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Ali1234

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Hi guys,

A couple of questions about the buttons on my laptop. I will try to be as specific and detailed as possible.
After the FANTASTIC help from members of these forums on reinstalling XP on to pre-built-in Vista laptop (Dell Insprion 1545) everything appears to be working perfectly. However, the 1545 has a number of shortcut buttons running along the top of the keyboard. They are (from left to right):

Screen sync (1), Wireless (4), Battery meter (3), screen brightness down (2), screen brightness up (2), Mute volume (2), Volume down (2), volume up (2), backtrack (1), pause/play (1), forward track (1), eject optical disc (3).

1= button works fine
2= button performs function but with no display (when the laptop had Vista a small image came up to show what the button was doing)
3= button does not perform function at all
4= button performs function, but not correctly.

Erm, I'm guessing that there is a program/driver I would need to install to be able to make them work. I have hardly any tech knowledge and any ideas what program this maybe or how to fix it would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks so much for your time,

Ali

Edit: Any by the way I have checked the Dell website for any relavant downloads concerning the buttons. So far none I think.

Edited by Ali1234, 05 April 2009 - 04:51 AM.

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There's many different solutions for this on the web.
- a BIOS update
- install the QuickSet application (most likely) http://support.dell....p;fileid=285125
- press a combination of keys such as Fn and ScrollLock to activate the Functions (not likely IMO)
- check in the Device Manager to see if the Dell keyboard drivers are installed.
- check in Control Panel to make sure that the Dell keyboard is selected as the default.
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Fab, thanks. The quickset download solved everything. Thanks for the help.
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Glad to hear it. Dell didn't label the QuickSet download page very well. It was only after messing around with the Google results for a while that I found someone who used it to restore their Fn keys
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