I cleaned inside of computer and now usb ports not working, mouse and keyboard are dead. Any ideas? Monitor goes into sleep mode.
Hp Pavillion P7 1154
Wired mouse & keyboard
Acer S211HL monitor
I recommend downloading and running Reimage. It's a computer repair tool that has been proven to identify and fix many Windows problems with a high level of success.
I've used it in the past to identify and fix everything from blue screens (BSOD's), ActiveX errors, corrupt files and processes, dll/exe/sys errors, recover lost memory, Windows update problems, defragging, malware removal etc.
You can download it direct from this link http://downloadreimage.com/download.php. (This link will automatically start a download of Reimage that you can save to your computer.)
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Does anyone know any x64 compatible programs that can do this? I clean them alot so unplugging and replugging gets annoying. I found a program called Clean 'n' Go, but it's for XP. Is there some manual way I can disable the two that is relatively easy?Read other answers
My build is about a year and a half to two years old. I've never had problems with it. Well, I noticed my GPU's were running a little hot so I looked inside and noticed some dust. I powered down, unplugged everything from the top down, took the case out to the garage and blew the dust out.
I used very low pressure for this.
Well I come back and plug everything and no keyboard, mouse, display or beeps. Everything powers up though. All fans spin, dvd works, hard drive spins.
I reset cmos, removed batter, did jumpers, reset RAM, unplugged 24 pin and reseated, tried with just one GPU, tried with the other GPU, nothing.
Gigabyte GA 990fx ud3 mobo rev 1.0
AMD Phenom II x6 3.2
G.skill ripjaws ddr3-1600- pc3-12800-4gb (two sticks)
Radeon HD6850's (x2)
Antec 750 watt PSU
Win 7 x64
Like I said, everything worked great for a long time until I blew some of the dust off it.
Go back through everything and make sure nothing came unplugged. to me it sounds like the mother board may be damaged. did you touch anything inside the case? when blowing out the case did you let the fans spin up really fast?
Church lady decided to install Windows Live care on the HP XP machine.
Decided to delete Norton files since they were "old".
Now the computer goes thru boot process and looks okay, but no keyboard or mouse. Can't boot emergency boot cd or recovery cd as the bios is not set to allow cd boots. Can't get into Setup to change boot options, since F1 key is dead. Haven't tried boot floppy yet. Any ideas how to recover from this/why kb and mouse are dead?
Hello. Thanks in advance for your expertise.
Recently my mouse and keyboard have stopped working. I am running Windows XP Media Center Edition on a Dell Dimension machine. When I reboot the machine (using the button on the PC) it loads up and gets me to the user selection screen but I can't do anything at all. Here are a few notes that should help:
I have tried hooking up multiple keyboards and mouses. None work (so I know it's not an issue with them as they work fine on my laptop)
I only have USB connections, no PS2 connections on my PC at all so I can't try a PS2 Mouse or Keyboard
I have tried ONLY plugging in the mouse or ONLY the keyboard and neither work
The Optical mouse lights up for about ten seconds then turns off if I unplug it and plug it back in. Even with the optical light on, the mouse doesn't move on the screen.
While loading, at the Dell screen where it says "Press F2 to enter Setup" the keyboard still doesn't work. So I can't get into BIOS nor can I start the machine in safe mode.
So here are my questions:
What do I do about this?
Can I install either new USB inputs or PS2 inputs without being able to use a mouse or keyboard or even load Windows (can't get past user/login screen)?
If I need to reload Windows, how do I get the data off of my harddrive?
Reset the Bios from the Motherboard
Power cord out
Hold in the ON button for 30 secs, dispersing internal power
Side cover off (who knows, some of the Dell's are hard to work this simple part out)
Take out (remove) the button battery (there's a small clip top side)
Locate the reset jumper, and move it to pins 2 and 3 (it's probably in pins 1 and 2 at the moment)
Wait 10 secs (no need really, but good time to rest )
Then put the jumper back (ie to pins 1 and 2)
Put the cmos round button battery back in
Put the power cord back in (and everything else)
Wha La :grinthumb
Fantastic, I have been running wn2k with no down time 4 a year and just when I need most, silly me decides to find out why some of those extra "helpful" net/media buttons on my cheap keyboard by asking 2K for the appropriate driver.
