Hi all wizards of computing at Sony,
please make. me. believe. That I will ever buy another Sony product again, by solving this supposedly simple problem. Since I, myself, am not a wizard of skills parallelled by the wizards at Sony.
Anyway, I have the ever so frequent VAIO problem of not having the proper FN-key functions, with the exception for "Scroll Lock". I've been all over the interwebs and have found a bunch of "solutions". However, none of these work for my VGN-FE21M. I've tried installing relevant and irrelevant drivers, rebooting my computer about a dozen times now and the only thing I've succeeded in doing is make my once functioning "vol-buttons" display a striped volume control meter, which was not there before. This meter does nothing, when I press vol up or vol down it indicates that the volume is going down or up, but nothing happens. So not only can I not use an external monitor via the analog output, but I can no longer control my volume.
Some of my computer specs:
Windows 7 32-bit
VAIO auto-update downloaded
All processes relevant to hotkeys are enabled
So I put my problem in the good hands of what I assume are competent Sony Wizards.
I hope that there is a solution to be had, or that in the models newer than mine own have this FN function implemented in BIOS.
Thanks a lot in advance!