I picked a guy off of Craigslist services to fix the dc jack on my HP Pavillion laptop (zv5000). Got the laptop back a day later and now the keyboard doesn't work, at all. I called him up and he says to bring it back and he'll fix it. He thinks it's a simple "connector" fix, but now I don't trust him. What do you think? I'm nervous about letting him touch it again.
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Well, you can either have him fix it, or someone else. Perhaps if it's so "simple", you can watch him fix it. I think it may be just the seating of the flex cable to the keyboard, but that's obviously a guess.Read other 3 answers
I need my headphone audio Jack repalace I just need to know how to fix it please and thank you.
It is soldered to the mainboard so it would be a difficult repair. You might want to use something like the Sabrent USB audio adapter instead.Read other 1 answers
I just changed the HD in an old PC, a Pentium 2, 333MMX that originally had 6gig HD. I upgraded the ram to 256 recently to speed the thing up, and loaded windows XP. It was working great and running XP no probs at all. It doesn't go online and the kids only use it for games, word, powerpoint etc.
I then decided to upgrade the hard drive for a bigger one. I picked up two used hard-drives from a car boot sale - the guy told us they were both 15 gig. One is a Maxtor 93073U6 (which online research has lead me to believe may actually be 30 gig) and the other is a 10 gig Seagate.
Firstly I tried to install the Maxtor. On initial bootup it listed the Maxtor (so it must have known it was there), and when going into Setup the Maxtor was listed there too. However there was no sign of the actual hard-drive once the computer went through the initial bootup. I tried putting the windows disc in but nothing happened. Could it be there is a problem adding such a large HD to an old machine, or maybe I forgot to do something in the BIOS? Or could it be a jumper setting? We set the jumpers according to the Master setting on this diagram http://www.sunstarco.com/images/dmjumpers.jpg
Secondly I decided to give up on the Maxtor and try installing the Seagate HD instead. Everything seemed to be fine, it loaded immediately and already had windows 98 on it. I decided to upgrade to XP and the beginning of the installation seemed to go fine - near the end of the installation the screen went bl... Read more
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The computer stopped seeing the adapter and will not run on electricity. Will only run on the battery. I take the battery out and it dies immediately. I replaced the power jack and the computer still won't run on electricity. Only the battery. I've unplugged the adapter long enough for the led to go out and still won't book with only the power adapter plugged in. It's not the adapter because that adapter works on another computer which is how I charge the battery on my 1545. What else should I do?Read other answers
I just replaced a bad T61 power jack ( I'm sure it must've been bad since two of the wire connections came loose from the jack itself). The new power jack had all the connections to the jack just fine, so I plugged it in, connected it to mobo, put everything together and still no power.
Could it be that when the connections came loose originally the motherboard got damaged in the process? I felt almost sure it was the dc power jack as soon I saw those loose connections, but i guess not?
EDIT: To give you guys a better idea. I bought one of these: T61 DC Power Jack
I also tried plugging in the charger (which I've tested with a multimeter, and it is also a new chrarger) into the NEW port, then trying to get power from the contacts on the mobo connector (white piece in the picture). I tried pushing down with the negative connector to one of the black wire contacts, and pushing the positive tip to one of the red wire contacts and did not see any power there, so I'm wondering if I tested it wrong?
Hello all. I have a custom rig that I put together a little over a year ago. I recently installed some case fans and fried my motherboard. I replaced it, but did not re-configure BIOS. It was running fine for a few hours, but in the middle of playing a game online everything shut down. The motherboard screen that shows when I first boot showed for a second and then it all turned off. Now I am unable to turn on my computer; no power is supplied. My set up is: an AMD Athlon 64x2 6000+, MSI K9A2 CF motherboard (old board was an MSI K9AG Neo2), 4GB Corsair ValueSelect memory, nVidia GeForce 8600GT, 500GB Samsung HDD and an Antec TruePowerTrio 430watt PSU.
So I have a few questions:
1) I suspect a bad PSU. How can I test this?
2) If the PSU is bad, what could have caused the problem? I've never had any problems with the PSU before.
3) Is there anything else I should have done to set up the motherboard?
Thanks in advance for any help you can provide me.
