Keyboard problems

By dondem
Jun 19, 2008
  1. my keyboard is not working, there is no light when I turn caps lock on.
  2. raybay

    raybay TS Evangelist Posts: 7,241   +9

    Must be either a USB keyboard or a wireless one. Switch to Logitech... PS/2 if you can abide with it. Funny how the keyboard and mouse were two of the most reliable components on a computer. Now if they get fancy, they are trouble.

    A regional representative of Wal-Mart once told me that the mouse and keyboard are the two most frequently returned or complained about any where in Wal-Mart technology sales.
  3. dondem

    dondem TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Keyboard problem

    the keyboard is a ps/2 and there is no responce or light on when i push the caps lock.
  4. Whiffen

    Whiffen TS Rookie Posts: 235

    Buy a new keyboard, or deal with the light. Chances are you aren't going to be able to fix it.
  5. dondem

    dondem TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I dont think the source of my problem is the keyboard but the result of something else not working. I have tried 2 other working keyboards and they dont work either.I thought the problem might be with the computer. but I dont know what , that problem is.
  6. raybay

    raybay TS Evangelist Posts: 7,241   +9

    Borrow another board to test, and test your board in another computer. If the socket is good, then motherboards are cheap. If a test board doesn't work, examine with a strong light and a magnifying glass for dirt and debris. Blow out with a couple of drops of denatured alcohol and canned air such as DustOff.
    PS/2 boards seldom fail. If it is not dirt, then perhaps the cable has pulled loos from connections and is now worthless.
  7. dondem

    dondem TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I have resolved my problem, thanking you
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