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Q: keyboard stopped working Dell Inspirion2600

I was in the middle of making a Presentation in Powerpoint when I went to edit a slide the cursor no longer responded to my keystrokes, when i closed the program I found my cursor/keyboard strokes would not work anywhere in other program or on the internet making my computer useless. Please help!!

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"The device cannot start" (Code 10), a totally worthless and uninformative error message.
STATUS_DEVICE_POWER_FAILURE   I replaced the batteries and still get this message.
The driver is up to date; I checked for new drivers. Windows troubleshooting is absolutely worthless, and I could not find relevant information with a Google search.

A:Dell Bluetooth Keyboard stopped working

Try uninstalling it in Device Manager. Reboot and let Windows rediscover it. 
Search for the error message--lots of hits about this including hardware failure.

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i tried re-starting and that didn't help.
no response from ANY keys
its an older laptop, probably about 1998

and other suggestions on remedies to try????

A:Keyboard stopped working on DELL laptop

Hi, I think the onboard keypad can be disabled> if you use the Dell support online, that might tell you...to sogn in, you have to make an account if you do not have one, .you type in the Service Tag ID (it is usually underneath the laptop, or on a sticker somewhere) and it will tell you basic info about the system. What you want to read tho....is in the user guide, for anything about the keypad/keyboard....there is usually a way to disable this to use a separate, full sized regular keyboard. The setting would probably be in the BIOS....check to make sure exactly what to look for and how to reenable your laptop keyboard.

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About 4 days ago, my laptop keyboard randomly stopped working. I have never had issues with it in all 4ish years of owning this laptop, I did not drop it recently, spill a drink on it, etc. I was able to log into my computer perfectly fine but then after that it just completely stopped working. I was able to pull up the touch keyboard and I noticed that every time I'd turn caps lock on on the touch keyboard the light would light up on my actual laptop keyboard. That was the only sign of life coming from the keyboard and even that I could only control from the touchscreen keyboard. After that I searched around on the internet for a bit and tried these things:1) made sure I had the latest BIOS update (went through dell and downloaded the most recent driver for it)2) I tried cleaning the keyboard and removing/reconnecting it to the laptop. 3) I tried restoring my laptop to a previous version from about a week ago, before the most recent update since this problem started happening.4) I messed around with the sticky keys, languages settings, etc. None of it worked5) I uninstalled the keyboard drivers, turned off my laptop, and let windows reinstall it. Something I saw as a common fix online 6) I went through the dell online support program they have. I ran a couple tests for the whole computer and the only one that came out as not being fine was the keyboard one. This was the result: https://gyazo.com/68a32c0a1d7b0e53768e085e233f02c4really didnt help at all exce... Read more

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Hi I have a Dell Inspiron 1750 Laptop and the keyboard has stopped working.  It's not the whole keyboard, just certain keys, and it means that I cannot log into my laptop.  I want to buy a replacement keyboard, but am concerned about getting one off ebay or similar and finding that it's a rip off!  Can I purchase one through Dell and could I get a price please?  I have tried to find one on your site, but can't.  Many thanks Kaye

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I've had this laptop two weeks now and the backlit keyboard has just stopped working. According to Quickset, it is "on" and I've toggled between using the Ambient Light Sensor and not but to no avail. The backlight was working fine up until this morning and now just seems dead in the water. I've restarted the computer a few times but no luck.

A:Backlit Keyboard Stopped working in my Dell XPS 13 Ultra

When you start the notebook and before Windows loads does the keyboard light up?  You can also check in safemode, start the system while tapping F8 and choose safemode.  Log on to Windows, at any time in this process is the backlit on?  If not then there is likely a problem.  
If you aren't able to get the backlit on anymore no matter what you try please shoot me a private message.  On the Private message please include your name, address, phone number and the service tag of the notebook.  I will be happy to research possible service options.  If I can't help personally, I can certainly get you in contact with someone that can.

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Hello everyone ! 
My keyboard backlight was working fine since I bought the laptop , but then one day it just stopped working.
I've pushing F10 as always to turn on the light , but nothing happensI've gone to windows mobility to see if there is something to do , but the keyboard back light options are not there, and the CAPS LOCK light is always working , I don't understand ? 
Please if you can help me out with this , because I need this feature considering that I'll my work is at night.