It warns me but I say OK and restart and POOF! no mouse or keyboard. Locked out. No kersor and I cant even press caps locked to show lite. (both work fine in my 2nd partition under 98)
The driver I picked was just the Micsoft enhanced (similar) kB I think.
Have tried Safe mode, Last Settings saved, Nope!
Tried dif keyboard, as you do, and no change.
Have read a couple of dif posts some saying remove Bios Battery for 5mins, others saying boot in DOS and bla bla...Im no good in DOS. (willing to keep trying)
Alot of the posts also say Logitec mouse was problem but dont have 1.
Can anyone direct me to something they may remember in this field.
Or can someone explain how I might fix using 98???????
Much appriciated, urgent work to finish.
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I have a problem. Its all fine during POST, no "keyboard not detected" msg
appearing, but I cant press delete or any other keys to get into BIOS setup.
Keyboard's "Num Lock" lights do not flash. Windows will load but both the keyboard and mouse is dead. Tried other keyboard with the same result. tried the keyboard on another PC - works fine.
Previously the windows had a pci.sys error - "pci.sys not found." ive transported the HD to another PC and reformats the HD, and installs a fresh WINXP on it. Windows now loads fine on the new and old PC, but keyboard and mouse is dead on the old PC.
Have a USB adapter for keyboard but same result. tried the USB ports, both 2 ports on back of PC, and 2 other ports on casing (front). So i guess shouldnt be a problem with the ports, because ive just changed the casing to new and the front ports are fresh,never been used.
AMD duron 750MHz
mobo EPOX EP-8KTA2
128MB SDRAM PC133
PS2 keyboard with USB adapter.
some guy suggested flashing the BIOS, but i do know how to that when i cant get my keyboard and mouse to work.
maybe, and just maybe, my PS2 keyboard and PS2 mouse ports are broken and the USB keyboard setting in BIOS is not enabled. then how?
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I just installed Fedora core on the computer I built a few months ago. I did not try to boot into windows. The next day, I completely redid my room and moved my computer onto another wall. I booted it the day after and none of the inputs (PS/2, USB, FireWire) worked.
I pushed the power button, It started booting. It asked if I wanted to boot into windows or linux, I pushed the down arrow on my keyboard and nothing happened. Uh-Oh. It booted Windows by default and brought me to the Welcome screen. I looked at my mouse and was relieved to see its LED turn on. I clicked on my account, and logged in. (Thank God I don't have a password). I found that the keyboard still didn't work.
I looked on the back of the computer and saw that I was using a PS/2 keyboard. I proceded to plug in a USB keyboard, and it still didn't work. I unplugged the mouse and put the keyboard in its place. It still didn't work. I put the mouse back in, and the LED didn't come on.
I reset and put the keyboard in place of the mouse. I could then select options on the boot manager, but my mouse didn't work, and as soon as I unplugged the keyboard, the USB port stopped responding.
I have never, ever seen anything like this before. I tried cleaning the dust out of my computer (not much, I've only had it for about 3 months or so), and I still have the same problem. It sounds a little like a short, but even the ports in the PCI cards I have don't work. What's especially weird is that the monitor is working thr... Read more
Can you get into your BIOS setup utility?
Should be the DEL key at the ASUS AI Proactive POST overlay.
If not, read your motherboard manual for the procedure for reseting the CMOS, and then do so.
My desktop computer was in Hibenate mode and I unpluge the power to change the memory card then i took the memory and put it back again the same as it was . and after I did put the power back and try to push the button as usall nothing came to the monitor like is not connect to any video hard drive . I did test many things . I am just shock the keyboard and mouse are dead and even num lock of keybord doesn't respond and i did check all the mouse and keyboar is not out of order , even i did reset the BIOS of motherboar , i don't know what to do anymore . Is motherboard DEAD? I don't know .
please inform me .
thanks in advance .
Are there any lights on the Computer at all (or even fan startup on Power supply
Other than checking the power source (ie have you tripped your circuit breaker)
It sounds as though the power supply unit inside your PC has died
One last option unplug the power cable
hold the PC power button in for 20 secs
Replg the power cord (firmly) in
Restart (well try)
A friend has a Gateway PC approx 5 yrs old running XP Home. It doesn't have any PS/2 ports or serial ports. It came with a keyboard where the USB mouse plugged into the USB keyboard.
