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Satellite S5200-903 Hotkey Function (Fn+F7/F6) Monitor Brightness

Q: Satellite S5200-903 Hotkey Function (Fn+F7/F6) Monitor Brightness

Dear Forum,

Recently reactivated this notebook as a backup solution with an nex HD.

Which driver / programm is necessary to bring the hotkey to function?
The display itensity is very low and backwards I was able to control that with this key function.

Thanks a lot for support and hints
tim

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Preferred Solution: Satellite S5200-903 Hotkey Function (Fn+F7/F6) Monitor Brightness

I recommend downloading and running DAP. It can help sort out any driver and firmware related issues on your system

It's worked out well for many of us in the past.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloaddap.org. (This link will open the download page of DAP so you can save a copy to your computer.)

A: Satellite S5200-903 Hotkey Function (Fn+F7/F6) Monitor Brightness

For this old notebook models the whole thing works a little bit different as on new models. Now you have one package that contains all necessary stuff for FN functionality.
On old notebooks like your Satellite 5200 you must install several different tools to get this FN functionality, not brightness control only.

So, to make all this easier I recommend you to check Installation instructions for Satellite 5200 and install all missing stuff. Please follow the installation order.

If you still need help let us know.

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Hi I was wondering if there was a way to bind a key to increase/decrease brightness of my laptop screen.

I can use the regular FN+Fnkey combo but I am using an external USB keyboard so it would be easier to use a non FN key combo.
I tried reading the scan codes of the FN+F6 key but I couldn't get any, so I can't remap it with a tool like AutoHotkey.

Also, since I have the slider thing in Control Panel > Power Options, this seems doable with a software.

Last note. I do not want a 'screen dimmer' program that does not actually dim the LEDs behind the screen.

Thanks for your input!

A:Hotkey to change brightness

Hi.

Windows Key + X opens the Mobility Centre.

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Initially when i bought the notebook had windows 7 64 bit where brightness hotkey worked but ever since i upgraded to windows 10 the brightness hotkey which is fn + f6 and fn +f5 stopped working.Help... Any drivers??

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my brightness control hotkey is not working.i have windows 10 (64-bit) come with laptop.after some time hotkey for brightness stop working and i can not either chage brightness from display settings,brightness cann't change from any where else from laptop my battery drain fast.so please help to solve this problemprovide any link of latest driver.so it will be more helpfull

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I shut down my laptops once every week; they're either in sleep mode or hybernating. My P50 is currenly running Windows 7 Pro with all the drivers installed. I have changed bios settings such that the function keys behave as function keys and only act as media keys (or whatever they're called) when pressed in combination with the Fn key. All hotkeys work as they are intended to.However, resuming from hybernation causes only the reduce brightness key (Fn + F5) to stop performing although all other hotkeys work as they should. Pressing the F5 key by itself works normally; its just the Fn + F5 combination that doesn't work.Anyone experiencing this ?

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my brightness control hotkey is not working.i have windows 10 (64-bit) come with laptop.after some time hotkey for brightness stop working and i can not either chage brightness from display settings,brightness cann't change from any where else from laptop my battery drain fast.so please help to solve this problemprovide any link of latest driver.so it will be more helpfull

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Other hotkeys work normally, both brightness up/down keys stopped working (did not update or make changes)

A:brightness hotkey stopped working

Hi,I don't know which processor/graphic is installed in your notebook.You can try downloading, save and install the appropriate graphic driver for your notebook:Intel:http://h20564.www2.hp.com/hpsc/swd/public/detail?sp4ts.oid=7815290&swItemId=ob_176908_1&swEnvOid=419...AMD:http://h20564.www2.hp.com/hpsc/swd/public/detail?sp4ts.oid=7815290&swItemId=ob_177365_1&swEnvOid=419...Restart system.RegardsVisruth

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I installed Windows 7 Ultimate x64 and downloaded all the drivers from the lenovo support page.I've got everything working except for this fn + f11/f12 buttons (brightness+/-)I only able to ajust my screen brightness in control panel. I've tried to install graphics drivers (intel hd and amd) from lenovo support website , and also latest intel hd graphics driver from intel. But I still can't adjust screen brightness through fn hotkeys...What should I do?System Model : Lenovo Ideapad 300-14iskProcessor : Intel Core i5-6200U

