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  • Anonymous May 07, 2008

    Have tried 3 multmedia keyboards not none work !

    Only the top row of thte k/b works i.e. email etc.

    Contacted H.P. and they told me to download a new driver ..... did this but still no go !

    Keyboard shows as having a conflict on 'Device Manager'

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Usb? Whatever kind it is make sure the connectors on the computer is clean as well as the connections on the keyboard

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My keyboard will not work


Hi,

Keyboard Is Dirty:

Keyboards should be cleaned with "spray-n-wipe" cleaner and a cloth or tissue on a monthly basis. Ensure that computer is not powered up while cleaning the keyboard. Compressed air can also be used to clean between the keyboard keys. Another tip: clean the keys with a cotton swab dipped in alcohol.

"Keyboard Not Found" Message:

Your keyboard is not plugged into the computer securely. Unplug it and plug it back in and the problem should go away. If this doesn't work, follow procedure: "Computer isn't taking inputs from keyboard" (below).

Key Is Stuck:

1. If a key does not work or is stuck in the down position, you may try to remove it with a CPU "chip puller" tool. These simple "L" shaped tools are great at pulling out keys. Once you've pulled out the stuck key, you can try to stretch the spring to "reanimate" its action.

Computer Isn't Taking Inputs From Keyboard

1. Is keyboard connected to computer? Ensure that the keyboard is plugged into the keyboard jack and not into the mouse jack. If the keyboard was unplugged, plug it back in and reboot the computer.

2. If the keyboard still doesn't work on boot-up, power down the computer and try to borrow a friend's known-good keyboard for troubleshooting. Plug the new keyboard up and boot up the computer. If the new keyboard works, the old keyboard is bad and needs to be replaced.

3. If the known-good keyboard doesn't work, check your BIOS to make sure it sees the keyboard. It should say, "installed." If the BIOS recognizes the keyboard, then you probably have a bad keyboard port.

I Plugged Keyboard Into Mouse Port

1. Many mice and keyboards today use a PS/2 connector
. If you plugged your keyboard into the mouse port (or viceversa), follow steps 2 and 3.

2. Shut down the computer and plug the keyboard into the keyboard port. The keyboard port is usually marked with a "keyboard" symbol. Plug the mouse into the mouse port (usually marked with a mouse symbol).

3. Reboot the computer; the keyboard should work now. If keyboard doesn't work, check your BIOS to make sure the BIOS recognizes the keyboard. You should see the words, "installed" or "enabled" under the keyboard.

4. If the BIOS recognizes the keyboard but it still doesn't work, you may have a bad keyboard port.

I Spilled a drink on my keyboard!

1. If you spill any liquid in the keyboard, turn it upside down ASAP. Drain all the water out of the keyboard, shaking it if necessary. If you've spilled water into the keyboard, just let it dry. You may use a hair dryer to dry out area under the keys (remember, too much heat and you could damage the electrical components).

2. If you've spilled a soda into the keyboard, completely rinse it in warm water. No soap please! You may use a hair dryer at this point or just let it dry for 2 days. Ensure the keyboard is perfectly DRY before you attempt to use it again. Don't plug a wet keyboard into electrical equipment. Think safety.

5. If the keyboard still doesn't work, replace the keyboard.

Nov 13, 2010 | Dell PC Desktops

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Keyboard will not work. I shut off computer and removed mouse and keyboard and turned back on replacing the mouse and then the keyboard. Computer beeps (acknowledging the keyboard) but I can not type?...


If the keyboard is USB, and I am assuming it is, try plugging it into a different USB port and allow a minute for the drivers to install automatically.

If the keyboard is PS2 (round purple connector), make sure you have it plugged in BEFORE you turn the computer on, or it won't work.

If neither of these work, try a different keyboard; if that works, the keyboard needs to go.

Good luck!

Jul 01, 2010 | Dell OptiPlex 760 MT Desktop Computer

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Mouse works, keyboard won't..plugged in another mouse, it works,keyboard wont..how do I tell if it's the keyboard or the tower? Husband says its the tower.


try to plug the keyboard in another computer. If it is analog the lights dont come on the keyboard (caps lock, NUM lock, ect.) it is the tower if the lights do not turn on, it is the keyboard. If your keyboard is USB then try to use it on another computer if it doesnt work it is the keyboard, but if so I would make sure any software the keyboard came with is installed and try it agian.

Feb 25, 2010 | HP Compaq Presario SR2011WM PC Desktop

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Keyboard does not work


Try with a known good keyboard

Mar 01, 2009 | Dell OptiPlex GX270 PC Desktop

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Non workin of keyboard


Hello,

Is there no any power indicator found in the keyboard? if no then keyboard got error. try to use other keyboard to evaluate if your current keyboard malfunction. If tno working using the other keyboard its probably the port of your system connecting keyboard got grounded. You need to replace the port else if it is working using the other key then , you need to repair your keyboard..

By the way don't forget to install the new driver of your keyboard .and then activate or adjust it in the control panel .

melnavz

Feb 13, 2009 | E-Machines eMachines Desktop PC

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Keyboard doesnt work on my repaired emachine with win xp


Could be a couple of things.

First, try connecting another keyboard using the same type of connection as your keyboard. (PS2, or USB). If that one works in the machine; then it's more then likely that there is a problem with your keyboard.

If it doesn't work, it may be a problem with the system itself or possibly a software problem. To test a keyboard is very simple and this test is integrated in most of the BIOS startup systems today. Simply press more than 7 keys right when you turn your power on to the system. If it beeps after a few seconds of holding or brings up a keyboard error, then the keyboard is communicating with the system. If there's a keyboard error that actually states that there is no keyboard present; then there is a problem.

I hope this helps you narrow it down. If it's not the keyboard itself, and you can't get any keyboards to work, I'd have that shop take another look at what they did.

Sep 29, 2008 | E-Machines eMachines Desktop PC

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My keyboard won't work at all


Dear sir/madam,

please do the following tips to solve:

1. checkout the cable connection between your keyboard panel and port on your computer.

2. checkout the keyboard port, whether its working or damaged (check the keyboard cable connection's pin also)

3.checkout the post settings of computer with keyboard (commonly, keyboard light would blinking on and off at the time of computer boots)

4. if the post will be come properly, then you have to view the keyboard settings in the control panel of operating system.

5. commonly, keyboard issue comes with in the above instructions only. if its not working, you keyboard cable will be damaged or the keyboard have a problem related with in.
here, you can only change the keyboard.

thank you,

Aug 23, 2008 | Compaq PC Desktops

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Keyboard not working


Minimal information to go on. Since you didn't specify whether this is a laptop or desktop, I'll respond with the assumption that it's a desktop.

Power off computer.

Install new (known working) keyboard.

If that doesn't correct the problem, your issue is probably with the PS/2 or USB port your keyboard is plugged into.

If you are using a USB keyboard, first try moving it to a different USB port, then booting. If that doesn't help, try a PS/2 keyboard.

If you cannot get a known good (working/new) PS/2 keyboard to work in replacing a PS/2 keyboard, try a USB keyboard.

Jul 22, 2008 | PC Desktops

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Keyboard is not working. Mouse works,keyboard no. Batteries did not help. Uninstalling driverfrom device manager did not help. Got a brand new keyboard & mouse. Mouse works,keyboard no. Help.


there are indicators to see wether that keyboard are working, check the tree LED rigthht side upper of your keyboard, this indicators should ligth evrytime you log on, if not, use the warranty to change a working one.

Jul 13, 2008 | PC Desktops

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