toshiba laptop problem

  • hoangxom
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Post 3+ Months Ago

Hi guys
I own a toshiba satellite A10, and the Fn key on the keyboard does not seem to be working. When I press it, the little green light turns on, but it does not work, for example, the combinations Fn + F1, F2, F3, ... they do not work. I have tried with WinXp SP1 & 2, but it makes no difference.
Why is that? Anyone has any idea, please help.
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  • CoDandChips
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If a key isn't working, your best bet is to return it under warranty.
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With my notebook (Sony) the function key requires a couple of programs
to be running ... HKServe.exe or something. This is program specific to
my make and is what gives the various functions to the Fn+ combination.

If I stop that program running, the Fn Key and some other buttons no
longer work.


Maybe you have stopped some program that your Toshiba uses? Or
even deleted it?

Some Toshiba laptops and notebooks have a program called tfnky.exe
that does what my HKserve.exe does.
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SugarKane wrote:
With my notebook (Sony) the function key requires a couple of programs
to be running ... HKServe.exe or something. This is program specific to
my make and is what gives the various functions to the Fn+ combination.

If I stop that program running, the Fn Key and some other buttons no
longer work.


Maybe you have stopped some program that your Toshiba uses? Or
even deleted it?

Some Toshiba laptops and notebooks have a program called tfnky.exe
that does what my HKserve.exe does.

This is very likely what is going on with your laptop since they require extra drivers for all of that to work properly.

I would try to re-install the keyboard drivers before doing anything to drastic first, then if it is still under warranty let Toshiba deal with it...just make sure to back up all of your data before you send it to them because it may not come home with the machine if they work on it. :)
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Post 3+ Months Ago

Thank you all, guys
It was exactly what you have said: the lack of some programs that put in function the combination Fn + ... I have downloaded and installed the toshiba common modules and the toshiba utilities, and everything is working now.
Thanks alot for your help.
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i have the same problem now. my Fn key doesn't work. the green light turns on when i press Fn. I use satellite a50. can anyone help? thanks
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Post 3+ Months Ago

I thinks it definately an hardware issue... take back to where it was purphase or contact toshiba's technical support via e-mail
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Post 3+ Months Ago

This is a driver issue, namuna go to toshiba's website and download the software for the function key as mentioned above.
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seems like a virus, try to reload the XP operation
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Resolved on my Toshiba by deactivating the Toshiba Flash Card program. Step 1. Press the "Windows Key" and R at the same time. Type msconfig and under start tab disable Toshiba Flash Card. Hope this works for you also.
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Post 3+ Months Ago

I was going to suggest a driver. CoDandChips you are an idiot. Please, if you don't know the answer don't answer the question.

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