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Thinkpad 770 keyboard will not work

Q: Thinkpad 770 keyboard will not work

Ok here's the story... I borrowed a semi broken thinkpad from a friend... monitor is cracked and most of the keys don't work... so when I got it I used a external keyboard.. no problem... with a splitter for the mouse... no problem... It has windows 2000 pro. I personally use windows 98 so I was trying to get my scroll mouse to work so I loaded the software for that mouse... big mistake..... after that No mouse or keyboard worked.... I eventually tried another mouse that goes through the parallel port... ah that works... still no keyboard... I unistalled the mouse and keyboard many times... with no luck... my next thought was the com port so I uninstalled that.... nope still no keyboard.. even the few keys from the laptop that did work before do not..nor the laptops own mouse. So I hope I said it all... except because this is borrowed I don't have the discs.... so what else? Joel

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Hi,
I have a new T400 with 4GB of RAM running Windows XP SP 2 and Kaspersky anti Virus. The PC over the past week has gotten very slow and now the keyboard and mouse do not respond and i have to use off-board keyboard and mouse.

I checked virtual memory and Kaspersky and I do not see any issues.

I am partitioned in 3 drives. Windows, Program files, and work stuff. I do have acronis but i forgot to make the C drive sector by sector so I am hesistant to restore.

Any help is much appreciated

A:Thinkpad T4000 very slow - mouse and keyboard do nto work

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Hello, to replace palmrest of x201 i removed battery, keyboard, old palmrest and installed new palmrest and then i assembled the keyboard back and the batter. after i am done i started the laptop but i realised some buttons (majority) doesnt work at all. it was working perfectly before i opened inside the laptop. do u think i killed the keyboard with the static electric on my hands? can i recover it or is it permanently death? is there anybody experienced such problem? please i need your advices and helps. new keyboard is really expensive. thanks and regards 





ThinkPad X201 3680-AD6 / Intel Core i5 M560 2.67Ghz / DDR3 8GB / Intel SSD 730 Series 240GB / 12.1 WXGA 1280x800p / Dual boot Win10 Pro x64 - Ubuntu 16.04 LTS 64bit + X200 Ultrabase + ThinkVision LT2252p

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I was having responsiveness issues with the trackpad for a while, then, i open my laptop one day and it's completely unresponsive, as well has the backlit keyboard not working (the hotkey still pops up that it's "lighting up" the keyboard, but no actual lights) and the trackpoint being completely unresponsive too. I've tried:- Restarting computer- Using Lenovo's various "fixing" softwares- Looking for a keyboard firmware shortcut for enabling/disabling trackpad, (doesn't exist on this computer)- Re installing drivers (Ultranav driver refuses to install manually, "driver installation failed")- Booting on a non microsoft OS (Booted on a linux Mint installation and it still doesn't work)- Booting into BIOS and looking for "enable/disable trackpad option", That option does not exist for me.- Opening up computer and checking the physical connection, All plugged in fine. When i open the device manager in windows there is no entry for the mouse whatsoever. The touch screen and the pen both work fine. I think it all points towards a hardware issue, i can pick up another trackpad on ebay for pretty cheap, but obviously i'd like to make sure that it would actually solve the issues.  The major confusion for me is that why would faulty trackpad hardware stop the backlit keyboard from lighting up? How are the two linked? Any ideas appreciated, Thanks!

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The background light for the keyboard doesn`t work. Is there a possibility to check wether the lamp is broken or the driver is missing or what else the problem could be?When I press Fn+space, the sight for the light appears, but there is no light. I hope someone has a helpful comment for me Yours, Carolin

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The Thinkpad sticker with the red light above the 'i' doesn't turn on unless the screen turns to tablet mode. Is there any way for the light to stay on all the times? The one near the keyboard does work, the issue is with the light on the outside lid. 

