P150EM swapping FN key with Windows Key

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  1. wingman4ever

    wingman4ever Notebook Consultant

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    Hi,

    I read somewhere that it's possible to swap the FN key with the windows key.

    Do I just need to update to a newer bios or something else? And what's the safest way to pry out the keys?

    Thanks in advance
     
  2. RogerCD

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    Updating to the latest EC & BIOS will get your keys swapped. EC Version: 1.02.11 does the job.

    The safest way to pry out the keys is to pull from any of the top corners.

    Here is a pic of the keys mechanism:
    WP_20130525_042.jpg
     
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    Thanks for the reply.

    But it's not working I updated the bios and ec. But the windows key is still on the right side.

    I did hower succesfully pryed out the keys.
     
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    Can anyone confirm if I installed the right bios an ec in order to swap the fn en windows keys?

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  5. RogerCD

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    looks like it is correct, but I don't know with certainty if the key swap is builder specific. The Sager BIOS does the change, I don't know about others.
     
  6. Prostar Computer

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    Prying and swapping the keys does not swap the functionality that corresponds to them. You can find free remapping utilities that might work for you, but I haven't tried it on any Clevo/Sager systems personally.

    The Best Key Remapper for Windows
     
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    Thanks for the replies.

    I don't think the FN key is remap-able. But I just installed the latest PREMA bios and it stated that it can detect whether you have a win 7(old) or win 8(new) keyboard. And the FN and Win key will be switched according to which keyboard you have.
    Too bad I have the old Win 7 keyboard. I asked on the their forums if it is possible to manually switch the keys. Hopefully they have an answer.
     
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    i think the key will swtich if you flash sager bios
     
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    I think the mapping is hard coded into the keyboard firmware, so I kind of doubted there were any utilities that would work (like I said, though: I have not tested them).

    Good luck!
     
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    So I just got a reply back from Prema. And he was kind enough to post a special key swap version.
    I can't download it yet. I don't have the privilege yet because I need to make 5 post first before I can download attachments. If someone can download it an post it here that would be great.

    Prema's Bios Mods - Page 32

    My 5 posts are pending now it has to be confirmed by the moderators first..
     
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