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Satellite L40-139 - cannot use FN function with Windows 7

Question: Satellite L40-139 - cannot use FN function with Windows 7


I have Satellite L40 - 139 PSL40E laptop, I was using windows Vista. When i was use Vista, i could use "FN" key for sound or others but then i setuped the Windos7 but now i cant use "FN" key for sound, becauze i cant find acessibility driver for Windows 7 that according to my laptop model.

what can i do ? how can i find ?


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Answer: Satellite L40-139 - cannot use FN function with Windows 7

For FN functionality you must install ?Toshiba Value Added Package?.
Have you installed it already?

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Since a few weeks my Windows Key use with the letters like "R" or "X" doesn't work. The windows key alone doesn't work also! I've reinstall fron the original fab the whole disk and the 2 drivers as a response on the forum but nothing clearly works!
Please help

Configuration Satellite A500 with Windows 7 Home

Any solution?

Answer:Re: Satellite A500 - Windows key without function


> I've reinstall fron the original fab the whole disk and the 2 drivers as a response on the forum but nothing clearly works!
What is original fab?
What have you installed exactly? Have you used the original Toshiba recovery disk?

Well, I think if a single key doesn?t work there is not much what you can do expect exchanging the keyboard because single keys are not replaceable.

What you can try is testing the situation with an external keyboard. Can you use the Windows key properly?
If yes the internal keyboard is malfunctioning and should be replaced from an authorized service provider they can order original Toshiba spare parts.

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i have with the function keys is

1. when i install the function key driver the airplane mode on/off works ok but the red indicator led light doesn't turn on/off.

2. if i remove the function key driver the red indicator led light works but fn+f8 doesn't turn although the wifi turns on/off windows doesn't recognize off as airplane mode. but the WiFi is always on after restart, wake from sleep or booting regardless of the status before shutdown or sleep so if it was shut down when wifi was off on starting next time the wifi will be on with indicator led off and sometimes it turn WiFi on automatically after few minutes even if turn it off

i have a dual boot windows 7 so in case of the first the indicator doesn't work in windows 7 as well and in case of the second it works fine. so is there a way to fix this?

Answer:Windows 8 Function key questions on Satellite L750


So simply said: the Win 7 is OK but the LED does not go OFF using Win 8.

Did you install the drivers using the Toshiba Win 8 upgrade Assistant or did you install all these drivers manually?

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I have just installed Windows 8.1 Professional 64-bit, got the ISO from Microsoft MSDN Academic.

I also downloaded Toshiba Upgrade Assistant from the Support Page and it has installed almost everything, drivers and software from Toshiba (for my Satellite R830-16K).

But some function Keys does not work. Fn + F6 or F7 (brightness) simply does not work. Other function Keys appears to be working as normal. I have uninstalled and re-installed "Toshiba Value Added Package" and "Toshiba Function Key". Also, the Function Key program doesn't allow to configure the brightness keys (F6/F7).

Any ideas? Anybody could help me, please?

Thank you!

Answer:Satellite R830-16K - Function Keys (Fn) on Windows 8.1


The Toshiba EU driver page provides the Win 8 upgrade package.
It?s for Win 8 and NOT for Win 8.1
Therefore some tools and utilities could not work properly.

But listen: If you are using Win 8 (not quite sure about Win 8.1) very important is the installation of Toshiba System Driver.
Such Toshiba System driver can be found on Toshiba driver page too.

By the way: ensure that display driver is installed

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I have a Toshiba Satellite P50-B-10v.

I had updated my windows 8.1 x64 to Windows 10. The main problem that I have is with Toshiba drivers. I tried to install the Pc Health monitor and at the end of the installation appears a message saying that is not supported.

I succeed installing the Fn Function key but the key to mute and to switch Wi-Fi is not working and also the presentation key and also the retroillumintaion of the keyboard is not working.

I have installed TOSHIBA Function Key (32/64bit) version

Thank you so much in advance.


Answer:Satellite P50-B-10v Problem with Fn function key after updating Windows 10

Originally Posted by danivilla

I have a Toshiba Satellite P50-B-10v.

I had updated my windows 8.1 x64 to Windows 10. The main problem that I have is with Toshiba drivers. I tried to install the Pc Health monitor and at the end of the installation appears a message saying that is not supported.

I succeed installing the Fn Function key but the key to mute and to switch Wi-Fi is not working and also the presentation key and also the retroillumintaion of the keyboard is not working.

I have installed TOSHIBA Function Key (32/64bit) version

Thank you so much in advance.


i have spent hours on this issue (eco wi-fi medial control buttons) and none of the solutions work for me.. i think this is the coolest notebook yet (i have many) P745-s4102 but not support except the third party companies . I do not trust them or think we toshiba users should have to use these rip off companies!

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Hi to all,

after I've upgrade my pc to windows 8.1 i can't use special keys without use FN key.
In the Toshiba HW Setup utility i set the right option in keybord tab.

Someone can help me?


Answer:Satellite L855 - can't use Function keys after Windows 8.1 upgrade

Before we start discussion tell us please have you upgraded your machine following instructions from Toshiba support page?

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Keys 3 5 7 8 9 0 = rows numeric pad 3 5
all function keys do nothing at all ..........

I had similar problem with C670-11M I therefore put back to WIN 8.1

That can not C70D since that is new .....................
Where can I find the right drivers ??

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I just upgraded my S50t-B Toshiba Laptop from windows 8 to windows 10. My function key setting have reversed and i now have to press the 'Fn' key to be able to change brightness, volume etc. How do i switch it back so that i can change the brightness/sound etc without having to press the Fn key as well?

Can't work out how to get into BIOS, tried uninstalling driver for keyboard and restarting.

Any help is appreciated

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Hi guys

I own a Satellite L50-A00V Notebook and i just upgraded to windows 8.1 also used toshiba service station to upgarde my drivers, which worked but took like over 4hrs anyways on last update, for toshiba hptkey function, i thought the update and install was finished and i restarted but i was wrong, after restart i found that the driver was marked with a ! in device manager, i tried to update driver that way bt it says i have the best driver.. so i tried to use toshiba s3rvice station to locate and install the driver but it isnt picking it up, i think it thinks its already installed..

I am from australia and for some dumb reason toshiba hasnt provided windows 8.1 drivers yet, anyways im stuck trying to find one.. i see alot on this site have this trouble when i did a search but i couldnt find one for my specific laptop..

If someone has a link that would be great, as for Toshiba Australia what are you guys waiting for, are you waiting for window 9 before you release updated driver.. come on get your act together pls.. I dont think anyone is still on the buggy windows 8..

please release updates for windows 8.1, if toshiba service station can get them well i assume you have them s post them on the website please....

s4m :)

Answer:Satellite L50-A00V - Need Toshiba hotkey function for Windows 8.1

I?m from Europe and I?ve successfully updated my machine to Win8.1. on European download page all Win8.1 drivers, tools and utilities are available.
I?m really wondering that Australian support page doesn't offer such update.

Until you wait for updates try to visit European download page on and check updates for L50-A.
I think it must be all the same thing.

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I am using Win 10 Home x64 for my Toshiba Satellite L55t-C5288

The Windows Hello function does not work

Why and what can I do to make it work?

