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The keyboard stopped working. I figure that it may be locked somehow because it says the driver is good, and that it is functioning properly. However, none of the keys will work, not even on bios. Please help!

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  • brandon_7871 Aug 24, 2010

    Yes, I already tried an external keyboard, and it works fine. Guess it needs a visit to the computer doctor.

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Sounds to me like some of the keys on your keyboard still work, at least the one to get you to the cmos settings does. Anyway, try installing an external usb keyboard or usb wireless and see if that works. If it does then most likely it's going to be either the connection for the keyboard or the keyboard itself. In either case you have to remove the keyboard and check the connection, and if that doesn't work, order a keyboard from ebay or anywhere else and install it. You can watch a video on how to do this on Youtube or take it to a pc shop to get it done. Have fun!

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  • rdikkes Aug 25, 2010

    No try it without your battery, sound flaky but it may work, it has to do with a windows driver, on acer laptops, I think it was the powersave setting, let me know

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