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I hit some key on my dell keyboard and not it's locked and I can't use it to type in any program. How do I unlock it? Thanks

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Hello,

Unplug the usb keyboard, wait 10 seconds and plug it back in. That should do it. If not, try a different usb port on the pc or try testing the keyboard on another pc. The keyboard may be dead.

Hope this helps!

Regards,

Joe

Posted on Jan 02, 2011

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