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keyboard fritz

By bLaCkHoLe
Oct 11, 2004
  1. I've got a third party laptop that I've been using and the other day I went to turn it on, and the keyboard just plain stopped working. As such I can't enter bios to edit anything. I've read some places that clearing the cmos might work, but I've also read that this is fairly difficult on a laptop. Anyone know anything that might help me?
     
  2. Shiney

    Shiney TS Booster Posts: 157

    Check all the keys to see if one of them may be sticking.
     
  3. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 5,837   +6

    When you turn on the computer, the numlock/capslock/scrolllock lights should blink once.

    The keys that usually get stuck (and don't produce beeps when the keyboard buffer overflows) are Ctrl, Alt and Shift.
     
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