A:KeyBoard Backlight stopped working - DELL INSPIRON 15 3542

Check your BIOS settings to see if you can configure backlight illumination there.  And if you haven't already, try Fn+F10 rather than just F10 in case you changed your Function lock so that the F keys act as F keys by default rather than performing the function shown on their icons.

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Hey all!
My keyboard backlight was working fine but then one day it just stopped.
I've pushed f10 and fn + f10 doesn't give any feedback
I've gone to the Windows mobility center and made sure things are fine there but still no feedback.
When i push the f10 key the setting in windows mobility center changes but it shows no light on the keyboard

But the CAPS LOCK Light and back light works  
Apart from that nothing else
Tried restarting also no feedback from the lights
Also could it have been a recent update that might've caused this?
Is there a driver for this?
Please Help

A:Keyboard Backlight Stopped working Dell Inspiron 7000 13

Does the keyboard backlight come on when the system is powered up?  If it does, you may have a software issue.
If it does not, you have a hardware problem.  
First thing to check is that the backlight cable is firmly connected to the system board (this will require removing the keyboard to check).

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I was playing a video game on my laptop around 4:30, when the keyboard suddenly stopped working. The mouse still functioned, so I tried clicking around to see if it was just a problem with the game. Then at 4:32, the mouse stopped working, too. I decided to try turning it off, but neither holding nor pressing the power button worked, so I unplugged the laptop from the charger and left it to run out of power on it's own. At 4:35, the display froze. I know this, because up until then the clock was still working. Currently, the vent fan is still running, and the screen is frozen. No keyboard buttons work, and neither the built-in trackpad nor an HDMI mouse is working.  Is there anything I can do to fix this, or do I need to send it in?The laptop was a brand new Dell Inspiron 15 7000 Series, with Nvidia GeForce GTX and an Intel Core i7.

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Hey all,
Before begining to explain how it got fixed it, please get to know what was wrong first. Here's the text of the original blog I posted months ago: 

Dear all,                                                             
These (MJU7NHY6) keys in my laptop dell (Inspiron 11-3000 series) keyboard stopped working this May 13. They wouldn’t function unless pressed so hard.
The onscreen keyboard is working fine. I updated the keyboards driver but it didn’t help. I’m sure that no liquid was spilled over the keyboard. Maintenance shops where seem they can’t help. Some said would give it a try but that there’s a chance it may screw up the whole. Please advise what to do. Enclosed is a snapshot of the keys in questions.
I appreciate your advice.

Here's the fix: Please note that I'm not an expert in whatever has to do with laptop and my suggestion here, however crazy it sounds, shouldn't be taken for granted. So, here's how it was fixed. I was carrying my laptop while switched off with the lid closed the other day in hand while heading to my bedroom when the laptop accidentally fell to the ground (some 8-10 feet long).... Read more

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As I wrote in the title, my Shift and Alt keys stopped working for keyboard shortcuts. However, the Shift key still works when capitalizing letters.

I've been dealing with this problem off/on for the past two weeks and haven't been able to figure it out. I've gone into Ease of Access features and turned on/off all of the available options (Mouse Keys, Sticky Keys, Toggle Keys, Filter Keys). I've pressed Shift for 8 seconds, and pressed it 5 times, and still haven't been able to correct it.

Thank you in advance for any help offered.

Possibly helpful additional information:
I've got a Spanish/Latin American keyboard layout installed in addition to the US English keyboard layout. I toggle back and forth with Left Alt + Shift (which is how I noticed my Shift key stopped working).
I play a game whose controls rely on a lot of Shift key pressing and holding.

A:Keyboard - Shift & Alt keys stopped working for keyboard shortcuts

When was the last time you used a can of air cleaner on the keyboard? If it isn't from contact wear often keyboards tend to get loaded up with dust and debris!

One example of that is having any snacks onhand around a pc where little bits get passed along from your fingers onto and under the keys themselves. Keyboards are known to get loaded up fast with any foods present!

