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Its a Dell XPS 400

When I start the computer and it runs through the start up it does not read the keyboard, will not let me hit the F2 or F12, or get the reinstallation CD to boot, and ends with

Keyboard failure
Floppy diskatte failure
Strike F1 to continue, F2 to run the set up utility

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  • SmokerJ Feb 19, 2008

    Sorry, I need to be alittle bit more specific. The Keyboard is good it works great on my Tower unit. Just not on the One I'm trying to fix. I've tried to disconnect all connectors(one at a time) checking for loose or broken ones. I'm about to pull my HD and switch it with the one in the bad tower. But fearful of messing that one up too. Thanks for the prompt reply "Mr. Fixit"

  • infortm Jan 11, 2009

    Same as poster

  • Anonymous Mar 28, 2014

    it loads to page of F2 or F12 for start up settings but underneath it says keyboard failure, so I can't do any of the keyboard commands.

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Go into thye BIOS and turn off USB bootable device. The error is because the computer is trying to use the keyboadr to boot. At least it solved my problem.

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There is no way around a bad keyboard, you will need to get a new keyboard to continue.

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