Dell Multimedia keyboard not working...

By jayno20
Oct 10, 2006
  1. Just got this, its a nice keyboard, but i cant get the media keys to work... it is a USB keyboard, it types fine... but the play button, stop button, mute button, volume, home key, my computer key, all that stuff doesnt work. the model number is SK8135 and it looks like this...

  2. Peddant

    Peddant TS Rookie Posts: 1,446

    Did you install the driver from the CD that came with the keyboard ?

    If not go to the Device Manager,locate the keyboard and update the driver

    using the CD.
  3. jayno20

    jayno20 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 106

    no drive cd came with it, and i cant seem to find any drivers online for it... :confused:
  4. Peddant

    Peddant TS Rookie Posts: 1,446

    I haven`t been able to find a driver either.Not even from Dell. :confused:

    Try asking the people who sold you the thing,if they know anything about the drivers.

    I know some Dell computers come with a drivers CD,that has drivers for multimedia kbs,

    so if you know anyone with a Dell........
  5. jayno20

    jayno20 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 106

    I just plugged it into my dell laptop and it worked fine without any drivers..... what could be causing it not to work on my dell desktop?
  6. jayno20

    jayno20 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 106

    OK i figured it out, here's what the problem was if anyone has this problem in the future...

    looking in HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Servic es\HidServ\Parameters

    I deleted the ServiceDll string (you might not have one) and manually created an EXPANDABLE string value called ServiceDll with the value %SystemRoot%\System32\hidserv.dll
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