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I have a HP Pavillion 7935 and my computer wont recognize my keyboard anymore. It just stopped working. I tried reinstalling the drivers for it but that didnt work. I tried reformating my computer with the partitioned recovery system but that didnt work either. I am on my friends comp right now so if someone could get back to me ASAP to try and help it would be greatly appriciated. Thankyou

A:My Keyboard Just Stopped Working

this mightsound stupid but is it plugged in?? is it possible in could have accidently pulled knocked out by maybe feet under the desk??

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Goodday Gurus!!!

I have just started up my Sony vaio desktop. The keyboard works in bios, but when i access windows xp, it stops working. I plug it into another usb ports, while windows was adding in drivers such as the "USB Human Interface Device", the keyboard was working. After windows finishes adding in the drivers, the keyboard stopped working. My mouse is working though. I access device manager, systems. and I see that the USB Human Interface driver for the keyboard is there, but under the keyboard category, it doesn't show any keyboard installed. I tried another keyboard, same case. Anybody any ideas?

Oh one more thing, when i ran my ubuntu O/S, it works for the keyboard and mouse.

Hope to hear from someone!


A:Keyboard stopped working!

Is there a driver for the keyboard that you can download and install?
Is it a keyboard with lots of buttons on it?

In the meantime if you need to enter characters, XP has a virtual kybd:

You could try to uninstall the human interface device from device manager,
or also do a system restore to go back a few days before the problem started.

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Just recently both ps/2 ports stopped working. Im stuck using a character map and a Logitech usb mouse. Problem is my keyboard is not even lighting up except once for less than a second. How can i get my keyboardworking again? This clicking is driving me crazy! lol PS-It only lights up at start and Im running XP and Compaq sucks XD

A:keyboard stopped working

Hi, and welcome to TSF. It might be worth subbing another keyboard, but it's more likely just to rule the keyboard out as the problem. If you hit the "delete" key at boot, will the keyboard work in the bios? or will it not get you there? Alternately, you could try using a USB keyboard, but that may not work until enabled in the bios, which you might not be able to get access to. Try to access the bios though, and if "delete" don't get it, try the F-10 key, since we're dealing with a Compaq. If you can get to the bios, try setting the defaults, and save and exit. If the keyboard exhibits not problems at all accessing and navigating bios, then through the mouse, navigate to the device manager in windows, and delete the keyboard. Then rebooting should force a hardware detection, and restore the keyboard. This keyboard isn't wireless is it??????

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My keyboard on my laptop has stopped working!

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Since today, the number "6" key and capitalized "y" do not work anymore. They worked for a brief time after I turned off the laptop and removed minor dirt from these keys by removing the key cap and retainer clip, but now they do not work properly anymore. A strange thing is that lower case "y" works, but upper case "Y" not when I push the left shift key. Any ideas what is going on here?

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after booting up system the keyboard stops working the light is on showing it is getting power , why can't I type any help please

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My keyboard stopped working this morning.( I am using my laptop now) I checked the connection to my PC and it is fine. I rebooted but that was no help.

Just prior to the problem I would get a screen regarding Microsoft Narrator. The screen referenced settings from text to speech, etc;. I had no idea there was such a function in XP Home never mind turning it on.Apparently it is for those visually impaired. I tried to exit from the program several times but it would pop up every time I tried to type on the keyboard. I finally clicked on 'do not show this screen again'. Now I get nothing when I try to use the keyboard.

I am not sure if the above program is my problem or not.

Any help would be appreciated.
Dennis XP Home, IE-8, SP
Edit: I figured out how to exit narrator. The keyboard still does not work.

A:Keyboard Stopped Working

Forgive a silly question, but have you tried a different keyboard? Or try the keyboard you have with a different system. Let's rule out the obvious first.

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All of a sudden yesterday the "m" key acted as if it were stuck (does so upon initial boot too); but doesn't work now either.  Press the key and it does nothing.  Any solutions?  All other keys work.  This is a laptop.

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I have a Pavilion x2, which is a tablet that connects to a keyboard to turn into a laptop. The problem I'm having right now is that when I connect the tablet to the keyboard, it won't type anything. Pressing the space bar wakes the computer up and the trackpad still works, so it's not physically broken. It just won't type.

