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Q: brightness keys f2 and f3 not working

sir my laptop brightness keys are not working in windows 10. please solve the issue

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A: brightness keys f2 and f3 not working

Hi Have you tried the combination of fn key and the f2 key?

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i have hp notebook 15 ac 119 txbecause of various errors after windows update i put my system on recovery after the recovery again the problems have started coming. recent problem is of brightness. i cannot adjust my brightness at all. F-keys from keyboard have no effect and even it can not be adjusted through control pannel. i checked in device manager regarding the dispaly drivers update. it says i am using the latest versions of display  drivers.please help. 

A:brightness keys not working ; can't adjust brightness at all

Hi, I'd try reinstalling the amd/intel switchable graphics software package on the link below as it mentions a fix related to the f2/f3 keys. http://ftp.hp.com/pub/softpaq/sp74501-75000/sp74717.exe When this has completed, restart the notebook. Regards, DP-K

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Hello,Having a problem with my laptop keyboard where the hotkey function buttons have suddenly stopped working as they used to. Pressing any of the hot keys results in an f1-12 rather than the previous function of changing volume, toggling keyboard lights and changing brightness etc. This happened around the time of me installing some new drivers for an audio interface so may be related to that. Ive tried going into the BIOS and toggling the hotkey option on and off, and installing hp quick launch software but nothing has worked so far. Any help would be greatly appreciated Thanks in advance - C. Hounslow

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I buyed hp laptop. It came with DOS but i changed it to windows 8. But the brightness keys were not working. But all others keys were working properly.

A:brightness keys are not working

HP does not post Windows 8 drivers for that laptop just 7 and 10. Check device manager and see what is showing for display adapter. If it is Microsoft Basic brightness adjustment will not work. I suspect you need quite a few drivers for it which we are going to have to help you get from hardware manufacturer sites.  Post back with identity of display adapter. 

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hp15 notebook pcwindow 7 

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If you are looking for some assistance, you will need to identify your notebook with its complete product number. Otherwise, we really can't help you. When logged into Windows. Hold down the Fn key and tap the Esc key. That will invoke a system information window. Post the product number seen there.   You posted this in the desktop section.  You own a notebook. I will move this to the notebook section.

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hp15 notebook pcwindow 7 

A:brightness keys not working

If you are looking for some assistance, you will need to identify your notebook with its complete product number. Otherwise, we really can't help you. When logged into Windows. Hold down the Fn key and tap the Esc key. That will invoke a system information window. Post the product number seen there.   You posted this in the desktop section.  You own a notebook. I will move this to the notebook section.

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Hi, I have HP 15-ac 120tx laptop with windows 10 whis is i recently brought. On my laptop brightness keys (f2+f3) is working fine for few days, but suddenly its not working. I also try to changed  the brightness from grpahics propertiy but its aslo not working (Apply button is disable). please give me any solution for this. Thank you.

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I seen all the past replies on fixing this problem. One even said HP enables the keys f1-f12 eventually. Even so, I brought this notebook just last Christmas '15.  Here's the rub,  Microsoft installed some updates recently, since then the f2 & f3 for bbrightness are the only f-keys enabled. Not all users are young, these keys are a must for seniors who are on computers and eyes aren't what they use to be. I even downloaded the driver again for this and still not workng. Should I take it back to store? Still under warrenty.











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A:f2 and f3 brightness keys not working

Hi @Hollisbred,Welcome to the HP Support Forums! It is a great place to find the help you need, from other users, HP experts, and other support personnel. I understand you are having an issue with blightness keys . I will be glad to help you.Please post the full product number and operating system in use on your computer. See the following, if you need help with that information.How Do I Find My Model Number or Product Number?Is the Windows Version on My Computer 32-bit or 64-bit? Please get back to me and I will do all I can to help. 

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I have a Dell Inspiron 5555 that I purchased today from the Microsoft Store.  The computer works great, but I've noticed that when I try to change the brightness using the brightness keys (F11 and F12) to adjust the brightness, they don't work.  I did get it to brighten up the screen once, but after doing that, I have been unable to make any changes.  Has anyone seen this and does anyone know something I can do or try to see if I can make these keys work?

A:Brightness Keys not working

The F keys toggle between Media and normal functions by using the FN key. Try using the FN key with the brightness F key--which is not necessarily F11 or F12. Check your manual. The sun symbols on the Function keys might tell you where the brightness settings are. On my model it is F3 & 4.

You can reverse the toggle settings to make the function you use most the default. The default doesn't use the FN key.

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My fn buttons for brightness don't seen to be doing anything at all, they just seem useless. I don;t know how to fix them at all, please help!