When the computer is booted the keyboard & mouse are recognized. I can get into bios and the keyboard works. If I go to the safemode options screen the keyboard works to select options. If I boot from a CD the keyboard works to select options. But if I boot into safe mode (or any other available options) the keyboard and mouse are both dead at the login screen. I tried booting (from this same options screen) to a previous configuration that worked, but still no luck. Gateway tech support told him it's likely the motherboard and tried to sell him one for $400. I'm thinking drivers (maybe a virus...?) but can't get into windows without the keyboard & mouse. Any ideas?
Thanks in advance.
Guys I need help in this matter
My machine hangs suddenly when I work or download something, that too very frequently. My keyboard and mouse go dead they don't respond to any of my commands. I even tried upgrading my drivers using Uniblue Driver Scanner and updated but it is still giving me the same problem. Here is my System Config
80 GB Hard disk
1.23 GB RAM
Pentium[R] D CPU 2.80GHz
Microsoft Windows XP Professional 2002 Service Pack 2
This is my system config. And one more thing I even installed an Anti-Crash Software even with that my system just hangs
Please help me in this matter
Waiting for your reply
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I have an HP Pavilion Notebook running XP Home SP2. It boots ok and windows starts ok to the desktop but then both the mouse and keyboard are dead. I've tried booting from the OS disk and the keyboard works fine using the recovery console. I've tried a safe boot, last good config option, a usb mouse and I have an HP docking station for this notebook using an Ir mouse and keyboard and they won't work either. I've read other similar posts here but no help from those solutions. If I have to reload the OS, I could use help on saving the data. Can you tell me what the default mouse and keyboard driver filenames are and the command line to expand them from the OS recovery disk? Any Suggestions?
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The problem started when I rebooted my computer to install some software to let me access the college's wi-fi. When my computer turned back on I had absolutely no control from the built in keyboard or mouse (I am using a lenovo x60s on Vista Ultimate with the red button mouse). The only way I am able to use my computer (which otherwise works just fine btw) is by plugging in an external mouse and keyboard into the USB. I have uninstalled all of my college's software so I don't think that is the problem. WHAT SHOULD I DO, MIDTERMS ARE COMING UP!!!!!
Try uninstalling the mice and keyboards from Device manager and rebooting for re-detection.
Wife reported dead mouse etc this morning.
Pressed start/stop button to reboot; chdsk came in, very slow, found 2 file index errors, which it fixed? (1 was config.xml file) and then it hung on reboot just before win login screen, with blank screen and centred mouse.
Pressed start/stop again and rebooted. Went through win login OK, desktop arrives, half way through startup keyboard and mouse go dead.
Tried different mouse, rebooted etc. same again.
Where do I go from here please?
Run virus/malware programs.
Safe mode - Check your event logs!
Also, you can go into the Control Panel>System>Advanced - Click the Settings tab for performance and select "Adjust for best performance."
One day when i turned on my inspiron 530 computer from DELL (Windows Vista), the computer was telling me that something was very wrong with my computer. Before "Setup", it was saying that with my permission it would set itself back in time to a time when it was working properly. I didnt see any sign of error prior to this so i said no, and did so for the next few days. Then one day, i said yes. The computer was working well for the rest of the day.
The next day, i turned on the computer and the Monitor has no signal from the mother-board, the mouse was dead and so was the keybord. The fans in the box were spinning very fast and very loud. There were lights on in the mother-board and there seemes to be an alarm going off inside the box.
My questions are what happened and what can i do?
I send you this e-mail through an alternate computer.
CARL Danzel In Distress!
I lost access to my USB powered devices primarily my Keyboard and Mouse which has rendered my Dell PC unusable.
I get the Keyboard Failure message displayed on top of the screen right after the Dell logo gets displayed. I never get the option to hit the F2 Setup key because the sustem cannot detect a keyboard and mouse.
I will need to find out if there are any chances of recovery outside of replacing the motherboard on the system.
Have you tried using a different KB and mouse, if does not fix the issue, then it would seem that the motherboard has issues and requires replacing.
Happens every few weeks on a new Toshiba laptop that came with Vista. Screen is blank, keyboard and mouse and start button dead. Only solution is to power down by removing battery. Anyone else seeing this?
