Question about HP Pavilion zd8000 Notebook
The notebook locked up completely. I powered it off and then back on. Since then it beeps continuously when powered on until the Windows XP advanced options menu comes on. At that point the beeping ends but I have no keyboard control to select one of the various options. I've removed the battery and optical drive and the same result, just gets to the options menu a bit faster.
To remove the keyboard-- turn the computer over & look for 2 screw holes with a K next to them (keyboard) -remove them- Flip it right side up - there are spring loaded tabs along the top of the keboard- press each one in twards the screen while lifting gently on the keyboard & it will lift out- the cable has a slide release on the motherboard- slide the 2 side tabs out to release it.
good luck- (keyboards are available on ebay very cheap)
Posted on Dec 03, 2007
The link seens to be missing.
Posted on Dec 01, 2007
Good morning perk!
From what you are telling us, it sounds like there is a key on the keyboard that s stuck, or thinks that it is stuck.
The first step is to check the keyboard to verify that nothing is stuck down to carefully clean the keyboard. The second step is to operate each and every key on the keyboard and make sure that each one feels like it is operating correctly. The third step is to disconnect the keyboard and power up, if possible.
Please try these things and get back to me with the results and any questions.
Thanks, and have an excellent day!
Posted on Nov 26, 2007
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When you use your HP laptop for work or just to surf the Internet, it's very frustrating when the keyboard locks up.
It can also be expensive if you need to hire a professional to fix your keyboard.
Luckily, whether you know what caused the keyboard to lock up or not, often with advanced troubleshooting you can solve this problem yourself.
Power your laptop off completely.
Take the battery out of the laptop. Typically the battery is located underneath the laptop towards the top.
Leave the battery out for 30 seconds.
This will allow the laptop to refresh itself.
Put the battery back into the laptop.
Power your computer on.
Once your computer has rebooted, check to see if the keyboard is working.
Open the "Start" menu on your laptop, if the keyboard is still locked up.
Click on the Control Panel.
Go into the "Accessibility" options.
Open the tab labeled "Keyboard".
Make sure none of the boxes have a check in them.
If the laptop has Microsoft Vista as the operating system, go to the "Ease of Access" option and go to "Change how your keyboard works."
Make sure none of the boxes in that section are checked.
Click the "Save" button.
Exit the Control Panel and begin typing to see if the keyboard is now working.
Hope this helps
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