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I have the strangest problem... When on battery (and only when on battery) my screen brightness keys (f2, f3) don't work. When I press them, the popup appears in the top left, but it won't move up or down with the keys. Using the touchscreen or a mouse I can drag it and it does indeed adjust the brightness. When plugged in to charge, the keys work as they would normally. I have tried disabling and enabling the "Generic PnP Monitor" device as well as reinstalling graphics and chipset drivers. I also tried changing the power profile and obviously restarting. Any ideas?

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I have recently upgraded from  windows 8.1 to windows 10. After the upgrade i installed all the drivers and tried all the methods given online but they all failed . please help me find the solution to this problem .

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I upgraged my laptop from Windows 8.1 to Windows 10. I observed that the display brightness is too high and tried to decrease it using f2 key. The key was not working and I tried using f3 which is not wokring. All the rest of the keys are working. For resolutions, I tried to verify my drivers (Display drivers - Radeon (TM) HD 8670M and all the other ones). All the drivers are up to date still the issue persists. Can any one suggest a resolution.  

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My notebook is HP 15-r022tx running windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit, 8gb ram and 1tb hdd, Interl HDisplay graphics family and NVIDIA GeForce 820M.  I recently upgraded my OS to Windows 10 and then downgraded back to Win 7(last week).  Two to three days ago, all the hotkey functions of the Function keys (functions that DONT require the use of Fn key) stopped. The Function keys work fine (e.g. Fn+f5 or Fn=f3 work fine), but the volume up or down or mute, brightness up or down, wifi on/off etc, wont work ? I have no idea how this happened or why.Any suggestions ? 

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Dear sir/madam, The keys for brightness and for volume are not working today. I have an hp laptop with windows 10, but i didn't have any recent windows 10 update. Could you please help me fix it?   

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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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I am just fade up of this issue two days back my keys for brightness (f2 & f3) were working and for volume (f6,7 & 8)now they are not working as I have to go to control panel for brightness changes , I already update my drivers in Device manager but still my issue isn't resolvePlease help me and guide me what to do?? 

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After installing new Windows7 ultimate OS.Brightness control keys are not working of my laptop.My laptop model is HP RT3290I search for drivers but not find suitable.I  also search for wifi driver but not find suitable.SO please solve my problem. THANKYOU  1  

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I have reinstalled windows 7 64 bit and all relevant softpaqs but still can't get brightness hot keys to work all other hot keys work.  I have tried older versions of the  hot software and older versions of intel graphics driver. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks Matt

A:Brightness hot keys not working on ProBook 650 G2

@DaBanker? http://h20564.www2.hp.com/hpsc/swd/public/detail?sp4ts.oid=8430741&swItemId=ob_169839_1&swEnvOid=405...  Fixes an issue where the microphone mute and screen brightness buttons do not function properly when Device Manager is running. REO

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Have 5755 and just upgraded to win 10.  Now these function key don't work.  I have been unable to ID any work around on this site.  Please advise

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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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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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After installing the Windows 10 update, I found that the brightness control and keyboard illumination buttons no longer work, and my screen's brightness is locked on the highest setting. I've tried following the directions posted here, but while I was following the prompts on the second download, a message appeared that said something like my computer did not meet the minimum requirements to install the software. OS Build: 10586.420Product ID: 00326-10000-00000-AA934Processor: Intel Core i7-2670QM CPU @ 2.20GHzInstalled RAM: 8.00GBSystem Type: 64-bit operating system, x64-based processor

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Hi,The keyboard keys fn+f5 and fn+f6 do not work for changing the brightness under windows 10. Other fn keys, like for changing the volume - work.Does anyone have a solution for this?

A:Screen brightness change fn keys not working

Hello Copperis, Try updating BIOS, chipset and hotkeys support from HP website.Ensure Windows is up to date. Go to BIOS,Choose Restore defaults  

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This issue has come up again and again. I have re-installed the System Event Utility driver. It didn't work. I would appreciate any help. Thanks

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I am working on an SCCM Operating System Deployment on an HP ProBook 650 G2 of Windows 10 Education 64-Bit. I have all the drivers from: http://h20564.www2.hp.com/hpsc/swd/public/readIndex?sp4ts.oid=8430741&swLangOid=8&swEnvOid=4192 I can not, for the life, me get the Brightness funtion keys to work. The sounds works fine, I have installed chipset drivers, video drivers, and HP Keyboard drivers. I am having no luck getting this working. Flashed the BIOS even. Nothing. Any ideas?

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The function keys for brightness adjustment are not working.

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brightness, sound, wifi keys not working. k have windows 10 64 bit. i have aslo install HP event utility from driver page of the ntebook model. i also tried with sp70439.exe. but still the problem is same.

