wolong
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Inspiron 2500 Fn Key Functions Don't Work for Brightness, Contrast and Battery

I have an Inspiron 2500, running Windows ME.  I bought it used, reformatted the hard drive reinstalled the OS and Dell drivers.  Some of the Fn (blue) key combos don't work.  I've run Dell Diagnostics and all hardware appears to be OK.  I can adjust the brightness using the control panel applet, but would like to get this laptop running properly.  Can anyone help?
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1d49f54a95134b2
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Re: Inspiron 2500 Fn Key Functions Don't Work for Brightness, Contrast and Battery

You will need DellQuickset.
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wolong
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Re: Inspiron 2500 Fn Key Functions Don't Work for Brightness, Contrast and Battery

Nick,  Thanks for the reply - According to Dell's Quickset description, that is indeed what I need!  However, the Dell support webpages indicate that Quickset is not compatible with an Inspiron 2500/WinME computer.  So, I am reluctant to try it.  Bill
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1d49f54a95134b2
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Re: Inspiron 2500 Fn Key Functions Don't Work for Brightness, Contrast and Battery

Right, I would download it, did you have that before?
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wolong
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Re: Inspiron 2500 Fn Key Functions Don't Work for Brightness, Contrast and Battery

I don't know if it worked before.  The previous owner had installed Win XP, but it didn't have enough memory to run XP very well so I installed Win ME before I had ever tried the Fn Key combinations functions. 
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1d49f54a95134b2
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Re: Inspiron 2500 Fn Key Functions Don't Work for Brightness, Contrast and Battery

I geuss you should contact Dell for the CD's
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Re: Inspiron 2500 Fn Key Functions Don't Work for Brightness, Contrast and Battery

I HAVE THE ANSWER!!! PLEASE READ AND COPY TO OTHER FORUMS! I have a Dell Laptop running Windows XP. Like most of you, the Fn + Down would dim the screen, however, Fn + Up would not brighten it. This is a bug that dell/intel cannot fix. There are patches that utilize linux, however, if you want the easiest way to fix the problem this is it: DOWNLOAD DARKADAPTED 2.3.4 BUILD 208. You can find it here: http://www.softpedia.com/progDownload/DarkAdapted-Download-5641.html This is the latest version, but if the link doesn't work, look for a newer version. This program fixes the bug and allows you to adjust all the video options from the same menu. You can email your thanks and praise to me at <Admin Note: E-mail id Removed due to TOS violation> You can find it here: http://www.softpedia.com/progDownload/DarkAdapted-Download-5641.html This is the latest version, but if the link doesn't work, look for a newer version. This program fixes the bug and allows you to adjust all the video options from the same menu. You can email your thanks and praise to me at  <Admin Note: E-mail id Removed due to TOS violation>

 

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