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Any drivers or solutions available?
Model: Satellite L50-B-2CN
DVD HW: cddvdw su-208gb
Status in Device Manager: OK

The drive does not appear in the folder menu. I insert DVD or CD and cannot find it to play

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I have upgraded my new laptop from Vista to Win7 64 bit, however the function keys do not work and the function keys that display at the top when you press FN does not show anymore. I have installed Utilities and Value Added Package but no success. Any help is apperciated.

Note To Toshiba Team:
Why don't you package all necessary drivers and software in one package after testing them, based on computer model for example in my case Satellite A350-13A, you could make one package for Win7x64 another for Win7x32, etc, instead of leaving us spending days to figure out what to install and where to find it and if it will work or not. Awaiting your feedback.


Answer:Satellite A350-13A Windows 7 64bit Function Keys not working

Some models need the Flash Card Support driver. Have you installed that? (install the Win7 version, not the Vista version)

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I have problem with FN button. It was worked when the operating system was vista, but after I upgrade my operating system to Windows 7 the function task bar that should appear at the top of screen when I press FN bottom does`t appear!

So, can you tell me how I can solve this problem, please?

My Laptop mode is Satellite A300-29N

Answer:Satellite A300 - Function taskbar doesn't appear anymore on Windows 7


I had the same problem after upgrade to Windows 7 but the solution was pretty easy: I have searched a little bit here in forum and founded out to install the newest Toshiba Value Added Package.

You can download it here: > Support & Downloads > Download Drivers

Check this!!!

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I have upgraded my new laptop from Vista to Win7 64 bit, however the function keys do not work and the function keys that display at the top when you press FN does not show anymore. I have installed Utilities and Value Added Package but no success. Any help is apperciated.

Note To Toshiba Team:
Why don't you package all necessary drivers and software in one package after testing them, based on computer model for example in my case Satellite A350-13A, you could make one package for Win7x64 another for Win7x32, etc, instead of leaving us spending days to figure out what to install and where to find it and if it will work or not. Awaiting your feedback.


Answer:Satellite A350-13A Windows 7 64bit Function Keys not working


You need to install the Flash Card support utility additionally to the VAP!!!
The Flash Card support Utility can be found in Satellite L500 driver area for example.
After installation if Flash Card support Utility reboot the unit once again and then check the functionality.


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Function keys do not work after upgrading to Windows 10
I know I need two drivers (Flash Cards Support Utility) and (Toshiba Function Key Utility) but on the download page Toshiba is not adapted for Windows 10.
Does anyone know when and whether he will be available?

Answer:Satellite P855 - Function keys don't work after upgrade to Windows 10

I’m also waiting for Win10 stuff and don’t know for sure when Toshiba will start with Win10 support. I hope this will happen soon.

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The C40 C10Q is already a tight squeeze with only a 32GB eMMC drive. I therefore did a clean install of W10 and everything is great, with plenty of space to spare now - EXCEPT - some of the function keys don't work such as the blank screen, while outside Windows, using a boot CD, none of them work. Do I need to download a Toshiba Utilities driver? Can't find them anywhere!

Answer:Satellite C40 function keys don't work outside Windows after W10 clean install

Win10 drivers can be found here

Install the Toshiba System Driver, and Toshiba system Settings.

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I have computer model no A200-1LA and I changed windows Vista for windows 7 32-bit an now my function button doesn't work.

What should I do now? Maybe someone commend me some drive? Please help me I can?t use my pilot.

Answer:Satellite A200-1LA and Windows 7 problem - function button doesn't work

Do you mean FN key or what?
> Please help me I can?t use my pilot.
My English is also not the best but what do you mean with ?pilot??

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I have deleted Vista and installed the german Windows XP Professional from MSDN AA on my Toshiba Satellite A210-1BD.
It looks fine, all drivers are installed but I can not access the "TOSHIBA Power Saver": An error message appears that says that I do not have the rights to use it.
I am logged in as a user with all Administrator rights, so I do not understand why I can not access it.
Can anyone say where I can change the Rights for this?

Besides that the FN-Key-Functions are not working. I have tried to install the hotkey utility but I get the error message that "This software utility does not support this system". But the Download-Site said it is for Windows XP.

Answer:Power Management and Function Keys on Satellite A210-1BD running Windows XP

Did you choose the right Satellite A210 series?
Did you download the right tools and drivers?

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I have an Satellite L70-B-119 and recently after a trip abroad my function keys have reverted to standard use instead of function which they were set at. I have tried changing this in system settings but nothing seems to work.

Any help or suggestions please ?


Answer:Function key Issue on Satellite L70-B-119

To be honest I don't know what do you man but what I know is that you can change between special and standard mode.
I send you screenshot where you can change it.

If I have misunderstood your question please be nice and explain exactly what do you mean.

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The F11 key where I can switch the sound on/off doesn't work!
The other keys are working fine.

Anybody knows how to give back it's function?

Answer:Satellite Pro C50 A-153: F11 function key does not work


Are you using the ?Special function mode? or ?Standard F1-F12 mode??
The ?special function mode? allows you to use special functions without pressing the FN key.
This means that if special function mode is enabled, you need to press only F11 to turn the sound on and off. In case the special function mode is disabled, you have to press FN+F11 to turn the sound on and off.

You can enable or disable the special function mode in:
Desktop -> Desktop Assist (in task bar) -> tools & utilities -> Function key

But I'm wondering if the F11 button works using other software?
For example: pressing F11 button while using Internet browser (internet explorer) should enable the Full-screen mode. Can you check this?

Maybe the F11 keyboard button is faulty and therefore the sound ON/Off function does not work

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I have lost my Fn F5 function key, is there any way of restoring it without resorting to losing everything by using the recovery disk?

Answer:Lost FN+F5 function on Satellite Pro L10


You can try to roll back OS to earlier time using system restore tool. If there is no success, please visit Toshiba download page under and try to install TOSHIBA Hotkey Utility and TOSHIBA Utilities again. Maybe it will help.

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Hi All,

After reinstalling Windows 7 SP1 on my friends laptop the Fn + F8 function is not working. Wireless stays on from boot and won't switch off. Other Fn key combinations work fine, ie screen brightness and sound.
I can switch it off or on from the BIOS, but that kind off defeats the purpose.

Can someone please advise me as to a rebuild or, driver pack or, some other solution.

thanks in advance

Answer:Satellite Pro L450D-12X - No function of FN+F8 key

Hi Colin_B,

Is the WLAN card recognized properly in device manager or there is yellow exclamation mark? The newest WLAN driver can be downloaded here:

Generally speaking for FN key combinations the Value Added Package and Flash Cards Support Utility must be also installed and can be downloaded on official Toshiba page.

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The Funtion Key (Fn) does not work on my computer
And I do not know how to solve this problem

It worked once (with all F1, F2 etc) but it doesn't work now



Answer:Function key does not work on Satellite A50-109

If you press the FN-Key, does a LED under the F-Keys (F10,F11,F12) lights up? Did you flashed your bios or changed something on your bios-configuration?


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Somehow I've managed swap the function off '@' key with ' " ' key, can anyone explain how to reverse this issue please?


Answer:Satellite A - Swap the function of @ key


Probably you have changed the keyboard layout in Windows?
Check the keyboard layout and reset it correct input language that is depending on your keyboard.

Here are similar threads about keyboard input language:

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I have had this problem for a while, and I wondered if anyone had any suggestions to fix this.

I have a more or less working Satellite Pro 4270 (4200 Series) laptop, with XP on it.

The USB does not work. I do not know why it does not work. I have tried replacing the USB module on the motherboard that has not worked. I have updated the BIOS to the latest version, not worked. Deleted and reinstalled the drivers in XP, not worked. I am out of ideas.