Restarting does nothing. There are no crumbs and I haven't spilled anything on it. It's not Sticky Keys. All the ticky boxes are unticked. Removing the tablet then putting it back works for a second - long enough to type one or two letters - but that's a really inefficient way to write a novel. I'm not running any background tasks, or doing anything but using Chrome. I can't do a system restore, which is a whole other problem I'll worry about later.

The SysInfo thing says this:
Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 8.1, 64 bit
Processor: AMD A6-1450 APU with Radeon(TM) HD Graphics, AMD64 Family 22 Model 0 Stepping 1
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 7644 Mb
Graphics Card: AMD Radeon HD 8250, 512 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 121315 MB, Free - 59717 MB;
Motherboard: Hewlett-Packard, 21A8
Antivirus: Windows Defender, Disabled
​I really appreciate the fact that you even stopped to read this and I just want to say thank you in advance for any help you're able to provide.

A:PS/2 keyboard stopped working

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About a week ago the keyboard on my fathers computer stopped working. First we replaced the keyboard, but that wasn't the problem. When i went to check the drivers i found one that doesn't seem like a driver. It says AVAST is the publisher, but Avast isn't all caps and the "driver" is not digitally signed. The "driver" is (C:\Windows\system32\drivers\aswKbd.sys). how would i get rid of it? 

A:Keyboard Stopped Working

Hello, Welcome to BleepingComputer.I'm nasdaq and will be helping you.If you can please print this topic it will make it easier for you to follow the instructions and complete all of the necessary steps in the order listed.===aswKbd.sys Keyboard Filter Driver from AVAST Softwarehttp://www.systemlookup.com/search.php?type=filename&client=malwaresearch-chrome&search=aswKbd.sysIt seems like your Avast as been compromised.I would reinstall the Avast program.Download the version of this tool for your operating system.Farbar Recovery Scan Tool (64 bit)Farbar Recovery Scan Tool (32 bit)and save it to a folder on your computer's Desktop.Double-click to run it. When the tool opens click Yes to disclaimer.Press Scan button.It will make a log (FRST.txt) in the same directory the tool is run. Please copy and paste it to your reply.The first time the tool is run, it makes also another log (Addition.txt). Please attach it to your reply.===How is the computer running now?Wait for further instructions.

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I am trying to help out a friend whose keyboard stops working as soon as Windows starts to load. She has a Desktop PC running Windows XP (not sure what SPs are installed, as I cannot get logged in). She is using a USB keyboard (no PS2 ports on the unit) which works in the BIOS, but as soon as Windows starts to load, none of the keys work. I have verified that the keyboard is working on another PC.

I had intended to use the on-screen keyboard to investigate the problem further, once Windows had loaded, but her account has a password and I cannot get past this screen without a keyboard!. Is it possible to by-pass the log in screen? Also any ideas about sorting out the keyboard problem if I can get into her account.

Thanks for any help you can give me.


A:Keyboard Stopped Working

Providing info on bypassing passwords...is against forum rules. You might want to take a look at such, Bleeping Computer - Discussion Forum Rules - http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/boardrules.php.Louis

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Yesterday my keyboard stopped working out of the blue. It works in set up mode (at the very beginning you can hit one of the "F" keys and it will take you to setup ,etc.) but once it gets to log on, it won't work. When you check the keyboard hardware, it shows HID with a yellow exclamation point and mentions something about error 38. I am not that computer literate. Is there any simple way to try to fix this? I have a Dell Dimension 510.

A:Keyboard stopped working

This appears to be a device driver for your keyboard.

Look at this link: http://forums.techguy.org/windows-xp/915164-solved-keyboard-not-working-error.html

You may want to try the following:

1. Unistall your keyboard.

2. Reboot.

3. Reinstall.

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xp pc, keyboard stopped working, have tried troubleshoot in keyboard properties but that seems out of service as well, tried other keyboards (wireless/usb) of which all don't work!, mouse is ok as is on screen keyboard, haven't got a xp repair disc, please can anyone help? not experienced with computers so please be patient, thankyou

A:xp keyboard stopped working, please help!

