Having problems with your IBM ThinkPad R31 2656 Notebook ?

Blue function keys

\015 The blue function keys of the refurbished IBM\015\012ThinkPad R31 2656 PC Notebook I purchased about 18 months ago don't\015\012work.\302\240 In fact vI don't think they have ever worked since\015\012purchasing, but bI only became awar of the problem when I tried to\015\012connect a LCD flat-screen monitor to the machine and toggle the\015\012ThinkPad screen to go blank.\015\012\015\012Is their a function key lock button somewhere like the and keys?\015\012\015\012Any assistance would be appreciated.\015\012\015

Answers :

Theres no function key lock, just the blue Fn button on the lower left corner of the keyboard.

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If you cant get any of the function keys to work and the keyboard just thinks that you are pressing the standard button without pressing Fn, then this could be a fault with the contacts in the Fn key.

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You might want to try

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http://www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/site.wss/document.do?lndocid=MIGR-4YQKLQ

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To help you troubleshoot your keyboard. I think you need to get a diagnostic utility running to be sure the key is faulty.

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