How to use function keys on a non-functional keyboard?

Andrew Winds

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I have a Gateway NV55S07u. After a failed keyboard replacement, many of the keys no longer work, including all twelve F keys. The mouse trackpad works but it's locked by the function key that locks the trackpad. So my question is, how can I activate the function keys via software? Thanks.
 

C12Friedman

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I'm going to suggest opening the laptop and repositioning the ribbon cable for the keyboard since it's easy enough to not get it lined up just so, it may take a few tries. At least that's what I would do (if you haven't already).
 
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