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I bought this laptop used with Vista on it and the LCD brightness control wont work. The Brihtness is set at default level which is tolerable but non the less i cannot adjust it brighter or less. I reinstalled Vista and installed XP media center edition and still cannot get the brightness to adjust. I have installed all of the toshiba drivers for this notebook including the recent ACPI bios and hotkey application. I am currently on XP MCE.
If anyone has any ideas to what could be wrong i would glady appreciate it. I have been at this for a few days now and no answers not even from the Toshiba site.

Thanks

A:Brightness Control Hotkey No Working On Toshiba P105

I assume this is the "push the Fn button and another key" thingie? If so, check to ensure that the Fn key works by pressing it and one of the other functions to see if that works.

Then test the key that you use to adjust brightness - without using the Fn key. Does that key also perform it's designated function?

This'll let you determine if it's an error with the keyboard.

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After fresh installing Windows 10, the Brightness hotkeys (Fn + F8/F9) do not work. I've tried installing Hoteky driver from the HP website but I got an error about missing .NET 3.51 framework. I was able to check that I actually have NET 4 so I'm not sure what I should do. Please help.

A:Brightness hotkey not working after freesh Windows 10 instal...

Hi: You install net framework 3.5 from the add programs menu in W10... Go to:  Control Panel>Programs>Turn Windows Features on or Off>Check the box to add Net Framework 3.5.

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Greetings. This morning I installed Windows 7 fresh over the stock Ubuntu 14. I've managed to track and install most of the important drivers. However, the hotkey functions (adjust brightness, volume and the like) are still not working. I'm sure its due to lack of some sort of driver, but I can't figure out what needs to be installed to get them to work. I tried installing Lenovo Support Bridge, but it crashes directly on launching. Installing Lenovo Utlity hasn't been any help either; I'm getting zero indication that it's even there anywhere. I request any readers to lead me into the right direction, if possible. Thanks in advance. Regards.

A:[E41-15] Reenabling hotkey function on Windows 7

Hi friend,
 
Welcome to Lenovo Community! And happy to have you here.
 
As I understand that you are not able to use your Hotkeys/Special keys in your E41-35
First I'll suggest you to use Lenovo System Update see whether it can detect some missing drivers or not.
Or else try using this 
  
Do let us know how it goes.
Please feel free to post in Lenovo Community Forums if you have any further queries!
 Regards,Prabhansh_______________________________________________Tap that Kudos button if I helped.If you find a post helpful and it answers your question, please mark it as an "Accepted Solution"!

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Hi,I just bought Lenovo U41 (window 10) however, i've facing some problem with the function button. The function button for the laptop is not working at all. can someone help me with this problem, a step by step guides is really appreciated. Thanks 

A:Lenovo U41 Function Button (hotkey)

Welcome to the Lenovo Community !
 
I'm not an owner of your model, but with some Lenovo laptops Hot Key functionality is added by installing the Lenovo Utility application.  For your model there isn't a Windows 10 version of Lenovo Utility available, but you may wish to try installing the Windows 8.1 version.  If it doesn't install then try re-installing again using Windows Compatibility Mode.  Here is a link to the Windows 8.1 driver....
 
http://support.lenovo.com/us/en/products/Laptops-and-netbooks/u-series/u41-70/downloads/DS102520
 
 

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I have re-installed, as a clean install, Win7 Pro 64 SP1, on a Lenovo T40.Every driver on the website had to be downloaded and installed.However, I cannot regain functionality on the 'Fn' blue keys, which turn the brightness /volume etc. up and down.Also windows update seems reluctant to find any updates......Is there a keyboard driver for this model?I had no such problem with my S200 model re-installation. Any help would be appreciated, thanks..

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The brightness settings on my NV53 gateway are no longer available. The fn up or down combination to change the brightness are no longer functioning however the keys are all working. (fn, up, down, all work fine separately) and when I go into the control panel, I cannot find any settings for brightness, this all happened at the same I got a google redirect virus however thanks to 'gringo' an admin here, we've cured my virus. I am very thankful for that. I've searched the forums and can't find anythng on my issue.

