Print screen won't work on Toshiba [Solved/Closed]

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- - Latest reply:  alix - May 10, 2013 at 08:58 AM
My print screen button on my toshiba does not work! I have tried using ctrl, alt and FN but none of these seem to work. the button says 'prtsc' and then undearneath it says 'sysrq'. I have tried pressing the print screen button, then going into paint/word and clicking paste, but none of these work!

Please help, I'm desperate!
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I am unaware of the resolution, but as an interin measure, you can try the following:
Click on Start > All Programs > Accessories > Ease of Access > On Screen keyboard > Prt Screen.

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> Denise -
Found something else that works.

press the FN key and the Prnt Screen keys at the same time.
The FN key is found beside the windows-logo key ( usually bottom left hand corner).

Alos, try the Snipping Tool. To find this, type Snipping Tool in the search bar. It walks you through the process.

> Denise -
I have tried all these suggestions and still cannot get my laptop to do a screen capture for me to paste in word or email. Any other ideas?

I have a Toshiba Satellite and running Vista....need to do this for class....Please help.
it worked! THANK U.
OMG thankyou!!! had ict hw thought I would not be able to do it.... YOU SAVED MY LIFE :)
Thank you Denise !!!!!!

Works !
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thanks runsidd,

this worked on my windows XP too.

path of On-Screen Keyboard on WinXP is:

Click on Start > All Programs > Accessories > On Screen keyboard > Prt Screen.

tks to all whove contributed!
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Does your OS have snipping tool under accessories? I have Windows 7 and it works great for me. You can capture the entire screen or any portion thereof.
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Hey. My laptop is Toshiba, too. Just click the PRTSCSYSSRQ button and then open Paint [etc.] and then paste it. Done.
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you click the button on top for 2 sec. prtsc and go to paint and click ctrl-V if tht doeznt wrk idk wat will
The key problem I think was not holding the button down for 2 seconds. Great input Dani!!!!
what button on top ?
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I had the same problem with XP with a MS keyboard. I unlocked the "F Lock" function (top right of keyboard) and PrtScn works again.
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thanks so much.
the fn thing worked.
I have windows 7
Wow windows 7! Do you use XP mode?
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Thanks all.....the F lock solution worked for me.