IrDA works fine.

Some suggestions please. Thanks

Answer:Satellite Pro 4270 - USB does not function


Have I understood right, have you been soldering the USB module out from the mobo and then soldering another module in?

Or, what have you done with the USB module, replacing it? Sorry, I do not remember exactly how the USB module was connected to my SP4270 mobo seen last some half a year ago ... If soldering, I wouldn't wonder the problem ... but if not, maybe there is some solution ...

Best regards,

Pete V.

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Hello, At the begin i sorry for my poor English :P

My L10-119 laptop have about 3 year. I don't have any problem with it as far i remember. Today after 20 min of working i turn it off and everything was OK... until i want turn on it again.
When i press Power button laptop doesn't start. HDD led is lighting 0,5-1 sec and tun off. I think hdd don't work but i not sure, screen is black, Cpu fan is working, cdrom and Usb ports have power. Power led is off. Power LED is off even when power is connected.

I don't have any ideas what i can do with it ;(
Please help,


Answer:Satellite L10-119 does not function properly


that sounds like a hardware problem. I mean if you didn?t install anything or if no one poured (for example) some liquids over the machine then the mainboard could be defective.

The problem is that the machine is probably out of warranty and you will have to pay for a repair. But if you anyway would like to keep the machine for a longer time then check the following link and contact a ASP (Authorized Service Partner) for a hardwarecheckup or repair:

Sorry mate, but I think your machine is gone to heaven. :(

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I've got a Satellite L25-S1215. I can't get the Function key to unlock. Tried using the utilities, but no option to disable the FN keys (I'll never use them). Initially, laptop boots up and I'm able to log in to windows, but there after, the function key turns itself on and won't shut off.

I had a Microsoft wireless keyboard and mouse, but have uninstalled the keyboard for troubleshooting, didn't fix it. I've searched the forums, and found nothing.
Can anyone help me?
Thanks in advance :)

Answer:Function Key Stuck on - Satellite L25

On my M20, you can lock/unlock the FN key with FN+F10 or FN+F11 for the numpad only, try it

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Hi at all,
I have this device : Satellite L850-1PD with Windows 10
Before, with Windows 8.1 the function key FN+F2 or FN+F3 it was ok, now with Windows 10 I have problems.
I can't increment or decrement Brightness
Help me !!!

Answer:Satellite L850-1PD - Utility Function key don't go

good evening,

I also own a Satellite L850-1PD upgraded to Windows 10, it would appear that although Microsoft has provided an update to Win 10, Toshiba does not include it among the notebook compatible with Windows 10 and does not release updates. To me it does not work the pad until it has fully started Win 10, and I do not operate the touch pad.


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I'm Andrea from MIlano (ITALIA), why, by using toshiba desktop assist, even if I put the flag on "special functions mode" all the F buttons still remains in "standard mode"?

Thank you

Answer:Satellite P70-A-11w special function mode

When you change settings in system settings > keyboard please confirm with ?apply?.
What you can also try is to change this option directly in BIOS settings. It must work.

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if I close my notebook Toshiba Satellite L40-14G, PC went to sleeping mode.
But I want that if I close it PC don't went to sleeping mode but it should work normally and display swtich off.

How can I do it?

Thank you for answer!

Answer:Satellite L40-14G: How to change the "Lid closing" function

Do you have Vista?
If yes then follow this steps:

- Go to control panel
- Energy/Power options
- At the left click on the option called something like ?choose what should happen when Lid was closed?


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Hello together,

i have been using nice nice device now since a few weeks and starting to get troubles with it.

I have the problem that randomly the touchscreen get without any function, i can touch the screen
however i want but without any reaction.

It just starts without starting any applications or anything before, i just browsing in the web and from one second to another.

If i restart the PC, everything is working normal again, i still using the drivers that were pre-installed and did not any changes to the Drivers so far.

Any suggestions what could cause this issue ?

Kind Regards

Answer:Satellite U920T-10G - touchscreen without any function


In my opinion an process which controls the touchscreen hangs or does not response anymore and therefore you cannot get the touchscreen function to work.

Would recommend to reinstall the +Toshiba System Driver+ from Toshiba EU driver page.
If this does not help try the system recovery and test the unit with factory settings.

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Help me!

I have a Satellte T130, yesterday I run an unknown software and after that the BIOS has been changed. Now FN+F* funtion can not work, so I can not use projector. I have already run BIOS update version bios-20100531110112 but it still not work.

Some body who know please help me?

Answer:Satellite T130 - FN+F* function not work


Which unknown software you started exactly?

I assume nothing is changed in BIOS because it doesn?t control FN keys. Therefore you have to reinstall Toshiba Value Added Package. It contains the driver for FN key combinations.

You can download it here: => Support & Downloads => Download Drivers

Check also the forum for similar threads, you will find enough!!!

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I have toshiba *Satellite A50*
My laptops' Function keys are not working

I neeed the driver for *function keys* and for 4 *shortcut keys for music*

please reply

Answer:Satellite A50: Function keys are not working

Did you take a look on the Toshiba European driver page?
Check this path: -> Support & Download -> Download Drivers

Choose your notebook series and the OS.
Then you should find different drivers for you notebook.

In your case I would recommend installing the Common Module firstly, then Toshiba Controls, Hotkey Utilities for Display Devices and Utilities.

Best regards buddy

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Have a P200-144 Notebook. Did a clean install from Vista home premium to vista ultimate.
When pressing FN & F5 I have no options available to use external.

Any help appreciated. Installed the latest nvidia driver today.

Answer:S-Video function not available on Satellite P200-144


first uninstall the Nvidia drivers. Thats the worst thing you could do. The original nvidia drivers do not fit to mobile graphics chipsets. Use rather the Omegadrivers (,
the are standard up-to-date nvidia drivers with modified inf files for mobile computers.

The other thing is, to get the FN-F5 functionnality back, download the "FN-F5-Tool" (or called displayswitch tool) from the toshiba website and install it to your machine.
It should work. :)

If you got any further questions - just ask ;)


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Please, could someone help me?

I'm trying to get into the Bios of my computer (Toshiba P50-A-12Z) but this model doesn't have the F Keys, could you please tell me how can I do it without them?

Thank you so much!!

Answer:Satellite P50-A-12Z - How to get in Bios without Function keys?

I don't know what do you mean with ?missing F keys?.
Anyway on new machines you must perform complete shutdown at first. How to do this you can read on

After doing this start notebook again and press F12 (WLAN symbol) several times to enter boot menu. There you will find option ?Enter setup?. Choose it and you will enter BIOS settings.

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Hello, I have recently downgraded my Toshiba Satellite Pro P200 from Vista to WindowsXP. Everything is working fine except the function (Fn) keys for controlling screen brightness, volume. Some work like mute but most do not do anything when I try to use them. All drivers installed fine the device manager shows nothing missing or errors.

I have tried installing all the drivers for the keyboard, Fn keys, hotkeys and still I cannot get them to work at all. Has anyone been able to get these keys to work after installing WinXP or do you know what drivers/software I am missing? Can these keys be used in XP or do they only work in Vista?


Answer:Satellite Pro P200 Function (Fn) keys

What you missing is BIOS designed for WXP. It is version 5.20. Please visit Toshiba BIOS download page under > Support & Downloads > Support Homepage > BIOS update.

Good luck!

