Konventual
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Vostro 1510 Windows 7 64bit + FN key

Vostro 1510 with Windows 7 64-bit not work some blue key and blue key sleep with push key FN.
U (4), I (5) O (6)
J (1), K (2) L (3)
M (0)
and
F1 (sleep key)

Other blue key function OK.

Is there any solution?

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Moderator
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RE: Vostro 1510 Windows 7 64bit + FN key

Hi Konventual,

Dell Vostro 1510 has not been tested with Windows 7 operating system. You can try installing the quickset driver using the compatibility mode. Please enter your service tag # on the link below, select the OS, then download the Dell Quickset application from Application section onto the system and install it.

http://dell.to/18r60nI

Please let me know if this helps.

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Konventual
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RE: Vostro 1510 Windows 7 64bit + FN key

Thank You for answer.
For this model was only Vista 32bit. You do not install the application.

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Philip_Yip
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RE: Vostro 1510 Windows 7 64bit + FN key

Install the following system drivers:

http://dellwindowsreinstallationguide.com/driver-sets/vostro-laptops/vostro-1510-windows-7-64-bit/

Dell ControlPoint should fix this issue.

Dr Philip Yip
Tech Enthusiast and Author of the Unofficial Dell Windows Reinstallation Guide

Windows FAQs and OEM Downloads


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Konventual
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RE: Vostro 1510 Windows 7 64bit + FN key

It installs as LAN switches, LCD and others.
But it does not change the blue F2 (sleep), F3 (battery) and some blue buttons.

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RE: Vostro 1510 Windows 7 64bit + FN key

Hi.

I've got a 1510 also, and recently put a new SSD with Win 7 64-bit on it, and have discovered this issue also. J does 1, K does 2, etc! They keys I'm noticing are in fn mode, are basically 7, 8, 9, 0, u, i, o, p, j, k, l, ;, m, ., and /.

I have generally tried all the driver download suggestions above to no avail - but have thought of an 'acceptable' solution nevertheless.

Just remap the keys with the free third-party tool KeyTweak (google it, it's mentioned on LifeHacker). Use full teach mode and remap J to Fn+J, K to Fn+K, and so on.

Apply and restart, works well and I think it applies registry changes or something!

Interesting observation: the keys work as 'normal' in the windows logon screen: so maybe it's some sort of dell driver/utility (like synaptic tool?) that loads that ruins it! Because, clearly windows itself (whatever generic keyboard driver it loads for the logon screen) works (my logon password includes many of the 'bad blue' keys), so I think it may be the synaptic or some other dell-related tool that's mucking it up. I've tried two of the Alps touchpad installers to no avail and don't feel like trying 20 alps drivers just to see if that's it.

for me, for now, I'm happy enough with the KeyTweak hack and an external keyboard for emergency backup if anything ever goes awry in future!

Hope that helps!

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RE: Vostro 1510 Windows 7 64bit + FN key

Hi Konventual,

Basically the quickset should enable the F2 (sleep), F3 (battery) and the Fn operations. If the feature is not working then the driver is not completely compatible with Windows 7 operating system.

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Konventual
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RE: Vostro 1510 Windows 7 64bit + FN key

Thank You all !

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