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Im using an HP Envy SleekBook 6-1090 ee and its Brightness Keys not are not working.Its brightness is at its maximum by default therefore puts constatnt burden on my eyes.Please advise?

A:HP Envy Sleekbook 6-1090 ee Brightness Keys not working in W...

Hi,Download, save install this:http://support.hp.com/us-en/drivers/selfservice/swdetails/HP-ENVY-Sleekbook-6-1000/5269347/model/527...Restart system.Additional Drivers: http://support.hp.com/us-en/drivers/selfservice/HP-ENVY-Sleekbook-6-1000/5269347/model/5273154RegardsVisruth

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Hello, I have a HP Notebook PC - 15-r213ns (ENERGY STAR) with windows 8.1 Last night, after a windows update, the hotkeys for brightness (F2 and F3) the volume (F7 and F8), wifi (F12) and all the other ones have stopped working.  I can still change the brightness and volume through windows but i cant do it anymore using the keys. The functions keys do work, like F5 refresh or F3 browse. I have noticed that before i had to press the FN key for this and now it does it without the FN + Fx, so i suppose the windows update must have changed somthing here. They used to work fine before the update. I have re-installed the display drivers (NVIDIA G-FORCE 820-M) and looked for new drivers or updated drivers using HP Support asistant but everything is up to date. I was looking for hot key drivers in the HP drivers page for my product but couldnt find any keyboard, hotkeys related software or drivers. any suggestions? thanks in advance, Marco  











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A:Hotkeys (brightness, sound, wifi keys) not working after win...

Hi, Marco: The System Event Utility is supposed to get the Fn keys to work. Details: This package contains the HP System Event Utility for supported notebook models running a supported operating system. HP System Event Utility enables special function keys to be programmed. File name: sp70439.exe You can find this file under the Software - Solutions section of the driver page for your model.

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Hi, I recently completely cleared my laptop and re-installed Windows 7 due to a virus. I am having issues with my brightness and volume control buttons on the keyboard. The brightness buttons do not work at all and there is no option to adjust the brightness via the power options either. My laptop is stuck on the highest setting. The volume buttons seem to adjust the volume appropriately, but the icon that typically appears in the middle of my screen when I do so is not there (the grey volume icon that appears when you use the f9 and f10 buttons and fades away shortly after). Additionally,the mute botton also seems to work but the red light on the f11 key does not respond accordingly, I only know it works from the volume icon on my taskbar.  I had some help from Paul Tikkanen in downloading several missing drivers for various other issues so I'm wondering if this is also a poblem that can be solved with a similar download? If not, is anyone able to suggest other solutions?  Thank you, Kristen 

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Brightness key ( F2 and F3) key stopped working suddenlyI am using the HP 15-af114AU Notebook (AMD A8 Processor) . Operating on Windows 10 -64 bit Its been just 2 weeks I bought. The brightness key i,e, f2 and f3 were working then after some days i noticed it wasn't working ,I tried doing it manually through the brightness option on the settings ,still it wasn't changing.From the time i have bought this notebook i have downloaded only  SKYPE, Chrome and few THEMES for google Chrome.All the other funtion keys are working except these .Please help me with this issue. 

A:Brightness control keys (Function keys) on the keyboard stop...

Hi, Try the following. Download the AMD HD Graphics installer on the following link and save it to your Downloads folder. http://ftp.hp.com/pub/softpaq/sp74501-75000/sp74716.exe When done, open your Downloads folder, right click the AMD Graphics installer and select 'Run as Administrator' to start the installation. When this has completed, shutdown the notebook. Unplug the AC Adapter and then remove the battery.  Hold down the Power button for 30 seconds.  Re-insert the battery and plug in the AC Adapter. Tap away at the esc key as you start the notebook to launch the Start-up Menu and then select f10 to enter the bios menu.  Press f9 to load the defaults ( this is sometimes f5, but the menu at the bottom will show the correct key ), use the arrow keys to select 'Yes' and hit enter.  Press f10 to save the setting and again use the arrow keys to select 'Yes' and hit enter. Start the notebook and let Windows fully load for a few minutes before checking. Regards, DP-K

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Toshiba Laptop Satellite L755, Windows 7 Home... 32bit. And NO I am not talking about the Fn keys (They work fine). I went to eco settings and lowered brightness to no avail. I have restarted my computer after doing so and still no dice. It "says" (via bar) that it's dimmer but it's obvious that it's not. Please help... my eyes are burning...