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I recently bought a Satellite L50-C-20W with Windows 10. The default behavior of the function keys is the functions like volume, toggle WiFi, etc.\
To use F1, F2 etc. one should press the FN button. Very annoying when not used to it. Always dimming the display when I want to edit field (F2).

How to fix this?

Thanks in advance.

Answer:Toggle function key / FN permanent on Satellite L50-C-20W - Win 10

Hi Theo,
start START > All Apps > TOSHIBA > System Settings.
Select [Function Keys], there you find the options [SPECIAL KEY MODE] and [NORMAL KEY MODE].
With NORMAL KEY MODE (F1-F12), the normal F1...F12 functions are activated without pressing the [FN] key first.

Pls don't mind if the naming of the options differs a bit, i have translated it, because i have got a German system installation.

Hope i could help, Dieter

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After the superb help I got from Jimi I'm hoping I can solve my last problem, I have changed my OS from Vista to WXP and I have managed to get all drivers working even though some from the Toshiba site don?t work like the Wi-Fi, I have managed to acquire from other places. The only one I cannot get to work is the hot keys , It states TOSHIBA COMMON MODULE NOT FOUND! Everything else works o.k. after using Nlite (Cracking Bit Of Kit)

My Laptop Is the Sat L300 - 1AQ Model PSLB8E-OOKOO

Many Thanks for your Help

Answer:Satellite L300 - Hot key function is not working

Then visit Toshiba download page and check for Common Modules. Version 1.00.05 is available. Download and install it.

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how come there is no colour when i switch to the tv?

Answer:Satellite A50 .No colour when u switch to tv function


there can be more than 1 reason:

The most common reason is that the machine shows the TV signal in NTSC-format while the TV itself is built / set to PAL (or vice versa). Please check the videodriver to see if that setting is there.

If Your using an S-video connection to the TV and need a converter to connect that cable to the TV, it is also possible that the TV itself is not fully compatible with that signal-type. It could result in an black&white experience. It should normally not be the case though if the TV is new.

All this is assuming that the cabling You use are correct in all respects of course!

Hope this helps



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I refer to
NOTE: Some software may disable or interfere with soft-key operations.?*Soft-key settings are not restored by the Resume feature.

I fear, I installed software, which broke the functionality of FN-F2: instead of getting the choice amoung Power Saver Profiles, now I get the dialog Window of Systemcontrol .. Energy options
Does anybody know how to fix this Problem
All the other fn-keys work well

My system
Toshiba Satellite Pro U 300 with Windows XP; Toshiba Utilities and Toshiba Power Saver installed.

Answer:Satellite U300 - Can I repair function of FN+F2?

> I fear, I installed software, which broke the functionality of FN-F2: instead of getting the choice amoung Power Saver Profiles, now I get the dialog Window of Systemcontrol .. Energy options

You mean only the FN+F2 combination does not work?
Well, in your case I recommend checking the settings in control panel -> power options.

In Power Schemes the Toshiba Power Saver should be chosen.

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I just purchased the L50, but the function key didn't work. I tried to restart, re-install the utilities but it didn't help.

I couldn't find the "restart flash card" also. Can anybody help?

Thank you!

Answer:Satellite Pro L50-A - function keys not working

Hi Dang

Every new notebook with preinstalled original recovery image (operating system) has preinstalled right drivers, tools and utilities so I?m really wondering you cannot use function keys.
Have you noticed some problem with certain keys or with al F keys?

You can try to fix it installing Toshiba system driver and Toshiba function key utility but my opinion is that you should, if possible, reinstall OS using HDD recovery option. After doing this notebook will have ?factory settings? again and everything should be OK again.

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I bought Satellite U500-1FN and after a format I have a problem with touchpad. All works expect scrolling.

I downloaded the drivers from Toshiba site but nothing. I do everything I check enable scrolling and everything else.

Any ideas?

Answer:Satellite U500-1FN - Can't use scrolling function


What Windows version you have installed now and what touchpad driver you have installed exactly?

For Satellite U500 you have to install Alps Electirc and Synaptics touchpad driver. Have you installed both?

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I cannot find in the User's Manual what each of the fuction buttons are according to their signs.
(I refer to the function buttons between the two speakers; below the screen.)

Thank you

Answer:Satellite A660-10W - What are the function buttons?

I don't have this model, Just found a pic of it. so from what I know there should be this

left to right

green one - unknown for me
second - wireless network switch
third - unknown for me
fourth - play/pause
fifth - on/off for speakers or illumination
sixth - volume up/down

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The function key in my Toshiba Satellite C660 is not working except for volume.
That problem appeared after i changed something in the startup programs and uninstalling as i remember tvap and no button support appears in my start up programs :(

Answer:The function key in my Satellite C660 is not working

and the display doesn't show up !

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Hello there, I own a nice P10 Notebook. After installing a brand new XP with SP3, all of the USB-ports have no function except power. The red light of a plugged mouse indicates this. The system manager shows no malfunction, everything is installed (shows 5 USB-Controller with hosts). Who has any idea?

Greetings from Germany


Answer:Satellite P10 - No USB function after clean XP install


Did you install all drivers for your notebook and the important chipset drivers?
If yes, where did you download them? Normally the Toshiba drivers are pretested and should work well on your notebook.

I assume you didn?t use the Toshiba recovery disk so what happens if you try it with the Toshiba disk? Does the USB ports work again?

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My Satellite L30-114 lost it mind yesterday, it started typing 4 instead of U letter, 5 instead of I letter suddenly. I checked language layout its English. No viruses were detected at my PC.

How can I solve this weird problem - I cannot type anything!!!

Answer:Keyboard of Satellite L30-114 does not function properly


Just without panic. There is no problem at all. Obviously you have accidentally enabled symbols shown as small grey symbols at the part of the keyboard. if you watch carefully you will see numeric block on keys like U-4, I-5 or O-6. you can enable/disable this using FN+F11 key combination.


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I've bought a new notebook " toshiba satellite L50-b-1Q0" and I've changed the SO Win8 64bit -->Win 7 64bit.
I've installed all the drivers and the pc works, but the only problem is the function key.
The driver value added package is installed, but is there another way to resolve this problem?

Thank you

Answer:Function key doesn't work on Satellite L50-B-1Q0


Please check if you can change the settings regarding the special function key mode in the BIOS.
Usually this option allows you to use the function keys without pressing the FN button.

Play around with this setting and don?t forget to save the changes in BIOS.

Furthermore ensure that BIOS is already up to date and the VAP was installed properly.

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Hi All,

I have an Satellite C70D-A-11D ... when I use once the FN Key to do a Print Screen or use the Screen-Zoom on the Space Key...

I am not able to use the Keynumbers 1 to 4 neither the space Key to enter a space between two always change between the bigger screen solution or the normal solution...

I only can change the FN Key again after change the settings in Display settings and after a reboot...
So I cant use FN without a reset with the F1 to F12 Key use and a reboot...

Normaly the FN Key works only if it is pressed...if not the normal Function of the Keys 1 to 4 or F1 to F12 will work if configured in the settings, or not?

What to do?

Kind regards

Answer:Satellite C70D-A-11D Function Key deactivate after use

First of all you can change between the special function key mode (without pressing FN key) or normal (standard) mode (Hold Fn first to use standard F1-F12 functions.)

This function can be changed in BIOS.
In BIOS go to Advanced -> System configuration

Check this option.