A:Brightness function

On my Gateway NV59C, to adjust brightness: right click empty spot on desktop>> select "personalize">> lower left side select "display">> upper left side select "Adjust brightness">> under current power plan select "change plan settings">> adjust plan brightness

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Any advice would be much appreciated.

Toshiba Satellite T130- 16w, Windows 7

Several months ago i deleted some of the factory bloatware on my laptop because of slowdown. Though i checked everything was unnecessary before deleting it, i think i might've made a mistake. Since then i've only used mobile internet. Today I came to turn the wireless on the function+F8 key no longer does anything. The little wireless/bluetooth menu does not appear. Wireless is currently off and I can't get it on.

Wireless is turned on in the BIOS. In the device manager it appears as working and enabled. The computer is in every way set up to use it, I just can't get the key to do anything so i can't turn it on. Weirdly, I can turn bluetooth on and off separately, just not wireless.

I've updated the driver for the wireless but the hotkey driver isn't anywhere on the site. I've tried searching it elsewhere but couldn't find it for windows 7. Can I use the XP one, or one from a different Toshiba model? The T130 section just returns no results.

Does it sound like the hotkey is the issue? Does anyone know where I'd find the driver? Is there any way to turn the wireless on without using the function key (there's no switch)? Like through windows? I've been trying to sort it out for 4 hours and gotten nowhere.

Thanks for reading.

Message was edited by: wl86

A:Satellite T130- 16w wireless hotkey stopped working

Hi

Win 7 requires the Toshiba VAP (value added package) installation to get the FN buttons working.
Visit the Toshiba EU driver page and there you can find the VAP for Win 7 64bit

If you need the VAP for Win 7 32bit, choose another notebook series and use the VAP released for another notebooks.
The VAP does not depend on notebook series.

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hi all
i have a Satellite C55-A5246, updated to Windows 10
and i'm seeking hotkeys to toggle screen on/off
anyone know?
thanks

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I noticed my fn brightness keys did not work. I installed a new driver for the hotkeys and it worked again They worked untill I closed my laptop lid (have it set to do nothing) then when I reopen it the brightness keys stop working. If I restart the computer, they work once more untill I close and reopen the lid, then the problem happens again. Does anyone know why this would happen?

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Just installed XP on my brother's Toshiba Satellite L305-S5919 and got all the drivers installed except the hotkey driver. Every time the setup starts I get an error saying "TOSHIBA Common Module not found! This setup will terminate."

I've looked for another driver for them but can't seem to find any driver other than the one on the Toshiba website. If anyone could find a solution to this I'd appreciate it. I made sure I typed in the right model number every time.
 

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Hi,
 
I have the same problem: some of my function keys are not working.
 
My device is a HP zbook studio g3 with model number T7V83ES.
 
I did a clean install of 10 education since i could get that one for free and my previous version was enterprise. The keys worked on enterprise although I had some issues with it before only I forgot how to fix it. More people at my university that have the same laptop are experiencing the same problems, unfortunately this is not the case for everyone that owns the same laptop.
 
Here's what I did and what it resulted in:
 
-Installed every driver/program that seemed appropriate and was listed on the original  HP website for software and drivers for my device.
Result: My keys were not working at all. (brightness, project switch and mic mute keys)
 
-I asked google and tried every single solution I could find, including the ones you suggested.
Result: Mic mute key is working, project switch key is also working, and as if it was a miracle my brightness keys are also working! But: my brightness keys are stuttering like hell. It takes windows ages to register my keystroke and even longer to register another one directly following it; it can not register 2 keystrokes in a row, it needs a sort of cooling down time for the button.
 
This is a list of my installed drivers:
 
SP781133
SP70439
SP76159
SP75561
SP56876
SP78231
SP77545
SP76872
SP76539
SP77916
SP77413
SP77176
SP76209
SP76771
SP75104
SP74145
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A:Brightness Function Keys( f2 and f3) NOT Working

Did you try installing the HP Hotkey Support Driver yet? If you did install and it still doesn't work, then try updating your BIOS.  Hope this helps. Cheers.

