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Q: Solved: Dead laptop keyboard

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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A: Solved: Dead laptop keyboard

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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.

Help!
 

A:Solved: Keyboard and Mouse Access DEAD after boot to XP on Dell D800 laptop. BIOS wor

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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.

Any suggestions??
 

A:HP Laptop Keyboard dead

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')
 

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I have an HP DV9700T laptop. Is there a tech that reads this forum?
My (9 O L . ) buttons are dead on my laptop.
I ordered a new one & installed it. I still have the same problen.
A friend told me it may be a component (chip, diode, or resistor) on the MB that died.

There must be a tech that knows what controls these keys.

Any help, Please??
mgee
 

A:dead keys on laptop keyboard

Have you tried an external keyboard? This will test whether your problem is with the keyboard, keyboard connector, or keyboard controller. Let us know how you get on.
 

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So I've been asked to give my Mom a hand with her laptop. It's a Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 13, though the website seems to drop or parenthesize the IdeaPad part of that, running a 64 bit version of Windows 8.1

Two keys aren't working, the F12/increase screen brightness key and the PrintScreen key. (This is why we just discovered it, no idea when the error cropped up.) I've found workarounds for all of the things the keys do - brightness can be adjusted in Power Options, and the F12 and PrintScreen functions can both be duplicated using the on screen keyboard function. But they're kinda annoying and cumbersome, and the error may be symptomatic of a larger problem.

I've tried rebooting the computer and cleaning the keyboard thus far, to no avail (though it is using one of these stupid new chiclet keyboard styles, which makes popping off keys and cleaning the actually functional part of the keyboard impossible through the normal, convenient method I've used in the past.)

The keyboard was replaced relatively recently, and I will be getting in touch with the gentleman who handled that when his store is open tomorrow. I'll also be checking with the official tech support people at Lenovo, but I find this and other fora are usually much better at cutting through that ploddingly systematic approach that big tech support divisions use and finding the real problem in a reasonable timeframe. If either of these resources pays off, I'll post the solution here as well.

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Hello,

I just got a Asus Chromebox that came with mouse and wireless keyboard. The mouse works fine but the keyboard is dead. Tried several times to sync by pressing the specific key, that is located side to on/off.
 

A:Solved: Asus keyboard that comes with Chromebox is dead

You need to contact Asus support: http://www.service.asus.com/#!warranty/c22lj
 

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So I plugged a mac keyboard into my pc laptop and now ....

Some of the keys in my laptop keyboard work and some end up typing something completely different than what they are.

Anyone know how to fix this? I googled for a solution and couldn't find any results
 

A:Solved: Plugged a keyboard into my laptop. Now my laptop keyboard doesn't work

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I'm looking at an older Toshiba Satellite 1805, Win XP, that was brought to me for a spyware infestation.
It won't boot-no BIOS screen, no HD light, nada. Nothing on an external monitor, and the HD is good, as I pulled it to get the files off it.
I suspect the board is dead and it's not worth spending any more time on, but if anyone has a thought I'd appreciate it.
 

A:Solved: Dead laptop?

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I have an advent 7105 that appears to have died.It was working fine until one day it wouldnt power up.I have check mais adaptor, battery, on off switch, and changed the processor but there is no response when you switch it on. Anyone got any ideas as its a decent laptop.
Cheers Paul
 

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Hi All
Have just been ask to look at a friends laptop that won't switch on.
Apparently she went out leaving the machine switched on and when she came back it was off.
The power supply checks out ok, when hooked up there is the usual led to indicate this.
When I press the power switch all that happens is the power led goes out and a green led along side flashes then goes out.
The machine was working fine up to this point, it seems kinda strange it should just die like this.
Anyone got any ideas I could try?
Thanks in advance

Specs
Toshiba Equium L20-197 approx three years old running XP
 

A:Solved: Laptop appears dead?

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I've never had a laptop before. How does it normally behave if the battery is dead?

I opened the Sony Viao FX215. Turned it on. Got initial startup screen. Pressed F2 (wanted to check out the BIOS before anything else). Moved right to "Advanced" and down to I/O, then moved to Parallel Port.