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Hello All,

I have a old M30-107 which i recently reinstalled and updated the OS on.
The Function keys controling the screen brightness, volume etc do not seem to be working.
I believe I have updated all the drivers for the laptop.

Is there a specific driver ( ie chipset driver pack) I should be looking at that controls these function keys or should they work with out ant intervention from driver packs etc bios related???

Sat M30-107 XPHome edition SP3

Thanks in advance.. C.

Answer:FN function keys don't work - Satellite M30-107

Satellite M30-107 is a part of the PSM30E series. Is it right?
You could check this number if you would look at the bottom of the unit. There should be a label with such model number.

Go to the Toshiba European driver page and search in ARCHIVE area.

Choose +Archive -> Satellite -> Satellite M series -> Satellite M30 -> Win XP+

You have to download the *Common Module*

This Common Modules must be installed at first!!!
Then you need to install additional software like Touch Pad On/Off Utility, Hotkey Utilities for Display Devices.

These programs will enable the Fn buttons

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Please, I need to turn off the Zoom function on the Space bar.

Almost every time I press Space bar, it behaves as a Zoom key. I have a laptop Satellite C55-C-11H.

Thank you

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Hello everyone, i had a little problems with my harddrive, when i started my pc it said "no bootable service" i knew how to fix it, but the problem is that you need to press f2 or del to enter BIOS mode, everytime i press f2 or delete the "no bootable service" message keeps repeating!
So my question is, does anyone can help me how to change the function keys, or enter BIOS mode in another way?

Greets, dmz

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Hello all,

I have had many happy years using my Toshiba laptop without problem. The operating system is Vista Home Plus.

About a year ago, my son dropped the machine, which resulted in the display cracking. In order to keep using it I plugged in a spare mouse and keyboard, and linked it up to a flat bed monitor.

Using Fn+F5, it has worked perfectly as a defacto desktop for ages until relatively recently: the cable linking the laptop and the monitor became detached which resulted in the monitor going into sleep mode. When reattached, the display did not return and I have had persistent problems ever since. Using the F5 key now has no effect.

Points of note

- as the machine powers up, the external monitor displays the usual text, but when the Windows logo appears, it reverts to sleep mode and the laptop continues to boot up cleanly.

- when I boot up in safe mode the F5 key functions perfectly

- I have cured the proble previously by booting up in safe mode and restoring back to to a checkpoint taken a few days prior. This is a temporary fix, as whenever the machine is powered down it reoccurs. What is interesting though is that there always seems to have been a recent Windows Automatic update downloaded when I look at the list of recent system checkpoints and what triggered them!

Getting thoroughly fed up with the whole thing now. Any help very much appreciated.


Answer:Satellite Pro M - F5 Function Key no longer working


It?s really not easy to say what the reason is for this problem but it would be interesting to know what notebook you have exactly.
Can you add this information, please?

Anyway, at the moment I would recommend to update the display driver and BIOS. Both you can find on the Toshiba website: => Support & Downloads => Download Drivers

Before you start the BIOS update close all running background programs, also your antivirus and firewall. You should be logged in as administrator.
Furthermore I would recommend removing the old display driver before you install the newest one. After removing restart the notebook and clean it using CCleaner. Restart again and install the newest version.

I hope this can solve your issue and by the way: Have you installed SP for Vista?

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Recently the function keys have stopped working on my Satellite 5200. When I now hold down the function key and try to use any of te brightness, sound, etc, buttons nothing happens.

Any idea's as to what I have done or settings i need to check.



Answer:Satellite 5200: Function Key problem


I had also similar problems with a Sat5200 from a friend.

We un- and reinstalled the Toshiba Hotkey utility, Toshiba Common Modules and the Toshiba controls.

then it worked again!

Bye Rudi

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Hi everyone,

I'm new here and very much in need of help. I'm not sure how long it's been since I bought my Laptop (probably 3 years) but last night I had decided to open it since my CD/DVD Drive wasn't working (because I had dropped it). It wasn't hard to fix it but then I thought I best open it further to clean out some dust. When I had finished, I put everything back, pressed the power button and for some reason it wouldn't turn on. So, I opened it again and:

Image 1
Image 2
Image 3
Image 4
Image 5

As you can see (in image 5) the teeth on it have been broken. I think I tried to force it or something (it was 2am) and broke the teeth.
I know it can't be fixed so what I want to know is if I can buy that part somewhere?


Answer:Satellite P100-434 - Where to buy an Function Button FFC


All parts could be ordered from Toshiba ASP (authorized service point) in your country.
I think if some parts are not available then the ASP could order it from the Toshiba directly.

So in your case you should simply contact the guys and should ask for the needed parts.

Here you can find the nearest ASP: -> Support & Download -> Find an Authorized Service Provider


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So, I've posted this a couple of days ago on the "Tools & Utilities" board, but haven't gotten any answers yet, so maybe I should be more patient. But, since this board seems to be slightly more active, I thought I'd try it here as well. Who knows, maybe some people with a Satellite S have experienced the same thing!

I've looked for an answer on google and on this forum for days, but haven't been able to find anything useful (especially in combination with 'windows 10', I have no idea if installing it had any effect in this).

I installed Windows 10 last week, and I'm not sure if that's when the "problem" started, but since yesterday I've been aware of the fact that the "special function modus" of the F-keys (i.e. the function in which you don'thave to hold the funtion key to access the special functions under the (former) F-keys) doesn't work any longer.

I've already tried:
- Restarting my system
- System Settings > Keyboard > Function key modus (but that was set correctly!).
- Tried any combination of Fn with any other key possible.

So I don't know what the problem is. Could it have something to do with the installment of Windows 10?

Toshiba Satellite S50-B-14M
Preinstalled with Windows 8.1, upgraded to Windows 10 Home last Tuesday

Thanks to anyone who can help me!

Answer:Satellite S50-B-14M - Function key and F-keys switched

I solved it myself! Turned out I just needed another obvious solution: reinstall the function key utility driver. Why didn't I think of that before...

I read there are some problems with updating drivers in Windows 10, so that was most likely the problem: the function key utility driver wasn't installed properly after the installment of Windows 10.

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I've hit the FN key + space to zoom in.
My secreen now displays a smaller desktop with a border of "black space" around it.
I hit the FN+space to return to "normal", but I'm still left with a reduced size desktop display.

How can i restore the desktop to it's original size - utalizing all of my screen?

Any ideas??

Answer:Satellite Pro U400 - 13A: FN key and "zoom" function

Right click on the desktop > Personalize > Display settings
Change screen resolution to default settings. It must be 1280 x 800

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When I bought this laptop (Toshiba Satellite) It came with Vista preloaded on it. I was having lots of problems with it and I installed Windows XP on my computer. Now, when I go on MSN or whatever, there isn't any icon for the webcam option there to click on. So I looked online for the driver, but I'm not entirely sure that it is the right one. My laptop is a Toshiba Satellite A200 -AH3 (Or so it says on the bottom of the laptop) and my webcam has worked when I had Vista. My current OS is Windows XP Professional. So, do I have the wrong drivers, or what's wrong? Can someone please help me? Thanks in advance

Answer:Toshiba Satellite Webcam won't function

Hi Mate,

Welcome to BC. Is your webcam built in or separate one. Anyways first find the manufacturer of it. Start-->computer(right click)--->Manage-->Device mananger-->Find the webcam here-->(right click)properties-->select properties. In the note the four digits following DEV and VEN.

Type them in the and then look for proper drivers.


