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Acer 4200 notebook unresponsive keyboard and touchpad.. after a mandatory update the keyboard and touchpad are unresponsive.. keyboard only responds if its not shut down properly.. once computer loads and windows vista comes up it stops working all together

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Hold down the function key Fn and tap the F7 key,

now try the touchpad

Posted on Feb 25, 2009

  • Peter Conway Feb 25, 2009

    Obviously only try when you have the keboard working



    Alternatively start in safe mode by tapping F8 during startup then use system restore to roll back the windows system

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