Keyboard software issues in Sony® VAIO F Series
Learn how to resolve issues related to keyboard in Sony VAIO F Series
The Sony VAIO F Series is an attractive laptop from Sony with best configuration and latest technology. The laptop contains user-friendly keyboard with full size keys and numeric keypad. But sometimes the users may face some issues in the keyboard software. The laptop contains backlight to make the keyboard visible even in the darkness. Beside all features, you may face some hardware and software problems using your laptop. Specially, the keyboard problem is very common. The laptop comes with 19mm full size 88-key keyboard with MS Windows function keys and numeric keypad.
Here we will discuss in detail about common issues that can come in the keyboard software of Sony VAIO F Series laptops and tips to resolve them:
- Keyboard lag issue
- Keyboard backlight failure
- Keyboard driver issues
Keyboard lag issue
Keyboard lag issues means if you are typing something, you have to wait for around 2 seconds to have your characters appear on the screen and sometimes you will see repeated characters of what you typed using your keyboard. This kind of issue is reported in Sony VAIO F Series by some users. One reason for this issue is unsupported BIOS version installed. You should never use the BIOS files that were not specifically released for Sony VAIO F Series. Another solution to this problem is disabling the pointing device in BIOS. Uninstall the synaptic driver and again reboot the laptop to enable pointing device. This resolves the keyboard lag issues in many cases.
Keyboard backlight failure
The Sony VAIO F Series keyboard comes with backlight so that you can see the keys even in the dark. Sometimes the backlight of the keyboard may fail after the BIOS flash. The problem is mainly known to happen just after the BIOS update for many users. If the BIOS update files are not fully compatible with the Sony , then you may lose your keyboard backlights when you start your laptop. Various motherboards contain different controllers for handling the keyboard lights, so you must update the BIOS with correct and supported version of BIOS on your laptop model. The BIOS drivers can be downloaded from the official Sony website.
Sometimes there might be a problem in the Sony keyboard driver. And the keyboard may not recognize some of the key strokes on your keyboard. If such problem persists, you should first uninstall and reinstall the keyboard driver which comes with the installation disk from Sony when you purchased the laptop. Keyboard drivers are responsible to recognize the different keystrokes and interpret them into characters etc which you typed. Sometimes if the keyboard driver is corrupted, it may mix up the keystrokes and you will not be able to get certain keystrokes. The solution to this problem is just reinstalling the supported driver and it should work fine.