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this PC comes with DOS but i have booted it with Windows 7 prof 32 bit. i installed all the drives yet brightness funtion is not working Please help me out

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Brightness Function Keys( f2 and f3) NOT Working , there is no option of adjusting the brightness in control panel,only option is calibrate the color.i am confused which driver i should install or update so that f2 and f3 start working properly.thanks!

A:Brightness Function Keys( f2 and f3) NOT Working

Hi: The only suggestion I can offer would be to make sure you have installed the graphics driver...if the graphics driver is not installed, then you can't adjust the brightness.  it is stuck on maximum. This package provides the driver that enables the Intel High-Definition (HD) Graphics in supported notebook models that are running a supported operating system. If high-definition multimedia interface (HDMI) video output is supported, this package also installs the HDMI Audio Driver. http://ftp.hp.com/pub/softpaq/sp72501-73000/sp72652.exe

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Hi. Using a crappy Dell Inspiron B130 w/ Windows XP here. A while ago, a fun little accident left certain keys on my keyboard completely inoperable. I didn't realize this, but the arrow up was one of these. Last night, I had the computer on in the dark and decided to use fn+down to turn down the brightness. Oops. fn+up does nothing to turn it back up.

Edit - cut out my ramblings, I fixed it myself with some adjustments in the BIOS. D'oh!
 

A:Solved: Function Key for Brightness does not work

Have you tried plugging in a usb keyboard and trying the fn+up button combo? Also maybe the on-screen keyboard. I am not sure if they will work but worth a shot.
 

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i cant get the function keys for the adjusting of brightness of my laptop screen. i can adjust it when it starts up but when the welcome message of windows xp starts i cant adjust it anymore. it's very annoying since i have to restart my laptop just to adjust the brightness using the function keys. anyone can help? please thanks.

i'm using Windows xp, Mobile Intel(R) 965 Express Chipset Family for my graphics.

these i think the most relevant for this issue.

btw, all the other function keys work. thanks again
 

A:adjusting brightness (function keys)

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HELLOIN MY NOTEBOOK 15-AC098TU, THE FUNCTION KEYS FOR ADJUSTING BRIGHTNESS ARE NOT WORKING IN WINDOWS 10. PLEASE SUGGEST ME ANY SOLUTION FOR THE SAME.ALSO, PLEASE TELL ME THE NAME OF THE DRIVERS TO SHOULD BE INSTALLED.THANK YOU.

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Model - HP Notebook 15-R203txOS - Windows 8.1 Pro 64-BitGraphics - Intel HD 5500 Integrated                     NVIDIA GeForce 820M Dedicated I have updated the drivers for both my integrated as well dedicated graphics card but still my function keys f2 and f3 for Brightness control is not working altough all other function keys are working. this PC comes with DOS but i have booted it with Windows 8.1 Pro 64 bit.













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A:Brightness Function Keys( f2 and f3) NOT Working

Hi, Well that does explain why your f2/f3 keys aren't working as you only have the basic Microsoft driver installed - if the Intel driver was previously installed Ok, this may indicate a hardware issue. What happens if you try to install the Intel HD 5500 driver directly from Intel - it's the 2nd file in the list on the following link. https://downloadcenter.intel.com/search?keyword=Intel%C2%AE+HD+Graphics+5500+for+5th+Generation+Intel%C2%AE+Core%E2%84%A2+Processors If this does install Ok, restart the notebook and let Windows fully load for a couple of minutes before checking. Regards, DP-K

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I have an Acer Aspire 1810TZ running Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit. There are function key combos to adjust the screen brightness (Fn-right and left arrow). This function seems to stop working after I hibernate and un-hibernate the computer. Other function key combos, such as volume adjustment, still work fine. And adjusting the screen brightness via the power control panel still works. Restarting Windows restores the brightness adjustment key function until I hibernate and un-hibernate again.

An annoying glitch in an otherwise great machine.
 

A:Acer screen brightness function key not working

Try toggeling auto-adjust and trying again. Might not solve the hibernate thing, but may prevent a full reboot.
 