At that moment it turned itself off. Using the power button does absolutely nothing. Don't have a charger here so I can't check to see if its the battery.

Is this the way it acts when the battery has gone dead?
 

A:[SOLVED] Never had a laptop b4, is battery dead?

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Have Toshiba Satellite A30-921, 4 years old. Been travelling last 6 months so it is getting daily use of approx 4 hours or so. Am using my Samsung mobile phone via usb to get a connection (although only slow speed of 230kbs, but is sufficient for now).
Problem is - without warning, laptop dies on me, have to restart and is ok and happens about once a week.
Always have my battery adaptor connected when using.

1)Is it just overheating (tend to have on my lap, not on a cooler pad etc)
2)Does my battery pack need relpacing
3)Is my mobile zapping any juice out of it, as I only need to recharge my mob a quarter of the time that I used to.
4) Is it none of these !!
Look forward to your suggestions
 

A:Solved: Laptop goes dead without warning ?????

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im working on a dell inspiron 5100... was running xp... on boot up, i get black screen tht says "primary hard disk drive 0 failure" "no boot device available".. so looks like the hard drive is dead... ive work on desktops, but never the hardware on laptop... this is the hard drive that is on the computer...
Part Number:G0435
Functional Group:HARDDRIVE
Commodity:HARDDRIVE
Description:HD 40GB I 9.5MM 5.4K HIT-FRES
Comments:HGST Fresno-B 40GB HDD (5400rpm) udma 100

i was just wondering if most laptop harddrives will work on this computer without having to order the same drive from dell... does anybody have any recommendations... i think the pc is about 5 years old... thanks for your help...
 

A:Solved: dead dell laptop harddrive help

Yes, I've put several laptop drives in my Dell's. They don't have to be ordered from the manufacturer.

So you could even get a larger one if you want.
 

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Hello and thank you in advance for any assistance.

My laptop is about 5yrs old. My daughter was using the laptop without the power cord and the battery died. When she plugged in the power cord the laptop would not power on. When I try to power on the laptop the charge light blinks amber twice (one short, one long) and then nothing. No other lights, no beeps, no fan, nothing! I have had the power cord tested and it is fine. I tried doing the hard start (or reset) by removing the battery and cord and holding the power button down for 30 seconds and then replacing the cord and battery. It still won't power on. I don't know if this is standard pricing, but my local Best Buy charges $200.00 for a repair! I can't afford that! Any help will be greatly appreciated!
 

A:Solved: HP NX9030 laptop is completely dead!

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My Acer 7750G all the sudden showed a black screen, shut off and won't boot. I've had it for two years. The battery had been lasting less and less in the past year. That day I had been using the laptop unplugged for an hour or so, but when it went dead I'm pretty sure it was plugged in.

When I try to turn it on, the power button and the "light bulb" light blink five times and that's it.

When I take out the battery and try to boot, the blinking stops but it's still dead. Taking out the power cord makes no difference.

I also tried taking out the battery and the power cord and then pressing the on button for 60 seconds, but there was no response and no blinking.

Can this be fixed by replacing the battery?
 

A:Solved: Is my laptop dead or do I just need to replace the batteries?

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I am trying to get my daughter's older Dell Inspiron 5100 laptop running again, which has been in a closet for 1 year. I had to re-intall Windows XP because my daughter had computer problems which she doesn't remember. Installing XP went just fine. I've even been online for a teeny bit. BUT, whenever I turn the computer off, when I turn it back on it cannot find the operating system, and sits at an error message. I've read the Dell manual. It instructed me to hit F12 right at the first Dell screen. When I do that I'm given the option of loading XP from the CD. I do that, but need to do it every time I turn on the computer. I thought it might be a battery charging issue, but the battery has been 100% charged for 24 hours now, and the problem persists. Interestingly, when I do "restart" the computer can restart itself, but when it goes into shutdown and is subsequently restarted, even after only about 1 minute, the whole "no XP" starts all over again. I'd love to have this as a second laptop at home, but obviously re-installing XP every time I turn on the laptop has gotten very old. Any suggestions, or is the 5100 laptop essentially toast? Thanks for your help.
 

A:Solved: Is my Inspiron 5100 laptop dead?

