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by: TonyTTurner February 18, 2006 3:43 PM PST

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Function +F10 won't open DVD Drawer on Dell Inspiron 9300

by TonyTTurner - 2/18/06 3:43 PM

Hello, all...
First of all, I recently bought a new Dell Inspiron 9300.
Here's the issue: I first began using a mini Microsoft Wireless Mouse Model #1023 (USB plug and play, basically)with it cause the "MousePad was driving me Nutz. (Everything was working fine.)
Then, I bought a Wireless KB/Mouse Combo, again by Microsoft: Wireless Optical Desktop 3.0 Comfort Edition, because I was tired of reaching to the top of the Dell's KB to hit numbers, (and I LOVE being Wireless!)
The problem started here with trying to Install the supplied software disk FIRST, before I connected the darn KB/Mouse combo. I got a Error/"Closing this window.." message which then "popped-up" a "WorkThrough" from Microsoft (after I sent the "Report this to Microsoft" notice.)
After almost getting ready to return the combo,
I then thought of going to Microsoft's Downloads page to get the latest "Drivers" for this combo.(The supplied CD-ROM came with IntelliType Pro 5.2 & IntelliPoint 5.2 for the KB and Mouse respectively.) However, Microsoft's website gave me 5.3 or 5.4 I believe.
After D-loading them, I connected my new Combo, which works GREAT...The ONLY thing that I discovered (and I'm not sure if it is Software-related,) is that BEFORE I installed the software, I could press
Fn + F10 to open my DVD drawer.
Now, nothing happens, AND if I minimize a window on my Desktop, those 2 button combinations will Enlarge the Minimized window(s).
I really don't want to UnInstall this Software again, but if that what it takes to possibly get my Dell to operate as it Should, I guess I will Have to.
(By the way, on the Dell's KB, several "Shortcut" keys ARE labelled in Blue to be used WITH the Fn key.. i.e., "Standby", screen "Brightness", Volume, etc.(And for the most part, they still DO work.)

The Specs are: Microsoft Win.XP Media Center Ver. 2002 Serv Pack 2, Intel Pent.M 1.86 GHz, 781 Mhz, 1.00 GB of RAM, 51.1 GB HDD, DVD-RW Drive, 17" screen, WiFi and Bluetooth capable.
Sorry for all the details, but perhaps with that much info, someone out the coud assist me...Please.

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