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Hey everyone, I'm running a T450s Thinkpad on Win10. I have a very annoying issue; the function key for adjusting screen brightness doesn't work anymore. I guess it got 'broken' by Win10, but anyway, i can get it fixed. Tried installing new drivers for graphics and monitors but nothing helped so far... Grtz,Ewoud 

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So I just have to deal with it always being too bright then

A:Re: Brightness function keys not working after windows 7

If you want to keep it on W7, you do. There are probably other issues with the graphics as well since there is no driver, such as hardware acceleration being disabled.

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The function keys for brightness adjustment are not working.

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I purchased Dell Inspiron 5558 (with Windows 10) just two months ago (Nov 2015). Everything was working fine. However, recently I started to notice an annoying thing with the function keys F11 and F12 for reducing and increasing the brightness respectively. 

Without using the Fn key (next to Windows key), if I hit F11 it was reducing the brightness and F12 was increasing the brightness earlier - as expected. Now, sometimes, the laptop monitor goes to sleep mode the moment I hit F11 or F12. I have to press the power button again to wake it up. This behavior is very off and on and not consistent.

Did any settings get changed? How to fix this? Please help.

FYI - I have not changed the BIOS settings from default which could be multimedia. I can say this because other multimedia keys in the same row behave normally (even when this strange behavior is noticed in F11 and F12).

Thanks,
Shashi

A:Function keys for Brightness control (F11, F12) do not work as expected

Hello Shashi,
The settings for those FN keys are handled by the Dell Quickset Utility, and later the Dell Command Configuration application, so any changes you would want to make would be done in that application.  
I would suggest going into that application and seeing if you can change the settings.   Putting a system to sleep is one of the functions available so perhaps the configuration has changed.   If you want additional help please click on my Dell Todd username and send me a private message with the Dell Service Tag of the system and I'll see if I can help.   Please keep all discussions and troubleshooting here in this thread so that others, with the same questions or problems, can see what is done to resolve.
Todd

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Brightness function has stopped functioning suddenly. When I press the keyboard brightness key it doesn't responds. On the power options too, it is not working properly as screenshot is been given below. By the way I have installed graphic card drivers of both Intel and AMD, and OS is Windows 8.1 x64. Please help me! :(

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I am pretty well versed with upgrades from Windows and HP. I purchased and registered this new HP Envy Notebook HP - m7-n109dx a month ago.  After either Windows or HP updates the Function keys for Dim, Brightness and Volume had stopped working.  After this began I rolled back and resinstalled video and keyboard drivers one at a time and rebooted the system.  Nothing is working. We need somone to give us a patch to download to fix this universal problem. I scoured this forum and many others but because this computer is a 2016 computer there are not many expert suggestions from HP or power users to resolve this problem. On the other hand, I see complaints in many forums about the problem, hence the description as being a universal problems. Is it a Windows Updates for W10 that is the culprit?  Is the newest BIOS update from HP that is the problem?  I do know my machine worked great for two weeks until updates from HP and Windows began pouring in. Could we please  have an expert reslove this without speculation?  I have done all that any expert would do to resove the problem. No, I am not going to reset the system either. Thank you in advance to whomever the hero will be with the right answer.  

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Hi everyone, Yesterday, I have upgraded my PC to windows 10.After, completing the installation process, all my function key works expect BRIGHTNESS keys. Please, specify a way to get my keys in working condition.

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I have looked long and hard at other peoples' solutions to this problem to no success. I have tried:-installing latest Intel HD 5500 driver from Lenovo site.-installing latest beta driver from Intel-enabllng the Generic PnP Display-Several registry hacks that claimed to work (I reverted back after they failed to do anything) My question is, when will the display driver support brightness settings again, or is there an older version that works that I can download? I can't "roll-back" my display driver, as the current one was the first I used. Using the default Microsoft VGA driver is a non-starter. I need proper resolution. If anyone can help, I would appreciate it. I feel like I have tried every solution on the internet, and perhaps the only solution for me is a different driver, possibly. Or one that doesn't exist yet.

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In a Windows 7 environment, is there a way that I can store into a function or hotkey of sorts, a string of text that I type repeatedly so that I don't have to keep typing it? I have probably a half dozen or so of these sentences that, if this is possible, could really save me some time, since my typing skills aren't my greatest asset. These would be used in outgoing emails from Lotus Notes.

