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Can i use a compaq keyboard on another brand of computer

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Yes, keyboards are interchangeable. Some have different plug ends but there are adapters available as well. They are mostly plug and play, plug them in and start typing!

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Keyboard brand is not important. The keyboard connector is your only concern. The keyboard has either the round PS/2 connector or the flat USB connector. Therefore, the computer must have a matching port for the keyboard to work.

IMPORTANT: A PS/2 keyboard must be connected BEFORE the computer is turned on. A USB KB can be connected at any time but it may take a few seconds for the computer detects it.

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Posted on Oct 13, 2010

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How to Install Compaq Laptop Keyboard


Compaq laptop keyboards have a variety of sizes and configurations to fit the design of the laptop itself like smaller laptops or larger laptops with full-size keys. You might now find that the keyboard or keypad exhibits problems such as sticking keys or general unresponsiveness from your owning Compaq Presario laptop because of several years'using. Besides, you have made sure that your old keyboad is clean but it still doesn't work well. Then you have to install a new one. So how to do it? Don't worry, you can DIY your Compaq new keyboard via this guide.
Step1. Exit Windows and turn off your computer.
Step2. Unplug the power cord and modem and network cables.
Step3. Place your laptop on a clean and disconnect the old keyboard. Open your laptop screen as far as you can.
If you are installing a USB keyboard, connect the keyboard to a USB port on the back of your computer.
Step4. Use the flathead screwdriver to pop open the hinge cover. Slowly and carefully pry it open from the right side to the left side, exposing the keyboard screws. Using the Phillips screwdriver, remove the screws that hold the Compaq Keyboard in place.
Note: Keep these screws in a safe place.
Step5. Gently tug the Compaq Keyboard component toward your laptop display. You are trying to pull it out of the slot that is located near the palm rest and mouse pad. It doesn't take much force, but you must be firm. Once you have pulled it out of the slot, you can lift it up and remove it from your laptop.
Step6. Take the replacement keyboard and slide it into the slot. Once in place, screw it into place with the Phillips screwdriver and the screws you removed in Step 2. Fit the hinge cover back into place by snapping it in from left to right.
Step7. Connect the power on your laptop and verify that the new Compaq Keyboard is working.
OK, well done! Compaq keyboards are inexpensive, easy to find and quick to install. Actually, all Compaq Presario laptops have reasonable prices and you don’t have to worry if something breaks down as replacements are easy to find and cheap to buy from Papatek. Papatek Compaq Laptop Keyboard are specifically designed for each Compaq laptop brand and model.

on Aug 31, 2010 | Computers & Internet

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I have a keyboard with icons directly to internet, search ,music,shopping etc. and can't activate same


Do you have the correct Compaq keyboard driver installed on your computer? Most computers just have a generic keyboard driver, which works fine for regular keys, but won't recognize "special" buttons.

Your keyboard should have come with a CD with the driver on it; if not, you can download it from the Compaq website if you know your keyboard's model number.

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Sep 18, 2010 | Compaq Keyboard

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Compaq C700 (C733TU) Keyboard key "Y" is not working. Please help me solve this issue.


You could pay a technician $25 to $60 per hour to try to trouble-shoot, with no guarantee of "success", or you could buy a brand-new keyboard for the same amount. Your choice?

Sep 02, 2010 | HP Compaq Presario C700T Keyboard -...

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When i type letters are missing like the keys are sticking.this is a brand new computer


Seems like the problem is the keyboard. I will suggest to return it to where you bought if for a refund. Since its brand new, i wont try messing with it, as it can screw with your return chances.

Nov 09, 2009 | Compaq Presario Notebook

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Can i install a keyboard from Compaq to an Acer computer?


Yes you should be able to, let me know if you have a problem

Jul 07, 2009 | Computers & Internet

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Compaq presario sr2150nx keyboard and mouse wont work


maybe the devices are both defective or you mistakaly plug it to the wrong ps2 port.check its pin.

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Special keyboard keys not working.


You need install or reinstall the driver software that came with the computer this keyboard was supplied with. Windows itself doesn't know what those keys do.

If you are still using that computer and you haven't erased the original factory software, the drivers should be in a directory somewhere on the hard drive. Compaq usually has a folder called "compaq" on the root (that is, it should be c:\compaq) and a folder in that called "drivers". This isn't always true, but the drivers you need should be in a similar folder somewhere.

If you don't have the drivers on the disk, you can download them from the HP/Compaq website, but you'll have to have the computer model number.

Nov 18, 2008 | Compaq Keyboard

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Replacement


http://www.laptopking.com/searchmodelresults.asp?brand=compaq&model=c500t&txt=Presario%20C500T
This is a link to a website that will sell you a replacement keyboard for that computer. Bring the computer to your nearest retail location (Best Buy/Circuit City) if you don't feel up to replacing the part yourself.

Apr 13, 2008 | HP Compaq Presario C500t Notebook

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