Cannot re-enable touchpad because fn key stopped working

MarNeXMarNeX Member Posts: 5 New User
Hello,
today i was trying to re-enable my touchpad like many times before but it didn't work. After a while i realized my fn key stopped working ( none of fn + f1-14 or sound/brightness hotkeys ). I've tried to go through some questions already, but it didn't find a solve for me.
Any help would be appreciated.
My pc is Acer Nitro AN515-51

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  • egydiocoelhoegydiocoelho ACE Posts: 63,179 Trailblazer
    Does the same problem occur when restarting the battery?

    Also, have you tried to reinstall windows?
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  • MarNeXMarNeX Member Posts: 5 New User
    edited August 30
    I've tried to restart the battery ( multiple times to be sure ) and it didn't do anything.
    I haven't tried to reinstall windows either, because i don't want to do anything that could result in files loss. I would reinstall only if everything else fails.

    Is there a way to unlock the touchpad without using fn + f5 or change the shortcut to something else ? Other than that i don't really see a big problem about fn button not working.
  • Are you sure that the fn key is not working? What happens when you reinstall windows by pressing alt + f10 before the acer logo?
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  • MarNeXMarNeX Member Posts: 5 New User
    Unfortunatelly factory reset / windows reinstall didn't help either.

    One weird think i found out is that even if i cannot use none of the fn + f1-9 shortcuts after factory reset computer still remembers previous states ( like turned off touchpad or turned on keyboard lights ). How is that possible ? I thought factory reset totally rewrites all setting to the original ones.
  • Access the bios and then press f9 to restore it and then press f10.
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  • MarNeXMarNeX Member Posts: 5 New User
    edited September 7
    Tried to restore the setting twice, but nothing happened. Is there an acer application, that could help me remap some of fn + f1-12 keys ? That would be actually enough.
  • Have you tried to disconnect and reconnect the keyboard?
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  • MarNeXMarNeX Member Posts: 5 New User
    I really don't wanna go inside of the notebook, so i think i would rather keep it this way. It's not really bothering me that much.
    Anyway i still want to thank you for your support.
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