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Can not get my key board to respond when coputer boots up,

I can't even get it to type any commmand or get the mouse to respond on a Acer Laptop 5100. Nor do I hear any sound when booting up.

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    Stephen Scheneman May 11, 2010

    Will it respond to an external mouse or keyboard? Does it boot all the way up to the desktop? When you power down, do you turn it all the way off? (as opposed to standby or hibernate)

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Do you get video at least?
Do you get keyboard during POST? (Try turning the system off, turn it on and keep hitting F8 until you get to a windows boot selection screen)

Does Windows boot all the way up but you just cannot interact with the laptop? Try plugging in an external mouse/keyboard/speakers, or remove it from the docking station if it is attached to one.
If you get keyboard/mouse before windows (able to move up and down the boot selection screen), then Windows may just need to be reinstalled for some strange reason.

If you still aren't getting anything, the motherboard may need to be replaced.

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