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Hello! Sorry, im new around here! :S
Basically, my HP DV6-3065EA running Windows 7 Home Premium (x64) laptop died. I went into a computer shop and asked how much a simple diagnostic test would be to find out how much a repair would be. He quoted me ?90. Phew, jog on! That wasn't going to happen!
Anyway, I decided to replace the power jack. No hard job, just a simple unplug and plug back in job. (looks abit like this Hp power jack image by chikyeung on Photobucket). I replaced it; everything is running fine.
I tried to put a USB pen drive into a usb socket. Didn't work. Tried another, didn't work. I have tried several devices and they all work on other computers but don't seem to be working on mine.
I have been trawling the internet for answers, and as of yet, nothing -.-! I wouldn't call myself a novice, trust me, I've tried everything, uninstalling and reinstalling all of the USB drivers, checking bits of the registry.etc. Nothing. So today, i thought, right, WIPE THE COMPUTER! I backed up everything, went back to scratch.
Tried another USB, didn't work.! Im completely puzzled!
Thanks for reading! ;D
Oh, one more thing. When the laptop was unusable, I removed the hard drive and put it into another computer to retrieve some files. Could this have anything to do with it?
Any help is greatly acknowledged!!
It sounds rather as if your new part somehow isn't diffusing 5 volts to the correct circuits, which is what USB relies upon. Could be a bent pin or misaligned plug on those pins, or a broken wire.Read other 2 answers
Laptop was dropped... HDD died and I replaced it with a new one. Now I need to reinstall Windows 10. Where can I get a recovery DVD or USB drive?
KamilG Hello;Allow me to welcome you to the HP forums!I read your post about needing the HP Recovery Kit and wanted to help -- but need more information. I see you're running Win10. Did the PC come preinstalled with Win10? Or, did you upgrade it from a prior OS to Win10?This is important as the recovery/reset method is different for the two situations.We can proceed when you provide the answers.Read other 1 answers
I have an ASUS Eee pc 904hd - it just doesn't power up at all - the lights on the charger light up - but there is no power to the laptop.
1.Should this run on mains alone ?(thus indicating a dc jack problem)
2.Or is it more likley to be the battery ?
Any ideas how I can test - or if there is a guide to replacing DC jacks ?
When I was in RS I use take the multi-meter and test the AC/DC adapter to if it was reading the correctly. The jack should be soldered in the motherboard. I know my ASUS Eee PC has tiny slot of the power. Got to handle it gentle. You could fix the issue but replacing the motherboard. I
Look at these pictures of your unit inside of it. Everything is on the MOBO soldered.
Just want to verify that I am diagnosing a problem correctly.
I am working on a Toshiba Satellite laptop model A215-S5837 running windows 7 (I think). The battery is dead and the unit won't power on. I have checked the power cord with my multimeter and it is good. Therefore, I am assuming it is the dc jack that is bad. Is this a proper assumption to make. I also removed the battery, plugged in the computer and then tried testing the battery connector. Assuming I was touching the the right side with the proper lead, it only registered a little over 6 volts. Again, I am assuming a bad dc jack.
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My monitor goes black and I am forced to reboot. After rebooting I get a blue screen prompt telling me that i've recovered from a BSOD. I've been monitoring them since October.
In October, I RMA'd my graphics card. Oct 27. You can see that after I got a new GPU, my BSOD's halted... so obviously its the GPU right? if you look at my BSOD dumps the last one is OCT 27, new gpu, and i don't get one until Feb 7.
So on Feb 7 I call up eVGA again and say, ok so my GPU is bad again and I wonder if its something im doing to kill them.
So I am going to get a second RMA and the tech tells me that they received my first card and they ran it for over a hour in a diagnostic app and didn't have a single problem... aka my card was fine...
so i explain my BSOD issues and the tech tells me that it may be a voltage issue and that it may be my power supply... soooooooooo
I goto Tiger Direct down the street and buy a "whatever i can get" thats over 1000 watts supply because I have a 850 watt PSU and obviously its not enough power so i go big... and guess what... My last BSOD dump before the PSU is 3/18 March 18. So new PSU and I don't get a single BSOD until 6/14/2014.
So I have attached "All" of my dumps and all my info with the issues.
My problem is... if its "not" my GPU, why did getting a new one give me no BSOD for 3 months.
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I read your OP. I would suggest you to have an open mind; and dont decide that it is not it. Because during troubleshooting you have to get everything tested.