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My G50-80 laptop is facing issues with keyboard.When booted initially, only few keyboard keys work. While other keys cannot be entered, Enter key doesnt work. At the same time, same keys dont even work from on-screen keyboard either. So I cannot even enter my password.I can hardly login by clicking forgot my password, then again switching back to login page, suddenly keys start working! while being logged on, same keys problem reappears, this time I again use bypass to logout and login.Then keys start working.Pleaseee can some one help for this issue.My OS is windows 10. 

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Hi, I have a Lenovo Flex 2 14 which came with a British keyboard but I noticed you can take off the keyboard and swap it out for another one - you can find backlit versions, or a version with a different layout. I got a keyboard for it with Japanese hiragana on it, but the laptop doesn't seem to recognise any of the extra keys this keyboard comes with which have key codes not used by other languages. These keys include: | -? \ ??????the ????, ???? and ???? toggleI would have assumed this was to do with the fact that these are keys from a 106/109 key layout as opposed to the standard 102 key, so I replaced the keyboard driver with Microsoft's 106/109 key keyboard driver, but that hasn't had any effect - it still can't see these keys being pressed. The ??/?? ?? key works because it uses the same key code as the tilde on other keyboards, but that's all. My hypothesis for why this might not be possible to fix is that the ribbon connection between the keyboard and the motherboard could only support 102-key layouts in Europe, and therefore the only way to be able to use these extra input conversion keys without a different motherboard altogether would be to use an external USB keyboard. I may have just made up what I said about the motherboard though, so does anyone know if there's a driver I can use to solve this problem and be able to use the extra keys? I can't just use a key mapper like KeyTweak ... Read more

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hi all. i have a compag white internet keyboard, older model, and it works fine in bios and any other time, but when trying to hit F8 to enter the windows startup options it doesnt work. ive tried enabling usb legacy device support in bios but it didnt seem to help. this keyboard doesnt need drivers to work, so i dont think its that. and my old keyboard could do it. any ideas??
 

A:Usb Keyboard Can Not Enter Safe Mode (keyboard Wont Work)

Use a PS/2 keyboard instead.
 

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Got an inspiron 13 7000 series yesterday and the on screen keyboard will not work in tablet mode.  The selection for the screen keyboard goes away when I fold into tablet.  Anyone know how to make screen keyboard work in tablet mode?

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Hey,
 
I am pretty desperate now as I recently got a new Lenovo z500 ideapad laptop, which i think its 9 months old only.
 
All of the sudden, one day the shift key started to automatically been pressed down.. as if its like its being 'possessed' in simple terms.. and it happened at random times
 
After much forums, some say hold shift key down for 10 secs or x amount of secs, disable sticky keys, filter keys, bounce keys, or even continue press shift keys continuously etc etc..
 
Did all those, disabled sticky keys, bounch keys, filter keys and now whenever i on my comp, the shift key will automatically be pressed down, so i have to hold the shift key for like 5-8secs to disable it, than it works fine and no more occurence.
 
However, a new problem occurs.. now certain keys on the laptop is not working like the right shift key.. when the right shift key is pressed down, none of the letters are being capital or none of the symbols are showing BUT the left shift key does the job..
 
Than, the left shift key could not caps the letter z, t, y, m, and a few more.. but it works prefectly fine with other keys.. Now i am pretty sure its not a keyboard malfunction because without pressing caps, all the keys are fine but only these certain keys wont be caps when the left shift key is pressed..
 
So i decided to use an external keyboard and everything works out fine.. right shift key is working, left shift key caps those letters which could not be cap... Read more

A:laptop keyboard does not work but works fine with usb keyboard

The fact that a USB keyboard works fine when your built in one doesn't, proves that it is the keyboard itself (or connectors) that is damaged/defective, otherwise, if it were a software problem, the external keyboard would do the same.

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I have a Dell 2400 Series desktop computer.  The number block on the right side of keyboard does not work.  I thought it might be the keyboard, so I ordered a new keyboard from Dell.  New keyboard arrived;, installed --- no success.  Same problem. Why doesn't the number block work.  However, the top row of numbers does work. 