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Hey all

i installed XP a few weeks back and updated the bios to the xp version
I didn't like it and i went back to vista but now my function doesn't work.

I press it and press the screen brightness key but the controls don't show up anymore and i have to manually use it with my mouse or through the mobility center
is it because of the bios? I downloaded the new vista bios and now it says that rom space is full and quits

What do i do? Help much appreciated

Answer:Satellite A200-1AX function key not working


The problem is that you need to update the BIOS to the XP version if you want to use all the notebook features on this notebook.
After the installation of XP you have to update the BISO XP and then you have to install all the available Toshiba XP drivers and utilities.

This should helps.

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I'm a proud owner of an R630-155. Because my profissional life I need de Windows 7 Enterprise, because SQL Server Tools.

I install every programs and drivers from Toshiba site, but the Eco button, don't work. The Eco Utility is there, and if I use the icon in tray show the program and can swith the mode in radio button.

Can you help me?

best regards.

Answer:Re: Satellite R630-155 - Eco button without function

Hi pmni,

> and if I use the icon in tray show the program and can swith the mode in radio button.
Sorry but I don?t know what you mean with ?swith the mode in radio button?. Maybe you can explain it again ;)

Anyway, have you also installed Value Added Package from Toshiba website?

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Hi, its me again :D

Anyways, I noticed that FN+ any f keys are not working. I cant lock my computer with it, I can't mute it with fn+esc, I can't set brightness with fn+f6, f7 and so on.

Any ideas what could it be? Function illuminated buttons are working perfectly :) I ve seen the thread where the button settings go berserk after you install VM workstation but I also solved that problem via your forum (thnx).

So any idea why fn+f keys not working? What should I do?

Thank you in advance!

Answer:Satellite A660 - FN keys without function

Hi Sanka_2,

Yes, there is a workaround here in forum for FN keys if you install VMware... As far as I can remember you have to change or delete some registry keys.

Anyway, FN keys are controlled by Value Added Package and Flash Cards Support Utility. In your case I would recommend the reinstallation of these tools. That means remove the old versions, restart the computer and install newest versions from official Toshiba page.

Check this!!!

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I have aASatellite A110 with windows xp home but now i formatted it and put windows xp pro.
Everything works ok but bright fn keys do not work on f6 and f7.
Before formatting it, I noticed when I change brightness, a sun on screen appear which shows me the brightness status.

What's driver or software do this?
I can change bright on bios screen and by power saver

what's problem??????

[Edited by: admin on 07-Apr-2007 07:48]

Answer:Brightness function with Satellite A110


Yes there is a software which controls the brightness-behaviour of the LCD. If you don?t have it then download it here: nes

So, download all the other stuff which is important for your machine, if you don?t have it already.


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I have a Satellite A100-498 and upgraded my operating system to Windows Vista. But now I can't use the Function key so obviously I'm not able to mute sound or increase/decrease the screen brightness. Can anyone tell me where I can download the drivers for this? I still haven't found it and I need to be able to adjust the brightness on the screen..

Thanks in advance,

Answer:Satellite A100 - Function Key not working

Updated the BIOS and solved this myself :)

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I Finished installing Windows 7 Ultimate - 64bit
I Want Download "Function Key" Drivers or "Function Key" Software
I searched a lot but did not find the ... Please send it to me

Satellite A500-1DN

please help me...

Answer:Need driver for Function Key for Win 7 64bit - Satellite A500-1DN

>... Please send it to me
But how? :)

You can find it alone. Download and install ?Toshiba Value Added Package?.
I presume this is what you need.

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Am running 7 Pro 32bit OS on a Toshiba L550 i5duo / quad thread core 4 RAM 500G HD Ati radeon premium. Up to now I had the F11 function working perfectly and recently it has stopped working at all. Then after completing a restore - which lost my Kaspersky Pure install as well it started up again. However after a couple of critical M$ updates it has gone back to not functioning. Hitting the F11 or the full screen in View drops the taskbar but only maginally reduces the size of the tools. menu, and address bars at the top. Have tried the FN key - for unlocking - no go.

This has become a really frustrating problem to find a fix for as I have searched forums gallore and Google without any luck. The M$ tech and other fixers help want money for finding the problem and I think as it is in all probability an OS problem or worse an HDD problem (had one go on my Toshy Vista machine before - not a cheap fix!!) - that M$ should be able to help without the cost, as the machine is only 7 months old! I was told bout this one and hopefully being nearer to "home" someone in here might know

Can anyone who may have had this problem or know what the problem is help me out before I go stir crazy? Will be most appreciated!!

Answer:F11 function has stopped working on my Satellite L550

Which F11 Function are you referring to exactly?

Are you referring to the F11 function in Browsers where it toggles the browser (IE, Firefox, etc..) between fullscreen mode and normal mode?

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Function keys for Satellite C660-A219 do not appear...I formatted my laptop and installed a new Win 7 after that I lost the function keys ....plz help

Answer:Function keys for Satellite C660-A219 do not appear

Have you installed own Win7 version or original Toshiba recovery image that you got with your Toshi?
Have you installed Toshiba Value added package?

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hope someone can help me?
i have just taken delivery of satellite pro a120. If i put a blank cdr in the drive it does not launch the window asking how i wish to open the disc?

If i go via 'my computer' and look at 'devices with removable storage' does change from 'dvd ram drive to 'cd drive d'. However if i click on the icon it states 'drive D not accessible incorrect function.

I can however copy music via windows media and it does recognise the disc in windows media and will burn.

however i cannot copy files/pics etc

Answer:Satellite Pro A120 does not recognise CDr - Incorrect function

The windows did not ask you because the AutoPlay function could be disable or not properly configured.
Check the drive properties (right click) and select the tab ?AutoPlay?.
There you should select the ?Prompt be each time to choose an action?

Please check also this Microsoft document:

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I have a problem, I got a SDHC card with 8GB capacity and a built-in card reader, unfortunately, I do not read it. I checked the description of the computer and it says that it supports these cards. In what may be the problem?

(Toshiba Satellite A300-1ED, PSAG4E, Windows XP)

Answer:Satellite A300-1ed: SDHC card with 8GB does not function


Try to update card reader driver

Try different SDHC cards

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Does this model have WiFi capability and if so how do I turn it on?

Answer:I can't turn on the Wireless function on my Satellite C50D-A

It is not known to me that there is one single Toshiba notebook model without WLAN and I must also say that Toshiba offers user?s manuals document for each model so all important info you can find there.

I don't have this notebook model but try please to disable airplane mode using F12 or FN+F12.

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I have an L350-20G.
Is it possible to get the funcion buttons at the top of the laptop (play/pause; stop; back; forward) to work with iTunes?


Answer:Satellite L350-20G - Can I use the function buttons for iTunes?


As far as I know you can only configure the first button which starts the application (iTunes).
The other buttons that you mean like play, stop and pause can?t be configured. There is no Toshiba tool for this available.

I don?t use iTunes but in WinAmp you can configure the button functionality but I don?t know if iTunes allows you to customize these settings too.
Try it and post your result. :)


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Hello to everyone..

My trouble I think is pretty simple for you: Don't work buttons which respond media functions like stop, play, next song, previous. I think I don't have driver's.
What driver's should i install to make them work?

They stop to work, after my pc was cleaned by me :D
I think I deleted this driver from add/remove programs

Answer:Satellite M70-122 - I need the driver for media function keys


What OS do you use?

