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Toshiba m45-165 external usb keyboard wont work

I have tried to separate exteranal USB plug and play keyboard with my toshiba m45 laptop, and cant get xp to recognize the keyboard. I have tried both ports. downloaded the external drivers, tried reinstalling the usb drivers and keyboard driverse. updated xp, etc. seems like this may be an xp problem. any ideas where to go for help. so much for plug and play.

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  • johnfp_707 Nov 24, 2008

    yes and yes to your question. apparently its a problem with microsoft os that they wont fix for keyboards on this particular toshiba laptop model. so i replaced the main keyboard, as i found one for 17 bucks. its a bit tricky to replace the keyboard but not time consuming. the usb ports are fine, i use them for my camera, etc. microsoft are a bunch of jerks. thanks for replying, have a good thanksgiving and Christmas.

  • Anand Srinivasan
    Anand Srinivasan May 11, 2010

    are you able to see the keyboard class of drivers in the device manager... are other plug and play devices working fine...

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