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Keyboard not working

I am trying to type in my password and the keyboard has stopped working. The only keys that seem to be working are the Fn keys. The in built mouse has also stopped working.

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  • hello123 Jan 16, 2008

    I hadn't removed the keyboard and I did try an external keyboard and this didn't work. In the end I reinstalled windows and this fixed the problem. Thanks



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Have you ever or lately removed the keyboard or have you done with the computer something? Check the screws in the back of the laptop. For some reasons your keyboard might have moved out its place. Check that first.

Posted on Jan 15, 2008

  • Genci Cesula Jan 15, 2008

    Try using an external keyboard.



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