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Keyboard problem i have a probelm on my compaq presario 2500. when i turn on the laptop i heard continues beeping, what is the problem pls help me... tnx

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  • INHS INHS Nov 11, 2008

    i replaced another keyboard in the same model of laptop but still same error..

  • INHS INHS Jan 14, 2009

    thanks you so much...

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Sounds like a stuck key, you'll have to tap each key with the laptop off power until you can guess which may be sticking. A can of air used on the keys will also help to dislodge anything that may be helping a key stay half pressed.

When you start up and you get this series of tones anyway after, press the Escape key a few times and see if that doesn't resolve this issue.

Some keyboards need to be replaced if a stuck key is due to a mechanical malfunction. In this case, you will want a qualified technician to do this work for you, and be certain they have experience in laptop assembly. Don't rely on a neighbor or friend who wants to try for you. A good expensive piece of equipment can be rendered useless.

Ask any further questions by using the Comment Text Area below this and I'll get an email you have a question or more information for me to work with.

Regards,
Worldvet

Posted on Nov 03, 2008

  • Glenn Rogers
    Glenn Rogers Nov 11, 2008

    Your laptop has an exhaust vent, usually in the right rear corner, and there should be a light warm breeze coming from this when you turn the laptop on. Can you find the exhaust area and then feel any breeze?

    I'm wondering if the continuous beeping is not an error beep referencing a cooling fan failure.

    Let me know, on this first and then I can search for the error beep codes for your laptop. I hesitate only because your laptop is a legacy model from before HP bought up Compaq.

    If you can replace a keyboard, I can help you get to the bottom of this as it may mean opening up the laptop again and since you've done this once before you know enough to stay out of trouble inside a laptop's guts.

    Worldvet

  • Glenn Rogers
    Glenn Rogers Jan 14, 2009

    You're welcome. Glad you are back in business.

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