A:Keyboard. Number block on right side of keyboard does not work. ..

Make sure you have num lock on.

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1 MONTH AGO, I BOUGHT A LAPTOP LENOVO Y700 8Y WITH WINDOWS,  BUT SOME KEYS DOESNT WORK, for example NEVER WORK THE KEY 4 OF THE NUMERIC KEYBOARD AND SOME OTHER KEYS LIKE DAMAGE, DELETE, DELETE, A, S, D BETWEEN OTHERS, BUT THIS KEYS WORKS SOMETIMES.I do not know if they are the drivers or indeed the physical keyboard is damaged, since I have tried with a usb keyboard and all the keys work. Sometimes the mouse also stops working TOO.

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I have a Thinkpad 600. Some of the keys have a number on them along with the letter. These keys won't type the letter just the symbol or the number. Like the u key has the number 4, the i key has the number 5, and so on. The keys were working fine a few days ago. Now they are not. Can anyone help me? Thanks in advance.
 

A:Thinkpad 600 Keyboard

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I was just given a Thinkpad 390. It was having problems booting past the bio screen. Eventually, after trying to enter bios and no luck, I tried hooking up the keyboard from my tower. The keyboard worked in the thinkpad, but I found that the only way the laptop will boot up is if the keyboard is plugged in. Then, once in windows (2000) the laptop keyboard still wont work, whether the tower keyboard is plugged in or not. I have no idea if anything was spilled on the machine or not. Does anyone know how to get into the keyboard to make sure its plugged into the board correctly?? I unscrewed the screws, but its not as easy as that though. Any ideas? Thanks
 

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For the past two days I have not been able to use my keyboard on my U510 unless I plug in a USB Keyboard & also pushing & holding down ctrl+alt+del to type all of the characters I want. If this is not done only the Caps Lock, the Spacebar, Enter & the letter I works. Once I go through the USB keyboard setup I can take out the keyboard & use the keyboard on my laptop but my volume turns down on it's own. Does anyone know if there is a BIOS update I can put on a Flash Drive? The laptop came with Windows 8 but I went down to 7 then went up to Windows 10. If I were to try to go to the BIOS I get no response because of the keyboard not responding. Can someone please help me with this problem.

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Keyboard and USB dont work in windows but work in BIOS, i have also tried a ps/2 keybaord also not working in windows, i have tried safe mode, disabling driver sig enforcement, using different mice/keyboards, restored bios to default settings, ran sfc /scannow no errors detected, and still no luck any input would be amazing. I wanted to do a upgrade repair install of windows but you can only do that inside windows , basically trying everything before i have to wipe the HD and reinstall windows, i ran memcheck as well and no errors also as a sidenote it says my gpu is not found, when i have my monitor plugged into it, i am still receiving internet from ethernet.

I have windows ultimate x64
2.66 gHz processor 8gb of ram
1 TB harddrive 760 GTX GFX card

All devices work on other computers.

A:Keyboard and USB dont work in windows but work in BIOS

What were you doing on your computer when all this happened.
It's very unusual that not even a ps2 keyboard doesn't work.

Does you system boot at all into Windows 7 Normal mode of Safe Mode?
Your post is not clear to me.

If you can't boot Window 7 here is a tutorial with lot of test to do.

Troubleshooting Windows 7 Failure to Boot

What power supply is in your system?

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I have a ThinkPad Compact USB Keyboard with TrackPoint. Great Keyboard, however the micro USB connection keeps getting unplugged. Any slight movement loosens the connection which is very agrivating when one is typing. Is there a solution to make the micro USB connection more perminant?

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  hello guys.i will install windows 10 on the my thinkpad, i changed baios to DVD mode , but i can not find DEL keyboard for next.please help me.thanks  z 

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So it was working perfectly fine but my cat steped on some keys and now it types random letters for example pressing n = ymn , b = tvb , tab = x , t = tvb , y = ymn , / = [#/ , [ = [#/ , space acts like enter + space + backspace , backspace same thars all of the keys that are bugged for me. Any help ?










