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Keyboard locked during bootup

I have an acer aspire 5100 notebook and ever so often the keyboard gets locked, reboot,taking bat.out,etc F2 not recognized. yet I can leave it off a few days sometimes hours then it will work, the week off the same thing happen the keyboard locks

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  • Stavvy May 10, 2008

    My Acer Aspire 3003 touchpad and keyboard started to lock up recently. I find that using it without the battery fitted avoids the problem. The battery wasn't holding much charge anyway.

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My Acer aspire 3003 keyboard and touchpad both started to lock up recently. I use it with the battery removed, it avoids the problem. The battery wasn't holding much charge anyway.

Posted on May 10, 2008

  • kennydir Jan 29, 2011

    I am having the same problem and I am going to try your solution thanks. Yes it worked! I though I had a virus and reboot the computer completely thanks for the tip.

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I have started up my accer laptop 6930 and had problem staring up. the keyboard and touch pad was lock or not responding

Posted on Feb 26, 2009

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You must need a bios update look for one through google when your machine is going good do it from that machine its a must. else you have to plug up cables to reflash it. The bios is that screen when it starts up and loads necessary drivers.

Posted on Jan 20, 2008

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