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Keyboard locked up.

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When you turn off the machine there is a part that locks the keyboard. When you turn on the machine that part is supposed to allow the machine to type but it sounds like it is sticking and will probably need to be flushed and re-lubed. I would only recommend a qualified technician to do this type of repair.

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