Hopefully the keyboard will work outside of Windows to allow you to try the following:

Start your PC & immediately tap F8 repeatedly until you get the Advanced Startup Options screen.

using up/down arrow keys, select Last known good configuration and press <Enter>

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My k250 Logitech wireless keyboard stopped working after I installed my mouse I was going to start using a gear head 2.4 GHz wireless mouse both with nano receivers but my keyboard was working with the mouse I currently have plugged in which is a older Logitech I can't remember what version I'm having this problem on windows 7 and have checked batteries and moved around USB ports also uninstalling the new mouse but my keyboard also shows up as if it were a mouse in my devices and posted this with my phone

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yogo pro 2 keyboard not working. not sure what to do. where can i take it to get fixed

A:keyboard stopped working

Hi chelemww ,
Welcome to the Community Forums.
Would your laptop work using any external usb mouse and keyboard?
Try to turn off the laptop and use the novo button ((item 3 page 11-12) to turn back on?
This would show a Novo Menu , try using the up and down arrow keys and highlight BIOS setup.
Press enter and press f9 to load defaults f10 to save and exit .
Would the keys respond?
If you need further assistance , you can visit any nearest service center like (Best Buy tech team) or your company IT or if the warranty is still up to call in technical support  1-877-453-6686  24 hours a day 7 days/week 
Update us how it goes. 

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Hi all,

I have a problem with win7. The keyboard stopped working form one day to anohter*. In the BIOS it works fine. When I use a Linux partition (starting from DVD, "Knoppix") it works also fine. Also at bootloader leval its ok.
But at Win7 it stopps working. Does not matter which keyboard I use -USB or PS/2.

The USB driver works propperly. Interesting is that the PS/2 driver does NOT work propperly (Error Reason Code 10).

I am at the end of my know how.

Any help is highly recomened.

PS: Non native EN speaker - sorry for my english

*I have to mention that yesterday my PC had some BDOS (Sudden blue deaths) at booting (reason unknown - looks like a memory issue). Win7 start some self reparation (?), I assume, after that the KB stopped working.

A:keyboard stopped working

Hello bbi,

Welcome to Seven Forums.

Found this on the Code 10. Description of Code 10-related errors that Device Manager generates in Windows-based computers

Have you tried Safe Mode? Info if needed. Advanced Boot Options


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I have had my split x2 for the party 2 years and now the my laptop would not start if it's attached to the keyboard. I tried plugging in the adapter (all genuine hp parts) and the light does not even turn off. If I use the screen as a tablet it works and can charge the screen without the keyboard but the minute I connect the keyboard it shuts down and the screen has to be recharged. I am not sure if I can just replace the keyboard alone.

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Dear all,                                                             
These (MJU7NHY6) keys in my laptop dell (Inspiron 11-3000 series) keyboard stopped working this May 13. They wouldn’t function unless pressed so hard. I bought laptop last year and it's new.
The onscreen keyboard is working fine. I updated the keyboards driver but it didn’t help. I’m not aware of any liquid that may have spilled over the keyboard. Maintenance shops where I'm seem they can’t help. Some said would give it a try and remove the keyboard to see if they can identify and solve the problem but said that there’s a chance it may screw up the whole keyboard. Please advise what to do. Enclosed is a snapshot of the keys in questions.
I appreciate your advice.

here's a snapshot of the keys in question: 


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i have a toshiba sattelite laptop and when i went to use it after approx 2 months only the keys e,t,u,i,o and the numbers 1 & 2. i am hoping someone can please help me.

A:My keyboard has stopped working

If your objective is simply to have a machine you can use...
have you tried an external keyboard?
.(usb or, ... depending on the age of the laptop, ... ps2?)

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One fine day the metallic base of my keyboard starting giving off a mild shock so i opened it up and wiped the base dry. After putting it back together again though the shocks stopped, the keyboard has stopped functioning

I did take care to put all the underlying rubber-domes to their respective keys and I 've opened the keyboard a number of times after that to ensure that, but it hasn't worked at all.

Can you suggest what may be wrong?

Thank you.

A:Keyboard's stopped working

Sounds like something blown or incorrectly put back together. open it again and put it back to its original state and if it doesn't work, get a new one.