Since it sat unused it might just be that the harddrive is going or has gone.Thats the only thing i can think of. It doesnt sound like a power supply or motherboard problem but then again when computers arent used for awhile you just never know.If replacing the harddrive solves the problem then you will be good to go. If not then you might want to take it somewhere for further testing to see what else might be wrong.
 

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(1) I have a hard drive in my, now dead, laptop. Is there somehow I can pull that hard drive out and read it using my desktop computer? I'm assuming the hard drive didnt' fail.

(2) My mother in-law's laptop crashed. She wants to get her laptop repaired without sending in hard drive or do the same as I mention under (1).

WIth the lower prices of laptops, it's probably cheaper to just replace them but would like the data off the drives.

Is there a way?
 

A:Solved: dead laptop hard drive back up

Depends whats wrong with the laptop....as for removing the LP HD yes you can put it in an Enclosure and use a USB port on another PC...or you can get an 2.5 to 3.5 adapter and plug it in internally to a desktop PC as a second HD

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16812203012

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817145135
 

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Hi

my toshiba laptop was dead, the powerlight came on, the hard-disk was spinning but the screen remained blank.
I tried everthing , stripping it completely, trying a new ram and narrowed the problem to the motherboard or the cpu. i.e I can conclude that the problem is with the the mobo or the cpu.
This was a month ago.

Today I switched on again and voila! it worked, the bios loaded! I had removed the hard-disk, so switched it off, attached the HD and started it up again.. this time it didn't work. And hasn't since. I have again stripped it down , but it still doesn't work.
CAn anyone plzzzzz exlplain what is going here?? I mean it started , that means nothings fried, right??

Thanks

btw the fan spins for exactly 5 seconds before turning off.
 

A:Dead laptop came back to life, now dead again

there is something like a "hardware reset" available on many laptops.
- try to plug out everything except cpu and memory
- remove the battery and do not attach the power supply
- open the lid and hold the power on button for like 20 seconds
- plug everything back in and try to boot
that worked for me for some compaq and dell laptops which did act like yours

my two cents...
mscrx
 

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Computer was given to me because the cdrom was dead.
The tick of death started, so the harddrive is dead too(it is dead now sure)
XP licence is stuck under laptop.

Pity to throw this laptop away, I would liket to get XPback on, but failling that anything is accepted.
 

A:laptop, dead cdrom, dead harddrive

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I have "blue screen of deaht" laptop that I was told to use an adapter to get any files off. For the most part, I had access to most files. However, I get a message saying my main account is "unacceeisble, access denied." when I try to view the files. Is it because I once had a password on that account? Is it possible to get passed this?

A:[SOLVED] Access denied when trying to get files off drive from dead laptop?

You need to take ownership of the files:
How to take ownership of a file or a folder in Windows XP

How to take ownership of a folder

To take ownership of a folder, follow these steps:
Right-click the folder that you want to take ownership of, and then click Properties.
Click the Security tab, and then click OK on the Security message (if one appears).
Click Advanced, and then click the Owner tab.
In the Name list, click your user name, or click Administrator if you are logged in as Administrator, or click the Administrators group. If you want to take ownership of the contents of that folder, select the Replace owner on subcontainers and objects check box.
Click OK, and then click Yes when you receive the following message:
You do not have permission to read the contents of directory folder name. Do you want to replace the directory permissions with permissions granting you Full Control?

All permissions will be replaced if you press Yes.

Note folder name is the name of the folder that you want to take ownership of.
Click OK, and then reapply the permissions and security settings that you want for the folder and its contents.



How to take ownership of a file
Note You must be logged on to the computer with an account that has administrative credentials.

To take ownership of a file, follow these steps:
Right-click the file that you want to take ownership of, and then click Properties.
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Hello guys

I believe, the motherboard on my Asus m51sn notebook could be fried, but just putting it out there to see if you guys can think of anything else.

For the past few weeks, I have been getting the odd blue screen of death...but the computer continued to function well...other then a few start up issues where somehow the letters on my keyboard worked the wrong letters on occasion, preventing me from logging in with my password...a few restarts usually fix this problem.

On this occasion, a restart did not work...