The BSOD is a stop 0x116. That is an error from the part of the display environment. That means ....
The GPU itself
The display driver
The system temps and dust allocation inside the computer
The hardware parts like GPU fans
And etc. I would suggest you to go through a thorough troubleshooting, whatever may be the idea you may have about those.
Are you overclocking? As you are getting BSODs, you should stop overclocking and run all the hardware components like CPU, GPU and RAM to their default settings.
Check if the Power Supply Unit (PSU, 850 watts you said) supplying adequate power to the computer or not.
eXtreme Power Supply Calculator v2.5
Is the computer hot? Report us the heat of the computer after a couple of hours of your normal usage. Upload a screenshot of the summery tab of Speccy. Alternatively, you can publish a Speccy snapshot too: Speccy - Publish Snapshot of your System Specs .
Stress test the Graphics Card using Furmark.
Video Card - Stress Test with Furmark
Install the NVIDIA DRIVERS 314.22WHQL only, at least as a test. Because it never fails on itself.
Uninstall All nvidia items in Control Panel > Programs and features3D Vision Control Driver
3D Vision Driver
HD Audio Driver
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I replaced the DC jack on an Acer today with a new one. When the laptop has the battery in the power LED shows a power source(unfortunately the battery is dead). When I remove the battery and plug in the charger to the new DC jack, no LED. Hitting the power button results in a flash from the power button light and power LED for an instant but no POST or boot. I tried different chargers as I have a few universals laying around so that's not it.....What's the problem?
Maybe not enough power on my acer laptop the charger says the output is 19 volts 3.4 amps and it runs fine without the battery installed, When I dont have the battery installed and the charger pluged in there is no indication that the changer is indeed plugged in and also when I turn it on I usually press the button just a bit longer to turn it onRead other 4 answers
I am tech working on a friend's laptop. it will not power up or boot up.I tried all steps and done a hard reset, tried another ac charger and still won'tboot. I order a new power jack and replaced it but still no power. My friend bought this laptop closeto 2 years ago. is there any way to test motherboard. thanks for your help.Read other answers
Having a problem with this laptop here. Its an Samsung Notebook NP N102.
It was givin to me to fix, the keyboard had liquid spilled on it so I bought a new one to replace it. When I put the new keyboard in windows loaded up and looked like it was tryin to install the drivers or something fo the keyboard.
Nothing will work on windows, I cant get into exploreer, start menu or any other thing on the computer.
It then goes to BSOD and says somehting about "Bad pool header"
I have tried running in safe mode also and it still crashed to BSOD.
Anyone got any ideas on how to fix this?
got another BSOD there it said something about win32.sys
its to quick for me to read
I have a standard Lenovo Thninkpad T61P, i recently had my motherboard replaced on the advice of my school's tech group. I am now having issues with the keybinds in certain programs. Mostly games, but a few others as well. (ie when i use w to move forward it is reading the input as an incrementing digit, each time i press w it things i am moving up the number line, from 1 to 2 to 3, and so on)
I have reinstalled the programs, and tried new ones that i have not had before and the problem continues.
Is this something that replacing the mother board would have caused or is this likely another issue. Any help that can be given would be great, thanks.
What was the problem before the motherboard was replaced, did it have anything to do with the keyboard?
If there is more than one key that is playing up you need to check the cable connection from your keyboard to the motherboard.
Outside of game use what problems are you having with the keyboard?
Check that you have the keyboard set for the correct language.
hi,when i type some of the letters get replaced by numbers. it works fine when i use the on screen keyboard and when i use external key board. For ex when i type a i get 1 ans when i type s i get 2. i have switched off numlock and it is not helping.Read other answers
This is the most annoying thing ever. Finally my computer works great due to my new keyboard but sadly every time I turn on the computer it takes about two minutes to even get on, but once the beeping finally stops my computer acts normally.
So does anyone know what I can do? I saw the professional even get the old keyboard out and then put the new keyboard in, so I don't know what could have happened that caused the computer to do the beeping at the start up screen.
What was wrong before that caused you to replace the keyboard?
What type of keyboards are they, PS2 or USB?
Is the beep a BIOS beep or a windows beep?
Is it one continuous beep or a series of beeps?
My computer was suddenly not powering on. I replaced the power supply, and the computer booted up, albeit with 1 short beep followed by 3 short beeps at POST. I'm not sure what BIOS it is, but it is a 3-ish year old Asus motherboard.
