Acer laptop volume buttons

  Graham. 15:59 06 Jan 2009

A friend has an Acer Aspire 5633wlm click here (Sold out).

It has sound volume buttons on the side which have stopped working. Is this likely to be a hardware fault?

You can still adjust the volume using the speaker icon in the taskbar, so I wondered if that had disabled the buttons.

Also, the Fn key + arrow keys should also adjust the volume but don't.

  scotty 16:12 06 Jan 2009

I think Acer have drivers installed to operate extra buttons such as these. Could these drivers have been removed? Try re-installing them.

  Graham. 16:33 06 Jan 2009

I couldn't see the buttons in Device Manager.

  scotty 16:43 06 Jan 2009

Don't know if this link will help or not: click here

Refers to Launch Manager which I think Acer use for these extras. On my Acer there is a shortcut button above the keyboard to open Launch Manager.

  Graham. 17:09 06 Jan 2009

Thanks, I've asked her to look for the Launch Manager button. Her husband is very heavy-handed, so it's possible he has turned it off.

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