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Help me to unlock a laptop keyboard

I have a Toshiba Satellite A215 - S5837 and it is only two motnhs old. Last night my husband was using it. Until this morning the keyboard is locked and we cannot do anything on it. I tried to do several searches to unlock it but it doesn't seem to work. Please help me to unlock the keyboard.

Thank you in advance,

Ruth Chinguwo - Malawi

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  • rukelchi Jul 22, 2008

    Thank you all for your contributions. I can now work on my laptop and its so perfect.

    I am so grateful.

    Ruth Chinguwo- Lilongwe -- Malawi

  • tat13 Jul 27, 2008

    keyboard doesn't type

  • Anonymous Aug 03, 2008

    its a dell and it says this computer is in use& has been locked,for me to put in my password yet my keyboard is lockup .i am on my other computer now

  • Gnath Aug 11, 2008

    I have the same problem, can somody help me?

  • aliakbar1990 Aug 26, 2008

    my keyboard isn't doing anything. i have a toshiba satellite a200. please send me an email.

  • Anonymous Aug 28, 2008

    when I turned my dell pc on it was locked how do I unlock it

  • Anonymous Sep 01, 2008

    when i try to type it says this modification is not allowed selection is locked

  • Anonymous Sep 03, 2008

    i was on my laptop ....i was in microsft word 2007 and all of a sudden the keyboard keys just locked on me ...can you please tell me how to unlock it

  • Anonymous Sep 30, 2008

    my keyboard is locked how do i unlock it?

  • secretsamore Oct 01, 2008

    i have a toshiba stallite a205 how do i unlock the keyboard?

  • asears1987 Oct 09, 2008

    my keyboard is locked.

  • mikop Oct 18, 2008

    I was playing warhammer last night, and my keyboard got locked, I can't use, but I have the bios password and I can enter it, but it isn't working for anythinng else.

  • jdowell07 Oct 30, 2008

    when we shut the laptop down it was working fine... but when we turned it back on the keys arn't working.... can you help me fix this

    thanks in advance

  • inabnit21 Dec 27, 2008

    Hi just got a new toshiba laptop and my daughter had gotten on it for awhile, and somehow locked up the whole keyboard, but not the mouse. I need my keyboard to transfer files to another computer.

  • makimoy Jan 22, 2009

    My laptop Toshiba Equim has all its key pad keys locked. Desperately want to finish Uni project. Tried everything but to no avail. Please help me

    Maloni Moyo

  • snaketronics Mar 15, 2009

    I have a A300 toshiba laptop and the keyboard is locked...And its really got me stumped... So i figured i might ask someone about this to save me jumping all over the machine... hehehehe...If any one can help me with this Id be grateful.. So many thanks to all for your help in advance.. ;o)

  • Alan Iroff
    Alan Iroff May 11, 2010

    Locked in what way? Can you type on it at all?



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I had the same problem for my laptop as well. I basically turned it off and removed the battery for ten minutes, then put it back in and turned it on to which it started working. I don't know why it stopped working before or started to work again when I removed the battery but it's happened three times and everytime that has always worked for me. I know it's not very technical but try it.

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My laptop keyboard is locked.
on pressing "i" ,it is pressing "5"

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We have a Toshiba A200 laptop. The keyboard and touchpad stopped operating. After many unsuccessful attempts, I went into the System Restore (Start > Programs > System Tools > system Restore). Going through the process, I selected a configuration from a few weeks earlier. After computer went through its gyrations, problem was solved. Wife will be happy as it is her computer.

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