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I was cleaning and moving my pc, during which I disconnected many of the wires and cables to the pc. Now, for some reason, my mouse and keyboard don't work when I log into Media Center. I have two operating systems on my computer, the media center XP on one hard drive and XP Pro on another. The mouse and keyboard work fine in the XP Pro, and they work fine while selecting which operating system to use, but as soon as I log into Media Center, the indicator lights on both of them go out, and they stop working entirely. They are both connected via USB, but I've also tried connecting them both with a PS2 connection, and there is no change. The odd thing is that I don't even recieve any message that says there is no mouse or no keyboard connected, and unplugging and then plugging them in again also does nothing. I tried starting in safe-mode and from the last known good configuration, but neither of those has worked. Any ideas or help would be greatly appreciated.
I have a really strange problem, after a while (1-2 minutes) Windows just seems to freeze, the monitor signal dies and so does the keyboard and mouse. This seems to be pretty much random and does not occur at a specific time. Safe mode works well without the problem. This problem occurs both during the installation and on the installed OS. I managed to install Windows using safe mode (multiple times). I have been running XP and Linux on the same machine for a long time without any problems.
I have tried to install it multiple (allot) times, using different CDs and USB memory, same result. Even different isos. The iso I'm using is from MSDNAA and it's CRC checked. I have removed all "extra" hardware, disabled BIOS integrated hardware and usb stuff. No luck. I only have 1 monitor connected so it's not a multiple monitor problem, even tried booth DVI connectors. Have installed all the latest updates and tried different nvidia drivers.
Windows 7600 professional 64bit
Intel q6600 quad 2.4 ghz
Asus Geforce 8800gt
Corsair 2gb (mem test ok)
Gigabyte p35C DS3R
Please check if you have BSOD .dmp files. There are some users in this forum that are very good at analyzing them and tell what is happening. I would have guessed it is a driver problem (given the normal operation in safe mode), but you already said you updated them all. Have you used the Win7 x64 drivers?
Also, if you can load your system specs in your profile, that permits other users to accesss them directly, without having to refer to your Original Post. You can just click on "My system specs" on the left lower corner
Let us know
Yes I know this problem has been raised before and I have looked at and implemented as many of the solutions as I can find including ones from MSOFT
I use my PC as a media centre so going in and out of Hibernation is the norm. So far the only solution that always works is to unplug and replug the dongle.
To summarise what I have tried,
I've switched all the save power options off,
done all the suggestions in USB mouse unresponsive after hibernate mode
Tried using DEVCON to restart the hubs, tried using Devcon to restart the actual Keyboard and mouse,
I've even tried rebooting after a resume from hibernate but even that only works sometimes.
Some of the Devcon restarts etc require a reboot anyway so I'm not totally happy with that as a solution.
If there is no valid solution does anyone know a way to make the computer do a restart rather than a resume when it's coming back from hibernate as I suspect the USB hubs need a complete flush out.
The Msoft sites suggest that the problem doesn't go away with Windows 8, does anyone know if 8 does fix this as I have a licence. 10's not an option as there is no Media Centre available.
Any help will be appreciated
i have windows vista 32 bit and proceeded to install the recommended drivers to use it via a charging USB cable. Immediately after the installation my mouse and keyboard became dead/unresponsive. you guys might also like to know that they both became dead while the setup displayed that it was performing the following task "creating kernel" or something like that. Immediately after that phase finished all was lost. The keyboard and mouse are detected by bios, and key presses to get me in and around the bios and initiate safe mode work fine. At the moment i am checking to see that the hole I/O plate on my mobo arent dead, and also no response from USB's on the front either. Power is being supplied to these as my red laser light and keyboard lights flash when they are plugged in and out.
i have been routing round on th einternet to see if this little gem has happened to anyone else on earth...clearly it hasnt.
thank you for youre help, even if my desktop is dead.
Why not use system restore to roll back your system to before you tried to install the PS3 controller drivers? It's pretty obvious that something went wrong with the install. I haven't looked lately but last time I checked there were no offical PS3 controller drivers. The one that is floating around is a hacked driver and results may vary. The Xbox 360 controller does have an offical driver from Microsoft.
