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Print screen not working

My print screen key copies nothing. I have tried it in combination with alt, ctrl +alt, fn, fn+ alt, fn lock.

I have also tried the "on screen key board" and prtsc does not work on that either.

 

I have had this problem since I purchased the laptop (satellite L305-s5909) over a year ago. The computer was repaired about 8 months ago and given a new hard drive due to a problem. I thought that may fix the prtsc problem, however it did not.

 

Any ideas?

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Re: Print screen not working

when you hit the print screen button it copies the screen then open paint, office, work, whatever and hit ctrl+v. this will paste it and then you can print. for some reason this is the only way that the print screen button works on any toshiba laptop i have used.

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No, it copies nothing. There is nothing to paste, thats the problem. Thanks.

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Re: Print screen not working

 

Satellite L305-S5909

 

What happens when you depress all three of these together?

 

   FN +ALT + PRTSC

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Try Ctrl + P

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You need a Print Screen Program for that button to print when you hit it. I had one with XP but don't know where to get one for Windows 7. That is the only way that button will work to print something.

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For reader's information..

 

The button is named Print Screen because in real MS-DOS (prior to Windows) that's what it did.

 

It copies the screen to the clipboard in all versions of Windows.

 

Alt + PrintScreen copies just the active window. Very useful.

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I have the same problem with a Tecra M2V-S310. I tried any imaginable key combination to make a print screen but nothing is copied to the clipboard. Is like the PrtSc key was no pressed. I checked the BIOS version and is the last version 1.3 the same version that appears at support page for this model. Please help.

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MAKE SURE THE 'NUM' LOCK BUTTON IS OFF.

 

 

I tried it various ways and as soon as I unclicked the 'NUM LOCK' button, (located in the top left corner of the number keys to the right of your keyboard) the FN+PRTSC worked!

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Thank so much for this answer! I was beside myself trying to figure out which combination of buttons to use. Bless YOU!

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I dont have a Print Screen key on my Win 7 Satellite P-770............So now what combination can I use to copy the active screen????

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Yes, you have a Print Screen key.  Look on page 104 ,of your User's Guide for a picture of where it is and instructions on how to use it.

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THIS ANSWER SAVED ME.  THANKS.  I AM GLAD YOU POSTED. imagine~One~Race~Human

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THIS ANSWER SAVED ME.


If you have Windows Vista or newer, the Snipping Tool is more fun. Put this into a search or Run box.

 

   snippingtool.exe

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