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My Laptop Pavilion dv4000 keyboard keys locked

Please i need help in fixing my Laptop problem.I just discovered that the keyboard was not responding. The scroll lock light is on but all effort to turn it off proved abortive.Non of the keys is responding.Can someone tell me what i can do to fix this problem? I'm eagerly waiting. MY keyboard has a few lights on at the top on certain buttons which have to do with music, but the actual keys that you would use to types are incapable of use. I can tell there is a connection between the keyboard and computer through this, but perhaps the keys are locked? I've tried to troubleshoot the problem, but the hardware doesn't show up as listed... it's very confusing.

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  • FreddyBob Dec 31, 2007

    Only the second paragraph is what I need help with. The first one is there for a reason I don't no.

  • FreddyBob Dec 31, 2007

    I've checked the connection numerous times, and restarted the computer as well. I can't find the problem.



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Have you removed all power (AC adaptor and battery) for several minutes. Sometimes it may also help to hold the power button in for 10 seconds while all power is disconnected. Then plug back in and start computer.

Posted on Dec 31, 2007


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