I am working on a sony vaio vgc-rb40 in which the mouse and keyboard don't work. I have tried the ps2 ports and the usb in both legacy and 2.0 the computer sees the new device and installs it in usb but it still does not work. no keyboard or mouse in safe mode but it does work in the bios and both the keyboard and mouse worked when in desperation a ran a bit defender rescue cd just to see if by chance is was malware. The computer other wise boots and seems to run perfectly it just has no input devices what so ever. The one strange thing it does is 2 quick beeps at post but I cant figure out if that is normal for a vaio or not, all the codes I see for a vaio are multiples of 3 beeps so I think it is just the post beep but I am not sure. Thank you for any help
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Dell D 800 Laptop running XP SP2
Internal AND external Keyboards and Mouse NOT working after boot to XP. Can't enter cntrl/Alt/Del or anything to log in. Keyboard DOES work in Bios mode but is lost as soon as xp is loaded. Does NOT work in SAFE mode either because can't log in..(no Cntrl/Alt Del)
I've tried repair and reinstall of xp but still does not recognize any keystrokes after boot to xp.
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I have a Dell 5100 which is approximately 2 years old. When I switch on the mains supply there is usually a brief activation ( sounds like hard disk or fans ) & when I subsequently press the button on the front of the case the system starts up. At the moment this is not happening. There is no light showing on the keyboard, the red light that shines out from the base of the mouse does not appear. The power light shows amber on the monitor and pressing the button furthest left results in message "In power save mode, press any key on keyboard or move mouse".
So far I have tried removing all connections & powering up. I have also checked for loose boards & connections inside the case. Any ideas? Is this most likely to be a hardware problem?
Problem resolved !! ?
For reasons beyond my understanding the system booted on the latest attempt. I cannot tell what the problem was - but it has made me wonder if I should try & get some maintenance cover !!
I know that Av's and other security products have to clean out the deadwood so to speak. Removeing malwares that are no longer used much. I realize this is necessary to keep the program more manageable and efficient.
I sometimes wonder if after a time some of them are being reintroduced maybe even improved. One that comes to mind is a really old joke/nuisance virus/worm from long ago [think win 95 and 1.44 mb floppy].
It was not a real threat did not cause any system damage just infected what ever was used to type with or in.
Worked on all platforms/ browsers/ office/Open Office/Corel anything that you might write with filling forms on line or just typing a letter.
How it worked while typing words;lettere sometimes whole sentances would disappear or you would suddenly find your self typing in the middle of some line/sentence that had all ready been typed. Like I say just a nuisance no real harm.
Even back in the day many vendors did not consider it a high priority and did not even look for it.
However every version of windows sooner or later it's behavior would show up on every system I have ever owned or worked on.
I would assume that if some older virus showed up infecting enough systems that their definitions would be added back into the what to look for list of each vendor. However until then those who did get infected were just out of luck.
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The thing is, Windows 9x's kernel is way more different from, say, Windows 7. Malware that are made to work on those old OSes will not run on modern OSes and vice versa.I would assume that if some older virus showed up infecting enough systems that their definitions would be added back into the what to look for list of each vendor. However until then those who did get infected were just out of luck.Modern AVs are not just the definition-based scanners they used to be back in the day - most of them incorporate some kind of heuristics or behavior based detection that will allow them to detect unknown malware, even the old ones. So I doubt that people are "out of luck"Read other 2 answers
My computer used to shut down and a message used to be displayed that there was a thermal event. I opened the computer, remove the screws of the fan and cleaned the heat sink underneath it of dust which it had a lot( and of course other parts too). after that I put the fan back but I am not sure whether I put it in original upside down position or in wrong way, anyhow the wires connecting with the fan are now in between the fan and the heat sink but computer still continued to shut down suddenly off and on sometimes even before booting. I again opened the computer and this time even unscrewed the heat sink and cleaned it with air blow and a brush. After that computer has become like dead. When I turn it on a green light beneath the off on button lits but there is absolutely no sound which I used to hear when the computer used to boot. What should I do now? thanks
It sounds like you didn't put something back together properly. If you're not too keen about computer hardware, it is best left for the professionals because you can really screw something up if not put back together correctly. Usually CPU heat sinks have four notches that push down and lock into place. You will hear a click when that happens. Also, if you separated the heat sink from the CPU, you will need to reapply thermal paste to the bottom of the heat sink - Newegg.com - Arctic Silver 5 Thermal Compound - Thermal Compound / Grease
Can you take a picture of your motherboard and upload it here?