A:I can't change the brightness (not fn keys)

Welcome to the Seven Forums
I have a different laptop and if I go to Control Panel > Power Options I have a slider at the bottom to control that.
Jerry

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Can't control brightness through hot keys in my Acer E5-573-5108 LAPTOP ,I tried avery possible way by searching internet...please help me out.

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Brightness control keys(f2+f3) stopped working. OS installed is windows 10. please reply. what to do?

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Hi, Your notebook is listed as having Intel/AMD switchable graphics, so try the following. First, download and reinstall the Chipset driver on the link below. http://ftp.hp.com/pub/softpaq/sp72001-72500/sp72068.exe When the Chipset reinstallation has completed, do not restart as prompted, instead download and reinstall the driver on the following link. http://ftp.hp.com/pub/softpaq/sp72001-72500/sp72066.exe When the reinstallation has completed, restart the notebook and let windows fully load for a few minutes before checking. Regards, DP-K

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since i bought my new laptop 2 weeks ago i havent been able to adjust my laptop's screen brightness, it is at it's maximum and the keys do not adjust it i have even tried doing it from the settings but still it doesnt work. Please help the brightness is affecting my eyes

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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
 

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Hello, can somebody point me in the right direction to solve the following problem. I have just purchased an Acer Aspire F5-573-52MU Laptop and a week after purchase (Sept 2016) my Fn Hotkey stopped working when I try to increase or decrease the brightness (Fn + Right or Left Arrow), but it still works when I adjust the Volume (Fn + Up or Down Arrow). I have also performed a complete factory reset (As suggested by ACER Support), but to no avail? The screen needless to say is very bright and with no control over the brightness leads to a faster discharge of the battery. Has anybody encountered a similar problem on this model, any suggestions to rectify this would be gratefully received?











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A:The FN brightness control keys on my Aspire F5-573...

It would seem MS Win10 auto update "might possibly have updated the driver" creating a loss of the hotkey functionality. This would also explain why my factory reset/install failed to correct the problem? Replaced the monitor driver manually in device manager by selecting the generic PnP Monitor version. PROBLEM SOLVED, Yah!  Although I feel this problem may well happen again on the next update (I hope not)! Anyway this cured my problem...













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Probook 4530sWindows 7 Issue: shortcut keys as described in question are not working all others are working except these !!! Help me >......










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A:Shortcut keys (fn+F2 and fn+F3) for brightness are not worki...

Hi, Try downloading and reinstalling the Hotkey driver on the link below. http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/SoftwareDescription.jsp?lang=en&cc=us&prodTypeId=321957&prodSeriesId=5060880&prodNameId=5060882&swEnvOID=4058&swLang=13&mode=2&taskId=135&swItem=ob-96404-1 After the installation has completed, restart the notebook. Regards, DP-K

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hi,

i have a lenovo ideapad y570 windows ultimate , its been 5 months of use and there is of course there is no prblem with it at all..but then i noticed when i press fn+up/down,normally it will adjust brightness of my laptop and it will display rectangular bars showing how bright my laptop is,,,the problem is with the bars because it freezed in the second bar, it is not moving at all...the birghtness will adjust but the bars won't..

i always use fn keys when adjusting brightness..

so what do you think is the prb.

A:Lenovo Brightness settings (FN keys)

Hi daveumali,

Have you tried updating your video driver(s)? or maybe uninstalling them and then re-install them?

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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 installed genuine windows 7 64 bit operating systems. And I installed all the drivers. But Bluetooth, brightness keys are not working. And also while installing video drivers pop up message like"does not meet the requirements". What is it how can I solve this?

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My brightness function keys sometimes flip so that F2 makes things brighter and F3 makes them darker, and the darkest setting goes from mildly bright to completely black. Generally, restarting my laptop or letting it go to sleep and waking it up later will have them flip back to normal, but this time it's not fixing itself. I've done an AVG  and a CCleaner scan to check for issues and found none. All drivers appear up to date. I don't know what steps to take next.

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Hello,I have a HP Probook 470 G3, with Win 10 PRO just updated, even in the video card and the bios. However, the shortcut keys (fn+f5 and fn+f6) to adjust the brightness of the screen still do not work.Can someone help me? Sorry for my english. Thank you.

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Hi all, I bought my HP Probook 450 G3 notebook  2 days ago with free dos system. Reinstall with Windows Pro 7 x64 and now I have a problem with brightness fn keys. Fn+ f5 and f6 dosn't work.I try to delete and install Intel video driver again. Try to reinstall Synaptic keyboard and mouse driver. I also try to do all steps shown on this article: http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Notebook-Hardware-and-Upgrade-Questions/Probook-450-fn-brightness-not-w... Nevertheless the volume keys fn+f9 and f10 are working. Any solutions, any help please?

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