The problem now is - it will boot to the Win XP login prompt, however it is completely unresponsive to my USB keyboard and mouse. Oddly, I believe it is providing USB power because I have another peripheral (USB MIDI synthesizer) hooked up that powers up just fine.
I tried pulling 3V CMOS battery, different USB mice/keyboards etc, no luck. Any ideas why the USB mouse/keyboard are not working after replacing PSU?
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Hello everyone, new here and hope I can get some help. Ive looked around here a bit and searched some but without much luck.
I have a Dell Inspiron 600m with windows XP (still under warranty) that has been very problematic.
The last few months have presented a whole slew of problems, so to keep it short i have reinstalled windows, started fresh and have used adaware, spybot and avg to get rid of a whole bunch of viruses and spyware.
Now, the keyboard won't work. It went from working, to spitting out dashes, equal signs and smilies and bringing up the help window for whatever program i am running, to simply nothing.
As far as i can tell all the software and drivers are up to date, and there appear to be no other problems
Its never been dropped, HOWEVER, a couple months ago (yes i know i sound like an idiot) i got a little big of orange juice on the keyboard...the start of the problems (many of which in the beginning i left out). Cleaning the keyboard seemed to work for some time, but recently its been acting up again.
during startup there is a lot of beeping, similar to what would result from a stuck key, but no keys appear to be stuck, and the computer seems to recognize the keyboard as fully functioning.
I hope I gave you all the info you need, and i appreciate any insight you can provide,
thanks in advance
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First I will say that my desktop has an extended warranty.
The desktop was behaving fine last night, and this morning, the keyboard appears to be dead. No lights glowing on it. I don't recall the connection in the back if it is USB or ??
Could it be mechanical or should I try a System Restore to yesterday or ??
Just wondering where to start to fix this ASAP.
Thanks in advance for any replies
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While typing in works I inadvertently entered an unknown combination of keystrokes which totaly killed ally keys on the keyboard. I believe one of the keys was the alt key.
I have had this problem in the distant past, but do not recall the remedy.
While typing in works I inadvertently entered an unknown combination of keystrokes which totaly killed ally keys on the keyboard. I believe one of the keys was the alt key.
I have had this problem in the distant past, but do not recall the remedy.
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Pressing random keystrokes won't screw up a keyboard. In windows, certain keystrokes can turn on windows sticky keys. To turn this feature off ctrl+alt+shift keys, or go to the control panel in the accessabilities options and unclick sticky keys option.
Hello, I would like to know if it is a hardware problem of the keyboard on my Acer AspireV5-571P, only some fkeys are working and the numpad enter iis working I already tried the following:
Reinstall keyboard drivers
Tried with a live USBLinux and the keyboard isnt working in Linux too.
Is it a hardware or software problem? Thanks !
anything spilt on it
if not try an external keyboard and the windows on screen keyboard
control panel ease of access - on screen keyboard
Usually while surfing the web with my mouse, the keyboard goes dead. It does not work on or off the internet until I totally shut down and reboot. This did happen once while using my word processor. Restarting the computer doesn't help, only when completely shut down and then reboot will the keyboard work again. I have tried 2 different (new) keyboards, and the problem persists. All connections are solid.
I am running Windows 95 on a CTX 266 computer. Hope someone can help.
Good move with second keyboard, my first thought.
How about the driver. If you the 95 setup disk, Go to device manager and remove driver and reboot. Windows will detect new key board and you will be prompted to insert win 95 disk.
Worth a try?
I have a laptop ( win xp home) that will boot up but the keyboard will not work , The mouse works but nothing else I reloaded the drivers for the keyboard but it still did not work . Any Ideas out there?? Thanks Joe
Welcome to TSG Joe! You've posted in the wrong forum and I've requested your thread be moved to the proper forum for a proper answer! Take care! angel
I have the same problem as some others on this site. A brand new Spectre x 2, out of the box, and the keyboard won't work. Mousepad is fine, I've got to the third screen in setup, and I can't enter the network key, So, I skip it and then can't enter the computer name and password. I've tried turning it off and hitting esc when it restarts, but there's no setup screen. I've tried detaching and reattaching the screen but no difference. To say I'm unimpressed is an understatement. Hope someone can suggest a way forward.Read other answers
Hey, Just bought a new keybord, logitech g810. plugged i tin and it worked fine, downloaded logitech gaming software and it told mei needed to update the keyboard. Told me to unplug and replug the keyboard to start the update, but i did and nothing happened, and now its just dead. tired different usb ports with the old and the new keyboard and they are not broken, tried rebooting and tried to find the g810 in device manager but i cant find it.