For Vista you need the Value Added Package. This contains all necessary drivers and software for the media buttons, FN keys and so far.
If you use Windows XP you need the Toshiba Controls.

Both tools you can find here: => Support & Downloads => Download Drivers

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After installing a new HD and using restore disks and updating to XP sp2, the wireless will not function and if the card is installed XP hangs then runs in spurts. If the card in not in place, no difficulty at all.

Booting from a Linux CD, the card works perfectly! I thus assume the driver is the problem. The wireless card is the original, an Agere MPC13A-20/R, with Toshiba p/n PA317U-1MPC.

I've found some Agere drivers but am unsure

1) if they are correct
2) how to install them since the machine functions in a limited fashion with the card in place.

Any advice?

Answer:Satellite Pro 6100 wireless will not function after HDD restore


I have checked the driver page and the only available WLan driver for the Windows XP is the Agere v.1.11.108 driver.

1) Try simply to install this driver. If the driver is not correct or not compatible then windows will not install the driver and you will get a notification. So simply try?

2) Usually you could reinstall the driver from the device manager. There you have to open the network controller tree and then you could reinstall the driver.

But this is only possible if the windows has booted properly?

P.S: Did you check the Microsoft Windows XP SP2 Update information on the Toshiba driver page.
I found out that you have to update several utilities if you have installed the SP2 on this notebook.

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I have a problem with my new Toshiba Satellite Notebook P775-100 3D.

Wenn I start the 3D wizard for the first 3D using, then disappears the mouse coursor from screen.

The mouse works but is not visible. Sometimes by trying can to find the button "continue" or a checkbox.

Unfortunately, I can not get the wizard with nonvisible mouse cursor until to the end.

The Keys e.g. TAB, Coursor-keys etc. from Keyboard helps not more.

Please has anyone a Idee for the solution of my problem?

Many thanks.

Answer:Satellite P775-100 3D: Problem with first initialization of the 3D function


It now works but I do not know was the problem was.


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I recently purchased TuneUp Utilities 2012 to help speed up my laptop and switched off a number of running programs, including some from Toshiba that were included with my laptop.

Problem is that the FN key no longer brings up a display of what my F keys do, and the F keys don't work (so I can't hibernate with F4).

Does anyone know which utility is responsible for the F keys?

Answer:Function keys don't work on my Satellite Pro L series

Fn buttons are controlled by Flash Card Support Utility.
In msconfig the Flash Card Support Utility should be enabled!

Furthermore the Flash Card Utility can be found in All Programs -> Toshiba
Here you can restart this tool.

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I would like to completely disable on/off function to laptop lid switch of Satellite P100 series.

I have set on/off power button to 'hibernate'. ANd use Fn F3 for Stand By.
When full shut down/reboot is required, I use 'Start' on desktop. I nearly always use hibernate.

I have noticed that whether or not I am running on AC OR Battery, the panel power remains functional. I have been forced to completely shut down laptop when carrying it in a bag because one time (in hibernation) the lid switch had moved in my laptop bag, and after an hour or so, the machine had been running and getting very warm and draining the battery - waiting for me to enter the bios password.

I want to be able to hibernate, and know the lid switch will not start up the laptop. - I've tried but -control panel/power options/advanced does not disable lid on 'open'.

Maybe this is not possible ?


Answer:Satellite P100: How to disable on/off function of Lid switch

Hello Robert

As far as I know something like this can not be disabled. If you do not use your notebook for longer time it is maybe better to shut it down because the startup time is not much longer than after waking up from hibernation mode.

We can just speculate why your notebook was suddenly ON. I presume LCD lid somehow has been moved and the notebook ?thinks? that display is opened. The result is wake up from hibernation mode.

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I have a problem with the HWSetup utility. The problem is that, when i press FN in the keyboard, that bar at the top shows up right, and there i use the F keys to use any of the options listed there.

Well the problem is that just a while ago i had the option for the WLAN, to turn it off or on. But well a while ago i was checking something with the WLAN driver and uninstalled it and installed it again, but then i guess that caused the WLAN option in the FN keys at the top bar to disappear.

It was in F8 but now I no longer have a F8 in the bar, and i don't know how to bring it back and I need it so if please someone could tell me how to bring it back?

And I use Windows Vista Home Premium btw, 32 bit

here's a screenshot in case your not sure what i'm talking about

Answer:Satellite A205-S5880 - How to get back the FN+F8 key function


I would recommend firstly checking your WLan card if it has been recognized properly in the device manager.
Secondly I would recommend reinstalling the Toshiba Flash Cards Support Utility for Windows Vista

Check it out

PS: Hopefully you know that you should use the Toshiba US page for driver download!

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Hi I have a Toshiba Satellite L350 Laptop with Windows XP Professional. I have no idea if I am in the right category but here is my issue. I can not activate any of my function keys. This is very problematic because the function key turns on the switch for the laptops WIFI, I can not connect to the internet through WIFI without it. According to the Toshiba forums it is a driver issue related to the TVAP (Toshiba Value Added Package). I have tried downloading the drivers from Toshiba's sight but none seem to open correctly. I think I need to delete the TVAP currently on my laptop but have no idea how to do this. Again my guesses above are summations from 4 hours of reading forums from other sights. I honestly have no idea what is wrong and inherited this laptop from a family member 2 days ago, in an attempt to allow me to work from home to help me with meeting a deadline for work. Anyone familiar with this issue your help would be greatly appreciated.

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Hello, I am new to this forum so please bear with me if I am in error.

I have just bought a Satellite A100-049 and inadvertently pressed the F10 key. The LED below the key illuminated and I discovered to my horror that I could not type certain letters and, worse, I could not turn off F10, whatever that is! I eventually had to restart.

I can see what F1 to F9 do from the drop down list at the top of the screen, but I cannot work out what F10, F11 and F12 do, and am in constant fear of pressing them again! The handbook and Toshiba web site don't seem to offer any help, although it is probably because I don't know where to look.

Can any of you kind experts out there fill me in?

Many thanks,


Answer:Function keys issue on a Satellite A100-049

Hi there,

maybe I know how to resolve your problem. Try to press "Fn+F10" (Hold Fn and press F10 at the same time).
Then your keyboard should work properly again.
Maybe you pressed a key combination (e.g. "Fn+F10") and then the alternate keypad on your keyboard was activated.

Please give some feedback if my hint helped you.


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I recently donwgraded my Vista Home to XP on Satellite M200 but the Fn functions for brightness, mute, etc are not working.
Any solutions?


Answer:Satellite M200 FN Function not working after downgrade to XP


First of all I have to say that the Satellite M200 cannot be a Toshiba European notebook model.
I didn?t find any Toshiba XP drivers on the Toshiba European driver website.

Possibly it?s Toshiba US notebook series or Toshiba Australian notebook model?.

However, I think the FN buttons don?t work on Win XP because the right driver is missing and not installed (common modules, etc?) or the BIOS does not support the XP fully.

I noticed a similar issue on a A200 notebook. After XP installation the FN buttons didn?t work? but after the BIOS XP version update I get the FN functionality back?

So both is possible?
I don?t know if an BIOS update especially for the Win XP is available but you could check it? if it?s not available then you have to use the notebook without the FN buttons functionality.


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I have Satellite A350-13A. I installed Windows 7 from 2 weeks.

The function keys isn't working although I installed the Toshiba value added package which is responsible for activating function keys.

What the solution for this problem?