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I have a dual boot Windows XP and Windows 7 system.
As of yesterday when I choose to boot XP the NumLock light goes out immediately and when the desktop appears the keyboard does not work (but the mouse is OK). Device Manager says the driver was loaded OK.
If I boot from Windows 7 the keyboard works perfectly so it's not a hardware problem.
Any suggestions would be welcome.
Many thanks.

A:Keyboard stopped working

1. Please search answer on this forum.
2. Read this - https://forums.techguy.org/threads/boot-order-problems.1197418/

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This has happened off and on in the past but this time looks like it's for good. Any suggestions as to what might have happened and what to do to fix it would be greatly appreciated. My computer is a Sony laptop with Win 98.

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I was typing on facebook and my keyboard stopped working - right in the middle of typing. I was typing, then I wasn't.

I rebooted and that did not work.

I uninstalled my keyboard and rebooted. It reinstalled automatically, and that didn't work.

Device Manager says it is working properly.

My keyboard is PS/2 Standard.

A:Keyboard stopped working

Another thing, its not just my browser, ive tried it in multiple programs.

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Was working fine then next day would not work at all

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i have a qpad mk-50 and it suddenly stopped when i was typing. i tried reconnecting it to the usb port and even another usb port but it doesn't seem to detect the usb at all. i bought the keyboard yesterday so its fairly new.

A:my keyboard stopped working

Test with a different keyboard. Then you will know if you have a keyboard or PC issue. Assuming a different keyboard works, I'd speculate that keyboard is faulty. It happens.

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I have a Dell 7737 laptop and from time to time it develops a firmware glitch where random keys stop working for both BIOS Setup and Operating Systems. After such thing happens neither shutdown (Full shutdown / Fast Boot disabled) nor restart get the keyboard back to a normal state. At this point the only workarround is to disconnect the AC power cord and then either drain the battery or physically remove it.
This laptop's battery cover is not designed for daily removal and it is starting to get loose because of this BIOS bug.
I am running BIOS version A14 but this bug was present since I purchased the laptop with BIOS version A07. Sometimes I cannot even type my password because the random keys that stop working match those it uses.
Please Dell could you provide a BIOS hotfix for this annoying issue? 

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No liquids on it, when i've returned from leave it didn't just worked. It was working perfectly (and working every day!) before our leave period. Thanks

A:some keys of the keyboard of my e1 stopped working...

Hello, What model do you own exactly?Could you give me the first ten characters of the computer serial number (S/N)? Only the first ten.

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Hi,The keyboard and touch pad on my ThinkPad W50 stopped working.I managed to get the touchpad working again I believe by reinstalling a driver.While I think it is a driver issue with the keyboard I am having no luck getting it to work.The operating system is Win 7. Is there a link to a driver download that i should try? What else can be done to get the keyboard working that does not involve reinstalling Windows? Any other suggestions or questions? Thanks

A:W530 Keyboard Stopped Working

Welcome leMlenovo!
If you connect a external keyboard to the W530, would it work? Keyboard driver should be plug & play and work without the need of installing drivers.
If the external keyboard works, contact your nearest Lenovo Service Provider, the keyboard connectivity may be loosen or the keyboard may be faulty.
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Hello all, I recently bought a Gateway NV5302u (of course MFC) and I love it as it was very inexpensive for its price while being a powerful computer. For some reason, it was bothering me that a little speckle was inside my keyboard and my little spray cleaning gun tool couldn't get the little speckle, so I lacked common sense and got a paperclip and stretched out the sharp side and tried to remove it manually.

After I did this, all of a sudden some of my keyboard letters stopped working. The keyboard letters that stopped working are m, b, h, n, u, y, 8 .

I don't know what to do. I need my laptop and I don't know if there is something I can do to manually possibly reset something that I may have done to the keyboard. Thank God for the Windows 7 on-screen keyboard, and for Dragon naturally speaking program, but I really need to have my keyboard working and not having some of the letters not working really is slowing me down.

Does anyone have any suggestions or know anything I can do to solve this problem. Thanks again for your help and I know it was a stupid dumb headed move that I did but hopefully I can do something to have this fixed. Thanks again everybody!

