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Keyboard randomly stops working

I have a Sharp AL27 that recently just got over a huge crash. It had a power shot and the hard drive had to be replaced but anyway, the keyboard after this time has started giving me problems. It seems to randomly stop working when the motherboard loses power say when unplugged and the battery dies which is in about 10 mins. But if left plugged in the thing is fine. I have to pull out the ribbon cable and plug it back in while the laptop is on and then it works. Although i have noticed when its working the icons on the desktop will start flashing as if a button is stuck down somewhere and the mouse flashes as if the computer is busy and when the computer starts up it asks me how i want to start windows and only does that when the laptop keyboard works. Other then that the computer works great but does this sound like a motherboard problem, and hopefully not, or more of a keyboard problem? If keyboard do you know where i could find one to buy? Thank you

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Re: Keyboard randomly stops working

If this only occurs on battery power and your battery only holds a 10 minute charge? And your keyboard is external (PS2, or USB) it draws power from that battery (even the OEM keyboard does) and is probably glitching on you for lack of power. That's of course if I have understood you correctly?
Good luck.

Posted on Jan 12, 2008

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