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Ozzdog

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hi.

about 1 month ago my "a" key stopped working out of the blue. I tried to clean my keyboard, and accidentally broke the space bar (while not fixing the A key). I opted to buy a new keyboard. It came today, and installed easily.

However, the new keyboard has many apparently defective keys (h, g, ', up arrow, fn, many of the F keys, print screen, etc...). This bothered me so I re-hooked my old keyboard, and planned to send the defective one back. When I reinstalled the old one, the Fn did not work (it did before).

So I hear I am, tying this with a virtual keyboard with brightness on lowest level (apparently no way other than Fn+F5 to raise brightness), wondering what is wrong.

Help!

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Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU T5450 @ 1.66GHz, x86 Family 6 Model 15 Stepping 13
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Is this a laptop? If it is, then you simply did not connect the new one well enough. If there is a ribbon connector, you need to make sure that all connections are made and secure or some keys won't work. The ribbon needs to be perfectly flat and clean.

Since desktops rarely have Fn keys, I'm assuming it is a laptop. If not, you will need a special driver from the manufacturer to enable Fn keys, and possibly a keyboard from them, too.
 

Ozzdog

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Yes, it is a laptop. I tried attatc|-|in6 it best i could. Ill try better! (weird words due to lack of keys, sorry!)
 
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have you tried to uninstall keyboard in device manager and then reboot and let windows reinstall. I had this same problem on a dell laptop I replaced keyboard on and that worked.
 

Ozzdog

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brittanyt said:
have you tried to uninstall keyboard in device manager and then reboot and let windows reinstall. I had this same problem on a dell laptop I replaced keyboard on and that worked.
Did not work. Thanks though

Elvandil said:
Is this a laptop? If it is, then you simply did not connect the new one well enough. If there is a ribbon connector, you need to make sure that all connections are made and secure or some keys won't work. The ribbon needs to be perfectly flat and clean.

Since desktops rarely have Fn keys, I'm assuming it is a laptop. If not, you will need a special driver from the manufacturer to enable Fn keys, and possibly a keyboard from them, too.
They appear to be all connected (just from looking, and not being able to push in any more). Still no luck.
 
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