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Toshiba Satellite 2430 Unable to select F2 or F12 during startup to change setup or Boot device.System will boot to windows but the Key board does not respond mouse works Ok

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Try to change other keyboard. or its may be the motherboard provide other f key to startup the CMOS setup.

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