I need to remove some keys to get the crap out of my keyboard but I'm not sure if the keys are detachable. Is there any way to check or something?
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I need to remove some keys to get the crap out of my keyboard but I'm not sure if the keys are detachable. Is there any way to check or something?
In general they pop off but each manufacturer has a different locking setup.
I'd consider taking a small electric tire air compressor and blow out the garbage. If it is more than dust and hair you can try removing the keys but you the worst that can happen you have to buy a new keyboard. I'd pop off one key like one of the function keys and examine how they attach. Usually a small screw driver would easily pop them off.
Hi and welcome.
Here is a link I found that shows you how to pop them off as well as cleaning them.
Cleaning your keyboard - How to clean your computer keyboard
I am using a Compaq Presario V2000 laptop
Running Windows XP
I am wanting to clean the keyboard. I have used the compressed air cans on it already but it still feels like there might be something stuck under a few of the keys that the air did not reach. What would the best recommendation be to clean the keyboard? I have not spilled any liquids on it but I have had crumbs from food such as cookies or bread crumbs end up between the keys. There is no damage when using the keys, other than it feels like a couple keys get stuck, possibly from things being underneath them.
Have you tried turning your laptop upside down, and then giving it a really good shake. Try doing this several times plus a good blast of air in between each shake. The only other alternative would be to dissasemble the laptop (which i would highly advise you "NOT" to do unless you really know what your doing). But iv'e always found the Blast, Invert and Shake method the best way to dislodge those cookie crumbs. Though using your laptop as a dinner plate is never a good thing to do in the first place .
What's the best way to clean a filthy keyboard? I already turned it over and tapped it. i got enough sesame seeds to cover a bagel! Ther's also some caramel apple dip slopped on and between they keys. Help!
eww... use compressed air to blow out the keyboard and they do make special wipes and q-tips like things for cleaning between the keys.
Worse case, just buy a new onw.
So I spilled milk on my keyboard, and I was wondering since I have an Alienware 15 am I able to remove keys off my keyboard without breaking them to clean it? If not are there any efficient and effective cleaning methods?
It's neither easy nor quick to clean - nor is it likely you'll get all the spillage cleaned up.
If you have't removed the keyboard to check for and clean undermeath, do that first - then remember the keyboards cost about $30, so consider the time and effort required before you clean rather than replace the keyboard.
I'm not computer savvy but I know enough to know that my mouse needs to be cleaned (jerky, sticky, halting, erratic on the mouse pad). I've found several tutorials and how-to's on the Net. All of them say to unplug the mouse from the computer before starting to clean it. I'm kind of hesitant to unplug it because gremlins and all things electronic seem to hate me. I'm concerned that when I plug the mouse back in to the computer, the computer might not work right. And besides, it will be hard to unplug -- I'll have pull the computer out from under a desk to unplug it. Why is it necessary to unplug it? There couldn't be much electricity in that cord to it.
The mouse is ancient -- Logitech with a little ball peering at me from a hole in the bottom.
Thanks in advance for info
just shut down your system and you will be fine. pull out the ball and you will probley see a lot of dirt on the rollers. good luck.
hey. I wanted to clean my laptop's keyboard, but wanted more information as how to remove the keys before i try something that i'll regret. I have an IBM Thinkpad A21p. Any info as how to approach keys removal would be appreciated!
I just use a spray can full of intert gas to remove dust and grime from under it.
It's like a deoderant can, it jets out gas at a high pressure and blows all the rubbish out.
i got it at a PC store, kinda cheap.
I'm cleaning my logitech lx 700 keyboard and have finished cleaning the front panel under the keys. I can seem to remove the back ofthe keyboard to fix some of the key posts. I've removed all of the screws, yet something is keeping the 2 parts together? Anyone know how to remove the back of this keyboard?
DO NOT OPEN THE KEYBOARD. Opening keyboards is not worth the risk of damage. Replacement keyboards are dirt cheap. I can purchase a vanilla AT keyboard for around $5, and fancier ones for under $20.
I am trying to clean my Logitech WAVE K350 Keyboard. I have managed to get some dust out by using q-tips in the spaces between the keys and I want to take off the keys for deeper cleaning. I have tried wiggling them off but they are in there tight. Should I get a key remover or is there another way?
