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Keyboard/touchpad problem. Keyboard and touchpad not working at all, not even while booting, can't even enter bios. ALSO, USBs ar not working either, so don't bother to tell me to connect external keyboard/mouse.

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Re: Keyboard/touchpad problem.

First you need to open the Laptop then remove the USB connection of the keypad….
After that disconnect the battery and ………
Connect the power adapter…
Now switch on the Laptop see what happens …. If Laptop doesn’t start then you have to remove the Bios battery of the Laptop…..!!!!!
Try after remove Bios battery (i.e. power on)

You must got the success …..

Posted on Dec 10, 2007

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Re: Keyboard/touchpad problem.

The keyboard and touch-pad are connected to an internal USB interface, If no USB interfaces are working at all this suggests that the USB host controller (a physical computer chip) has failed.
You can try a chip-set reset; disconnect both power and battery and hold down the power button for 30 seconds (timed), this will reset all chip settings to default and discharge any static buildup but this is in no way guaranteed to fix the problem. If the laptop is still under warranty arrange for repair.
In the mean time most of the Aspire 5100 series have a PC card slot on the side so you could use a USB or PS2 host card to connect a keyboard and mouse.

Posted on Dec 08, 2007

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