A new fairly new HP laptop, and a couple of times recently when I leave it for a while and it goes into hibernation, when I come back to it everything opens fine and I can move around to where I want to go, but when I try to type, the keyboard is dead!! Nothing!! Screen is fine, mouse works, touch pad works but the keys are dead!! I've tried everything I know but it is simply dead!! Only thing I have found that will get it back into operation is to shut down and re-boot. This is time consuming and really aggravating!! I even tried a "System Restore" to date before it happened the first time. No help.
Any ideas on what causes this or how to prevent it will be appreciated. It's not consistent, so I hesitate to take it back to the store until I can reproduce it.
My wife was typing an e-mail on my son's computer and the keyboard just stopped working. I went through all the troubleshooting exercises and it still doesn't work Would a keyboard just crap out all of a sudden like that? I should probably mention that it is a laptop computer.
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I read the posting of someone who was having similar problems, but there was no sure answer. I think I have come closer to figuring out the trigger, now if someone can help me pin it down, then figure out how to fix it next time it happens. I believe that somehow the bottom of my hand is hitting a combination of keys in the lower left corner of my keyboard and it is disabling my keyboard(maybe alt or ctrl + something else). I'd like to figure out what I'm hitting and how to undo it. The only way I know how to correct it at this time is to reboot. Any ideas?
Nothing you do would make it go dead besides it just wearing out, fluids spilled on it, plug on back of the computer loose, cord bad, etc. Pressing keys would not do it. Keyboards are kinda made for the keys to be pressed without the keyboard going dead unless it goes bad.
In the middle of typing in a URL, the keyboard on the laptop went dead. Rebooting did nothing. Plugging in an external keyboard did nothing. Removing and reinstalling the driver did nothing. It doesn't work in the dos window either. (that was suggested) and I cannot get it to work prior to windows opening, like I was trying to get into the bios. Both the touch pad mouse and the external mouse operate correctly, but none of the keys.
I was thinking of erasing the disk and installing a new version of XP Pro that I have, but I might not be able to complete the install because I might not be able to type in the registration numbers.
If it will boot from a floppy first - try reloading the bios defaults, setting the floppy as the first boot device and then booting from a floppy boot disk - if it still doesn't work you've probably got a hardware problem. (if a floppy is out of the question then try 'safe mode command prompt')
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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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
I searched a bit and cannot find a similiar problem,
after a power outage in our area the lights came back on,but the comp room did not.the outside breaker was blown,reset.tried to start my comp(it is on a powerstrip surge protector) and the lights will light up,the fans will start.but no video or my usb lighted keyboard will not light up or work.
I took out side and evicted a commune of dust bunnies,and replugged connecters.still nothing.
I replaced my motherboard with somthing similar I had a AMD a64 X2 5200+ chip on a gigabyte m59sli motherboard.and replaced it with MSI AM2+ motherboard with similar specs it still did not work.reinstalled old MB.I checked all my voltages from the power supply with my dvom and noitheing was out of spec (on all leads).
I dont want to keep throwing parts at it .is there any other thing I can check for?
Hope I described my problem enough.
and thanks in advance
It's a good chance the power outage took out the Motherboard and or HDD, maybe even the PSU.
Remove the HDD and put it on another computer as a Slave or with a USB Adapter, this will test the drive and you can at least save any files off of it. Replace the PSU and unplug everything but the RAM, does the computer Post? If so, then start to add each individual part until you find one that won't let the computer boot.
Splashed water on my keyboard, now it is dead. After air drying 3 days I have taken it off and I see no moisture but I air dried everything with hair dryer on cool. Touch screen functions prefectly well. Device manager says keyboard ok. Is there a way that I can remove keyboard and test to see if it is the problem? For instance can I check for continunity with an ohm meter? I really don't want to buy a new keyboard and find the old one is not the problem but something in the electroniics.Read other answers
Whist I was using notepad at home to write something I found that the following keys on my laptop are dead r, u,y, 2,4,and 0. virtually all the computing I have done in the last few days is general browsing for television listings and email. I use use notepad for wordprocessing beacuse its quick.