A:Is there a way to store text strings in a function or "hotkey?"

Here's several options you can try:

How to Use Text Expansion to Save Yourself Hours of Typing Every Week

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Hi, cant find any info on this so hope someone here can put me out of my misery ;p

I have a Viewsonic VX924 which has 2 inputs for 2 computers.

My main computer is on a fancy white plug and my second pc is a standard black vga plug (unsure of their proper names)

On the monitor itself there is a button that i can press (with my own finger lol) to change between displays and i was just wondering if there was a hotkey i could use or assign to do this instead of reaching all the way forward ( a massive 19" lol) and having to manually press a button !!!

Any ideas are welcome.

Kindest regards,

Vale.
 

A:Hotkey for duel display monitor ?

I have a SyncMaster 245bw and I have to push the button on the monitor. If such a Hotkey exists, I can imagine it would only bring up a dialog box in Windows. Usually you switch displays, not video inputs
 

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Hi there,

I've got a Satellite Pro R50 - bought just 1 month ago.

Suddenly the Function F3 command to control the brightness has stopped working.

The Brightness can go down with Function F2 but F3 doesn't work

F3 Works in software and the Windows OS to pull up search, but not pulling up the control for brightness.

As such I'm stuck with my brightness down as low as it goes.

I've downloaded the latest Function key driver and installed, so it's not that.

Anyone got any help they can give?

Cheers
Craig

A:Satellite Pro R50 - Brightness F3 control not is working

As temporary solution you can change brightness level in power settings.
I really cannot understand what the problem can be but try to install Toshiba system driver and then Toshiba function key utility again.

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Hello,

Just got this laptop from Argos

It upgraded itself to windows 10 as soon as i switched it on. Beside's this ive installed microsoft office 2010. Nothing else done

The brightness can't be changed with the fn keys (all the other fn keys work).

Also when i go to the settings i get to a screen where you should be able to change the brightness with a slider, but when you move it nothing happens and the 'apply' button remains greyed out so you can't implement a change.

Can anyone help me with this?

Thanks.

A:Satellite C50Dt brightness can't be altered

I have the same problem. No solutions?
Do Toshiba technical support follow this forum?

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I can't control the brightness level of my laptop screen! When I open (Control Panel\Hardware and Sound\Power Options) I can't found it!

A:Satellite Pro A - Can't control the brightness level

Hello

Usually you can change the screen brightness using FN+F6/F7 key combination.

Does it work for you?

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Hey,

I've got a Toshiba Sattelite PRO C50-A-1KF. Since this week, we can't change the brightness anymore.
When we use the screen combination Fn-F4, we've got the small 'widget' on the screen that goes up/down for the brightness. But the screen brightness itself doesn't change.

Any idea what can be wrong?
ps windows 10 is been used as OS.

A:Satellite PRO C50-A-1KF - cannot change brightness anymore

Download and install Toshiba Service Station, and install all the utilities found in there. You may need to uninstall the existing ones first in Control Panel.

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Hello everyone! I own a Toshiba Satellite S955-S5373 with Windows 8.1 installed. For a long while now, I have been unable to adjust the brightness on the laptop, it's stuck at maximum.
 
Summary of the issue:
Display brightness is stuck at maximum.
All the function keys work, except for those that control the brightness.
The slider that is supposed to pop up when the brightness controls are hit does not appear.
Changing the brightness using Power settings/other manual options does not work as well. 
What I've tried so far:
Installed the latest Display driver that Toshiba offers for my model.
Attempted to install the latest Toshiba Eco Utility Driver.
Note: I have a hunch the issue is linked to the Eco utility. The Eco utility can't be opened, repaired, or uninstalled (at least not via the Toshiba update I downloaded above). When the computer tries to engage the Eco Utility, a pop up appears saying something about how the "ordinal 8 cannot be located" in reference to "teco.exe". When I try to run the Toshiba Eco Utility update from Toshiba, selecting either the "Repair" or "Uninstall" options, the installer is unable to complete the operation as well.

