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My keyboard is dead and will not type anything. I can't get num lock, insert, or caps lock keys to work either.

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Can you type common characters on it? well, this may be a case of faulty control board. if you can't even type, the problem may be that your keyboard is really dead. i would reccomend for you to get a new one, as some keyboards from generic manufacturers have a shorter lifespan than more reliable ones like microsoft or logitech. if you're still willing to try your keyboard, try clening the contaact pins with water-free acohol, change your usb port (if it's a ps-2 connector, never mind) and, well, try to twist the cable, as it may be the source of the problem. this last option only provides a temporary solution. it is strongly recommendded that you get a hold of a reliable brand keyboard. there are cases that you can get a 3-year warranty for a microsoft mouse

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