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A:Thinkpad L412 keyboard bug

Nevermind fixed it 

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I have a Lenovo Thinkpad
Model : E431 (Edge Series) Number: 62774UQ
(3rd Gen Ci5/ 4GB/ 500GB 7200rpm HDD/ Windows 10)

I purchase this in 2013. It has been used moderately over the first 2/ 2 1/2 years
The laptop was idle for the past 6 months.
After I recharged the laptop, I noticed that some keys began to malfunction. So I installed Windows 10 (Windows 7 previously). However the problem persisted.
The shift key seems to be pressed as per its own wish and the sticky keys notifications comes up on its own. The Enter key sometimes works, sometimes it doesn't, sometimes on its own. The backspace key also does not function sometimes.
I then opened up the laptop and removed the keyboard from the laptop and then replugged it back in hoping it would make a difference, but it didn't.
The touchpad also become unresponsive sometimes and I have to press the Windows key twice to make it work again.
What could be the source of the problem? Is it the keyboard or is it the motherboard to blame? Kindly provide a solution.
 

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Can I replace the keyboard of a P51 with one for a P50?

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my laptop keyboard is not working right. first the specs. ibm thinkpad T42, machine type 2378, model R4U, OS xp-pro coa sp2, 512mb ram. my cpu usage jumps up and down between 40 to 100% when running my spy sweeper, fire fox isp and a voice chat program. when i am not running any programs except whats need for the laptop to work the cpu usage is 3 to 10%. and i have available ram. OK now with the problem. when i try to type on the keyboard the letters or numbers don't show up. but if i hold the keys down it will show up there is a delay of about 2 seconds. if i just push down the keys at normal speed it wont show up. it will only show up if i hold it down for about 2 seconds. i thought the keyboard was bad so i bought a new one from the factory. i installed it but it is still doing the same thing. just to let you know every thing else about the computer works great and and all my programs do not have any lag. its only the problem with keyboard delay. i will just add this i have cleaned up the computer,defragged, ran spy ware and anti virus and it has been working fine for years without any problems.
 

A:Thinkpad T42 keyboard problem

Check your keyboard properties in the control panel,
 

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I bought my P50 in March of 2016. I've been very happy with my purchase overall, the only disappointment has been the low key-rollover property of the built-in keyboard. I am a programmer/game developer, and it is important for me to have a keyboard that supports multiple simultaneous keystrokes. After taking ownership, I found that the keyboard drops strokes with as few as 2 keys already held down, which makes it pretty useless for gaming.  I work around this by plugging in a USB keyboard when I need to test my game projects. At the time I purchased, there was only one option for the keyboard. Today, I was browsing the Lenovo online store, and noticed that there's now an option for a backlit keyboard in addition to the standard non-backlit keyboard.  Under "Help Me Decide" it says: Lenovo has refreshed the keyset on all ThinkPad laptops, outfitting them with the ThinkPad Precision Keyboard.This new keyset allows a more comfortable, fluid and accurate typing experience with it's slate of individually rounded, spacious, and low-set keys. The ThinkPad Precision Keyboard simultaneously delivers a modern look and feel to your ThinkPad.*Select models are available with a backlit keyset as standard, or as an optional upgrade.*Most 15.6" models come standard with full keyboard including dedicated number pad. I am wondering if this refreshed keyboard means a  higher rollover. I tried asking the sales support chat, but they were unable to tell me the... Read more

A:ThinkPad P50 keyboard refresh?

I turn the AIDA64 sensor panel display on and off with three-key combinations.  Experiments found that five-key combinations also work, e.g. Ctrl+Shift+Win+Alt+Z. Not sure if that helps you.  I have the backlit keyboard.  My P50 was delivered in November. 

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Help please!

I brought home the laptop I use at work. I am trying to login to my employer's VPN network. For some reason the keyboard keys that share letters and numbers (for example, o is also 6, K is also 5 etc) will only type numbers. I cannot get letters when I type those keys, so I cannot login with my password,
What am I doing wrong? I don't think I changed any configurations so why can I not get letters from these keys?
 

