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Toshiba Satellite Latop - Keyboard problem when entering password


I have a problem with my (1 year old, with Vista Home) Toshiba Satellite laptop. Very recently, when starting up, and getting to windows password screen. All the keys lock, except for the backspace and delete keys. Delete seems to be working fine. Backspace seems to be typing characters.

Then after time the keys start working again, but the problem seems to be getting worse, and occuring more often.

I have unscrewed the keyboard and [gently] tried to clean it, also check connections.

Any ideas?


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  • Anonymous Apr 18, 2008


    I am also facing the same strange problem with my Toshiba (different model)!
    I cannot enter anything to password screen! I used the virtual keyboard to enter to Vista but again, nothing! No key is avalaible!

    The only thing I did before this problem was to update Vista.
    Also, I removed the battery (using only AC power)
    Do you have any solution???
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  • Magnolia00 Apr 30, 2008

    I'm having a similar issue with a Toshiba Satellite A215 notebook PC. Opened it up to replace the heatsink fan. Once I put it back together the PC boots up fine but randomly on boot-ups both the keyboard and touchpad stop working, on some boot-ups just the touchpad stops working. I have tried updating to Vista SP1 but still the same issue. I think it's an issue with the OS as the keyboard ALWAYS works fine when messing with the BIOS settings. Only once it's in the OS does it act up. This is driving me nuts!!!

  • chazzwassa May 27, 2008

    I have a very similiar problem to the one described above, however the backspace issue and the addition of random text is not limited to the password screen - it occurs where ever and almost when ever I type now. My laptop is 3 days old and it is driving me absolutely crazy.

    My Model is a Satellite Pro L40.


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