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Dell dimension 4600 keyboard failure message

I get the keyboard failure message with press f1 to retry or f2
of course pressing f1 just gives the same error, nothing in f2 or f12 has helped, can't get f-8 to work,nothing else seems to work, can't boot bootable repair disk from the cd on start up either, very frustrated, looking at the window contimplating throwing it out to see gravity work

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  • bigredbg Mar 12, 2008

    I tried a diff keyboard, I tried removing the cmos batt, I tried removing the blue block on the three prong, nothing yet, I don't want to admit the MB could be it yet, anything else I can try???

  • bigredbg Mar 13, 2008

    Cool, thanks, I'll try that, should have thought of it, let you know



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  • ravs22 Apr 16, 2008

    Hi,

    I have the same problem on my Dell desktop, "KeyBoard failure Press F1 to continue, F2 for setup" Nothing happens on hitting the keys.



    Anything that worked for anyone who had this issue before?

  • notatech 101 May 30, 2008

    Problem started with a slow moving Dell Dimension 4600. Had a tech buddy try and reinstall windows xp with no luck. It wouldn't boot in either cd drives. Finally after trying 3 different discs, 2 keyboards and an external drive he was able to erase windows but couldn't copy all files. Now I'm left with F1 to reboot, F2 for setup and can't do anything with it and ending up in circles. Are their any masters out there with a solution? I'm about to bite the bullet and go shopping.

  • eilertre01 Sep 04, 2008

    I have a Dell Dimension 4600i. I am trying to run a Control F11 to clean sweep my computer however everytime i restart and hit control F11 at start up i get key board failure!!!! How do i fix this problem?

  • Anonymous Dec 20, 2008

    I also have a problem keyboard controller failure. I could not get access to Dell tech support.

  • ht0858 Dec 20, 2008

    Yes I have the same problem with keyboard controller failure. what to do?

  • Thomas Christopher
    Thomas Christopher May 11, 2010

    Have you tried another keyboard?

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If it is a ps2, then try a usb keyboard.

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