A:IBM Thinkpad keyboard problem

It sounds like the NUMLOCK is on?????
 

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Hi. My T23 Thinkpad had a key pop off thanks to a book falling on the keyboard. I have the key and both unbroken little plastic holder parts. I cannot get it together, and neither could the "Geek Squad" at Best Buy nor my local computer repair shop guy. Does anybody know the secret? Nothing is broken; it just won't go back on. Thanks!
 

A:Replace Key on Thinkpad keyboard?

have you looked under the other keys?
maybe a plastic pin has broken off and
it cannot be fixed or maybe it can.
Carefully lift up another key but just
barely to see how it connects.

Mark S
 

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Hi, i am facing a small issue with my x1 carbon which is the keyboard back-lit. The keyboard back-lit is disabling it self randomly plus when i make restart or shut down the laptop. Is there any solution to keep it lighted on permanently !

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Hello, I bought the Thinkpad P50 about a month ago and I got all that I needed on it, except I forgot to check the box to get it with the backlit keyboard. I have already bought the backlit keyboard from an online store (part #: 00PA288), but I just want to make sure that there is no issue with me installing it on my Thinkpad P50. That is, the hardware/software is fully compatible with the backlit keyboard even if it did not originally come with it? Thanks,Tony.

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I have just received my new T470p this afternoon and despite many "Google" searches I cannot get the keyboard backlight to work. I tried tech. support, but as it was after 6PM they were closed and this is driving me mad! Could it be a faulty device? I do not want to go through the motions of setting-up my PC if it has to be replaced. All answers gratefully received.

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Hi,I can't seem to find a keyboard protector/skin for my thinkpad 13 chromebook.  Does anyone know if these are available anywhere? Thanks in advance!

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I just received my P50 today. I was very excited to see how fast it would be, especially with the SSD, but turns out it has occasional stutter in the mouse pointer and keyboard. It always happens when logging in, and can happen randomly at other times. Here are what I believe are the relevant specs: series: P50 NVQ1 2G i7-6700HQpointing device: 3+3BCP FPR NoCSWindows 10 Pro 64display: P50 FHD NT 2D MC NoCS WLWW -- 15.6 FHD IPS Non-Touchhard drive: 256GB SSD SATA3 OPAL2NVDIA Quadro M1000M 2GB16GB DDR4 2133 SoDIMMIntel Core i7-6700HQ MB 

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Hey everyone, Recently bought this laptop. Loving everything about it. However, I did a fresh install of Windows 10 (it wasn't an upgrade from Win8.1, but rather a new install of Win10 after I replaced the harddrive to a 1TB SSD). Since then I've reinstalled everything I could get from the site. Every Lenovo driver set and utility. Updated the BIOS. Consulted the Solution Center. Ran scans from the utilities and the site. I've literally tried EVERYTHING that's obvious, and I can't get the backlight to come on at all. When I first received the laptop with the old harddrive, the backlight worked just fine. Since I put in the new SSD with a fresh install, I cannot for the life of me get it to turn on. Pressing Fn+SPACE gets it to show the little icon on screen that it's SUPPOSED to be turned on, but it isn't on. So I'm at a loss here. I sincerely doubt it's a hardware issue, because literally the only thing that's changed is the harddrive. If there's a specific driver for the keyboard backlight, I'd love to know about it. Thanks in advance!

A:Thinkpad Yoga 14 - keyboard backlight WILL NOT TUR...

Hi. welcome to the forum.
 
Do you want to try out something just to check that the keyboard light is working?
I have a TP Yoga 14 here and when I access the BIOS the keyboard lights up when I press "FN+Space", give it a try if it works for you.
 
I do not know if it requires an special driver, but I'm using the Windows 10 that was updated over the Win8.1 that came included.
 
The other things that cames to my mind is trying to boot other OS from the USB and see if the keyboard lights up.
 