Instead, the laptop will no longer boot. A press of the power button brings up the asus screen and intel logo before the computer turns off...now, when ever the power chord is connected, it tries to boot but again will not get past the asus screen...

can't enter delete or anything to enter setup...can't go any further.

Have tried removing the battery and holding down restart to no avail.

Anything else I could try...or am I up for a new laptop?
 

A:Solved: Asus M51sn laptop dead??? Help greatly appreciated.

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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.

any thoughts?

Shrgood
 

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shrgood said:

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.

any thoughts?

ShrgoodClick to expand...

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.
 

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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.

BJ

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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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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.

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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.

Don
 

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youngshd,
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?
 

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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?
 

A:dead keyboard

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.
 

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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
 

A:Help Dead KEYBOARD

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
 

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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.

Plase halp!
 

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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.

Any thoughts?

I hope I gave you all the info you need, and i appreciate any insight you can provide,
thanks in advance
matt
 

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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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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
Reboot computer
Remove battery
Windows actualisation
Tried with a live USBLinux and the keyboard isnt working in Linux too.

Is it a hardware or software problem? Thanks !
 

A:Keyboard is dead???

anything spilt on it

if not try an external keyboard and the windows on screen keyboard

control panel ease of access - on screen keyboard
 

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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.

julz
 

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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
Bill

A:Dead comp,no usb keyboard and vid

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.

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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.

System details:
winxp
AMD duron 750MHz
mobo EPOX EP-8KTA2
128MB SDRAM PC133
PS2 keyboard with USB adapter.
ps2 mouse.

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?

any takers?

feiz kronfeld
 

A:Dead : Mouse and keyboard

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the keyboard is partially not working on the right side. not wet no dust. also it works just as i open the on-screen keyboard then stops again so software?thanks 

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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?

A:Keyboard and mouse are dead

You need the drivers of the keyboard and mouse which you should be able to find in the website of the laptop brand with model. If you cant find the web or driver and have any other query dont hesitate to contact. My email is [email protected]

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Hi Guys

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.

jaygor
 

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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???

A:USB Keyboard sometimes dead after wake-up

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.

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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.

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My keyboard SK-2028 is dead . I could not login . Plesae help! Kiet Vo

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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?

THanks again,
Will
 

A:Dead Mouse and Keyboard - help

Reset the Bios from the Motherboard

ie:

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
 

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hi

sony vaio xp sp2...lots of peripheral usage, we have front and rear usb ports, digital cameras, printers, mp3 players
one morning when switching the usb printer cable from the laptop back to the front usb port on the desktop, the computer froze and NONE of the usb's front or back, have worked ever since.

important to note is that we do lots of plugging/unplugging usbs for the above devices

what we have tried to awaken our usb's (keep in mind we are in the early learning stages of computer knowledge...)

static discharge
boot/reboot
safe mode reinstallation of usb root,etc
system restore...didn't work...no matter how far back we went

last ditch chance is a system recovery, so we bought an external hard drive and are backing up ( as with everything we do, not without problems, but that is another post here)
in preparation for the recovery

any other, clear step by step advice for us?
thanks in advance!
 

A:Solved: all dead usb ports....not dying...DEAD.

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How can I create letters with accent marks, or the symbol for the British Pound, for instance, on my laptop. When I had a Desktop, the numerical keypad could be used, if I remember right. Is there a character list somewhere on the PC that I can access for those unusual symbols?

JP
 

A:Solved: Laptop keyboard

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This is an easy question for you! I don't own a laptop but persons using laptops don't like the small keyboards. Is it possible to use a normal size desktop keyboard with a laptop by somehow disabling the built in pad? Is this true in general with most laptops?

Thanks

Rbuck
 

A:Solved: USB keyboard with laptop?

Sure, you can use an external keyboard, mouse, monitor, or any other device you can connect to any laptop. You do not need to disable the keyboard or touch pad(if they also get a mouse too). However if they only got a mouse then most people disable the touch pad so they don't accidently touch it while using the laptop's keyboard; but when using an external keyboard disabling the touch pad offers no real advantage. So just plug the keyboard & mouse in and they would be ready to go.
 

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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

A:all inputs dead! no mouse, keyboard, anything.

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.

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