities. If there is a 'Notebook Control Device Driver', than get that instead, because we are assuming that you already have the sony shared library, because we are assuming you did not install windows from scratch or pointlessly delete a bunch of your files.
When you have the 'Num Lock' key on, your computer perpetually thinks that the Fn key is held down. Luckily, the packages required t operate the Brightness buttons isn't bloated like their Vaio Care crapware. When you press the Fn + Esc the first time, the Function keys is locked. I put it back on Startup type : automatic to get the function keys working again. The other ones still don't work such as brightness, zoom, etc. In startup type, set it as Automatic. On a Vaio this should be found below the bottom-right corner of the screen.
Hello CamiKitti and welcome to Seven Forums. If your product serial number works, could you send me the numbers so that I could get my laptop working too? Method 2 : I would also suggest you to refer the article and try to run the troubleshooter and check if it helps. Your support, despite of your fame, is the worst out there! I am putting it here, again, for your use. Step 3: For Hotkey, right after restarting, you will be asked to install it again. Sony will have a guide to help you along with this, I don't need to tell you about it, the instructions exist, follow them as if they were the bible, the Qu'ran, and the sacred scrolls of Boshmop the great all put together. Hi, Step 1- The service is enabled and it is set to automatic. Step 1: click the Start button, type Services.
Tap F10 at boot to enter Vaio Recovery Center. Locate at Troubleshoot tab, find the Keyboard option and Run the troubleshooter. Function key driver for Vaio 1 Open control panel and click on programs and check that vaio event service is installed or not. Tools that you can use to fix your error are listed bellow: Reimage - a patented specialized Windows repair program. I would try r einstalling the Windows 7 'Sony Shared Library' and 'Sony Notebook Utilities' from the Preinstalled Drivers and Utilities Tab here: - As I said, this is a user forum and we have not got a lot of experience of Windows 8. Doris, if you have found a solution, could you let me in on it? And you'll notice that if you actually hold down the 'Fn' key, your computer's keyboard acts as it normally does. Like 0 for 'm', or 2 for 'k', or 3 for 'j' I've tried installing new drivers and other stuff, and it's still not working! I also just got a Chromebook for school but the WiFi signal on it sucks.