Answer:Satellite A350-13a - function keys isn't working

>The function keys isn't working although i installed the toshiba value added package which is responsible for activating function keys

Beside the VAP (value added package) you have to install the Flash Card support Utility!
Flash Card support Utility controls the FN buttons and not the VAP! But VAP is needed too!


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Am I correct in assuming that 1st ntfs partition sda1 contains the win 7 operating system and sda2 labeled TI105838 handles or loads new software that I may choose to load.
Please advise and direct me to any resource that expands on the process if available. Thanks

Answer:Satellite L675D - Function of the primary partitions


I don?t know what you mean exactly but fact is that the first partition C: contains the operating system (Windows 7) and all programs that you have installed on this drive and saved data.

The second partition usually contains a folder called ?HDDrecovery? to restore the original out of box settings as described in your user manual. It has nothing to do with new software that you can install.

For example you can use the second partition to save your own files like photos, videos, music, etc. and install new programs only on first partition.

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Good evening,

Since a few days, I noticed on my LAPTOP PC that I could not make any more as before, that is increase the sound with touches situated at the top of the keyboard (F9-F10) or the luminosity. On the place, it is the functions F1, F2, F3 etc. who set off. I have already tried by using the parameters systems and by parametrizing touches in "special functions", but that worked still, then in " mode F1-F12 ", still nothing and I put back in " special functions ", but once again unsuccessfully.

How to solve this problem, please?

Answer:Satellite C850-1C5 - Problem with function keys

Can you please tell us which notebook model do you have?

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Hi all

I seem to have lost the ability to scroll using the edge of the touch pad normal scrolling ok. Any ideas welcome

Answer:Satellite L450-136 - Scrolling function lost


The virtual scrolling function is controlled by touchpad driver. So probably you have changed some touchpad settings?!
You can check the scrolling function in touchpad driver (control panel > mouse > Advanced).

Furthermore you can try to reinstall the whole touchpad driver. Have a look on Toshiba website to download it:

Last but not least this thread could be useful for you:

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I have a P870-335 in which I placed a SSD disk and installed Windows 8 Pro (now 8.1) and was able to get most devices working with the drivers that I found by the Toshiba autodetect program.

However one of the items still missing is that I can not see/control the functions that are on the Function keys, (like swichting Bluetooth/Wireless). I know from my previous Toshiba laptop that at the moment I press the Fn key I see a OSD that show me the options and the status of them.

I cant find which software I have to install in order to restore this functionality. Somebody got a hint/link for me?
Assume that this software is also available for Windows 8(.1) Pro?

Thanks in advance, Herbiek.

Answer:Satellite P870-335 - Function key actions not visible

For Win7 Toshiba has created Toshiba Value Added Package. This package included several tools and utilities and one of them was important for FN+Fx keys functionality.
Now Toshiba uses two other tools:
Toshiba System driver and Toshiba Function Key Utility.

I?ve checked Toshiba download page -
You can find them there.

Check it out please.

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I need Drive FUNCTION KEY please

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This problem started earlier today and I cannot seem to find a way to solve it.

When I use the FN key on the laptop the function menu will no longer appear so I am unable to turn my wireless back on which is the only thing I use the function menu for..

Are there any solutions to this problem or simple a way to turn on my wireless without using the function menu?


Answer:Function Key on Satellite L500-1dt - Cannot turn WLan on


Try reinstalling the Value Added Package. Also install the Flashcards Support Utility if it is listed on the drivers page on the Toshiba Website.

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I'm interested in buying notebook L500-164.

Can anybody tell me if this notebook has a touchpad with scroll-function?
And if, only page down or also "left to right"?


Answer:Satellite L500-164 - Does the touchpad has scroll function?


Yes, the Satellite L500 supports virtual scrolling.

But therefore you need the touchpad driver, this feature is software based as on other notebook. It?s not a problem because the driver is already preinstalled and additionally you can download it on the Toshiba page. :)

Have fun with a new Satellite L500. Friend of me bought it too and it?s really great and the price is also good.

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I have got a Toshiba laptop A300 and the function keys aren't working.
I'm sure its probably a simple problem to fix but I can't seem to find anything about it in the user manual.
The laptop works fine accept for this but this is a problem as we need these buttons to connect it to the projector.

Could anyone help???

Answer:Function keys not working on Satellite A300

Hmm? everything depends on the operating system which is preinstalled on your notebook.

If you use the Vista OS then you should firstly check if the Toshiba FlashCards are enabled. This tool is connected with the FN + F1-F9 button functionality.

If the Flashcards are already enabled then you should try to reinstall the Toshiba Vista Value added package.


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I have a Toshiba Satellite Pro 6100 running on Windows XP SP2.
I got a slight problem with the hotkeys/function keys. When i press the FN + F5 (display output) nothing happens,
I fixed the wireless FN + F8 combination now. The FN + F5 still won't work. I installed the common modules and the wifi hotkey utility
I installed the Toshiba hotkey program but that won't help.

Anyone got any tip or something?


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Answer:Function keys don't work on Satellite Pro 6100


Please install Toshiba Hotkey for Display Devices Ver. and test FN+F5 key combination again.

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How i can install driver 4 special function? When i remove old XP & install new XP Pro SP2 my recovery disk 4 Toshiba write:"This is not Satellite 5005" =( Function key's don't work. May be somebody know were i can download or how i must install driver's?

Answer:Satellite 5005 - driver for special function


What you mean exactly with ?special keys??

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Hi All,
I tried flashing my BIOS through windows as recommended on my Laptop Manufacturer (Toshiba) website. I guess the process went wrong as after 2 hours still the message "Do not interrupt" was getting displayed. I had to force power off my PC. Now it is not booting up.
The Laptio is Toshiba SA50-114, Satellite series.Model No - PSA50E

I have tried suggestions in following link
However, this did not work.

However, I don't have the recovery disk tool and BIOS/ROM file. Have tried searching on internet, but with no results.

Can someone please help me with
1. How can I perform the BIOS update to get my PC running back.

2. Point me to links where I can find the files in the above link.

Many Thanks in advance.
Best Regards,

Answer:Satellite A50 doesn't function after BIOS update

> 1. How can I perform the BIOS update to get my PC running back.
Not possible if your BIOS ROM module was wrong flashed.
If you are a lucky man then only the ROM module must be flashed again using an special procedure. But this can be done only by an authorized service provider in your country.

> 2. Point me to links where I can find the files in the above link.
There is no link! You will have to ask the ASP for the help.


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I am using a Satellite P750. There is a row of "Function Buttons" between my keyboard and the display screen. These buttons no longer work.

The biggest problem with this is that I can't seem to activate my wireless. When my ether net cable is not plugged in, it usually detects wireless networks that i can connect to. now it doesn't detect any of the networks. i know that it is not a problem with the wireless router. when troubleshooting the connection issue, it advises me to use the function button to activate the wireless communication.

I tried removing and re-installing the value added system driver, the flash cards support utility driver, as well as my wireless adapter driver. and the problem still persists.

I also tried a system restore to a date when i know that these problems were not present. and this didn't work either.

i would greatly appreciate help on this.


Answer:Re: Satellite P750 - function buttons are not working

Hello Jason

Generally speaking VAP reinstallation should help with this.
If not you can reinstall OS using HDD recovery option. After doing this you will have ?factory settings? again and everything should work again.

Is this option for you or you don?t want to reinstall OS?
By the way: which operating system do you use?

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