Mate try blasting the board with a compressed air can first up. Now some I have taken apart have small tabs down alongside the keypads that release the pad from the board revealing the small switches.
Now those small switches are in my experience a rubber covered switch which when taken apart has two "pads" that do the job of making contact that is the easy part or a unit type fitting as in the pics that the key pad just pulls off .
Putting it back together again can be a real pain and you may have to take that top "bezel" (top plastic surround) off to get to the release tabs.
hi there, my mouse jumps around the screen, and upon restart neither my mouse or my keyboard would work without unplugging them and re-plugging them in...also i have alot of suspicious processes running that wont turn off and my internet is very jumpy and pages take along time to load...below is my HJT log...thanks for looking
Hello there thank you for taking the time to help me i really appreciate it..
below is my HJT log file, i also have an active scan log file which found a trojan i believe...any help would be greatly appreciated...thanks!
Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 4:10:12 PM, on 10/19/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16608)
Boot mode: Normal
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
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After about 1 minute the mouse scroll and keyboard stop working until I left click mouse. Tool bar on browser also greys out but comes back after left click. Video and sound also are choppy. Not sure if this is related. Flash keeps crashing. Any ideas whats wrong? Windows 7 pro. Asus desktop. This occurs on Firefox, Chrome and IE. This seemed to start after Microsoft update and Flash updates
First run Antivirus, Malware, and Spyware scans. Remove anything the programs find.
Note: if you need some suggestions on which tools to use, let me know.
Afterwards, test functionally of mouse and keyboard.
If no change, run System Restore, choose a Restore point before the issue started.
Again test behavior of mouse and keyboard.
If the issue has been resolved, go ahead and reinstall windows Updates.
Is there a way to assign the ALT+TAB key combination to a mouse button in the Mouse & Keyboard Center?
I select the "Key Commands"-> "Key Combination" field but I can not find a way to enter a
Any suggestions would be appreciated.
I changed the timing on the TAB press to 1 second. Still doesn't work.
Here is how it looks now:
I just remembered that we have seen this deficiency before.
Sorry for the confusion.
I purchased an Asus ET2410IUTS-5 All-In-One PC. It came with a wireless full keyboard and mouse combo. The keyboard works fine but the mouse does nothing. All properties say both devices are installed and working properly but the mouse still does nothing. Model number on each device is as follows:
Keyboard - AK1L
Mouse - AM1L
Receiver - AR1L
Any help would be greatly appreciated!
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I got a wireless mouse Penguin Ambidextrous Vertical Mouse | Posturite. It is supposed to use generic windows 2.4 Ghz adapter. However, windows 7 is unable to find any drivers. The screenshot of device manager is appended. I tried various other ways e.g. take out other USB devices, reboot etc. I tried sfc /scannow . But the error persists. There is no usb.inf file in the C:\Windows . It works in Windows 8 machine but not in windows 7. other 2.4 Ghz mice work. The manufacturer says that they don't provide the drivers because the mouse uses generic drivers
Please advise what can be done.
Did you do a Search of the Windows Folder including subFolders and hidden Files? My Win7Ult has several such files but only 2 that are usb.inf only in subFolders of Windows, others have longer names but most appear to be associated with my AMD CPU/Gigabyte Motherboard setup.Read other 2 answers
I've found an excellent article on cleaning notebook keyboards here:
which suggests using the following lubricant:
Super Lube Dry Film spray (critical - DO NOT SUBSTUTUTE !) K-Mart automotive.
Being in the UK, I don't have ready access to KMart and can't even find this lubricant in the states via Google. Does anybody know of a suitable substitute available in the UK?
I've found this (http://www.lawson-his.co.uk/scripts/products.php?cat=Lubricants#AMBERSIL6140003500) which seems a good bet, but I don't want to make the keyboard worse by using something unsuitable.
Hi everyone, I own an Acer Aspire laptop and certain keys aren't working, have had to use the on screen keyboard for a while and thought it's about time to get it fixed!
The keys that are permanently broken are that '0)' key and '/?' and intermittently I lose the left 'shift' key, and the I O P L keys.
Some of it seems to be concentrated in the top right of the keyboard, was wondering if it's a connection to the motherboard but wouldn't know how to fix it!
Any ideas would be welcome, have removed all of the above keys and cleaned them, even pressing directly onto the key underneath didn't help for the ?/ or 0) key.
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