I have only tested out the lowercase alphabet and the set of numbers, but not the full set. I am using another computer from a different location to type this posting. My keyboard is a standard Sony laptop qwerty keyboard.
I have a Sony Vaio laptop, WinXP Pro, 512Mb RAM. I have checked for viruses, fierwall and ran spybot and the laptop appears to be clean. I rebooted with a restore point from a couple of days ago when I know everything was working and it still made no difference this morning. The keys are still dead. I cannot check the keys with an external keyboard to compare becasue I do not have a spare one. I will try to get one.
In the meantime if anyone has suggestions it would be most welcome.
May I add I was helped out by you guys ony a few days ago when my external USB hardrive suddenly became inactive and the problem was solved by a 'USB drive cleanup'
Many thanks in advance.
When waking system up from sleep state with knocking USB keyboard key - sometimes (pretty frequently) the system wakes up but the keyboard is deadlike - cannot type logon password, cannot ALT-CTRL-DEL, nothing.
That never happens when waking the system up with power button.
Any idea what is wrong???
hello and welcome to the forums i had the same problem(Keyboard not resuming pc from sleep) and i solved mine by changing the the usb settings in power settings.Read other 8 answers
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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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?
I unplugged the keyboard from my PC whilst it was on, and it immediately shut down and now won't turn on, can anybody offer any help please?
if the keyboard was a PS2 type you may have destroyed its ability to use
if your machine has USB, then you could see if a USB keyboard works.
don't leave the other keyboard plugged in the PS2 jack when you try this.
I have been monitoring KB articles about dead keyboard on wake-up after sleep, but there is a related problem in Windows 7 as follows:
1. A DOS-based application using ISAM files running under CMD.EXE rebuilds an ISAM index requiring many tens of thousands of disk accesses. On completion the files are correctly closed, no errors have been reported, but the keyboard is dead.
2. Other parts of the same DOS-based app. are effectively a report generator working on the same ISAM files. On completion of a long report the keyboard is again dead.
This bug appears to be NOT hardware related in that it occurs in many makes of PC with many manufacturers' motherboards.
The bugs affects both USB and PS-2 type keyboards alike.
The bug is not in the keyboard hardware because the Windows on-screen keyboard behaves similarly.
The mouse is not affected. Indeed the only recovery from this error is to use the mouse to kill the application.
The bug was not present in any previous version of Windows (95/98/ME/2000/XP) and seems to have been fixed in Windows 10 (either by design or accident).
Any advice would be much appreciated because these PCs are running 24/7 in a retail EPOS environment.
My neighbor brought her Sony VAIO PCG-7y2l running vista to me to try to get the keyboard working. I have spent hours but with no success with this. I don't even see it listed in Device Manager and the keyboard does not even work in safe mode. USB keyboard works just fine. Any ideas as to what to try appreciated.
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I bought the 2016 version of Thinkpad X1 Carbon 3 months ago and the machine type is 20FB. I had Windows 10 and Arch Linux installed where I enabled UEFI and use systemd-boot as default bootloader. The keyboard died occationally when I reboot from Arch Linux and doesn't have power adapter connected (i.e. use battery). After it happens, the LED light on FnLk button is still on but the keyboard won't respond me for any key I pressed. (can't turn on the keyboard back-light, can't select OS to boot, can't enter BIOS by F1, etc..) However, if I connect a USB keyboard and use that keyboard to boot into Windows, the keyboard on the laptop will fix itself. I think It's not a hardware problem because the windows 10 system can fix the keyboard at boot stage and in Linux when this bug was hit, though the keyboard doesn't respond, but I can still see the keyboard device mounted on /dev. Just for some reason it doesn't generate interrupts as it should. I called customer support several times but they keeps saying they'll mail me a box and I should send my machine back to them. And they claimed it's the only thing they can do. So I came to forum for help. I guess many of you will have multiple OS installed. Did you have this problem? If I'm the only one having this problem, I might really have to mail my machine back. But I definitely don't want to do it as this is my work laptop. The problem is pretty annoying because Arch Linux is my default boot system. When this bug hit,... Read moreRead other answers