Regards

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I have a Thinkpad X1 (2014) and the Adaptive Keyboard is nopt working. How do I disable it?

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I have just received my new T470p this afternoon and despite many "Google" searches I cannot get the keyboard backlight to work. I tried tech. support, but as it was after 6PM they were closed and this is driving me mad! Could it be a faulty device? I do not want to go through the motions of setting-up my PC if it has to be replaced. All answers gratefully received.

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I was cleaning my keyboard keys the other day and somehow managed to lock it the keyboard completely.  None of the keys respond.  Does anybody know of a sequence of keys which I may have pressed inadvertantly to lock it and, if so, how can I unlock it again?  Have been using an external keyboard, but it is not ideal of course.

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The "period" key was sticking on my laptop last night then a little later, it worked fine, but then my right shift key was giving me trouble.
I suspect that somehow a piece of food worked its way into the keyboard(though it is hard to imagine, no more clearance than there is). Probably from one of the kids. Whatever is down there seems to be moving around.

I attempted to disassemble, and got as far as the actual touchpad. There is a IC cable leading from the touchpad down to the motherboard that is keeping me from opening the lid up all the way. I would rather get the advice of someone who is familiar with these before I "experiment and attempt it on my own.

Can anyone tell me how to take the IC cable from the touchpad?

Thanks in advance.

Perry
 

A:IBM R40 ThinkPad laptop keyboard trouble

Look on this page.

IBM R40 Removal/Installation Procedures

They have a movie about removing the keyboard.
 

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Hi, I would like to know if there are ways to repair a Thinkpad x200 keyboard without replacing it. It has sustained a water spill and the T, Y and Backspace buttons have not been functioning since. The keyboard?s circuit board is not easily accessible because it?s sealed with glue by the top layer which holds the buttons in place

Any help would be appreciated, thanks.
 

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I wanted to customize the keyboard to be "arabic". I was wondering would that mean i will not have the english character? basically I would like the keyboared buttons to show both english and rabic characters. and would the backlight be affected by any mean?

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I have a problem with my key board. After booting physical key board does not work. Screen key board is fine, no errors in device manager.when i physicaly remove the key bord plug and reconnect, reboot, it works just one episode until next down shut. any idea?System W8.1, updated, error occured after last updatePeter

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The keyboard stopped working this morning. It lights up but after 5 seconds the backlight turns off and all keys are non-responsive. The tablet asks to go into tablet mode when I separate it so it does recognize the keyboard is plugged in

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Hi, I was looking for a replacement keyboard for my x230 and was wondering how I could tell if that keyboard would be compatible with my laptop. For example would a Korean x230 keyboard work on my x230 from Canada? and if the Korean x230 Keyboard had backlighting, would that backlighting work on my laptop which currently doesn't have any backlighting. I searched for a bit in the forums but couldn't get a clear answer, any help would be appreciated!Thanks

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I have Lenovo Thinkpad Edge 14 machine with intel core i3 processor and its keyboard become faulty for some reason, i use with external usb keyboard and system works well.I am looking for replacement keyboard, can any one help me to fine the original one as i am located in UAE.???

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Hey guys, Had my Thinkpad Edge E450, for more than a year now. Never really had any problems with the keyboard. However, since yesterday, my keyboard has simply gone crazy on me. Right shift + c no longer registers, even though right shift + any other key still works. c works too along with c+ left shift. w+e keys, when pressed together doesn't register the e although both keys registers fine when pressed individually. Most weird of all is the fact that F4, associated with microphone no longer works either when FN is locked and when it isn't. However, every time I press the G key, the microphone activates/deactivates. I used the lenovo diagnostics tool and the keyboard passed the tests. Tried clean install windows 10 on the whole system and still the same result. Also tried uninstalling all drivers for keyboard in device manager and it still hasn't gotten any better. I didn't do any manual updates or anything that I know of which could affect the keyboard. Please help! That microphone popup is trying to hog my attention whenever I try to write a paper.

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