Question about Acer Aspire E1-571-6650 Laptop
The keyboard on my laptop is not working, it happened around a week ago, even the on screen keyboard does not type anything, is there a keyboard lock thing that I have activated? Neither the physical or on screen keyboards are working, the touchpad is fine, but the keyboards are not, I cannot even get into the laptop because there is a password on the machine
Sounds like one of the Accessibility/Ease of Access options got turned on by accident.
In the Control Panel section choose: Change how the keyboard works.
Look at the Filter Keys option. Is it checked ON? If so, that's probably the cause of your problem.
I think if you uncheck Filter Keys your keyboard will go back to normal.
Or try rebooting with an external usb keyboard.
Posted on Mar 18, 2014
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
One thing you can try (for the touchpad)
Acer have got a function key to turn it on and iff (i thought mine was broken for a year). Hold the function key, which is located bottom left of keyboard, and then press F7. It should be F7 anyway.
Hope that helps for your touchpad
Posted on May 05, 2008
hello, this has been one of the most reported problem with the 5100 model. i have 2 of them, and they have done the same thing! one i had 2 find and install a new mainboard-400 bucks! not very cost friendly. i did post a solution more than a year ago, but it is a work around that let me use the acer with the dead keyboard,touchpad,usb- you must buy a pcmcia usb card, it goes in the slot on the left side of the acer 5100. then a usb mouse and keyboard will work. (you can get this cardbus adapter cheap, as 400 bucks is 2 much. these pcmcia cardbus card come with 2 or 4 ports. this will let you use the pc, it has been a great solution for me and a lot of others, been in use over a year like this. acer is no help, unless you wish 2 spend a large amount of $. the one with the new board lasted about 8 months before the usb port stopped working for the second time, i then got a second cardbus usb card and have usb again. sorry for your problem.. good luck! do as i say and the acer will work again.( a problem model) just search for pcmcia usb cardbus you will find many 2 choose from- i picked the ones with the NEC chipset, as these are reliable! be well!
Posted on Oct 24, 2009
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