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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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Re: Keyboard not working

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

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