Rolling back to a previously used Display Adapter driver.
At this point, I'm pretty lost as to what can be done, short of a factory reset, which I don't particularly want to do. Any ideas folks? Thanks in advance!

A:Toshiba Satellite, Brightness non-adjustable

Hello, and Welcome,
 
See if reinstalling the function key driver solves the issue. Select your OS in the left pane.
 
http://support.toshiba.com/support/modelHome?freeText=3478731
 

Toshiba Function Key
 
File: TC30632300A.exe (40.47M)
 
I would create a restore point before installing the driver.

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I wrote this some time ago, but to the US forum of Toshiba, and they forwarded me to the European forum because my model is from Europe. I am now going to copy paste the entire message here.

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MODEL NUMBER: P875-31P
PART No: PSPLFE-00P008EN
SERIAL No: XXXXXXXXX
Operating System: Windows 8

For a few days now I have an issue with the brightness of my screen.

It will recalibrate itself all the time. Basically, whenever I watch a movie it turns the brightness to an extreme, and if I switch to something else (put behind the window of the movie and bring forth my browser), for a few seconds, everything on the browser is super bright, and slowly goes down. Then as soon as I turn back to the movie, the brightness goes back up again.
If I try to recalibrate it myself from SETTINGS > CHANGE PC SETTINGS > CONTROL PANEL > CALIBRATE DISPLAY COLOUR, I have two options.
- Either I'll be able to watch movies normally but everything else I do on the computer will burn my eyes from how insanely bright they are.
OR
- I will not burn my eyes, but the movies will be so dark they'll be unwatchable.

From as much research I did I found out that it might be because of BitDefender (my anti-virus), which had a default option checked as of a new update, which permitted the program to "b... Read more

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Hello,

I am pretty happy with my laptop, the only thing that bothers me is a screen brightness. I tried to increase it with preinstalled flash cards, with NVidia manager (quite desperate tool) and it was not enough. Now I am thinking if it is possible to replace screen LED with more powerful lamp?

Just if you know any solutions, I will be happy to know them. Thank you.

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A:Satellite X200 - not happy with the brightness

My friend has an X200 and I find that the brightness is decent, its actually brighter than my Tecra.

The thing is with laptops, they rarely match the brightness of external monitors due to power limitations, so if you need a super bright screen, one option would be to use an External Monitor. 22" monitors are quite cheap these days :)

Otherwise, you'll just need to do the following to achieve maximum brightness:

1) Use AC power
2) Turn up the screen brightness to 100%
3) Use the nVidia Control Panel to modify the contrast
4) Increase the brightness in games (if thats what its used for)
5) Decrease the daylight/lighting in your room

Unfortunately the LCD's have a custom connection, so it would be difficult to replace the screen with a brighter LCD.

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Hello.

I have a Satellite C55-C-1U1.

I want to know if it's possible to change brightness using F2-F3 keys, without pressing the FN key.
I have Windows 8.1, 64 bit.

Thank you.

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i download drivers for my brightness, i click on these on my desk top, nothing happens,

Can any one advise me on this one.

A:Lost brightness controls on my Satellite Pro M30?

Are you running XP, Vista, or 7?

What is the model number of your Satellite Pro? You will see a PSMxxx-xxxxxx number on the Base Sticker.

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I would like to upgrade my graphics card so at least I have DVI output (it only has VGA now).

This machine is a slimline so there is a room issue and more importantly it only has a 220 watt power supply. Any suggestion would be appreciated.

Thanks and here is my machine:

HP Pavilion Slimline s5200 Desktop PC series*-* HP Pavilion Slimline s5220y Desktop PC Product Specifications - c01859894 - HP Business Support Center

A:I need an upgraded card for my HP Slimline s5200.

The power supply is a concern, but pretty sure I have seen other models of HP computers with a similar power supply and they come with something like this,

Newegg.com - Computer Hardware, Video Cards & Video Devices, Desktop Graphics / Video Cards, Radeon HD 6000 series, Radeon HD 6450

Very low power requirements (about 18W for the card at load, and even less for general use), comes with both the DVI port you want and a HDMI port. Not a world better performance wise by any stretch of the imagination, but still better that the onboard Intel you have now.

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