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Keyboard inoperative The onboard keyboard quit working - none of the keys are functional either before Windows is loaded or not. The touch pad/mouse works normally. When an external USB keyboard is connected the computer functions normally including the caps lock and num lock lights on the inopeartive keyboard.

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Re: Keyboard inoperative

Press and hold fn and press sounds like you activated the sticky keys

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I am not able to work with my keyboard function keys and num keys and function keys . but the the touch pad key is onlyworking .please send a solution to unlock the keyboard. hp pavilion g6-2102tx

Examine your keyboard to ensure your "Number Lock" key is not activated. This activation is indicated by the key being lit up. If the key is activated, press it to deactivate the lock. The number lock key will deactivate an entire segment of your keyboard

Start, click Run, and type regedit to open the Windows registry editor. In the registry, open the below folders.

Control Panel\
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Click the Windows "Start" button in the bottom-left corner of your desktop.

Scroll up and click "Control Panel."

Choose the "Mouse" icon or type "Mouse" in the field in the upper-right corner.

Click the "Enter" button and then click the "Mouse" link.

Press the "Hardware" tab or the tab to the right of it that specifies the type of touch pad you have.

If you are under the "Hardware" tab, highlight the touch pad in the list of devices and click the "Enable" button.

If you are under the touch pad tab, click the enable button.

Click the "Apply" button and then click the "OK" button


Locate the function key on your keyboard (F1 through F12) that has an icon of a touchpad. This is often a rectangle with two smaller rectangles below it, representing the touchpad and its two buttons.

Press and hold the "Fn" key, usually found in the lower left area of your keyboard.

Press the touchpad function key and then release both keys. If this does not enable your touchpad, try holding the "Fn" key down and pressing the touchpad function key twice in a row.

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Press the Windows icon key on your keyboard and hold it down until the Start menu pops up. If your keyboard doesn't have a Windows icon, press "Ctrl-Esc" at the same time.

Use your arrow keys to locate the Control Panel and press "Enter."

Navigate to "Mouse" with your arrow keys and press "Enter" to open the mouse control dialog box.

Then, press "Alt-F" together to access the tabs at the top of this box.

Navigate using the arrow keys to "Device Settings" or "Touchpad" or the similar option on your system and press "Enter."

Press the "Tab" key until the "Enable" option or a check box next to it highlights and then press "Enter." Press "Tab" again until you are highlighting "OK," and press "Enter." Your touchpad will be re-enabled.

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To turn off your the finger pad

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Open the Control Panel, and then click Mouse. For information about the Control Panel, see Windows Help and Support Center <findinfo.htm>.

In the Mouse Properties window:
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Click the Touch Pad tab to adjust touch pad and track stick settings.

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