A:Help! Keyboard letters m, b, h, n, u, y, 8 stopped working:(

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I am running Windows XP Professional Version 2002 Service Pack 3

I had a Microsoft wireless comfort keyboard 4000 for about 2 years and never had a problem. I have the OEM software which is Intellitype Pro 6.1. This keyboard stopped working and my efforts to troubleshoot have all failed.

I went to my local Frye?s Superstore and found a deal on a Microsoft wireless natural multimedia keyboard and mouse combo. The OEM software supplied is the same Intellitype Pro 6.1

I uninstalled all the old hardware/software and reinstalled everything fresh and rebooted.

I have my PC setup with password at boot up and I was able to type in my password, however that?s as far as my keyboard will type. Some of the function buttons do work, i.e. My Documents, My Pictures etc but I just can?t type.

In device manager under keyboards is ?Microsoft USB dual receiver wireless keyboard (Intellitype Pro). It also shows this device is working properly.

I launched mskey.exe and found the following:

The only attached device is Terminal Server Keyboard driver. If I uncheck the box ?show attached devices only? my Microsoft USB Dual Receiver wireless keyboard intellitype pro ? remembered. Is this a problem?

What do I do next?

A:Wireless keyboard stopped working

I ask the obvious. New batteries?

Or try a different USB port

And the receiver is not obstructed

Last suggestion, uninstall the software, and boot the machine with the keyboard attached

Prior to installing the software, make sure it is the most recent version, then install it

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I have a windows 8, Packard bell laptop.
I forgot to turn my laptop off, and instead left it on sleep mode for a day or so. When I came to enter my password, my keyboard was not working, and I have had to use the on screen keyboard to type.
I have rebooted, and have checked things like Filter Keys.
When I tried again today, I managed to type a couple of random letters in the search bar, while the laptop and windows was still starting up. Once everything was fully loaded, I was unable to type anything more.
Does anyone have any hints at all?.

A:Keyboard randomly stopped working.

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Out of nowhere this morning, the keyboard and mouse stopped working. I noticed the keyboard first when nothing happened when I typed. I unplugged it and plugged it back in. Then I noticed the mouse not moving and the keyboard didn't come back either. So I dug out a USB keyboard, plugged that in, and used that to close all the open programs and restart the computer. I didn't want to hold down the power button and I wanted to know that it wasn't the computer that was frozen, just the mouse and keyboard. It restarted just fine, recognized the mouse and keyboard and now everything is back to normal, but I'm wondering why it happened in the first place and if it's likely to happen again, how can I prevent it? Thank you.

Windows XP Home Edition 2002

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the keyboard has stopped working on my daughters laptop. Any advice in gratefully received, thanks

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I have HP pavilion 15 notebook my laptop battery was low and laptop turned off. so I put it likewise for 18-20 hrs and then I started it and suddenly {Z,X,C,V,M and left side shift and   , . / like Characters 2 and 5 numeric on right side numeric board} these keys stopped working. I tried every solution suggested in support forum but still not working please help me out of this problem  Please give me  replay as quick as possible

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I have a WinXP Pro system. I used to run ThreatFire on it but decided to uninstall it. Everything went smoothly but when I restarted my computer the keyboard stopped working (under XP, it worked before XP was loaded).

I tried F8/Safe mode/Last Known configuration but none worked.

Fortunately, I was able to use remote desktop to login.

I tried system restore but it could not proceed.

I looked at device manager and it reported code 39 (corrupted driver). I uninstalled the driver and rescanned for hardware. Same problem.

I copied kbdclass.sys and i8042prt.sys from another Xp computer to System32\drivers. Nothing changed.

Finally, I decided to do an XP repair install (big mistake!)
Everything went well but then it asked for product key to finalize installation and the keyboard was not working.

I contacted the custom service from PCtools and I was told to look for TFkbmon in the registry.

I have UBCD4win available so I was able to search the registry but did not find one. Furthermore, UpperFilters value looks correct. HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Class\{4D36E96B-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318}:UpperFilters = "kbdclass"

I am running out of ideas. Since the keyboard works find under BIOS/Live CD but stops working once "Windows setup (repair install)" is loaded, I would guess the culprit is an old file not updated during the repair process, but I just could not pinpoint it. Is there any other thing I should try?

A:Urgent Keyboard stopped working in XP

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